Day 1, Week 1 Of My "Challenge"

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Day 1, Week 1 Of My "Challenge"

#1 Postby No-excuses » Mon Jan 02, 2012 9:36 pm

What I ate today:
Breakfast: 2 scoops jarrow protein, 1 serving of plain oatmeal with water
Snack: Vega Protein Shake, 1 cup blueberries
Lunch: Seitan with tomato sauce, 1/2 cup brown rice with "carrot/veggie" homemade "Gravy
Snack: Cliff Bar, "vegan"
Dinner: 1 Morning star "vegan" burger (the new kind), brussel sprouts sauteed in olive oil and garlic, mashed cauliflower with olive oil and garlic, a lil vegan "butter".

Cals: 1,477
Protein: 118g
Carb: 161g
Fat: 48g

P/C/F: 29/42/29%


My workout:
Biceps and Triceps: 4 sets of 12 reps exercises. 3 exercises per muscle group.
Cardio: Walking uphill at 8%incline for 30 minutes (low intensity today)

Total exercise: 1 hr, 30 min lifting, 30 min. cardio.

Any thoughts??
My goal is to put on a lil muscle b4 leaning out. I am 5'1.5'' and weight 120lbs. I am 5-10lbs too much on this frame and the farthest I have ever been to being lean. I struggle the most with my vegan diet and understanding how to lean out on it. While on meat, I never struggled. I am 31years old and have been vegan for 1.5 years. Thanks everyone in advance for any advice!
-Jen

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Re: Day 1, Week 1 Of My "Challenge"

#2 Postby No-excuses » Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:47 pm

Day2, Week 1

Breakfast: vega sport protein, 1 C blueberries (postworkout)
Snack: oatmeal and apple slices made in water, seitan plain
Lunch: Tofu and broccoli chinese style with brown rice
Snack: Vegan sport protein
Dinner: Seitan, 1/2 C wild rice, cauliflower "mash"

Supplements: b12, multi, calcium


Workout:
Back: 3 exercises. 4 sets of 12 for each exercise - 30 min.
Cardio: 30 min. of hard intervals running, increases speed each minute, then a 1 min. recovery.

Total workout time: 1 hour

Any comments are always welcome!

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Re: Day 1, Week 1 Of My "Challenge"

#3 Postby No-excuses » Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:20 pm

Day 3, Week 1

Breakfast: jarrow protein mixed with water, plain oats made in water with 1tsp of agave nectar
Snack: Vega sport protein, 1 C blueberries (post workout)
Lunch: Brown rice (1/2 c) 2 Morning star "vegan patties, ketchup
Snack: Vega sport protein mixed in water
Dinner: eggplant cutlets-4..too many :(, broccolinni sauteed in olive oil and garlic, vegan pita chips - too many! 2 servings

Cardio Today, low intensity/steady state: on the elliptical for 50 minutes. Incline at a 10, resistance at a 7.

No lifting today.

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Re: Day 1, Week 1 Of My "Challenge"

#4 Postby No-excuses » Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:31 pm

Hey Everyone!
I am so happy to be back, had some login trouble and didn't get it resolved till now!! So here's the diet for today...

BF: Vega Sport Protein with water, 1 rice cake unsalted
Snack: (postworkout) Vegan " (usually I have a banana also, but today was crazy)
Lunch: green leafy salad with vinegar and oil, 1 veggie burger
Snack: Amy's bean burrito
Dinner: 3 bean soup with pasta and tomato type broth

Today was not stellar in the eating department, I need to clean things up a bit more. My goal is put on a bit more muscle in the next two months,then lean out like a bad ass! haha. Any thoughts on this process would be appreciated as always.

Todays workout was legs.

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Re: Day 1, Week 1 Of My "Challenge"

#5 Postby No-excuses » Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:21 pm

What I ate today:

BFast: Vega Sport Protein mixed in water, banana
Snack: 1/2 vegan protein bar
Lunch: Spring mix with vinegar and oil, 1 Morning star vegan patty
Snack: skipped today,
Dinner: Too much :( Vegan "quesidilla", veggie burger on white bread, yam fries..just bad. I ate too much because I skipped my mid-afternoon meal and we had friends over for "take out" dinner. Between my 2 daughters running around and trying to hold a conversation, I was just inhaling food. This was a high calorie dinner.

