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  1. 9-11-09




    Ab Ripper--- oh yes I did wake up and do this….I almost forgot! Oh, Ab Ripper, I hate you….but I love you….but I hate you much more.


    ---besides my 3 1/2 hour housework job, I didn't get to do Kenpo at night. Did not get home until 10:00 and I went to bed

    at 11:15 which is really unheard of in my world! M was feeling like he was catching something but I feel alright.






    2 bananas

    3/4 cup granola, agave, unsw almond milk

    Lara raw bar, 2 cups org. coffee

    1 slice of sprouted bread

    handful of Wheat Thins

    handful of Sun Chips, 2 more pieces sprouted bread

    1/4 of my salad (basil, dill, tomatoes, green beans, celery, cukes, red cabbage, peas, Annies Goddess dressing)

    6 roasted baby asparagus spears

    3/4 (rest of my salad), soy jerky, few bites of a banana blueberry muffin

    2 cups miso soup w/a little scallion, a little toasted baguette bread(dry)

  2. 9-10-09




    Legs and Back---did it solo and faired quite well. 80/20 speed squats near the end are still a killer, but I was able to keep up and get "airborne" as suggested during the last 15 seconds of each set. One legged wall squats are still murder. Improved on a few chin ups and pull ups too….even with the chair pulled out a pinch.






    9:30 big fruity salad (1/2 apple, 1/2 orange, 1/2 pear, grapes, black berries, banana, shredded coconut)

    10:45 3/4 cup granola, agave, unsw almond milk

    12:00 2 cups org. coffee

    2:30 orange spice iced tea w/agave, corn chips, guacamole, some Avocado Chimichurri Bruschetta


    3:30 veggie wrap w/balsamic vinaigrette---meh. (But I ate the whole thing at the cafe). Some potato chips, coffee

    4:30 "Shazam cookie"hemp seed chocolate chip cookie-my favorite-and kinda naughty.

    (6:45 workout) Emergen-C packet/water

    8:15 shake (rice milk, soy and rice protein, banana, blueberries, spirulina)

    later picked on a M's dinner (swiss chard/white bean sauté, few bites of salad, a little avocado chimichurri, a little wine)

  3. yeah, I know I don't feel good in the morning when I eat a meal and go directly to sleep! My husband does it all of the time and I can't/don't want to.

    A lot of times we eat too late (like tonight we started at 9:30pm). If that's the case I try to limit the intake of non-raw veggies and I make myself stay up....but most of the time I don't go to sleep until 1 or 2 so it's not as bad (?)...

  4. 9-9-09




    ab ripper--- bowed out of it yesterday in favor or today. It's all good. Well, better anyway.


    Yoga X--- doing it solo. Procrastinating… done. "Bout the same as 3 weeks ago I'd say. The last time I did it was 2 weeks go and and I was

    weak from working out my shoulders and arms less than 12 hours before.






    9:30 salad o'fruit (1/2 orange, 1/2 apple, pineapple, grapes, 1/2 pear, shredded coconut)

    (12:00 ab workout)

    12:30 1 1/2 cup 7 grain flake cereal w/ unsw. Almond Breeze, agave

    3:00 3 tofu stuffed shells, a large carrot

    3:30 handful of raisins

    4:30 1/2 cup of my granola, still warm from the oven with unsw. almond milk

    (oat and rye flakes, sesame & sunflower seeds, almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, pecans, raisins, maple syrup, agave, sesame oil (halved the recipe),

    vanilla ext., cinnamon)

    5:00 nibbled on a couple veggies while making tonight's salad

    (7:15 workout) 1/2 banana

    9:30 3 tofu stuffed shells, 1/3 corn on the cob, cup of chard w/white beans, garlic/onions,

    big salad(red leaf, tomato, cuke, green bean, tomatillo, beets, carrot, celery, pepper, soy nuts, agave mustard dressing), tiny slice of bread w/garlic and a drip of olive oil, red wine

  5. 9-8-08




    Bike ride to the farm…wow-I really thought I was going to get rained on today but luckily it held off and it was really quite cool for riding and picking in

    the fields. Really had a close one coming home around this bend….I almost don't want to think about it. Next time I'll remember to switch sides of the road.


