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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 6:21 pm 
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Been getting to gym most of the time! But need to go more. Plan on starting to go 6 days a week, and start a consitent running plan this week. I have not weighed myself in over a month, the scale lies!!!! I feel pretty good about my body, just need to stop the extra carbs.

One reason I love going to St. Pete is that the organic cafe rocks. They have great wraps that can almost all be made vegan, and it comes with an amazing sprout salad, for around 8 bucks. I take half the wrap back to the hotel usually and eat it later.

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 Post subject: Re: No More Excuses Journal!
PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:29 pm 
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Saturday- Zumba
Sunday- Step- the trainer wanted us to die I think!!!! Or else he just ate too much junk over the weekend and had to make the workout extra tough. I had sweat drip down my eye, I had no idea my eyes were working that hard, lol!
Body Pump was great of course!
One thing to share about my mom, she has been beating herself up about not being under 200 lbs yet, but after Body Pump my friend/instructor made her feel better by telling her that her efforts at the gym were paying off, and it was showing. Just wish he'd tell me that! I see it in my arms, as far as definition goes, and kind of in my abs, but the scale absolutely hates me and says that I am always heavier than I'd like to be.

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 Post subject: Re: No More Excuses Journal!
PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:30 pm 
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Monday- This morning I restarted my running plan! Not sure how far, or how long but I ran!!

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:35 pm 
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Sometimes life is just not fair! My brothers girlfriend eats terribly and yet she loses weight. Whereas I try my best to eat well, and I can't lose weight. I also exercise more, and am overall healthier, and she is constantly eating junk, like candy, chocolate, pastries, pizza, etc.

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Tonight I skipped Step and Body Pump because it wasnt with the regular instructor. Instead I worked out a full body circuit on resistance equipment. I have gotten stronger but I didn't bother increasing weights because I was famished, and was just thinking of dinner. Ended up at Etho's Vegan Kitchen and got a Whats the Dilly Philly, which is a vegan replica of a philly cheesesteak. Then I got coffee, and ate a cookie! :shock:

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My recent journal name is not inspiring me! Maybe I shouldn't have jinxed it. Have not gotten to the gym since Friday, which equals bad, bad, bad! But on the plus side i did run twice last week, and weight trained 3 times, and didn't go to Drunken Monkey as much. So that shows some progress, I hope.
I'm a big fat liar! I didn't spin today because I had to buy a gift for my brothers fiance, and then we had a party for her.

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Sometimes I feel like the Universe is against me getting to the gym. My stomach was just hurting me all day, but I made myself go to the gym anyway. Step was awesome, I've missed a week of Step and Body Pump classes, and it was so good to b back. I also didn't feel like doing all the plyometric jumps, and jumping jacks, but the workout was still great. The abs about killed me though!
I wasn't about to use the excuse of being tired keep me out of Body Pump, but I did go very light in weight. It was still a tough workout though, and the squats were pretty hard.

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 Post subject: Re: No More Excuses Journal!
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walked a mile and a half to gym
Over 90 degrees today, so my run was quite short. Got back to the gym, and air conditioning, which is a lovely invention, and hit the weights. 3 sets 8 reps on everything
chest press-20lb db
one arm back rows- 20lb db
incline chest press- 30lb barbell
deadlifts-30lb bb
pec flys- 12lb db (too easy)
bent over rows- 12lb db(too easy)
push ups w/ legs on pilates ball
shrugs w/smith machine 10lb plates each side plus whatever bar weighs
quick stretch!
walked a mile to my destination

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Saturday- Zumba, I am just too white for this class! No dance moves whatsoever!

Sunday- Step and Body Pump= I am totally exhausted!!

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How was Tim's class?

Tell them hi for me at the Y!

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 Post subject: Re: No More Excuses Journal!
PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:02 am 
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Will do! :)
Monday I ran, and my legs felt like rubber, and did not want to cooperate! End of story!

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Tuesday- Step and Body Pump. I wore a new sleeveless shirt that was X-small, and it fit quite nicely. yeah!!!!
Back to the scales lying, I really do believe this because my Mom is visiting family and the scale there weighed her a lot less than the gym scale here. It is also on a hard floor. So I am almost 100% sure that the gym scales are not calibrated. I am about ready to buy a good scale and just keep it at home.
Wednesday- rest day/ finally bought new sneakers from the online New Balance outlet. Pretty decent prices, and the shoes look nice too! My sneakers have started to flap, so I figured it was past time to buy new ones.
Thursday- run

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Today was a rest day, but I walked a BUNCH! I would say at least 3-4 miles, perhaps more.
Tomorrow I sleep in, catch a bus downtown, workout, and then catch another bus home. But there is a vegan meet up at 4pm at Raphsodic Vegan Bakery so I might hang DT all day.

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 Post subject: Re: No More Excuses Journal!
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Started my day at around 9:20 am when I finally woke up. Then had coffee with soy milk, a banana, and an oatmeal raisin clif bar. YUM!

Had planned on an early workout, but I found out about a veg meetup at 4 so I went out later than I thought.

Ran from gym probably about 4 miles. This is the furthest I've run in a LONG time! Got back to gym, drank water, ate a banana, and started weights. 3sets, 10 reps.
Leg press- 90 lbs very light, but went very deep
pulldown 60lbs, 55, 55
bench press-20 lb db
standing bicep curls 10lb db
tricep skull crushers- 10 lb db
seated should press- 10 lb db
100 various ab crunches- 90 of them were with a 4 lb medicine ball
walked to grocery store, then walked to Raphsodic Vegan Bakery, for their new Soul Food Saturday menu options, and to hang out with people from meet up.
Left at 545 and after waiting nearly 45 minutes for a bus, a friend happened to drive by. YEAH!!!

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 Post subject: Re: No More Excuses Journal!
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:18 am 
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Sunday- did not workout because I had an opportunity to earn money, so I can eat!

Monday- Run-am
(spin at 430 in the afternoon, depends on my schedule)

Tuesday- Step, and Body Pump- the usual!

Wednesday- (rest day) but did go to the gym to use their shower, and have some coffee.

The rest of my week will look like this, I finally have my act together, and my gym schedule.

Thursday- Run, and weights

Friday- rest day

Saturday- run and weights- if I do BP on Sunday I will skip weights

Sunday- Step and Body Pump

Does this sound like enough?

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