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 Post subject: Re: Colin's 2012 training journal
PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:34 am 
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Here's what I did in the weight room today:

Standing calf raises - 3 sets x 12 reps @ 175lbs
Prone leg curls - 3 sets x 10 reps @ 80lbs
Seated leg extensions - 3 sets x 10 reps @ 100lbs
Seated leg press - 3 sets x 15 reps @ 255lbs
Hip adductors - 3 sets x 12 reps @ 120lbs
Hip abductors - 3 sets x 12 reps @ 120lbs
Romanian db deadlifts - 3 sets each leg @ 25lbs
Seated shoulder press machine - 3 sets x 12 reps @ 120lbs
Db bicep curls on incline bench - 3 sets x 10 reps @ 25lbs each arm
Standing cable tricep extensions - 3 sets x 10 reps @ 90lbs
Cable crunches - 3 sets x 30 reps @ 150lbs

Here's what I ate:

Breakfast - amaranth with rice milk, chopped dates, & cranberries, black tea with rice milk
Post workout snack - vega smoothie with raw protein shake
Lunch - 2 gardein scalopini with steamed mixed vegetables, green tea
Snack - almonds, banana, green tea
Dinner - large green salad with white kidney beans, & quinoa, apple, green tea
Snack - banana
Snack - 3 slices wholewheat toast, warm soy milk


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 Post subject: Re: Colin's 2012 training journal
PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:40 am 
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Nice 6.5 mile run this morning at a 9:00 minute pace, 58 minutes, 680 calories.

Here's what I ate today:

Breakfast - amaranth & oats with chopped dates & rice milk, black tea with rice milk
Post run snack - banana, then 20 mins later vega smoothie with raw protein shake
Lunch - green salad with 2 gardein scalopini, green tea
Snack - banana & almonds, green tea
Dinner - spring greens salad, white kidney beans, sunflower seeds, green tea
Snack - 2 slices sprouted grain bread toasted, warm rice milk


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 Post subject: Re: Colin's 2012 training journal
PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:47 pm 
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I managed to hit the weight room after work today. Here's what I did:


Pulls ups with hanging leg raises - 3 sets x 10 reps @ body weight
Dips - 3 sets x 15 reps @ body weight
Bench press - 3 sets x 10 reps @ 125lbs
Incline bench - 3 sets x 10 reps @ 100lbs
Front db raises - 3 sets each arm x 12 reps @ 20lbs
Shoulder press machine - 3 sets x 12 reps @ 130lbs
Cable crunches - 3 sets x 30 reps @ 150lbs
High cable rows - 3 sets x 10 reps @ 200lbs
Cable pull downs - 3 sets x 10 reps @ 90lbs
Seated back extensions - 3 sets x 20 reps @ 170lbs
and... wait for it.... planks - 2 sets x 60 seconds! :) It was hard to go the full minute each time but I did it.

Food:

Breakfast - oats with raisins, almond milk, black tea with rice milk
Snack - banana & almonds, green tea
Lunch - spring greens salad, sunflower seeds, apple, pinto beans, green tea
Post weights snack - Vega smoothie with Raw Protein shake
Dinner - 2 vegan Boca burgers, large dish steamed veggies with panang curry sauce, glass water
Snack - 2 slices sprouted grain toast, water


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 Post subject: Re: Colin's 2012 training journal
PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:33 pm 
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I managed to drag my butt out of bed this morning at 4:30am so I could be out running by 5:30am. Did a 6 mile run with the middle 3 being a tempo run at an 8"30 pace. Overall pace for the full 6 miles was 9:00. It was cold this morning so I wore 4 shirts and running tights!

Here's what I ate today:

Breakfast - oats, raisins, almond milk, coffee with rice milk
Post run - Vega smoothie with Raw Protein shake
Snack - banana & almonds
Lunch - spring greens, pinto beans, green tea
Snack - apple, green tea
Dinner - brown rice, black beans, pinto beans, mixed veggies, water to frink
snack - 2 slices sprouted grain toast, warm rice milk


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 Post subject: Re: Colin's 2012 training journal
PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:35 pm 
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Today turned into one of those days I don't like - a recovery day! ;) My assistant called in sick so I had to work an extra 5 hours on top of my own shift to cover. Didn't get a single break in over 10 hours. I was planning on hitting the weights after work but that didn't happen, and I didn't get up and run this morning because I thought I'd be hitting the weight room. Oh well, best laid plans and all that.

At least the food stayed on track today -

Breakfast - millet with almond milk & raisins, coffee with rice milk
Snack - almonds, green tea
Lunch - spring green salad with pinto beans, green tea
Snack - banana, green tea
Dinner - home made corn chowder with white bread (not the healthiest I know!), water
Snack - 2 slices sprouted grain toast, water


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 Post subject: Re: Colin's 2012 training journal
PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:59 am 
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Can't believe that I forgot to post yesterday! Yesterday was an awesome 16 mile hill run :) I shaved 40 seconds per mile off the overall time (11 minutes in total) compared tot he last time I ran the same route. Why? Well, I used a Vega pre-energizer and switched to Vega gels this time around so maybe that was it.

A also did 30 minutes of yoga when I got home while the muscles were still warm.

