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Ariane 06-04-2012 03:53 PM

Yes Rob, REAL food, I agree!

But in between, or for one meal, a shake or a juice is a great option. In the morning I am eating/drinking a kind of shake that I like a lot. I will try Craig's shake recipes too. And I would like to drink more fresh fruit/vegetable juices, I am sure John is right, that these give more energy than artificially sweetened protein shakes.

Ok, I will keep on trying to find what works for my body. But if anyone has good metabolism boosting tips, let me know.

Ariane 06-05-2012 05:17 AM

Excercise journal:

May 31 Thursday: First workout of Booty for wife (or any lady that wants a good booty :)) - Next day I had sour muscles, triceps and abs! Good workout with stablility ball roll out and SB jack knife that I really like.

June 1 Friday: off

June 3 Saturday: Horse riding in nature, total 14 km, including a 2,5 km interval, getting off the horse in the forest and running hard / walking, about 6 intervals :D I like that, the horse likes it less, she would be happy just to walk a bit, but she follows.
The horse also got her TT workout, having to run uphill on a steep place, then doing the intervals with me. BTW last year I prepared her for a local shorter (but faster) endurance riding competition with interval training, only training every 2nd day, and including many intervals. And with so little training we were in the top 6, in 2 competitions! So intervals rule :)

June 3 Sunday: Booty for wife workout - great! Only I had to choose one without weights, I ordered dumbbels last week but it did not arrive yet.

June 4 Monday: Interval in the garden - running up and walking down 3-4x, I am out of shape!!! But regular interval for me is key to start up the fatloss. Btw, first week my weight was down, now it is climbing up, despite no pastry and only a little whole wheat bread.

June 5 Tuesday: I kicked off the morning with 2 warmup circuit of Booty, and a metabolic circuit that I have seen in Rob's journal. I only had 20 minutes, but I got sweating. Weight a little up - I need to sleep and drink more, and not worry!! ;)

allbruteforce 06-05-2012 07:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Ariane (Post 165049)
Excercise journal:

May 31 Thursday: First workout of Booty for wife (or any lady that wants a good booty :)) - Next day I had sour muscles, triceps and abs! Good workout with stablility ball roll out and SB jack knife that I really like.

June 1 Friday: off

June 3 Saturday: Horse riding in nature, total 14 km, including a 2,5 km interval, getting off the horse in the forest and running hard / walking, about 6 intervals :D I like that, the horse likes it less, she would be happy just to walk a bit, but she follows.
The horse also got her TT workout, having to run uphill on a steep place, then doing the intervals with me. BTW last year I prepared her for a local shorter (but faster) endurance riding competition with interval training, only training every 2nd day, and including many intervals. And with so little training we were in the top 6, in 2 competitions! So intervals rule :)

June 3 Sunday: Booty for wife workout - great! Only I had to choose one without weights, I ordered dumbbels last week but it did not arrive yet.

June 4 Monday: Interval in the garden - running up and walking down 3-4x, I am out of shape!!! But regular interval for me is key to start up the fatloss. Btw, first week my weight was down, now it is climbing up, despite no pastry and only a little whole wheat bread.

June 5 Tuesday: I kicked off the morning with 2 warmup circuit of Booty, and a metabolic circuit that I have seen in Rob's journal. I only had 20 minutes, but I got sweating. Weight a little up - I need to sleep and drink more, and not worry!! ;)

Fantastic effort you're doing great.

If you find your weight going up you may want to do a food log and see where you may be able to clean up your nutrition.

RobB 06-05-2012 12:46 PM

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Originally Posted by allbruteforce (Post 165052)
Fantastic effort you're doing great.

If you find your weight going up you may want to do a food log and see where you may be able to clean up your nutrition.

I have been using 3-4 finishers after my workouts. They are pretty good. I also like the one I did last Saturday.....From TT for Fat Loss 2007 BW workout............those darn burpees sure take my breath away, though.......

Bev1212 06-06-2012 05:23 AM

Enjoyed reading your journal. You are really doing great. Sticking with the nutrition and no sugar...awesome. Sure like your style of workouts too (on your horse :-) ). I loved my horses. Stay strong and I agree ...support is key for us ladies!!!! Look forward to following you!!!

Ariane 06-06-2012 02:38 PM

Thanks, Bev! I also like to read your journal. Let's keep up the good spirits! :)
You HAD horses?

To be honest, there IS some sugar in my diet. No bread and white flour pastry, for about 2 weeks, which is already a big change for me. But I do eat some fruit (melon, dried fruit, raisins, strawberry, apple) and there is some sugar in the protein powder mix that I take, only a scoop a day. And a tiny bit of black chocolate sometimes. Mot much, but sugar.

Today I got a little dishartened - while I am doing great with excercise, and I can see already some shape change, but the initially lost 4 pounds weight is climbing back up - despite the major change of no bread and white flour, which I ate a lot before. I do eat some rice, and brown rice crackers. Is that also "dangerous"? Anyhow, I will continue to change my eating habits bit by bit, and stick with the excercise.

Tomorrow I buy the juicer, and start to drink some vegetable juices regularly.

Yesterday I had another half hour excercise in the swimming pool, today I go out with the horse.

Oh, the ordered barbells and weights arrived! So now I can do MRT again! :)

wsarwani 06-06-2012 03:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Ariane (Post 165139)
Thanks, Bev! I also like to read your journal. Let's keep up the good spirits! :)
You HAD horses?

