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Re: Synny's training journal

#931 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:27 pm

That's the attitude !!!! Every distance is its' own challenge, I wouldn't even say that the 10km is harder than the 5km as you run them differently. Once you get past the 10km (half marathon, full marathon etc) it gets tougher but 5 and 10km races IMO are highly achievable for most people that like to run a bit.
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Re: Synny's training journal

#932 Postby Synny667 » Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:37 pm

Don't know that I would want to do a full or half marathon but down the road who knows. Right now my eyes are on the 5k. Just kinda hoping that this running will help me drop some unwanted pounds. A girl can hope right?
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#933 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Fri Oct 12, 2012 5:08 pm

You'll drop weight I'm sure. If not then just manipulate your calories and macros until you do start to drop.

I always said I would never do a marathon, haha yeah right.
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#934 Postby Synny667 » Fri Oct 12, 2012 5:44 pm

I know I am trying to get more disciplined with my diet so when it comes time to cut for a comp I will have my binge eating under control. I still have episodes of emotional and boredom eating.
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#935 Postby Synny667 » Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:22 pm

I wasn't even trying to beat my time from the last 5k I ran was just trying to hold a steady pace but I STILL beat my time from last 5k... only 9 sec but that is still 9 sec faster than me a week ago! I probably could have done better but with my run this morning I was starting to feel really drained by about mile 2 and started having problems staying focused. My calves were starting to burn and since I didn't want to give up or quit I just walked jogged walked jogged the rest of the time. My buddy took a pic of me jogging. I am just so proud of myself considering where I was even just a month ago! Yay me :D
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#936 Postby Synny667 » Sat Oct 13, 2012 6:30 am

Plans for the day don't include running :/ Don't want to get burnt out on running yet lol. I have a lot of running around to do today. Need to go grocery shopping, do laundry, probably go ahead and do a couple day meal prep, make some doggie stew for my pooches and then I am going to relax by going to the symphony! I hope to get lost in the sweet sounds of the oboe. I haven't been to one since the 3rd grade and haven't played an instrument since the 6th grade. Is it safe to say that music is in my blood? Won't be doing any weight training today just cardio after I spot my buddy after his run. I am thinking about adding kombucha to my diet. I can't make it due to lack of counter space but love that wonderful drink!!!
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Re: Synny's training journal

#937 Postby Synny667 » Sat Oct 13, 2012 9:46 am

So I actually paid closer attention at the health food store and found a local kombucha for $2.99 pretty darn good price since all the others are about $1 more. Come to find out $2.50 of it is a bottle deposit! I can't wait to taste it and see if it will be the brand I stick with.
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Re: Synny's training journal

#938 Postby Synny667 » Sat Oct 13, 2012 3:11 pm

Ok decided to ultimately take today off from the gym and worked with my buddy instead. Was late eating lunch so had lunch and supper at once and will have a nice snack later. Storms hit so has delayed the rest of my shopping but will be going here shortly. Need to start getting ready for they symphony. Feeling really really lazy today
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#939 Postby Synny667 » Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:14 am

Feeling super beastly today!! My legs are feeling like jello right now. Changing a few things up to avoid the stagnancy of routine lol. I don't know if I mentioned this or if it was figured out but I do all my morning workouts still fasting. I can't handle the idea of lifting on a full stomach let alone lifting this damn heavy on a full stomach. Right after I lift I start drinking my protein shake while doing my cardio.

AM cardio: 3.5 @5% incline treadmill 15 min

Quads
Leg extension: 60 lbs 15 reps, 75 lbs 12 reps, 2 sets 90 lbs 10 reps
Dumbbell squats (heels up): 50 lbs 12 reps, 50 lbs 10 reps, 55 lbs 10 reps, 55 lbs 8 reps
Leg press: warm up sets: 180 lbs 15 reps, 270 lbs 15 reps, 360 lbs 15 reps working sets: 450 lbs 12 reps, 540 lbs 10 reps, 630 lbs 8 reps, 730 lbs 8 reps (my buddy did 700 lbs yesterday for 2 reps and the competitive nature between us compelled me to beat him.)
Leg extension: 90 lbs 10 reps, 2 sets 105 lbs 10 reps, 120 lbs 10 reps

Post workout
1 scoop protein powder
1/2c soymilk

Breakfast
1/2c rolled old fashioned oats
1tsp cinnamon
1½ tsp cacao powder
1c soymilk

AM snack
2 slices ezekiel flax bread
1 tbsp fresh ground PB
1/2 fuji apple
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Re: Synny's training journal

#940 Postby Synny667 » Mon Oct 15, 2012 1:47 pm

I get a call from my client's daughter telling me she finally found unfrosted poptarts for me lol. Sad news is I can't eat them.... SOOOO I am taking them to someone who can and will eat them for me not all at once but I grabbed a package to take with me. The kombucha was awesome and I seriously want to take this bottle back to get another but won't. My client is sooo worn out and sick from this cold she is falling asleep sitting up no matter where she is sitting to be honest. I actually have been fighting falling asleep myself... my body sure does want to rest after that nice hard workout this morning!!!!


