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 Post subject: Re: Wallflower's Journey
PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:21 pm 
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Ha ha! I was invited out rock climbing today, at an indoor gym. I thought 'maybe not a good idea...?'

Interesting re the yoga teacher, perhaps to help flush things out?


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 Post subject: Re: Wallflower's Journey
PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 8:25 pm 
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45 minutes of easy yoga today; it felt good after the previous week of...inactivity. Still trying to pinpoint what could be setting me off, but things seem to have settled again (for the moment). I've been loosely following a macrobiotic approach to my diet. I seem to recall reading somewhere that it is good for digestion, so why not?

Still having issues with sugar though. But if I do stay away from it for a bit, I start to lose that bottomless tolerance for it, so at least that is a baby step in the right direction.

I hope to make it to class this week as well! :boxer:


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 Post subject: Re: Wallflower's Journey
PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:31 pm 
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WO = P90x 'shoulders and arms.' Already seeing some improvements, which is encouraging. Btwn that and shovelling our recent snowfall, I have a feeling I'll be sore tomorrow...


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 Post subject: Re: Wallflower's Journey
PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:46 am 
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Not too sore today. Tomorrow may be a different story; had my ass handed to me at a 60 minute cardiokickbox at my club. Definitely need to work on my cardio! Also bought some hemp protein powder (chocolate flavour), had it stirred into some soy yogurt for a PW snack. Yummy.

Oh, and I was able to do some ab work during the WO without any major pain!


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 Post subject: Re: Wallflower's Journey
PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 11:34 am 
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Sat Feb 27 - 60 min Krav class; a mix of combos and drills. Felt good to be back :D


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 Post subject: Re: Wallflower's Journey
PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:29 am 
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Lots of opens coming up for me this week at work, which means 5 am starts :? The *intention* this week will be to get to class 2-3 times, filling in the gaps with some P90x, maybe some yoga or pilates too. All depending on my energy, of course!

Although I haven't kept a record here of my diet (lazy), I've come to realize that I seem to have become sensitive to bread, or gluten. Perhaps the origin of my stomach pain, which has subsided, so long as I continue to avoid eating gluten. A bit of a drag, but with the availability of all the gluten-free flours and products, I can certainly work with that :)


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 Post subject: Re: Wallflower's Journey
PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:24 pm 
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Glad to see you are doing better!

I agree, going gluten-free seems easier than ever now!

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 Post subject: Re: Wallflower's Journey
PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:33 pm 
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Thanks Lobsteriffic.

Tues this week - p90x, 'legs and back' - my six year old son has done p90 with me twice now, too cute.

Today (Thursday) - 60 min Krav maga class. I plan to attend class Sunday as well.

Friday - P90x 'Arms and shoulders.' Ow. My reps have all consistently gone up, which makes me happy :)

Saturday - 60 min Krav Maga class


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 Post subject: Re: Wallflower's Journey
PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 1:26 pm 
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Mon March 8 - nada

Tues 9 - p90 x 'back and legs' + attempted Ab ripper

Wed 10 - nada

Thurs 11 - Krav class, 60 min

Fri 12 - p90x 'chest, shoulders and triceps'

Food - 1 c sticky rice and corn, steamed rapini w 1 tbsp each flax oil and ume vinegar
gluten-free snack bar
decaf tall soy latte and chocolate cake...it was the last day for someone I work with
smoothie w rice milk and hemp protein (post WO)

Sat 13

Sun 14

Realized today since starting my job at Starbuck's a year ago, I've gained 15 LBS. So the plus side of going gluten free/vegan will be that I won't be eating a lot of the crap that I am surrounded by day in, day out. I need to get serious about journaling what goes in my mouth, though.


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 Post subject: Re: Wallflower's Journey
PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:52 pm 
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I find journaling to be helpful...I keep a little notebook on top of the fridge and anytime I eat it gets written down.

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 Post subject: Re: Wallflower's Journey
PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:29 am 
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Wow!! I knew it had been awhile since I posted, but I didn't realize exactly how long it'd been...!

I'm currently using the 'Insanity' program. I both love and hate it! The workouts are really tough, yet I crave them at the same time...I can also feel improvement with each workout, which is an incentive to keep going.

Today is week 3, 'Cardio Power' circuit time. It's my least favourite dvd thus far (@#! power jumps), I never seem to perform as well as I do on the other dvd's.

My approach with Insanity is a bit different - because of my schedule, some days I have a hard time fitting in any sort of WO. So rather than follow the suggested schedule, I'm just doing each dvd in order, then taking a rest day, and repeat. Seems to work for me. Planning my fit test for next week, to see if I've made any improvement thus far.


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 Post subject: Re: Wallflower's Journey
PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:58 am 
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Fit test today, and I'm a bit underwhelmed. This should be, technically, my 36 day fit test. I took 2 weeks off though about mid month as I was sick. So I consider this my 15 day fit test.

Day 1 > Day 15

SK 46>74

PJ 35>34

PK 70>83

PJ 30>20

GJ 6>7

SJ 9>8

PJ 7>13

LP 30>28

As much as I want to move on to the next level, I think I'd best do another 2 weeks at the 1st month.


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