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  1. hey there and welcome! I'm in week 9 of P90X if you want to talk about it! That's a big reason I joined up here this summer....I've been vegan for about 16 years and I did not even crack that nutritional book included. Ew.
  2. I have found it in bulk too===so much cheaper that way for an essential in my kitchen. My cat think it is yummy too btw...I spilled some and she was all over it.
  3. I am very much looking forward to the day that the ab workout is less of a struggle because I've gotten that much stronger! Its a pain to keep jumping up to push the pause button! Well, I know the thing by heart, but I want to be able to keep up to the pace that is set...and that's a hell of a pace in all of the workouts~! I'm hoping you're feeling better and better-
  4. 8-25-09 Low humidity day is a-o-k! moves Biking to and from farm (approx 5.5 miles) w/ backpack full of stuff on the way back... fun prickers got my arm TWICE. Just looks like my cat got me again. Shoulders & Arms--- whoopie! My fave workout since Kenpo! I know it sounds lame, but I have an affection for workouts that do not include myself doing pull-ups(assisted) or crazy balance moves or pushups or 10,000 squats....... I am in week 9 of this program and I haven't done this particular workout since week 1, 2, and 3. M said he saw significant improvements since then so I was hoping to see the same....I did improve, there is no doubt; but maybe not _that_ significantly. It felt surprisingly good- like I was glowing from within- a good heat! Quite pumped. ( I wish I wasn't out of protein powder today!) There is a bonus round and I was hungry to do that like never before. Since we have a better selection of weights, it made it a lot easier to follow along... whereas before, if a rep of 16 was required and I needed less than 10 lbs, I'd have to just do it without any weighs (no I usually don't have 2 cans around that are the same size). I'll be posting the befores and afters of every workout after day 90. Ab Ripper---- I am happy that I can do the last move, (40) Mason Twists (Kayaks) w/o pausing --- and for the last few times, I can go to 44.... Also, this was the second workout that I was able to do the Oblique V-ups all the way thru w/o pausing (tho I paused between the left side and the right side. Yeah core! []-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[] meals 11:00 Salad of Fruit (1 orange, 1/4 apple, 1 kiwi, 1 nectarine, shredded coconut) 12:00 1 1/2 cup 7 grain cereal flakes w/Almond Breeze, agave 12:30 2 cups org. black coffee, sm handful tamari almonds, a couple puffed spelt cakes 2:00 handful wheat thin like crackers (2:30 bike ride) date, grazed on raspberries, cherry tomatoes and herbs at farm 5:30 1 1/2 cup kamut and w.w. pasta pesto, a few pistachios (8:45 workout) 11:00 big salad that could not wait til tomorrow! (basil, parsley, butter lettuce, tomato, carrot, walnuts, hemp seeds, beets, agave mustard dressing) 12:45 am picked on cukes, basil, dill while making a salad for tomorrow
  5. 8-24-09 moves Ab Ripper- oh yes, those 11 different moves still make me anxious but I'm doing them! Plyometrics--- the humidity was down and my energy was UP. Feeling all over better with this one! Trying to squat and lunge lower and jump a little higher. []-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[] meals 10:30 Salad of the Fruit (1/2 apple, pineapple, 1 banana, 1 date, 1 nectarine, 1 orange, shredded coconut) (1:30 ab ripper) 2:00 1 1/2 cup 7 grain cereal w/Almond Breeze and a little agave nectar, handful of pistachios 3:00 banana 4:45 2 dates (5:30 plyo workout) 1 packet Emergen-C 7:00 Odwalla bar 8:30 brown rice, 2/3 awesome left-over burrito from last night, more guac., 1/2 beer, large salad (butter lettuce, fresh basil and parsley, carrot, pepper, celery, tomato, cuke, apple cider vinegar, olive oil, lemon juice, sea salt, 5 tamari almonds) 11:30 glass of cold unsw peppermint tea 12:30 around 6 crackers
  6. 8-23-09 moves Starting week 9! hot! hot! hot! (not me, the weather). Well it wasn't as bad as other days(and late nights!) ---did a workout I haven't done in a month, Back and Chest---pretty much all different kinds of pushups and pull ups with a couple other moves sprinkled in. I certainly see a change in some of the numbers. []-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[] meals 10:15 banana 11:30 1 1/2 cups Shredded Oats cereal, unsw. Almond Breeze 2:00 banana 3:30 remainder of w.w. pizza slice from night before (sans cheeZe), handful wasabi peas and tamari almonds 5:30 1/2 odwalla bar, 1/2 cup black coffee decaf (it was yucky), a few wheat crackers 7:30 3/5 burrito(pinto & black beans, onion, garlic, zucchini, med pepper, guacamole on sprouted tortilla) w/ med. salsa and brown rice steamed collard greans 1/2 ear corn w/ Earth Balance, sea salt 9:00 1/2 odwalla bar (11:45 workout) 1/2 apple, packet Emergen-C w/water 1:15 1 protein odwalla bar
  7. mmm the fruit is something we have been doing for 2 1/2 years-now it's like there is something terribly wrong if we don't start with 1 or 2 pieces fruit or a salad. Then if we have a less than stellar food day, at least we've had a good beginning...