To be honest, there IS some sugar in my diet. No bread and white flour pastry, for about 2 weeks, which is already a big change for me. But I do eat some fruit (melon, dried fruit, raisins, strawberry, apple) and there is some sugar in the protein powder mix that I take, only a scoop a day. And a tiny bit of black chocolate sometimes. Mot much, but sugar.

Today I got a little dishartened - while I am doing great with excercise, and I can see already some shape change, but the initially lost 4 pounds weight is climbing back up - despite the major change of no bread and white flour, which I ate a lot before. I do eat some rice, and brown rice crackers. Is that also "dangerous"? Anyhow, I will continue to change my eating habits bit by bit, and stick with the excercise.

Tomorrow I buy the juicer, and start to drink some vegetable juices regularly.

Yesterday I had another half hour excercise in the swimming pool, today I go out with the horse.

Oh, the ordered barbells and weights arrived! So now I can do MRT again! :)

While rice is still considered a starchy carb, it is sometimes called the "safe" carb. Unlike wheat and other gluten-containing grains, rice does not contain "anti-nutrients" that seem to cause so many problems for so many people. I've given up wheat/gluten for several months and it seems to have done me a lot of good but I still enjoy rice once a week without much ill effect.

If in doubt, have rice and rice products as part of a post-workout meal.

Bev1212 06-08-2012 12:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Ariane
Thanks, Bev! I also like to read your journal. Let's keep up the good spirits! :)
You HAD horses?

To be honest, there IS some sugar in my diet. No bread and white flour pastry, for about 2 weeks, which is already a big change for me. But I do eat some fruit (melon, dried fruit, raisins, strawberry, apple) and there is some sugar in the protein powder mix that I take, only a scoop a day. And a tiny bit of black chocolate sometimes. Mot much, but sugar.

Today I got a little dishartened - while I am doing great with excercise, and I can see already some shape change, but the initially lost 4 pounds weight is climbing back up - despite the major change of no bread and white flour, which I ate a lot before. I do eat some rice, and brown rice crackers. Is that also "dangerous"? Anyhow, I will continue to change my eating habits bit by bit, and stick with the excercise.

Tomorrow I buy the juicer, and start to drink some vegetable juices regularly.

Yesterday I had another half hour excercise in the swimming pool, today I go out with the horse.

Oh, the ordered barbells and weights arrived! So now I can do MRT again! :)

I had horses from day 1 till I was about 30. Had to sell them because of my Job. They were very special. Some day I will have another. :-)

That's not much sugar at all. I hope you wouldn't cut out fruit. ;).

You might be just fluctuating in weight. Give it a little time. I might would cut the crackers out tho, try to substitute them. And I agree ... Pwo for starch for optimal results :-)

Hope you have a good report!! Train hard and check in often :-)
Bev

Ariane 06-11-2012 06:54 PM

Thanks, Waleed for the advice! I have read your writeup on nutrition, very valuable example for me. I can not yet think of quitting sugar containing things :) Maybe one day I can do a month of kicking off sugar! When I feel already stronger. It is getting closer, I feel!

Bev, I wish you a future including horses! :) And the life you really want.
Thanks for the encouragement - in the last days my weight was down a bit again, starts to MOVE downwards slowly. Fruit, dried and juice, I dont want to quit!

And I realized that I ate too LITTLE carbs, which sabotaged my fat loss. So rice crackers and whole wheat slow-carb special bread will stay in my diet! I feel it is good for me. Starving of carbs is not, as my metabolism pulls in the hand brake immediately.

Oh, good news, another habit change is starting to happen:
tonight I have not even thought of eating snacks or chocolate! This is a significant change!

Ariane 06-11-2012 07:10 PM

Workout journal update:
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Wednesday June 6: riding + interval training with the horse (about 5 x 1 minute sprints) :D My filly is getting used to it, that I get off and start to run for a minute (she is trotting) - then walk a little - then run ... Then I let her graze for a while, so she is fine with it.

Thursday June 7: Booty for wife (and singles!) workout, wow! Though but great.

Friday June 8: off, recovering, stretching

Saturday June 9: working around the house and garden

Sunday June 10: Horse riding about 1 hour + interval cardio (6 x 30-60 sec sprints, the last ones I really run as hard as I could! Horse took the lead sometimes, at the speed of 12-15 km/h, I tried to keep up) - I feel great after interval cardio! Feel after-burn for a long time.

Monday June 11: Booty for wife (and any woman who wants to look good), workout A from week 5-8.
Workout included Bulgarian split squat 1 1/2, which I do like a lot since I conquered this excercise! The trick is to get a chair as a little help on the balance, then you get stronger and better.
What really made me sweat was the plank and side planks, I love those! It is very effective for me, though it is difficult. Especially side plank for 30-30 sec.
I felt great after the workout, it was really hard and effective. Oh, I spiced it up, adding some weights to the reversed split squats and the lateral squats!
The interval cardio was on the bike, going uphill hard, for 4-5 interval, while doing the shopping. I live on a hill so it is a great opportunity to do interval biking home.

And as I wrote, tonight I noticed that I do not crave after any snacks or cakes in the night! Wow, this is a big change for me, as one of me worst habits was snacking in the evening. If I conquer a bad habit each couple of weeks, sure I will win, contest or no contest! :)


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