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 Post subject: Better Version, or Rae's OTJ
PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2007 5:12 am 
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Location: Passaic County, NJ
Goals
- To reach a healthy weight and/or size
- To keep learning to accept my body as it is in order to further appreciate and improve it
- To increase flexibility and strength
- To be able to do unassisted pull-ups
- To run and/or bike a marathon (or be in the physical condition to)

History

Weight has been a struggle for me most my life. My lowest weight and size was 140 lbs in a size 8/10 at the age of 16. My average has been been about 170 at a size 14/16. Despite being a full figured girl, I've always tried to remain active. I'm fortunate to be the type of person who gains muscle easily, but unfortunate to be the type of personality that's easily discouraged.

After nearly six months of returning to lacto-ovo vegetarianism, I returned to veganism on August 5th; I was tired of abusing my body again.
I joined and began attending a gym on August 27th.
In a month, I've lost 8 lbs.

Beginning September 1st, I experienced health problems regarding my stomach. I'm currently on medication to heal my stomach lining and will have to undergo a number of tests in order to receive a definite diagnosis.

Plan Overview
- Definite Gym Days: 3 to 4 days a week
- Home or Optional Days: Friday, Saturday, Sunday
- Cardio (minimum of 20 minutes, maximum of 60 minutes)
- Weight Training
- "At Home" Activities: Yoga, Dancing, Biking, Walk/Jog, Resistance Band, Hiking, etc.
- Avoid fried foods, and foods with stimulants
- Focus on eating fresh foods and drinking juices without additives
- Keep hydrated

My plan goes into effect officially on September 8 (today) and will remain so until Mid-Term Goals are obtained.

Stats
Weight & Size High for 2007: 230 lbs, Size 20/22
Weight & Size as of 09.08.07: 220 lbs, 18/20
STG: 200 lbs, Size 16/18
MTG: 170 lbs, Size 14/16
LTG: 130 lbs, Size 10/12

Let's do this. :bodybuilding:

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 Post subject: Workout, 09.08.07
PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2007 7:34 am 
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30 min. of yoga

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2007 7:35 am 
Have you ever though of just lifting??? Its much easier to lose weight lifting because lifting doesn't make you as hungry as doing lots of cardio. It doesn't but fat quite as quickly but I think it may be easier for you to keep on track.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 8:36 pm 
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veganpotter wrote:
Have you ever though of just lifting??? Its much easier to lose weight lifting because lifting doesn't make you as hungry as doing lots of cardio. It doesn't but fat quite as quickly but I think it may be easier for you to keep on track.


I have thought of lifting, but honestly I'm stocky enough as it is right now. I'd rather lose some weight first and watch what I eat until I feel comfortable enough just lifting.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 9:23 pm 
If you do circuit training mixing upper body and lower you can combine cardio with lifting and the reps will keep you from bulking up.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 11:38 pm 
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veganpotter wrote:
If you do circuit training mixing upper body and lower you can combine cardio with lifting and the reps will keep you from bulking up.


Oh OK. I'll have to look into that then. :)

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 Post subject: Workout, 09.10.07
PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2007 6:03 am 
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Lots of walking in NYC:
-From Port Authority to Jacob Javitz Center (.8 miles)
-Throughout the Javitz Center while attending the Spa Expo (N/A)
-From the Javitz Center to Port Authority (.8 miles)
-Across the Willowbrook Mall parking lot. (.1 miles)

Not exactly my ideal workout, but I'm still sore today (probably from walking with the added weight of booklets, samples, and products).

I didn't hit the gym but I did get much needed sleep. I woke up feeling rested and ready to tackle the loads of chores that have to be done. I'm pushing to get to the gym today. I should also start organizing a more thorough workout schedule.

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 Post subject: Update, 09.13.07
PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 12:15 pm 
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Currently fighting off a really nasty sinus infection of some sort. I'm sure I caught it at the Spa Expo somehow. Also injured my wrist at work yesterday.

If my congestion eases up a bit more tonight, I'll hit the gym then. I have until 22:00 (the gym closes at midnight). I also can go before my shift tomorrow. I can't wait to get back.

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 Post subject: Workout, 09.17.07
PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2007 5:34 am 
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5K on treadmill, 60 min.

Bicep Curls, 5 x 8
Seated Row, 5 x 8
Lat Pull-down, 5 x 8

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 Post subject: Workout, 09.19.07
PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 7:20 am 
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Treadmill, 3 min jog, 17 min walk, 1.2 miles total

Squats, 5 x 8
Leg Extensions, 5 x 8
Seated Leg Curl, 5 x 8
Ab Crunches, 2 x 50

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