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  1. I finally kicked it, but now i feel like a weak noodle.... off to the gym in the morning to kick my own butt into shape! ....again
  2. .... attempted a workout yesterday.... came down with a sinus cold..... to be continued. (oh, but yesterday i ate a (bought) raw sandwich... made with a delicious seed bread and seed pate- but it was so hard to digest! too much fat and fiber all at once. i wonder if i would've been better off just making a small sandwich with sprouted bread. That other one sat like a rock in my gut and made me gassy for hours!)
  3. Is this day 3 then, of my log? For breakfast i had a little of my green smoothie and a greens energy bar. After dropping the kids off, i head to the gym with a friend who's asked me to kick her butt into shape alongside my own. We started things off with a mile and a quarter of inclined speed walking which felt amazing! Then we went to the weights and did several different series of squats, arms, and abs. We came up with some pretty cool moves, IMO. One of our goals, as moms. is to keep our workout under an hour - aaaaand, we're working on it. I feel like i'm starting to see a difference.... Post workout - smoothie, larabar (2 bars in one day?? yes, i had kids with me and we had errands to run..life ) 1 handful of clementines and a couple vegan dolmas. YUM. later, more smoothie... it was a big smoothie. home late afternoon - a small serving of leftover quinoa with black beans/collards/kale etc... wrapped in seaweed Dinner - salad with romaine, kelp noodles, avocado (1/2), cilantro and tahini dressing - again, wrapped in seaweed.... evening snack - a few dates with sunflower butter and 1/2 of a naval orange. ... what a yummy day!
  4. Thanks! i get stumped sometimes with protein... i'm not always in the mood for beans, and don't want to over do soy, you know? I know that mushrooms are supposed to be a good source for protein... and i do put hemp in my smoothies. Doesn't spirulina have protein? another problem is that i have stubborn pudge as a thin layer lining my lower abs and thighs... so - i can't get a straight answer from anyone as to how/whether or not to focus on burning it at all... so right now, i'm working on just building the muscles and hoping all will fall into place. So today..... I actually had more smoothie than i said - had about 16 oz. before going to the gym. at the gym: 1 hour yoga class; focused on plank, hip opening and shoulder strength. worked with a medicine ball on the HUGE exercise ball, did low and wide squats while lifting the measly 25lb weight. (stop laughing ) I don't know what machines and what certain exercises are called, but just know that for the most part, i did dead weights/ med. balls and calisthenics. ............then i relaxed in the sauna for 20 minutes. After the gym, had water and a larabar. Bought a decadent raw chocolate at the coop... YUM. had a burger patty made of lentils/rice/kale, daiya on top with pickles and wrapped in romaine. (coffee with hemp milk.... again???) home... dinner: sauteed chantrelles, steamed collards. and black beans i feel good, but i can tell that i need more water......
  5. ok... quickly.... dinner last night.... - sauteed portobellas, diced tomatoes, steamed kale and a little daiya Then i was freezing and decided to bake up a bunch of vegan/gluten free/soy free/sugar free/corn free choco chip cookies! YUM!! This morning so far, kombucha, yerba mate, 6 oz. green smoothie.... now, off to the gym.... i'm sore, so we'll see what i can do... if i'm sore, should i wait to recover or lift through it?
  6. Thanks, growinglarger.... before and after photos? those are great for reference. Yeah, it can be really frustrating - *because* i am so slim, it's hard to be honest at all about going to the gym, running, food choices, etc... because people just look at me annoyed... anyway- thanks for the encouragement!
  7. So far, today.... This morning i made a green smoothie of 3 bananas, 1 mango, chard, flax, hemp and spirulina..... I sipped on that, made some yerba mate and ate a greens + chocolate energy bar. Went to the gym and worked with a medicine ball, did a bunch of squats, some dead lifts, and a few machines.... Sipped more smoothie. might make some quinoa for dinner...not sure. it' a hard balance to find... Home for lunch, steamed some kale, and grilled up some tofu - (about the equivilant of 1/4 of block), put the kale and tofu in romaine leaves for a sort of taco - with a tahini lemon dressing on top. That brings us to now... not sure what i'm doing for dinner. I'm pretty thin - i'd love to gain muscle and loose that lanky loose look. I *am* toned in a lot of areas, but i hate "being vegan" and people knowing it - knowing i workout, and then seeing me in a swim suit - Toned in certain areas, really thin in some areas and loose/flabby in others. i don't like getting that, "it's cause you're vegan" look. it gets old. I want to look like, "wow! and you're vegan??? tell me more!!" (btw, i'm 29, 5'3'' and 110 lbs. - weight is not my concern here ) Dinner ideas??
