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I want more muscle, more flexibility, more endurance...

#1 Postby Veganitaliana » Wed Sep 19, 2007 7:49 am

more strength, more rythme, more grace, more time outdoors.

So how's that for a wish list?

What am I doing to do to get what I want?


1) Baladi 2 hours a week.

2) Badminton 2 hours a week.

3) Rock climbing (actually indoor wall climbing) 2 hours a week.

4) Viniyoga 1 hour per week.

5) Walking, hiking 6 hours per week.

6) Puny lightweights that I find at my gym-it's quite pathetic the amount of weight I can lift and how little I know about it-I'll try for at least 1 hour a week.

7) Swimming 1 hour per week.

I'm going to the gym almost every night for either a class or a workout. Now I'm heading off for a walk with my dogs. Hasta la vista...
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#2 Postby offense74 » Wed Sep 19, 2007 8:18 am

What's baladi? All I can find on Wikipedia is this:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baladi (it's about Yemenite Jews).

You seem to be doing alot of workout! :D
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#3 Postby Veganitaliana » Wed Sep 19, 2007 4:07 pm

offense74 wrote:What's baladi? All I can find on Wikipedia is this:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baladi (it's about Yemenite Jews).

You seem to be doing alot of workout! :D


It's the "politically correct" term people use here for bellly-dancing. 8)
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#4 Postby Veganitaliana » Sat Oct 13, 2007 4:34 pm

Today, I kicked some butt I put on some baladi music and went to work!!!

I'm really happy with my workout

In between two rain clouds, I power walked for an hour. Plus, 30 mins on the Gazelle for my cardio.

Strength traIning: 20 assisted chin ups

3 planks held for a minute each.

10 frog jumps.

duck walking (really tough)

30 squat lunges

Stretch tubes for every muscle I could think of.

20 minutes of baladi.

1 yoga routine to stretch out at the end.

Total time 2.5 hours

I'm exhausted now so I'll watch a movie. Ciao

Just because I haven't been writing everyday, doesn't mean I haven't been working out. By the end of November I think I should be ready to post some before and after pictures.
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#5 Postby Veganitaliana » Sun Oct 14, 2007 5:33 pm

Went to the gym with my family today. We played badminton for 45 minutes (no it's not a sissy activity-it's very strong cardio).

I did another 15 minutes of taekwan-do sparring with the gym's dummy to round out my cardio.

Adductor 35kg 30 reps

Abductor 35 kg 30 reps

Weighted crunches 50 reps at 30 kg.

I also did some balance work and stretchs. Total time 1.5 hours.

A little easier than yesterday, but I'm happy nonetheless.
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#6 Postby lisaanddini » Mon Oct 15, 2007 9:10 am

I like how much you change up your workouts. It should keep you from getting bored. I need to start checking out the classes my gym offers. I'm pretty sure they do not have Belly Dancing though- I wish they did, that sounds fun!

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#7 Postby Veganitaliana » Mon Oct 15, 2007 10:16 am

lisaanddini wrote:I like how much you change up your workouts. It should keep you from getting bored. I need to start checking out the classes my gym offers. I'm pretty sure they do not have Belly Dancing though- I wish they did, that sounds fun!


You'd love it I hope you find it. Ciao :D
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#8 Postby Veganitaliana » Mon Oct 15, 2007 10:18 am

Today's fitness menu:

One hour hike in the mountains near me-beautiful fall colours!

Will go to the gym with my family to do some wall climbing and probably weights.

I might do some stretch tubes too.

Ciao :D
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#9 Postby SeaSiren » Mon Oct 15, 2007 10:45 am

Yes, yes, yes on the weights! I see the most results when I lift more than anything else. :)

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#10 Postby Veganitaliana » Tue Oct 16, 2007 10:47 am

Good day everyone!

Well, I'm proud of myself today and thank goodness it's also a sunny beautiful fall day.

What have I done so far:

1) 20 minutes on the rowing machine.
2) 1 hour power walk outside in the glorious sun.
3) 20 assisted chin-ups
4) 15 minutes with the stretch tubes-mostly my legs.

Now I'm off to my courses of baladi.
Ciao
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#11 Postby Veganitaliana » Wed Oct 17, 2007 12:22 pm

Beautiful sunny day today. :D

So far I've power walked for one hour with some running intervals-I'm trying to incorporate more running. The woods were gorgeous today. I also did some gardening for an hour.

Tonight, I'm off to the gym to wall climb, swim and train with the weights.

Total time today: 3 hours.
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#12 Postby Veganitaliana » Fri Oct 26, 2007 7:48 pm

Good news, I took my pedometer with me on my power walk today and I liked the results. My usual walks are 7kms long with 9877 steps.

Plus, I bought myself a BFI scale-although I'm not sure how accurate they are. My weight is down to 123 pounds and my BFI is 18.5%. :D (Down from 145 pounds in March and 165 since becoming vegan just over a year ago).

I'm really happy with my changes.
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#13 Postby Tasha » Fri Oct 26, 2007 8:44 pm

Congrats Veganitaliana
All the hard work is paying off
Keep it up ! :D
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#14 Postby pamela » Fri Oct 26, 2007 8:49 pm

That's great progress! Any progress shots forthcoming? :)


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