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  1. No way buddy!! The province of Quebec will separate, and then we'll send missionaries everywhere! You already have Celine Dion, Bombardier, Patagonia, Gregory Charles... By the time you see what's happening, you'll all speak French like crazy! Welcome to the United States of Quebec
  2. I did my tattoo in Japanese kanji, because the asian calligraphy is the art of art. But then, I also did one in English... and my primary language is French!
  3. Took another rest day today. Another 5g of Vitamin C and probiotics. I think the cold's symptoms are dissappearing. Good thing! I hope to be able to train tomorrow. Exam was okay. Not too good, but not too bad either. Should be around 80% I just made the Fuel Bites, the Ginger Pear Energy Bars and some Veggie burgers from Brendan's book. I tried the Fuel Bites, and damn, these are awesome! This means that I'll always want to get up in the morning because I'll be eating those before working out!!
  4. Seems perfect to me. I would add some green leafy vegetables (ie a salad or steamed kale/spinach) to either your lunch or dinner.
  5. Rest day today. I studied all day for my exam tomorrow. I'm feeling shitty at the moment, and I think there's a cold coming... I took 5 g of Vitamin C along with some probiotics. I wish it will be gone with a good night of sleep. Last evening and this evening, there's a concert just outside of where I live. I can't even fall asleep because there's just too much noise. I'm feeling tired right now, and I need to be refreshed for tomorrow exam... damn
  6. It doesn't seem quite a lot of food to me... I can eat 1 can of garbanzo beans at one sitting, so 3 cans is not even 2 days... and you're gone for four. In this case, it's better to bring more than not enough! edit: Have a happy camping and weekend by the way
  7. Recently, I just finished reading The Okinawa Program by Willcox, Willcox and Suzuki. It's a good book overall, incorporating some facts meditation, prayers and other health tips. The Pleasure Trap by Lisle and Goldhamer. Good book, but it only touches superficially the aspects that drugs and other stimulants have on our health.
  8. Hey, nice training log! I'm impressed with your running time, but also with your shape!! How do you manage gaining weight while doing marathons?! Anyway, keep training hard!
  9. Good idea. My personal philosophy is "when in doubt, rest". I bet you'll come back feeling alot stronger and less sore when you next workout. The Quebec election was quite a surprise. I'm not sure what to make of it. It'll be interesting to see how well the goverment is able to function. I mean, isn't this the first minority gov't in Quebec in over 100 years? Another rest day will definitively help me. It's my first official week of training, so I'll take it not too hard, and then raise the intensity and volume. Actually, it's the first minority government in Quebec since its "formation" as a province (1876 if I remember). We'll see what it will give us...
  10. @ clark X kent: thanks buddy! Today I was supposed to work out, but because of the two previous workouts, my back and quads are really sore, so I decided to rest for an extra day (as tomorrow will also be a day off). Yesterday was election day here in Quebec, and the liberal party won by only 7 seats over the ADQ (a more or less right-wing party). This means the liberal party will have to take decisions with either the ADQ or PQ (the party promoting the independance of Quebec). Stupid quebekers! Finally, there's a hockey game tonight: Canadians Vs. Rangers. But I have to study for my exam on Thursday... Hard decision!
  11. Today (monday) was a rather cool day. University was closed because it's election day here in Quebec. (Go green party go!!) Before I went back to Quebec city, I did a fast workout at my parents' home. Complete 40 intervals of 20 seconds of work followed by ten seconds of rest. Perform 8 consecutive intervals of each of the following exercises: Wall-ball 20 pound ball, 10 ft target. (Reps) (replaced by a 20-lb db press) Sumo deadlift high-pull 75 pounds (Reps) Box Jump 20" box (Reps) (replaced by tuck jumps) Push-press 75 pounds (Reps) Row (Calories) (replaced by biking) There is no additional rest between exercises. Ok, so I was able to do the 8 intervals for wall-ball, but then, I was only able to complete 3 intervals for the SDLHP (I really didn't want to black out or meet pukie). So I instead maintained a rather elevated heart rate and did some tuck jumps, some push-press (that bitch is damn heavy!) and some biking. I can feel the fat melting away! My eating plan should be close to this: Breakfast: smoothie snack: energy bar Lunch: vegetable pizza or stir-fry or homemade veggie burger snack: apples with nuts Dinner: big salad snack: salsa or guacamole or hummus with vegetables I'll have some difficulty eating clean till Thursday, since I have a rather difficult exam in molecular genetics. Next weekend should be more relaxing, so I'll take more time cooking!
  12. On Sunday, it was my girlfriend's birthday, so another busy day! We went to the movie theater to see Shooter (which is a good Walhberg's movie!) and then we went to the restaurant. That was a pretty bad day to maintain my good eating habits. Anyway, I was able to weight train a bit. The workout called for: Three rounds for time of: Run 800 meters (I did 4 minutes of biking instead) 50 Back Extensions 50 Sit-ups Since I'm rehabilitating from bad years of self-mutilation (ok, so not that bad, but still, I'm pretty out of shape right now!), I only did 2 rounds. The back extensions and sit-ups were broken into smaller sets (especially for back extensions). I completed the 2 rounds in 20:10 minutes.
