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  1. Thanks, esquinchi. I am trying to concentrate more on what I see in the mirror and how my clothes feel. I think I may take a picture of me tomorrow morning and keep track that way. That was the way I did it when I was working with my trainers before and I could see before and after pictures, which really helped. My son had a great birthday party and I was able to eat some gluten free pizza last night. Sometimes I make my own, but I just wanted order some pizza this time around. I luckily found a place close to my house that has a gluten free crust. I haven't had pizza in so so long. It tasted so good. Then for dessert I had a couple of homemade paleo chocolate chip cookies. They were good, but almost seemed too sweet. I guess being off of sugar and even pure maple syrup has made a difference. It made me not want anymore, so that was good. I went to the gym this morning and did 25 min. steady state on elliptical and then I did the body flow class( thai chi, yoga and pilates). I haven't done it for a long time and it felt great. Food: ( it has been off this morning, just because I don't like eating anything big before I do yoga) I think I am not going to do carb cycling, too much planning out. I am going to vary my calories though and eat 1700 on less intense days, 1800 on more intense days and then have one cheat meal a week. We will see how this works. B: banana S: 1/2 no cow bar S: big green smoothie( I was starving) L: don't know for sure yet D: quinoa falfael with avacado sauce, brown rice, salad S: oatmeal with pumpkin and hemp seed
  2. Well I did good with most of my eating yesterday , until last night for dinner. For some reason my stomach was bothering me last night and the only thing that sounded good was oatmeal and waffles. So that is what I had for dinner. I know not a great choice. Luckily I am feeling better today. My son is having his birthday party tonight. I can't believe my youngest son will be 11 on Monday. I am going to try and eat good still, but Friday's are usually when I have my cheat meal, but I still keep it healthy. Workout: chest/bicep( I kept some of the chest light to protect my shoulder) 1. bench press- 4x 15,10,8,6 ( 10, 15,20,20 lbs. on each side) 2. hammer db chest press- 4x15,12,10,8 ( 15,20,25,25 lbs.) 3. cable chest fly- 4x15,12,10,8- ( 25,30,35,40 lbs.) 4. wide grip dips on assisted maching-3x20 ( 70-80 lb.s) 5 . single arm DB curl- 4x10,8,6,6,( 15,20,25,25 lbs.) 6. single arm bicep curl on cable- 4x15,12,10,8 ( 30,35,40,40 lbs.) finshed off with a variation of burpees- 120 ( finished my 300 for the week. Food: B: 1 c. cooked oatmeal with pumpkin and hemp seed S: green smoothie L: don't know yet,( maybe beans and rice and a veggie S: green smoothie D: planning on homemade pizza, salad with edamme S: paleo cookies or protein cookies
  3. I am starting today with a type of carb cycling and am going to see how it works for my body.I am going to try it until I get my new book "Sexy abs in 6 weeks" on Dec. 15th and then I will try her program. I feel like I should have lost more weight since I have been doing this. I joined a weight loss challenge in November and a lady that I know has lost 11 lbs. and 3 inches. I have lost maybe an inch and 3 lbs. It is frustrating. So today I am going to stick with 1600 calories and do less carbs. Then tomorrow will be my higher carb day. Workout today was a body combat class Food: B:( preworkout) banana S: protein shake L: hummus on spring mix salad with a couple of crackers, 1 c. cooked quinoa S: green smoothie D: planning on trying a new recipe for quinoa falfael with an avacado sauce, veggies, 1/2 sweet potato S: oatmeal with protein powder and raspberries( I sleep better when I eat a carb before bed)
  4. Anyone do carb cycling to drop some fat? I don't want to totally cut out carbs, but reduce them on less intense training days, to maybe lose some fat. Any thoughts?
  5. rowing is always hard, but a great workout. It is better than no workout at all.
