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  1. we get bored too. It is taken from Colleen Patrick-Goudreau's (The) Vegan Table-pg 100. Since we use it all of the time, I made the slightly healthier substitutes and it tastes fine and dandy.
  2. 10-16-09, 10-17-09 moves Friday was designated day off….Saturday M had off but I intended to work out late at night….I was too tired once I got home ******************************************************************** 10-18-09 moves Ab Ripper--- the one I always avoid. I will start timing myself to see if I am improving…. Cardio X---- this one incorporates Plyo, Kenpo, and Yoga and makes one sweat. penance for skipping a workout on Saturday. ************************************************************** 10-19-09 moves Chest and Back---tough. Pushups are such a struggle, especially when I have to do (assisted) chin ups back to back... <><><><><><><><><><> meals 1 kiwi, 1 banana big bowl All Bran, almond milk big mug black organic coffee, lemon date square 9 oz soy protein shake w/ banana, strawbs, blueberries, spiraling, soy milk. Chick'n pattie, w.w.tortilla, ketchup w.w. tortilla toasted w/ Earth Balance lemon date square banana 2 sm. dates 2/3 Builder Bar, handful raw walnuts, multi grain chips, wheat crackers small bowl All Bran picking on warm granola I had just made *************************************************************************** 10-20-09 moves Plyometrics---1 hour-I think I need a heart monitor! yard work- 1/2 hr. biking- to farm and back -AWESOME day for a bike ride or anything----5.5 miles short woodland trail hike adjacent to farm w/ veggies on my back for 12 minutes or so. <><><><><><><><><><> meals salad of fruit (1/2 apple, 1/2 orange, 1/2 kiwi, date, shr. coconut (10 am workout) Emergen-C packet/water big bowl of fresh granola w/includes a ton seeds, nuts, and flakes of oat, rye, and spelt. Sweeted w/maple syrup and agave….w/almond milk Big cup of org. black coffee, lemon date square handful choc. chips, a few multi grain chips Builder Bar (bike ride) sprouted bread sandwich w/a bunch of just picked arugula, tofurki slices, onion, Vegenaise BIG fresh salad (carrot, celery/greens, arugula, broccoli, flax seeds, bell peppers, agave mustard dressing) red wine
  3. Nice salad! Did you make the dressing yourself? Yes-it is so easy it isn't even funny : 3 Tbsp prepared mustard (they say yellow-I use whatever I have-now it's Dijon) 3 Tbsp agave nectar 2 Tbsp vinegar (they say rice v., I use Apple Cider as it's healthier) 1 Tbsp oil (they say olive, I use Flax) we use this all of the time and still have yet to get tired of it! I'm sure one could do it different ways, but this works for us.
  4. http://www.veggieheavennj.com/index.php?p=1_4_Montclair first place I found!
  5. Good luck with the certification----I'm not really familiar w/Montclair-sorry. I wish I could help you out as far as restaurants go. I'd be Googling just like you.
  6. 10-15-09 moves Kenpo---still really like this workout. Gonna look up some different ones whenever I remember!!! And what a difference doing this when it is in the 40's out. We don't have the heat on in the studio, but 1/2 way thru we heated it up enough with our energy that we had to turn on the fan. <><><><><><><><><><> meals last of the fruit salad fixins- ( pineapple, apple, pear, 1/2 date, shr coconut) nice bowl of granola w/almond milk 1 big mug black org. coffee, 1 sm. cookie and bar(see prior) 2 cups miso soup w/ tofu, and seaweed 1 sweet potato w/skin 1 cup Irish Breakfast Tea 1 big mug of decaf coffee (this was an acidic day!) 1 huge salad (arugula, basil, red cabbage, red bell pepper, broccoli, 2/3 avocado, green peas, agave mustard dressing w/1 Morning Star vegan chik'n pattie microwaved and cut up into salad[a first]) handful granola and All-Bran cereal (dry) (8:15 workout) 1 slice garlic Ciabbata bread w/ a taste of m's tomato sauce, 2 glasses red wine, 1 bite cookie, a few crackers
  7. 10-14-09 moves Legs and Back---skipped toe iso lunge and 1 set of switch chin ups. Stayed strong on everything tho. Feeling like I can skip a doubled set sometime if I push it further on the first set. <><><><><><><><><> meals Fruit salad (same as yesterday) big bowl of my granola and almond milk…this rocks! honkin' salad (arugula, cilantro, basil, bell pepper, broccoli, tomatillo, agave mustard dressing) 1 lemon date square 1 sm oatmeal pecan choc. ch. cookie 1 big mug org black coffee 2 cup shake soy protein w/soy milk, blueberries, strawberries, spirulina 1 glass red wine handful of raisins
