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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 12:30 pm 
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Pretty good deadlift. :)

Bar should be 45 lbs btw.


Thanks! I had done them before, but with a trainer. This time I was on my own and had a little trouble with form. My lower back is sore this morning, so I guess I did something right. I would've sworn that I wouldn't be able to walk this morning, but surprisingly my legs really aren't that sore. I guess I'll jut have to put them through more hell next time...


Squat. :wink:

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I'M SOOOOOOO BLOATED!!! I don't know what the deal is. The past few days, I've felt (and looked) incredibly bloated. If anything, my diet has improved, so I'm kinda confused. Diet today was:

M1: Spiru-Tein shake with water
M2: Steel Cut Oats mixed with organic oatmeal, a 1/2 a banana and a peach
M3: Left over lentils, rice and steamed spinach
M4: Hummus w/ carrots, cucumber and grape tomatoes
M5: Hemp protein w/ water and 10 almonds
M6: Left over stuffed eggplant (eggplant, tomatoes, onions and mushrooms)

As I calculate it, I'm only at about 1,500 calories, yet I feel soooo stuffed.
What's the deal? I can't stand looking like I'm either 4 months prego or have a beer belly.

AM Workout: 25 Minutes of interval sprinting (1 min. sprints and 2 min. rest)

PM Workout: Chest, Tri's and Abs

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I have the same problem but I eat tons of carbs and fiber, so I know why mine is like that. :D


Need to get veggieprincess in here, maybe you can pm her.

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Evidently there are two things that I could never give up no matter how much will power I display: Red wine and coffee.

I'm willing to make peace with my weaknesses, but I need to limit my wine intake.

Anyway, yesterday was a decent day. I think the bloating problem was a mixture of female issues (sorry guys) and not keeping to my smaller portions. Today, I'm really going to work on portion size and see if that makes a difference.
Yesterday's diet:
M1: Kashi GOLEAN Crunch w/ Almond milk (I had too big of a bowl because I was ravenous when I woke up.)
M2: Salad w/ lettuce, spinach, 1/2 an Avocados, tomatoes, and pumpkin seeds with a Morningstar Chik patty
M3: 1/2 a cliff bar, handful of almonds and some banana chips (not the best choice)
M4: Tofu Stir fry

I didn't take any protein supplements because today was my off day at the gym. Not that that's an excuse or anything...

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The bloating was better yesterday, but still present. It seems to get worse as the day progresses and I'm beginning to think it's a soy side effect. Anyway, I did better with my portion sizes yesterday.

M1:
Spiru-Tein shake made w/ water
M2:
Cafe Au Lait w/ Chocolate soymilk
Tofu Scramble w/ Garden of Eatin whole wheat tortilla
M3: Huge salad at Jason's Deli w/ spinach, spring mix, cherry tomatoes, baby carrots, sprouts, mushrooms, almonds,dried fruit, piece of organic flat bread and balsamic vinegar
M4: Orange and 1/2 a banana...then half a granola bar halfway through my PM workout
M5: Hemp Protein shake w/ water and a little soy milk
M6: Piece of Rustic Crust Vegan Pizza (delicious!!!) with a bowl of broccoli, 2 glasses red wine

I'm still experimenting with what works best as a pre-workout meal for me, and after yesterday, I know it's not just fruit. I had to stop mid-workout and grab a granola bar from the gym cafeteria. I was pissed!!! Anyway, from now on I will make sure to eat plenty of carbs at least an hour before hitting the weights and save the fruit for after the workout.

AM Workout: 25 minutes of HIIT on the treadmill
PM Workout: Back and bi's...by the end of the workout, my arms were so swollen that I was getting some interesting looks from the guys in the gym. I'm an animal!!

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sophierhymes wrote:
All I have to say is that my legs are gonna hurt tomorrow!!! Here's what I did:

Dead Lifts: 8x20+bar?? 11x30+bar 12x30+bar 9x40+bar
Leg Press: 11x145 10x145 11x145 10x145
Lying Leg Curls: 13x70 11x75 12x75 13x75
Barbell Lunges: 11x15 9x20 9x20
Calf Raises: 25x120 25x140 25x140 25x140

I also did a 40 min. spin class this AM.

Here's what I ate:
M1: Spiru-Tein w/ rice milk & water
M2: Tofu scramble on tortilla and a delicious peach
M3: Salad w/ lettuce, carrots, sprouts, avocado, and green salsa and a baked sweet potato
M4: 1/2 a cliff bar, 1/2 a soy yogurt and and apple
M5: Spiru-tein w/ water
M6: Stuffed eggplant with onions, mushrooms, tomatoes and garlic.

