Hi! I'm Janis from Marietta, GA.
A little about me: I've been a vegetarian for years and about 3 months ago I made the switch to vegan. Can't imagine doing it any other way now.
I'm a Mom of 2, married since 98, and I work as a personal trainer and boot camp instructor. I am a "semi-retired" FAME figure pro, my last competition was a pro show in November of '07. I say semi-retired because I am taking at least a year off from competion to focus on my family, rest my body and give my metabolism a break. To keep my pro status I must compete in a natural show at least once every 2 years. Maybe in May of 09 I'll hit the stage again- or maybe not!
Here's a link to my myspace with some photos of past competitions: http://www.myspace.com/runjanisrun
My current goals are to drop about 5-7 pounds (always those same stinking 5!) complete a half marathon in November, and continue to work on defining my legs. My current training schedule is:
MWF 5:30AM Boot camp MW 7PM Boot camp. I don't usually do both, depending on the intensity of the first class, I'll usually just bark at the later class.
T,TH,SA/SU: Total body circuit, between 20-45 minutes of cardio. I prefer to run outside, however I have a high hamstring pull that I've been dealing with close to a year now. Running hills exasperates it, so naturally I try to avoid that. During my circuit I stick to mainly compound movements for upper body using moderate/heavy weight and single joint or unilateral movements for legs. In boot camp we run about 2 miles worth of sprints/jogs and at least 200 squats/lunges and 50 push ups. I squat once every 2 weeks. Last week I did 3X10@115, so my strength is still pretty good despite the injury.
Still getting the hang of meals. I am hypoglycemic and I usually eat 5-6 times a day.
M1: Green smoothie (spinach, banana, berries, rice pp, almond milk, a little flax seed oil)
M2: Hummus, veg, sometimes a pita pocket. Fruit
M3: a bag of frozen veg (something with green) tofurkey slices, a vegan burger, etc. Slice of ezekial bread with natty pb
M5: seitan or trader joe's veg chick strips cooked with a bag of frozen peppers and onions, corn tortillas, salsa, avacado, sometime tofutti sour cream.
M6: More hummus or white bean spread on wasa crackers, pita chips, etc. Glass of red wine
I hope to continue to learn from you amazing athletes!
(congrats if you read this LONG post!