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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.
  15. I was actually looking for myself last year, and this was the only place I found. I believe they are right on Brownsville Road in Pittsburgh. I called a few times but didn't get any calls back at the time. Hope you have better luck! http://www.pittsburghmuaythai.com/
  16. Vegan Planet is my absolute favorite cookbook...and I have ALOT of cookbooks!
  17. ideal male physique...Christian Bale in American Psycho... http://webfantasy.info/Christian_Bale/Images/Christian_Bale_02.jpg and Ryan Reynolds in Blade III http://www.drabbuh.com/chadsspace/images/misc/Ryan_Reynolds_blade3.jpg ideal female physique...Beyonce in Austin Powers Goldmember http://img.timeinc.net/ew/dynamic/imgs/020419/133257__austin_l.jpg I love that athletic look, but being too chiseled isn't my ideal body preference in everyday life. love Shakira too http://www.superphotospace.com/images/shakira66_44f8262388b5f.jpg
  18. as you lose weight, you will always lower your BMR because that is what it's based on. A 200 pound person burns more than a 120 pound person because he/she is carrying around 80 more pounds...which takes more energy (kcal). Fruits are better than grains, I think...more fiber (awesome for weight loss) and nutrients. Carb cycling is okay to do. It does keep your body guessing. There are various ways to do it...3 days up, 3 days down. I prefere calorie cycling...where you eat more on a day and then less on another. As long as you are balancing out to your calorie needs for that week. So, if you are consuming 1500 kcal, you could do 1300 one day and 1800 the next day, then 1600, etc.. Also, 1200 kcal is pretty low if you are that active. Give it a try though, and see how it goes. If you need more fuel for your work out day, eat!, this is where calorie cycling is a great practice.
  19. To TRY and answer your question in as basic way as I can, multiply your goal weight by 12 (so, if your goal weight is 130lbs., you would calculate: 130 x 12 = 1560 kcal you should be taking in daily...sorry, have to convert kg to lb for this calculation!) , and that should give you a daily calorie count to strive for. If you are still not losing, multiply your goal weight by 10...although that is in more extreme cases. Also, increase fruits and veggies and decrease grains a bit. That should help you out. Also...off the calorie subject, one thing that I have incorporated into my life recently is juice "fasting". I did a 5 day "fast" and now "fast" once a week. That really got me over a hump when I stopped losing weight I had put on. You may want to research that a bit. I posted before I started and received some great advice, so it's on the forum.
  20. welcome! The China Study is another really great referenced book.
  21. drink your protein shake after weight training. That's when it's most effective because it helps with muscle repair.
  22. So, I just started Tang Soo Do about 6 weeks ago and I'm phasing out of bodybuilding. I have absolutely NO time to get to the gym since I'm back in school (PhD work....brutal man!). I really want to focus on weight training that is going to build my stamina and strength for Tang Soo Do. I don't know if anyone has regimens or tips. Anything would be a great help! I know leg lifts and floor work are great just to strengthen your hips for kicks, but that's about as far as I'm getting. I watch "Human Weapon" all the time, so some of that conditioning is awesome, and I would love to get some kind of a regimen together. Unfortunately the clips they show are just that...clips...snapshots of a fuller picture. Ideas anyone?
  23. Muay Thai is pretty brutal...and so are the Okinawan styles...simple but deadly!
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