My main goal has always been simple yet elusive : get below 10 percent body fat and (presumeably) get real abs.
I've been working out for years and never really achieved this one goal. I used to be a vegan some years ago and recently decided to try it again but I'm concerned about trying to build muscle without meat. But I believe , really, that people should adopt a diet that reflects their ideals.
I'm currently in the United States Air Force and I'm working on not just my physical self but my intellectual and spiritual self as well.
So I believe in the ideals of a warfighter and I'm working on being a yogi and more on that at my web-log I recently started at
My Goal is to get to that elusive 10 percent by AUG 1st.
My workouts are:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday : A full-body workout of
*25 minutes Yoga
*15 minutes boxing / kicking / sword-fighting drills
*35 minutes of weight lifting, sometimes done circuit style, sometimes focusing on one or two body-parts
*20 minutes low-impact cardio
*5 minutes stretch / cool down
Tuesday : squadron PC, usually some calisthenics and a 1.5 mile run done as quickly as possible (for me, between 9.5 and 11 minutes usually)
---- 30 minutes moderate pace
-----2 minute sprint followed by 3 minute walk, repeat 5 times
-----30 minutes moderate pace
-----5 minute stretch
Long Cardio , 2-3 hours at moderate pace
Sunday : one hour ashtanga yoga and maybe a walk
No point in posting a diet plan since I'm transitioning over but work doesn't let me do too many snacks... I usually have a "power shake" first thing in the morning, then a good breakfast after my workout.
I think I will go ahead and post my current diet just for the record:
sugar free choc syrup
cup of Silk
1/2 cup oatmeal
sometimes some fruit
Chicken or Tofu
Mixed vegetables from frozen
Chicken, Tofu, or Tuna
Sugar Free Fudgesicle
I think it's usually right around 2400 calories and I have been losing weight in small increments on this diet ... the main thing that makes the difference week-to-week is if I don't eat anything after 8pm until I wake up again in the morning.
Good site I'm looking forward to keeping my training log here and accomoplishing my goals.
Currently: 154.4 LBS
19.5% Body Fat (according to the Tanita Scale)
Height : 5'7"