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Just some girl
07-07-2002, 09:52 PM
Alright, so I guess I'm gonna start a journal. I am a little nervous about putting all this stuff out there for all to see, but I guess that's kinda the point, right? To get some added motivation by having everyone able to see it, etc. So here goes nutin'.

Some basic background. I've always been big into cardio, aerobics mainly. I'm still into that, but I've been lifting on and off for a few months now...actually the first day I lifted was 3/24/2002. Till now, all my progress has been posted in Belial's journal, which makes sense because I've only ever lifted with him. I'll still mainly be lifting with him, but at least for the rest of the summer we are in two different places, so at the moment I'm more on my own in terms of actually getting the work out done.

My goals are as follows.
1) I want to drop about 10 lbs. (I'm not gonna put my current weight because I'm allowed to have a few stupid female traits like not wanting to tell everyone how much I weigh...)
2) Be strong. Yay. Woohoo. 'Nuff said.
3) To for once in my life really be satisfied with my body, and in this case i mean the way my muscles look. I've become satisfied with everything else, I just really want to have good definition all over.
**Sub-goals**
-- leg definition
--arm/shoulder definition
--ab definition (some)
4) To be able to do five pull-ups in a row.

Where I'm at as of right now....
Since I work out with B, I guess I focus more on the PL lifts like he does. Like teacher, like student...or something ;)
Max lifts (one rep):
Squat, 160
Bench, 90
Deadlift, 200
Number of pullups, 3 in a row (though last one did have a finger-tip assist)
Calf Raises (45 deg, including sled), 515
There's other stuff, too, but I can't think of any of it right now. I'll worry about those as I start writing up workouts.

B helped me work out a specific diet (totally predictable) and workout schedule, but I'll post those later. I think diet has always been the hardest thing for me to do right. I tend to feel like I have to do something all or nothing, but I gotta work on that. Having a diet written out should help. Also, the workout is going to be a bit funny for a while as I figure out how to make it work where I am and with the facilities I currently have at my disposal...we'll see how it goes.

Okay, thats all for now. :)

Alex.V
07-07-2002, 10:02 PM
Wuhoo! :) Yeah baby...

I gotta say, seeing those lifts written out, given the relatively short duration you've been lifting... that's very impressive. So... will short term goals include any other poundage increases?

rookiebldr
07-07-2002, 10:05 PM
With Belial as your teacher you can't help but succeed. Good luck on your journal.

Just some girl
07-07-2002, 10:12 PM
Yeah, I absolutely want to increase the poundages of my lifts. I'm just not sure at the moment what my goals should be. Well, let's give 'er a go anyway....

I suppose for deads my goal is 225, cuz two plates per sides would be fockin' awesome. :) For squats, I'd love to catch it up to the deads, so 200. Dunno how long that will take...and by then maybe (hopefully) the deadlift will be higher...but yea, we'll say 200. Bench...I guess I'd just like to not feel silly using the little five and ten lb plates...I'd love to be able to get the 25s on there, and have it be solid. So that'd be 95. Which I think I could do in the not-too-distant future (hopefully). So let's shoot a little higher than that...say the 35s. So 115. Hehe. Wonder how long that will take. Probably a long time since I find bench very challenging. Calf raises....I just want to keep adding on as much as possible (oh yea, forgot to mention the 515 was not for one rep, but for 10, but the ROM on them wasnt the greatest). So yea, I guess those are my goals for now. Not really short term. But that's what I'd like to do. We'll see. :)

Just some girl
07-07-2002, 10:15 PM
Originally posted by rookiebldr
Good luck on your journal.

Thanks!


Originally posted by rookiebldr
With Belial as your teacher you can't help but succeed.

:) He does rule, doesn't he? But don't tell him I said so.

PowerManDL
07-07-2002, 10:23 PM
*First official journal spamming*

Kayak_boy
07-07-2002, 10:48 PM
Best of luck with it all JSG.

Franco
07-08-2002, 04:49 AM
Good luck with your training and diet Andrea

Savannah
07-08-2002, 04:57 AM
Damn, I think I'd hire Belial as my personal trainer :p

Anyways, best of luck working out more on your own now, and keep up the good work!

Just some girl
07-08-2002, 05:28 AM
Originally posted by Savannah
Damn, I think I'd hire Belial as my personal trainer :p


Hehe. Me too. Too bad I would never be able to afford him if I did actually have to hire him! :D

Thanks for all the feedback, guys. It's really cool, and kinda a trip, to see.

Anyway, I just wanted to add one more thing at the outset here, just for my own personal....whatever you wanna call it. Just for my own reference, I suppose. :) As far as pullups go, I was always one of those kids in gym class who could never do a single one, or even a half. Always had to do the flexed arm hang or 15 pushups or whatever bullsh!t they had us do instead. And it always bothered me like crazy that 95% of the girls ended up doing the pullup alternative, while almost all (if not all) the guys could at least crank out one pull-up. So that's the reason why I'm really into them and being able to do a bunch is a big goal for me.

As long as I'm listing where I started out the very first time I tried this stuff, I think I'll list it all, so I can see where I was even before I started this journal. Squats, my very first max was 100 (for two, I believe). Bench, first max was 85 with finger-tip assist. Oy, very unimpressive improvement there! :( (It's also the lift I've been working the least in these few months, but no excuses! It will go up!!) Deadlift, it looks like it was 140, though I'm not positive. And I know I had some work on SLDLs and some kinda f*ckin' around attempts before I actually did that one day. But anyway, yea.

Okay, and with that I really need to get myself ready for work now! Later.

the doc
07-08-2002, 05:44 AM
:spam:

hehehehe

more to come later :)

the doc
07-08-2002, 05:55 AM
hey woman most people tend to deadlift more than they can squat anyway

Now isn't this more fun than cheerleading :eek:

:p

Just some girl
07-08-2002, 05:59 AM
hey now...lets not be knockin' cheerleaders!

but naw, i know what you mean. and yes, in this case, on the field is better than on the sidelines. :)

the doc
07-08-2002, 06:14 AM
so have you found access to a good gym in your current area?

Reinier
07-08-2002, 06:52 AM
"1) I want to drop about 10 lbs. (I'm not gonna put my current weight because I'm allowed to have a few stupid female traits like not wanting to tell everyone how much I weigh...)"
no your not

Alex.V
07-08-2002, 09:57 AM
Originally posted by Just some girl


Hehe. Me too. Too bad I would never be able to afford him if I did actually have to hire him! :D

As long as I'm listing where I started out the very first time I tried this stuff, I think I'll list it all, so I can see where I was even before I started this journal. Squats, my very first max was 100 (for two, I believe). Bench, first max was 85 with finger-tip assist. Oy, very unimpressive improvement there! :( (It's also the lift I've been working the least in these few months, but no excuses! It will go up!!) Deadlift, it looks like it was 140, though I'm not positive. And I know I had some work on SLDLs and some kinda f*ckin' around attempts before I actually did that one day. But anyway, yea.



Hopefully you won't ever have to pay. :angel:

One thing to note, though... squat form has definitely improved, besides poundages going up. The first time you deadlifted top down, 25 per side was a struggle. That was before lots of squatting, though. Bench....maybe not much of an improvement, but the poundage WILL start climbing. Tricep strength has increased, as has chest strength, so it's just a question of practicing the lift. :)

Goin_Big
07-08-2002, 10:59 AM
Let's face it, she's a stud :)

You'll bench 115 in no time with Belial training you.

If she ever outbenches me I'm gonna shoot myself though Belial :)

The_Chicken_Daddy
07-08-2002, 12:19 PM
Originally posted by Just some girl


Hehe. Me too. Too bad I would never be able to afford him if I did actually have to hire him! :D


Yeah you could.

He's cheap. Real cheap.

Just some girl
07-08-2002, 04:29 PM
Thanks, B. I hope you are right!

Goin_Big, you rule. :D

CD, haha....ouch. Careful, man. He may be cheap, but he's a large mammal. I try to avoid pissing him off. hahaha...who am i kidding??;)

doc...no, i havent found a good gym around here. not that there arent any, just that my schedule this summer has been really funky, and im not here enough for it to make sense for me to join one. anyway, yea. but that said, the place where i work (a rec center) has a little one that I'm gonna be using when I'm here. And then of course I'll be using WilRec the weekend(s) I'm at Duke, and then when I return to school for the fall.

Okay, so yea. I worked out today after work. Probably mostly just because I wanted to have a workout to record in this thing since I've started it and all. It wasn't one of the normal ones im going to use, but rather a combo of two days...

Shoulders/Arms (biceps, really)

Seated Dumbbell press
15x8x2, 20x6x1

Lateral Raises
15x8x2

Bent over lateral raises
7x8x1, 7x10x1 (i could only find one 10lb DB, so i had to use the 7s. oh well.)

Concentration curls
20x8x2

Hammer curls
20x6x1

I was so beat from work. Today was really draining. That and the fact that I'd never worked out in this place before, and there were other people in the small weight room...I was really self-conscious about what I was doing. Okay, I'm gonna stop making excuses. Bottom line is it was a crappy workout, but hopefully the next one will be better.

Diet has been perfect so far today :)

Sleep, well, I didnt get enough. Maybe 5.5 hours? Not sure.

(Oh yea, and I'm beat, so if this makes no sense, my apologies. And I'm gonna work on being more concise in the future!!)

Hokay, that's all she wrote! :)

Alex.V
07-08-2002, 04:42 PM
Shweet. :) No need to join a gym, I suppose, since you're only going to have another 6-7 workouts there this summer, correct? Good deal, though.

One thing to think about for your own reference... you might want to give a brief description of how each lift felt (perceived exertion etc.)... it'll give you a better idea week to week on how you're progressing. I'm hoping this is the first workout of a really long journal, and a lifelong interest. :D

Chris Rodgers
07-08-2002, 07:40 PM
Great progress so far and good luck reaching your new goals. The journal is a good idea. I'll have to use your progress to help push my girlfriend in the gym. :D

PS- a 225 dead would be schweetness!! More than some of the guys around here...*looks at Reindeer* ;)

Pup
07-08-2002, 08:44 PM
You are quite strong there andrea...my boy b might have to watch out, cause you'll be catching up to him :)

Just some girl
07-08-2002, 08:49 PM
Figured I'd post the diet and workout routine I'm going to be using. Like I said, routine is not going to precisely following what is written out here for the next few weeks. And diet may have minor variations if I get sick of something. But it should all be relatively constant.


Diet:

Meal 1--
1/2 cup oatmeal
1 cup skim milk

Meal 2--
Meal Replacement Protein Bar (300 cal)

Meal 3--
Peanut butter sandwich (whole wheat bread, natural PB)
Medium banana

Meal 4--
1/2 cup rice (dry measure)
8 oz chicken breast
1/2 cup frozen broccoli

Meal 5--
1 cup skim milk (only if unable to drink the cup of milk in the AM due to time crunch)


Routine:

Monday-- Off (maybe aerobics)

Tuesday-- Shoulders/Triceps
Seated DB press
Lateral raises
Bent over lateral raises
Skullcrushers
Seated tricep extension

Wednesday-- Aerobics

Thursday-- Back/Abs
Pull-ups
Bent-over DB rows
Hammer strength row
Weighted crunches/crunches/weighted side bends

Friday-- Off

Saturday-- Chest/Biceps
Bench press
DB fly
Concetration curls
Hammer curls

Sunday-- Legs
Squats
Good mornings
Leg press
Calf raises
Hamstring curls

Alright, and I think with that there is no more introductory mumbo jumbo that I need to post. :) OK. I'm outta here.

the doc
07-08-2002, 09:00 PM
no deads? :cry:


Looks like a good diet. I would only suggest a little fat in the morning- only because in the morning the body is most efficient at processing fat (according to dr. barry sears ) and it looks like your diet is less than 10% fat

Just some girl
07-08-2002, 09:04 PM
doc...only no deads because of where I'm at right now. I think. I most certainly will be doing deadlifts. But not sure how it will work till I'm back at Duke. Hmm....we'll see. I have to do dead lifts if I wanna hit my deadlift goal, of course. Never fear. They will appear at some point. :)

Alex.V
07-08-2002, 09:13 PM
'bout 15-20, doc. :)

Deads, huh? Maybe alternate with squats? Or hit them on thursday as well?

the doc
07-09-2002, 07:25 AM
ahh ok.

Damn woman looks like you'll be passing me up on those dead lifts

we'll have to call you PowerwomanDL ;)

Just some girl
07-09-2002, 03:38 PM
haha. you guys are way too kind. i'm just hoping that i'll eventually be able to do half the cool things you guys are talking about. especially since today after work im too tired to even move, let alone work out. so there goes the aerobics i was thinking about for today. oh well. no tears shed here. i think i'll just sleep instead. :)

Reinier
07-09-2002, 03:53 PM
pictures are great

Just some girl
07-10-2002, 04:29 PM
pictures. yes, they are great. especially when you color them in with crayon. or marker. that's fun too. i like it a lot.
:D

Goin_Big
07-10-2002, 04:32 PM
oooohhhh, pictures......:drooling: :drooling: :drooling:

Alex.V
07-10-2002, 04:34 PM
Don't make me hurt you guys.

MonStar
07-10-2002, 04:37 PM
Originally posted by Belial
Don't make me hurt you guys.

Hehe I am the same way B. ;);)

Just some girl
07-10-2002, 04:41 PM
no need to hurt them, baby. i'll color you a picture, too.

:angel:

Just some girl
07-10-2002, 08:09 PM
Notes on a crappy day...

Changed up the chicken in my diet with a can o' tuna for dinner (and an extra glass of skim milk to make up for lost cals). That was awesome cuz it meant i didnt have to cook. Didn't eat more than a few bites of the meal replacement bar, though, so oops...some cals short anyway. which works out fine, im sure, cuz i was in a crappy mood and didnt do the aerobics that i wanted too. blah blah blah. soon ill get another work out in this damn thing, though. i swear. taking advice, cutting my losses for today and just going to bed. need to catch up on the Z's anyway...slept fitfully last night and have been getting too little in general.

so i'm off

the doc
07-10-2002, 08:50 PM
tuna for me tonight also!
dedlift tomorrow!

Alex.V
07-12-2002, 11:19 AM
Lazy butt. ;)

Just some girl
07-12-2002, 03:26 PM
Don't provoke me, boy. I WILL hurt yo' weak a$$ if you irritate me.

:(

No, you are right though...I should be better.

....but work was really hard this week...and I've been wiped out almost every single day...and...and...and...
*continues to whine pitifully and make excuses which, while valid, remain excuses*

<sigh>ok, i'm gonna get it together. however, i havent been slacking on the diet...so that counts for something right?

Alex.V
07-16-2002, 09:20 AM
Okay. Other than being sick, you have no excuse this week. So get off your butt and get in the damn gym.

:D

the doc
07-19-2002, 09:45 PM
what are you, a weinie?

Alex.V
07-19-2002, 10:08 PM
I'm kicking her ass tomorrow. Hardcore.

Black_Curtain
07-20-2002, 09:06 AM
Good strength! good luck with your goals!

chris mason
07-20-2002, 09:29 AM
You coming up here again B, or is she going there? I am working legs tomorrow, so I am curious.

Oh, and hello to both of you:D .

Just some girl
07-20-2002, 12:24 PM
OK, so I haven't been up to much due to being uninspired of late... But today I hit the gym with B, and he made me kick my arse as promise.

Chest/Back/Arms:

BB Bench--
bar x 6, 65 x 6, 75 x 4, 75 x 5, 75 x 5

Concentrating on keeping the bar stable through the motion, which is easier these days for the lower weights, but gets harder at 75. I actually really like doing more reps (not just one or two for a max-type attempt) because it makes me feel like i can actually handle the weight and not like I'm barely doing it.

Pull-ups (bodyweight)--
3, then 2, then singles (eight pull-ups total)

Definitely have lost some strength here, which pissed me off. But it's a good lesson. I can't take time off like i have and expect to return at the same place. And i hate regressing, so this means time off will have to stop. I needed to find a way to get inspired in Cville, so maybe this will be it. On the triple, first was unassisted, second was fingertip assist, and third was a significant amount of assist at the top. grrrrrrrrr! Double had tiny bit of assist on first and more on second (at top of motion). Then on the singles I focused more on bringing my elbows down at the top of the motion, so that helped and I didn't need any assist.

