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 Post subject: EggplantWizard's Online Training Journal
PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 4:32 pm 
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I just joined a new gym yesterday. It's the best one in Columbus in my opinion. It's close to my house, right behind where I work, and has awesome hours. It will be easier than ever to stick with a plan. I can't wait to see the results.

I'm a professional chef, looking to start a vegan food truck. I feel I need to look the part and have a fit body if I'm selling food to heal with compassion. I've had a few life changing events in the last few years that have taken priority over my fitness. Though they aren't good excuses, they really affected how I looked at my life.

I'd like to go from overweight chef to bodybuilding healer by cuisine and I now have the drive and will to make it happen!


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 Post subject: Re: EggplantWizard's Online Training Journal
PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 3:05 pm 
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I woke up around ten after my goodbye to partying for a while. New years eve was a great time to end that.

I went to Alana's Food and Wine for new years dinner. She runs one of Columbus's best restaurants, and she always has vegan options. I had Tomato and Dal soup with Tamarind Chutney and Jerked Pumpkin with Pigeon Peas and Rice.

This morning I did the stretches in Rip's E2 Book. My gym is closed today but it's comfortable enough outside that I rode my bike for 45 minutes and did some mild strength training, also out of the E2 book.

Breakfast was tofu scramble with roasted rosemary and smoked paprika potatoes in a whole grain wrap.


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 Post subject: Re: EggplantWizard's Online Training Journal
PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 5:04 pm 
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Went to my new gym for the first time today. Unfortunately I went without a real plan. I did my standard 45 of cardio doing the interval setting on the elliptical. Then I hit the machines to hit all my muscle groups. I figured since it was my first time working out for a while I shouldn't focus on one muscle too much so I don't hurt myself. I'll research tonight and come up with a plan for tomorrow.

Breakfast was a smoothie with raw oats, banana, berries, with an almond mild base. Lunch was a bean and rice bowl with sautéed and raw peppers. Just had hummus and carrots for a snack. Dinner will be a baked falafel I'm working on with quick pickled veggies and home made whole grain pita.


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 Post subject: Re: EggplantWizard's Online Training Journal
PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:18 pm 
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During work this morning I got on my bodybuidling.com app on the phone and tried to throw together a routine. I read some forums here and there and decided to dedicate today to chest. I did 30 minutes on the elliptical (which is pretty much my standard pre weights routine). Then I moved on to the machines. I still don't feel as comfortable as I'd like with the free weights, not totally sure about motions, what I should be doing, so machines it was today.

I did 3 sets each of bench, incline, and decline press, cable butterflies, and pinchers. I really need to have a written routine to follow as I often look lost and unsure of myself.

As a pro chef, here is where I am sure of myself, my eating log

1: Banana, Apple, Almond Milk smoothie with seaweed, banana, and raw oats
2: Hummus and Pita, Baby carrots, Green Smoothie, Tangerine, water
3: Brown Rice and Kale Sautee with Kidney Beans, water
4: Assorted in shell nuts (having to crack each one keeps me to eating six to eight, rather than a few rather large hand fulls)
5: Black Bean and Rice Bowl with Tomato, Onion, Avocado, and quick pickled cabbage
6: Soymilk Smoothie with berries and banana.

Time to jump on the forums and ask questions! I need help with my routine!


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 Post subject: Re: EggplantWizard's Online Training Journal
PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:23 pm 
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Good luck with your routine!


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 Post subject: Re: EggplantWizard's Online Training Journal
PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:26 pm 
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Thanks Haylee!

Today was the most successful day at the gym do far. I started with 45 minutes on the elliptical on an interval setting.

Back Day:
3 Sets of Pulldowns
3 Sets of Cable Rows
3 Sets of Hyperextentions

Thanks to Gaia for the tips on where to start! Thanks!

Meals:
1- Two Bananas and Tea
2- Three Stuffed Grape Leaves and a Green Smoothie
3- Veggie Sub
4- Two Black Bean, Brown Rice and Kale Wraps
5- Vegan Bar and Water
6- Spicy Garlic Tofu


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 Post subject: Re: EggplantWizard's Online Training Journal
PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:08 pm 
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I had another great day at the gym today. I started with 25 minutes on the elliptical on interval. Then I hit the weights. I'm resting tomorrow so I hit arms and legs today, again, using Gaia's advice.

Workout Log

1- Bicep Curls 3 Sets
2- Tricep Extensions 3 Sets
3- Tricep Rope Pulldowns 3 Sets
4- Leg Press 3 Sets
5- Leg Extensions 3 Sets
6- Leg Curls 3 Sets

Meal Log

1- Oatmeal, Banana, Tangerine
2- Three Stuffed Grape Leaves, Berry Smoothie
3- Sushi w/ Avocado, Cucumber, and Carrot
4- Vegan Protein Bar, Tangerine
5- Falafel, Baba, and Jerusalem Salad
6- Berry Smoothie with Seaweed


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 Post subject: Re: EggplantWizard's Online Training Journal
PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:21 pm 
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Today was a rest day for me. This was the first time in a couple years that I hit the gym this hard on consecutive days. I got some cardio playing Active Life Adventure with my five year old son and daughter (twins) on the Wii, I just ate less than I would if I was lifting.

1- One slice whole grain bread, orange
2- Three stuffed grape leaves, kiwi, chai tea
3- Home made Vegan burger, oven potatoes, small salad
4- Whole grain spaghetti, chunky marinara, parsley salad
5- Banana smoothie with dark chocolate

I'll be well rested to hit the gym hard tomorrow!


