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Re: EggplantWizard's Online Training Journal

#16 Postby EggplantWizard » Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:58 am

Oh man I missed yesterdays posting, my girlfriend took the computer out. Please don't penalize me! :psycho: haha

Anyway, yesterdays results:

Workout Log

30 Minutes on the Elliptical on interval

Back (I've upped the weight from 90 to 110 lbs on the Pulldowns and Rows, up to 200 on the Extensions)

1- Pulldowns 8, 10, 14, 12
2- Rows 8, 10, 12, 8
3 Extensions 12, 18, 20

Meal Log

1- Oatmeal with maple, blueberries and almond milk, orange
2- Lentil and Brown Rice with Kale and Cashew Whiz
3- Orange, Low Oil Popcorn
4- Veggie Loaf Sandwich, Raw Cabbage, Arugula, Tomato tossed in Baba

My main goal, weight loss is being achieved! I'm down to 273 from the 289 I was at the beginning of the year!! :D

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Re: EggplantWizard's Online Training Journal

#17 Postby EggplantWizard » Tue Jan 17, 2012 4:59 pm

Yesterday I got back to it after a needed rest on Sunday.

Workout Log

25 Minutes on the elliptical on interval

Arms:

1- Bicep Curls, 8, 10, 12, 8 (70 lbs)
2- Tricep Pulldowns 8, 10, 12, 10 (45lbs)
3- Tricep Pushdowns 8, 10, 12, 8 (50lbs)

Meal Log

1- Banana, Orange, Whole Grain Bread Slice
2- Orange, Kiwi
3- Spinach & Tofu Lasagna
4- Mac & "Cheese" Sauce with Salad
5- Fruit Salad

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Re: EggplantWizard's Online Training Journal

#18 Postby EggplantWizard » Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:22 am

It felt like a cardio day yesterday. Between jobs I had time to hit the elliptical for 50 minutes. I've noticed that I've been able to run harder and keep my heart rate lower than I had been able to when I first started. That makes me really happy!

I'll work two muscle groups tonight. Update coming later.

Meal Log

1- Oatmeal with Banana and Maple Syrup
2- Mac and "Cheese" (tofu, braggs aminos, nutritional yeast and more) with raw spinach
3- Protein Bar
4- Two slices of whole grain pizza loaded with veggies, no cheese of course!
5- Fruit Salad with a little v chocolate mouse.

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Re: EggplantWizard's Online Training Journal

#19 Postby EggplantWizard » Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:34 am

Yesterday I worked out my chest a little after a longer than usual cardio session (for me)

Workout Log

40 minutes on the elliptical on interval. I increased resistance from all precious days.

Chest:

1- Press. Up to 110 lbs. 10, 12, 13
2- Flyes 10, 10, 12


Meal Log

1- Granola with soy milk and blueberries
2- Grape Leaves, Orange
3- Tofurkey and Artichoke sandwich, spinach salad
4- Protein Bar
5- Chana Saag and Rice

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Re: EggplantWizard's Online Training Journal

#20 Postby EggplantWizard » Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:58 pm

Today I had to make it a quick one, work ran late and I had to pick my kids up early.

Workout Log

25 minutes on the elliptical on interval

Back:
1- Rows 8, 10, 12, 10
2- Pulldowns 8, 10, 12, 10
3- Extensions 12, 14, 18

Meal Log

1- Oatmeal with Maple, Banana
2- Grape Leaves and Olives
3- Tofurkey Sandwich with "Cheese" Whiz and Tapanade. Spinach Salad. Orange
4- Peanuts and Water
5- Flatbread Pizza with Spinach, Artichoke Hearts, Olives, Caramelized Onions, and Daiya Shreds.

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Re: EggplantWizard's Online Training Journal

#21 Postby EggplantWizard » Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:10 pm

I switched up my normal routine today for something new I read on this forum. I worked all muscle groups, one set each. I'll check results in a few weeks of two days on, one day off. Cardio every day of course.

Workout Log

30 minutes on the elliptical on interval setting.

1- Arm Curls 70 lbs, 08, 10, 12
2- Shoulder Press 90 lbs 8, 10, 12
3- Leg Sled 250 lbs 10, 15, 15
4- Tricep Pulldowns 70 lbs 8, 10, 12
5- Back Pulldowns 110 lbs 8, 10, 12
6- Calf Push 90 lbs 10, 12, 15

I felt great after this workout, I'll see how it goes. If anyone's reading any input would be greatly appreciated.

Meal Log

1- Whole Wheat Waffles, Blueberries, and a touch of (V) Semi Sweet Chocolate (for the kids, come on!)
2- Spicy Garlic Tofu, Rice
3- Protein Drink blended with 1/2 banana, 1 cup spinach, 20 blueberries, 2 strawberries, and 6 blackberries
4- Pad See Ew with Tofu and Vegetables

I'm not sure if I'm eating enough. I don't feel unsatisfied, and I have a (quite) a bit of weight to lose, so while muscle building is a goal of mine, shedding the pounds is the main goal. Any nutritional insight would also be most helpful. I'm a pro chef, not a nutritionist. I'm reading as much as I can on nutrition, but my college degree is in Culinary Arts. We took nutrition classes but they were of course tainted by our government's responsibility to push the meat and dairy agenda.

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Re: EggplantWizard's Online Training Journal

#22 Postby EggplantWizard » Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:56 pm

Workout Log

25 minutes of elliptical on interval.

