Anyone have a gym membership?

Morning workout: 25 minutes on eliptical

Breakfast: Basic 4 cereal with soy, whole wheat lite english muffin with smart balance, glass of low sugar oj

Lunch: Chicken and mash potato Health Choice

Evening workout: Shoulders and bicep pyramids. Three pyramids on my shoulders and two on my biceps. I had my friend with me and he was new to lifting so I kinda cut my workout short today because I could see he was struggling.

Dinner: Two chicken-tomato basil sausages in low fat whole grain buns with some mustard; side of cottage cheese mixed with cut up fresh melon, pineapple, and cantelope.

Snack: Skinny cow sandwich

Lots and lots of water today! Fired up my wood boiler so the air is DRY.

I realized today why I like the gym so much, its because I get to see a lot of people who I really like. They are just good people with the same goals as I have. The sad thing is most of them don't stay long, one month and done. I wish they could blog their workouts like this and reflect each day on their achievements because it is really easy to look back and see the work you accomplish and it makes you feel good.
"Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are."- Kurt Cobain

1/18/06
Hit the gym a little after 6 am today, did half an hour on the elliptical. Did one of the pre-programmed interval workouts on the machine, which was different and challenging! I bet I'll feel it in my thighs tomorrow.
Wanted to do abs but didn't have enough time.
Breakfast: 1 cup Weight Watchers cereal--vanilla puffed wheat with almonds (100 cals a cup) with one sliced banana and 1 cup fat free vanilla soymilk, one slice of light whole wheat toast with 1 teaspoon sugar free strawberry preserves. 20 oz. water
Lunch: homemade refried beans--one can of regular black beans mashed with some sauteed onion and green pepper, a little garlic, some mushrooms, jalapenos for spice, and salsa for flavor. These were awesome! Also had 2 very small pieces of leftover chicken from last night's dinner, 3 ounces in total weight. 20 oz. water
Snack will probably be fruit of some kind, dinner will be a can of soup with a salad or a 6 inch from Subway on my way out.
I really like working out early! I felt energized all throughout the morning and I wasn't as hungry as I usually am for lunch.
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I've been sooo off the wagon I'm too embarrased to post.

But I did do an hour of weights yesterday!
Wow! An hour of weights...I think my little body would just keel over if I attempted that
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ok to be fair, it was more like 50 minutes because I skipped part of the ab work and the cool down.

I do mid to low weights with high reps. It's doable if you pace yourself.

I did my first step tape yesterday. Now that was a workout and it was just a beginner tape.
I put in a hour and a half each time I strength train. Three pyramids of chest and then three triceps today at 4ish
"Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are."- Kurt Cobain

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do you do your ab work with your upper body pyramids or lower body pyramids or both? I usually do my ab training with my upper body. Although I really dislike doing ab work with weights.

I decided to hire a nutritionist. Hopefully I wont have to give up too much of my libations.
1/19/06
Breakfast: sandwich--2 slices light whole wheat bread spread with 1 tablespoon peanut butter, topped with 1 sliced banana, grilled in a pan over high heat. 3/4 cup of Weight Watchers puffed wheat cereal with a tablespoon or 2 of fat free soymilk. Water.
Lunch: 6 inch roasted chicken sub from Subway, no cheese, all the veggies and a little mustard. Bag of fat free Lay's light chips, diet coke. Water.
Snack: don't know yet what it will be, probably fruit of some kind, strawberries or blueberries.
Dinner: will be a baked potato with salsa (no sour cream/butter), 1 serving of baked fish (2-3 pieces of flounder brushed with margarine and sprinkled with seasoned salt, baked), and 10 medium sized shrimp. SC ice cream sandwich for dessert!
Gym: did 40 minutes on the elliptical today. I feel exhausted--breakfast was really early and I didn't get to eat lunch until about 6 hours later, and I had a hard day at work so I felt tired, not energized, by my workout. I think I need to eat a snack and I'll feel better!
Ok, I did a super-light work out today (PMS) and I decided that on really light workout or non-workout days I will just eat less to maintain the proper caloric burn rate.

Had oatmeal fro brakfast with water. For lunch I had a grilled cheese with f/f swiss and whole grain wheat and a huge glass of f/f skim.

Dinner will be whole grain wheat spaghetti with hot cranberry in place of tea (settles the tummy).

I may do a cleansing fast tomorrow if i feel overly icky with water and green teas and light fruit.
soft kinky coils and curls
do you do your ab work with your upper body pyramids or lower body pyramids or both? I usually do my ab training with my upper body. Although I really dislike doing ab work with weights.

I decided to hire a nutritionist. Hopefully I wont have to give up too much of my libations.
Originally Posted by WebjockeyGuide
Right now I'm not doing any ab work only because I had surgery and my abdominal muscle was cut. It takes a wicked long time to heal and when I try to do any ab work it starts to spasm. Spasms in an ab muscle really...really suck.

When I'm in the ab routine I do it with my upper body workouts. When I do legs I do my back.
"Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are."- Kurt Cobain

ok...I'm a day late on my journal.

Wednesday Jan 18th

Morning workout 30 minutes eliptical

Breakfast: Bowl of oatmeal cereal, soy milk, fruit and cottage cheese; two slices of flax toast

Lunch: Bowl of fruit

Dinner: Twelve inch turkey sub with mustard and lettuce

Snack: Frozen Yogurt

Strength Training: Lats and Back three pyramids each.

Sorry this is so short but my dinner is burning on the stove.
"Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are."- Kurt Cobain

Thursday 1/19

Morning workout: Eliptical 30 minutes

Breakfast: Cheerios with banana and soy; whole wheat english muffin with smart balance; bowl of cottage cheese

Lunch: Turkey and mash Healthy Choice

Evening workout: Chest pyramids and tricep pyramids. Three each.