  8. 10-13-09 moves yoga x--- feeling a little 'eh'-weekish. Didn't do all of the push-ups. Skipped a few poses but in got about 122 minutes. The prior workout was just too close. <><><><><><><><><><> meals fruitious salidous (a new scientific name that is very fake) pineapple, apple, orange, pear, shr coconut, date) un sausage sandwich on a piece of sprouted bread-toasted. It was supposed to be 2 pieces of left over french toast I had made the day previous, but I burned them up in the toaster oven….saved some fat/calories with my mistake. Yeah? large salad w/added sunflower seeds and almonds beet, black soybean barley soup (VwaV cookbook!!!!!!!!) 1 piece dry sprouted toast lemon date square (Vegan Vittles cookbook) sm. oatmeal pecan chocolate chip cookie (2 bites) (Vegan Vittles) handful cashews, pecans, 2 dates big strong piece of celery w/ greens from 'my' farm red wine
  9. 10-11-09 moves---I did not do the Plyometrics this week. That dancing got my ankles a little messed up. Next morn then... <><><><><><><><> meals 1 kiwi, 1 date, couple bites of banana bowl of raisin bran, unsw almond milk fruit salad (1/2 apple, 1/2 pear, 1/2 orange, date, pineapple) black org. coffee, 2 last bites of brownie few handfuls of blue corn chips, pistachio nuts, 6 raw almonds handful of raisins steamed beet greens and kale sauteed chick'n patty on toasted sprouted bread w/ avocado, onion, salsa, cilantro few spoonfuls lima beans, roasted potatoes, red wine ok not "veggie galore" but a bit better than yesterday. *************************************************************** 10-12-09 moves back and biceps--- the "glamour" muscles they say. I guess so. Feeling pretty good about it too.
  10. 10-10-09 I had 4 hours sleep so no workout until I feel refreshed <><><><><><><><><><><><> big fruit salad (pineapple, 1 orange, 1/2 pear, 1/2 apple, date) big bowl raisin bran, unsw. almond milk some Sun Chips med bowl raisin bran, unsw. almond milk banana 2 slices pizza (sun dried tomatoes, onion, garlic, pepper) brownie, red wine (oh my) pear Emergen-C packet terrible day----veggie galore tomorrow!
  11. 10-9-09 moves 3 hours of house cleaning-mellow & 2 1/2 hours dancing-crazy- 80's dance party in my town. I look good in heels but oh, it hurts…it hurts. <><><><><><><><><><><> meals 1/2 orange, banana small bowl raisin bran cereal, unsw almond milk black organic coffee cliff bar, apple almond butter, strawberry jelly sandwich on sprouted bread, med. raw salad some Sun Chips w.w. pasta w/ 1 Nates unmeatball, tomato sauce, red wine, brownie (dancing dancing and spazzy dancing)handful of corn chips, 1 beer Energy-C packet
  12. 10-8-09 Chest & Back---night time work-out---killer killer killer. Push ups felt all kinds of difficult today prob. because I took the 90 day fitness test or "results test". I did "eh" and also "awesome" according to me. Well it's not that complicated or long: deep Standard Pushups before: 4 after: 12 Pull ups (unassisted) before: nope after: nope, not yet!!! shoot. Vertical Leap before:14 " after:15 1/2 " Toe Touch (testing flexibility, sitting) before: 0 (just touched toes) after:+ 1 1/4" Wall Squat (chair position against wall-timed until butt hits floor) before: 2:08 minutes after: 3:29 In & Outs (seated, hands on floor. Raise feet off ground and bring knees in towards chest- straighten legs back out and repeat movement w/o touching floor) before: 31 after: 70 Bicep Curls before: r 20 each/ w 15lb after: 40 each/ w 15 lb.…..w/ 3, 3 sec. breaks. Felt a little nauseous after pushing on everything else so hard) The only thing I didn't do was the "resting heart rate" ad "heart rate maximizer". Ran out of time prior to work. I stink at doing this with just my fingers on my neck. I would love a heart monitor for this job.
  13. people are often shocked when i tell them i am 38>39 and regularly have me down as being in my 20`s.i put it down to being Vegan and i am always proud to tell people this! love that!
  14. looks like yummy stuff there----I may try it
  15. that was awesome about the 5-K. I've never done anything like that before.... I don't blame you about the chilly weather---for me, I'm wussy plus my eyes tear like crazy when it's cold.
