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  1. Thanks, I'm good now. Summer came to Finland. No more snow! Day before yesterday I took my barefoot shoes out for a walk and yesterday for a short run with my beloved dog. I'm very lousy at keeping a journal about my training anywhere really so I guess my posts here will still be very random. Me and my boyfriend broke up a bit over a week ago. Nothing messy so it's not that bad I guess. We still live together for the time being. I kinda feel bad about leaving this apartment since I can't afford it alone. My own sauna and a free gym downstairs. I mean, what's not to like? I have a bad habit of not eating enough as I forget eating so easily and after breaking up with my bf my appetite is even worse than before. Last time I broke up with a bf I lost a whooping 15kg/30lbs and went seriously underweight because of it. Not good. Took two years to get my weight back to normal.
  2. Yeah, I know. But starting slow in cardio is a hard thing for me to do. Last autumn I got Shin splints to both of my legs as a result of doing too much (thinking I started "slow"). Luckily weightlifting is safer that way.
  3. Activating again. I moved to an appartment with a pretty old school gym in the basement so excuses aside. It's not like I've been out of gym since I last posted here - I had a nice group of gym buddies with a decent gain muscle-wise but had to quit temporarily for heath issues. For now I thought of starting small before joining an actual gym with more weights than my basement gym holds. My current goals lie on starting slow, building up stronger arms and legs and maybe a few pounds off until summer time.
  4. Great progress, Richie! How's everything going for you? Any more progress on your fat loss?
  5. Well the truth is that if you were very skinny as a child or in your teens, you won't get fat as an adult either. That's because the fat cells in your body stops multiplying after your teens and after that they just grow or shrink. Or at least that's what the scientists say these days. I know because I too was and still am skinny and even with a dirty diet it takes months to collect any extra weight. I would say that if your tests look normal it'll probably be something you have very little control and you just have to get used to being a lean and mean Cellar Yeti. (I must resist the temptation of making sexually assaulting comments about the hotness of your wide back and something about day dreams but you can figure out the rest yourself...)
  6. Hi minon! You shouldn't have to feel ashamed about your body, those spots are hardly recognizable and you shouldn't feel the need to hide them. Your progress looks wonderful! And you really did a good job with the toning up there. Looks good and with a little bit more muscle you'll look fantastic!
  7. Joint popping is also inheritable "trait", so there might not even be a solution for you. I get the same from training my Posterior Deltoids in a machine, I just can't train them in such an isolated form at all. It's just something I (at least) just have to live through. Hope the doc has some better news for you though.
  8. I propably already know the answer, I just want to make sure and maybe get some new ideas, etc. But the thing is... I train my back on a roman chair, with a plate. The plate is pretty heave for my hands as I rarely do any isolating training on my biceps and so I keep the plate with my hands, close to my chest while I train. But I see some who lift the plate on their back and train so. So the question is, is there any benefit on doing the latter? My back is quite strong unlike my hands, so putting the plate on my back doesn't feel safe or would make me train with smaller weights than what I'm able to. I understand that you need to keep the plate real close to your body and that you need to do the lift on your back and not on your hands and no cheating any way so I guess the answer is that the plate's place is irrelevant?
  9. It''s great to have someone who's hitting (about) the same weights as I do. Though your muscels seem much bigger than mine. Good work, Ellie! I love to read your blog and watch you gain.
  10. I find it fairly easy to eat tofu just the way it is. Raw and unseasoned as well. But I still like to fry it with spices until it gets that golden brown look. I was quite suprised when we made miso soup with my friends that actually you don't need to do anything with tofu and it still tastes great. We had the miso stock though, but no other spices were added (and we cooked it with some shiitake mushrooms, carrots, potatoes and leek). A bit salty, but so good. Tofu is great for the great variety of ways you can cook it. In the oven, on a pan, in a soup. Everything's possible with tofu.
  11. That looks really great. I should propably try some homemade again, it's been years since my last time of making them. What I love the most is avocado nigiri sushi *Picture here* with a large slice of avocado in it. Also I love eating inari sushi. Totally delicious.
  12. Looks great! Keep up the good work, Richie. Show those weights who's the boss!
  13. Welcome to the forum. I love MMA too, currently I'm boxing.
  14. HCPinGviini


    Hey veganjoe. Welcome to the site.
  15. Welcome Jen! It's not all that hard to lose fat and get tones with a vegan diet. Use a food blog for a week or two and look through it or post it here and get some advises about what to change and what to add. But good luck on your goals and welcome!
  16. Hi Elle. I just came here to welcome you to vbbf-board. Hope you'll like it here. xx
  17. I randomly met a long-term karateka on a train, who had studied karate for over 20 years. We end up talking about martial arts and as I told her about my background with them and what I've done she insisted that I should continue and aim to compete as she said that I have the spirit of a good fighter and how I totally look like I could become a successful fighter some day. She said that it would be a waste of a talent for me not to aim to become one. Her words totally got me thinking. I'm about to have the time and energy to continue my training scheduled and not just some random shadow-boxing now and then what I've been doing for months now, so well yeah. I totally want to box and compete. Eva Wahlström, a Finnish boxer, is really my idol and my motivation to keep on going. Okay, yeah. So I totally love the adrealin rush I get from it.
  18. Find your pulse (next to your throat is the best, I think) with you index and middle finger. Count your heart beats for 15 seconds and multiply with 4.
  19. Damn, Ellie. Your arms and shoulders look SO good! Keep up the good work.
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