On top of that, today was a rest day! What do you guys do to make up for a poor eating day? Do you do extra cardio/workout?

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Re: Day 1, Week 1 Of My "Challenge"

#6 Postby Synny667 » Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:51 pm

I don't beat myself up. I acknowledge my binge and just put it behind me. I just hit the gym hard but that is a given period for me anymore. They are calling me beast now haha. But seriously don't beat yourself up over it. Just portion it out and enjoy :)
I do because I can. I can because I want to. I want to because you said I couldn't.

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If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you

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Re: Day 1, Week 1 Of My "Challenge"

#7 Postby No-excuses » Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:46 pm

SYNNY667,
Thanks for the kind words! I appreciate it :) I was beating myself up a bit.

Today:
BF: Vega sport protein mixed in water, banana (post workout)
SNack: Vega, strawberries
Lunch: veggie wrap with hummus
Snack: Vega sport protein mixed in water
Dinner: Vega sport protein in water, green beans, brussel sprouts with a lil olive oil, and red potatoes roasted in O. oil and rosemary


Workout for today:
Back : 4 sets of pulls down, close grip: 4 x 15 reps
Back: Bent over rows, reverse grip: 4 x 10
Bent over single arm rows: 2 x 15, 2 x 10
This took about 30 min.

Cardio: 40 minutes: Every 3 minutes, go super high intensity for 1 minute. Repeat for 40 minutes.

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Re: Day 1, Week 1 Of My "Challenge"

#8 Postby Synny667 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:04 pm

Your welcome :) I know we all have our slip ups
I do because I can. I can because I want to. I want to because you said I couldn't.

I don't make excuses... I make results

If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you

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Re: Day 1, Week 1 Of My "Challenge"

#9 Postby No-excuses » Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:50 pm

Lately, I've been having a few!!

BF: Vega Sport protein with water, orange
Snack (postworkout: " "
Lunch: veggie and hummus wrap
Snack: Vega sp. protein mixed in water, vegan cookie
Dinner: 1/2 yam, lots of kale, and 1 Morning star veg burger

WORKOUT:
Back - 3 exercises of 4 x 12reps
15 min intervals on spin bike
15 min. intervals on elliptical

My low back is really bothering me today, so I took it easier than I'd like. Did some rehab exercises for it and my shoulders, which have also been strangely bothering me! How about you guys?

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Re: Day 1, Week 1 Of My "Challenge"

#10 Postby Synny667 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:18 pm

I slipped up today myself... cornbread was sooooo yummy!!! Yes I beat myself up for like 3 mins
I do because I can. I can because I want to. I want to because you said I couldn't.

I don't make excuses... I make results

If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you

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Re: Day 1, Week 1 Of My "Challenge"

#11 Postby No-excuses » Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:33 pm

Ok, I'm back. Took forever between everyone in our family being sick and me caregiving!

Today:
Workout: Cardio intervals for 45 min/abs

Bfast: Vega Sport Perf. protein mixed in water with 1 banana
Snack: Vega ""
Lunch: seitan stew with veggies
Snack: same
Dinner: black bean and zucchini tacos with vegan "cheese", vegan brownie from health shop

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Re: Day 1, Week 1 Of My "Challenge"

#12 Postby C.O. » Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:10 pm

What's jarrow protein? Is that a brand or a type of food? Does it taste good? I'm usually taking vega or hemp blends. Always looking to change it up though.

-Dylan

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Re: Day 1, Week 1 Of My "Challenge"

#13 Postby Synny667 » Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:17 pm

Dylan jarrow formula is a brand of protein. It is very bland but by far the only rice protein I can drink with water.
I do because I can. I can because I want to. I want to because you said I couldn't.

I don't make excuses... I make results

If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you

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Re: Day 1, Week 1 Of My "Challenge"

#14 Postby C.O. » Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:22 pm

Cool thanks for posting.


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