I wasn't really hungry for dinner so I forced myself to eat about 1/2 a portion. My diet was full of 1/2s today!!!

Affirmation for tomorrow:
Continue on the path that brings me supreme happiness!!!


I answered your PM finally. Sorry about that!

Put a protein shake on Meal 6 and that would make it your best eating day on all of the logs I saw IMHO

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Feeling good today. The bloat is gone and so is the water weight!!!

M1: Green smoothie w/banana, mango, spinach, lettuce and hemp protein powder
M2: Baked sweet potato and baked regular potato with steamed veggies
M3: "pudding" w/ soy yogurt, 1/2 a cliff bar, ground flax seed and 1/2 a banana
M4: Spirutein w/ water <Planned>
M5: Left over stir fry (veggies and tofu) <Planned>

I really an trying to focus on just having veggies for that last meal of the day. I'd like to experiment and see if cutting out carbs later in the day makes a difference.

Workouts:
AM: 45 minutes on the step mill
PM: LEGS!! - focus on hams and glutes <Planned>

OK, I'm off to the gym!!

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I've had a headache for two days now. My energy level is also pretty low, which is very unusual for me. I didn't go to the gym yesterday and if this headache doesn't go away, I'm not going today either. I'm wondering if I'm fighting a virus off.

It sucks because I'm going on vacation on Wednesday, which mean almost a whole week off from the gym. I know it's good to give your body a break every once and a while, but I've become so dedicated and I'm scared that I'll lose progress. Anyway...I think a week is fine, but I can't help obsessing over it.

M1: Oatmeal w/ flax seed and banana
M2: Whole wheat pasta w/ organic tomato sauce, squash, onions, and pumkin seeds
M3:Grapes, strawberries, and soy yogurt
M4: going out to eat for boyfriend's b-day...will probably just have a salad and some steamed veggies...NO MORE CARBS ALLOWED TODAY!

I also know I didn't get enough protein, but with not working out...

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Taking a week off is actually a good thing every now and then, so I wouldn't sweat it.

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I know how you feel. I am so unhappy when I can't get to the gym. This past week I had to visit family in DE, and help my brother empty his stuff from a storage unit there. I wasn't able to workout for like 4 days. It felt more like 4 weeks. When I got back to Orlando even though I was tired from the trip I had to get to the gym. It felt so normal for me to be back at my workouts and it felt so good to be back in my comfort zone. I also missed a whole week of running, and I hope I didn't backtrack on my progress of running in the heat. I don't know if I could manage a week not going to the gym, it sounds like an eternity to me! But I guess sometime taking a break can be a good thing, you'll come back to your gym and have a newfound love for your workouts.

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 Post subject: Re: Sarah's progress not perfection journal
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So I think I've finally recovered from my vacation. Camping for 4 days with 80,000 of my closest friends was not my idea of relaxation, but we did manage to see some amazing shows. Yesterday was my first day back at the gym in a week!!! For some reason, I had no desire to weight train so all I managed to squeeze out was a 30 min. jog. Today, however, my training resumes!
Diet was crap this past week so I'm really focused on cleaning it up even though I already ate a handful of wasabi peas. Here's what I ate:

M1: Peach, 1/2 mango, soy yogurt w/ hemp protein mixed in
M2: Homemade Gazpacho w/ 1/2 and avocado, handful of wasabi peas :(
M3: Clif bar
M4: Spiru-Tein Mixed w/ H20
M5: My mom's in town so I'm going out to eat...God give me strength!!!

AM Workout: 20 min on spin bike, 15 min. on step mill
PM Workout: Chest/Tris/Shoulders

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 Post subject: Re: Sarah's progress not perfection journal
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So, I had a really good day today. Lots of energy and I feel like I'm back to myself after the vacation.

AM Workout: 35 minutes HIIT on the treadmill
PM Workout:Back & Bi's
- Assisted Pull ups: 11 10 10 90
- Barbell Curl: 15x25 14x30 14x30 15x30
- Lat Pull Down: 15x75 12x80 12x80 10x80 10x80
- Preacher Curl Machine: 10x20 10x20 11x20
- Bi Curl Machine: 10x40 10x40
- Rear Delt Row: 12x80 10x80 13x80
- Dumbbell Curl: 12x12.5 14x12.5 13x12.5
Also did 9 sets of Abs

Diet:
M1: Spiru-Tein & H20 with flax seed oil
M2: Steel Cut Oats w/ cinnamon and an orange
M3: Gazpacho w/ avocado & 1/2 cp. brown rice
M4: Banana and hemp protein pudding
M5: Left over Green Curry w/ 2/3 cp. brown rice and veggies

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 Post subject: Sarah's progress not perfection journal
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Yesterday was another good day. I'm so glad to be home and back into my routine. Although, I weighed in at 113, which is the heaviest I've been since I lost 8 pounds at the beginning of the year. I'm trying not to stress because I know it all has to do with my vacation, but it still sucks. On a brighter note, my diet has been spotless (IMO) since I got back.