  8. THANK YOU SO MUCH! Just the kind of details i was looking for! However... I have no clue what HIIT sessions are, so i'll need to look more into that. I posted in the online journal area what i've been eating.... but for an example, This morning i made a green smoothie of 3 bananas, 1 mango, chard, flax, hemp and spirulina..... I sipped on that, made some yerba mate and ate a greens + chocolate energy bar. Went to the gym and worked with a medicine ball, did a bunch of squats, some dead lifts, and a few machines.... Sipped more smoothie. might make some quinoa for dinner...not sure. it' a hard balance to find... Home for lunch, steamed some kale, and grilled up some tofu - (about the equivilant of 1/4 of block), put the kale and tofu in romaine leaves for a sort of taco - with a tahini lemon dressing on top. That brings us to now... not sure what i'm doing for dinner. I'm pretty thin - i'd love to gain muscle and loose that lanky loose look. I *am* toned in a lot of areas, but i hate "being vegan" and people knowing it - knowing i workout, and then seeing me in a swim suit - Toned in certain areas, really thin in some areas and loose/flabby in others. i don't like getting that, "it's cause you're vegan" look. it gets old. I want to look like, "wow! and you're vegan??? tell me more!!" SO - how/what would you change re: diet? btw, i'm 29, 5'3'' and 110 lbs. - weight is not my concern here
  9. well.... there's always tomorrow, right? We had a snow day today and the kids simply wanted me to be outside... nothin wrong with that I just wish i had more chances to work it a little bit more. SO, food today? let's see - I'm not a coffee drinker, but today with the snow, i chose to make an exception So, coffee with a banana +almond butter , and a greens energy bar. Drank a juice/smoothie - chard/spinach/carrot/ celery/ cilantro/ spirulina/ chlorophyl/banana/ mango (sipped throughout the day) For lunch, had a salad with a little grilled tempe+garbanzo beans+ raw tahini dressing water....... and then, when i took the kids out to eat.... i couldn't resist the seitan fajitas!! OH, geez. Melted daiya on top with grilled onions on a corn tortilla. whoa. totally regretting the overly processed fake meal.... but.... i can relax every now an then. Tomorrow, i'll get to go to the gym. Hoping to do some lifting, squats, and some medicine ball action... maybe a little cardio. My lungs are still recovering from pneumonia... so i need to take it easy there.... now, time for sleep and hopefully some relaxing yoga first .....ahhhhh.....
  10. thanks - that's encouraging By high raw, i mean that i eat a high amount of juices, smoothies, salads and sprouts... but i also eat a good amount of steamed greens, and a fair amount of tempe, quinoa and other beans. I try to go with how i'm feeling and eat what i feel my body is asking for. (BUT - i *am* a product of too much nutritional reading and research - which can lead to a head swimming with conflicting ideas!! ) I agree with the weight training need, but do you have any suggestions for specific routines that will help to really tap into and tone those annoying areas that are being oh-so-stubborn?? thanks again, in advance!
  11. SO here i am. After 3 kids, i'd like my body to be mine again. I am fit, strong and healthy. But, I want to get onto a plan that i actually stick to long enough to see some results; instead of switching it up so much that i can't tell what actually working and not. I am going to take some vulnerable pictures of these areas and track my progress. Problem is, i don't really know where to start. So, this is the beginning of my log. I'd like to post a little more history, but as of now, there is a sad little one who needs to be cuddled... story of my life
  12. SO - not sure if i should post here or in general fitness... so if a mod wants to move it, go for it! It's been a LONG time since i posted here... i think one of my last posts announced the birth of my youngest.... who is now 3 1/2! But throughout the last few years i've felt wonderful getting back into shape after 3 pregnancies/births. I've been really active and committed in that sense, but not necessarily a routine. (Yoga, pilates, running and the usual living room workouts ) But then it dawned on me that, hmmmm.... my body is REFUSING to tone up in some areas. SO, i joined a gym. It's been great - but still those *areas* haunt me. I thought i'd chat with one of the personal trainers about a workout that would help me achieve my goals. *SIDENOTE* : these areas are mid/lower abs, and upper thighs (not hamstrings) but up toward the hip flexors and then wrapped all around under the butt. Ya know, all those areas shorts COVER. But, truth is, i'm young. I'm active. healthy... and i work it. Is it too much to ask that i LOOK like i'm as strong as i feel?? So, i explain this to him (trainer) and aside from pointing out that i simply have aesthetic goals... (well, yeah.... so? i'm *already* healthy!) He goes on to say, "Please tell me you're not a vegetarian" nope. I'm not. (he smiles) I add, "I'm vegan". He gives me the protein speech. My first frustration? I froze. I felt like i could say nothing to defend my position and quiet him. He wasn't rude directly - he was "respectfully" trying to educate me. It was really annoying. I told him to look Robert up and then tell me my muscles wouldn't tone up w/out meat and eggs. I JUST wanted him to give me a good workout!!!! He did finally get to saying that i should lay off the running as it was only making me thinner and that i needed to spend more time doing more primal movements. I don't want to be a lean and weak tiny vegan. But i don't want to be bulky either. Just right in the middle, thanks! SO. What do i do? what would YOU do? My stomach and upper thighs just won't tone up. I'd love any workout suggestions/diet plans/ supplements and hell, even lotions! For the record, i eat high raw... and probably don't get enough protein. Thank you SO much.... Starting my journal .......NOW.