Concentration curls--
20 x 8 x 2

Used to be able to do 10 reps on these. Bad me. Bad bad. But they still felt good. With slow negatives at the end of each set. So hokay, not so awful.

Skullcrushers (& Close-grip bench)--
35 x 8, 35 x 6 (+ 6 close-grip)

Just skullcrushers for first set. Not too bad. Then second set went right into close-grip bench. Oh yea, and learned that i close my eyes when it gets tough and i have to push hard, because it took me till rep 4 or so of CG bench to notice that B was pushing down on the focking bar at the top of the motion. :swear: Alright, it wasnt so bad. Hurt like hell and these were to failure, but afterwards (after I had contemplated punching him only to realize i couldnt move my arms) I was glad he did that.

Oh yea, and glad I finally got my a$$ back in the gym :D

That's it!

Goin_Big
07-20-2002, 05:09 PM
I love the fact that you're doing skullcrushers. It's my absolute favorite triceps exercise. I'd have to say it's the best overall tricep builder.

Nice bench btw, I remember when I was your strength. Pathetic for me....good for you, lol.

Just some girl
07-21-2002, 01:25 PM
Woke up this morning with a sore back, sore chest, sore triceps, sore biceps...um yea, so everything above the waist was achin'. Cool. :D

Today was leg day. B had suggested that it wouldn't be a good idea to deadlift today since strength had probably dropped off a bit there, or just not increased, and he didn't want me to be disappointed. I figured that made sense. Though last time's deadlifting had gotten me all excited about it. Well, that plan didn't last too long. Then we said I'd just do some deads at 135 for reps, to work the motion but not worry about poundage. That went out the window at some point, too. Oh well. :D

Back squats--
95 x 6, 115 x 6, 135 x 5, 145 x 4

First set hurt my left knee a little, but I think that my foot wasnt turned out enough and was forcing my knee to bend not directly over my foot. Corrected for the next set and all was well. These were harder than before, but the lower poundages than usual were to save some strength for the rest of the workout, not because it was harder. And B did point out to me that I was doing higher reps with these than i usually do....think I usually stick to 2-3 reps as i go heavier, so i guess tha's ok.

Deadlifts (with chalk)--
135 x 3, 185 x 1, 205 x 1, 225 x 0

Haha. So oh well for not deadlifting today, or not going for high poundage. Was pleased with 205. Got pissed that I missed 225. The bar actually came off the floor about 1" on each side and I kinda gave up on it, but it felt uneven, I don't think my grip was perfect, and honestly, I was a little freaked about attempting it, since this is my current goal. I was gonna try it again, but the right side of my lower back hurt a little, and we figured it would be stupid to risk hurting myself (even if that wasn't extremely likely, still, stupid) just to satisfy my ego. Plus, reaching my goal after squatting first too is expecting a little much i guess. So just decided I'd do it next time. Hehheh. Heh. We'll see. :)

Leg press--
245 x 10, 265 x 10, 285 x 10

Not too much exciting here except that in between sets I had to reassure a guy who was watching B do leg press that he wasnt hallucinating. (He had thought maybe he was ;))

Calf raises--
425 x 10, 495 x 10, 525 x 8(?) 10 (?) <-- forgot which

Nothing really exciting here either except that B decided it'd be fun to lean on the sled as I was doing the middle set. Charming fellow. I believe this was about the same time I threatened his life. Punk.

Diet-- good

Sleep-- more than usual. YAY!!

Th-th-th- that's all folks.

:)

Alex.V
07-21-2002, 01:36 PM
I didn't think that 225 was gonna move, but it did. :) I'm glad you agreed not to push it, it would have been silly to exceed you limits and tear something this early in the game, especially when you've got so much damn potential. Nice session, this girl knows how to push it.

Goin_Big
07-21-2002, 01:40 PM
You's a deadliftin fool.

Are you following Belial's super routine? :D

Just some girl
07-21-2002, 01:55 PM
:) I'm glad you think I have potential, B. Means more to me than I can say.

GB, i like skullcrushers a lot, too. But i'm actually really liking close grip bench (with the ez curl bar). Not sure if these are so good cuz im doing them after the skullcrushers or what, but they really fatigue my tris like nobody's business.

As far as routine, yea, I'm doing basically what B does. We wrote out a work out specifically for me (havent posted it cuz im lazy and i havent been following it exactly, but we'll see) but it is basically very similar to his...four day split and so on. But we kinda modify it however. Haha. Right. So basically what it boils down to is Belial is a f*cking amazing trainer, and I just do what he tells me to do. (errr....rather, i just lift what he tells me to lift. in other areas, that's less of a given. hehe. ;))

Goin_Big
07-21-2002, 02:00 PM
yea, I stole his routine from his journal too, I'm starting it when I go back to school :D

Course once I took it he was happy to make sure I had everything right.

Yea, I can't seem to use maximum weight on cgs after doing bench but I can on skullcrushers, which is why I prefer skullcrushers.

Alex.V
07-21-2002, 08:30 PM
Originally posted by Just some girl
So basically what it boils down to is Belial is a f*cking amazing trainer, and I just do what he tells me to do. (errr....rather, i just lift what he tells me to lift. in other areas, that's less of a given. hehe. ;))


Awww. :)

Thanks, but re: the last comment, I beg to differ. :D

I think the CGBP is nice as a burnout because it's relatively safe... A lot of people have trouble with their elbows on skullcrusher-type movements. It's also easy to spot these for a few forced reps at the end.... You looked like you were in pain when you did them, too.

Just some girl
07-21-2002, 10:34 PM
haha. let's not debate this one here, B. ;)

and yea, i did look in pain on those last CG presses because you were pushing the bar down and i tried to push it up! hmm....im noticing a pattern here. i know, i know, its good for me. still doesnt mean you arent a brat, though. :)

:hump:

Just some girl
07-23-2002, 05:11 PM
Shoulders/Triceps/Abs

I decided to do some ab work today because I was feeling like I hadn't worked them in a while (oh, wait...that's because I haven't) and I was feeling like my tummy isn't as cute as it should be. Note: This is very different from "isn't as cut as it should be." My goal is to make my abs at least somewhat cut (for a female). However, I have (almost) always thought my stomach was one of the best parts of my body and I haven't been likin' it so much lately. Hence the ab work.


Inclined weighted crunches--
35 x 8 x 3

Didn't really feel these, but hopefully I'll feel them tomorrow. If not, when I do these on Thursday I will up the weight.

Weighted sidebends--
35 x 8 x 3

Felt these in the third set, but still not very much. Same deal as the crunches...gonna wait and see how I feel tomorrow and maybe bump them up on Thursday.

Seated DB press--
15 x 8 x 2, 20 x 6 x 1

Felt good. 20s were hard, had no spotter, so had to push it and did. :)

Skullcrushers (+ CG bench on last set)--
35 x 8 x 1, 45 x 8 x 2 ( 45 x 8 x 1 for CGs)

Decided that while I could wing it for the DB press with no one spotting, I didn't actually want to drop something heavy on my head so I got a spot for these. :D Not as hard as it usually is, but I also did them earlier in the workout than usual.
oh yea, and i actually missed B pushing down on the bar during the CG...there was much less satisfying burn and burn out of the muscle without it. but shhh! don't tell him i said so.;)

Lateral raises--
15 x 8 x 2

Felt good. Can feel my shoulders now...they are already a little sore, so thats cool.

Bent over lateral raises--
10 x 8 x 2

Still couldn't find two 10 lb DBs, but realized I could use 10 lb plates instead, and did. It worked ok. Grip was not the best, but felt them much better than I would have with 7s, and I can't handle 15s on these yet, so 'twas a decent compromise.

Seated tricep extension--
25 x 8 x 1, 30 x 8 x 1

25s were alright. 30s were hard as hell. Barely got 'em. And ROM wasn't the best with the 30s, but we'll work on that next week. Damn glad I had a spotter on this one. :)

Working out this time in the rec center weight room was a million times more enjoyable than last time. There was a small group of high school athletes in there with their coach, and they were having a good time (despite lots of complaints about the sets he was making them do). So that made the whole environment more fun. Plus it gave me people to talk to instead of people who just looked at me funny. Yay. Makes a world of difference. Overall, workout felt very nice. :)

Diet-- ...eh (I went to the store though, so this will be better now)

Sleep-- ...eh (I decided to not be stupid anymore, though, so I'm gonne be working on getting my ass in bed at a decent hour)

:D

Nights
07-23-2002, 06:10 PM
Was reading a stats paper on the average guy (taken from Men's Health) earlier today, and later on ran into your journal. I think you might find this interesting, what with your goal to be able to do 5 pullups.

"Consecutive pullups the average guy can do: 1"

That said, you've got some nice lifts. Good luck with all your goals.

Alex.V
07-23-2002, 06:50 PM
I won't tell him about the CGBP's. ;)

Looks good, though. :) Nice workout, I'm glad you could find a spotter for those lifts, it wouldn't have been a great idea to try them without anybody.

On the bent-over laterals, if you bend your elbows a little bit, you can make the exercise easier with greater poundage... (change the distance from the rotation point) so you can use the 15's. Might be something to try. I hate laterals with the plates, because the grip is so iffy.

So how were the high school kids? give them any pointers? :D

PS- work sucks

Just some girl
07-23-2002, 07:08 PM
Originally posted by Nights

"Consecutive pullups the average guy can do: 1"


Really? I would have thought that the average guy could do more. Hmm. Well, if that is the case, then...
:clap:
Woohoo! Smarter than the average bear...er...ah...right. Whatever. ;) :D


B -- Nah, I wouldn't have tried those without a spotter. Erm...well, ok, no i might have. But I would have been uncomfortable with that. And would have tried to willed the weights not to fall on my head. But yea, spotters are usually more effective than willing things to not fall. ;p As far as the bent over raises go, I am not sure what bending my arms would do because I think they already are. I could try bending them more. In general though, I'm not super comfortable with my form on these. Need you to critique it for me.

Hehe. And no, I didn't give the high school kids any pointers. But their coach and I chatted. Nice guy. They weren't a highschool team, but rather an area club team or something and apparently had a meet in Durham this past weekend. Anyway, I've gotten used to the gym not being a solo activity, so chattin with them was nice.

Pup
07-24-2002, 07:12 PM
a cuban midget has told me that you gave up on a set of deadlifts...*slaps JSG with large smelly trout*

Just some girl
07-24-2002, 09:48 PM
Originally posted by just_a_pup
a cuban midget has told me that you gave up on a set of deadlifts...*slaps JSG with large smelly trout*

yea but...yea but...
Sir, won't happen again, sir! This soldier is sorry, sir!
(dunno why, decided to go military on you...;))

Pup
07-25-2002, 05:36 AM
I love a woman in uniform :ninja:

Alex.V
07-25-2002, 07:55 AM
Originally posted by just_a_pup
I love a woman in uniform :ninja:

tuttut

Just some girl
07-27-2002, 02:20 PM
haha. I think you have maybe just seen G.I. Jane too many times, pup.

Skipped my workout on Thursday cuz I was dealing with some other sh!t. Ah vell. Made up for it today. Long, hard workout. Felt good.


Back/Chest/Biceps:

Pullups--
3 reps, 3 reps + slow negative, 1 rep

Fingertip assist on the third rep of the first set. Was gonna do a double for the second set but B thought that working on slow negatives might help me increase the number of reps I am capable of doing, so did a triple again, with fingertip assist on the second rep and a decent amount of assist on the third, plus a really really tough (slow...as slow as I could go!) negative. Good f*cking god these hurt in my chest esp right around the sternum when I was done. Something made me laugh and I immediately regretted it. Jesus that hurt! Then the final single was without assist and felt nice. Could feel these in my back.

DB Rows--
50 x 5 x 1, 45 x 4 x 1

These were done heavy with low reps trying to focus on a quick jerk at the start of the motion. Idea being to isolate the lats in this sort of quick motion getting used to low reps but heavy weight (to help with pullups). Note: I love how B gives me the exercise to do, tells me what it is good for, and then I explain it in my journal as if I personally would have had any clue about this without his coaching. ;) yea, so basically, just in case you all didn't know already, when I explain any of the reasoning behind this stuff, it is Belial's thoughts and not my own. Sadly. ;)

Biangular Rows--
+45 per side, +55 per side

These felt really good. Felt them in my back. I think I kinda tweaked something in my upper back near my right shoulder doing this, but it doesnt really hurt anymore, and didn't hurt during motions, just afterwards, so whatever, its all good.

Bench--

65 x 4 x 1, 85 x 2 x 1, 55 x 11 x 1

Good. Hard. 85 is definitely hard. I'm pretty sure rep two of the 85 was with some assist, though not much. They just go up so slow. But my control is getting better on these I tink. 55s felt good. First 8 were normal, slow, controlled, then the last three were paused, approx three second pause at the bottom. Definitely got help on the last one or two of the paused, but damn...that burn felt so good.

Concentration curls--
20 x 10 x 1, 20 x 8 x 1 ( + super slow negative)

Teehee. I dunno, I like these. Make me feel cool. :D

Abs--
2 sets of hanging leg raises (where you rest your arms on those bar things...)
Incline crunches
40 x 8 x 1
Weighted side bends
35 x 8 x 1

Only did about 3 of the leg raises where my ass came far enough away from the back rest thing to count 'em. But these are hard and its my first time really doing them properly, so whatever. Cool.
Incline crunches were hard as fock doin em after the leg raises.
Side bends felt good. Decided from Tuesday that I like these, and I actually felt them while doing them this time, so mebbe dey hurt bad tomorrow. We can hope. :D

Sleep--:D:D:D:D:D lots.

Diet--uh, i dunno. good so far today.

Hokay, byebye!

Just some girl
07-28-2002, 01:33 PM
Leg Day:

Deadlifts--
135 x 4, 185 x 1, 210 x 1, 225 x 1 :D

Decided to start out with deads today cuz I wanted the 225 and didn't think I'd get it after a squat workout. Didn't feel too strong starting out. Tried over-under grip with 135, didn't really like it. But looking back i think it was that my back rounded on these (rounded on 185, too) and so it felt really crappy. Switched back to regular grip for 185 and 210. Form was better though on 210, and that felt like the strongest lift yet, so I decided to push for 225. Only problem was that while I was struggling to lock out 210, the damned bar felt like it was gonna drop out of my hands. So I switched back to over-under grip for 225, and it felt nice. A little bit of back rounded there, but no grip issues. Yay. Felt very good. Gonna stay around this for a while and try to work on getting some reps there, getting it solid, all that. Next poundage goal, though is 275. Won't see it for a while, but dats cool. Me happy with 225. Yay two plates per side!! :D

Back squats--
95 x 6-8(?) x 1

Ass and hams soooooo tired, so B suggested front squats instead. Tried those.

Front squats--
45 (bar) x 4, 65 x 6 x 1, 65 x 8 x 1

These felt nice. They kinda hurt my collar bone a little, but whatever. And my legs were really shaky on these cuz the deads had killed them and my lower back. So called it quits after a few light sets.

Leg press--
245 x 8, 265 x 8

Narrow stance to hit the quads. Didn't do that much here because I was tired.

Calf raises--
425 x 8, 515 x 8

Diet-- Good
Sleep-- Lots. But its nice. Catching up from shitty amounts during the week.

Hokay, byebye!

Alex.V
07-28-2002, 01:41 PM
Originally posted by Just some girl

Deadlifts--
225 x 1


hehe. Dat was impressive. :)

Pup
07-28-2002, 07:44 PM
Nice work there!

Franco
07-29-2002, 04:38 AM
Excellent Dead!!!

Just some girl
08-03-2002, 05:12 PM
Thanks for the support, guys.

This past week I didn't get any work outs in because...uh....I forget now. But i didn't. Oh well.