    Back and Arms--- ARGH! I'm on fiiiire! I do like this one. I pretty much kept to the same weights and reps as last time(2 weeks ago)as back then I had upped it a lot from the prior workout. I improved by a hair I'd say on a few reps but that's it. I won't be doing this particular workout until I start the whole 90-day thing again.






    7:15 fruit salad (1/2 apple, 1/2 pear, 1/2 orange, 1 banana)

    8:15 1 1/2 cup 7 grain flake cereal w/ unsw Almond Breeze, agave

    10:00 2 cups org. coffee, small piece ginger bread

    12:00 raw org. food bar

    1:30 banana

    (1:45 bike ride)

    2:30 grazed on a few blackberries, basil, dill, green beans at farm

    3:30 a few red grapes

    3:45 1 tofurki deli slice, 6 raw almonds, 2 cups miso soup w/edamame, scallion, celery, a few w.w.noodles

    5:00 some walnuts and pecans, raw

    6:15 1 orange

    7:30 some grapes

    (8:15 workout) Emergen-C packet/water

    9:45 shake (soy protein, blueberries, banana, rice milk)

    10:00 2 stuffed shells (w/ tofu ricotta and tomato sauce), decent salad (basil, dill, tomato, peppers,carrot, cukes, agave mustard dressing), red wine

  6. Just wanted to add that I felt more confident at this party I attended last night...got some positive feedback too. I'm really starting to love the changes I'm making.


    Also, I"m going to be focusing on cutting out a bit more fat....just cooling it more with the olive oil, Earth Balance, Vegenaise and such. Those are a few of my favorite thiiiiiingsssss!

    M too. I have not really seen much of a difference on the scale since I had lost my initial 10 lbs. It even had gone up...but I haven't tried in a few weeks. I know I have much more muscle now but I also know I still have a way to go on the lower half.....

  7. Yes my weekend had a bit of "awe" in it..thanks!






    Back to Plyo again today....I give it my all and my body is giving it back it me---in a good way.


    I have been slacking on the recording of my daily food intake! Trust me there have been no crazy blunders or benders or anything naughty 'cept for a few

    too many red wine at my friend's Labour Day party Sunday night..... I woke up well-adjusted as I drank a lot of water and had an Emergen-C packet.


    I'll get back to typing MEALS all out tomorrow as tomorrow seems like a whole new week.


    Just looking back a few workouts---yesterday(Sunday) was the beginning on week 11 and the dreaded Back and Chest workout....oh man and I am soooore! I gave it more than my all then. All push-ups and

    pull ups. I focused on doing on more pushups without knee-assistance. The pull ups were all done with a chair as usual, but I pulled it away about another inch

    to make it a little more difficult. Completed Ab Ripper directly after and I felt pretty good about it...and had to hurry up and get to that party.


    Last Friday was Kenpo and all went smoothly. Feeling a little better balanced in general. Working on my feet action too.


    Tomorrow is arm trifecta and we are doing it at night....right now they feel so very tired (well my shoulders do anyway) but we'll see how it goes in around 19 hours from now...

  8. 9-3-09




    Ab Ripper--- did it first w/M. Made it all the way through Fiffer Scissors w/out a break in-between, YEAH


    Legs and Back---- Always glad to see that completed! Many of the exercises just require that you keep up and get to 25 and I've been doing that. I am adding weights and upping them slowly because it is really difficult to begin with. The pull-ups are another story. Even tho I've acquired some gorgeous callouses, I still had a lot of discomfort tonight. M suggests I move the chair out an inch next week to make it tougher and I'll have less reps. I guess I should?


    Walking around mall for a few rounds briskly….






    5:45 1 lg. apple

    6:20 1 toasted sprouted english muffin w/ E.B.