Dinner: Tomato basil and chicken sausage on low fat bun with a side salad peppercorn ranch fat free dressing

Snack: Black bean chips and peach mango salsa; small bowl of frozen yogurt.
"Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are."- Kurt Cobain

1/20/06
Breakfast: same sandwich as yesterday--2 slices light whole wheat bread spread with 1 tablespoon peanut butter (reduced fat) and 1 banana, grilled in a skillet over high heat. Also had 6 very small slices of turkey breast (sandwich slices) with a squirt of mustard on 1/2 slice of toast. I know this combo sounds totally weird but it was really good, and I knew I'd need the protein because lunch was going to be late again.
Lunch: 6 inch roasted chicken breast sub from Subway, no cheese, all the veggies, and some brown mustard. Bag of FF Lays Light chips, diet Coke, and water. Yep, same as yesterday!
Snack will be either a frozen banana or some strawberries with cinnamon, haven't decided.
Dinner will be eaten out, so I'll post what I had tomorrow. Dessert will be a SC ice cream sandwich, which I am now officially addicted to.
Gym: 32 minutes on the elliptical at high intensity. My legs were tired but I feel much better than I did yesterday!
ETA: Dinner ended up being a barbecue chicken stuffed baked potato (no cheese/butter/sour cream, just skinless chicken breast, bacon crumbles, and chives with barbecue sauce to taste) and a house salad--lettuce/tomato/carrot/bacon bits, no cheese or croutons, a little honey mustard dressing on the side. 1 cracker to go with it. Only ate about half the potato cause it was so big! SC ice cream sandwich at home. Still kinda hungry, may eat some lowfat popcorn later.
Breakfast: 2 whole grain waffles with 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar free syrup, 2 cups of fat free vanilla soymilk. Water.
Lunch: Minestrone soup (canned, I added 1/2 can of mushrooms and some italian herbs to it) with a handful of cherry tomatoes, 1 sliced frozen banana, and 1 tablespoon reduced fat peanut butter. can of Fresca (sugar/caffeine/calorie free) and water to drink.
Snack will be fruit, probably 1 cup of frozen blueberries.
Dinner, who knows? Something at the house.
I won't work out today (!) because I went to the gym every day this week and I need to rest. Tomorrow I might go and do something light, or do a video. We'll see what happens
1/20

Morning workout: Eliptical 30 minutes

Breakfast: multigrain cheerios with soy and banana; wheat english muffin with smart balance; cottage cheese fat free

Lunch: Health Choice chicken and mac

Evening workout: Biceps- three pyramid sets; shoulders- three pyramid sets

Dinner: Two chicken low fat sausages in flax grain bread (ran out of low fat rolls) and a salad with fat free peppercorn dressing

Snack: bowl of low fat frozen yogurt
"Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are."- Kurt Cobain

Today had f/f cereal (frosted Flakes) w/ f/f skim.

lunch had sandwich on whole grain wheat w/ two f/f cheeses (Borden) and use f/f sour cream in place of sandwich spread. i am trying to find f/f sandwich condoments that taste good.

I used to like kraft, but they have made a change for the worse somewhere, the last time I tried their f/f mayo it tasted like embalming fluid and just to make sure I tried a different the next day and it was also sucky, then they changed their f/f cheese on me and now it's sucky, so no more kraft brand f/f. I don't know if their reg. stuff still tastes good because I was so turned off I no longer buy anything that says kraft period.

Lucerne (sp?) makes the best f/f cheese I have ever tried, but I can't always find it. borden is a decent second.

For dinner I think I will have a veggie pasta dish.
soft kinky coils and curls

I'm hitting the gym tomorrow at 4:30am, I'm trying to get into my cardio routine but work is going to kill me this week so mornings will have to be it.
Originally Posted by tikigods
I do this too. 5am for me, because that's when the place opens.

Although I'm starting to think they open a bit earlier for "regulars".

8am and noon on weekends.

"In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer."

4a, mbl, low porosity, normal thickness, fine hair.
I do this too. 5am for me, because that's when the place opens.

Although I'm starting to think they open a bit earlier for "regulars".

8am and noon on weekends.
Originally Posted by curlyarca
Don't you love an early morning workout? I don't know about you but I'm flying high by the time I get to work. When I get home I go back to the gym for strength training.

Other than the gym...I have no life.
"Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are."- Kurt Cobain

I do this too. 5am for me, because that's when the place opens.

Although I'm starting to think they open a bit earlier for "regulars".

8am and noon on weekends.
Originally Posted by curlyarca
Don't you love an early morning workout? I don't know about you but I'm flying high by the time I get to work. When I get home I go back to the gym for strength training.

Other than the gym...I have no life.
Originally Posted by tikigods
before i joined the Y, i never went to the gym this early. but since it's so crowded after 5pm....i'm forced to go at 5am!

after the first few i was high as a kite. now its been almost 2 weeks and sometimes its just hard. im sure it will get better, and i just need to get to bed earlier.

i only have time for cardio right now....im sure at some point ill start doing strength training in the evenings as you do, i just need to get back into the groove of going to the gym at all and figure out when the best hour after 5 is!

"In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer."

4a, mbl, low porosity, normal thickness, fine hair.
1/21

Workout: 25 minutes of eliptical, three pyramids of back/lats, finished with an abbrieviated chest workout to kill time waiting on a friend.

Breakfast: Muscle Toast, which is french toast but made with egg beaters, soy, and one scoop of muscle milk protien powder. Side of cottage cheese and fruit

Lunch: chicken sausage on flax bread. This is becoming a favorite of mine.

Dinner: 12 inch roast beef subway sub with tomato and lettuce, light mayo.

Snack: Salsa and chips and frozen yogurt.
"Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are."- Kurt Cobain

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