Today I worked out with B in a new gym...my mom got us guest passes to the one she has started going to. Was a bit odd. But ok.

Chest/Back/Arms:

Pullups--
I don't know anymore. The bar was very high, such that i could wrap my hands around it, but my arms were as high above my head as they could possibly go. Muscles totally stretched. So one was hard. ******* pisses me off. Made me grumpy. So B suggested I work paused pullups which I did. Maybe two sets of two? One set of one, second with two? I don't remember. Hard.

Bench--
Only exciting thing was a paused rep (single) with 85. Not as hard as the single I had done with the 85 just before, which was interesting. Both has a little assist, too.

Lat pulldowns--
two sets with 100lbs. First was wide grip and B helped me do it and second was narrower grip without assistance I believe. Hard. Hurt.

Concentration curls--
20 x 8 x 2. yup.

Diet-- off
Sleep-- too little the past week, a lot last night.

Alex.V
08-05-2002, 09:26 PM
You're right. Very uninspired sounding update. :D

I think you need to be a LEETLE more understanding that you are not a testosterone-laden male who eats more than two normal people put together. Considering the circumstances (long time between sessions, not perfect diet, hypocaloric diet to begin with, etc.) it's amazing you're progressing as much as you are. So relax. :)

Just some girl
08-10-2002, 12:00 PM
True, B. I know it sounded very uninspired, but I was pissed at myself. Whatever.

Anyway, I dont have much time to update today, but I wanted to do a short lil update so that it doesn't appear that ive fallen off the planet. Today was sorta a full body work out. Gonna be taking some time off so that's why.

Pullups/Legs:

Pullups--
3 reps, funky set with pauses, 4 reps

Fingertip assist on the 3rd one of the first set i believe, then second set was up to the top, hold for a few seconds, down half way, hold for a few, back to top, hold for a few, then back down. Final set was just straight reps, with fingertip assist on the second, and maybe 10-15 lbs assist on the third and fourth. Interesting that I didnt need more assist on #4 than i did on #3. Overall, this made me happy.

Squats--
65 x 8 x 1, 95 x 8 x 1, 115 x 2 x to failure...i forget how many.

Felt good. Goal was to do these for reps, so I'm happy. They tired me out.

Then leg press and calf raises. Nothing exciting. Don't remember what I did, but about normal.

That's all folks. :)

Goin_Big
08-10-2002, 04:14 PM
Woohoo, she's back :D

Are you doin palms out or palms in pullups?

good job on the squats, can't wait to see ya squat 315 :D

Just some girl
08-10-2002, 10:24 PM
Palms in, i guess. Underhand grip is how i think about it, with the biceps in the strongest position (not how they showed us in gym class way back in the day). Though when I am able to get four pullups this way with either no assist or only a fingertip assist on rep four, then the next time I do pullups (starting fresh) I'm gonna try them for the opposite grip, which is my actual goal (like gym class back in the day). So we will see. Also, realized this past weekend that an additional goal, for much further down the road, once I have nailed the five pullups with this grip and have started making headway towards five with the opposite grip (palms out) I want to work on being able to do pullups from a dead hang. Because last weekend, and this is not the only time this has happened to me, the pullup bar has been to high, basically forcing my to start with my arms stretched as high above my head as i can read them. And from this position, I can't even really do one pullup. Which pisses me off, so some day i will be able to do this. This I vow. :ninja: (I don't know, it just seemed appropriate.)

Just some girl
08-24-2002, 03:08 PM
Woohoo! Back (from the dead). Er...something like that.

So I was gone for so long because I was helping lead a pre-orientation program for freshmen here at school. That finished up on Wednesday, and on Thursday I tried hitting the gym with B, even though I had a really bad headache. Well, after one set of BB rows (with just the bar) I felt like my head was gonna explode. Tried taking a break and then doing one set of concentration curls and the same thing happened. So I called it quits for the day. Guess the crappy food and long hours of the previous 10 days during the program (anywhere from 2-4 hours of sleep every night) was not fixed by one day off and lots of sleep. Oh well.

But today was much better. Feeling a lot more like myself again, and less delirious. ;)


Back/Chest:

Pullups--
4 reps, 3 reps, 2 reps, 1 attempted rep with overhand grip (total failure), 1 rep

Felt really excited that these didn't lose too much strength even in the long amount of time off. Of course the last rep of each set needed help (in the first set, maybe rep three had some fingertip assist too) but whatever. I was expecting to not even be able to crank out one and almost skipped doing them because of how shitty that would make me feel. So I'm happy with this. The attempted overhand grip was silly because I was so tired. It is my goal, but I have to try it fresh to have any hope of getting it. Maybe in a few weeks. :)

DB rows--
40 x 10 x 1, 35 x 10 x 1

These felt good. I'm still a little not sure of my form on them, so the second set felt better than the first. Hopefully they will help me with my pullups. And developing SUPER HUGE LATS!! Erm...ok, maybe not the second one, not a goal of mine. ;) But perhaps the first. That'd be nice.

DB bench--
25 x 8 x 2

These were very hard, but I liked them. Definitely liked them more than BB bench and think that I will stick with them. Like feeling the stabilizing muscles working through the range of motion...even if the DB do still wobble a bit. :)

Tricep pushdown--
60 (?) x 8 x 2

First time trying these. They were cool, but not very hard. I think i need to make them heavier. Yup yup.

Lateral raises--
15 x 8 x 1, 10 x 8 x 1

I like these with the 10's better, because with the 15's I feel like my arms get stuck in the air just before they hit parallel with the ground (i.e. the weight is just a bit too much that I can't lift them high enough). The 10's are totally do-able, which is why I always seem to try the 15's, but this time with the 10's I noticed that I was able to feel more contraction in the muscle when I really concentrated on them at the top of the lift. Hee hee. Cool. Oh yea, and I can still see definition (striations, whatever) in these even despite my time off. That RULES! :p


Okee dokee. That's all from me.

Alex.V
08-24-2002, 05:13 PM
That's all from you until tomorrow.

:D

bwahahahahahahaaaaaa

PS- nice workout. ;)

Just some girl
08-25-2002, 09:59 PM
Leg day today.

Not very interesting, sadly.

Squats. Wide stance as usual. Bunch of sets. Took it up to 135, which felt heavy, then dropped it back to 115, which I didn't feel comfortable doing without a spot, therefore didnt feel I should be doing, then dropped it back to 95. Did a set here for reps. Today was mostly for reps. Didnt do any set with less than 4. Thats all here. Not very exciting.

Didn't do deadlifts, though these are currently one of my favs. Like pullups yesterday, I'm happy with these, so didnt want to do them on a day when I thought I might not do very well at them. But unlike the pullups yesterday, this meant I didnt do deadlifts today. Make any sense? Well, regardless, this was my logic. Moving right along...

Leg Press. Narrow stance, two plates per side, these were hard. Seeing a theme with today's work out? Did three sets of these at 2 plates per side (245 i think?) and that was all.

Calf Raises. Four plates per side (425? i think?) x 10 x 2. Three plates per side x 15 x 1. That was all. Got out of there.

Diet-- on and off

Sleep--way messed up since the program ended almost a week ago. Remembering how much I like sleep. :)

BYEBYE!

Just some girl
08-27-2002, 05:59 PM
SNARF!

(no particular reason why i chose to begin today with this noise. just felt right. gotta go with your gut sometimes, you know? ok, and B can attest to the fact that I'm way loopy today. so please forgive me in advance. or something.)

Today was shoulders/bis/tris. I have a funny story to tell that happened today in the gym, too. So remind me to tell it when im done, ok? Great. Here we go!


SHOULDERS:

Seated DB press--
15 x 10 x 1, 20 x 6 x 1, 15 x 10 x 1

It's a little irritating here, because I'm solid with the 15s, I feel ready to step it up to the next weight, but 20s are still to heavy. Not that six is bad per se, I just dont feel in control of the 20s. But I really like this lift, so its cool. I just need to find me some 18 lb dumbbells. :P

Bent over lateral raises--
10 x 10 x 10

haha. just kidding. i just starting with the first two and i just thought itd be funny to....ok, nevermind.
so it was really 10 x 10 x 3. just doenst have the same ring, now does it? Anyway, so it took me till the third set of these to fully grasp the concept (or re-remember it) that you need to stick your ass out and arch your back to feel these right. Actually, it occurred at the end of my second set when B walked up to me and instructed quite loudly "stick out your ass!" (maybe he said butt. i dont remember anymore, and i like my version better, so im sticking to it.) So um....right. :D But third set felt great.


ARMS:

Concentration curls--
20 x 10 x 2

Left side is a tiny bit weaker. Last rep or so of the second set my left arm needed a self spot. 'Tis ok. Not too bad.

Hammer curls--
15 x 8 x 1, 20 x 6(right)/4(left) x 1 followed immediately by 15 x 6 x 1

This was really frustrating because with the right/left imbalance, the 15s are totally handleable, and the 20s are on the right side, but are too much for my left. I've had this happen before, but I always kinda forget or whatever. So I'm just gonna have to remeber and just stick with the 15s until the imbalance is gone and I can do like 12 reps with it or something. No biggie. Just a pain cuz I cant self-spot on these. Oh well.

Skullcrushers--
35 x 8 x 1, 40 x 6 x 1, 45 x 4 x 1 followed immediately by CGBP for 8 reps

I like these. Especially the CGBP. But the whole motion here kinda was bothering my right wrist. It's not hurting now, though, so whatever. :D:D:D Me likes. OH yea, and B just told me he was pushing down pretty hard on the CGBP. That poophead! Oh well, still felt good. :)

Ok, thats all.

Oh, right! My story! So I saw a guy that lived in my freshman dorm today in the gym. And he told me several times that he thought what I was lifting was impressive. Made me feel very cool to have someone say that. I believe it was during my concentration curls and skullcrushers. Mwahahah. (I dont know why i put in an evil laugh. just felt right.)

And now that is all. :D Hokay? Byebye! :)

Alex.V
08-27-2002, 06:48 PM
I pushed down DAMN hard. lol. Eased up by the last rep, but that was pretty impressive.

Anyway, very good workout, maybe you can get started being religious with this routine now. :)

Or else. tuttut

:D

Just some girl
08-27-2002, 06:54 PM
Originally posted by Belial

maybe you can get started being religious with this routine now. :)
:D
yea, hopefully i can now be much more consistant about this routine and start to see some continual improvement instead of improvement and then time off where i lose it all. that'd be very nice.

Just some girl
08-29-2002, 12:26 PM
Today was back and abs day. A very abbreviated version due to the fact that I got in there a little later than I had intended and had to get my ass out and showered for a meeting with my career counselor. But still a decent workout i tink.

Pullups--
3 reps, 2 reps (and an attempt for #3 but only got about half way), 1 rep, 1 rep, 1 rep

Eight total. These were cool because B wasnt there so I had no assist whatsoever. Not even the psychological boost of someone touching my sides so it feels like they are helping. And I knew that there would be no help. So I actually got nervous before these. First time in a while thats happened. I'm actually a little upset I didnt attempt four on the first set. Not that I think I would have gotten them. The third rep was struggling. But I still think I should have tried. Oh well. Pretty satisfied with these. Soon I'll be switching it up and attempting the overhand grip for one at the beginning of my sets.

DB rows--
40 x 8 x 2 (nine reps in the second set actually because I forgot how to count. whoops)

Only did two sets as opposed to three due to time crunch. I can really feel these nicely in my lat on my left side, but I don't feel them as well on the right. And form on the left is better than on the right. Which is ok, I just gotta keep working at it. But I think I kinda strained my neck today trying to make myself feel them. Whatever. I just gotta not be retarded. It's ok. I'm working on it.

Skipped hammer strength rows due to today's time crunch.

Weighted crunches--
35 x 8 x 1, 30 x 8 x 1

It's been a long time since I've done these (bad me! bad bad!) and doing it with the 35 was hard. Which is why I dropped down to 30. In general though I feel like I havent done any crunches in a while (again, bad me) and so my abs were like "You want us to do what?" So yea. Hopefully being more consistant with these will help me, once again, be less retarded.

Weighted side bends--
35 (or 40...i cant remember) x 8 x 1

I really had to get going at this point. But these felt good and strong and fun. I like them. They can stay.

Cool side note: I'm taking a diet and nutrition class. Fun stuff!

byebye :)

Alex.V
08-29-2002, 12:32 PM
Re; DB rows: How'd you know you did 9 reps if you forgot to count? :)

Damn good workout, though. Pull-ups are really yours now. 5 ain't that far off, and then you can add weight. :)

Oh, and.... your right bicep is much stronger than your left, do you think that might have something to do with the difference you feel in lat usage?

Just some girl
08-29-2002, 12:44 PM
I didnt forget to count. I forgot how to count. to eight. went past it to nine. ;)

Thanks for the comments about the pullups. I'm really happy with them. And excited to think about maybe adding weight. Then I'd be hard core!

About the bicep imbalance...you mean that I can used my right bicep more and thus I feel it less in my right lat whereas with the left side because I am lacking in bicep strength I cannot do the same thus left lat gets worked better? If that is what you are saying, I hadn't thought about it, but that could make sense to me.

Just some girl
08-29-2002, 06:48 PM
Just a little addition here....i think im gonna be joining a dance group which im super excited about. had our first meeting/practice tonight. and of course we did a million crunches. which is great. i need them. but after weighted crunches this morning....ouch. tomorrow im gonna be soooooooooooore! :cry:

heathj
08-29-2002, 06:52 PM
Good luck with the dance class. I took one in eighth grade, haha...it was...interesting. Probably nothing like yours, but still. ;)

Just some girl
08-31-2002, 12:25 PM
Chest/Biceps today.

BB Bench--
55 x 8 x 1, 65 x 6 x 1, 70 x 4 x 1

55 felt very good. 65 felt heavier. 70 felt pretty damn heavy. But I decided I wanted to do these even though I was gonna do DB bench too just to see where I am in terms of progress. Something like that.

DB Bench--
25 x 8 x 1, 30 x 4 x 2

I liked the feel of these with the 25s. Still feels not as stable as I would like, but I suppose that will come in time. Bumped it up to 30 which was mucho heavyo. For the first set with 30, I paused for several seconds at the bottom before even starting the set (my ponytail was uncomfortably positioned under my head on the bench and it was driving me nuts) so I needed assist by rep four and could only get four reps. Then again, the second set with the 30s I only got four and I needed assist starting with maybe rep two. So I'm thinkin' 30s are very heavy for me. Oh well. Still relatively pleased with these.

DB flies--
10 x 8 x 1, 15 x 8 x 2

10s were way too light, set with them was super easy. Fifteens felt nice, but I was unsure of exactly how far to bring the DBs down, etc, so I brought them too far down during one rep of the first set with 15s so my shoulder twisted and I lost control. Didn't hurt too bad, but I could still feel it during the second set. But the second set with the 15s did go much better.

Concentration curls--
20 x 8 x 2

I could have done 10 with my right arm on the first set (the arm I always start with) but I was afraid I wouldn't be able to match it with my left, so I kept it at 8. Really wanna work on the imbalance here. Second set getting 8 was challenging for both arms. But I did it. With a slow negative. Cool.

Hammer curls--
15 x 10 x 1, 15 x 8 x 1

Really wanna work on the imbalance here. After the first set I felt a little dizzy. 10 was pushing it, but I think it'll be a good way of trying to increase strength on both sides so I can actually do the 20s. I dunno. Maybe I should have thrown a low rep set with the 20s in there too. Maybe I'll do that next time. Second set I didn't do 10 because I was just plain tired.

Sleep--lots
Diet--gonna try and set up a new diet that I can more feasibly accomplish on campus. B will help me with this. at some point. :)

That's it.

the doc
08-31-2002, 12:26 PM
keep up the good work woman!

:strong:

Alex.V
08-31-2002, 12:35 PM
Very good workout today. :) The barbell bench, though you said it was tough, looked very controlled throughout. And I think you would have done much better with the 30's on the DB bench if you hadn't hesitated like that. Good progress, though, and hopefully in a few weeks there will be measurable increases in all of these.

