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Anyone have a gym membership?

tikigodstikigods Posts: 165Registered Users
I'm looking for a few people who have gym memberships that would want to journal their workouts with me. I've been big into fitness the past two and a half years so I would love to share ideas, programs, and recipes/eating ideas with people.

Feel free to PM if needed.

Derek
"Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are."- Kurt Cobain

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  • beauticurlbeauticurl Posts: 89Registered Users
    I'd be willing to. I also am big on working out and have been for the past 3 years or so. I think it would help keep me accountable and honest about how much I'm doing. I belong to the Y and I love it! Feel free to PM me if you have any questions.
  • tikigodstikigods Posts: 165Registered Users
    Excellent. I just walked in the door from the gym. I did a ton of cardio tonight. I think it would be a good idea to keep a little journaling group to monitor workouts, eating, and just support one another. It might be a good little motivational tool.
    "Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are."- Kurt Cobain

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  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    I'm doing my stuff from home with free weights. Balancing between boot camp type workouts (cardio mixed with weight training & straight weights.


    For my weight training, I really like the pyramid system where you do more reps of the lightest weight, moderate reps of a moderate weight and a few reps of the lightest weight, and then go back down the pyramid.

    For core training I do plank and plank dips for the obliques.

    Eating - trying to do more protien and modified lower fat. I notice that if I do low fat I get really cranky and angry.

    Recipe o' the day: mock creamed spinach
    steam spinach with chicken stock, red pepper flakes and fresh garlic. Add a bit of low fat cream cheese. season with fresh herbs, freshly grated nutmeg, salt/pepper to taste.

    Chocolate fix: I suck on a chocoate instead of chewing it. Lasts much longer - especially if it has caramel in it.


    Today's exercise: 45 min boot camp.
  • tikigodstikigods Posts: 165Registered Users
    For my core weight training I"m like you Webbie I do the pyramid system. 12 rps lowest weight, then add ten lbs or so 10 reps, add ten 8 reps, add ten 6 rps then 12 at my original then another 12 same muscle group different machine. For example if I'm using a chest press for my final 12 I'll use two free weights and press them from my back. Make sense?

    25 minutes eliptical, 5 minute cool down
    10 minute run on the tread
    20 minutes back on eliptical no cool down.

    Dinner tonight I had Subway, 12 inch Turkey, no cheese no condiment. For a snack I'm doing salsa and organic black bean flavored Guiltless Gourmet tortillas.

    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.
    "Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are."- Kurt Cobain

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  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    I hate cardio, but if it's mixed in with weights or kickboxing moves it's tolerable.

    One one of the videos, we do something called terminators:

    stand sraight
    hands to hips
    hands to floor
    jump to plank position
    scissor legs 3 times like you are trying to climb a mountain
    jump to plank position
    jump feet forward to meet hands
    jump straight up in the air

    repeat very quickly. each move should take 1 to 2 seconds.


    i also replaced my chair at work with a fitness ball. It forces me to keep proper posture and abs in.

    dinner: 2 panko crusted tilapia with mock creamed spiinach smushed between the two filets - like a sandwich. Large glass of red wine (my weakness)
  • tikigodstikigods Posts: 165Registered Users
    Oh man you eat like a queen. Your routine sounds like yoga? Do you do yoga at all? I'm interested in learning.
    "Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are."- Kurt Cobain

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  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    used to be hard core ashtanga but now down to mini sessions. just cant find the time these days. I was in excellent shape with just yoga alone.
  • tikigodstikigods Posts: 165Registered Users
    I did 25 minutes eliptical and 10 minute run this morning. I think my burn was about 500 cal.

    Breakfast Cheerios+banana, skim milk, piece of dry wheat toast.

    Yoga tones muscles pretty fast?
    "Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are."- Kurt Cobain

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  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    45 min upper body pyramid sets.

