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 Post subject: Jessie's Journal
PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:04 am 
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Hey, welcome to my training journal! I was using MyFitnessPal for a while, but I figured I'd find a lot better feedback and accountability here with all you pros! I've loved being plant based for the past year, but I haven't really used it to my advantage as far as physique goes. Lately I've been starting to slip into more vegan processed foods and sweets than I'd like to admit. :? I'm not overweight but I'm not as lean as I'd like to be. I rarely weigh myself, but right now, 11/08/12, I'm probably in the 155-160 range, and I'm a 5'10" female. I got nice and lean a couple summers ago at 145-148lbs, but I was still eating meat at that time.

I'm a P90X/Insanity/Asylum girl, but I'm currently doing Beachbody's new BODY BEAST! It's meant for people who really want to put on some muscle with an at-home DVD program. They market the program mainly to guys, but something about putting on some nice muscle piqued my interest. I'm going for the "Bikini" competitor look. I think if I clean up my diet, I can get pretty dang close by the end of the program (12/23/12). As of this post I'm in week 6, I believe, which is the 3rd week of the "Bulk" phase. My husband is doing the program too, and he's been struggling with keeping a clean plant-based diet too while putting on mass that isn't mainly fat.

Today is a rest day as far as the program goes, and I'm home sick so meal-planning and such has been out the window. I'll try to re-cap what I ate though:

1 scoop Chocolate Vegan Shakeology
2 TB Chia seeds
2 TB fresh ground PB
1/2 TB raw cacao powder
Banana

16oz Whole Foods veggie soup
Kale & spinach salad with raw tahini garlic dressing
Baked chips

16oz veggie soup
Dr. Praeger veggie burger
2 gluten-free vegan waffles
1 TB PB

1/4 of a roasted butternut squash
16oz bottle of Raw Kombucha

Looking at it all now I should have nixed the chips and probably the waffles to really clean it up.

Now it's time to get some rest so I can get back to training tomorrow...It's Bulk Chest day :-)


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 Post subject: Re: Jessie's Journal
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Well, I had a few days of hiatus after I started this, so here we go again. My sickness continued so I had to take a couple more rest days, but I got back on last night and did the "Bulk Back" routine with my husband, although I took it a little easier than usual, as I was still having breathing issues.

Today was much better, and we did "Bulk Arms" (bis and tris). I was pretty much able to pick up right where I left off from last week. I didn't increase any weights, but I didn't significantly decrease any of them either.

-Pre-Workout-
1 TB raw maca powder
2 tsp raw cacao powder
1/2 frozen banana

-Post Workout-
1 scoop Vega Recovery Accelerator

-Meal 1-
1 scoop Tropical Vegan Shakeology
2 TB homemade raw cashew "butter"
handful of frozen strawberries
big handful of spinach

-Meal 2-
3/4 cup dry oatmeal
1/4 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 scoop vanilla Sunwarrior
2 TB Chia seeds

-Meal 3-
2 cups homemade "Smokey Tempeh Chili"
1/2 cup cooked quinoa
1/2 avocado
2.5 cups baby arugula

-Meal 4-
baby carrots
apple

-Meal 5-
air popped popcorn with 1 tsp raw honey
1 TB of dark chocolate chips (I usually use them for baking, but I need to forget these are in the house!)


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 Post subject: Re: Jessie's Journal
PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:48 am 
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You have some great stuff in there (chia seeds, maca powder). Sounds like your are off to a good plan. I'll be checking out your journal for new ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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 Post subject: Re: Jessie's Journal
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You have some great stuff in there (chia seeds, maca powder). Sounds like your are off to a good plan. I'll be checking out your journal for new ideas. Thanks for sharing.

-Dylan



No problem, Dylan! Always a work in progress, and it's not always easy for me to stay on track, nutritionally...hoping this helps!


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 Post subject: Re: Jessie's Journal
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Didn't wake up in time to do Body Beast's "Bulk Shoulders" before work, which means I'll be doing it at 11pm when I get home. Not my favorite time to work out, but as long as I get the job done I'm happy. Tomorrow is a rest day from Body Beast, but I'm going to do the Brazil Butt Lift "High and Tight" DVD to make up for missing "Bulk Legs" when I was sick. I'm thinking I need to add some more cardio and Brazil Butt Lift to my routine. One day of Legs a week is not doing enough for my derriere, and I'm feeling a bit "chunky" with all these bulk routines and no cardio at all.

Today looks very similar to yesterday as far as nutrition goes, except we're out of avocados and I left the quinoa for my husband (aww, aren't I nice?).