:D

Just some girl
09-01-2002, 01:10 PM
Thanks doc! It's good to hear from you. So where have you moved to now? Are you forever gone from the glorious world of Duke?

Thanks for your comments, B. Means a lot. :) I, too, am definitely hoping for measurable increases.

Leg Day:

Deadlifts--
135 triple, 175 single, 205 attempted double (only got single), 135 x 10 x 1

Felt very uninspired until I got to the 135 for ten reps. Just wanted to see how many I could do. Maybe coulda done one or two more, but I had to sit down afterwards as it was, so...yea. ;) Also some dude told me that what I had just done (135 x 10) was impressive and he didn't think he could do that. Made me feel good.

Leg press--
2 plates per side x 8 x 2

These felt good. More controlled than last time, I feel.

Calf raises--
4 plates per x 8 x 1, 4 plates + 25 per x 10 x 1, 3 plates per x 18 x 1

Ten reps was difficult for the middle set. Definitely felt the burn on the last set.

That's it. I feel like I used to do a lot more on this day...I know I used to do four exercises instead of only three....but my hams were really burnt after deads, so I couldnt exactly do goodmornings or SLDLs or whatever. Hm....

Diet--pretty good in the cals department. could have picked better foods though. (btw...i cooked last night! made an Oriental Beef thingie. and it was edible too! haha. just felt like throwing that in there. im very proud of myself. esp because I didn't burn down the apartment in the process. hahaha.)

Sleep--plenty

the doc
09-01-2002, 01:19 PM
I am gone forever
duke was glorious, and i really miss wilrec
but my research facilities here at OSU leave duke in the dust

Just some girl
09-03-2002, 09:44 AM
Doc, thats sad that you are gone from Duke for good. I'm sure you'll let B know when you're in the area. (you'd better!) :)

Today was Shoulders/Triceps, and this is fast becoming one of my favorite days. It's just very satisfying. Plus today's workout was great, so I'm probably more likely to be saying how much I love this particular day in my routine. ;)

Seated DB Press--
20 x 8 x 2, 15 x 10 x 1

Started with the 15s last week, then the 20s for the second set and had a hard time handling them. So I decided to start with the 20s this time. First set was far from easy, but it went well. I was gonna switch to 15s for the second set, but the devil (B) convinced me to do another set with the 20s. It actually went great. Maybe I'm getting a little stronger here. That'd be cool.

Lateral raises--
10 x 8 x 1, 15 x 6 x 1

The 10s were super easy (I think in past weeks I've been doing regular lateral raises with a bit of a bend at the waist, so more like bend over lat raises than i should be doing....) So I did them standing straight up today and they were, as i said, super easy, hence the jump to the 15s...unfortunately the 15s were very hard. I got the first rep to parallel with the floor, and every subsequent rep just sunk lower and lower...oh well. Guess next week I'll try and stick with the 10s but just get more reps.

Bent over lateral raises--
10 x 8 x 2, 10 x 10 x 1

I remembered to arch my back and stick my butt out much earlier on these, and they felt...relatively easy? I dunno. I just can't feel the target muscles working. Which is annoying. But I guess its still doing the job. I just wish I could feel it more. And I know I cannot move on to the 15s. So thats why I did more reps in the last set...still couldnt feel it. I really really wish we had like 12 lb DBs. That way maybe I could slowly increase...I dunno. Any ideas?

Skullcrushers/CG Bench--
35 x 8 x 1, 45 x 6 x 1, 50 x 3 x 1 + CG bench for 8

I love these. I can totally feel them in my triceps these days. I think it's because I'm trying to get stricter about form, keeping my elbows at my sides and just rotating from there. And CG bench...I love it. I'm in love with it. It just destroys my triceps. :D

I considered doing seated tricep extensions to finish, or maybe tricep pushdowns, but realized that my triceps were throbbing and moving my arms seemed like more effort than I could imagine, so I figured the muscle was worked and I could call it a day.

Also considered doing some abs, but remembered that I have dance tonight and we will most likely do a brutal set of crunches again (its just o n e l o n g s e t of like a million) so i passed on those too. And yet I still felt like it was an amazing workout. :D

Sleep--good

Diet--slowly getting better I think.

That's all she wrote!

Alex.V
09-03-2002, 09:58 AM
Any ideas? Rotate the DBs on the bent-over laterals. Remind me next week, I'll show you how I do them. Little bit of arm bend, and elbows slightly out. Hard to explain, easier to show. Good workout. :) Good progress in the seated DB press and CGBP. Definitely getting some tricep improvement, which will probably start showing up even more in your chest workout too.

Just some girl
09-04-2002, 08:27 AM
decided I don't have the time (or the energy) to do the dance group I was planning on being a part of. im really upset about this, but i think its for the best. i dont know how i would have managed with it. as is, without the dance group i am active every day of the week but friday (Monday i have a dance class, tues. lifting, wed. dance class, thurs lifting, friday off, saturday and sunday lifting). and i was thinking about trying to go to an occasional aerobics class. even just with that i dont think id have the energy to do another four hours a week of dancing. and thats not all i have to do. *stops justifying to self* ok, im done. just wanted to share. now im gonna go use my time productively to do laundry, have a job interview, get some reading done, etc. jaa mata ne.

Just some girl
09-05-2002, 10:44 PM
Almost seemed like I wouldn't be able to fit my work out in today, but I was determined to get in there and do it. (Yesterday just thinking about doing pullups today was making me excited, so i couldnt miss it!)

Back/Abs:

Pull-ups--
bw+belt+5lbs (so im thinkin like +10 between the two...hey, at this stage im countin' everything!;)) for 3 reps, bw for 3 reps, bw for 2 reps, bw for 2 reps

Hehe. I was hesitant about using the belt, but B brought it, and I did. And felt kinda cool, too. :) These always hurt my chest. Right in the middle in the muscles along the sternum. Its no biggie, just every time I finish a set i fall over clutching my chest. must look a wee bit funny. ah vell. ;)

Biangular rows--
115 x 8 x 1, 125 x 8 x 1

These felt good. I'm squeezing the handles too hard, we figured, but thats no biggie. Just gotta focus on hooking the handles and not squeezing them.

DB rows--
40 x 8 x 1, 35 x 8 x 2

I like the 35s better. More controlled, I feel more capable with them. I also like the new way of standing that B showed me tonight. Ok, not really new, just that I was sticking my leg that rests on the bench too far back, thus making it awkward. We fixed that and I feel better bout these.

Weighted crunches--
30 x 8 x 2

My back was dead, I was exhausted from the long day, don't think i pushed it too much here. But it's cool. I'm actually decently happy with the way my stomach is looking right now, so im not sweating it.

Weighted side bends--
40 x 8 x 2

May be jerking up a little too much on these and not focusing on letting the contraction pull me up as much as I should be. Once again, though, worn out by this point. I'll just make sure to focus more on it next time, maybe even do abs first so that i can pay more attention to them. But then again, im always eager to get to pullups and dont wanna wear myself out so that i can do less there....eh, we'll see. maybe abs will come second next time. who knows. ;)

Diet--awesome yesterday and today. started keeping a food record for diet and nutrition class, and ain't nothing gonna keep me strict about something like knowing i gotta write it down! calories were even a bit low today (that my body can handle!)

Sleep--doesn't look like im gonna be getting enough of it tonight, seeing as its already 12:45am. and i have a 9:10 class. which means up at 8. oh well. la de dah. i'll catch up soon.

ok, dats it!

Alex.V
09-06-2002, 07:57 AM
Originally posted by Just some girl


Pull-ups--
bw+belt+5lbs (so im thinkin like +10 between the two...hey, at this stage im countin' everything!;)) for 3 reps


Bad ass. :)

You gotta take more pride in this, you know. I don't know of that many guys who, after only practicing pull-ups for a few months (and never having been able to do them before), can add weight and hit a triple. :)

Just some girl
09-06-2002, 09:59 AM
Thanks, B :) I am, actually really proud of that. Whether i seemed it or not, I was very excited. :)

I've been thinking a lot today about my goals, and was wondering where I stand in compared to these, and thinking maybe I need to set up some of these goals a bit. Just give my goals list a fresh, spunky, new makeover. *makes note to stop reading chick magazines like cosmo and marie claire*

Seriously, though. I think what started this is I've been really happy with what the mirror has been showing me recently. I haven't weighed myself, but I will do that soon. Not sure if the weight has changed, but I know that I must be losing some fat and gaining some muscle because I can see more definition and I feel like im firming up a bit. The three areas I was focusing on, legs, abs, and arms, I feel like i can see definite, if gradual, improvement here. Which is very encouraging.

Ok, so the new additions to my goals:
*get to about 17% bf (and then see how I like the way I look at that point...not instead of the weight goal, but in addition to). I think we figured I'm somewhere around 20% now...perhaps? something like that. mebbe a tad higher.
*work alternatingly with the pullups on reverse the grip and adding weight. maybe one week the first set i'll add weight (this week) and the next i'll try the first set with overhand grip. that sounds like fun:)
*somewhere back there once i hit my 225 deadlift goal I decided to make the next one 275. (thinking about pushing it and doing deads this weekend and trying to get a new PR)
*I think i also wanna focus on my biceps in terms of arm/shoulder general definition. i say this because i feel like my shoulders and tris are progressing nicely but i cannot see as much progression in my bis.
(something i just wanna note here...left side strength in arms seriously lags, so one thing i have to remember to do is start with my left side on things like bicep curls so i can push myself to do as many reps as possible without being afraid i wont be able to match it with my other side.)

Ok, i think im done with my ramblings for now. Bye! :)

Just some girl
09-07-2002, 09:19 PM
I went to the gym before B today because my parents are in town and they took my out shopping and bought me lots of nice new clothes:D:D:D. But I didnt have a chance to record my workout before we left for the day, though I did have it all written down on a little slip of paper....which i now cannot find. how useful! ;) Ah well. We shall see how well the old memory works.

Chest/Biceps:

Flat bench--
55 x 8 x 1, 65 x 6 x 1, 70 x 4 x 1

Kept the numbers here the same as last week. Did this for many of my exercises today, and was all around conservative in terms of pushing myself, because I had either unfamiliar spots (for two sets all day long) or more often no spot at all. Too much assist from spot on rep four of last set. Not too big of a deal.

DB bench--
25 x 8 x 3

30's were hard last week, I didnt ever really feel in control of them, and while I would have liked to see what they felt like this week, didnt wanna push it with no spot for two of these sets and an unfamiliar spotter for the last set. These felt strong. Must have been too little rest between sets 1 and 2 because set 2 was really hard, but set 3 was not too bad at all.

DB flies--
15 x 8 x 2

Was running short on time so made it 2 sets instead of 3. These felt good, but I felt some discomfort in my right shoulder between sets. Persisted for rest of workout and a few hours, but its fine now. Dunno what it was.

Concentration curls--

20 x 9 x 1, 20 x 8 x 1

Followed thru with my plan and shifted to starting with the left side so I could really push myself and then follow up with stronger right side. Worked well. Got 9 solid if hard reps with L side and then got 9 reps with R. I think I actually may have felt a little less imbalance here than last time. Or maybe its in my head. Who knows. ;)

Skipped hammer curls due to time crunch. Though actually my parents ended up being late, so it wasnt actually a time crunch after all, but if they had been on time it would have been. So there! *looks around confusedly. runs away*

Diet-- alright, though today was pretty off im guessing. tried to kept it together, but eating in restaurants twice today....it kinda fell apart at dinner. oh well.

Sleep--I think im getting enough, but i feel tired, so maybe i should try to get more. I'll do it! :D

uh....yea dude. uh....sweet. yeap. dats all.

the doc
09-08-2002, 08:47 AM
WBWD?

Just some girl
09-08-2002, 10:37 AM
$hit, did i mess that up? Stupid heathens. We can't get anything right! ;)

the doc
09-08-2002, 12:33 PM
mess what up
:scratch:

I was just asking what WBWD meant

Just some girl
09-08-2002, 01:19 PM
hehe. doc, WWBD is something one of Belial's enthusiastic supporters came up with. It's a take off on WWJD (you've seen those bracelets and such, right? What Would Jesus Do?) That's all.

Leg day today. Very happy with it. I think my calories were maybe a bit high yesterday (not unhealthy sources, really, just kinda high) so maybe it actually gave me more energy today, I dont know, but I felt very strong. Which was nice. And I pushed myself. Which was also nice. :)

Legs:

Deadlifts--
135 x 3 or 4 reps, 185 for 1 rep, 195 for 1 rep, 230 for 1 rep max :D:D

First set my form sucked (grip was too wide, back too straight off the ground, etc) and I actually stumbled forward while holding the bar between maybe the first and second rep or so. Still, I felt super strong on these. Even so, the 230, which I did eventually get, took a good while to lock out. It was slow coming off the floor, and I got stuck somewhere in the middle. Belial could state it more technically. But I was f*cking pissed when it stopped moving in the middle and I was not gonna miss it so I kept pulling. Haha. musta looked dumb. And i had an audience of a few random guys watching. Oh well. I made it! Then dropped it with a loud thud, staggered away, and collapsed onto the floor. :p Reps with 135 after that was interesting. Owwie! Gave up after a few. Way too tired from straining to lock out 230.

Leg press--
2 plates per side x 8 x 1, 2 pps + 10 x 10 x 1, 2 pps + 15 x 1

Pushed myself much harder on these than I usually do in terms of reps and weight. It felt good to push myself, but the last few reps on the last set were brutal. Oh yea, and used narrow stance to hit the quads more.

Calf raises--
4 pps x 8 x 1, 5 pps x 10 x 1, 3 pps x 20 x 1,

Ok, so the last few reps on the last set had shitty range of motion because my calves felt like they were about to detach themselves from my body and run away (well, no, but they were burning like mofos). But I had decided was gonna do 20, so I did. Booyah!

Diet--like I said, a little high yesterday, potential to end up too high today, but I ain't gonna let it happen!

Sleep--Alright, i suppose. Passed out last night at some point. Haha. I think im not really getting rested this weekend, but oh well. its been a good one nevertheless. ;)


Dat is all. Oh yea, and woohoo! :p


And ouch. :D

the doc
09-08-2002, 01:25 PM
lmao!

ectx
09-08-2002, 04:56 PM
Just noted the tagline under your name. Wonder where you got that from?:scratch: By enthusiastic I'm sure you mean in a totally non gay kind of way. LOL. Nice journal, BTW. :D

Just some girl
09-08-2002, 08:16 PM
lol. no, i didnt mean that you were enthusiastically gay. or even gayly enthusiastic about good ol' B.

though it is an interesting question. what would Belial do? ;)




....lol!

ectx
09-08-2002, 10:25 PM
Yeah, I know. Just messing wid ya. As for WWBD? Something tells me he won't be saying he has a sore ass after a leg workout. :eek:

Alex.V
09-08-2002, 10:34 PM
lol. Only to those who I'm very close with.

ps- WBWD - notice word order

:D

The 230 looked painful, babe. But holy ****... it came up. 275 by january. :)

ectx
09-09-2002, 12:36 AM
Originally posted by Belial

ps- WBWD - notice word order


:eek:

Just some girl
09-09-2002, 06:41 AM
275 by January....:D That would be pretty frickin cool. :D:D

Just some girl
09-10-2002, 07:17 PM
Alright, so I'm retarded. And stupid. Oh well. Let's go back and examine today. It'll be great.

So yesterday I weighed myself in the morning. I've been happy with the way my body is starting to look recently, and I have been really watching my diet. So i figured I would weigh myself and see how it was going. So I found that what my personal scale (a digital one) told me yesterday morning was that I had dropped 6.5-7.5 lbs. Not sure when the last time i weighed myself was, but that was exciting, but I knew it was wrong. I knew it was prolly giving me too low a number. So this morning I went to weigh myself on the scale at the gym (a doctors scale) and found that I had only lost 3-4 lbs. Still good. I knew it was gonna be less lost than my scale had said. But I wasn't as cool with it as I had thought I would be. So this kinda started my bad mood.