  13. Hi Gaia and markc7! Thanks for coming by and reminding me to keep my log! Unfortunately, I was really busy this weekend, so I couldn't update my log. On Friday, I woke up early and drove from university to home (3-hour road trip). I was pretty tired by the end of the day, so I did not work out. On Saturday, I was damn busy too! My brother received his ring for completing his degree in Engineering, so my girlfriend and I prepared a surprise party for him! It was nice, lots of people, lots of fun! But I made some time to train! Warm-up -consists of squats, pull-ups, dip, push ups, supermans and sit ups; then, Pull-up (trying to figure my 1 RM) 1x1 1x1 (5 lbs) 1x1 (10 lbs) 1x1 (15 lbs) 1x1 (20 lbs) 1x1 (25 lbs) 1x1 (30 lbs) 30 lbs was fairly easy to do, so I guess next time, I could hit 50 lbs.
  14. I think creatine should be taken 30-45 minutes prior to your workout. If you can, eat pure glucose (dates) immediately after your workout, and then have a protein shake 45 minutes after working out.
  15. I seldom use the microwave, but for no particular reason. If I make a stir-fry, I'll eat the leftovers without reheating them, or else I'll heat them in a pan.
  16. I usually put chlorella and maca in my morning smoothie, but no greens... maybe I should try it. Otherwise, I always eat raw veggies as a snack with guacamole or hummus, and then for dinner, I'll usually have a huge salad with a soup.
  17. Damn, I didn't know Peter North was Canadian. Great to have Pamela Anderson as well! As for that forum member, I don't think he doesn't like Canadians, he simply prefer USAians!
  18. So I guess I'll only buy bulk quantities of grains and beans... Thanks for your input!
  19. Well... we are also disadvantage by: -first and foremost, Celine Dion -We only speak French -Simple Plan with their damn song I'm just a kid! (although they are pro-peta) -We invented the modern wheel-motor electric car but didn't market it due to pressure from oil companies (ie, we are real pussies!)
  20. I'm planning on buying foods in bulk from www.bulkfoods.com, but I was wondering how long does it takes before nuts and seeds become rancid if stored in an air-tight container in a cool/dry place (but not refrigerated)? Is it the same with beans and grains? Buying in bulk would cut the cost in almost half!
  21. I'm new on this forum, so I think it's a good idea to start a log. Five years ago, when I entered college (at 17), I was in my toppest shape ever. 5'8 155 lbs, played semi-competitive badminton and swam competitively for over 5 years. I wasn't vegan at that time. Today, I'm finishing my first year in university (at 22) in microbiology (before that I did two years in another program, but quitted due to personal reasons). But the problem is that I'm totally out of shape! I became vegan three years ago when I entered university and lost 20 lbs. I'm somewhere between 135-140, but would like to be 145-150 top shape. Bad eating habits and lack of exercise contributed mostly to my decline in health. Last week, I discovered Crossfit and trained two to three times. I really liked it, since involves so many components of fitness. I also read Thrive and Thrive Diet last week and I plan on following most of Brendan's recipes and meal plan. So, my main goals short term are: -Maintain this log in a day-to-day basis! (if it has been more than two days, simply bump this log so I can feel guilty ) -Train early in the morning to start the day -Eat clean Medium term goals: -Try meditation/prayers -Stop reading so much and start studying a bit more! (I can't live without books!) Long term goals: -Try yoga -Do things from my 50 things to do list Here are some pics, so that I know where I start: Those four pics were taken on Monday March 19, 2007 http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d25/m_langlois01/Face-biceps.jpg http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d25/m_langlois01/Face.jpg http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d25/m_langlois01/Ct.jpg http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d25/m_langlois01/Back.jpg Older pics http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d25/m_langlois01/DSC00700.jpg http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d25/m_langlois01/DSC00701.jpg My two tattoes http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d25/m_langlois01/DSC00792.jpg http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d25/m_langlois01/DSC00784.jpg And finally, my kitty! http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d25/m_langlois01/DSC00250.jpg http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d25/m_langlois01/PhotoMathieu003.jpg and my girlfriend's dog http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d25/m_langlois01/PhotoMathieu004.jpg
  22. I can't vote, but... French canadians are the best because: -We had/have/will the best hockey players ever -We created the poutine (the greasiest thing you can think of!) -We have the sexiest women! -We are vegan friendly (although France has a strong influence on us, so many traditional meals include cheese, foie gras and fatty meat) -and other reasons I can't even think of!
  23. Well, if you eat them raw (as in a smoothie or raw bars), they are really raw! Soaking oats before using them might also be a good option.
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