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  • Birthday 08/13/1992

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  1. Moved around a lot... ugh, I think I've been in and out of nearly 30 countries in the last year or two. It all birthed the vegan travel website www.plantpowerednomad.com which is now taking more of a backseat. Dog pictures will be posted for sure! And hopefully acro/aerial/pole/general getting back on track pictures.
  2. Oh hey! How've you been? I was thinking about posting again in here the other day. Life continued dramatic - shortly after my last post I disappeared off to Spain and then wandered around Europe for a while, disrupting diet/exercise, and then I became stuck in Italy for a month where I gained quite a bit of weight and continued getting unfit. As of mid-May, I've moved to Saint Petersburg in Russia and I have a new job here. I've started aerial silks and pole fitness classes, and I love them! Especially the silks. In July I'm starting work at a uni that will get me a discount gym membership, so I can (FINALLY!) get back to lifting. Will probably do 5x5 because of time constraints. I moved into a permanent place a few weeks ago and although sanctions make eating well here quite hard, I'm finding my way and getting back into eating clean. I'm even thinking of adopting a dog to take for runs. After the two year pause/backtrack/weird segway, things are looking up
  3. Starting this thing up again to meal log/track my exercise road to recovery as I just thought of it again and remembered how much it helped, back in the day. Brief life summary since I last logged anything: was doing really well fitness wise until a break up April 2014. Moved to Taiwan and worked pretty much 24/7. Only did Yoga. Got more flexible and lost muscle. Trained as a Yoga teacher in Thailand September 2015. Travelled through Asia as a vegan travel blogger (www.plantpowerednomad.com) until I came off a motorbike in Cambodia (end of November 2015). Lost more of my strength and fitness. Came back to Europe. My ankle and knee are still quite banged up, but they work and have stopped bleeding etc. Today I did my first full Yoga class. Back on the road to recovery. I want my muscles back. I want to lose the weight I've gained back over the past nearly 2 years (have gone from 130lbs at my lightest to currently around 150lbs, will weigh myself properly tomorrow and take pics). I'm still nomadic so finding gyms is hard, so will mainly be focusing on bodyweight exercising and lifting when I can. And Yoga. Current macro split (started Sunday) - 1,474 calories 129 carbs 57 fat 111 protein 2,300 salt 45 sugar. Worked out with IIFYM and using MyFitnessPal.
  4. Shoulder and back day Weigh in: 133lbs Cardio 15 mins 170kcals Shoulder and back day. Shoulder press 7.5kgx12x12 9kgx7x6 7.5kgx7 Lat pulldown 33kgx10 40kgx10x8x8 33kgx10 Sumo kettlebell high pulls 16kgx12x12x12 Machine rows 30kgx10x8x8 Alternating dumbbell raises 4kgx12x12x12 Reverse butterfly 17.5kgx12 20kgx10x10x10 Assisted pull ups 25kgx8x5x4 Machine shoulder press 15kgx10x10x7 Rather tired at the end of that... eating reliably over 1500kcals a day and have the energy to show for it, I'm still not eating the amount I should be but I can never eat as much when I'm stressed so I can't beat myself up too much for it I guess.
  5. Successful leg day. Actually felt I could have done more but didn't want to push it considering I haven't moved off the couch all week from under a giant pile of books and papers. Cardio - 10 mins/125kcals Squats 20kgx10 30kgx12 35kg10x10 Leg extensions 35kgx10x10 40kgx10x8 Leg curls 35kgx10x10x8 40kgx5 Leg press 35kgx10 45kgx10 55kgx10 55kgx10 WAY better than last week.
  6. The articles are pulled up and I'll have a read through when I next need a study break, thanks! It looks interesting. Although at the moment the problem's not so much time as being physically incapable. I'm getting really bad anxiety problems at the moment which are giving me severe headaches, stomach cramps and fatigue - not the best to work out with! Only a few more weeks to go anyway.
  7. Finally better enough to go back to the gym. 4 days of not eating left me very weak. Thursday - legs Cardio 15mins 180kcals Squats 20kgx8 30kgx10x10x10 Leg extensions 35kgx10x8x7 Leg curls 25kgx10x10x10 Leg press 35kgx10x10 Friday - back and shoulders. Didn't get to the gym till late and was so so tired. Cardio 15mins 180kcals Dumbbell shoulder press 7.5kgx10 9kgx8x5x5x5 Lat pulldown 33kgx10 40kgx10x6x5 33kgx10 Alternating lat raises 5kgx12x6 4kg x12 Machine rows 30kgx10x10x8 Rear delt fly 17.5x12x12x12 Exams, dissertation and essay approaching mean I haven't high hopes for between now and Christmas. I might cut down to 4 days a week... realistically I haven't managed more than that in a while anyway. I'm still seeing progress, but it's very slow.
