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 Post subject: Re: Gaia's Cut
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:21 am 
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Yes Freudian slip. I think the lack of coffee is starting to kick in lol. I have noticed I am more tired without the coffee but really trying to get away from stimulants

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 Post subject: Re: Gaia's Cut
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:23 am 
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I have those talks with my body too except I don't have anything to rub on it to help ease the aches.

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 Post subject: Re: Gaia's Cut
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:37 pm 
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You are probably detoxing - which always makes me fatigued, and sometimes a headache or body aches to go with it. Takes a week or two, and then it will pass.


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 Post subject: Re: Gaia's Cut
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:55 pm 
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I just ate a salad for dinner. My tummy is not happy right now. I know the cucumber was not good - after eating 3 slices and noticing the taste was off. I removed the rest - but I still have 3 slices going thru my GI tract. I think evening cardio will be spent at the gym and not outside - as I think I will be going to the bathroom before the hour of cardio is done. Well, it will not be fun, but maybe it will flush my GI tract out. I did take an extra probiotic tablet (I usually just take it in the morning after breakfast/meal#1) to help counter the bad bacteria that I ate. Let the BM's begin! and the weight will go down, down, down! LOL!

Ugh, what a day! The cut on my calf from the tumble I took this morning is showing a nasty bruising around the cut (about 2 inches on each side of the cut) - but on the bright side the palms of my hands were not too painful as i did the Arms workout today, though I did put on gloves to protect it from the bars of some of the barbells (they have that diamond pattern cut in the handles to keep your hands from slipping if they get all sweaty). Can't wait to crawl into bed tonight, close my eyes, and sleep till the morning. And then open my eyes, get up out of bed, and head for the trail! That is my favorite time of the day now - full of energy, communing with nature, saying hi to all the people I meet on the trail, and then weighing myself when I get home (which lately has not been too bad as it is going down, with the exception of the day or two after a re-feed day - but that is to be expected and I know this going in).


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 Post subject: Re: Gaia's Cut
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:09 pm 
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I have decided Monday I will start on the passion green tea. It will have me cutting my caffeine in half

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 Post subject: Re: Gaia's Cut
PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:48 am 
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Analyzing my diet and exercise routines. Need to find the magic foods and time to eat them to match my exercise routines. I am not getting 'ripped' yet. I am getting skinny though. But still there is a difference between being skinny/fit and being a cut up BBer.
Let the experimentation begin. . . .


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 Post subject: Re: Gaia's Cut
PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:33 pm 
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first come skinny then comes cut up...

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 Post subject: Re: Gaia's Cut
PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:39 pm 
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Today was an interesting day. I have tendinitis in the left delt, so I am babying it (have to - as the pain is intense) and taking some herbs (Devil's Claw and White Willow Bark) to help with the inflammation. Today was the first day I was able to do some heavy weights (with the help of the White Willow Bark I am sure) with such strict form (can not angle my upper body in any way that will twist the upper arm bone -connected to the shoulder girdle- in any way - otherwise PAIN! sharp stabbing pain and then an ebbing pain afterwards). I have been laying off the weights for about 2 weeks now, with no weights for 3 days now - even went without my cardio trail jog in the morning (the movement of the arms back and forth bothered it - that and the attacking black flies bombarding my head! bothersome beasts!).
I was also gloom and doom for 2 days now, and the eating went with it. I will say, that I now know that it takes me 2 days to fully carb load my body - I was in love with my body at the gym today. The muscles were all swole (unfortunately the abs were gone though) and I loved the fullness of it. Tried to do some posing, but I twisted my upper arm just a smidge - and it screamed at me. I do like to distort my body when posing.
So I also made some decisions. I have been wrecking my body for some time now, and losing 30lbs from March to now is impressive for me. I still have 10 more pounds that I have to lose, that will get me in the skinny to cut-up body image I want for a show. I have decided that I will probably not be able to make it for the July show, and that I will keep on working on getting ripped for the next show in the end of Sept (there are 2 shows in fact). I plan to stay this way, with maybe a clean bulk this winter, but I will never allow myself to get passed 145 again. It is just so hard to get off, and not worth eating sweet things every day (I should be able to eat at least 1 or 2 a week though - and savor every bite!). And yes, I feel the pressure slipping off my shoulders, but I can't slack off. My goal is to get to the Team Universe show, and both Sept shows are qualifiers for the National platform, so I have to keep right on working hard - but perhaps alittle bit more smarter, so that Pain isn't my ultimate teacher.


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 Post subject: Re: Gaia's Cut
PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:47 pm 
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Sorry to hear about the pain! I was dealing with that on my left knee for a couple weeks. Take it easy and ease back in don't want you down and out even longer :)

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 Post subject: Re: Gaia's Cut
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you should post some pics!!! and damn yes that is amazing, losing 30 lbs since march!!

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 Post subject: Re: Gaia's Cut
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jungleinthefrunk wrote:
you should post some pics!!! and damn yes that is amazing, losing 30 lbs since march!!


I agree with that!!


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 Post subject: Re: Gaia's Cut
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Thanks for the recognition of losing weight so far. I've had 2 people on my trail, stop me and first ask about my Vibram shoes, and then tell me how much weight I have lost! Those 2 people and you guys make me all proud inside. Photos are on the agenda for this week - if I can get over my phobia of posting pics of myself on the web.

Today was close to being the lowest weight: 144.6 - was 144.2 last week on the 13th. I have been a good girl for 3 days now - finally reigned in my eating binges (what your mind will do when you give it the idea that you are not going to do the show). And the eating binges were foods that are not on my approval list for dieting down - the whole pint of coconut milk Turtle Trails is what brought me back to my sense of dieting down still - it was so wickedly decadent! But I am back on the brown rice, sweet potatoes, and oatmeal/wheatbran list of approved carbs again. Didn't gain all that much I guess, if I am back down to my lowest weight already (oh yeah, my guilt was so bad that I wouldn't weigh myself while bingeing).

Did Biceps yesterday, and pushed the weights alittle bit. Found that the rope curls (both hands) did not aggravate my delts! Kept my elbows in, and stayed at peak contraction for 4 seconds or more with the last reps of each set - felt wonderful to feel only the bicep working. Pain is such a good teacher - you find out just how much you use the painful bodypart when working out the other bodyparts!

Today's morning cardio was muggy and buggy, but I managed to smile as the flies dive bombed my face! And I enjoyed the light breeze that came up on the way back home, to cool me off and blow the flies away! Whole Foods shopping, Chipotle run for the kids (Ugh!), and then going to do Back at the gym this afternoon.


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 Post subject: Re: Gaia's Cut
PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:39 am 
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You rock!!

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 Post subject: Re: Gaia's Cut
PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 2:40 pm 
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yay gaia! i love the choc chip mint lol!!

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 Post subject: Re: Gaia's Cut
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Did Back at the gym, and was able to do the same weights as last time - without hurting my delts at all! I've got this 'chest forward with elbows down to the sides' form done pat for all my lifts lately to keep my delts out of it. I don't have my red book with me, but I remember getting thrilled at doing the Machine Back Row w/Low Grip for a heavy set of 240 for 8 reps! The only thing that kind of hurt was the Hammer Strength Machine Back Row Pulldown - but then again it is so high up to pull the weight down in the first place, that it has the potential to pop my arm bone out of the shoulder socket! LOL! I stood on the seat to pull the weight down with my chest sticking way out - nobody around to see it thank goodness - but then again so boring at the gym with nobody around.


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