PM Cardio: elliptical weight loss program lvl 5 20 mins

Chest
Dumbbell bench press: 35 lbs 15 reps, 40 lbs 12 reps, 45 lbs 10 reps
Dumbbell incline press: 30 lbs 15 reps, 35 lbs 12 reps, 40 lbs 10 reps
Dumbbell fly: 25 lbs 15 reps, 30 lbs 12 reps, 30 lbs 10 reps
Dumbbell incline fly: 20 lbs 15 reps, 25 lbs 12 reps, 30 lbs 10 reps
Roll outs: 3 sets 20 reps
Reverse crunch: 3 sets 20 reps

Lunch
1.75 oz mung bean noodles
1c broccoli
1/2 baked sweet potato
500ml kombucha

Afternoon snack
1.75 oz mung bean noodles
1c broccoli

Supper
1/4c dry brown rice cooked in water
1c mixed vegetables
6.25 oz tofu

Post workout
banana
1/2c soymilk
2 scoops protein powder
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Re: Synny's training journal

#941 Postby Synny667 » Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:11 am

Yeah not a good morning by far! Overslept, running late to the gym and not being able to deal with all the wonderful things happening to those around me.... Not going into a pity party because that will only make me cry and get me nowhere.

AM cardio: elliptical 28 min weight loss program

Calves
Seated calf raise: 3 sets 90 lbs 30 reps
Donkey raise: 3 sets 75 lbs 30 reps
Standing calf raise: 3 sets 60 lbs 30 reps

Post workout
2 scoops protein powder
1/2c soymilk

Breakfast
1/2c dry rolled oats cooked in water
1½ tsp cacao powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1c soymilk
1 tbsp agave

Morning snack
2 slices Ezekiel flax bread
1/2 apple
1 tbsp fresh ground peanut butter
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Re: Synny's training journal

#942 Postby Synny667 » Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:34 pm

Ok today I had an unexpected calorie burn.... mowed an acre with a push mower that was being a pain in the butt!!!!!!! So my workout buddy is starting to flip out.... I think he is over trained, stressed out and needs a break. Also I about punched him for making it sound horrible that people think we are dating. I was thinking come on I am a good person wtf is wrong with me that makes me untouchable??? DICK! Yeah he is on my shit list right now.....

PM cardio: elliptical interval program 20 min

Biceps
EZ bar curl: 30 lbs 15 reps, 40 lbs 12 reps, 50 lbs 10 reps, 60 lbs 8 reps
Alternating dumbbell curls: 20 lbs 15 reps, 25 lbs 12 reps, 30 lbs 10 reps, 30 lbs 8 reps
Hammer curl: 20 lbs 15 reps, 25 lbs 12 reps, 30 lbs 10 reps, 30 lbs 8 reps
Bisolator: 3 sets 90 lbs 15 reps

Lunch
1.75 oz mung bean noodles
1c broccoli
1/2 baked sweet potato

Snack
1.75 oz mung bean noodles
1c broccoli

Supper
1c mixed vegetables
6.25 oz tofu
1/4c dry brown rice cooked in water
1 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tsp garlic chili paste

Post workout (yes I cheated)
32oz peanut butter banana crack protein smoothie (YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM)
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I don't make excuses... I make results

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Re: Synny's training journal

#943 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Wed Oct 17, 2012 2:49 am

Congrats on your 5km run PB... nice to know you obviously had more in that tank as well!

What's kombucha? Haven't heard of that before.
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Re: Synny's training journal

#944 Postby Synny667 » Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:49 am

It is a fermented tea that is naturally fizzy, can be flavored, has healthy bacteria and yeast, active enzymes and amino acids. I have just been craving soda and this is a much healthier alternative for me :)
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If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you

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Re: Synny's training journal

#945 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:53 am

Mmmmmm, sounds good. Might have to have a hunt for some.
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