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 Post subject: Re: Gaia's Cut
PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:11 pm 
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Remember I said chaotic cardio?

I took off on the bike, and got up to the 8.0 trail head mile marker before I even knew it! The weather was warm but cool enough to softly hit my face and kept me refreshed. And there were so many painted turtles on the trail to look at! And the frogs were humming their courting songs loudly. It was wonderful to be out!

Then I noticed that I had to go pee really bad, and there were no leaves on the trees, and it was pretty much farmland (wide open meadows) around the trail. I knew that there was a nice restroom at the 12.0 mile marker (which is alot closer than the 8.0 to go back). So I got there, released all the water I had so far (smoothie before long bike ride not a good idea), and felt much better. Unfortunately it was now 12.0 miles to go back! 24 mile round trip?

It must have been hilarious to watch me get off the bike and try to walk into my house by the time I got back (2 hours and 20 minutes later). I gulped down some protein into me, took a nice long hot shower, laid down on my bed for an hour, and then got up and headed to the gym to do Chest. It felt good to walk around the gym to keep my legs from stiffing up, and I was able to do a decent Chest workout (heavy weights of my PBs and then descending sets of reps till failure afterwards). It is now about 12 hours later when I first took off this morning and the quads around the kneecaps are just hurting/swollen. Glad tomorrow is just Biceps, and Delts the next day. I have 3 days till Leg day. . . stupid or genius . . we shall see.


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 Post subject: Re: Gaia's Cut
PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 6:09 pm 
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My legs didn't give out on me today as I did a 5 mile trail jog this morning. I did have to stop about 3 times (once was to cross the busy road) to keep my nausea away at bay (for some reason I was getting light headed and nausea - yeah, could be dehydration - haven't gotten alot of water in me that early in the morning - just enough to get the supplements down and a shot glass of grape juice water to get my metabolism started).

I laid out in the sun again (20 minutes on each side again), then ate lunch, and then went to the gym to do Biceps. Was there for only an hour this time (talked about Thrive the book by Brendan Brazier to some people who read the book just recently and were interested in what little steps to take to become vegan - for the last couple of minutes - while I drank my Post-Accelerator Recovery drink).

Now I am off to do my 1 hour trail walk before it gets dark.

Wt after the run: 164.4 (down from the 167.4 last week - but not the 162 scheduled for the end of this week)


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 6:24 pm 
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wow two hours of cardio plus an hour of lifting! nice work! surely your weight will start dropping faster and faster! nice work :)

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 Post subject: Re: Gaia's Cut
PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:37 pm 
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the answer would be Genius!


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 Post subject: Re: Gaia's Cut
PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:11 am 
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Biceps was a breeze, but probably too much so because I did not get sore the next day or the next, and still had my 2 mile trail walk at dusk (getting to be my favorite thing to do to end the day).

Doing Legs two days after the bike ride was OK. I started off with isolated exercises this time (mixing it up), so Leg Extensions and Leg Curls were the starters. Both were heavy weight attainable. Then the Leg Press. I got ten 45 plates on each side and moved it OK for 15 reps in the locked safety position (my partner was there to help keep it in place as I lightly touched the bottom safety latch and was able to push it up to the top safety latch). Then the adductor/abductor machines, and then I snuck in 4 sets of Sump Squats for 25 reps with 180 lbs to burn the buttocks. Did also a 2 mile trail walk in the morning (1 hour of walking) as it was Leg day, and I finished with my 2 mile trail walk at dusk.

Today is Delt day. My legs feel like they could go for a trail walk, but I've decided against it. They feel really SWOLE right now, so they are still repairing - I will give them a break today - though it is so nice outside! The noisy birds woke me up this morning - left my window open all night long! How wonderful that is! Very brisk in my bedroom this morning, but still had a warm feeling to it.

Tai Chi is being offered at the gym today. It will interfere with my Delt workout - unless I get there early and train, and use the tai chi to gather my energy back up afterwards. Oooh, sounds like a plan!


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:13 am 
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I wish I could try a Tai Chi class!!! Lucky woman you!!!