Then I went to the gym, was kinda grumpy. Got a little moody. Picked up the wrong dumbbells to start my Shoulder Presses (I know, I really messed up here). Got discouraged. Almost walked out right then. Well, I did. But B chased me. ;)

Shoulders/Triceps:

Seated DB presses--
Grabbed the 30s. Thought I was up to those, when instead last week my success was doing a bunch with the 20s. Right, I know, I'm an idiot. And from now on I start bringing written record of last time with me to gym. Lesson learned. Put 30s back and got pissed.
Came back. Picked up 25s. 5 forced reps with the 25s.
Then 20 x 8 x 2

Um, right. Nuff about these.

Lateral raises--
10 x 10 x 2

These felt good. Did them slow. Got them a good bit above parallel to the ground. Nice.

Bent over lat raises--
10 x 10 x 2

Experimented with rotating these for the first set like B suggested. Didn't like it. Second set was regular again, but slow. Nice.

Skullcrushers--
35 x 8 x 1

Figured this workout had managed to be salvaged, but it was time to go. B was leaving, I was just glad I'd gotten some workout in, etc. So I got outta there.

Diet--very strict lately

Sleep--alright

That's all. Next time I'm gonna try not to be such a retard. Yep. I'm thinkin thats the plan. Okay. Byebye.

Just some girl
09-11-2002, 12:11 PM
on my way to getting lunch today I was thinking about how nice it would be to eat some of the foods i have been avoiding. i was almost but not quite contemplating doing it. (Ritzol, i had been reading and identifying with your post in your journal about wanting to eat the foods you had been avoiding.) then i ran into two of my friends, both two years younger than me. they were like, "wow, you look so skinny!" which is not true, but them thinking it made me happy. so i just got my chicken sandwich and diet coke and decided it was worth it. esp because my pants were nice and loose-ish today. so yea, that was cool. :)

just wanted to make a note of it so i could maybe come back to it again if i needed some motivation. like to remind myself that while maybe the numbers arent dropping on the scale as quickly as i would like them (I'm blaming you, B, for making me eat at least 1400...sometimes 1500...Calories a day ;)) the appearance of my body is changing, and that is the most important thing. ok, that is all. :)

oh yea, and B, im not actually blaming you for anything. its a healthier way to try and lose weight than ive ever tried before, and its gonna be much more successful and permanent than crash dieting would be. so i really do appreciate your help. just had to poke a little fun at you. ok, now that is all. :):)

the doc
09-11-2002, 04:34 PM
#1) body weight can change up to 6 lbs over the course of the day

#2) you journal is a great read

Nice narrative :)

Just some girl
09-11-2002, 05:46 PM
thanks for the kind words, doc! :) As far as the body weight fluctuation, yea, i know it goes up and down. But I always weigh myself in the morning. (am i missing the point of your #1 here? i might be.)

anyway, thanks for stopping in. :) its nice to know that im not rambling just to myself. although, to be honest, i am pretty damn good at just rambling to myself. :D Just ask B.

Just some girl
09-13-2002, 02:57 PM
Missed my workout yesterday because I had to study for a quiz and couldn't make it up last night because I had to go to work. So I did it today. :D And additionally one of my friends was there at the same time and B took her through a workout. Twas cool.

Back/Abs:

Pullups--
3 reps reversed grip (overhand), 3 reps regular grip with belt and 5 lbs, 3 reps normal, 1 "four stage" rep.

Ten pullups total. Was very excited to actually try some overhand grip pullups and get them!! Got three, though there was about 5lbs assist on the third. Second set had about 5lbs assist on the second rep and about 10 on the third. Third set was about the same, maybe 10-15lbs assist on the last rep. Final set was all the way up, half way down, all the way back up, and then down s l o w l y. I had a little assist when returning to the top part of the motion from the halfway down position. This was super fun and I am very happy with my progress here! :)

OK, that was the cool part of my workout. The rest is hokay too. But that was the really cool stuff (IMO, of course ;)).

DB rows--
35 x 12 x 1, 40 x 8 x 2

Really liking the way these feel. I know I had done 40s in the past, but my form always felt shitty. Recently I was dropping it down to 35 to make sure I had the form solid. I do. So now I'm upping it again.

Biangular row--
1 plate per side x 10, 1 pps + 15lbs x 4.1 (haha...it kinda moved when I attempted the 5th rep...sorta...), 1 pps + 10 lbs x 6

First set felt strong, second set felt insanely difficult, third set was better but I was burn by this point. Truthfully, I felt exhausted after I finished the pullups. So its all good.

Weighted crunches--
30 x 8 x 2, 30 x 10 x 1

I'm used to feeling the burn of situps when I do them (minus the incline and the weight) so lack of it does feel a bit odd, but I'm liking the results I'm seeing, so I ain't gonna argue. (Unless I stop liking the results. Then I will argue lots and lots and....um, right. :))

Weighted side bends (done one side at a time)--
40 x 10 x 2

By the end of the second set one each side the dumbbell was slipping out of my hand. I had a tremendous urge just to toss it down and prove my manli....uh....womanliness in so doing. Especially because everyone around me was. I wanted to do it too!! Peer pressure!!!! But I resisted. It was very hard. Very. Did I mention it was hard to resist? LOL! Ok, enough insanity for one day. I'm almost done. I promise.

Diet--right on in the calories, but yesterday kinda sucked because about half of those calories came from bars like Balance and such (3 to be exact). Which wasnt satisfying, but I was busy and had little choice.

Sleep--not enough last night. but its all good. its the weekend now.

OK! And now I am done. See? I keep my promises. Yup yup. BYEBYE!! :D

Just some girl
09-14-2002, 01:02 PM
I'm shaking after today's workout, which is kinda cool. :) Was thinking about trying to do incorporate some more cardio into my routine, since right now the only cardio I do is my dance class twice a week, and I am not even sure its really a cardiovascular workout. So thats one thought.

Anyway, ok, today.

Chest/Biceps:

Bench--
55 x 8 x 1, 65 x 8 x 1, 75 x 4 x 1, 55 x 12 x 1

75 was hard. Needed assistance on the last two reps (not sure how much) but it felt like the bar absolutely stopping moving at an inch or so off of my chest. Ah vell. Last set felt cool. I love feeling that in control and able to handle a weight. Too bad it only had the little dinky 5s on each end. :cry:

DB bench--
30 x 5 x 1, 25 x 8 x 1, 25 x 9 x 1

30s were hard. 25s felt great. Last rep on each of the sets with 25 was hard as fock though. Like these lots and lots.

Flies--
15 x 9 x 1

Again, last rep was hard hard hard. And I only did one set cuz my chest felt worked by this point, I was starting to get shaky and tired, and needed to get done. But twas a good set, I tink.

Concentration curls--
20 x 10 x 1, 20 x 8 x 1

Started with left arm like last week. Got the same number of reps with each arm with the same amount of effort...really feels like inbalance is straightening itself out. Haha. I must be really weak that two weeks of this and its better. Oh well. Thats GREAT! Now I'm symmetrical again. YAY! ;p These felt great. What a good pump! (no, seriously, though. twas a good pump. and my arms got all red too. hehe)

Hammer curls--
15 x 10 x 1, 15 x 8 x 1

Holy bejebus my arms were BURNT by this point. These felt relatively even strength wise too, but not so much as the concentration curls. Still, I felt pretty strong with these considering how friggin dead my arms felt before I started this set. And I think a short rest period between first and second set contributed to my inability to get 10 reps on the second set.

Diet--very good i tink

Sleep--WOOHOO! plenty. :D

And.....im done!

ectx
09-15-2002, 01:41 AM
Originally posted by Just some girl

Pullups--
3 reps reversed grip (overhand), 3 reps regular grip with belt and 5 lbs, 3 reps normal, 1 "four stage" rep.

Awesome. You're the only female I know that does these weighted.
You simply kick a**.

Loving the journal. :)

Just some girl
09-15-2002, 02:42 PM
Thanks ectx!! :) Hehe. That's very sweet of you to say. I was taking with B about these on the way to the gym and decided that my new goal (not that I've achieved my old ones yet, but I seem to always be thinking about my pullups and what I want to accomplish with them) is to be able to do a good number of them (five is the current goal) but to have them look easy. You know how some people just go up to a bar and knock out a bunch like its nothing? Well, I want to be able to do that, and it seems like weighted is the surest way to get there. So weighted it will be! :)

Anyway, enough of my rambling! On to today's workout. B sorta alluded to this in his journal update, but today one of our friends came with us to the gym and he was helping her get started on a new routine he has worked out for her. So his attention was divided between three different workouts today. Kinda hectic, but 'twas fun. OK! On with the show! ;)

Legs:

Squats--
65 x 8 x 1, 95 x 6 x 1, 115 x 6 x 1, 115 x 3 x 1, 95 x 14 x 1

Kept weight lower than I know I have gone in the past because I havent been squatting regularly these days and I feel like my form isnt as good as it used to be. Also, I wanted to keep it at weights I felt I could manage without a spot since B was very busy. First set was nice and deep, basically the only one in which I tried to focus on depth. Good stretch on it. But I didn't feel like I was pushing super hard till I got to the last set, during which I had decided to kick my own ass. Form on the last rep sucked majorly, but it felt good just to really push it.

SLDLs--
95 x I cant remember x 1, 115 x 10 x 1, 115 x 8 x 1

These were a great workout and felt SOOO good! I could feel it in my lower back and hams and glutes. I LOVE these now. Had trouble reracking bar after last two sets I was so fried. But it was a great feeling.

Leg press--
2 plates per side x 10 x 1, 2 pps + 10 x 10 x 1, 2 pps + 15 x 8-10 (cant recall) x 1

These felt really good. Not really increasing the weight too quickly here at all, but I just feel stronger in the movement. I think the reps are up from last week, but im not sure and Im too lazy to check. Maybe I'll increase the weight next week, but I'm just feeling much more in control of these.

Calf raises--
4 pps x 10 x 1, 5 pps x 10 x 1, 3 pps x 22 x 1

The first set of these felt very strong. Last set burned like HELL all the way up my calves, into my hams and butt (which as I mentioned were already hurting...so....yea, ouch). But it was nice.

Good workout I think. Feeling happy with it.

Diet--I drank a hard lemonade last night (Shut up, B! I'm hard core! ...he was teasing me cuz I was nursing that one for like an hour. oh well ;)) But other than that, good. And Cals still on target even with that.

Sleep--yummy. sleep is nice. got eight hours. mmmm....sleep.....:D

Thats all she wrote! (Murder she wrote. haha. stupid show. good line.)

Right. and im outta here. BYEBYE!


Note: tomorrow is Yom Kippur so I'm gonna be fasting from sun down tonight to sun down tomorrow. so i'm probably gonna go a bit too high on cals tonight to prep for tomorrow or whatever. and im gonna be grouchy tomorrow (RAWR!) but its all good. just wanted to toss that in there. BAH! who needs food anyway? ;)
BYE!

the doc
09-15-2002, 04:11 PM
:strong:

orthodox or secular? :p
(ps, what do you think i am?)

Just some girl
09-15-2002, 04:27 PM
Reform. But yea, secular is a more accurate way of looking at it probably. Don't even know if I'm gonna make it to temple tomorrow...I have a job interview and classes instead. hehe. oops.

I dunno, doc, what are ya? You one of us? hehe. ;)

xraygirl
09-15-2002, 04:28 PM
Cool! I'm noahide.

the doc
09-15-2002, 04:32 PM
heheh i'm actually catholic, just wondered what you'd guess
Reformed also :)

I never met a jewish person until i came to duke :eek:
and then she basicly had to tell me she was for this very reason (that she wouldn't be coming into lab due to yom kipper) and i was like what the fuk is yom kipper, some kinda phrat party?

lol!

Just some girl
09-15-2002, 04:33 PM
Hey there xraygirl! :D Good to see ya! (see? i finally did start my own journal. :) )


Originally posted by xraygirl
Cool! I'm noahide.

Gotta admit I don't understand the meaning of this. (I know I'm gonna feel dumb when you explain it, but...) :)


doc...*LOL!* you crack me up!! jesus man! ;) some kinda party. hahaha. thats awesome. nope, not quite as much fun as all that, unfortunately.

and sundown is in just under an hour. whoopdedo! :(

ah vell. such is life, ya. ;)

the doc
09-15-2002, 04:38 PM
they had a yiddish music feature on NPR a while back, that music had me LMAO!

xraygirl
09-15-2002, 04:57 PM
Yep, I've been reading it since you started. You're doing good :thumbup:
A noahide is the proper name for what the Jews call "the righteous gentile". They are obliged to follow the 7 laws of Noah, or the 10 commandments and not the 617 mitzvot that the Jewish are subject to.

heathj
09-15-2002, 05:32 PM
Damn you strength is flyin' up. Good work! Alex must be giving you some of his testosterone.... ;)

Just some girl
09-15-2002, 08:11 PM
xraygirl....interesting! Yea, I looked it up online right after I posted and found a lot of stuff on it. Sounds very interesting.

doc...lol. yea, silly jews and their silly yiddish music. ;)

heath...Thanks!! :D Heh heh, no, hes not giving me any testosterone as such. But maybe some is rubbing off anyway... ;) Certainly the scary faces he makes while lifting are. Kinda scared my friend with my goofy faces today. hehe.

PrinterPaper
09-16-2002, 02:55 AM
Hello, quick question for you. How many total calories would you say to intake a day?

Just some girl
09-16-2002, 06:10 AM
PrinterPaper...I try to take in between 1200 to 1500 a day because I am trying to lose weight. But if you are looking for a guideline for yourself (im not sure why you would want to ask me since there are a ton of people here far more qualified than myself to answer questions, but...), there is no reason to think that what I do would work for you. What each person needs to take in varies based upon their weight, the amount of muscle they have, their level of activity, their goals (eating to lose, eating to gain...), etc. If you look in Diet and Nutrition or do a search I'm sure you can find a general formula to help you figure it out. Hope that helps!

Alex.V
09-16-2002, 07:51 AM
Originally posted by Just some girl
1200

You're not supposed to get that low. tuttut

:D

Just some girl
09-16-2002, 08:40 AM
yea, well....i know. but sometimes it happens. like today for example....Calories = 0. till sundown at least. :D p.s.--I already bought what I'm gonna eat, its sitting in my fridge, and I can't wait. :D:D:D:D:D:D

PrinterPaper
09-16-2002, 04:00 PM
Originally posted by Just some girl
PrinterPaper...I try to take in between 1200 to 1500 a day because I am trying to lose weight. But if you are looking for a guideline for yourself (im not sure why you would want to ask me since there are a ton of people here far more qualified than myself to answer questions, but...), there is no reason to think that what I do would work for you. What each person needs to take in varies based upon their weight, the amount of muscle they have, their level of activity, their goals (eating to lose, eating to gain...), etc. If you look in Diet and Nutrition or do a search I'm sure you can find a general formula to help you figure it out. Hope that helps!

Hey, not for me for my girlfriend :), apparently you both are eating on the light side. I've asked in both the Diet and Nutrition section as well as some ladies journals. Just looking for a avg. Thanks very much for the response :)

Just some girl
09-17-2002, 10:13 AM
PP--good luck to her!

Well, Yom Kippur ended. Fasting went fine. The hardest part, really, was that I was strict about not only the food restriction, but the drink restriction as well, which means that I took in no water for 24 hours either. This was the hardest part. It luckily distracted me from focusing on the hunger so much, but damn was I thirsty. And started getting a little disoriented by the end of the day I think. Oh well....last night's dinner was phenomenal! Mmmmmm. ;)

My legs are freakin' sore after Sunday's leg day, oh by the way. Hams and butt are killing me. Woohoo! Cept walking isnt as pleasant as it could be. :p Also, I have an annoying pain in my right shin. Doesn't really feel like good pain, but Im not thinkin' its too big of a deal.

On to today's training...Shoulders/Triceps:

Seated DB press--
20 x 10 x 1, 20 x 9 x 1, 20 x 8? 6? x 1

Sheesh. I already forgot what I did on the last set. Go memory. I was very happy with this. Gonna try the 25s for my first set next week. Feeling very strong with these. YAY! :p Oh, not that it's a huge deal, but I did take a Xenadrine this am before working out because I thought with not having eaten all day yesterday until nighttime I might be a bit off today. Didn't turn out that way, and I'm not sure how much was the Xenadrine, but I think im getting strong in this lift regardless of that. I think.