-Meal 1-
1 scoop Chocolate Vegan Shakeology
1 TB hemp seeds
1/2 cup almond milk
1/2 cup frozen pineapple
big handful of spinach

-Meal 2-
2/3 cup dry oatmeal
1 cup almond milk
2/3 cup blueberries
1/2 scoop vanilla Sunwarrior
2 TB Chia seeds

-Meal 3-
2 cups homemade "Smokey Tempeh Chili"
2 cups baby spinach
grape tomatoes
roasted brussels sprouts

-Meal 4-
baby carrots
apple
roasted broccoli leftovers
Bottle of Raspberry Chia Kombucha

-Pre-Workout-
1 TB raw maca powder
2 tsp raw cacao powder
1/2 frozen banana

-Post Workout-
1 scoop Vega Recovery Accelerator
Banana "ice cream" (frozen banana blended up w/raw cacao powder)


Tomorrow is my first day experimenting with just all fruits and veggies (got the idea from veganmuscleandfitness.com) **change of plans, I do have a breakfast date with my husband at Bob's Red Mill, then it's produce the rest of the day. Probably better that way anyway since we're working out so late**. I'm going to throw in 2-3 days per week of trying this out to see what happens. I really need to shed some of this extra padding I've put on! :oops:


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 Post subject: Re: Jessie's Journal
PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 2:31 pm 
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hey jessie, hope the trainings goin well! just wondering if :-

-Meal 1-
1 scoop Chocolate Vegan Shakeology
1 TB hemp seeds
1/2 cup almond milk
1/2 cup frozen pineapple
big handful of spinach


is all blended into a smoothie? if so whats it like?


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 Post subject: Re: Jessie's Journal
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mrbear666 wrote:

is all blended into a smoothie? if so whats it like?

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Hi Mike! Yes, that's all blended into a smoothie. I also add water to make about 10-12oz liquid total (including the almond milk), then as much ice as I feel like, and I blend until it's really smooth. The flavor and overall consistency changes depending how much and what kind of frozen fruit I add or what types of other things I add to it. The Vegan Shakeology itself is delicious (in my opinion). I try to have one every day and mix it up with different flavor combos; I love it!


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 Post subject: Re: Jessie's Journal
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Rest day from Body Beast today! I had good intentions to do Brazil Butt Lift "High & Tight" this morning, but that late night workout had me WIRED until 2:30am last night! I'm reminded why I like to work out BEFORE work on my night shifts. Anywho, after a breakfast date at Bob's Red Mill, the rest of my day has been focused on fruits and veggies only.

-Meal 1-
Vegan gluten free french toast with 100% maple syrup...ohhh it was so good!
mixed fruit
Some potatoes and mushrooms/onions (probably didn't need those, but I wanted to try them)

Bottle of Trilogy Kombucha

-Meal 2-
Hearty vegetable miso soup
Moroccan carrot salad
LOTS of mixed baby greens

apple

-Meal 3-
1 bunch of kale
1 avocado
1 red bell pepper
1/4 red onion
lemon juice

-Meal 4-
grapefruit
Half a pomegranate


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 Post subject: Re: Jessie's Journal
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thanks jessie will have to give it a try maybe substitute the protein powder for some chocolate alomond milk!

all the best with the training!



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Hey jessie! This food sounds great :D
Just wondering, what do your workouts consist of?

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mrbear666 wrote:
thanks jessie will have to give it a try maybe substitute the protein powder for some chocolate alomond milk!

all the best with the training!



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No problem! Just shoot me an email if you want any info on Shakeology (it's not sold in stores, you can only get it through a Team Beachbody coach). --Jessie


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 Post subject: Re: Jessie's Journal
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Hey jessie! This food sounds great :D
Just wondering, what do your workouts consist of?


Hey! I'm doing a 90 day at-home DVD program called "Body Beast" that is split into three phases: Build, Bulk, and Beast. I'm in the Bulk phase right now, so there is very little cardio. There's a different DVD concentrated on one body part each day; 1-Chest, 2-Legs, 3-Back, 4-Arms/Abs, 5-Shoulders, 6-Rest, then Repeat until the next phase. They call it "Dynamic Set Training" -- there are a lot of drop sets, super sets, giant sets, and progressive sets. I have no idea if that is typical bodybuilding language or not, because this is the first bodybuilding program I've ever tried! Hope that answers your question. --Jessie


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 Post subject: Re: Jessie's Journal
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Mmmm, all the food you're posting about sounds delicious. Good luck with your goals, I'm sure you can achieve them as you seem to know what you want. Have a great weekend, and thanks for the interesting journal as well MF.

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 Post subject: Re: Jessie's Journal
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Jessie, as far as staying on track nutritionally goes yeah it definitely is hard sometimes, I agree with that. I actually started a side business of building goal oriented personalized meal plans for people. If interested in more info shoot me an email Dylan.que@gmail.com

-Dylan


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Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:
Mmmm, all the food you're posting about sounds delicious. Good luck with your goals, I'm sure you can achieve them as you seem to know what you want. Have a great weekend, and thanks for the interesting journal as well MF.


Thank you, have a great weekend too!


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Jessie, as far as staying on track nutritionally goes yeah it definitely is hard sometimes, I agree with that. I actually started a side business of building goal oriented personalized meal plans for people. If interested in more info shoot me an email Dylan.que@gmail.com


That sounds like a cool side business, I'll keep it in mind if I need help! Thanks!


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