  16. 8-7-09 moves 1st week completed on the 2nd round of my program. This is my day of rest...and soreness, like every other day.... Pretty much stuck to the the regular program this past week but missed 1 1/2 Ab Ripper workouts. We did take "after" pics but the lighting wasn't great-oh well. We haven't had a chance to do the fit test/measurments again so we'll do it tomorrow morning to see what our improvements are hmmmm. I still have yet to write down (type out) the first workout and last workout stats for comparisons too…! So I got some dvd's from the library---none of them were what I was looking for...and I thought they were due yesterday or today.....turns out they were due last week and I own $18!!!! Damn. Might as well bought one I really wanted, dumb ass! <><><><><><><><><> meals fruit salad- 1/2 apple, 1/2 orange, 1/2 kiwi, banana, date 1 1/2 slices of sprouted bread toast w/ earth balance, 2 mugs of org. black coffee raw bar raw walnuts banana a few chocolate chips large-ola salad (arugula, celery, radish, red cabbage, pepper, onion, scallion, 1/2 avocado, agave mustard dressing) delicate squash w/ brown basmati rice, raisins, walnuts red wine miso soup w/tofu, seaweed, tsp sesame seeds
  17. 9-30-09 moves Chest and Back---wow-that was tough and good...good and tough I guess I'll say. Great to be back on track for the most part. Big thing was going up to 30lbs on my Lawnmowers for 1 rep of 10 after a pretty solid 15 rep of 25lbs. []-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[] meals Org Rolled oats, raisins, toasted walnuts, almond milk 1/4 cup raisin brain, almond milk 2 cups org. black coffee, 4 bites cherry pie 1 apple, 1 date (workout 11:30)Emergen-C packet/water shake (strawberries, blueberries, banana, soy and rice protein, spirulina, unsw. rice milk) small bowl of tofu/udon/seaweed miso soup, some crackers tiny bowl roasted potato, beet, turnip mix red wine large marge salad(arugula, celery greens, spinach, celery, bell pepper, almonds, radish, agave mustard dressing) a few w.w. penne pasta noodles w/pesto herb tea 3rd night of not eating a meal after 7....
  18. I second that! I read "did 4 pushups" and I was like, "YES!" That negative push up idea was really good advice. Awesome!
  19. 9-29-09 moves trying a dvd I picked up= beginning Tai Chi for 40 minutes. Never tried it before so it is a little confusing the more tired I was getting listening to the directions and trying to mimic the instructor's postures. yard work---stretching, squatting, pulling...stuff like that. Back to the beginning tomorrow---with Chest and Back. Still have to take pics and all that stuff. Thursday when M has off, we'll do all that so we can take similar shots as day 1. I HATE when the lighting is all dramatic in the "after" pics. So annoying. I want to make it as similar as possible and I look as pasty as I did then too---no miracle tan here. []-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[] meals bowl of pineapple, 1/2 apple, kiwi raisin bran, unsw rice milk 2 cups org. black coffee 6 raw almonds 1 banana small bowl of tofu/udon/seaweed miso soup, some crackers, red wine large parsley salad w/ onion, beet, red cabbage, 1/2 avocado, mustard agave dressing microwaved (we) veggie patty on toasted sprouted bread nibbled on raw bell pepper, arugula few bites of roasted potato, beet, turnip mix mmmm, 2 bites of cherry pie
  20. 9-28-09 moves x stretch - needed that hour of stretching---so niiiice []-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[] meals salad of fruit (pineapple, grapes, date, banana) bowl o' granola crumbs and multi grain squares, agave, almond milk 2 cups org. black coffee handful of almonds and walnuts, raw bowl of Beet, Barley, Black Soybean soup, some crackers large parsley salad w/ red cabbage, onion, beets, olive oil, apple cider vinegar 2 bite of a cliff bar handful of wheat thin type crackers, red wine (workout 10:00)
  21. 9-27-09 moves and finally, Yoga X- good stuff, good stuff. I can hardly believe it, but I did waaay more pushups then ever during this workout... During every vinyasa thing they say, you may do a push up from plank to downward dog. Up until today I had gotten to about 5. It was an accomplishment that I had been able to do all of the Chaturanga moves…I attempted 22 pushups out of around 26 and I did it! This means I did around 48 push-up type moves. Yeah! Maybe having 2 days off was a good thing for my performance? Either way-I graduated p90x I guess! []-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[] meals big fruits (pineapple, 1/2 apple, grapes, date, banana, shredded coconut) bowl o' granola, multi grain squares, agave, unsw rice milk less than a slice of sprouted bread, toasted w/ lil' Earth Balance 6 raw almonds 1/4 Kashi pizza 2nd 1/2 order of Ma Po Tofu 2 cups org black coffee 1 date handful granola large salad a few spoonfuls of Beet, Barley, Black Soybean soup
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