Lateral raises--
10 x 10 x 2

Nice and slow on the up and the down motion, arms almost completely straight the whole way. Even though I am sticking to the 10s, I'm getting better at the form and can still feel these nicely. Yup yup. Only when I feel very strong with these will I bump em up to 15s, cuz its just frustrating to not be able to take them up to parallel with the ground. On these I can get them decently above until like the last rep or so.

Bent over lateral raises--
10 x 10 x 2

Same deal as the reg lateral raises, basically. Arms are much more bent on these, though still not bent a ton (i.e elbows at greater than 90 deg angle). Form is good, too. (Trying to focus on form on everything, and I really like how that is working.)

Skullcrushers--
35 x 8 x 2, 35 x 6 skulls + 6-7 close grip bench x 1

Did three sets last week, each one heavier than the one before. This week I just took the middle weight and did all sets with it. B once again provided dynamic resistance on the CGBP. I always tell him I hate him when he does that, but truthfully, it feels so good. Though when he takes the weight for me when I'm done with that set I cannot feel my arms. (You know like when you wake up after sleeping on your arm wrong and it doesnt even feel like it belongs to you? yea, that feeling. but its kinda nice. :) )

Tricep pushdowns--
60 x 8 x 1, 60 x 4.5 x 1

My triceps went on strike partway through the 5th rep on the second set. So I said, yep, lets go. :)

All and all, a good workout, I think.

Diet--Ah Yom Kippur...another year until we meet again, my good friend. ;)

Sleep--alright

Only thing I wish I had done differently in this workout was to tell off the dude who was dropping the dumbbells. I wanted to. But I hate confrontation. So I was rehearsing what to say to him in my head. And then I realized I was gonna sound so dumb and trying to be polite and apologetic about approaching him about it. And I noticed my heart was kinda racing (partially from the Xenadrine I think, but it was induced by nerves). Man im a wuss!! That's it, next time I get mad and I go embarass the hell out of whatever loser is unfortunate enough to be chucking those things around!!!

....maybe....if i can make myself. lol im such a dork!

ok, THA'S ALL, FOLKS! :)

Alex.V
09-17-2002, 01:49 PM
You still sell yourself short. You're ready to move up on the DB press, you've never looked so strong on them. And considering you fasted for 24 hours (followed by not-quite-enough calories last night), you were in great form. :)

Thanks for being the somewhat shiny counterpart to my sullen personality lately. In the gym and otherwise.

Just some girl
09-17-2002, 03:21 PM
Hehe....O'Doyle RULES!! So I'm shiny? SWEET! Am I crunchy too? Or maybe radiant? LOL. sorry, just me being a crack addict. better now.

(and for those of you not in the know out there, before you start making dirty comments, all that comes from Charlotte's Web, so there! ;)) <--innocent :D


and b...thats what i'm here for.

Just some girl
09-17-2002, 07:53 PM
Back into the gym this evening with B while he was working with/training some of my friends who are just starting out. I worked on some deadlift lockouts .

I started with lockouts that had a ROM of about 2-3 inches. Nothing spectacular. Did each weight for a single lockout. Started with 225, then 245, then 255, then 265, then 275.

Then we lowered the pins to have a ROM of maybe 7 or so inches. I did 275 with this once. Then tried again a few minutes later and missed it. Called it a day for those.

Then I stretched (ahhh....felt so nice) and messed around with some ab stuff. Worked on how to properly do hanging leg raises, did some abs on the mat and inclined, unweighted crunches.

Oh yea, and I also helped my friends unmercilessly poke fun at B. It's a good recreational sport. Should be included in the Olympics, I feel. I'd be a gold metalist. :D:D:D

OK, I just really wanted to report on those lockouts. Heh heh. Man can I feel those in my lower back. Dat's it. GNITE!

Just some girl
09-19-2002, 10:06 AM
Started out today with 45 min of easy cardio on the stationary bike. I had some reading to do and wanted to get in some cardio, but I kept it fairly relaxed because I didn't want to be exhausted going into my pullups. 'Twas nice, though.

Back/Abs:

Pullups (all unweighted, reg. underhand grip)--
4 reps, 4 reps, 2 reps. (10 total)

First set was totally unassisted, though B did kinda poke me in the ribs at one point. I think it helped psychologically. So....WOOHOO! Five pullups in a row, soon you will be mine! Second set had some assist on the third and fourth reps, third set was assist free. I'm definitely gonna do weighted again next week, but this was fun to play around with and see where I am at the moment compared to my original goal.

DB rows--
40 x 8 x 2, 35 x 8 x 1

The 40s are difficult and I feel like form suffers a little, but the 35s almost feel too easy, though form is right on with them. Oh well. I guess maybe I'll mix and match a bit until 40s get more under control.

Biangular row--
2 pps + 17.5 x 5 x 1, 2 pps x 10 x 1

These were cool. First set was hard as butt but it was kinda cool to do it. Up 2.5 lbs and one rep from last week's heaviest set, though this week I did start with the heavy set. And 2 pps for 10 felt very nice. Felt nice and burnt on the 10th rep.

Weighted inclined crunches--
35 x 8 x 1

Ouch. These were tough. Especially hard because my lower back felt so tired. Tuesday night lockouts must still be affecting it. Plus the ab work I did Tues night and the ab work we did in dance class yesterday mebbe not helping in the strength department here. Felt my abs had maybe had enough stimulation for the time being and called it quits.

Weighted side bends--
40 x 8 x 1

Same deal here. This region is just tired. Was running out of time, too.

Diet--good good.

Sleep--I was so sleepy yesterday. And I didnt get tons of sleep last night, but I feel ok. So, good I suppose.

Yepyep. :)

Alex.V
09-19-2002, 10:28 AM
I don't know if you noticed, but the guy using the next biangular row had fewer plates on than you (45 + 10 on each side). He kept looking over... did a single rep, then put another 10 on each side. He looked like he was in pain. lol. Poor guy. :D

That was a kick ass workout, though. Your back is a strong point, too. :)

Just some girl
09-21-2002, 02:47 PM
lol. No, I didn't notice that. 'Tis funny, though. :)

Today was a good workout. Made me very tired.

Chest/biceps:

BB bench--
55 x 8 x 1, 65 x 8 x 1, 75 x 5 x 1, 60 x 12 (?) x 1

On 75, I got 4 reps last week, the last two of which I had assistance on, so I guess they were basically forced reps. So this week the goal was three unassisted on 75 and forcing two more. Which is what I did. :) Then I bumped it back down to 60 (5lbs more than last week for this last set) and did 12 reps, I think. I remember at the time being pleased that I had done 5lbs more for the same number of reps, so I guess it was 12. Just this made me tired. Definitely pushed it on this today.

DB bench--
30 x 6 x 1, 25 x 9 x 1, 25 x 8 x 1

Got one more rep than last week on each of the first two sets. I didn't feel very in control of the 30s, they felt kinda all over the place, but I felt so controlled on the 25s. Amazing the difference it makes.

Flies--
15 x 10 x 1, 15 x 8 x 1

I actually really felt my chest contracting on these to pull my arms back up to the top of the motion. That was cool. On the second set I felt about to die, my chest was so tired at this point.

Concentration curls--
20 x 11 x 1, 20 x 10 x 1

I feel so good with the 20s now, and I really feel ready to bump it up a notch. Only problem is I know the 25s are gonna feel impossibly heavy and I'll only be able to do a few. But next week I'm gonna suck it up and deal. First set will be with the 25s for as many as I can do (probably no more than 3 or 4, I'm thinking) and then just drop back down to the 20s and try to do the same number I know I am capable of fresh (like 10 reps) as per B's suggestion. I think there isn't really a right/left imbalance anymore, but just to be careful I'm still gonna keep doing the left side first.

Hammer curls--
15 x 10 x 1, 15 x 8 x 1

Second set only had 8 reps because I had a rest of maybe 1 minute between the two. Was trying to hurry out of there. Still feel really in control of these and ready to move up. Next week I'm gonna do the same thing as with concentration curls...grab the 20s for the first set, get whatever small number of reps I can, and then get the 15s again and finish with those. I guess it's kinda along the lines of what I'm doing with my bench (BB and DB). Seems like a good way to try and push my progression along.

Diet--good. B said the other day that because I'm usually keeping my calories on the lower end of the range I'm aiming for (somewhere around 1300 - 1400) that perhaps my metabolism is slowing down. I dunno if that is happening, but that would be kinda crappy. So maybe I will start taking Xenadrine more regularly (considering I barely take it at all right now) to help keep my metabolism from slowing. We'll see.

Sleep--good. I got a bunch of sleep followed by an interesting wake up call. lol.

Notes:
Have any of you seen the movie Monsters Inc.? OH MY GOD THAT LITTLE GIRL IS SO DAMNED ADORABLE!!! lol. ok, dat's all. Byebye! :)

ectx
09-21-2002, 04:25 PM
Way to go on bench. So did you intimidate any of the guys today? hehe :D

I think metabolism slow downs are inevitable when you start doing the diet thing, but what kept mine in check was a good mixture of EFA's like flax and fish oil caps and I think the occasional cheat day also helped. I'm sure B pbly. has you doing this so all is well. Again, way to go.

Just some girl
09-21-2002, 05:19 PM
ectx...
thanks! hehe. i think today (chest/bis day) is my least inspired of all lifting days. but that's ok. I still get to spot B who is putting up three plates per side comfortably, so when I tell the various guys circling that I'm not through with the bench yet, they still seem more than willing to respect that. Lol. It's good to hang with the big boy(s...though not plural in this case) even if you yourself are not one of them (or even one of the boys! ;) )

As far as the diet stuff goes, I don't take fish oil caps, but I do try to get some fish in my diet. Had some this past week and I think I'm gonna have some for dinner tonight. So it's not really necessary I don't think. Cheat days/meals sound nice in theory. But I haven't tried them yet. And to be honest, with my personality and past dieting experience, I don't know how well the cheat day/meal idea would work for me. I tend to be an all or nothing person, and I'm afraid that allowing instances of cheating on my diet might throw the whole thing for a loop. So for now I'm staying clear. But really, since I don't have a set diet, I just aim for a certain number of calories, "clean" foods, and try to balance the macros, there really is some room to eat different things. Though my true weakness, sweets and desserts, are tricky. So far I've just been keeping clear of them totally, using protein shakes and bars to satisfy that sweet thing from time to time.

Wow, I can never respond succinctly. Im just too damn long winded. :p sorry bout that. anyway, thanks again for the encouragement and all that. :)

Alex.V
09-21-2002, 05:35 PM
Might I just suggest upping your calories somewhat for a few days? :)

btw, I think it'd be worthwhile to note your PR's via some sort of notation, just because you're busting them left and right, but it would be helpdul for you to be able to scan your journal quickly before a workout and see what your goals are.

lol @ the wake up call.

Just some girl
09-21-2002, 05:38 PM
I'm not even sure what counts as breaking a PR. moving up in weight, I know. but increasing reps? does that count too?
As far as upping cals for a few days....I could agree to that if I knew why you were suggesting it. What would it do for me?

Alex.V
09-21-2002, 05:39 PM
Yeah, it counts. :)

Upping cals... I'll explain it in person. lol. I should really log off. Damn work and this dial-up!

Just some girl
09-22-2002, 01:59 PM
Leg day today. Woke up around 10:45 this morning, got up a while after that, ate breakfast, and then fell back asleep between about 12:30 and 1. Woke up again and then we headed straight to the gym. So I was groggy going into it today, and when we got to the gym my stomach started feeling off and on again crappy. But I feel like today's workout was pretty decent, given all that. (Took one Xenadrine before leaving today, so that might have helped me push through the feeling not so perfect.)

Also, just to note, I'm basically alternating squats and deadlifts on leg days. Two weeks ago, deads. Last week, squats. This week deads. Think I'm gonna stick with this for a while. Next time I do deads, I think I'm gonna try for another max attempt. So mebbe 235? Jah, we see. Anyway, today...!

Deadlifts--
135 x 8 x 1, 165 x 6 x 1, 145 x 3 (low) + 3 (reg) x 1

These definitely feel strong. But they aren't quite as fast as I'd like them to be. One the 165, first three reps were one after another. Last three reps, I came back up to standing position for a few seconds and then dipped down and did another. Then standing for a few. Then another. Right. That was tougher than it would have seemed. The low/reg business above means that I did 145 with two 25's per side so the bar was about 2-3" closer to the floor than it usually would be. These were challenging. Then switched it up for 45's + 5's per side (145 still) and did three there immediately. Much easier. I liked these. Good way to make the same load feel easier when done the normal way. As always, B's idea.

SLDLs--
145 x 6 x 1, 145 x 8 x 1

This felt great. It's a record cuz I've only done 95 for SLDLs in the past, but not too remarkable because looking at my deadlift it makes sense. Still, it's cool to actually do it.

Leg press--
2 pps+10lbs x 10 x 1, 2 pps+20lbs x 10 x 2

These were great, and hard as hell. I think the first set though I may have short changed it by not bringing my legs as fully into my chest as I should have. Not sure. It just didn't feel as hard as I feel it should have. Last set it felt pretty damn heavy.

Calf raises--
4pps+10 lbs x 10 x 1, 5pps+10lbs x 10 x 1, 3pps+10 x 20 x 1

I think I may have done more than 5 plates + 10lbs per side in the past, but recently I haven't been doing it. So all of these sets had 10 more lbs than I usually do with them. Cool. Damn those 20 reps burns.

Diet--decided next weekend I'll eat cals closer to my maintainence (I can't spell worth sh!t...sorry) so that I'm not plateauing with my dieting. Yesterday I think I may have gone a little higher than I wanted with my cals also, but not entirely sure. Planned out dinner (out at a restaurant) so that I could have half of a dessert at the end. First dessert I've eaten in 2.5 or so weeks. Alright, thats not super impressive, but to me its cool cuz thats self control that has always been hard for me.

Sleep--good, but I'm sleepy today for some reason. And not really looking forward to this coming week. Oh well.

I'm out.

Just some girl
09-24-2002, 10:20 AM
Today was shoulders day. I must admit going into it I was grumpy and peeved. But it wasn't in an emotional way which is what happened a few weeks ago. So I suppose this sort of grumpy was productive. Anyway, if I feel like ranting about it once I'm done posting my workout, I may include a rant section. We'll see if I still feel the urge when I'm done with the business of posting my workout.

Shoulders/Triceps:

Seated DB press--
25 x 6 x 1, 20 x 10 x 1, 20 x 8 x 1

Did the 25s because the 20s were getting pretty easy and I wanted to move up. They are FREAKIN' HEAVY!! But it felt good to push it. 20s felt very nice and doable after the 25s. Nevertheless, the last set here was tired and I was already feeling the fatigue in my shoulders.

Lateral raises--
10 x 10 x 2

Arms are completely straight on this these days and arms go above parallel with the ground on all but the last rep, maybe the last two reps on the final set, when they go just parallel with the ground. Keeping 'em slow. Can really feel 'em. Still gonna stay with the 10s for a while.

Bent over lateral raises--
10 x 10 x 1, 10 x 11 x 1

Arms are still bent to some extent on these. Not quite strong enough here yet to have them out straight. Did 11 on the last set because I really wanted to do a slow negative and I forgot on rep 10. Also, arms are not getting as high as I'd like on these. To parallel with ground to start, and by the time I finish, just below it. Goals here are to get arms out straight and up higher at the top of the motion. Still, these are fun because my arms and shoulders are lookin' pretty cool when I do these. lol. I'm a dork. sorry. moving on....

Skullcrushers--
35 x 8 x 1, 40 x 8 x 1

Owie. These felt much harder than they have in a while. I'm definitely gonna be sore from them. I'm not sure why they felt so hard. Oh well. Cut off the last set and went to experiment with dips with B's assistance.