  6. We have a trader Joe's about 30 min. from here. Next time I am that way, I will stop in and get some. That sounds yummy. I love Trader Joes. I am thinking of changing things up a little. I worked with a personal trainer for a while and did some carb cycling. I think I may try some of that and mess with my calories a little and see if that works for me. I talked with my daughter( she is not vegan), but she is working with a trainer that put her on a meal plan that is nothing but meat, veggies and fat. I think it has half a sweet potato and maybe one or two peices of fruit a day. I told her there is no way I could stick with that. All the trainers I have worked with before I have had healthy carbs in my meal plans and they are doable. But for me, I know I need to do something a little different with my eating. I may do a couple of days a week of lower carbs( but not no carbs) and lower calories on my less intense days of working out and do higher carbs and a little more calories on my more intense days of training. Of course I will still have a good amount of protein as well. I am going to see how it works. Workout: legs 1. squats on smith maching- 4x20,15,10,8 ( 10-25 lbs. each side) 2. stationary lunges on smith machine- 4x15,12,10,8 ( 10-30 lbs. each side) 3. romanian deadlift with ez bar( I am still having trouble on correct form so I went light)-4x15,12,10,8 ( 40-60 lbs.) 4. calf raises on the leg press-4x20,20,15,15, ( 45 lbs. plate on each side) 5. seated hamstring curl- 4x15,12,10,8, ( 85-115 lbs.) Abs: 1. cable ab crunch- 3x20 ( 60-70 lbs.) 2. cable side crunch- 3x25 ( 50-70 lbs.) 3. leg raises - 3x25 finshed off with 4 sets of 10 reps each of step ups and side step ups Food: B:1 c. cooked oatmeal with pumpkin and hemp seed S: no cow protein bar L: 1 c. green beans mixed with 1/2 c. brown rice, 1/2 c. refried beans and topped with cheezy sauce, guacamole and salsa S: green smoothie D: homemade hummus on brown rice tortilla with veggies, kale chips S: green smoothie or protein shake and fruit
  7. welcome, can't wait to see more of your journals.
  8. Had a good workout today, now I just need to go get some groceries today. I really need to take the time to make sure I have some food ready to eat. I know that would help my eating for sure. I am wondering if I should cut some calories. I am eating 1800 and I feel pretty good eating that amount. I am noticing a change in my stomach area, but it is not enough of a change, especially since it has been a while since I have been eating this amount of calories. I have been trying to eat at least 100 g of protein. I have my fitness pal set at 120 g, some days I hit that number and some days I don't. I have my fat at 50 and my carbs around 224. I know something needs to change. Workout:shoulder/tricep- my right shoulder was bugging me this morning, so I kept weights a little lower 1. single arm shoulder press-4x15,12,10,8 ( 10-20 lb.s) 2. lateral shoulder raise- 4x15,12,10,8 ( 10-20 lbs.) 3. delt cable - 4x15,12,10,8( 15-25 lbs.) 4. lying hammer tricep extension 4x15,12,10,8 (10-20 lbs.) 5. single arm diagonol overhead tricep extension- 4x15,12,10,8 ( 10-20 lbs.) 6. single arm rope extension- 4x15,12,10,8 ( 30-40 lbs..) 120 variation of burpees ( now at 180 burpees for the week), walking in between Food: B: 1 c. cooked oatmeal with pumpkin, hemp seed S: green smoothie L; hummus on spring mix salad, cooked quinoa S: green smoothie D: black beans, rice and green beans, topped with guacamole, salsa S: fruit, protein shake
  9. Thanks, jmf. Yeah, now to get through the Christmas season. I had a great workout today. Now I just have this week and one more week of the burpee challenge. I am determined to finish this challenge, even though it is kicking my butt. I figured out by the time I finish this challenge I will have done 1800 burpees, crazy. Workout:, back, glutes, abs 1. pullups- 3x AMRAP( the first time I had my son hold my feet-did 6 reps, the last two sets I did 1-2 pullups 2. v-bar pulldowns- 4x12,10,8,6 ( 70,80,90,100 lbs.) 3. straight arm pulldowns- 4x15 ( 70-80 lbs.) 4. bent over rows-4x12,10,8,6 ( 40,40,50, 60 lbs.) 5. rope cable squats- 4x25,25,20,20 ( 70-80 lbs.) 6. glute cable kickbacks- 3x40,30,20( 30,30, 40 lbs.) 7. cable ab crunches- 3x20 ( 60-70 lbs.) 8. cable side crunches-3x25-(50 lbs.) 9. leg raises- 3x25 finshed off with a variation of burpees- down to floor, back to plank, feet in , out , in stand up- 60 reps done food: B: 4 c. lemon water, 1 c. cooked oatmeal with pumpkin and hemp seed S: green smoothie L: leftover homemade tomato soup with roasted chickpeas, a few rice crackers S: green smoothie L: don't know yet- maybe a big salad with tofu, and sweet potatoes S: quinoa with 1/2 banana
  10. I feel you on the carb loading. I have eaten way too many carbs this past couple of days. I am ready to start leaning out now.