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Didn't try the Tai Chi class yesterday. It was a wise old teacher with about 4 older women - around his age, in the class. I did not want to disturb the dynamics of the class just yet (being his first day and all, and those women were adoring him! I think I will wait till the class gets established and then be the dumb young girl in the class, and let all those wise women show off in front of me of what they know - this was my thinking at the time, actually I wasn't done with my Delt workout yet!).


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 Post subject: Re: Gaia's Cut
PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:18 am 
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I would have been the person to actually stop my workout and hit up the tai chi class then go back to my workout lol

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 Post subject: Re: Gaia's Cut
PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:28 am 
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Delt workout yesterday was good. I almost had the whole stack on the Star Trac Shoulder Press (at 225lbs). Back workout tonight. Trail run this morning.

Binged last night by having 2 pieces of bread with EB butter on it last night. My weight is back up, but I am happy with the big BM I had this morning (unfortunately it didn't let my weight go back down though). I shall still keep on fighting!


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:33 am 
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When I read the I shall still keep on fighting Eye of the Tiger popped in my head and visions of Rocky working out danced in my head

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 Post subject: Re: Gaia's Cut
PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:21 pm 
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If only I could look like Sly in that movie! I want some definition dang it! Maybe the 5 mile trail jog this morning will help it along!

Partner has pronounced herself sick! So I went to the gym alone and did my Back. And the gym was pretty much empty (being that it is so nice outside). So it was quite the chore to get thru everything and try to lift really heavy, with a few high rep descending sets thrown in to burn the muscle to failure.

In between exercises, I did get to talk to the office lady, and she kept talking about cabbage today. That sounded so good! I went to the store on my way home from the gym and bought a small head of cabbage (ate 1/2 of it already with seiten sausage) and a quarter wedge of watermelon (for late night snacking perhaps? to go with my protein shake).

It is threatening to thunderstorm outside, so no trail walk tonight. I am thinking of going back to the gym and doing 30 minutes of HIIT on the elliptical to my playlist. We shall see. The cabbage has made my tummy so full, and that is making me sleepy. Mmmm, digesting takes alot out of you when your energy is already depleted.


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 Post subject: Re: Gaia's Cut
PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:49 pm 
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Yeah I wish I had the muscles he had.... men are so lucky but girl muscles are sexier

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 Post subject: Re: Gaia's Cut
PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 10:51 am 
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Hurt my left femur bone somehow. It hurts up at the truncator (the large knob at the top by the hip) and runs down the outside to my knee (the pain wraps around the knee - not inside the knee). So I did not go to the gym at all yesterday!!! Shock to me to say the least. But I tried the leg out this morning, and it was a little achy this morning as I got out of bed, but I headed to the gym and tried the elliptical. When I do a straight forward motion, the leg doesn't hurt. Thank goodness! If my legs get injured, then how am I suppose to do cardio? And I would rather do cardio than taper my diet even more! Today, after heading towards Whole Foods for grocery shopping, I will go and do Chest at the gym this afternoon. The Triceps I missed yesterday will be added in to the Biceps routine for tomorrow. One more week to get down to 160. Now I am just getting damn mad at the stubborn bodyfat, and will use that as my fuel to get thru dieting and cardio this week. I am thinking of adding cardio at night (not just the 2 mile walk at night/dusk) to get some of the bodyfat to budge. I promised myself to buy a new outfit when I get down to 160, so that is also inspiring me.


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 Post subject: Re: Gaia's Cut
PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 10:58 am 
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If it helps I have up peanut butter for the weekend. I miss it already. I want to see my weight drop more

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 Post subject: Re: Gaia's Cut
PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:16 pm 
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Given up all of your peanut butter? Wow, that is a pretty big step! Well, you should see how you react to it. It might have kept you from going overboard with a food binge. Maybe you can "treat" yourself every 3rd day or something like that (see if you want to binge on the third day - say Tuesday or Wednesday - if so then use the peanut butter! - but perhaps just a small amount, not the amount you would have eaten if you hadn't given it up - just to tease the body into thinking you are giving in and will be eating peanut butter again all the time - all the while giving another calorie deficit that will add up at the end of the month as weight loss).


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