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 Post subject: Re: EggplantWizard's Online Training Journal
PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:28 am 
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Saturday I headed back to the gym. Still sore from running in place with my kids and the Wii, I did my cardio anyway haha. 25 Minutes on the Elliptical. Then it was shoulder day:

Workout Log

1- Shoulder Press 3 Sets
2- Rear Delt Machine 3 Sets
3- Front Raises 3 Sets
4- Side Lateral Raises 3 Sets

Meal Log

1- Whole Wheat Pecan and Blueberry Waffles with Ohio (The Best!) Maple Syrup
2- Whole Grain Spaghetti with my "Hummus Sauce" tossed with peas and broccoli
3- An orange and protein drink
4- Chaana Sag (spinach and chick peas) and Baingan Bhartha (eggplant with onion and tomato) with Paratha (whole wheat bread)
5- Slice of Whole Grain Pizza with many many veggies

I know Saturday wasn't filled with fruits like most of my days are, I'll make up for it Sunday. I'm already down nine pounds in a week! Yay! :D


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 Post subject: Re: EggplantWizard's Online Training Journal
PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:55 pm 
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Sunday's gym day started my cycle over, back to chest. I did one more set on each exercise than usual.

Workout Log

25 Minutes on the elliptical in interval setting

1- Chest Press 4 sets: 8, 10, 12, 8
2- Chest Fly 4 sets: 8, 10, 12, 8

I finished off with three sets of situps to failure

Meal Log

1- Orange, Whole Grain Toast, and a few Pistachios
2- Vegetable Udon, Sweet Potato Sushi
3- Protein Bar
4- Tofu and Broccoli in Thai Peanut Sauce with Brown Rice


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 Post subject: Re: EggplantWizard's Online Training Journal
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:04 pm 
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I took yesterday off, I had my kids all day and played with them instead of going to the gym. They start swim lessons there soon, they'll make friends, then I get even more time at the gym when they are begging me to go haha!

Back to it today.

Workout Log

30 Minutes on the Elliptical on Interval

Back

1- Pulldowns 8, 10, 12, 10
2- Rows 8, 10, 12, 10
3- Extensions 3 Sets to Failure

Arms

1- Arm Curls 8, 10, 12, 10
2- Tricep Pressdown 8, 10, 12, 10
3- Tricep Extension 8, 10, 12, 10

Meal Log

1- Banana, Pear, Whole Grain Bread
2- Three Bean Chili, Potato, Whole Grain Bread
3- Protein Drink
4- Chick Pea Curry, Bread
5- Protein Bar

See you tomorrow!


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 Post subject: Re: EggplantWizard's Online Training Journal
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:19 pm 
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EggplantWizard wrote:

I'm a professional chef, looking to start a vegan food truck. I feel I need to look the part and have a fit body if I'm selling food to heal with compassion. I've had a few life changing events in the last few years that have taken priority over my fitness. Though they aren't good excuses, they really affected how I looked at my life.

I'd like to go from overweight chef to bodybuilding healer by cuisine and I now have the drive and will to make it happen!


I love the idea of a vegan food truck, I work in a kitchen as a cook and would love to open a vegan cafe or food truck. I have not worked in a kitchen for that long so I am trying to gain more experience. I say go for it if that's what you want and good luck with your fitness goals, I'm sure you can be the bodybuilding healer that you want to be.

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 Post subject: Re: EggplantWizard's Online Training Journal
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:14 pm 
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Thanks for the encouragement Matt!

Workout Log

55 minutes on the elliptical on interval setting.

All four exercises in sets of 8, 10, 12, 10

1- Shoulder Machine Press
2- Rear Flys
3- Front Raises
4- Side Lateral Raises

Meal Log

1- Granola with Blueberries
2- Stuffed Grape Leaves, Kiwi
3- Curried Brown Rice and Lentils with Kale, Orange, Banana
4- Salad w Arugula, Cucumber, Carrot, Tomato, Avocado, Whole Grain Croutons, Blueberry Orange Vin (Oil Free!)
5- Protein Smoothie


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 Post subject: Re: EggplantWizard's Online Training Journal
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:57 pm 
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Vegan food cart/truck is a great idea! I think there are a couple that are very successful in Portland, OR. The other big factor besides representing yourself as healthy to mirror the imagine you want for the food you will be selling is also taste! There are WAY too many bland aweful tasting vegan restaurants out there giving the whole diet/movement a bad name. Please bring saucy, spicy, goodness to the table when you open your cart and you will be forever rewarded with regular customers.
PS do you have some super amazing eggplant dishes to share with us all? Or have you already on this forum?

Yum this is making me hungry.

-Dylan


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 Post subject: Re: EggplantWizard's Online Training Journal
PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:35 am 
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Oh yeah for sure I am all about taste! Thanks Dylan! I still haven't yet posted a recipe, I need to get on that! I wish I had some extra $$ to fly to Portland and do some research, it's on my top list of cities I NEED to visit.

Yesterday I worked chest and legs.

Workout Log

30 Minutes on the Elliptical on interval setting

1- Leg Press 8, 10, 12, 14
2- Leg Extension 10, 12, 14
3- Leg Curl 10, 12, 14
4- Calf Raises 12, 14, Failure
5- Chest Press 8, 10, 12, 10
6- Chest Flyes 8, 10, 12, 10

Meal Log

1- Oatmeal, Banana
2- Stuffed Grape Leaves, Orange
3- Vegan Loaf, Mashed Potatoes, Broccoli with V Whiz
4- Orange, Pistachios
5- Japanese Pan Noodles with Vegetables and Tofu

I'll log today's workout and meals later!


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