  11. The food was very good, but I think I should have eaten more protein. I had a little hummus with veggies, but I don't think it was enough. I was really tired all day. That Seitan roast looked really yummy. I am trying to get back into eating a healthy diet. I didn't eat bad. I did eat too much pumpkin pie, but at least it was healthy. The crust was made with gluten free oats, dates and almond butter and the filling had cashews, pure maple syurp, pumpkin and spices in it. It was really good. But I know that I am not eating enough protein and it has been hard, because I don't have anything ready for me to eat. I need to be better prepared. I got my new Strong magazine yesterday, I always get excited to read it. There are not many magazines that focus on women and bodybuilding. I did their workout from their last magazine and loved it. Now they have a new one for 4-6 wks. I don't know how I feel about it. The last workout was for building strength. This one says it is for cutting and losing the fat so you can see the muscle. It is a lot of circuits and full body type workouts. There is a lot mixed in and not as much weight lifting as I like. Part of me wants to try the workout, so I can see if I can lose some of this fat around my stomach to see some definition. The other part of me doesn't like to give up my heavy lifting type workouts. I started a new workout this week and will do it for 3 more weeks. I have been sore all week. I love it. I love the challenge of trying new things and trying to lift heavier. Yesterday I did chest/bicep and finished off my last 120 tuck jump burpees Today I just did steady state cardio on the eiliptical for 50 min. Food: B: 1 c. cooked oatmeal with hemp seeds, pumpkin, a couple of bites of pumpkin pie S: green smoothie S: green smoothie, 2 rice cakes one with almond butter D: chickpea pasta with lentil sauce, salad S: don't know yet
  12. Tuck jumps are tough. I have had them in my burpees, they are killing me.
  13. Great time on the rower! I plan on hitting the gym in the morning as well, before all the food.
  14. I still don't know what I am doing for my protein. I may just throw some chickpeas in something or make some tofu nuggets. That seitan loaf looks so yummy, unfortuantley I can't have the gluten. I need something easy. I have a lot of cooking to do. I hold Thanksgiving here at my house and I do a lot of the cooking. Most of my family eats turkey, so we make a turkey for those who eat meat, only one of my daughters and one of my sons don't like meat. So it is just us couple vegans. Here is my menu for tomorrow: mashed potatoes and vegan gravy sweet potato casserole with pecan crust gluten free stuffing( regular stuffing for non gluten free people) turkey( for the meat eaters) my sister is bringing a veggie tray my daughter is bringing a vegan green bean casserole vegan pumpkin pie vegan cheesecake my son wants vegan chocolate pudding My workout was awesome today, although I think I need to look up how to do proper form on romanian deadlifts. 1. squats on the smith machine- 4x reps( 10,15,20,25 lbs. on each side) 2. stationary lunges on smith machine-4x15,12,10,8 reps( 10,20,25,30 on each side) 3. romanian deadlift- 4x 15,12,10,8 reps( 10,15,15,15 on each side) 4. calf raises on leg press- 4x20,20,15,15 rpes( 100-115 lbs.) 5. cable ab crunches- 3x20 ( 60-70 lbs.) 6. side cable crunches 3x25 each side- ( 50-60 lbs.) 7. leg raises- 3x25 finished off with 60 tuck jump burpess- total now 180 just 120 left to go Food: B: 4 c. lemon water, 1 c. cooked oatmeal with pumpkin and 2 tbsp. hemp seed S: green smoothie L: don't know for sure- maybe hummus on salad S: green smoothie D: chickpea pasta with lentil pasta sauce( I didn't have this last night, I had hummus on salad with 3 rice cakes- 2 with almond butter) S: apple, protein shake or quinoa I may have to taste test some stuff today to make sure it tastes okay.