M1: Smoothie with canned pumpkin, kale, almond milk, scoop of spiru-tein and a frozen banana...this is one of the best one's I've made!
M2: Tofu scramble in a whole wheat tortilla
M3: Huge salad> baby greens, spinach, olives, tomatoes, artichoke hearts, raisins, bell peppers and balsamic vinegar
M4: chunk of cantaloupe and 1tbsp. of natural peanut butter on a slice of Ezekiel bread
M5: Vegan Barbeque!!! Amy's organic burger, which we burned but I still ate :P, veggie kabob with portobellos, zucchini, and red onions, and grilled Yukon potatoes
I also had way too much red wine...If I can't shed these 3 pounds in two weeks, the wine has got to go!!!

AM Workout: 30 minute spin class and 15 minutes on the step mill
PM Workout: Leg Press 10x130 13x130 14x130 14x130
Smith Squats 13x95 11x95 13x95
Dead Lifts 10x45 9x55 11x55
Seated Calf Machine 28 27 25
Lying Leg Curls 12x60 10x60 12x60 9x65
9 sets of abs!

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 Post subject: Re: Sarah's progress not perfection journal
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Been busy so I haven't been updating my journal. Monday I did chest/tris plus 40 minutes on the step mill and 9 sets of abs.
Incline Chest Press: 13x50 10x50 11x50
Chest Press Machine: 12x40 12x40 12x40
Butterfly Machine: 10x20 10x20 11x20
Dumbbell Flyes: 13x20 12x20 11x20
Tricep Press Overhead: 9x30 10x30 11x30
Tricep Dips: 14 12 9
Tricep Rope Press: 9x60 12x50 11x50 10x50
Skull Crushers on stability ball: 13x25 12x25 15x25

Yesterday was legs w/ a focus on glutes plus 25 minutes of HIIT on the treadmill and 9 sets of abs.
Lunges: 10x30 10x40 12x40 13x40
Butt Blaster Machine: 9x25 9x25 9x25
Lying Leg Curl: 13x60 13x60 11x60 11x60
Calf Raises: 4x to failure

Today all I did was 30 minute spin class and 20 minutes on the step mill.

Today's diet:
M1: Hemp protein w/ unsweetened almond milk
M2: Steel Cut Oats w/ apple and 1/2 a banana
M3: Okra Masala (yum) with basmati rice
M4: Canned pumpkin with apple and 1/2 banana
M5: Homemade veggie sushi w/ 3/4 cp. edamame

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Diet was on track today.
M1: Rice protein shake with H20
M2: Steel cut oats with peach, strawberries and flax seed
M3: Spinach salad with tomatoes, carrots and alfalfa sprouts & 5 pieces veggie sushi
M4: 1/2 cp. canned pumpkin, 1/2 clif bar, 1/2 banana
M5: Rice protein shake with H20
M6: 1 cp. Lentils w/ canned tomatoes and spinach salad

Workout was pretty intense. A friend of mine who used to train me suggested that I try lighter weights and higher reps to see where that gets me w/ the 3 pounds I want gone. To be honest, I didn't like it. I really wasn't able to go to failure on many exercises and I felt like I was cheating myself. I guess I'll stick with it for a month or so to see what kind of results I gets. Today was back and bis.

AM Workout: 30 mins. HIIT on treadmill plus 10 sets of abs
PM Workout:
Assisted pull-ups - 10x90 11x90 10x90 10x90 (These were to failure.)
Lying Row - 15x22.5 13x22.5 11x22.5
Seated Row - 15x40 13x40 12x40
Rear Delt Row - 17x70 16x70 15x70 16x70
Lower Back Extensions - 3 sets of 10 holding a 10 lb. weight
Barbell Curl - 15x25 17x25 15x25 16x25
Preacher Curl Machine - 13x13 12x13 11x13 (These were to failure.)
Rope Hammer Curls - 17x25 18x30 19x30 17x3
Concentration Curl - 15x10 11x10 12x10

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