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  1. Add my quick 30 here!! Total: 80943 Will do more tomorrow of course
  2. The first line in the second paragraph started here is incorrect. Stating that the only protein option for vegans is soy is ludicrous, Vega is soy free (&wonderful). Now, I don't know when said Scooby wrote that, but it seems he may not have done enough validated research to support his statements.
  3. Can you post the recipe you used it in? I have a jar from a friend in New Zealand and lets face it, I won't eat the whole thing!
  4. I can't afford it at the moment, but I REALLY REALLY REALLY want to go! Planning on it, in fact bummed to miss out on early bird registration, yet still looking forward to the actual cruise!!!
  5. This was so wonderful & encouraging for me!! So glad I took part!! Great to see all of you!!
  6. I (almost) forgot about upside down abs... Great reminder!!!
  7. I can't find one that DOESN'T contain milk.... Have you found one??
  8. Today's workout consisted of.... Insanity video- full body (I haven't sweat that much in a long time!) Then, straight to the gym for lifting! I did bi's & tri's today. Standard curls with 18lb dumbbell 3 sets of 15 reps Tricep dips on bench, feet elevated, with 10lb weight plate 3 sets- reps 15, 12, 10 Run half mile Hammer curls with 15lb dumbbell w/2lb magnetic weight on top 3 sets of 15 reps Single arm tricep kick downs on cable machine 3 sets of 15 Single arm tricep kick downs reverse grip on cable machine 3 sets of 15 Run half mile 21's 3 sets Skull crushers (French Press) w/ burnout tri press 3 sets of 15 Abs for 15 minutes 2 hours of intense working out! Love my saturday lifts!!!
  9. Thank you You too!! I had another amazing workout today! I can't stop How many lbs of muscle are you up now?? Are you thinking of doing another show?!
  10. Just keep at it, girl! We all have our strong points! Keep your eye on the prize! DO NOT GIVE UP!!! You've obviously been successful this far, the rest will come...it just takes time and diet! #1 suggestion, if you're not seeing what you want to see on your legs... change it up! Find new exercises! After all...you don't want this Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. -Einstein Get it! It's yours if you go after it! Which you ARE!!! )
  11. Been a bit of a while...Life's crazy, and I have got to learn to NOT let that depict whether I blog or not! RIGHT?? I had an amazingly intense leg workout today! I am not trying to put on size as much as I am tone up, as I'm training for a figure competition! I started with Smith Machine Squats (unassisted). 6 set of 8-12 reps set #1: 45lb bar w/10lb plates set #2: 45lb bar w/20lb plates set #3: same as #2 set #4 45lb bar w/25lb plates set #5: 45lb bar w/30lb plates set #6: 45lb bar w/35 plates I super set these squats with 1/2 dumbbell calf raises & sled calf raises, 6 sets of 15 reps. set #1: 20lb dumbbells 15 calves, feet slightly turned out *first position set #2: 20 lb dumbbells, toes straight forward set #3: 20 lb dumbbells, slow raise and lower, in turned out position again. set #4: calf sled machine-45+ 25=70lb (140 total + sled) toes slightly turned in set #5: calf sled machine-same weight, toes straight ahead set #6: calf sled machine-45lb plates only, toes turned out After a set of each of the following I ran 2 minutes in between... step ups w/15lb dumbbells- 3 sets-12 reps super set w/walking lunges wi/abdominal twist 10lb plate-8 lunges per leg, 3 sets Running in between continued here... Leg extension 90lb-double leg-2 sets of 12 reps Leg curl 70lb-double leg-2 sets of 12 reps Leg extension-50lb single leg-final set of 10 Leg curl 30lb-single leg- final set of 10 Stretched. Drank protein. Ate salad. Blogged Time for bed!!! Stay Strong. Stay focused. Whatever your goal is....YOU'VE GOT THIS!!! *oh, yeah...I showered
  12. BACK ON TRACK!!! <3! Leg night Squat 2x10 w/75lb barbell Squat 2x10 w/85lb barbell Squat 2x10 w/95lb barbell Superset with... Weighted calf raises 6 sets of 30 (raises)with 18lb dumbbells 6 sessions of intense 3 min cardio on incline Superset with.... Single leg deadlift w/leg fly, 40lb barbell, sets of 10x6 Superset with.... Plyometrics single leg & double leg across gymnasium This was an intense, non-stop workout! Super sleepy. Off to bed!!
  13. Hey girl!! Hope that hand is healing well, haven't talked to you since last week! Your workouts are AWESOME & your diet looks stellar! Speaking of...saw a curry tofu dish...may I have the recipe? I'm a fan of all things curry! Had a curry tempeh sandwich from the co-op today! Whoa. So good. Gotta lay off the bread-type carbs this week :/ Keep up the amazing work, my friend! You're a rockstar and I'm stoked for you!! Ps-fingers crossed for your bf test Talk soon!
  14. the insanity dvds are ok. I copied them from a friend and use them occasionaly on a day where I want to do something a bit different or dont feel like thinking of a workout! its great cardio, quite a bit of plyometric jumping stuff which isnt for everyone but they are a different kind of challenge. Ok, good to know! I've been incorporating plyometrics into my Leg days and loving it!! But, I like variation Thank you for your opinion, I may try them out one day!!
  15. Journal for the weekend: Saturday-went on a really long walk about 2 hours with a girlfriend through the hilly neighborhood! Today (Sunday)- 30 minute walk after 1/2 time up some steep hills today was mellow, but I'll be back at it tomorrow! Divamom--Oh man! When it rains it pours!! I'm sorry to hear of your plight! sounds like a really rough time...BUT, we grow through the tough times!!! You should write a screen play I am lucky! He's a good guy! I'm glad I can have a positive affect on you via the forum!! It's good to be encouraged by like minded acquaintances! The tooth is still painful, hoping to get in tomorrow to get to fixed! I'm not sure about the sushi? We went to eat at a sushi bar?? but I had a tofu stir fry I got teased for being the only one not eating fish But, yes, he is a keeper!!! Hope you had a great weekend!!
  16. Iron smith! Your stories are heart wrenching & compelling. I wish you all the best in your healing, weight loss & promise keeping! You have the right attitude to not only achieve your goals but to exceed them! All the best! I'm anxious for further updates!
  17. Get it, girl!! You are freaking rad!!! Love your drive!!! I can't wait to see more posts/updates!!! Great job!!
  18. Love the passion you have for p90x! I've heard great things, but haven't done it! How much longer do you intend on doing it?? Do you think you'll do insanity? Great job, by the way! Dedication is admirable!
  19. Hey there! Synny- I too get flack from family for being vegan. From scowls about my not eating eggs, or their "serious" talks about how 'too much agave can cause miscarrisges', or that I don't have a balanced diet. I'm not even trying to convince them of my eating habits & they have yet to forwardly ask me what made me convert or why I do it.... It's frustrating, but I do have a very supportive boyfriend who wants me to feel my best & encourages me every day! Ps-on the agave comment, it's only if you're having like 4-6 tablespoons a day! Which clearly I wouldn't!! Also, I'm not trying to get pregnant.... So happy to hear of your choices, Jen, it's so nice to be surrounded by like-minded folk Iris-what are your sons favorite foods. I have people who swear it'd be too difficult to raise kids vegan. I don't agree, bc kids watch you. What you encourage at a young age sticks with them! Thank you, ladies, for this great topic!
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