Okay, I've got a goal finally. I'm giving myself 4 long months to get my arms in shape. I like THIS woman's arms and shoulders. I hope to get even halfway there!
SO, hopefully ZenMaster Phoenix, will drop in and keep giving his sound words of wisdom
They are very encouraging. And EVERYONE is welcome! Feel feel to critique, comment, suggest, I need it and it will be appreciated. And, if you just want to drivel on about anything, or rant and rave, feel free to come on over
I saved my intro from my last log, so I'll post it again, modified a bit:
My short-term goal is to get my arms into better shape; Long-term is to somehow, find a way to enjoy/stick to a weightlifting program for life so as to achieve and maintain bone health/growth.
I've been running for about 12 years regulary (because I love it), but just don't like lifting. Matter of fact, sometimes I hate it. Was running 10 miles a day.
Goal is to cut down on running (this is *very* difficult for me. I have a lot of energy) and increase weightlifting.
I haven't lifted in MONTHS; and when I did, it was sporadic and not very fruitful. I burn out on it, mostly because it is a chore.
I will post a food log occasionally, but that also is very routine now, with only slight variations.
Exercise: I run, cycle, study Hapkido (not sure for how much longer)
Diet: Vegan: Raw, fresh, whole foods only; no dehydrated or gourmet "raw"; no grains
(Raw,for now; been at it for over a year now-feeling better than ever.)
Supplements: I like to experiment from time to time with new things. Right now, I'm taking some raw maca in my green smoothies, and I notice some benefit (feeling a slight energy boost and a more sustained energy). I tried it several months ago, but I took the recommended starting amount which was 1/2 tsp. -- did nothing for me. Now I take the 1 TB and notice a difference.
Calcium (probably don't need it, but I take it for insurance) with Magnesium (helps *alot*with muscle fatigue/cramping and that twitching I hate)
Occasionally, I add raw hemp protein to my green smoothies.
Occasionally, I have some raw rice protein.
General Health: Excellent! got a clean bill of health from the doc; no deficiencies (must be the green smoothies!) Bloodwork, heart, etc. all great.
Dental: Great. I had some teeth sensitivity before cleaning up my diet, but it wasn't major. No cavities
My sensitivity is gone now,and on my last visit, my dentist remarked at my "beautiful gums"! So that was great to hear. (greensmoothies rule!:smt016 )
Injuries: Nothing new; but I do have permanent vertebrae injuries from a car accident in '97. Unfortunately, it's affecting my Hapkido now, and it does keep me from a few fun sports activities. Otherwise, no injuries.
Sunday, February 19
-Green Smoothie, 50 oz: Collards, Bok Choy, Kale; Green Apple, lemon; Green Rooibos,HoneyBush tisanes; stevia;1 TB Maca
-Fruit Meal: Apples
-Dinner: 2 bags of romaine salad; 1 container Mache (lamb's lettuce); sweet onions; mushrooms; cucumber; 2 C broccoli sprouts; homemade walnut dressing; flax seeds; 1/2 tsp borage oil.
Monday, February 20
5 Tibetan Rites
6-mile run (with 6 sets of fartleks: three 60-second; three 90-second)
5 sets of 15 bicep curls, 15# (Help!)
Notes: I had a few days off which is unusual for me. I wanted to run 10 miles, but I held back. Beautiful weather for running. I have Hapkido later, and running too much on those days insures a suboptimal performance.
Hope my wimpy arms are at least sore tomorrow.