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 Post subject: vgtrian's Journal
PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 9:42 pm 
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Here's a place for my January journal. My goals are to fine tune my eating and to ramp up my exercise. I recently joined a boxing gym and I look forward to increasing my fitness level in this fun way.


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 Post subject: Re: vgtrian's Journal
PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 11:43 pm 
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Day 1
Well, today was not the best day. I didn't get any exercise in. Feeling a little blah. My eating was not bad though - had veggies and hummus with sesame pita, some chili, almond milk with my vitamins. Nothing too exciting.

Already have chili with rice, small salad, cashew raisin dressing and healthy chocolate pudding prepped for work the next two days.


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 Post subject: Re: vgtrian's Journal
PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 11:56 pm 
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I can relate, as I almost didn't get any exercise in today either and was feeling like I already failed. But, with a little encouragement from a friend (and knowing I had the forum here to keep me accountable!), I finally sqeezed in some exercises in the living room this evening. Good job on the yummy and healthy food! And extra kudos to you for preparing your food ahead of time for work. I know how easy it can be to be running late in the mornings and not have time to prepare lunch, and then having to scramble to try and find (and spend money on) something healthy to eat. So, that's great! Keep up the good work!


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 Post subject: Re: vgtrian's Journal
PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 11:19 pm 
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Thank you! I work 12 hour days so I really have to prep my food early or I end up eating frozen food (which just doesn't do it for me).

Today was much better. I'm still in a bit of a mental funk, but I got off my tooshie and exercised. I couldn't get tot he gym in time for the boxing class, so I dug out some old exercise DVDs. I did one that has 5 10 minutes workouts (kickboxing, yoga, bootcamp, etc) and I also blew up my exercise ball and did the 50 minute video from that. I can definitely feel it!

I wasn't too hungry today. I had some almond milk with my morning and evening vitamins. I had the lunch described above for dinner. Had some greens and some popcorn.

That's all!


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 Post subject: Re: vgtrian's Journal
PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:00 pm 
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So yesterday I was frankly too exhausted from work to exercise, but I did eat well. I enjoyed a green juice and banana for breakfast, chili and a salad for lunch. For dinner I whipped up a quick meal after working 13 hours. I had baked potato, broccoli and a few Gardein chik'n tenders.

Today I am still pretty tired, and I may be fighting off a cold, but I plan to get some exercise in - either before or after my massage!!


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 Post subject: Re: vgtrian's Journal
PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:20 am 
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Ok, today was a good day. I ate well and got my butt to the boxing gym for a class. Hour long class that really makes you sweat.

I started the day with a green smoothie with about 1/2lb spinach, banana, mixed berries and water. After the workout I had a large, large salad, a couple chikn' tenders from Gardein and then later had some edamame hummus and pita. I ended the day with some strawberries.


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 Post subject: Re: vgtrian's Journal
PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 2:30 am 
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Today went pretty well!

I had a smoothie about 2 which included spinach, beet greens, mixed berries, banana and about tablespoon of cashews. For dinner I went out and had a very large black bean burger and a side salad. I drank lots of water today, but am still thirsty!

I went to the gym this afternoon and did 15 minutes on the elliptical and 45 minutes on the treadmill. I got up a good sweat!


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 Post subject: Re: vgtrian's Journal
PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 2:49 am 
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ok, another good day. I had a banana and a few cashews before going to the boxing gym for class at 1. Then I came home and had some edamame hummus w/pita and veggies. For dinner I had a smoothie with spinach, mixed berries, banana and a few cashews. I also had a few bites of 'tofu nuggets' at a party tonight. Stayed away from the sweets and the alcohol!!


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 Post subject: Re: vgtrian's Journal
PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:47 pm 
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Today I ended up just resting. I cannot remember the last time I really worked out three days in a row. Plus I feel like I might be fighting off a cold. So it was a mellow day.

I had very little appetite (again with that and the fatigue I think a big is trying to take hold). I had a large smoothie for lunch/brunch with spinach, kale, and beet greens, mango, banana and strawberries. Then later had some homemade hummus with pita and cukes. That and my almond milk with vitamins is all I felt like today.

I work the next two days - 12 hour shifts, so usually the best I can do post work is some yoga or stretching. I wore a pedometer the first few months I was a nurse and I averaged 5-10 miles of walking a day, plus I am turning and moving patients all day. That wears a girl out! : )


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 Post subject: Re: vgtrian's Journal
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:07 pm 
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Ugh. It's not been a good week. I came down sick. I am finally starting to feel better today.

Monday I think the only thing I ate was almond milk and a serving of steelcut oats. Tuesday was the same. No exercise - felt dizzy sitting on the couch!

Today I am almost feeling like a person. I still have poor appetite. And no exercise today. I had some green juice. And a bean and rice burrito. I might have some granola before bed, but I'm not really feeling it.


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 Post subject: Re: vgtrian's Journal
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:09 pm 
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Glad you're feeling better. Hope you continue to recovery nicely. Take the time you need and you will get back on board soon.

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 Post subject: Re: vgtrian's Journal
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:24 pm 
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Thanks, Sherrie. I am hoping tomorrow will be more normal. : )


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 Post subject: Re: vgtrian's Journal
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:34 am 
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Hey there! Glad you're feeling better, and hope you're back at it soon!

All the best,
Karen


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 Post subject: Re: vgtrian's Journal
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:01 pm 
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Thanks, Karen!

Today I felt better, but still not good. Tried to eat more and take it easy. I still have poor appetite. I have to go to work tomorrow, so this should be interesting.

For food today I had a banana, Candle Cafe frozen ravioli, some popcorn, hummus and pita. That and some juice is it. I just don't feel like eating anything and didn't have energy for exercise.


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 Post subject: Re: vgtrian's Journal
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:51 pm 
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Take some tea with you to work tomorrow. I think tea heals all ails! :)

Hang in there until you're feeling good. You'll be back to your fitness routine in no time!

-Karen


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