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 Post subject: Re: Sherrie's Training Journal
PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:39 am 
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Hi Sherrie!

So, what's the Greek yogurt substitute you've found that you like? Just curious. Truthfully, I don't know the difference between Greek yogurt and 'regular' yogurt! And I've also gotta ask, what is a Picky bar? I see that several times througout your journal, but I don't know what it is.

You're really doing great! Keep up the great work!

-Karen


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 Post subject: Re: Sherrie's Training Journal
PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:58 am 
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Hey Sherrie! I see you haven't posted in a few days, and I hope all is well and that you're staying motivated and inspired!

Hope you had a wonderful weekend and a productive and happy week ahead!

All the best!
Karen


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 Post subject: Re: Sherrie's Training Journal
PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:49 pm 
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January 16,
UGH!!!!! After being on the road all weekend I have not been able to post! So here is an update to the last few days.
First- Karen- I have used Coconut 'yogurt' but now am using other forms of protein. Picky Bars are a product of runner Lauren Fleshman and posse. They are natural, home-made bars that are gluten free and dairy free. They contain a great ratio of protein and carbs, easy on the stomach. She sells them from their website.

Friday- No workout.
At the vet during the few hours I had due to a late start at work.
On the road to Chicago the second half of the day then meetings. Dinner served for the conference I was attending was not good on my stomach. Blech.
Meals- Smoothies x2
Picky Bar in the car.
Packed some snack items like a package of shake n go smoothies, dates, seeds, apples, and vegan protein shakes.
Dinner was a vegetarian ravioli and mushroom soup. Not good on the bod.

Saturday-
3 mile run, abs, and a short circuit on the hotel machines.

Meals:
B- fruit and protein shake
S- Picky Bar
L- Vegetarian option at the conference (veggie layer with red sauce)
Note- also did not set well with me. Spent the afternoon in the room. ugh.
Walked Michigan Ave.
D- Vino, veggies and hummus. Then we visited the salad bar and I made a wonderful vegan salad to eat back at the room.

Sunday-
No Workout :(
B- Fruit and bagel
Protein shake
On the road back home- stopped at a mall and had veggies and steamed rice.
Flat tire :( 4 hours from home.
In the car had seeds, chocolate, coffee, ....must I go on? Not a good day.

Today- back at it!!!!!!
Getting the tire fixed.
Had a pro-bar upon rising (long night of sleep :D )
Gonna enjoy lunch with hubby before car appointment. Greens and seeds.

Workout plan: 4 mile run. Upper body and abs then stairs.
I will let you know how that goes :)


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 Post subject: Re: Sherrie's Training Journal
PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:05 pm 
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Sounds like you had quite the trip! Glad youre home safe and sound, and I'll bet you're glad to get back into your routine!

Good luck this week, Sherrie!


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 Post subject: Re: Sherrie's Training Journal
PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:33 pm 
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January 17th!
Thanks Karen!

So last night I crumpled and snacked on chocolate and a nut mix pretty late. The scale was NOT kind to me this morning at all...
Today- Back on track!
Late start today so I slept in and packed my usual lunch. I was running around most the day since we also let out early (4 hours of school??) and will try to include all foods in this journal.

B- Green Smoothie
S- Sipped a cleanse drink from Arbonne throughout the day.
L- Rice cakes (2) with sunflower butter and a vegan protein shake
S- Dried mango and snack mix
D- Carrots, hummus, and tofurkey pieces

Workout: I did a dumbbell circuit and am heading to the gym for some cardio as soon as hubby gets home! Circuit:
Each exercise I completed with 10 lb bells and did 12 reps 2x
Shoulder press
One armed row
Chest press
Tri-Kick back
Stationary lunges w/weights
Squats
Ab press w/weight...then added 150 more crunches.

Tonight I will have my cleansing tea and no snacks!
Happy Day!