  8. Saturday the 9th Cardio 120 kcals 10 mins Db chest press 10kgx12 12.5kgx6x8 10kgx5 Incline chest press 10kgx7x10x8 Chest press machine 25kgx10x7 22.5kgx6 Fly machine 25kgx12x12 30kgx7x7 Monday the 11th Cardio 20 mins 260 kcals New machine level 20 4 mins 50 calories owwww Squats 20kgx10 30kgx10x8x8 Leg extensions 35kgx10x10x10 Leg curls 25kgx10x10x10 Leg press machine 35kgx10x10x10 Tuesday the 12th Cardio 10 mins 130kcals Shoulder press 9kgx10x7x5x6 Lat pulldown 33kgx10 40kgx10x8x7 33kgx10 sumo kettlebell high pulls 16kgx12x12x12 Machine rows 30kgx10x8x8 Alternating dumbbell raises 5kgx12x8x6 Rear delt machine 20kgx10 17.5kgx12x12x12 Incline dumbbell rows 10kgx10x10x8 Pullups 25kgx8x5x5 Ab machine 35kgx12 30kgx16 Wednesday the 13th Chest press 10kgx12x15x15 Incline chest press 10kgx10x10x8 Machine cp 25kgx7 22.5kgx5 20kgx6 Fly 30kgx9x8x8 Thursday - rest day Friday, Saturday... really ill with a mystery virus which very rarely happens. I doubt I'll be up to the gym tomorrow either which means only 3 days managed this week and last week. Not happy. Housebound. Bored.
  9. Weight 136lbs, body fat 19% Shoulder and back day Cardio 8 mins 100kcals Shoulder press 7.5kgx10 9kg x6x8x4 7.5kgx5 Lat pulldown 33kgx12 40kgx8x7x6 Incline dumbbell rear delt fly 3kgx12x12x12x Incline dumbbell rows 8kgx9x8x8 (go heavier, can't increase reps as I slip down the bench...) Alternating dumbbell raises 4kgx12x12x12 Machine rows 25kgx12 30kgx8 27.5kgx8x8 Machine shoulder press 15kgx10x9x6 Assisted pull ups 25kgx8x5x4
  10. I managed an awesome week last week - but then my phone went and deleted the workouts before I got a chance to write them up. From what I can remember: Monday: cardio 30 mins Tuesday: Back and Biceps Wednesday: rest Thursday: Chest Friday: Back and Shoulders... then before I did arms all hell broke loose with deadlines and I resurficed from an exhausted post-deadline/winter blues flump today. I've been completely knackered and lacking in energy and motivation to get off the couch, let alone get to the gym. November in Glasgow is tough. So, today: Cardio 10 mins, Squats 20kgx12 32.5kgx10x7x7 Leg Curls 25kgx11 20kgx11x7x7 Leg Extensions 25kgx8 35kgx8x8 Leg Press 45kgx10 35kgx10 Abs routine 15 mins Gave up, my body was still knackered but I'm feeling so much better and back in the swing of things. And my body's getting used to eating a lot, my stomach's finally calmed down and started accepting that more food's becoming a regular thing. My cupboards not so much... they seem to be becoming bare a lot faster.
  11. Feeling the energy benefits of double calories, had a really good weights session today and (even though it's now 3am, and I'm never up at 3am) I also got my dissertation pretty much finished. Logging then straight to bed. Legs - Squat rack: 20kgx10 30kgx10x10x10 much more stable, I'll go up in weight next week. Leg extensions: 25kgx15x12x12 Leg Press: 35kgx12 45x12 55kgx12 65kgx12 Leg Curls: 25kgx12x12x12 And because I failed so dismally the other day, I went back and chest pressed so... Dumbbell chest press (weights individual arms, so double total): 10kgx12, 12.5kgx10x10x7 (whoop!) Got a little over-excited about mashed potatoes so I'm a little too high on carbs and low on protein, but I still sort of got my macros, and I hit my calorie count. Goal: Kcals 2,200 Carbs 303 Fat 49 Protein 138 Total: Kcals 2,195 Carbs 336 Fat 50 Protein 101 Now to bed before I crash out on my keyboard.
  12. Hahaha, definitely white eyes, red's too vampire. In my opinion anyway
  13. Stayed home to write my dissertation today rather than going to the gym. Very rough first draft done. Managed to hit my macros goal that I worked out last night. I'm absolutely stuffed, but hopefully it will be worth it. I have a horrible feeling that not eating enough is the reason why my cold's not been getting better very fast. I feel like I've been eating all day, and realising again how little I've always eaten. Goal Total Kcals 2,200 2,134 Carbs 303 332 Fat 49 41 Protein 138 125 Hopefully I'll have better energy for the gym tomorrow and be able to do a good leg day, and still have the energy to give the flat a full clean in post 1st draft celebration... woo? Back to work now. Dissertation calls.
  14. Chest Dumbbell Chest Press: 10kgx12x12x12 Fly machine: 25kgx12 27.5kgx11x8 Machine chest press: 20kgx9x10x8 Cardio: 15 mins, 180kcals. Guilty confession I'm kicking myself for, because I'm usually more careful. I've been feeling that my energy has slowed for lifts, especially in the evenings, and after a fairly abysmal workout tonight have thought a bit about my diet and realised how many meals I've been skipping because of uni and dissertation etc. I've been working on about 1000-1200 calories a day, most at the evening meal, which is really poor. I've used IIFYM to workout what I should be running on, and a lot of advice on the Facebook VBB group, so will actually track my diet here for a while for accountability. Spot the female with a previous eating disorder... sigh. I thought I was long past all that.
  15. I never do shrugs either, so I really have no idea - as far as I'm aware I do nothing to target them directly, but they've definitely got better... it's lower back I struggle to work. I paired back and shoulder day up together just so I'd get shoulders done, even though doing them together is bad, apparently. Takes ages too, but at least it makes an enjoyable workout.
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