Dips--
um...some negatives. like, maybe...three? lol

These are so hard, especially at the end of my shoulder and tricep workout. When I mess around with these again I think I'll try to find a better time to do it. I definitely would like to be able to do these. It's funny cuz it's starting from square one. I know this is how I started with pullups, doing negatives, but I almost can't even remember that.

Shoulders and Triceps definitely already feeling it. I'm gonna be sore. Woohoo!

Diet--good. was on the higher end of my Cal range yesterday. 1500 almost exactly I think. Which is fine. whatever. im ok with it.

Sleep--meant to get up early this morning, get into the gym and do some reading while I did some light stationary biking. or at least just get my ass up and do some reading for my test tomorow. But I didn't. Woke up and felt exhausted, throat hurt, etc, so I rolled over and went back to sleep. Didn't exactly mean to, but oh well. I feel better now so it was prolly worth it.

Rant--Don't really feel like it any more. Just that this week stinks, I have a lot of stupid little project **** to get done before fall break, and none of it is hard I just have to do it. blah. whatever. life is still good, im still happy, so its all ok. :)

ok, thats all from me. thank you and goodnight! (um...i know, i know. whatever ;) )

the doc
09-24-2002, 04:40 PM
howdy girl :)

curious as to why dips on the end of a shoulder day? why not drop some of those chest sets (like the flies for instance) and add dips?

Just some girl
09-24-2002, 04:44 PM
just kinda to play around. i guess it wasnt seriously an attempt at them, just kinda seeing how they felt. if i do decide to include them (or rather, include trying to learn how to do them), they will definitely go on a different day and in a different spot in the workout.

Just some girl
09-26-2002, 10:18 AM
PULLUPS DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
:D:D:D:D:D:D

yea. so this morning I woke up early, felt so tired, so icky. though I did manage to catch about 20 min more sleep before heading out to the gym. i also took a vitamin and 2 Xenadrine this morning. Vitamin cuz I felt crappy, and Xenadrine for two reasons. The first of which was cuz I felt really tired and blah. The second I'll discuss in my "Diet" section! :p hehe. ok...WORKOUT!

Back/Abs:

Pullups--
2 reps with belt + 10lbs, 4 reps, 3 reps, 1 rep (all the way up, half way down, back up, sorta slow negative)

Added 10 lbs to the belt today!! Heavy as hell. B convinced me that it was just psychological and that bw% wise it wasnt a big jump. So I did two reps unassisted, fall of the bar tired as hell (ok, i am taking poetic license here, i didnt actually fall off the bar), and then he smurks at me saying how that musta been really heavy. New rule: Don't believe any of his lies. "%wise" blah blah my ass. Friggin pain in the mumble mumble mumble mumble. ;) Lol. I really do need to have someone to take my aggression out on. Seriously, though, it's awesome having someone push you beyond what you think you can do. On a negative note, we figured out today that the belt isnt 5lbs, its more like 2ish. Oh well. Dat's coo. Back on a positive note, the only assist I had on any of the reps was on the last one of the 4 rep set and the last one of the 3 rep set, and B said it was like 5lbs ish. Yay. :)

DB rows--
40 x 8 x 2

Nothing exciting here. These are feeling much better than they did last week...just more controlled and doable, less like I can barely do them. Still, I realized today I'm not super fond of DB rows. But if they will help my pullups, I'll do 'em!

Biangular row--
1pps+15lbs x 10 x 1, 1pps+20lbs x 8 x 1

So I couldn't remember in the gym how much i did last week but i just looked it up. i did 1pps+17.5. but so today i wasnt sure what i was doing but i still beat it. :D woohoo. first set here wasnt too hard. second set was. ;)

Weighted crunches--
35 x 8 x 2

These still feel not quite right. Dunno.

Weighted side bends--
40 x 10 x 1

Hanging leg raises--
I dunno something like 8 reps, then 5 reps.

Really was just trying to figure out how to do these right. Still not very good at them.

Today was fun. :)

Diet--ugh. ok, so ive been eating clean sources, and i really only had one day I messed up (Tuesday night, ate too much, but I was probably still close to my maintenance (spelling?) cals. Yesterday I was at about 1500. But I was getting irritated because I have been hungry the past few days and for a few weeks there I just wasnt. THinking that maybe having my cals around 1500 instead of 1300 is making me hungry, but B says its cuz my metabolism is going again at the right speed, prolly. Makes sense to me, but a friggin pain in the arse. Hence the extra Xenadrine. Appetite control or whatever.

Sleep--need more

Studying--whoops. i gotta go do that before my quiz in 20 min. :eek:

Thats all. Byebye. :)

Alex.V
09-26-2002, 10:29 AM
Do try to note that it's 1 plate + 20 PER SIDE. Not + 20 total. :)

Pull-ups were bad ass, the first few actually look easy now. And we can work on your ab exercises... It's kinda easy to let those slide since they're so late in the workout, but they're important, and it's my bad for not being as nazi-like about those as I am about everything else. :D

Just some girl
09-26-2002, 04:59 PM
I thought that I was noting it was 1 pps + 20 lbs per side. Though I guess I didn't explicitly say. Oops. My bad. :)

As far as the pullups went, the first few did feel easy, on just about every set (erm, ok, well, the first one on every set felt easy...but thats still a small step in the right direction :) ). That was very cool.

For abs, yea, I know I need to be more into them. But end of work out tis very hard to get motivated about them, plus I'm almost always in a time crunch then. But I don't think my abs are suffering (too much at least) from neglect. Still, yea, I could use to me more fired up about them. Grrrrreeeat. It's time for the Nazi to come back. But....I don't still have to "Hail Hitler" in the gym do I? I mean, that was a bit excessive, dont you think?

;)

ectx
09-27-2002, 12:38 PM
Originally posted by Just some girl
Grrrrreeeat. It's time for the Nazi to come back. But....I don't still have to "Hail Hitler" in the gym do I? I mean, that was a bit excessive, dont you think?

;)

LMAO. B, shame on you for making the girl salute you in the gym.
*secretly gives Belial a thumbs up*.

Awesome job on pullups...yet again.

How's the job hunt going?

Just some girl
09-28-2002, 10:26 PM
thanks ectx :) job hunt, like a lot of things, has sorta been put on hold at the moment. we had a career fair on campus the other day that i went to, but other than that, nothing much of late. thing is, i started my new job at a vet hospital the end of this past week, on top of the other job, and so now im only doing that, really. gotta get some school work in there too at some point. and more next year job hunt stuff. soon. i'll get to all of it soon.

but as far as my training goes, im pissed because i didnt get to the gym today. didnt have enough motivation in me to get to the gym before work this morning, and it just didn't work out time-wise to get in there this evening. so that made me grumpy. plus, the gym doesnt open until noon tomorrow, and i have to be at work at 10, then get off at 4 (ish, maybe a little later) and have only two hours before i have to be at the other job. so i cant get in my leg day tomorrow. which was really pissing me off till i vowed that id get into the gym monday night after classes to make up the missed leg day. unfortunately, there is no time when im gonna be able to make up the missed chest day. so its just skipped this week. damn damn damn damn damn.

oh well. im gonna get my schedule and hours in order at some point and then life will be less crazy.

ok, dats it. just wanted to throw that lil' update in there. im gonna go to bed soon, me thinks...been a long day...

gnite. :)

Mystic Eric
09-28-2002, 11:45 PM
*looks at andrea*

*starts :drooling:ing*

Just some girl
09-29-2002, 03:39 PM
uh huh...try to get back on my good side...i know what you're up to!

*is pleased at the compliment anyway*
;)

Alex.V
09-29-2002, 03:45 PM
Eric...


*shakes head*

Just some girl
09-30-2002, 09:50 PM
So, I don't feel like such a crappy lump anymore. For some reason not getting into the gym at all this weekend added with the eating closer to maintenance calories Friday and Saturday (and kinda Sunday) made me feel like I'd made little to no progress at all. And also because I've been working all freakin weekend, the normal food items I had been incorporating into my new relatively clean diet were not really options, so I had to improvise. It went fine, but I just didn't feel as comfortable with it. I had also wanted to re-do the body fat measurement but I was feeling not so trim. So all this was annoying me...

But we did the bodyfat measurement anyway. Basically, before I was somewhere around 20% give or take (the first time we measured, a while back). Tonight when we measured I was somewhere between 17 and 18%. That made me happy. Plus I've lost around 6lbs, and from the calculations it seems like very little of it, if any of it, was LBM lost. All of this was great and I'm very happy about it. But I'm still finding it kinda hard psychologically to feel like I'm actually changing my body because it's so different from the way I've done it in the past (i.e. crash dieting, losing 10lbs in 2 weeks, but then of course falling off the diet of mebbe 1000 or less cals a day and gaining it all back, etc.). So obviously this is the good way, plus I'm changing things in a way that I can make permanent in my life. Still, it's odd and makes the changes feel not quite real.

Enough rambling. I'm boring even myself. OK, so I got into the gym this evening to make up for yesterday's missed workout. Chest/biceps day Saturday is gone forever. No making it up. First workout I've missed since really dedicating myself to being consistent, working on diet, etc. But it's ok. Tonight's workout helped all that.

Legs:

Deadlifts--
135 x a bunch x 1 (warmup), 185 for double, 205 for single, 235 for single, 245 missed, 135 x 15 x 1

135 felt easy. 185 felt owned but not as easy as I would have liked. 205 felt much easier than I was thinking it would feel after 185. 235 wasn't easy, but I got it and felt like I had more in me. 245 wasn't happening. B said it looked like my form wasn't there on it. Apparently I leaned too far forward, sunk my ass too far down. Plus I didn't think I was gonna get it. I kept trying to tell myself I would, but I didn't think I would. So I didn't. No worries, I still got a new PR. :D 135s were just a breeze. Totally fun.

Leg press--
2 plates+15 per side x 10 x 1, 2 plates+25 per side x 10 x 1, 2 plates+25 per side x 8 x 1

Phew! Twas a tad bit hard. I'm liking trying to push these. I'm trying really hard not to cut depth on them though. I know because of the angle I'm already at its not such a huge deal. But still, I don't want it to climb in lbs if the depth is reducing. Seems counterproductive.

Calf raises--
4 plates+15 per side x 10 x 1, 5 plates+15 per side x 10, 3 plates+15 per side x 20

Foot positioning on the last set was weird. Noticed around rep 13 or 14 that I was pushing with just my toes and not the balls of my feet anymore. Didn't feel the best. Let the weight down for two seconds before rep 15 to re-set feet. Then around rep 17 B said hold it there (in the stretched heels pushed way out position). Somehow between these two things the lactic acid built up in my calves like nobody's business. Jeebus that f*cking hurt. I think I ended up falling off the machine and moaning. lol. oops.

Diet--I ranted about this above I think. I had intended to do closer to maintenance cals this weekend. But somehow doing it made me feel the same as before any changes started happening in my body from lifting and diet and such. But BF measuring and my new dead PR tonight helps that. I guess. :)

Sleep--not enough. and too much time at work this weekend, so im very tired. must must get more. hmm...that sounds like a fun project. :D

Randomness--A guy I went to highschool with was using the rack next to the one where I was doing my deads. Was kinda odd doin that with someone I kinda know from a long time ago right there. Oh well.
Oh yea, and getting back into the gym with you today, B, was awesome. It's amazing how much I missed that. It really is. :)

That's all.

GNITE! :D :D

Mystic Eric
09-30-2002, 10:08 PM
:drooling:

Just some girl
10-01-2002, 10:09 AM
Shoulder/Triceps day. Plus I did some bicep work (just concentration curls) to sorta make up for missing Saturday's workout. All around, it was a pretty decent workout.

Shoulder/Tris/Bis:

Seated DB press--
25 x 7 x 1, 25 x 6 x 1, 25 x 5 x 1

Hard as hell, each set, most reps. Last one or two reps were brutal. Wasn't sure they were gonna go. This is the first time I've done the 25s for all of the sets. That's kinda nice. My shoulders definitely felt worked after this. Yay! :clap:

Lateral raises--
10 x 10 x 2

ROM is great on these. They feel good, but I've decided to not be a punk and to up the weight to the 15s. I know it's gonna be a lot harder. I won't get as many reps, my ROM and form won't be as good. But as pretty as these are with the 10s, if I don't suck it up and bump up the weight, it'll never happen. So next week my lat raises are gonna be with the 15s. That's all there is to it. Decision made. Yep.

Bent over lateral raises--
10 x 10 x 2 (+ a few extra reps after that when I showed B how my shoulders and traps and arms look during it...lol, im a dork)

Seriously, though, I kinda think my trap/shoulder/arm region looks a bit scary during these....and I'm likin' it! :p Anyway, I'm having some difficulty trying to get my arms straighter on these. But I did manage towards the end to lift them up and to the front a bit more, which helped me straighten out and feel them more. Which makes sense because when B watches me do them he always tells me to bring them a little more to the front. So thats good.

Skullcrushers/CGBP--
40 x 10 x 1, 40 x 8 x 1, 40 x 6 skulls + 8...maybe 10? CGBP x 1

I don't know why, but the first few are always the hardest. Lol. Followed by the last few. Those are hard too. ;) When I finished the last rep of CGBP B said to me that watching me do those was making him feel ill. I then tactfully pointed out to him that I am forced to watch him do his drop sets. I win. :D

Concentration curls--
25 x 6 x 1, 20 x 10 x 1

YAY!! I sucked it up and did the 25s, and guess what!?!?! It wasn't so gawd awful hard. It really wasn't. That was super encouraging. Now that I think about it, perhaps my lat raises will have the same result. Because I didn't feel that I was ready for the 25s here, I just knew I was ready for a little more than the 20s. So I just reckon ya never know. ;) We shall see.

Diet--good. right on target yesterday. woke up feeling trimer again. that was a good feeling. (I think how trim I feel really just ties in mostly to how I feel about my stomach. It's kinda funny, but its true. It's always been my best feature, in other words the one that needs the least work to look the best. So when its looking shitty, I just feel like everything is gone to ****. I think that's the deal. But yea, calories and foods yesterday were on. And I even cooked dinner last night!! (and we've both lived to tell the tale again, so I think I'm doin aight with the whole occasional attempts at domesticity. heh heh.)

Sleep--Didn't think I was gonna get enough, but I did. Whoop whoop.

That's it. Nothing else to say. I am through. Finished now. Over. Ceased. Done. Completed. Entirely done with speaking. That's all folks.

...lol...ok ok. i'll put down the crack pipe. sorry. ;)

Alex.V
10-01-2002, 03:04 PM
Good workout, babe. :)

The DB presses were excellent, but what I forgot to tell you is that you're coming down maybe TOO deep. I prefer them a bit shallower.

But overall, t'was good. Thanks for putting up with the sh*tty mood. lol

BCC
10-01-2002, 03:12 PM
Decent workout, but I think the one I gave belial was much better :)

Just some girl
10-01-2002, 03:39 PM
Oh really? better than the ones i give him? I didn't think so!! ;)

And no offense, Chase, you seem like a really nice guy and all, but you make a lot of comments that are very (to use an expression started by a very funny man, which has become one of my favorites) gay homo gay. Yep. It had to be said.

BCC
10-01-2002, 04:00 PM
Me? making homoerotic comments, never.

Mystic Eric
10-01-2002, 04:00 PM
Hmmmmm I'm at UBC's library right now with an hour in between classes... maybe I should be doing some homework... naah

*looks at Andrea*

*Goes into a state of :drooling:*

Just some girl
10-01-2002, 04:15 PM
Why do you keep drooling on my journal!! :swear:

Somebody get this boy a cup!!!!!!!!!!!!!

the doc
10-01-2002, 06:46 PM
*hands j.s.girl a tire iron with eric's name on it*

Just some girl
10-02-2002, 06:38 PM
thanks doc. ;)

So I was curious during my African dance class today. I had been thinking it was counting as cardio. But then for a while I wasn't quite sure, because we aren't moving every second of the class like in an aerobics class. So today I measured my pulse in the middle of class. 160. And the class lasts 1.5 hours. I'd say at least 1-1.25 of that time is spent actually learning dancing and practicing them (i.e. not warming up, etc.). Umm...yep. That's gonna be counting as cardio. YAY! :D That made me happy. Cardio is good (for me...who is trying to lose weight...right. :D Yay!).

