Vegan Texan is not an oxymoron

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Re: Vegan Texan is not an oxymoron

#16 Postby Amethyst8 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:31 am

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"You're vegan? What the heck do you eat???!" Deliciousness.

Vegan chicken quesadillas with corn tortillas and made sides of a cool cucumber and tomato salad with a dab of vegenaise in addition to the hot roasted anaheim peppers stuffed with vegan nacho cheese.
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Re: Vegan Texan is not an oxymoron

#17 Postby Amethyst8 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:29 pm

FITNESS
Did 30 minutes on elliptical and then trainer worked me for an hour. We figured out a mistake I had been making on my squat form when we added the bar with weights balanced on my shoulders. I tend to lean forward on my toes instead of planting my feet to distribute the weight evenly. My back would arch forward to compensate. Bad form!!! So we took the weights off and worked on squats and lunges with proper form before adding the weights back on. My legs and arms were shaking! Woo! Then planks, planks on elbows, and more planks. Hurts so good! Then he showed me a way to isolate the tricep muscle near the elbow with an around the head bend and pump with the weights. The tricep machine tends to work a different spot, so now I can switch up my routine to get more coverage. I enjoy learning new things each time I go in and am so glad I chose to work with a trainer once a week to correct these basic form mistakes.

This hot bubble bath feels so good. Now what to cook for dinner? I'm too tired to eat, let alone cook, but body says I will regret this if I don't. :popcorn:

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FOOD
Decided on bow tie pasta with meatless balls and tomato sauce. Peas on the side. Or maybe on top. So tired!
This mortal form has grown weak. I need sustenance! -Thor in Thor
He's fine! We drank, we fought - he made his ancestors proud! -Thor in Thor
I thought humans were more evolved than this. -Thor in The Avengers
You people are so petty... and tiny. -Thor in The Avengers

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Re: Vegan Texan is not an oxymoron

#18 Postby Amethyst8 » Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:40 pm

Leftover pasta with meatless balls and peas for breakfast. Going to get coffee with my boyfriend and then to hit the gym before I start feeling too tight from last night's session.

Consistency is key. Beat pain with pain. Sweat is just my fat crying. AAAARRGGGGG so mighty!!!!! :wink:
This mortal form has grown weak. I need sustenance! -Thor in Thor
He's fine! We drank, we fought - he made his ancestors proud! -Thor in Thor
I thought humans were more evolved than this. -Thor in The Avengers
You people are so petty... and tiny. -Thor in The Avengers

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Re: Vegan Texan is not an oxymoron

#19 Postby Amethyst8 » Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:31 pm

FITNESS
Did 30 minutes on the elliptical (15 forwards and 15 backwards) did leg presses at 130 lbs for 3 full sets of 3 different positions. Then alternated on the hamstring and quad machines for 4 sets each increasing weights on both. Then calf raises at 100 lbs for 3 sets. Then did seated pectoral presses. Then did free weights for shoulders, bicep curls, dead lifts, and back flexes. BEAST.

MUSIC
Went through the entire Kanye West - Graduation album and then some. I like listening to some really sexist stuff when working out. I have no clue why. :twisted:
This mortal form has grown weak. I need sustenance! -Thor in Thor
He's fine! We drank, we fought - he made his ancestors proud! -Thor in Thor
I thought humans were more evolved than this. -Thor in The Avengers
You people are so petty... and tiny. -Thor in The Avengers

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Re: Vegan Texan is not an oxymoron

#20 Postby Amethyst8 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:44 am

Sore sore and more soreness. Plan is to go to the store today, as I'm running low on fresh produce, and to go to the gym before the football game. Go Houston Texans!!! Cardio and core is the game plan today with maybe a little upper body if I am feeling frisky. Also need to create and plan the meals for the week. This pesky working for a living gets in the way of everything! Gawsh. I kid. I love my job even if it is sedentary. I wish I could put a stationary bike under my desk. :boxer: Gotta keep moving.

Weight this morning 193 lb.
This mortal form has grown weak. I need sustenance! -Thor in Thor
He's fine! We drank, we fought - he made his ancestors proud! -Thor in Thor
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You people are so petty... and tiny. -Thor in The Avengers

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Re: Vegan Texan is not an oxymoron

#21 Postby Amethyst8 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:53 am

I did not have time to go to the gym yesterday after going to the store, and maybe that was just as well. I took a really long nap and took it easy. I guess the body has to recover at some time. Gym tonight though. Definitely.

FOOD
Breakfast: bowl of cherry almond cereal with added nuts, seeds, and dried fruit, 1 banana and almond milk.
Lunch/Snacks: I plan to graze all day. I brought a knife and whole produce which I plan to cut and eat all day at work. The raw list for today is: half a bundle of kale, a green apple, a red apple, a pear, 2 large carrots, 1 avocado, 1 jimica, 1 tomato, and 1 red bellpepper.
Also LOTS of green tea.