    9:00 2 cups black coffee

    11:45 large salad! (green leaf, tomatillos, tomato, pepper, carrot, dill, cilantro, basil, green beans, agave mustard dressing)

    4 'buffalo' soy things---texture was mushy but I was hungry….1/3 "crabby patty" sandwich (virtually taste-free), 2 handfuls peanut butter pretzels.

    5:45 sm. handful crackers, 1 banana

    (6:15 workout) 1 packet Emergen-C w/water

    8:45 some crackers, rice sticks

    9:15 1 cup w.w. penne w/pesto…1/3 corn on the cob w/E.B. sea salt.....an. everything baguette slice toasted w/olive oil dip…..2 sips red wine…..tomato, green pepper, cherry tomatoes w/olive oil, sea salt, pepper.

    11:00 banana

  9. 9-2-09




    Cardio X---EARLY ME! We just tried this instead of Yoga X. It is a shorter workout an it incorporates some yoga, plyo, and Kenpo. Good workout but after doing all of the other ones, I could have kept going a little bit. MAYBE going to do Yoga X tonight.







    (7:15 workout) packet Emergen-C w/water

    8:15 banana

    8:45 cup of shredded wheat, unsw Almond Breeze, agave nectar

    10:00 3 cups org. black coffee

    1:30 corn on the cob/E.B./sea salt… glass of red wine…open face veggie burger, sauteed onions, hot sauce, tomato slices, on sprouted english muffin half

    3:00 banana, 1/2 clif bar

    5:45 big salaaaad (green leaf, red cabbage, tomato, cue, green pepper, carrot, scallions, string beans, hemp seeds, celery, tomatillos, agave mustard dressing, sea salt) some fresh baguette slices toasted w/ olive oil dipping sauce, tomato slices.

    9:30 on…tastes of pesto sauce as I was preparing..…1/2 cliff bar…..1/2 glass of wine….some crackers, walnuts

  10. I have also known (through assorted literature through the years) that fruit should be eaten separately from other foods. They digest more rapidly. If one ingests fruit with say, starches- like, bread, which takes longer to digest, there will be be a certain amount fermenting....gas....bloating.

    I usually try to eat my fruit first in the morning and then scattered here and there as snacks. I love jelly and nut butter on bread so I eat that sometimes.


    Also melons digest quicker than other fruit so I try to eat that separately too. I remember last year eating a big fruit salad at a baby shower after eating bread (which was all they had available for me, the vegan, thanks a lot). AND the salad had watermelon in it too. Well I felt pretty crumby after that mixture, even tho it doesn't sound bad all-in-all.


    Maybe it doesn't even bother a lot people, but then again, maybe a big chunk of people aren't really in tune with the correlation between how they really feel and what they eat.


    I also know about mixing protein and starches but I really don't heed that one.


    Basically...I just always keep the fruit one in mind like a "rule of thumb".

  11. It will get you more girlie pushups.


    And I certainly don't want that! I want to be tough and be able to crank out the cool kind of push-ups.


    Okay I tried to do it really slowly but I can't lower myself very far. If I go too far then I can't get back up. I'll make a point of doing negatives every evening while I'm doing my stretching before bed.


    Hey I was so so so struggling with this Yoga X workout where you had to do tons of these pushups with your arms(Vinyasa?) really close to your sides and up into upward dog.....and every time I would try.... and fail....and fall - sometimes literally on my face (we have soft mats)....and feel weak.... and curse.... .

    Then, one day I just did it. Out of the blue!...I was like, "WHA? I was supposed to bottom out here!".....and I was able to do it repeatedly (probably because it gave me such a rush). It wasn't easy and they still aren't. My husband still makes fun of the sounds that I come out with.


    My point is, you will get there! Allow yourself to rest.


    In the other workouts I am trying to do less 'girlies' and ya, I feel a bit cooler even tho I can't do too many and I can't do them perfectly and effortlessly yet.


    I just wanna do one unassisted pull up still!