  8. 8-22-09 moves Day off from workouts. I walked around nonstop from 11:30 until 4:30. Then I walked around at night before and after watching roller derby (1 1/2 miles). []-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[] meals 5:45 I just cant remember if it was a fruit salad---too early! Wait I think it was. 6:20 small bowl of Shredded Oats Vanilla Almond cereal w/ almond milk 11:45 good sized salad- (red leaf, red cabbage, 1/2 big tomato, cuke, bell pepper, agave mustard dressing), 3/5 almond butter/jelly sandwich on sprouted english muffin, handful of nuts and seeds and raisins, 2 cups black coffee nursed for a few hours whist walking about out to Asbury Park: 6:35 1 1/2 large pieces of amazing vegan pizza (w.w. crust, cheeZe, bell pepper, pineapple, port. mushroom) 1/3 vitamin water 7:15 v. coffee ice cream in a sugar cone ---I've been thinking of going to this place for 2 years now.... 10:45-12:15 2 beers 1:45 a few bites of pizza I got worse throughout the day but tomorrow's another day...
  9. 8-21-09 moves Yoga X--- Another solo workout....trying to catch my reflection in the door windows to see my form. That's one thing-there is no expert watching and critiquing us...I would say that is the good thing about having a partner: you can keep an eye on each other and help out the best that you can while doing the moves yourself. Even tho I was very tired as it was late and I had had no more than 4 1/2 hours of sleep the night before, I felt strong. Much more enjoyable when you feel strong. However, when I got to the 1 foot balancing poses, I felt worse than ever. Something had to go and I never had that to begin with~ []-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[] meals 7:15 Fruit Salad-(peach, banana, pear, grapes, orange) 8:00 small bowl of Shredded Oats Almond Vanilla w/ almond milk 10:30 2 cups black coffee, Raw Revolution bar 2:15 soy jerky, banana, some wheat baguette toasted w/pesto 3:001/2 banana blueberry muffin, decaf green tea 9:00 handful of Shredded Oat Cereal, tamari almonds, a date, Emergen-C packet w/water (10:45 workout) handful of nuts
