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 Post subject: Re: Vivalasvegans Victories
PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 12:38 pm 
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Well, Saturday's workout:
30 mins elliptical (fast) 30 mins running (5.7-6.7) 5 walking (cooldown 3.5) 3 @ 15x30 lateral raise 3 @ 15x30 shoulder press 3 @ 15x40 incline shoulder press 100 crunches, 50 x2 side crunches 20 more front crunches

Yesterday's workout:
30 mins elliptical (fast) 30 mins running (5.7-7.0) 5 walking (cooldown 3.5) 3 @ 20x40 tricep extension 3 @ 20x20 bicep curl then i did some core work but a yoga class was startting and it was empty! so I went! not the best yoga practice (it was freezing in there and my nose was stuffy) but it was pretty unchallenging still.

Yesterday's food:
coffee, soy
1/2 vega bar
WORKOUT
hot herbal tea
chopped celery, tomato, and ginger
vega w/ h20
2 tomatoes
3 cups of popcorn
plain veggies from subway (including a few olive slices)
2 veg burgers

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 Post subject: Re: Vivalasvegans Victories
PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 1:05 pm 
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I like to see how you can restrict on any goodies over the holidays lol
Nice Work !
What gym do you go to ?

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 Post subject: Re: Vivalasvegans Victories
PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 10:11 am 
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MmMm I did eat some pretty good things on Thanksgiving... there's gonna be alot of people staying here for the holidays, so we shall see how that goes. I already know my motherly instincts are gonna kick in, as well as my poverty wage budget, AND my old cultural habit of always having a ton of all different kinds of food for the guests around... should be interesting.

I don't wanna say what gym I go to out loud on the interwebs, so I'll give you a hint, I bet you can figure it out, Tasha. If you can't, I'll just PM you or you could ask robert. The hint is... people there like to work out to the max. Get it? :D

Yesterday: no gym, no nothing (except a walk to pick up some heavy bags of donations for work.) I figured I needed a down day to finally kick this cold I can't seem to shake, and what better day to do it than when all the fools who can't drive in the snow are out driving in the snow? So I got a bottle of zinc and camped out on the couch. I did need it. I feel better already, not all the way yet though.

Food:
2 tsp miso
some baby lettuce and stuff
some celery and tomato
vega w/ h20
4 cups of popcorn (while watching the soaps!)
a bunch of parsley, a jalapeño, and 2 veg burgers
a few cocoa nibby things

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 Post subject: Re: Vivalasvegans Victories
PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 4:17 pm 
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LOL no I can't think of it.. You're going to have to PM me :) Are you feeling better ?

I heard recording down what you eat helps. How are your results showing?

Maybe I should star doing that.

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 Post subject: Re: Vivalasvegans Victories
PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 1:31 am 
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I sent you a PM.

This cold just doesn't want to let go of me. I'm pretty sure it has to do with me, and not the virus. I probably have been overextending myself. Nothing new.

Writing down all my food did help in the days leading up to thanksgiving, I plan on logging it in detail while company's here. I'll pick a day to have some treats, and work my meal plans around that in advance. I can do this, I think, I hope.

I'm pretty happy with my results so far. I'm getting a lot stronger all around, which is what I'm after, and in the process losing fat, which is nice. My running is progressing, so maybe I can actually race this spring. One thing that feels kind of narcissistic... I'm really starting to love how my biceps look!


30 minutes on the treadmill again, upped the speed for longer. :) It felt good!
Food:
2 tsp miso
1 cup jicama
4 stalks of celery
1 red pepper
a lot of herb tea
1 zucchini, 1 tomato, a veg sausage
coffee, soy
WORKOUT
a bowl of spinach and 2 veg burgers
some cocoa nib things
a tsp of flax when I get my butt off the couch
WORKOUT

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 Post subject: Re: Vivalasvegans Victories
PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 11:54 pm 
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People were odd at the gym today. This one woman almost knocked me over trying to get to the last available treadmill. Then I was supersetting on these 2 machines that were next to each other, and this guy came over and yelled and swore at me while I was lifting. I felt bad. But I think he was having problems, aside from his weird fashion issues.

Food:
coffee, soy
WORKOUT
1/2 vega bar
a tomato, a green pepper, and a veg burger
random celery in the afternoon
a tomato
2 cups of popcorn
mixed veggies and a veg burger
a tsp of flax next time i go into the kitchen

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 Post subject: Re: Vivalasvegans Victories
PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 1:07 am 
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Still at 30 minutes of running... taking it a bit faster for longer toward the end. Lifting was not easy today. Abs were, and i was very stretchy, probably because i was relatively relaxed :)

I'm still feeling afraid to take the running outside because:
i'm afraid i'll get bored
i'm afraid i'll go too far and get stuck far away from where i start and it will take too much time
i'm afraid i'll reinjure myself and get stuck and be helpless
i'm afraid i'll look stupid
i'm afraid i can't do it

I got to think about how to address these fears. Boredom and time efficiency have always been big deals for me, and if I reinjure myself, I'm gonna be really sad. Though the more I think about these, the more I see that break is a great time to start running outside.

Food:
2 tsp miso
coffee, soy
1 cup jicama
1 red pepper
coffee, soy
WORKOUT
1/2 vega bar
1 zucchini, 1 tomato, 1 veg sausage
3 cups popcorn
some artichoke hearts, a tomato, and a veg burger
1 tsp flax

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 Post subject: Re: Vivalasvegans Victories
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vivalasvegans wrote:
I got to think about how to address these fears. Boredom and time efficiency have always been big deals for me, and if I reinjure myself, I'm gonna be really sad. Though the more I think about these, the more I see that break is a great time to start running outside.



