Vegan Curious

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Re: Vegan Curious

#211 Postby C.O. » Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:37 pm

Just read through your journal for the first time. Some excellent progress I can tell from the photos! I really loved when you wrote that your body is adequate but that you are not going to settle for adequate any longer.
Yum and that cake looked really good too.

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Re: Vegan Curious

#212 Postby Cown » Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:02 am

C.O. wrote:Just read through your journal for the first time. Some excellent progress I can tell from the photos! I really loved when you wrote that your body is adequate but that you are not going to settle for adequate any longer.
Yum and that cake looked really good too.

-Dylan



Thanks for taking the time to read through :) And thanks for reminding me of my own statement lol I've kinda gotten away from that mentality the last little while. Never too late to get back on track, though.
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Re: Vegan Curious

#213 Postby Cown » Sat Sep 22, 2012 5:45 pm

Bit of [what I hope to be] a minor set back this week...and I totally blame it on my cat. My male loves his cardboard box, and also loves noisely pawing at the edges at 5am when I half wake up but still have time to sleep...He'll only stop when I hit the end of the bed. I went to do this thursday morning, but I was laying on my side and had to crunch upwards...my leg didn't appreciate this. It's felt painful like it used to for the last few days. I did physio yesterday but cut the each set in half. I haven't done weights for my shoulder since monday, either. I was sore on tuesday, but in a good way, and my muscles were noticeably tired so I rested tuesday and wednesday.. then after lifting heavy dogs on my own, it was tired again for the latter part of the week. It feels good today, and I'm thinking of push ups...I'm just a little afraid to push my luck.
Thanks to a few work dinners and a client who likes to make us cheesecake, my diet has been horrid this week..but today I've been somewhat better..lol Aside from pancakes for breakfast I had rice cakes, oats with peanut butter, and chicken fingers, corn, and an obscene amount of green beans for dinner. I'm headed to the movies soon and I probably won't even want anything there because I'm still so full of beans. If it wears off, I have some almonds in my bag :)

Hope everyone's having a good weekend!
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Re: Vegan Curious

#214 Postby Cown » Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:50 pm

My leg seems to be worsening, and I think my pushups might be a reason why...quite depressing. I love push ups.
Haven't used any weights on my shoulders since last monday but I've still been doing my cuff exercises, things feel ok.
My new favourite food is oatmeal and peanut butter...so delicious. Add a side of egg whites and that's just a fantastic breakfast.
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Re: Vegan Curious

#215 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:58 am

Bummer about the leg, breakfast sounds like a winning combo though !!

You had a good weekend I hope?
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Re: Vegan Curious

#216 Postby Cown » Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:08 pm

The weekend was alright..open house at an animal rehab clinic, and went to see The Campaign with Will Farrel...I definitely recommend it to everyone. You won't be disappointed.

I feel pretty guilty lately for not doing physio as much as I should...but frankly I'm scared to. I know I should do it, though, it's the only thing that [in the end] makes my leg feel any better.
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Re: Vegan Curious

#217 Postby Cown » Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:53 pm

Anyone else psyched for the Olympia?! Video coverage starts in just over 90 minutes!! :)
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Re: Vegan Curious

#218 Postby Cown » Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:34 pm

Turns out I should have just stuck with the guilty feeling of avoiding my exercises. I did them yesterday (along with 3 sets of 15 push ups and 3 sets of lateral raises with 10lb DB [that felt awesome]) and this morning, and I'm barely walking now...Although that's not entirely accurate..I can walk just fine and no one knows any different because limping doesn't lessen the pain, so why bother walking funny? I've pretty much been lying down since I got home this afternoon since sitting also hurts...This is the worst I've been since I gave in months ago and went to the hospital to have it looked at. Not really sure what to do now..lol
I bought The Avengers today though, so between that and the Olympia in another hour I'm keeping somewhat occupied.

Hope everyone else is enjoying the weekend! Someone needs to go just smash it at the gym for me :wink:
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Re: Vegan Curious

#219 Postby Cown » Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:43 pm

Activity is still pretty limited, but I'm feeling a little better. I think I'm going to try reverting back to my original, though very limited, physio exercises and see if that helps at all. If not, I only have just over a week till my next appt.
Fortunately, I'm doing a bit better as far as diet..Cravings are minimal and I'm not even really tempted by the deliciously bad stuff in the store lol I'd like the scale to reflect this, but I'll take what I can get lol
There are some push ups to be done today :) Even if my leg isn't strong, my shoulder is [getting there].
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Re: Vegan Curious

#220 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Mon Oct 01, 2012 3:01 pm

Cown wrote:Anyone else psyched for the Olympia?! Video coverage starts in just over 90 minutes!! :)

Kai got robbed, made even worse by Phil's blatant cheating (continually stepping forward over the line and in front of Kai).

Rant over hehe. Hope you had a good weekend and your week is off to a good start :P
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Re: Vegan Curious

#221 Postby Cown » Mon Oct 01, 2012 3:49 pm

Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:
Cown wrote:Anyone else psyched for the Olympia?! Video coverage starts in just over 90 minutes!! :)

Kai got robbed, made even worse by Phil's blatant cheating (continually stepping forward over the line and in front of Kai).

Rant over hehe. Hope you had a good weekend and your week is off to a good start :P


haha Kai looked unreal, no question, and when he was doing his routine I thought he had it, but when they stood side by side...Phil had him beat. I was very disappointed that Nicole Wilkins lost the figure category, though..
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Re: Vegan Curious

#222 Postby Cown » Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:36 pm

Pushups and lateral raises (15 x 3, 10 x 3) today...I struggled to get through the push ups, but my shoulder wasn't even tired after. YAY! I think maybe next week I'll start doing light, but normal-style workouts...using low weights and high reps. I need to lean out anyway. SUPER excited at the thought of this! :D
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Re: Vegan Curious

#223 Postby Cown » Fri Oct 05, 2012 5:45 am

Forget starting next week...I started yesterday :)
Although I was beyond excited to get back to it, my fun was kinda ruined by the fact that I had to pay so much attention to my shoulder. I had to stop a little earlier than I would have liked...but I suppose all things considered, I did really well. Bi's and tri's are a bit sore right now, otherwise I don't feel any discomfort. Yay!

DB Bicep curls w/ 10lb - 20 x 2
Lateral raises w/ 10lb - 12 x 3
Tricep cable pull downs 20lb - 20 x 2
(Attempted) Bent over BB rows...I got through 7 and it didn't feel good so I stopped.
Pushups - 10 x 2, I got to 7 in a third set and again didn't feel good, so I stopped.

My shoulder felt pretty sore, but in an overused kinda way, not injured rotator cuff way lol, for about an hour after, then I was totally back to normal.
I'm going to hold off on trying weights again until...tuesday. That's only because I'm going to my parents' tomorrow and won't be around the gym.
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Re: Vegan Curious

#224 Postby robert » Sun Oct 07, 2012 2:09 pm

Hope the shoulder gets better and starts feeling strong and ready for proper training again soon.

Nice to see some good ol bodybuilding discussion going on here too. I don't follow it much these days but did tune it for a bit to watch some of the prejudging and then saw the announcement of top 10 the next day.

Have a fun time with your family. All the best.

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Re: Vegan Curious

#225 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:21 pm

Take it easy on the shoulder, they're sensitive things so maybe go easy on the overhead/pressing work for a while.

Hope you are having a great weekend Cown.
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