  10. I am a night owl, but I don't like working out this late all of the time- Just works out this way sometimes I guess.
  11. 8-20-09 moves Core Synergystics--- it's cool 'cause there's 2 "y"s. Naw. I sound like a broken record, but this heat is a stinker. I am waiting for it to cool down a tad...late workout here I come....Well it did NOT cool down---it was certainly over 80 degrees in that place with a door open and a fan. I actually did better than last time nonetheless!!! Yeah! []-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[] meals 10:00 Fruit in das bowl(1 peach, banana, 1/2 pear, pineapple, red grapes, 1/2 orange, shredded coconut) 12:15 Whole sandwich- (toasted sprouted bread, peppered deli slices, PERFECT huge jersey tomato slice, org. onion and lettuce w/ Vegenaise) FYI I made 2 of these sandwiches for M and HAD to have my own as it looked too good 2:00 2 cups black coffee (1/2 decaf) 3:30 small portion mac & cheeZe 5:00 2 peaches 7:00 SALAD(green lettuce, tomato, cukes, green pepper, carrot, 8 almonds, red cabbage, agave mustard dressing) 2 small pieces multi grain baguette w/ pesto, ear of yellow corn w/Earth Balance, sea salt. 10:30 date (11:00 workout) & another date
  12. 8-19-09 moves Kenpo X - well I thought I'd get a weather break-no such luck. I'm working solo at least so that will generate less heat. OK-I made it and it wasn't so bad----just still having some weirdness in the leg. It had almost gone away for a while but now it's back and worse than ever. Groin muscle feels slightly off or out of joint or something. The stretching last night has seemed to irritate it. I can't afford to get it checked out so I'll work with it. I am starting to not recognize myself-like my back. Not just skin and bones anymore. I like it, I like it! I am really starting to see significant changes-----wowie. []-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[] meals 9:30 Fruit Salad! (1/2 peach, pineapple, 1/2 pear, red grapes, raspberries..it's all good) (11:00 workout) w/ packet of Emergen-C & water 12:30 18oz shake (soy protein, peach, banana, pinch spirulina, rice milk) 2:45 cup of 7 grain cereal, unsw Almond Breeze, raspberries & blackberries 4:00 3 cups black coffee 6:00 1/2 orange 6:30 GI-NORMOUS salad (green lettuce, large tomato,cuke, garbanzos, red cabbage, green/orange pepper, basil, broccoli, carrot, agave mustard dressing, sea salt, pepper) 1 1/2 ears of corn w/Earth Balance, sea salt 2 pieces multi grain bread, toasted with my fresh pesto! YUM-MO
  13. 8-18-09 moves I am supposed to do Kenpo X , but it is so so so hot I think I'm going to switch and do the stretch x today and the Kenpo x tomorrow. As sweat is dripping down my forehead as I just SIT here-that sounds like an awesome plan. YUP Stretch X it is! Tomorrow I"m gonna kick it with the Kenpo! []-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[] meals 10:00 big fruit salad (1/2 peach, banana, 1/2 orange, 1/2 pear, pineapple) 11:30 cup of multi grain flakes cereal, rice milk, raw agave nectar 12:45 peach! 1:00 small iced coffee w/vanilla soy milk 2:00 2 tea biscuits, some raspberries and blackberries at farm 3:45 handful of grapes, 1 1/2 cup w.w. mac & cheeZe, small-med salad of tomato, basil, cuke, green pepper, agave mustard dressing, 1 cup red wine 5:00 italian ice (booo, I know) 7:30 some raspberries, blackberries, wasabi peas, raw pistachios 8:00 1 cup w.w. mac & cheeZe, 10 almonds 9:30 peach!!! (I would eat more peaches but I think I'm getting out of hand!) (11:15 workout)...---'cause I waited for m to get home from work....
  14. I only wish it was an organic orchard....but they sure taste good and they are super juicy! Hopefully we can go back again for another load.
  15. 8-17-09 moves core synergistics - since I haven't done this one in 3 weeks there was a lot of pausing of the dvd. Lots of surprises. I forgot how many different kinds of pushups we had to do. I would've "enjoyed" this much more had it been cooler and there was oxygen. Another horridly hot and humid night and I didn't note too much improvement. A few things I added weight where there was no weight before. []-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[] meals 9:45 big fruit salad (peach, 1/2 banana, 1/2 orange, date, 1/2 pear, pineapple, red grapes,shredded coconut) 11:30 small soy cafe latte and 1 cup regular coffee, 1/2 best donut I've had in my life vegan or not vegan. (yes this one was vegan-I don't roll any other way) 2:00 1 slice sprouted bread, toasted w/ Earth Balance 5:00 7 almonds, a few cashews, 1/2 banana choc. chip muffin 6:00 about 1 1/2 cups mac and cheeZe, big salad(spring greens, red cabbage, carrot, cuke, agave mustard dressing) (8:30 workout) 10:00 3 peaches, wine