  13. which cardio do you think? I have a treadmill so that i can run or power walk while the kids nap.... so should i do that for 30 min? How fast? I like pilates for strength - is that good for what you are say re: stomach stuff? What about the leg stuff? (thanks for your response?0
  14. So, it's been a loooooong time since i have been on here... but i really need some help! i have had 3 babies in the last 6 years... I have good solid muscle in my stomach and thighs - but it's hiding! I feel like my body is possible playing it safe, thinking it should keep it in the case of another pregnancy. But - i need to convince it otherwise! What can i do to dissolve the fatty tissue that covers the good stuff i KNOW is there??? ** i don't want to build up right now** ok - ready, set, go!! give it to me!
  15. OK - since i finally have my drive back again.... I have decided log it all! I am a *young* mother of 3 very lively boys. I had them all pretty close together so my body has had a hard time catching up... or should i say, i have had a hard time bringing it back up to speed? My friend and I decided that it was time to stop being irritated about it and get busy. I am only 26 - I want to look and feel it. Keep in mind that right now, i am still breastfeeding - not a ton, but enough to know that it isn't time for a cleanse, you know? Here are my first commitments. 1. Drink a TON of water.... only downfall right now is the toilet time involved.. but who cares? 2. Start my day with water/apple cider vinegar followed by vega w/ a little added hemp protein. 3. Stretch once my muscles are warm, then proceed to either to some strength training or run about 3 miles. (Yes, the kids all come with me. They love that they get to stay in their pj's and put on their rain/warm gear. My oldest either stands in the back of the burley - like a chariot, or rides his bike alongside me.) 4. Throughout the day, i continue to drink water w/ a little acv - for digestion. 5. Before a meal i prefer to eat 2 raw fruits/veggies/salad - then, some protein, and finish with some whole grains depending on my hunger. 6. i graze....water/ produce/protein/whole gains (in that order) (oh, and i add coconut oil to my grains for good fats if i have no avocados.) 7. I DON'T calorie count..... I don't really have a standard opinion of it as of now - but while nursing, i believe it isn't wise. 8. We don't have a car - so I do bike/walk often. 9. At night - I try to do some strength training (once the miniatures are in bed ) - but i can also squeeze some in during the day and get them involved... ** Children make GREAT weights!** 10. Take it easy.. I make sure to be reading a book and or just getting tidbits of relaxation time. I don't want to beat myself up or wear myself out. I want my routine to be part of my life - not my "weight loss plan". So - thats it for now.... I am going to *try* to post my meal plans and exercise plans etc... but - it can be busy over here! Wish me luck!
  16. So i thought it would be fitting to finally post a picture of the beautiful new boy in our home! He was born on 8/7 at 7lbs, 12 oz! http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z216/ohavadonai/mataispurple1-1.jpg[/url]
  17. okay.. so - i finally had the baby 6 weeks ago. (he's beautiful, by the way!! hopefully i can get pictures up soon!) BUT - This being my 3rd time around... it's taking longer for my body to "bounce" back. So what i need are efficient excersizes/regimines that can help me get back to normal, you know? i really miss feeling fit and together. **we are borrowing a neighbor's computer for now - so i will respond as soon as i can. Thanks for the help and input! navae
  18. oh.. i miss it. I gotta get this baby out so i can get back into it all!! casey and i want to get into acro-yoga together - it looks AMAZING!
  19. hm! sounds good! ... now i just need to wait till i have $$ again!
  20. my problem precisely!!! my question is - what makes it different from the other raw books out there? I am interested - i just don't want to get another book like so many of the ones i already have... and don't use...
  21. So i am looking for a 24 hr fitness/ballys type gym... AFA what i am looking for - affordable, preferrably in SE, that has a steam room/ sauna (very therapeutic for me) and the usual free weights and equiptment.... kid friendly would be cool? any ideas?
  22. it was bound to be said eventually! i mean, really - isn't that sort of irrelevant to this forum?
  23. you can't see me, but i am clapping my hands!!!
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