    Yoga tones slowly. Well, I take that back, it depends on what type of yoga and how often you do it. Yoga that is more intense and has lots of strenght movements will most likely tone faster than a restorative slow paced hatha. Both are great for general mental wellness.

    breakfast: 2 sips spirutien strawberry (yuck) coffee (no sugar 2 tbs 1/2 and 1/2)
    lunch: 3 tuna sushi, 3 salmon sushi Thin slice of cibatta + honey butter
    dinner: 2 lemon garlic thyme chicken legs, large glass of red wine, herb roasted cauliflower, pickled beets.

    blech
  • softcoilssoftcoils Posts: 39Registered Users
    I just started a membership with bally's.

    I also am interested in incorporating yoga into my off gym days at home, that way i'll be doing something every day.

    Right now i'm doing cardio on the treadmill for lower body and using the weights for upper body and arms stregnthening and tone. i think yoga will help me with overall strength and muscle tone.

    the mock creamed spinach sounds delish (minus chicken stock).
    soft kinky coils and curls
  • tikigodstikigods Posts: 165Registered Users
    softcoils wrote:
    he mock creamed spinach sounds delish (minus chicken stock).

    Vegan?
    "Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are."- Kurt Cobain

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  • beauticurlbeauticurl Posts: 89Registered Users
    1/9/06 Did 32 minutes on elliptical at the gym @ 6 am before school,
    Breakfast=2 whole grain waffles with 3 tablespoons sugar free syrup, 1/2 cup plain nonfat yogurt, 3/4 cup strawberries with cinnamon spinkled on them. 20 oz. water
    Lunch=6 inch roasted chicken breast sub from Subway, all the veggies and no cheese, just a little mustard. Bag of fat free potato chips :oops: I don't like doing these but I needed something else to go with it!
    Dinner=2 bowls chili with 93% lean ground beef, black and kidney beans, and lots of tomatoes. 1 skinny cow ice cream sandwich (140 cals). Lots of water.
    Been trying to add lots more water to my days. I managed 4 1/2 20 oz. bottles yesterday, and 5 today, which is pretty good.
    Going to the gym later, will post to say what I did!
  • tikigodstikigods Posts: 165Registered Users
    beauticurl wrote:
    1/9/06 Did 32 minutes on elliptical at the gym @ 6 am before school,
    Breakfast=2 whole grain waffles with 3 tablespoons sugar free syrup, 1/2 cup plain nonfat yogurt, 3/4 cup strawberries with cinnamon spinkled on them. 20 oz. water
    Lunch=6 inch roasted chicken breast sub from Subway, all the veggies and no cheese, just a little mustard. Bag of fat free potato chips :oops: I don't like doing these but I needed something else to go with it!
    Dinner=2 bowls chili with 93% lean ground beef, black and kidney beans, and lots of tomatoes. 1 skinny cow ice cream sandwich (140 cals). Lots of water.
    Been trying to add lots more water to my days. I managed 4 1/2 20 oz. bottles yesterday, and 5 today, which is pretty good.
    Going to the gym later, will post to say what I did!

    Awesome day!
    "Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are."- Kurt Cobain

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  • beauticurlbeauticurl Posts: 89Registered Users
    Thanks!
    I hit the gym hard today. Did 20 minutes on the elliptical at a higher intensity than usual, then did weights--inner and outer thigh machines, tricep dips, lat pulls, seated rotary chest machine, and a few other machines I don't know the name of :lol: at least 30-40 reps on each. Finished with abs doing crunches, normal and side, with weights, and topped it off with another ten minutes on the treadmill at 5 mph. I feel tired but good!
    Have to go out to dinner tonight. Planning on a big salad with grilled chicken or something similar. Overall, a good day!
  • tikigodstikigods Posts: 165Registered Users
    Yesterday for lunch I had Smart Ones meatloaf and mash potato, dinner 12 inch turkey, lettuce, pickles no cheese or condiment. Snack salsa and black bean low fat tortillas; coconut chocolate chip bar (naughty, slap)

    This morning, 25 minutes eliptical, 10 minute walk to catch the news and cool down.

    Breakfast bowl of fiber cereal, cup of tea with skim and pinch of honey. Lots of water.
    "Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are."- Kurt Cobain

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  • softcoilssoftcoils Posts: 39Registered Users
    tikigods wrote:
    softcoils wrote:
    The mock creamed spinach sounds delish (minus chicken stock).

    Vegan?

    Hi Tiki!