Do you have an old injury?
If so what got injured ? What do you mean by time efficiency ?

I would just get out there and not even think about it. Especially if you want to do it..
If you don't then you should be proud of yourself for what you did. Instead of focusing on what you should of been doing. Not many people can do what you're doing.
The only excuse I would say is it's too darn cold out there to start running alone.
You're doing a great job, Keep it up VV

To take away the boredom, you should bring your music with you outside when you're running.

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 Post subject: Re: Vivalasvegans Victories
PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 10:12 am 
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Tasha, yep I'm working around injuries. I got run over on my bike... the main ones are my leg and parts of my back, i'm mostly working around my leg. By time efficiency always having been important to me, it's just that as a working, student, mom trying to make a healthy lifestyle for my vegan family, I've gotten into the habit of relying on really high time efficiency things and intense multitasking. I got my gym workout to a point where I can zip in and out of there pretty quickly after work (or between jobs.) Getting stuck somewhere after running and having to find my way home would really mess up my juju.

Jaleel! I love that video! I don't have any problems doing some things I'm afraid to do, but others... You're right, and insightful, I do think about stuff too much (but fuck nike with their just do it slogan.) That's exactly the kind of motivation I need though. I think I'll have more success if I realy ask myself what's under my fears, and address them, which I'll probably write about later today, and then not think about it. The artichokes are trader joe's frozen artichoke hearts. Just heat em and eat em like candy.

Friday workout:
Pretty fun, but my lower back was talking to me, so I goofed around with some other core kind of work. Bicep tricep day. I made running even faster. :)

Food:
1 tsp miso
coffee w/ soy, half a vega bar
WORKOUT
2 veg sausages with a tomato, a green pepper, and a piece of celery
4 rice cakes
random celery
1 tsp ground flax
some green beans and a veg burger

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 Post subject: Re: Vivalasvegans Victories
PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 1:47 pm 
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vivalasvegans wrote:
Tasha, yep I'm working around injuries. I got run over on my bike... the main ones are my leg and parts of my back, i'm mostly working around my leg. By time efficiency always having been important to me, it's just that as a working, student, mom trying to make a healthy lifestyle for my vegan family, I've gotten into the habit of relying on really high time efficiency things and intense multitasking. I got my gym workout to a point where I can zip in and out of there pretty quickly after work (or between jobs.) Getting stuck somewhere after running and having to find my way home would really mess up my juju.



Geeze wiz. Way to go super mom.
How did your accident happen?


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 Post subject: Re: Vivalasvegans Victories
PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 10:12 am 
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Thanks, that's such a nice thing to say. I'm not super by any means though.

I've had a couple crashes while riding, broke some ribs one time. This bad one happened during a commute time. Some guy decided he needed to get to happy hour regardless of traffic signals. I'll tell you more in person.... Which reminds me tasha! I think we were at the gym at the same time the other day! (Friday!) I might walk there today... anyone over there up for it?

Yesterday workout: No movement at all except walking around freddies for 3 hours. Omg I feel like a slug.
Yesterday food:
1 tsp miso
a couple pieces of celery
celery and tomato with vega and water
6 rice thins
green salad with authentic delicious smoked chiles on top
a bowl of spinach with a veg burger
some cocoa nibs
a tsp of flax

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 Post subject: Re: Vivalasvegans Victories
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OMG i need to move. Regardless of the weather tomorrow, I'm going to do something... If worse comes to worse I'm gonna put my bike on the trainer.

Today's food:
1 tsp miso
celery with ginger
3 rice thins
zucchini ribbons and a tomato with a veg burger
more celery
a tsp pf flax
a bowl of broccoli
a tomato and a pickle with a veg burger
3 cups of popcorn

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 Post subject: Re: Vivalasvegans Victories
PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 1:45 am 
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Walked to the mall today even though it would have been no problem to drive. I ended up being there for most of the day, drinking 2 cups of coffee, and eating about 3/4 of a thing of breath mints from old navy. :augenroller: All in all a spectacularly healthy day. I kept telling myself the walk to the mall was a good mental warm up for running outside, and I shouldn't go back and get the car, Lucky I had someone to walk home with!

Food:
1 tsp miso
3 rice thins, a piece of celery, and a tsp of ground flax
coffee, breath mints, and more coffee
some zucchini, a tomato, and 2 veg sausages
about 7 rice thins and some celery
some broccoli and a veg burger
1/2 cup of popcorn :popcorn:

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 Post subject: Re: Vivalasvegans Victories
PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 10:14 pm 
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Made it to the gym today! We were like a couple of Odysseuses trying to get up there...and no matter how long or how fast I ran, I could not get warm! Oh well, totally worth the trip. Was a deltoid day.

Food:
1 tsp miso
a couple tomatoes and a couple celeries
1 scoop vega w/ h2o, pumpkin pie spice, and ginger.(it was delicious)
2 rice thins
WORKOUT
1/2 vega bar
2 rice thins
some broccoli and a veg burger
2 cups of popcorn
some ground chocolate with water and stevia, next time will make it with peppermint tea (5 calories)
a bowl of spinach, our winter odyssey made me so hungry...

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 Post subject: Re: Vivalasvegans Victories
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Hey VV How was your Christmas ? Great to see you're still training with a minor set back with this weather.
They say that this is it for snow here. So it'll be great to be back to normal again. But I will miss the snow.
The hard part of it now is the melting.

I still have your shirt with your name on it.
Are you going to be at the gym today?
I'll PM you for a meet up or stop by here to pick it up :)

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