  12. 9-1-09




    Back and Biceps----HAMMERING those biceps! goodness. Why do I like it so much? This is the 4th time I have tried this workout.

    I have some free time so I'll share….

    compared to when I last did this workout 3 weeks ago: (old /// new)...



    [email protected] /// [email protected]



    21 @ 15lb /// 14 @17.5lb & [email protected]


    1-Arm Cross-Body Curls

    [email protected] /// [email protected]


    Elbows-Out Lawnmowers

    [email protected] /// [email protected]


    Standing Bicep Curls

    [email protected] /// [email protected]


    One-Arm Concentration Curls

    10 @12.5lb /// [email protected]


    Reverse Grip Bent-Over Rows

    [email protected] (form not great) /// [email protected] (good form)


    Open Arm Curls

    [email protected] /// 11@ 15lb


    Static Arm Curls (supposed to do 16)

    [email protected] /// same


    Congdon Locomotives (supp. to do 40)

    40 @ 15lb /// same


    Crouching Cohen Curls

    [email protected] /// [email protected]


    One-Arm Corkscrew Curls

    [email protected] /// [email protected]


    Seated Bent Over Back Flys

    [email protected] /// [email protected]


    Curl-Up/Hammer Downs

    [email protected] /// [email protected]


    Hammer Curls

    [email protected] /// 10 + [email protected]


    In-Out Hammer Curls

    [email protected] /// [email protected]


    Strip Set Curls

    [email protected]

    [email protected]

    [email protected]

    [email protected]

    same this time too


    Also had the following assisted:

    Wide front Pull-Ups- worse

    Switch Grip Pull-Ups-same


    Corn Cob Pull-Ups-same

    Towel Pull-Ups---The biggest improvement-I did 12 , doubling my last 2 workouts.

    Max-Rep Pull-Ups-better


    Ab Ripper---- tried it in my house. Doing better…did 50 Mason (Kayak) twists w/o stopping. Everything does seem to be getting a bit easier….hmmmm

    it's working???






    9:30 1/2 apple, 2 bananas

    10:15 1 plus bowl of shredded wheat, unsw Almond Breeze, agave nectar, 2 cup org. black coffee

    (12:30 workout)

    1:45 1 cup shake (banana, blues, rice protein, spiraling), handful walnuts, almonds, rice sticks

    3:15 2 pieces french toast (sprouted bread) w/ maple syrup/agave, 3 soy sausage patties, orange juice, 1/2 cup coffee

    4:00 a few herbs and berries at the farm

    5:00 glass of red wine, rice sticks, puffed spelt cake(like small thin rice cake)

    8:00 Big Salad ( green leaf, red cabbage, tomato, cue, green pepper, carrot, scallions, string beans, hemp seeds, tamari almonds, olive oil & red wine vinegar,

    sea salt)

    8:30 sm. handful wheat thin like crackers

    (9:30 ab ripper)

    11:00 apple

    11:30 3 spelt cakes

  13. 8-31-09




    Plyometrics---feeling stronger 'cept for a couple weird twinges in the same spot as they usually occur. Sure doesn't hurt when it is a top 10 day out there! Feeling really nice after we are finished….like "aaahhh what's next?" Pumped not pooped! hahaha I laugh at my "cleverness"!







    10:30 1/2 cantaloupe

    11:15 Fruit Salad (1/2 kiwi, 1/2 apple, 1/4 pear, 1/2 orange, 1 banana, shredded coconut)

    12:00 sprouted english muffin w/E.B., 1 1/2 cup org. black coffee

    (3:00 workout) 1 packet Emergen-C w/water

    4:30 walnuts, rice sticks, almonds

    5:15 Nate's meatless meatballs (5) sub w/tomato sauce on multi grain baguette…organic tomato pepper &basil salad w/olive oil and red w. vinegar, pepper, sea salt…..last of the tofu kale salad…..red wine (2)..….handful chocolate chips

    9:15 1/2 of this delish new protein bar (mocha)

    11:00 cold unsw. peppermint tea

  14. 8-30-09


    first time I've skipped this log but that's alight---it's not like I "fell off the wagon" or anything…just don't want to break my brain thinking about what I ate 2

    days ago and stuff




    Well, just to back up a bit, I will say that I did Kenpo on friday night after eating some vegan pizza and ice cream (2 1/2 hours after) and I could still feel it sitting there even tho I didn't stuff myself. Lesson learned!