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 Post subject: Re: Sherrie's Training Journal
PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:37 pm 
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Great job, Sherrie!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Sherrie's Training Journal
PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:55 pm 
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January 18 and 19

16 hour day yesterday so no workout BUT my meals stayed in check!
Meals:
B- Smoothies (2)
S- Kashi Bar
L- Salad with beans and nuts and an apple
S- "cheese" stick and rice cake with nut butter
D- On the road- Pro-bar
S- Starving when I got home!! Snack mix

TODAY
Meals-
B: Smoothie
S: Smoothie
L- Salad with beans/nuts/"cheese" and an apple
S- Rice cake and nut butter
D- Lentil Soup
Having a more substantial lunch helps me with starvation when I get home after work.

Workout: 60 minute Bootcamp. UGH!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Sherrie's Training Journal
PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:23 pm 
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January 20th- Snow Day!!

Spent the morning at an eye appointment and catching up on Grimm episodes, FB, and emails. Sore from bootcamp yesterday but after I found out the hubby was also coming home early, I dedicated us to a gym visit.
Workout- 4 miles on the treadmill and a "hike" to and from the gym :)

Meals so far:
B- Smoothie
S- Amazing Grass Food Bar, coffee with Vegan Chai
Nuts and figs pre-gym visit.
Rest of the day looks like a salad with beans and nuts, then dinner at the local sushi place (walking- it's up the street). Any recommendations????

Movie night with the hubby tonight!!!
Looking forward to an active and snowy weekend!


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 Post subject: Re: Sherrie's Training Journal
PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 12:25 am 
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Have fun with your snow holiday!! Be safe and warm.


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 Post subject: Re: Sherrie's Training Journal
PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:53 am 
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Thanks Karen!!!
Last night we ended up going up the street (walked) to the Thai place. Had veggie with curry sauce...they make it with coconut milk!
Had a little vino and watched a movie...something upset my stomach though.
Better now.
Started the day off with a smoothie with Amazing Grass meal (thanks Eco-Vegan Gal) and my cleanse drink.
Heading to the eye doctor for a pre-op appt (lasik next week!!!!!) then off to the gym!


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 Post subject: Re: Sherrie's Training Journal
PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:18 pm 
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Jan 21 Full Day POst
Meals-
B- Smoothies
Rise Bar and Kaia Foods sunflower chunks
L- Snacked on a few mango slices since I thought we would be going to the gym
D- Early- after my eye appt- Chili's: Veggie Fajita w/out dairy additives
Munched on chips and salsa

Workout- None. Very sore today (hard to get outta the car!) so took a rest day and went shopping (does that walking count?).
Bought some hand weights to start running with tomorrow :)
Happy weekend!


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 Post subject: Re: Sherrie's Training Journal
PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 2:52 pm 
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Jan 22
Workout: 4.25 m run @ 42 minutes
3 of those miles with 3lb hand weights

Meals (so far)
Pre-Workout: Purefit bar and coffee
B- Green Smoothie with Amazing Grass, frozen strawberries and a banana

Next Meals: Tentative
L- Amy's Meal or salad with hummus and veggies
S- Larabar
D- Salad with veggies and beans


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 Post subject: Re: Sherrie's Training Journal
PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:58 am 
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January 23
Yesterday went well. Snow Day today---AGAIN!!!!
Meals so far:
Coffee with splash of Chocolate Soy milk.
B- Green smoothie
Plans for the rest of the day-
L- Salad with beans and nuts
S- Rice cake with nut butter
D- Vegan Chili

Workout Plan:
I start my half mary training so today was supposed to be an off day but I am going to move my training this week since I have eye surgery Wednesday.
Sooo- today will be a three mile run with my weights.


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 Post subject: Re: Sherrie's Training Journal
PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:05 pm 
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Will you be having Lasik surgery? Good luck!


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 Post subject: Re: Sherrie's Training Journal
PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:41 pm 
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Hi Karen!
I was supposed to have Lasik but they did another form instead which means a longer and more painful recovery. I had it yesterday. It's gonna get worse so this will be my last post until next week. Doctor told me no workouts for three weeks!!!! I asked about walking nect week and she said we would take it day to day but rest only these first days.
I am bummed but hoping for a great outcome.

So all you vegan athletes out there! It has been great posting and reading posts but I will have to put that on hold for a while,
SEE you all better later!


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