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  1. If you do 2 classes a week, you'll see results...besides, it sounds like it will supplement your running, so use it for that. It's a great workout and a nice complement to more strenuous exercises.
  2. Yeah, hot yoga is the one thing I haven't tried. I'll have to give that a shot. I'm doing Iyengar, Anusara, and Ashtanga yogas right now. It gives me a good blend. Iyengar is actually my favorite since it helps me refine my poses and breathwork. What a difference from weight training.
  3. So, I'm changing up my exercise routine from traditional weight-training, and I would like to get more into Pilates and yoga. I teach a 1 hour Pilates class on Saturdays and that gets me going, but that's pretty much it. I'd like to incorporate more through the week. Any suggestions? Work out schedules? Work out plans?
  4. I have quite a few vegan cookbooks, and I have to say that my absolute favorite is The High Road to Health. It has all the comfort foods and everything is made from scratch with ease. Get it. You won't regret it.
  5. Vegan lasagna. Make just like regular lasagna but... Use the vegan "meat" crumbles for the meat. To make the ricotta put 1 block of soft tofu, 1 block of firm tofu, 3-4 tbsp of minced garlic, 2 tbsp oregano, salt & pepper in a food processor and blend. Make just like you would regular lasagna, layering with your favorite kind of spaghetti sauce. I also use the brown rice lasagna noodles, but I have to admit, they're a pain in the butt. Maybe it's the brand I'm using. Hope that helps!
  6. Try it...you'll love it. I guarantee!
  7. I've made this recipe twice already, and it is so good. Hope you enjoy! 1 jar spaghetti sauce 1 large green cabbage 1 tsp. olive oil 1 onion 1 carrot, chopped 1/2 celery stalk, chopped 2 mushrooms, chopped 3 T chopped parsley 1/2 cup chopped pistachios 1/8 tsp. thyme 1 T. soy sauce 2 tsp. vinegar 1 T. vegetable broth or water dash of nutmeg 2 cups cooked brown rice Steam cabbage in a large pot for 6 minutes. Let coll for a few minutes and remove the softened outer leaves. Do not try to remove leaves that are still crisp. Put the cabbage back into the pot and steam for 6 more minutes. Let cool and remove the softened leaves. Shave down the thick part of the stalk to make folding easier. Set aside. Chop enough of the leftover cabbage to make 1 cup. Heat olive oil in a large skillet. Add the chopped cabbage, onion, carrot, celery, mushrooms, parsley, pistachios, and thyme. Cover and cook for 5 minutes. Add the soy sauce, vinegar, broth or water, and nutmeg. Cook covered for 7 minutes more. Stir in rice. Set aside. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cover the bottom of the deep baking dish with about 1/4 inch of spaghetti sauce. Fill the large leaves first by placing a heaping tablespoon of the rice mixture in the center. Fold up the bottom (shaved stalk), fold over the sides, then fold down the top. Place seam down in a baking dish. Cover with the sauce. Repeat until you have used up all the leaves. Pour the remaining sauce on the top of all the stuffed cabbage. Bake for 1 hour.
  8. It's a very interesting article, but ANYTHING can become an addiction. It's a good cautionary tale to remind people to strike a balance...and a new disorder story that supplies the media with ratings.
  9. No, I don't train when I am sick. Your muscles do well with a couple of weeks off from time to time anyway.
  10. Power 90 is great for home workouts, and all you need are dumbbells. It's really a practical program that will get you results. You can find it online. I didn't buy any of their supplements or anything, just the videos (now it's on dvd ), and I got excellent results. It was my starter program, and I've been going ever since! I wish you well.
  11. So, I am wondering if anyone has any good vegan cutting diets. I am trying to stay all natural this time around, but I am open to some convenience items. I'm thinking of competing again this summer, and I want to try to do it mostly with whole foods. Advice, resources, and examples of diets would really help. Thanks!
  12. Thanks. I've been so busy with PhD work, I've barely had time for anything! Almost done...one more semester of dissertation work and you'll see a lot more of my posts
  13. Honestly, the best program for home that got me started was Power 90. I did not take the suggested vitamins or any of the supplemental things that were suggested, so I cannot speak about them. The exercise program, however, is solid and easy to follow and will get you in shape. You can do it at home with little space and a few dumbbells or resistance bands. The nutrition program (if there is one attached, I can't remember) is not vegan, at least I am strongly assumming that. You can order it online. Good luck!
  14. When I'm cut down for a show, I can do pull ups. At my normal weight, it's just too much weight for me. Still working on it though.
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