    Ab Ripper---- I read online about some guy doing this workout before his main workout instead of after, as the program says. I tried it and I liked it. Get it over first: why not?


    Chest Shoulders and Triceps---wow this one was a toughie (well they all are) but I like it. Even with all of the variety of push ups. I worked at doing more of the push-ups without my knees.

    I haven't done this workout in 5 weeks and I did improve on most everything is fine by me. I know I'll be hurting' for certain tomorrow!






    9:30 1/2 cantaloupe

    10:15 1 1/2 cup Shredded Oats cereal, unsw Almond Breeze, agave nectar

    11:00 2 cups org. black coffee

    1:00 1 1/2 cup amazing Sesame Garlic Tofu Kale Salad (includes kale, carrot, red cabbage, a lot of garlic, toasted almonds, sesame seeds, ginger,

    soy sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar, baked tofu). I think I could eat this every day but 1. it takes a while to make it and 2. I reek of garlic!

    3:00 glass of red wine

    3:30 big nectarine

    6:00 handful of walnuts

    6:30 almond butter and jelly sandwich on sprouted (toasted) english muffin w/sprinkle of hemp seeds, peppermint tea (unsw)

    (9:00 workout) 2 dates

    11:00 shake (banana, blueberries, rice protein, rice milk) eh.

    11:30 4 spoonfuls of kale salad, 1/2 corn on the cob w/ e.b. and sea salt, glass of red wine, some rice sticks, roasted pumpkin seeds


    time for a new avatar! Sick of that one!

  15. 8-28-09




    Back and Legs---oh yes-pull ups and squatty things galore! Most moves do not include weights but have many reps. It is a good

    workout! Not my fave, but I feel a big difference since the beginning.


    Ab Ripper---was so going to skip out...feeling pretty depressed for different reasons..... but m got me back into it when he got home. It's all good(w/my abs anyway)






    11:00 Fruit Salad (1 peach, 1 banana, 1/2 apple, 1/2 orange, 1 date)

    12:00 1 1/2 cup 7 grain cereal and shredded oat cereal, unsw Almond Br., agave nectar

    1:00 cashews, walnuts, 2 Fig Newmans, 2 cups org. black coffee

    (3:13 workout) 1 date

    4:30 shake (rice protein 30gr, blueberries, banana, 12 oz rice milk, 1/8 tsp spirulina powder) wasn't that great.

    5:15 Primal Strip package

    (10:15 ab workout) date

    11:00 a salad that was quite big( red leaf, tomatillo, tomato, cuke, red cabbage pepper, string beans, tamari pumpkin seeds, agave mustard dressing)

    red wine, 1/2 Fig Newman, toasted heal of w.w. bread baguette w/ garlic, no oil.


    these late nights are a no-no & I know know it.

  16. 8-27-09




    I was an early bird (early for me) doing

    Yoga X. I felt pretty sore and certainly less strong than the previous 2 yoga workouts. Why?

    Well, doing the Shoulders and Arms workout the evening prior is the answer. Ugh.






    9:00 2 bananas

    (10:00 workout)

    12:30 cup of oatmeal, toasted pecans, raisins, agave nectar, unsw Almond Breeze

    5:00 expresso!

    5:30 1/2 cup org black coffee, 1/2 untuna sandwich on wheat sub roll, 2 Fig Newman cookies, 2 handful of corn chips

    large salad(basil, cilantro, dill, tomato, cuke, spinach, bell pepper, string beans, agave mustard dressing)

    11:30 1/3 leftover bean burrito, salsa, brown rice, handful corn chips, unsw cold peppermint tea, handful Shredded Oat cereal

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