  15. Yesterday's workout was awesome! I am so sore. I haven't been sore in a while. My lats are sore and so are my legs and glutes. I have a feeling I will be sore from today's workout as well. I need to go grocery shopping today, but don't want to hit the crowds. I plan on eating healthy for Thanksgiving. I don't like feeling like crap for a few days afterward. I am going to try to make a pumpkin pie from "Plant Powered Families" cookbook. I have a sweet potato dish with pecan crust that is healthy, mashed potatoes, veggie try and homemade vegan gravy. I need an idea for a protein. I am trying to stay away from soy, right now( although right now I am eating a veggie dog-not much else to eat). Workout: 1. 1 arm DB shoulder press 4x15,12,10,8 reps( 15,20,25,25 lbs.) 2. lateral shoulder raises- 4x15,12,10,8 reps( 10,15,15,20 lbs.) 3. delt cable- 4x15,12,10,8 reps( 20,20,20,30 lbs.) 4. db hammer lying hammer extensions 4x15,12,10,8 ( 10,15,15,20 lbs.) 5. single arm rope tricep extension-4x15,12,10,8 ( 10,10,10,20 lbs.- it is a harder cable) 6. diagnol single arm overhead tricep extension- 4x15,12,10,8 reps( 10,15,15,15 lbs.) 60 tuck jump burpees- total so far 120 20 min. on ellitpical B: 1 c. lemon water, 1 c. cooked oatmeal with 1 scoop protein powder, 1 c. raspberries S: green smoothie L: smart dog with gluten free bun S: green smoothie D: might try chickpea pasta with lentil pasta sauce, big salad S: cooked quinoa or protein shake with an apple
  16. I do have deadlifts starting this week and I have squats using a cable that I did today, which was awesome! My calorie limit, I have been keeping around 1800 cal. a day. Last week was a little crazy with my daughter's wedding and family in town, so I didn't end up eating all that great and the day of her wedding, I didn't eat much, but little snacks here and there. I am getting on track again today though and plan to do good even though it is Thanksgiving week. Workout: 1. pullups- 3x AMRAP( I could only do 3 and they werent that good, but I am going to work on them) 2.close grip pull down- 4x 12,10,8,6 reps( 70,80,90,100 lbs.) 3. bent over rows- 4x12,10,8,6, reps( 40,40,50,60 lbs.) 4. straight arm pull down- 4x15 ( 70-80 lbs.) 5. cable glute kickbacks- 3x40,30 20 ( 30,30,40 lbs.) 6. sumo squats with cable-4x25,25,20,20 ( 50 lbs.) 7. cable ab crunches- 3x25 ( 60 lbs.) 8. side ab cable crunches- 3x25( 40-50 lbs.) 9. leg raises- 3x25 60 tuck jump burpees ( those were rough. I did 5 at a time to make sure I had correct form on the tuck jumps) Food: B: 4 c. lemon water, 1 c. cooked oatmeal with 1 scoop protein powder, 1 c. raspberries S: green smoothie L; leftover veggie noodle soup with chickpeas S: green smoothie D: don't know yet S: either quinoa or protein shake and an apple
  17. I have a busy day with getting ready for my daughter's wedding tomorrow. So I just went and did a quick cardio this morning. I did 150 star jump burpees. It was rough and sometimes I was only doing 5 at a time, but I finished my 300 for the week so that makes me feel good. It took me a little close to 35 min. with walking on the treadmill in between. Food: preworkout: decided to try a suggestion made by a trainer for a preworkout. It was honey and a little salt in water. It was so sweet to me, plus I took my normal preworkout( Boom). then I had a banana 30 min. before. I felt like my energy was pretty good. B: 1 c. cooked oatmeal with pumpkin and hemp seed S: green smoothie L; leftover fried rice with edamme S: green smoothie D: eating out tonight for rehearsal- planning on salad with black beans, rice, guacamole, pico de gallo and corn tortilla S: fruit and protein shake
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