One of my hearty vegan dinners from the weekend:

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Amy's brand vegan rice mac and soy cheese
Tomato slices
Broccoli and vegan cheese
Gardein brand chik'n patties
This mortal form has grown weak. I need sustenance! -Thor in Thor
He's fine! We drank, we fought - he made his ancestors proud! -Thor in Thor
I thought humans were more evolved than this. -Thor in The Avengers
You people are so petty... and tiny. -Thor in The Avengers

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Re: Vegan Texan is not an oxymoron

#22 Postby Amethyst8 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:52 pm

RANT
I get made fun of all the time for my food choices, especially at work. Culturally, Texans are meat and potatoes fast food junkies, even if there is a growing population of people who actually care about themselves and the environment. If someone is on a diet, they get a frozen meal lean cuisine or a stoffers with nasty processed meat and cheese product containing more than a day's worth of sodium and fat. Then there's me at the table with my knife and fresh produce munching away. It's just annoying because it seems like it is every freaking day! Get over it, people! I eat veggies and fruit! Wow... so strange. :psycho:

"Look at her being so good today with her veggies." I'm not just being good for today. This is my lifestyle.
"Haha, rabbit food." Yeah, and your food looks like poop, but I'm nice enough not to comment about it every time I see you eating it.
"Don't you ever get tempted to cheat?" No. Never. Ew.
"That looks disgusting and tasteless and boring." That's because your taste buds know only processed garbage and think that's real food. Also, my food is very pretty. It has color and life.
"It's amazing you're not skin and bone with as little nutrients as you eat." LOLOLOLOL... seriously? First of all, I get real nutrients from real food. Second of all, sedentary jobs and thyroids that don't function properly can make a person carry extra weight. Hence the exercise and journey to becoming an all vegan, all natural body builder.
"Turkey is vegan, right?" Slap yourself. Now.

Sometimes I want to smack people and tell them that they are the freaks. Not me. They don't even know where their food comes from.
This mortal form has grown weak. I need sustenance! -Thor in Thor
He's fine! We drank, we fought - he made his ancestors proud! -Thor in Thor
I thought humans were more evolved than this. -Thor in The Avengers
You people are so petty... and tiny. -Thor in The Avengers

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Re: Vegan Texan is not an oxymoron

#23 Postby Synny667 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:27 pm

I hear you on the rant girl! I live in Missouri and oh lord you say vegetables and you get instant stink face.... I am now getting ready to go back into a workplace environment and can tell it will be a difficult transition since they don't seem very fitness oriented..... not only that but I get to relearn night shift eating habits.....
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#24 Postby mrbear666 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:29 pm

working on building sites with loads of fellas, i get the same!
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Re: Vegan Texan is not an oxymoron

#25 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:11 am

Keep up the great work, and love your food photos. Looks delicious and has given me a few ideas! I also try to post up my food in my journal every now and then, I feel it makes it more interesting and adds a little depth.

How is your week going so far?
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Re: Vegan Texan is not an oxymoron

#26 Postby Amethyst8 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:33 am

Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:Keep up the great work, and love your food photos. Looks delicious and has given me a few ideas! I also try to post up my food in my journal every now and then, I feel it makes it more interesting and adds a little depth.

How is your week going so far?


Thanks for the feedback. I want to try and incorporate the whole lifestyle picture in the journal which definitely includes the vegan fuel.

This week I feel like poop on a stick. I took Tuesday off from work (and workout) because I couldn't even get out of bed and ended up sleeping most of the day and night. I also didn't have any appetite until later in the evening. I am back at work today but still feeling pretty awful. My husband thinks it is my caffeine addiction, so I'm cutting back on the coffee and tea to test his theory, which is making me feel even worse. Maybe I'm just plain ole sick with a common cold or something. Ugh! I am planning to get back to the gym tonight and will do what I can.

FITNESS
Goal for tonight is 30 minutes of cardio AT LEAST. If I have energy after that, I need to focus on my core and legs tonight.

FOOD
Dinner from last night: soft tofu cooked with tomato, cayenne, red pepper flakes, vegan butter, and soy sauce with sides of zucchini, yellow squash and mushrooms.
Breakfast: bowl of vanilla almond cereal with added nuts, seeds, and dried fruit, 1 banana and almond milk.
Lunch: raw kale, red bellpepper, tomato, carrot, green apple, red apple, pear, avocado, and jicima.
Dinner plans tonight: maybe I'll make a kale and miso with rice noodle soup.
This mortal form has grown weak. I need sustenance! -Thor in Thor
He's fine! We drank, we fought - he made his ancestors proud! -Thor in Thor
I thought humans were more evolved than this. -Thor in The Avengers
You people are so petty... and tiny. -Thor in The Avengers

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Re: Vegan Texan is not an oxymoron

#27 Postby Synny667 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:45 am

You could be sick cause it is going around hot and heavy.
I do because I can. I can because I want to. I want to because you said I couldn't.

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Re: Vegan Texan is not an oxymoron

#28 Postby Amethyst8 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:20 pm

Synny667 wrote:You could be sick cause it is going around hot and heavy.


It is indeed! Half the office here is sick. That puts everyone in a lovely mood too. :wink:

I just assume that being vegan gives me special vegan powers to not ever get sick. LOL.
This mortal form has grown weak. I need sustenance! -Thor in Thor
He's fine! We drank, we fought - he made his ancestors proud! -Thor in Thor
I thought humans were more evolved than this. -Thor in The Avengers
You people are so petty... and tiny. -Thor in The Avengers

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Re: Vegan Texan is not an oxymoron

#29 Postby Synny667 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:30 pm

I wish! I was in a smokey bar the other night just hanging out with a friend... BIG mistake cause now my nasal cavity is pissed off and making me miserable..... I do notice if I do get a lil sick it is short lived
I do because I can. I can because I want to. I want to because you said I couldn't.

I don't make excuses... I make results

If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you

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Re: Vegan Texan is not an oxymoron

#30 Postby maybenot » Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:22 pm

nice looking meal plan!
really good pics as well =)

keep up the work, just focus and you will get there


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