Here's what I ate:

Breakfast - millet with almond milk & dried cherries, coffee with rice milk
Pre-run - Vega pre-workout energizer
Post run - Vega smoothie & raw protein shake
Lunch - tofu scramble, banana, kiwi fruit, water
Snack - almonds
Dinner - Sweet Tomatoes salad bar, baked potato, water
Snack - 2 slices sprouted grain toast, water


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 Post subject: Re: Colin's 2012 training journal
PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:09 am 
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Sunday was busy for us with the kids' fashion show, and I had the beginnings of a head cold, sore throat, etc - it's going round and I normally old get a mild dose if at all. The show went well and made the local tv news :) http://www.fox11az.com/news/local/Diamo ... 37754.html Despite being busy, I managed to sneak in 30 minutes of yoga in the morning morning :)

I hit the weights yesterday morning - still felt a little under the weather so I took it easy. Here's what I did:

Standing calf raises - 3 sets x 12 reps @ 275lbs
Prone leg curls - 3 sets x 10 reps @ 80lbs
Seated leg extensions - 3 sets x 10 reps @ 100lbs
Seated leg press - 3 sets x 15 reps @ 235lbs
Hip abductors - 3 sets x 12 reps @ 120lbs
Hip adductors - 3 sets x 12 reps @ 120lbs
Standing cable tricep extensions - 3 sets x 12 reps @ 70lbs
Incline bench bicep curls - 3 sets x 10 reps @ 25lbs each arm

I still feel sick today, so I think I need to take a recovery day. I'm working another 1pm to 10pm shift so I'll need some energy to get through that!


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 Post subject: Re: Colin's 2012 training journal
PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:17 pm 
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Well, I'm still sick... at least it didn't start until the New You New Year month was over LOL It's just a head cold but I have low energy and I don't feel up to working out. So the last two days have been recovery days, eating a little and often, trying to stick to what I normally eat, but a few comfort carbs (extra bread mainly) creeping in. Otherwise lots of wholesome balanced nutritious food. Hopefully I'm on the tail end of this thing... I want to get back to working out!


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 Post subject: Re: Colin's 2012 training journal
PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:11 am 
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Hey Colin! Just wanted to drop you a note to let you know how impressive and inspring your consistency in journaling and training is! I hope you had a great month doing the New You for the New Year Challenge and working with Ellen! I work with Robert and just wanted to let you know that he will be sending out an announcement soon with information on claiming prize packages for eligible journals, so be on the lookout for that! And we'll be working to get those packages mailed out beginning the second week of February. Exciting stuff! :D

Great work!! Thanks for all your support of VBB, and I hope you'll continue to stick around and be a valuable member of the VBB community!

Feel better soon!

All the best,
Karen


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 Post subject: Re: Colin's 2012 training journal
PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:10 am 
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Thanks, Karen! This challenge has been a great experience and definitely kept me motivated. I'm planning on continuing the online journal and staying on the forum - it's an awesome community! You and Robert, and everyone else who put this together... you all rock! Thanks so much for doing this :)


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 Post subject: Re: Colin's 2012 training journal
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:41 pm 
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Yet another day of not feeling 100%, but I'm definitely on the mend :) Hoping to go hit the weights tomorrow, or even to try running.

Here's what I ate today:

Breakfast - steel cut oats, chia seeds, raisins, almond milk. Coffee with rice milk
Snack - banana & sunflower seeds, green tea
Lunch - Yves "roast beef" with whole gran mustard on 2 slices sprouted grain bread, 2 tomatoes, green tea
Dinner - broccoli slaw stir fry with sprouted tofu, mushrooms, & gardein. Ginger green tea.


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 Post subject: Re: Colin's 2012 training journal
PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:01 am 
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Hey Colin! Got your email request to have your journal reviewed for eligibility for the NYNY challenge. Of course you are eligible, and we'll be shipping prize packages mid-February. Great job this month! Ellen said how great you were to work with, too. :)

Feel better soon!
Karen


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 Post subject: Re: Colin's 2012 training journal
PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:49 am 
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Thanks, Karen! Ellen was awesome... I feel so blessed to have been able to work with her. So inspirational, funny, knowledgeable.. a wonderful person :)

Feeling much better today so now to decide... weights, or a run? Or both! LOL I guess I'll start slow and ease back into it :)

Looking forward to the prize package. Thanks so much for working on the NYNY!


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 Post subject: Re: Colin's 2012 training journal
PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:51 pm 
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Got back in the workout game today and it felt great! Finally over the head cold so ventured into the gym.

Pull ups with hanging leg raises - 3 sets x 10 reps @ body weight
Seated cable rows - 3 sets x 10 reps @ 200lbs
Seated leg press - 3 sets x 15 reps @ 255lbs
Prone leg curl - 3 sets x 10 reps @ 80lbs
Seated leg extensions - 3 sets x 10 reps @ 100lbs
Shoulder press - 3 sets x 12 reps @ 130lbs
Bench press (Smith machine) - 3 sets x 10 reps @ 125lbs
Incline bench - 3 sets x 10 reps @ 105lbs
Seated back extensions - 3 sets x 20 reps @ 170lbs

Ended up jogging a little ways as I helped Ilaria learn to ride her bike. Running along holding the bike to steady it, but she did most of the work :)

Here's what I ate today:

Breakfast - millet with almond milk, chia seeds, dried cherries. Coffee with rice milk.
Post workout snack - raw protein shale with Vega WFO
Lunch - broccoli slaw stir fry with garden, banana, water
Snack - coffee with rice milk, banana
Dinner - 2 vegan Boco burgers, olive tapenade, 2 slices sprouted grain protein bread, kale salad, water

All in all, a great day AND I found Vega WFO large tub on sale at Sunflower Market for $39 instead of $70! Like I said, a great day :)


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 Post subject: Re: Colin's 2012 training journal
PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:34 am 
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Nice! Great sales on Vega WFHO going on right now! VeganEssentials and VeganProtiens both have it on huge discount as well, in case you want to stock up! :)


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