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 Post subject: My Training Journal
PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 1:02 pm 
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Monday(First day of training in a year)

Cardio for 35 minutes
- 20 min. treadmill
- 15 min. on bicycle

Breaky
- 1 Banana
- Raw oatmeal with fresh strawberries, raw brown sugar, almonds, tiny bit of vanilla extract

Lunch
- Veggie Wrap with fresh tomato, spinach, carrots, and homemade baked tofu
- Ginger Soup with Broccoli and tomato

Dinner
- Half of another Veggie Wrap
- All fruit Smoothie(Jamba Juice) <--------is that bad?

Tuesday

Cardio for 50 minutes
- 20 min. treadmill
- 20 min. bicycle
- 10 min. Elliptical

Breaky
- 1 Banana
- Raw oatmeal with strawberries, raw brown sugar, almonds, vanilla extract

Lunch
- The other half of the remainding veggie wrap
- Remainding ginger soup

The rest: 1 apple, 1 banana


Wednesday

Cardio for 50 min.
- 20 min. treadmill
- 20 min. bicycle
- 5 min. stairmaster(OMG!)
- 5 min. stepmill

Breaky
- 1 Banana
- Raw oatmeal w/ works

Lunch
- Fresh spinach salad w/ roasted tomatoes, eggplant, bell pepper, and tofu(little bit of olive oil)

The rest was chopped fresh apples and melon.

and of course...PLENTY OF WATER IN BETWEEN!!!


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 Post subject: Re: My Training Journal
PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 2:20 pm 
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Are you going to add in a lifting routine as well as cardio? Is your goal to lose weight? I'd caution against losing weight with just cardio...that can result in the dreaded 'skinny fat' look...lifting weights helps maintain muscle mass so you end up looking leaner and more 'toned.'

You seem to be eating tons of fruits and veggies and that's great! I'd also probably advise you to raise your protein in your diet though.

Congrats on starting a journal and good luck in reaching your goals. :)

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 Post subject: Re: My Training Journal
PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 2:51 pm 
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Oh yea definitely :D
I will be starting on the weights next week, but since I just started I've been doing nothing but cardio, then it's on with both. My goal is to lose weight, but get toned as well...I know the "skinny fat" look all too well, and I didn't like it >_<

The only protein I've been eating is through tofu and nuts so far...I do have to kick that up a notch.

Do you have any tips for toning muscles? I was always afraid to do that kind of stuff, I always thought I'd end up with broad arms, lol.


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 Post subject: Re: My Training Journal
PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 4:54 pm 
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I would probably suggest a full-body routine to start off with...3x a week is what I'm doing currently. You want to make sure you are focusing on compound lifts (that use more than once muscle group).

I am currently using this one, but there are TONS out there on the internet:
http://figureathlete.tmuscle.com/free_online_article/training/kiss_bodybuilding_workouts_goodbye

Keep up the great work. :D

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 Post subject: Re: My Training Journal
PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 1:20 pm 
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WHOA!

lots of cool stuff, the total body assault is the one I'm doing, can't wait for next week to start weight training! :boxer:

THANKS :D


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 Post subject: Re: My Training Journal
PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 1:25 pm 
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Thursday

Cardio 50 min.
- 20 min. cycling
- 20 min. treadmill
- 5 min. stairmaster
- 5 min. elliptical

Breakie
- 1 banana
- Raw oatmeal w/ works

Mid Afternoon
1 Apple

Lunch
- Fresh spinach salad w/ roasted tomatoes, eggplant, bell pepper, chickpeas, pintos, and tofu(little bit of olive oil)


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 Post subject: Re: My Training Journal
PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 11:27 am 
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Friday

Cardio 50 min.
- 20 min. cycling
- 20 min. treadmill (I improved my time by decreasing 1 min. yay!)
- 5 min. stairmaster
- 5 min. elliptical

Breakie
- 2 bananas( I ate one before working out, I was starving)
- Raw oatmeal with 3 dates

Lunch
- Tofu salad from this very forum, in the recipe section! (yums)

Dinner
- Some more tofu salad

Snacks
- 1 orange
- Small piece of vegan gourmet cheese


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