    Not Vegan, but definitely vegetarian and loving it since childhood!

    I am thinking of going on a modified vegan diet though just to try it out, but I can't stop drinking (skim) MILK. I love it, it's like my soda. :wink:

    ETA: I just finished a little yoga and am n my way to the gym before class - i never eat before working out (burns more calories) but I plan to do 30min cardio on treadmill and then do 20 min of weights and 10 minutes of life-cycle-- and then freshen up before class but I will be taking my oatmeal and half slice of whole wheat toast with :roll: ...

    I think for lunch I will be having a nice tofu sandwich (on whole grain wheat) with some applesauce on the side (we have a lounge where we can cook so it's pretty nice and quiet and I don't have to rely on the cafe or fast food).
    soft kinky coils and curls
  • tikigodstikigods Posts: 165Registered Users
    softcoils wrote:
    I am thinking of going on a modified vegan diet though just to try it out, but I can't stop drinking (skim) MILK. I love it, it's like my soda.

    I'm going to make the final switch from milk to soy pretty soon. My problem with milk are all the anti-biotics and hormones they pump into the cows. I love soy and drink it quite often so it shouldn't be a difficult transition.
    "Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are."- Kurt Cobain

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  • butterflyPrincess777butterflyPrincess777 Posts: 350Registered Users
    you ppl are making me feel bad about myself!
    anyways I wanna join this thread because I wanna get back into shape...I used to be big on going to the gym a few years ago but then I got busy and stopped...I know it's no excuse...
    so I'm starting to be active again...
    I do pillates pretty regularly and have the carmen electra strip workout DVDs which I haven't tried yet...but I wanna add cardio to my workouts...
    I will join the gym in a few weeks cause things r hectic right now...
    I need motivation!! give me motivation!!!
    Was 3b then I did a soft relaxer and I think I'm now a 3a
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  • tikigodstikigods Posts: 165Registered Users
    anyways I wanna join this thread because I wanna get back into shape...

    I need motivation!! give me motivation!!!

    We'd love to have you on this thread! Welcome aboard!

    I had another meatloaf Smart One today but with macaroni instead of potato. Tasty but took FOREVER to heat in the microwave.

    Anyone here do martial arts? I did kenpo-jujitsu for a while thinking about starting back up.
    "Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are."- Kurt Cobain

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  • beauticurlbeauticurl Posts: 89Registered Users
    1/11/06
    Gym today: did 32 minutes on the elliptical at high intensity. A little sore from all the work I did yesterday!
    Breakfast: 2 whole grain waffles with 3 tablespoons sugar free syrup, 1 cup plain nonfat yogurt. 20 ounces water.
    Lunch: sandwich of 2 slices whole wheat bread (40 cals each) and 1 tablespoon peanut butter, 7 Wheat Thins, 20 grapes, 100 calorie-pack of cookies (fake oreos!) Water.
    Planning on fruit as a snack and soup/salad for dinner. Good day!
  • softcoilssoftcoils Posts: 39Registered Users
    Wow, you guys are very active!

    I would love to take up martial arts, but not sure which. I went to a friend's dojo a few months ago and it was really cool, but too pricey for me.

    I know bally's has MA for little kids, but I am going to check to see if they have adult classes for young adults and mature adults.

    I am having whole grain WHEAT spaghetti for dinner with mushroom sauce and fat-free brownies (made with apple sauce) for dessert. And lots of water. Even though I love my skim milk, I am trying to drink more water exclusively to hydrate the body better and it also helps the body burn more fat, not to mention what it does for the skin. So, I am going to try to drink water exclusively, except for skim with breakfast and have cranberry juice on weekends with breakfast as it's good for the body as well.

    ake care everyone!
    soft kinky coils and curls
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    25 sun salutations
    4 miles power walk/slow jog

    coffee + pack of swiss hot chocolate pack
    pear
    1/2 poppy seed shortbread cookie
    1 peanut butter cookie
    1 oatmeal raisin cookie
    1/2 bowl of pho + 2 summer rolls (had to hurl so not sure how much I consumed)
    tin of sardines, 2 slices onions, lemon juice, pepper sauce, 2 tbs olive oil, 1/2 small avocado
    small glass of red
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  • tikigodstikigods Posts: 165Registered Users
    1/11 Dinner: 12 inch turkey, peppers, lettuce, no cheese, light mayo.
    Snack: salsa and black bean chips; Ben and Jerry's Frozen Yogurt

    I watched my water intake yesterday for the first time ever, 120 ounces of water.