  16. 8-16-09 moves yoga x- like the beatles sang- "It's getting better all the time" & "it can't get much worse" . No-actually the big improvement this time was I didn't feel the need to let out a big huge ing noise every time I did my vinyasa thing. Wow! That's better for M because it would frequently make him laugh. Yeah, strength~ (weird-I did not include that face-but it showed up on it's own!) []-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[] meals vegan breakfast out! then the boardwalk! uh oh! 7:30 1/2 banana (8:00 workout) 9:45 1/2 banana, 2 peaches 11:45 big glass fresh squeezed orange juice, 2 cups coffee, 2 large flax hempseed pancakes w/maple syrup, 1/3 cinnamon bun. 5:00 fresh cut boardwalk fries, lemonade 8:30 big salad, leftovers for night before (ma po tofu), 2 glasses red wine 10:00 peach
  17. 8-15-09 moves this is actually a designated break day. I took a couple days recently but now I'm back on it. Going to start week 8 tomorrow( my second "recovery" week)... Just took a walk and did work for parent. []-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[] meals 8:15 1 banana, 1 pear 8:00 1 banana 12:00 almond butter & strawberry jelly on sprouted bread 1:30 2 cups black coffee, Clif bar 2:00 2 tiny carob rice cakes, a couple pita chips with red pepper hummus 6:00 Spicy broccoli and tofu over brown rice(Ma Po Tofu), club soda/lemon, 1 glass cabernet 8:45 1 glass red wine, 1/2 awesome chocolate chip/hemp seed cookie 10:00 3 thin puffed spelt cakes, big peach
  18. 8-14-09 moves Kenpo X---- Made better by the fact it was in the morning, and the door was open....still sweated like crazy. []-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[] meals 7:30 1/2 orange (7:45 workout) 9:00 1/2 cantaloupe-YUM, 1/2 orange 9:45 2 pieces sprouted bread, toasted w/Earth Balance 12:00 almond butter and apricot jelly on sprouted bread, 2 ginger snaps-not super natural and kinda stale 3:30 some toasted pita chips, iced vanilla soy latte 7:30 huge salad (spring greens, 1 avocado, tomato, red cabbage, carrot, cuke, beet, Italian dressing, garbanzo beans) 9:30 glass of white wine, 1 orange
  19. 8-13-09 moves went peach picking-but that's a LOT easier than blueberry picking. MMM-I'll be having peaches coming out of my ears for the next week or so! Otherwise, moves got postponed. []-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[] meals 10:00 1/2 small organic cantaloupe-not very good either 11:00 1/2 banana, 1 1/2 cup Strawb. Fields and Autumn Wheat cereal, rice milk, a few crackers 2:30 1/2 sandwich (unturkey slices, tomato,onion, sprouted bread toasted), medium salad (red cabbage, parsley, tomato, cukes, soy nuts, e.v.olive oil, a.c. vinegar) 3:45 1/2 sandwich, a few crackers 5:00 2 Lifesavers, some berries, banana 9:45 cup of brown basmati rice/some collards, beans...........2 cups miso w/a LOT of nori, a few grapes and veggies
  20. 8-12-09 moves Legs and Back--- going solo tonight. M had to work and go to a meeting late. Feeling pretty good all-around. Improved on assisted pull-ups of different varieties. Many of the exercises do not require weights, but I did improve on one that did, Calf Raises. I had used 10 lbs since the beginning and I did fine with the 12.5 lbs. You do 15 slow raises onto your toes with your feet pointed outwards, then 10 fast....repeat with feet parallel.....repeat with feet pointed inward. That's the deal. Ab Ripper---still hate it, but I notice it is going a little bit faster now....a little bit. Tad. can I just say that my nails are in the best shape of my life...I guess the rest of my body will catch up slowly! []-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[]-[] meals 8:15 Pineapple, blackberries, raspberries, golden raisins 9:00 1 1/2 cup Autumn Wheat and Strawberry Fields cereal, Almond Breeze milk 12:00 2 cups black coffee 12:30 Luna Bar 1:30 handful wheat thin like crackers 2:30 1 cup org. black coffee, banana 3:45 Big Salad (green lettuce, tomato, cukes, red cabbage, onion, a.c. vinegar, e.v. olive oil, sea salt) 4:45 cup of brown basmati rice w/ collards, pinto beans, olive oil, garlic, liquid smoke, pepper, sea salt 7:00 handful of golden raisins (7:30 workout) 9:00 14 oz shake (soy protein, banana, blueberries, rice milk) 9:30 2 Nates browned meatless meatballs left-over from M's sandwich I made for him, a bunch of parsley and basil, a few crackers
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