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Diet / Re: Calorie Countdown Milk
« on: January 30, 2009, 09:16:15 PM »
I don't drink it a lot or condoning it as a daily drink, but its a nice change from water and tea here and there.  I have a glass every once and a while, and I'm pretty sure its better than going and getting a Hershey's bar when I want something with chocolate

Diet / Calorie Countdown Milk
« on: January 29, 2009, 05:31:49 PM »
I just thought I'd put this out there for anyone who is looking for a better alternative to the overly fatty/processed drinks.  I got this stuff called Calorie Countdown and its made by Hood.  I got it in chocolate and it tastes just as good as regular chocolate milk.  Per cup its 90 calories, 5g of carbs, and 8g of protein, and 3g of sugar.  It's delicious too.

Training Journals / Re: Trying to start over
« on: January 26, 2009, 04:00:22 PM »
I'm closing down my log here.

If your still interested:

Training Journals / Re: Trying to start over
« on: January 20, 2009, 12:42:00 PM »
Decided recently that I'm going to be doing a triathlon this summer.  It's on an island where my summer house is, so I'll be participating when I go there.  It consists of 1/2 mile swim, 12 mile bike ride, and a 4 mile run. My goal is to complete the entire thing without stopping, so I'll be using my cardio days to train towards it.

Today's workout:

*2 miles

*6.03 miles

*9-11% bodyfat
*4 miles running in 28 minutes, no stopping
*12 miles biking in 36 minutes, no stopping

Training Journals / Re: Trying to start over
« on: January 16, 2009, 01:21:09 PM »
I'm at about 2 weeks of fasting, and honestly I have noticed no difference.  I'm going to stop with the fasting for now, and go back to my old eating schedule.  However this time, I'll be cutting as many processed carbs out as I can.

Training Journals / Re: Trying to start over
« on: January 14, 2009, 03:26:23 PM »
Day 8.

*2 miles running
*3000m rowing

Diet / Re: Protien Powders
« on: January 14, 2009, 12:12:05 PM »
I'm using Jarrow Formulas chocolate whey and it's pretty good.  I had Met-Rx vanilla whey which wasn't bad but it got REALLY chalk if you used two scoops at once.

Training Journals / Re: Trying to start over
« on: January 13, 2009, 03:52:08 PM »
Day 7.

Strength day at the gym.

Diet / Re: The power of the mind?
« on: January 13, 2009, 12:39:42 PM »
I think genetics plays a big part in your ability to eat crappy and still be healthy.  My german teacher at school always tells us about her mother.  She has been smoking for 70 years, 1 1/2 packs a day, and is 89 years old with no coughing or any signs on smoking.  I think genetics determines if you can get away with things like this.  So while crappy food may make some people really unhealthy, I think that some people can live this way and not have as many negative effects.

Diet / Re: Beverage Alternatives
« on: January 12, 2009, 06:36:58 PM »
I'll also say tea is a good choice.  You prolly won't like it as much at first, but you'll acquire a taste for it.  I have green tea flavored with pomegranite and it's pretty good.

Training Journals / Re: Mitch's Log
« on: January 12, 2009, 04:20:08 PM »
Part of the weight gain could also be from muscle as well.  Just try and explain to your parents how eating better will help with your health.  Maybe go shopping with them and get healthy food for yourself to eat?

Training Journals / Re: Trying to start over
« on: January 12, 2009, 12:47:38 PM »
Day 6 went well.  A little hungry today, but nothing too bad.

Gonna work cardio today, and strength tomorrow.

Warmup: Stretching, 800m run

*800m run
*5x6 assisted dips
*4x5 assisted pullups
*5000m rowing


Training Journals / Re: Trying to start over
« on: January 11, 2009, 02:43:49 PM »
Today was day 5 of fasting.  Friday and Saturday were days where i allowed myself to eat all day, with no fasting at all.  Morale is still high.  Will be hitting the gym tomorrow.

Training Journals / Re: Trying to start over
« on: January 08, 2009, 01:06:47 PM »
Day 4 was a success as well.  Energy levels remained pretty high all day, and I was feeling pretty good as well.  Ate a little more poorly than I would like to, but that is something I still need to work on.  I'm going to stay with the fasting until the end of the month, and I will post my results up once I reach 30 days.  If I have seen progress then I will stick with it.  My workouts are going really well.  I've been doing low volume high intensity workouts, and I really feel it the next day.

For today's workout I'll be going really light as I'm still fairly tired from yesterday.

*10-15 minutes of shadowboxing

Training Journals / Re: Trying to start over
« on: January 07, 2009, 04:49:30 PM »
Day 3 was much more successful.  My guess is that I hadn't eaten enough calories, because I made sure to get enough last night and I didn't get the tingly experience.  I felt fairly energetic all throughout the day, and I'm starting to feel a little more positive about this.

Today's workout was fairly strength based.

Warmup:5 minute run, stretching

*4x7 assisted dips
*3x5 assisted pullups
*3x7 pulldowns (90 lbs.)
*3x7 back extensions (110 lbs.
*4x5 leg press (110,130,170,130)
*3x5 dumbbell thrusters (25,25,30)
*5 minutes on treadmill


*5 fish oil capsules
*2 multivitamins
*2 cups of green tea

Training Journals / Re: Trying to start over
« on: January 06, 2009, 12:47:56 PM »
Second day of IFing was a total failure.  Around 10am I started to get a tingly numb sensation, and got really dizzy.  I then proceeded to eat some candy because it was given to me.  I feel like I got that feeling because I didn't eat enough last night.  I'm gonna try eating more calories tonight, and if I get the same feeling tomorrow then I'm going to have to stop with the IFing.  I think I got around like 1200 calories or so which is way too little.  So I'll update tomorrow if I am going to continute with IFing.

Training Journals / Re: Trying to start over
« on: January 05, 2009, 03:29:15 PM »
Started my first day of IFing and so far it seems like this was a better choice.  I got a little hungry in the morning, but it's really helping me keep my calories in check.  I've been a little tired but I'm sure it will go away soon enough.

My gym got a bunch of new equipment so today wasn't quite as focused as it could be.

Warmup:500m of rowing, stretching.

*7 minutes of running
*4x500m rowing intervals (2 normal, 2 sprints)
*3x5 Body row machine (42.5 lbs)
*3x5 Tricep Press (150 lbs)
*3x6 Assisted Dips

*2 cups of green tea
*5 fish oil capsules
*2 multivitamins

Training Journals / Re: Trying to start over
« on: January 04, 2009, 06:59:15 PM »
Tomorrow is my first day of IFing so I'll be posting up daily how it's going.  Thankfully there is a lot of good foods in my house right now, so I can start this on a good note.

Training Journals / Re: Trying to start over
« on: January 02, 2009, 01:21:35 PM »
Probably the best workout I've had since I got back into this  ;D

Warmup: 1000m row, stretching


*15 minute rowing intervals (2 min. slow row, 1 min. sprint)
*3x7 pulldowns (50 lbs.)
*10 dip negatives
*5 pullup negatives
*5x5 dumbbell thrusters (25,35,30,30,25)

Really feeling good after this one.

Training Journals / Re: Trying to start over
« on: December 30, 2008, 09:23:44 AM »
Resting mostly today, as I'm a little drained from yesterday. This YMCA membership is really helpful, I've gotten a lot more variety and more challenges as well.  Hopefully this combined with a clean diet will help with my weight loss goals.  Once school gets going again, I'm going to be fasting from 9 pm to noon on Monday-Friday.  I might vary the fasting times by an hour or two, but for the most part that will be the schedule.

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