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#1 Postby the Asocial Ape » Wed Aug 08, 2007 9:12 am

well. so far, i've only been to the gym twice - friday, the third, and monday the sixth.

i quit smoking about ten days ago. cravings are all gone.

i've been eating breakfast since i started working out - 1C oatmeal, 2C soymilk, raisins, mexican brown sugar, a dash of salt, and a tsp or three of coconut oil.

i've also been eating more snacks - nuts, dried peas, carrots, etc, and been eating full lunches and dinners (main course, veggies, juice/water, and a side dish of rice (sometimes))

both of my past work outs were mediocre in that a couple sets of each exercise were jacked up b/c i was trying to find my correct weight.

friday was chest and back, and monday, legs, arms, and shoulders.

talking to my buddy at work, he told 2*/week was cool, but to consider doing a full body workout both days. i'm going to try that - going wed morning, sat morning.

my legs and arms still feel fried, so i won't be going today. sat AM, i'll start the new, full body schedule.

here's what plan to do in terms of sets, reps, and weight, based on my performance this past time. i'll be doing them in the order show. if i diverge from this, i'll post that after my workout on sat.

chores, family life, and work allowing, i skate pretty hard for 30 or 40 minutes everyday i don't work out.

even though these weights are miniscule, they are really hard for me - i'm at failure for each muscle group by the last set (it's iffy that i'll get the final rep - if i don't, i rest a sec, and try again, until i get my total reps, even if i'm doing like three one rep sets) so i'll be moving up the weights steadily in short order. god i hope so. that would be awful if i never got stronger.

eta: these are lbs, not kg :p

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#2 Postby the Asocial Ape » Wed Aug 08, 2007 10:47 am

any advice, comments, or criticism is welcome.

i guess i should state my goals as well.

i want to get stronger, and would be most pleased if i got bigger.

micro managing my diet and exercise is not an option, though.

dietary guidelines like - 'oatmeal for breakfast', or 'have some carbs before the gym, and some protein after', or 'eat as many healthy calories as you possibly can' are all reasonable for me, while 'take 7.6g of iso-levo-3-5-protolumenal fifteen minutes after your work out, and eat a 30/50/20 percent mixture of protein/carbs/fats' is not.

along the same lines, my workout needs to be pretty simple too, and more than three days a week in the gym is impossible. two days/week is do-able, and even the three will be difficult with our current situation.

the focus of our life is animals, and they take a lot of time - both the ones we live with, the ferals, and the ones we address at leafleting and demos.

if i can't get where i want healthwise with doing what i can, so be it.

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#3 Postby the Asocial Ape » Wed Aug 08, 2007 6:11 pm

1C oatmeal, cooked in 2C soymilk, w/ raisins, brown sugar, and coconut oil
6C spaghetti w/ sauce
3 big carrots
cliff bar
2 fake chicken patties on whole wheat bread w/~1/4C veganaise
3 cups coffee
6 cups tea
64 oz water
ginger snaps
some stale corn chips i found in my desk drawer

eta:
3 cups lentils and brown rice, with ro*tel tomatoes
2 12oz light beers

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correction and addition to last night's food entry

#4 Postby the Asocial Ape » Thu Aug 09, 2007 8:34 am

i had three beers, not two.

also, i forgot to add, i had like 3" of a green twizzler in the afternoon.

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#5 Postby pamela » Thu Aug 09, 2007 9:02 am

I just wanted to say hi and that I recognize your name from another forum. :D

I don't really have a lot of advice at this point, but I do think it would be a good idea to work on getting more green vegetables into your diet.

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#6 Postby the Asocial Ape » Thu Aug 09, 2007 9:08 am

pamela wrote:I just wanted to say hi and that I recognize your name from another forum. :D

heya!

pamela wrote:...work on getting more green vegetables into your diet.

the green twizzler doesn't count?!!

you're right. thanks for that. i'm not good at spontaneously choosing many vegetables except carrots. i should probably just add eating them to a schedule.

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#7 Postby pamela » Thu Aug 09, 2007 9:14 am

My name is "meatless" on other forums. :)

I struggle a bit with greens too, since my natural instinct is to eat sugar. But they're so freakin' good for me that I make the effort. And no, the green twizzler does not count! 8)

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#8 Postby the Asocial Ape » Thu Aug 09, 2007 10:19 am

ok! meatless. yes. i know now from where i know you. :)

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Re: correction and addition to last night's food entry

#9 Postby bunnylalu » Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:46 pm

the Asocial Ape wrote:i had three beers, not two.

also, i forgot to add, i had like 3" of a green twizzler in the afternoon.
I'm always forgetting that extra bit of something naughty! Good for you for fessing up! I also know you from another forum - glad to have you joining us here at VBF. Good luck with your goals
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#10 Postby xveganjoshx » Thu Aug 09, 2007 1:04 pm

Congratulations on quiting smoking! 8) Quitting any substance addiction can be terribly difficult, so congratulations on being smoke free for 2 weeks. IMO the beginning is the hardest part, so be proud of yourself and keep it up! :D
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#11 Postby the Asocial Ape » Thu Aug 09, 2007 2:00 pm

xveganjoshx wrote:Congratulations on quiting smoking!

thank you!

now if i could only squat, bench, and deadlift my body weight, i'd feel like i've gotten somewhere.

bunnylalu wrote:I also know you from another forum

ha! who know we were all over the web. not me. :)
thanks for the good wishes.

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bkfst and lunch 08.09

#12 Postby the Asocial Ape » Thu Aug 09, 2007 2:17 pm

breakfast -
1C rolled oats, cooked in 1C soymilk, 3/4C water, tbs coconut oil, tbs brown sugar, big handful raisins, pinch of NaCl
30oz coffee

morning snack -
fake chicken patty thing on whole wheat bread w/ 1/4C satay sauce
3 large carrots

lunch -
4C lentils and rice with olive oil, crushed red pepper, garlic, onions, and about 6oz Rot*tel diced tomatoes

through the morning - 6 cups tea

no cigarettes :p

ballpark estimate for all the food so far today:
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#13 Postby xveganjoshx » Thu Aug 09, 2007 2:26 pm

the Asocial Ape wrote:
now if i could only squat, bench, and deadlift my body weight, i'd feel like i've gotten somewhere.


You'll get there soon enough. Just keep training hard and eating alot. A year ago I could not bench press the bar, now I bench over 150 lbs. I started squatting 75 lbs, I have in recent months squatted over 225. Deadlift I don't do so much, though I have pulled 225 several times. I used to be small and weak, and now I think I look about average and am less weak. Still working on getting big and strong though. Set goals, put all your energy into them, and you can achieve them. There are a bunch of people on here who were weak or small at one point who put in the time and energy to build their bodies, and have succeeded. You can too. 8)
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#14 Postby the Asocial Ape » Thu Aug 09, 2007 2:35 pm

xveganjoshx wrote:...now I bench over 150 lbs....squatted over 225. Deadlift[ed] ... 225 several times.

dude! that's awesome!! thanks for the encouragement.

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dinner 08.09

#15 Postby the Asocial Ape » Thu Aug 09, 2007 7:47 pm

22oz light beer
another fake chicken patty on whole wheat
pickle
big bowl of red curry w/ coconut milk, natural peanut butter, and tofu over spaghetti.
half a box of frozen spinach

approx totals for the day

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