    No gym this morning, going late this afternoon. Very important meeting this morning, lots of work to do before I go in, don't want to get burnt out too early today.
    "Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are."- Kurt Cobain

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  • SoLastSunday152SoLastSunday152 Posts: 428Registered Users
    Just being nosey here but...
    25 sun salutations

    Good for you girl! I'm too new to yoga, I think 25 would kill me. :shock: :)
    Lindsey
    BKT'ed
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  • beauticurlbeauticurl Posts: 89Registered Users
    1/12/06
    My gym is closed today and tomorrow because they are adding new machinery to the weight room :( so I had to workout at home. Did a Tae-Bo workout, about 45 minutes long. It was good--kinda kicked my butt :D
    Breakfast: 1 cup whole grain WW cereal (im not on the program but like the taste and the 100 cals a serving) with 1/3 cup fat-free soymilk, 2 eggs scrambled with basil, oregano, thyme and a shake of red pepper flakes. 20 oz. water
    Lunch: 6 inch roasted chicked breast sub from Subway, no cheese/all the veggies/a squirt of mustard. 1 bag Light Lays chips, Diet Coke. Water.
    Snack: salad with iceberg lettuce, spinach, red and green pepper, onion, a few green grapes and 1/2 Tablespoon fat free italian dressing. Water.
    Dinner: planning on a baked potato with salsa, some baked fish and a few steamed shrimp. Dessert=Skinny Cow ice cream sandwich, these are awesome!
    I'm going out of town tomorrow so it will be difficult to not have control over what is presented to me (I'm teaching at a weekend retreat where food is catered). I'm planning on drinking lots of water and keeping portions small. Good luck to everyone!
  • tikigodstikigods Posts: 165Registered Users
    1/12

    Breakfast: bowl of fiber cereal with banana-soy milk, low fat whole wheat muffin, and a cup of tea with a little honey.

    Lunch: Lean Cuisine cheese pizza

    Dinner: bowl of fiber cereal with banana and soy milk, low fat ww muffin.

    Snack: Salsa and chips, frozen yogurt

    45 minutes eliptical, 25 minutes of tread mill walking

    Next week I'm going back on my strength training/cardio workout.
    "Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are."- Kurt Cobain

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  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    1/12: 6" turkey sub w/ provolone & veggies, doritos, chicken tikka (the non-creamy kind) green beans, curried winterberry salad, samosa, cauliflower peas, chole

    random strenght cardio and yoga interspersed throughout the day. Maybe 1hr total.


    as of this morning, -5 lbs
  • CherishCherish Posts: 1,847Registered Users
    :idea: I think Softcoils accidentally started the "today's menu" thread while trying to reply to this one.
  • tikigodstikigods Posts: 165Registered Users
    Breakfast: Bowl of oatmeal crunch with soy and banana; whole wheat low fat english muffin with Smart Balance light

    Lunch: Smart One chicken, lots of water

    45 minutes of eliptical, 20 minute walk, 2 mile run

    Dinner: 12 inch turkey sub with lettuce and banana peppers light mayo

    Snack: salsa and black bean chips; two pieces of chocolate (Xmas leftovers very small)
    "Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are."- Kurt Cobain

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  • tikigodstikigods Posts: 165Registered Users
    I love reading what you guys eat. Can you tell I'm such a guy yet? All I eat for dinner is Subway. Its definately not because I can't cook its just I'm too lazy to cook after the gym. Tomorrow is Saturday and I've promised myself I'm laying low for the day so I'm going to have a different menu for tomorrow.

    I read somewhere, and I find it holds true, that after strength training, put the protein to your body 45 minutes after you work out. This helps muscles begin their healing process and starts building up the tears from the work out before the lactic acids set in.
    "Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are."- Kurt Cobain

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