1- Bicep Flyes 8, 10, 12
2- Lat Pulldowns8, 10, 12
3- Leg Extensions 8, 10, 12
4- Tricep Pulldowns 8, 10, 12
5- Rows 8, 10, 12

Meal Log

1- Whole Grain Waffle, Banana, Blueberries
2- Protein Bar
3- Flatbread Pizza w/ Spinach, Roasted Garlic, Onions, Olives, Daiya Cheese
4- Bean Burritos

Today felt great at the gym, I like the new routine I've started.

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Re: EggplantWizard's Online Training Journal

#23 Postby EggplantWizard » Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:02 am

The routine I've been following called for an off day yesterday. I went to the gym for cardio only.

Workout Log

40 minutes on the elliptical on interval.

Meal Log

1- Oatmeal, Banana
2- Steamed Edamame w/ Braggs Aminos
3- Tofurkey and Spinach on Flatbread, Orange
4- While Grain Spaghetti w/ "meat" sauce, Spinach salad
5- Protein Smoothie

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Re: EggplantWizard's Online Training Journal

#24 Postby EggplantWizard » Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:37 pm

Back to the routine.

Workout Log

25 Minutes on the elliptical on interval.

1- Lat Pulldowns 8, 10, 12
2- Bicep Curls 8, 10, 12
3- Leg Sled 10, 15, 15
4- Chest Press 8, 10, 12
5- Shoulder Press 8, 10, 12
6- Calf Raises 12, 15, 15

Meal Log

1- Oatmeal, Banana
2- Protein Bar
3- Whole Grain Spaghetti with "Meat" Sauce and Spinach, Orange
4- Granola, Banana
5- Tofu & Spinach Wrap
6- Fruit Smoothie

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Re: EggplantWizard's Online Training Journal

#25 Postby EggplantWizard » Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:27 pm

Day four of the new routine.

Workout Log

25 Minutes on the Elliptical on interval. My heart is getting much stronger I assume. I am having to work much harder to get it up to 145 BPM than I had to just a couple weeks ago.

1- Pec Flyes 8, 10, 12
2- Leg Extensions 8, 10, 12
3- Tricep Pulldowns 8, 10, 12
4- Bicep Curls 8, 10, 12
5- Rear Flyes 8, 10, 12
6- Abs

Meal Log

1- Granola with Blueberries and Soymilk
2- Grape Leaves and a Tangerine
3- Peanut Tofu Wrap with Spinach, Carrots, Avocado
4- Banana, Tangerine
5- Pad Thai
6- Blueberry Spinach Smoothie

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Re: EggplantWizard's Online Training Journal

#26 Postby EggplantWizard » Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:58 pm

Off day today, just cardio.

Workout Log

55 Minutes on the elliptical on interval

Meal Log

1- Smoothie with Soy Milk, Raw Oats, Blueberries, Strawberries, Blackberries, Spinach
2- Grape Leaves, Olives, Tangerine
3- Tofurkey Wrap with Spinach, Avocado
4- Raw Broccoli Soup with V Sour Cream, Whole Grain Bread
5- Noodles & Tofu
6- Seven Layer Dip with Baked Tortilla Chips

I like the routine but I need to have more of a set weekly schedule rather than two days on one day off.

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Re: EggplantWizard's Online Training Journal

#27 Postby EggplantWizard » Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:10 pm

Went to the gym twice today. The first was to watch my kids' swimming lessons. So later I went back for myself!

Workout Log

30 Minutes on the elliptical on interval

1- Chest Flyes 10, 12, 12
2- Chest Press 10, 12, 10

Meal Log

1- Whole Grain Waffles, Superfood Smoothie
2- Spinach Lasagna, Carrots, Salad
3- Thai Burrito
4- Protein Bar

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Re: EggplantWizard's Online Training Journal

#28 Postby EggplantWizard » Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:49 pm

Yesterday was a busy day for me. I didn't make it to the gym but I played my kids' Active Life Explorer for the Wii for a while. (power pad game, good cardio).
I keep going back and forth between routines, which I know isn't going to be helpful. I'm still looking for a routine I can stick to. I got a suggestion yesterday fron a personal trainer (also a good friend) that I could do a four day a week routine based on movements rather than muscle groups (pressing, pulling etc.) I'll give that a go starting tonight.

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Re: EggplantWizard's Online Training Journal

#29 Postby EggplantWizard » Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:33 pm

Yesterday I went later in the evening. The gym is nice and quiet, I have free reign over any part of the gym I want to go in to.

Workout Log

30 Minutes on the elliptical on interval

1- Lat Pulldown 10, 12, 12
2- Rows 10, 12, 12
3- Lower Back Extensions 15, 15, 15

Meal Log

1- Granola with Almond Milk, Banana
2- Grape Leaves and Olives, Orange
3- Spicy Tofu, Eggplant, Green Beans
4- Veggie Pita with Rice
5- Bean Burritos

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Re: EggplantWizard's Online Training Journal

#30 Postby EggplantWizard » Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:37 pm

Today I felt a little discouraged. My weight loss seems to have plateaued. I need to figure out what I'm doing wrong or what I need to do more of. Just hit the gym for some cardio before I picked up my kids from school. 35 minutes on the elliptical on interval.

Meal Log

1- Granola with almond milk, banana, apple
2- Grape Leaves and olives
3- Spicy Tofu, Green Beans, Salad
4- Baked scoops and salsa
5- Whole Grain Spaghetti with Tempeh Meatballs
6- Chocolate Blueberry Smoothie


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