Ok, that's all. :)

Just some girl
10-03-2002, 12:33 PM
Today I was pretty tired, not feeling tons of energy. And I just didn't feel like it was a remarkable workout. But it was alright.

Back/Abs:

Pullups--
bw+10lbs for 3 reps, 5 reps, 2 reps

Light assist on rep three of weighted set. Assist on reps 4 and 5 of second set, up to 10lbs of assist there. Not really any assist on the last set (i dont think), though the second one was slow and brutal coming up. Mebbe a little tiny bit of assist there. Was noticing today that my chest has stopped burning so much after pullups. Perhaps chest is getting stronger. However after the third set, I definitely felt some of that old familiar burn. Second set I really felt like I wasn't doing that much in it. I need to learn to deal with it (or get to the point where I need zero assist) but psychologically if I have any assist more than fingertips I feel like I'm not doing anything and the weight is being carried for me. Oh well.

DB rows--
40 x 10 x 2

I think thats the most I've ever done with the 40s. But I'm too lazy to check so I'm not gonna bother bolding them. Next week I'm gonna try the 45s (per B's recommendation...guess I feel like I'm ready) at least for the first set.

Biangular row--
1 plate+25 per side x 4 x 1, 1 plate+25 per side x 6 x 1, 1pps x 15 x 1

The first set was hard as hell and ROM wasn't great. Tried a seat position that allowed me to easily grab a hold of the handles (as opposed to having to really reach for them like normal). Thought it might be better. Turns out it just makes it easier to grab the handles, but the movement is harder because I'm leaning so much further forward, hard to keep back arched, etc. So switched it back to normal place for second set, felt better, ROM improved. Good stuff. Last set was for ***** and giggles. Felt light. Sweet. :)

Inclined crunches--
30 x 10 x 2, bw x 10 x 1

Still don't like the way these feel. Not that I don't feel them in my abs, just don't think I'm maximizing the movement. Showed them to B without weight (hence bw crunches) and did really deep, slow ones. Felt them. Guess that was good. So I guess the plan now is to stick with these without weight. Do several sets slow and low, feel the motion, then put weight back in when I'm ready so I won't be shortchanging the motion.

Was a little frustrated at this point, not quite sure why. Was also running short on time so skipped weighted sidebends. Not the end of the world.

Diet--Higher end of my ideal range yesterday. That's ok though.

Sleep--Did I mention I'm tired? Because I am. Not enough.

Other...um...i dunno. I'm with B. Who the hell stole fall? It's my favorite season, oh by the way. When I find out who is responsible for this, heads are gonna roll. That's all I'm saying.

Mystic Eric
10-03-2002, 01:08 PM
Hey andrea, did you read the crier? ;)

Just some girl
10-03-2002, 01:38 PM
Yea, I did, Eric. And I'm flattered. Extremely. :) Still doesn't mean I've forgotten about the "which one is hotter" comment. ;)

Seriously, thanks though. That meant a lot to me. :)

Mystic Eric
10-03-2002, 02:52 PM
Originally posted by Just some girl
Yea, I did, Eric. And I'm flattered. Extremely. :) Still doesn't mean I've forgotten about the "which one is hotter" comment. ;)

Seriously, thanks though. That meant a lot to me. :)

Oh about that comment, I already got B to answer... so I already know :evillaugh

ectx
10-03-2002, 04:46 PM
originally posted by Just Some Girl
Other...um...i dunno. I'm with B. Who the hell stole fall? It's my favorite season, oh by the way. When I find out who is responsible for this, heads are gonna roll. That's all I'm saying.

What's fall? Try cool, hot and hotter for seasons.

BTW...read the crier...:cool:

Just some girl
10-05-2002, 12:23 PM
ectx, yea, i saw the crier. :D :D that was cool. and you guys dont have fall (i guess that makes sense, being texas and all). but that is very very sad. i would be very unhappy in that situation. i could never live somewhere that didn't have fall. fall makes me so happy i can't even begin to explain it. :)

Today was my chest and biceps day. It's been a while since ive done one of these (two weeks...feels like more) so I'm not exactly sure what I did last time. I'm gonna have to go look it up so I can see how I've progressed. And I think i did make some nice progress today. :)

Chest/Biceps:

BB bench press--
55 x 8 x 1, 65 x 6 x 1, 85 x 3 x 1 (last one paused), 65 x 12 x 1

Well, so apparently being a little T-ed off helps me bench. Not something im gonna try and keep having happen though. These all felt super strong. Got some assist (5lbs?) on the last rep, the paused one, of my heaviest set. That set was really hard, and yet I felt strong in it. Not quite sure how to describe it. 'Twas nice though. Last set was cool. Two weeks ago I did 12 reps in my last set too, but that was with 60lbs. Aww yeah. ;)

DB bench--
30 x 7 x 1, 30 x 6 x 1

One more rep than last time on first set with the thirties. And this is the first time I've used the 30s for the whole thing. Man, they are heavy. But it was nice.

DB flies--
15 x 10 x 2

No improvement here, but that's hokay. Maybe I'll try the 20s at some point soon because I'm doing ten reps, arms almost fully out. Though the last few on the second set were hard. Then again, I didn't rest much between sets either. Teehee. Actually, I didn't rest too much from here on out in my workout because I felt a tiny bit of a time crunch. Don't think it hurt me too much though. :)

Concentration curls--
25 x 7 x 1, 25 x 5 or 6 (i forgotted) x 1

I wasn't sure if I had gotten 6 or 8 last week with the 25s, and I thought at first it was 8. So my 7 reps dissapointed me. Then I remembered it was 6, so that made me happy. :) (Hey, so i'm still forgetting what ive done in the past, but at least now I'm not picking up DBs that are 10lbs to heavy for me when i do. lol. baby steps. baby steps. ;) )

Hammer curls--
20 x 8 x 1 (!), 20 x 5 x 1

Jesus! Ok, I had told myself that I was gonna do the 20s for the first time this time. And I got 8. Last time I did these it was 15s for 10. I was super pleased with these! (Hence my bolded exclaimation point above ;) ) Anyway, yea. Didn't rest before final set, but thats ok. I was happy, and my arms are shaking like mad and feel like they are going to fall off, so I don't think I shortchanged myself too much. BTW, that first set, after like rep 5 they were brutally slow because I just couldn't freakin make the dumbbells move any faster. But they went. YAY! (Oh yea, and rep 5 on the last set was asssisted cuz my were FRIED!!!) :D Whoop whoop. that is all. ;)

Diet--um....yesterday was...um....bad. way too high in carbs. and empty calories (alcohol). So my diet started off not the best, but not totally off. I had to find some lunch to bring with my to work, and I didn't have the best options. So it started high in carbs, but mostly on track for calories. Then Alex and I went out to dinner with one of my friends who is in town. Went out to an Italian restaurant, and I knew my friend wanted to try and get me intoxicated. So...I knew my calories were gonna be high anyway...and eating some yummy pasta type dish that might not be the best for me sounded good....so...i decided to not worry for the night too much. So I ate way more than I "should" have and way too many carbs (i love bread and pasta, though. they are so good). So yea, and i also had two big alcoholic drinks (well, at least one was big... a Long Island Iced Tea)....so i was way off yesterday. didnt get drunk though. lol. got tired after a long day at work and having alcohol in my system, so i fell asleep. whoops. ;) and woke up this morning feeling pretty crappy. but i starting feeling better after being up for maybe an hour, ate some breakfast, took a vitamin and two xenadrine, and am feeling great but tired from the workout now. wow. ok, that was long winded. so yea, my diet was off yesterday. :p but i really enjoyed it, and am trying not to regret it and beat myself up about it.

Sleep--got a bunch, but i'm tired again. lol.

thats all, foo! lata. :p

Alex.V
10-05-2002, 12:38 PM
Awesome. But you knew that. :)

Glad you had somewhere else to focus the rage. :D

lol.

Just some girl
10-06-2002, 12:40 PM
Man, yesterday's workout was seriously brutal. My biceps are sore today. So are the front parts of my delts, and my chest starting hurting in the gym today. Yeppers. I'm sore. :p

Leg day today! I was gonna squat, but I got there a little late, after B had gotten there, and the other squat rack was taken. Boo. Oh well. What can you do? My mom needed to bitch to me on the phone so that's the way it goes. No biggie. Decision was made to do deads instead. It's all good.

Legs:

Deads--
135 x 6 x 1, 185 x 6 x 1, 185 x 5 x 1

The thing that hurt today were my hands because I had no chalk so grip was kinda tough, but really it was just more painful because I used a newer bar with less of the rough part worn away. Better grip but harder on my poor wittle hands. *pouts* lol. oh well. 185 the first set was hard! They were much slower than the 135s. Then second set of 185, I wish I had done the sixth rep, but my back was fried. It's gonna be sore tomorrow, me tinks.

Front squats--
bw for a few, bar for a few low rep sets, bar+10lbs (55) for a few low rep sets, 55 x 8 x 1

This is maybe the second time I've ever done these. The first time was basically B showing them to me, me trying them and saying, ick. This time though I liked them. I think last time my shoulders felt fatigued before I felt anything else, but this time was good. Did these today because I wanted to do another lift to hit my legs, but not involve too much lower back because deads pretty much got that. ;) I'm liking these. Kept 'em super light, obviously, but once I'm comfortable with the motion, I can prolly add some more weight. Though honestly, the set I did (the only real set with these) with 55 was kinda hard. On the 8th rep I got stuck on they way back up. :p But it's cool. I still liked these. Def gonna do them again at some point.

Leg press--
2 plate+10 per side x 12 x 1, 2 plates+25 per side x 6 x 1, 2 plates+27.5 per side x 6 x 1

Hm. shoot. i guess i thought i was pushing myself kinda hard on these but i think i pushed myself harder last week. weight was up 2.5lbs per side on last set, but with two less reps than last week, and earlier sets this week were easier than those last week. whoops. oh well. ill live. and i italicized that instead of bolding it because its only kinda a PB in my mind. oh well. next week i'll try to remember it right and push myself harder.

Calf raises--
4 plates+20lbs per side x 10 x 1, 5 plates+20lbs per side x 10 x 1, 3 plates+20lbs per side x 21 x 1

Well, at least I pushed myself harder on these this week than last. However, the 5plates+20 per side was freakin hard, and ROM suffered on the last few reps. Gonna keep it at that weight for the max set next week and try to focus on getting ROM perfect and just making it easier. Cuz that was hard as hell. Hehe.

Diet--Well, not too awful. My friend was still in town. And had a hankering for Chinese food. So we went out. I was very low on cals going into the dinner (like, 500 all day prior to that). And I had just a bowl of soup (super high in sodium, but prolly pretty low cal since it just had a few cauliflower, chicken, shrimp, crab pieces in it, so not too awful. And I had beef and broccoli with steamed rice. So, not awful. I don't think. Maybe too high on the cals, but not ridiculously so. And macros were prolly roughly correct. So whatever. Leaps and bounds above Friday night's dinner in terms of nutrition, that's for damn sure! heh heh. hm... oh ****. and i had part of a watered down alcoholic drink last night when we went to a party. but whatever. still, not a total bust.

Sleep--uh....not enough. like 5.5 hours? :( I'm tired. Ugh. oh well. I'll sleep more tonight....or...um....hehe. probably not. :D

I cannot seem to end my updates without saying goodbye. I don't know why this is. Maybe I will try to today. Sounds like a plan! Let's do it!!! .....;)

ectx
10-06-2002, 03:06 PM
Nice workout muchacha.
I prefer "goodbye" to "let's do it" at the end...maybe just the little winky guy would be good. *lol* I guess you could develope a trademark saying at the end of your entry...kind of like Letterman and Leno have at the end of their shows. Mr. winky's good though. :D

Geez, I need to stop procrastinating from doing my work.

Mystic Eric
10-06-2002, 03:13 PM
Originally posted by Just some girl
Let's do it!!! .....;)

:drooling:

Spawn_X
10-06-2002, 11:15 PM
ur stats look good, u got any pics?

Alex.V
10-07-2002, 08:01 AM
Eric, spawn, don't make me hurt you both.

btw, this girl had picture perfect front squat form her first time trying them. That's hella cool.

Pup
10-07-2002, 08:27 AM
*shamelessly hits on andrea while B isn't looking* :cool:

the doc
10-07-2002, 08:39 AM
oh she is a very nice looking young woman
:angel:

Pup
10-07-2002, 01:32 PM
its official...doc is a sissy!

Just some girl
10-07-2002, 06:20 PM
ectx...gracias amigo. :) and about that procrastination....yea, i have a similar problem. ;) but hey, if i could turn it into a marketable skill, i'd be so set for life! :p!! And if it helps any, I think i'll stick with saying goodbye at the end of my entries. It just feels right. :)

lol at the madness that took place while i was gone!

Eric...i think you should see a doctor about that problem, dude. it must really get in the way in social situations. "Hey guys, how are you doi...:drooling:." hehe.
Spawn...thanks for the comment, but nope, no pics. and i really dont anticipate putting any up. just not my thing. goal right now is to even be comfortable listing my weight.
B...thanks :D i liked those front squats a lot. this seems to be a pattern with me, actually. the first time i've tried many lifts i havent been sold on them. but the second time i always love them. (btw...i feel kinda funny actually making a useful, not silly comment in the middle of this post. oh well. :))
pup....lol. thats all. lol.
doc...thanks! :D

hehe. you guys are a trip. (though of course all females on the sight get this treatment. oh well. so much for feeling special.)

:p

the doc
10-07-2002, 06:30 PM
Originally posted by just_a_pup
its official...doc is a sissy!

Sissy? :swear: Who you callin sissy? :swear:


Just trying to be respectful... :angel:

Alex.V
10-07-2002, 07:39 PM
That's it. Who's first on the ban list?

:mad: :swear:

Alex.V
10-07-2002, 07:40 PM
;)

Pup
10-07-2002, 09:19 PM
Andrea...i don't do that to all of the girls...just the good looking ones ;)

Just some girl
10-07-2002, 09:26 PM
I would, of course, be silly to argue. So I won't. ;) I'll just say i find your faith in what others have said to be substantial (only two of whom have ever seen me). That is all. :D

I would also like to add that spamming my own journal is fun. I keep feeling like i should apologize to someone for not being on topic. and then i remember its my journal. so i just say im sorry to my reflection and laugh a very evil laugh behind her back. mwahahaha.....

Pup
10-07-2002, 09:52 PM
:spam: .........i take B's word at face value...if he says you're ace then you're ace...i'm not gonna argue w/him :)

Mystic Eric
10-07-2002, 11:34 PM
Originally posted by Just some girl


hehe. you guys are a trip. (though of course all females on the sight get this treatment. oh well. so much for feeling special.)

:p

Not all the females. Only the good looking ones... and yates... :hides:

Just some girl
10-08-2002, 10:00 AM
I'm going to post a training entry. Yes I am. Yup yup. :nod:

Shoulders/Triceps:

Seated DB press--
25 x 7 x 1, 25 x 6 x 2

Got 6 instead of 5 for the last set this week, so thats a slight improvement. Trying to figure out just how low I need to take these (B says he feels like I go too low with them so Im workin on it). The 25s are so heavy. :eek: And my shoulders felt super duper worked after those sets. 'Tis good.

Lateral raises--
15 x 8 x 2

I have done the 15s in the past, but it was way way in the past before I started really working on form. And I was never very good with them. So these I did straight armed, to parallel with floor or just about through mebbe rep 4 of each set. So not too bad. Then arms started to bend at the elbows a tad and ROM suffered a bit. Shoulders felt like falling off after that. So it's good. Even if the lift isn't as pretty as I can do it with the 10s, I was ready to move on and I feel like these are going to do more for my delts. Yep yep.

Bent over lateral raises--
10 x 10 x 2

Nothing exciting here. Actually, the girl working near by me kept distracting me. She had a great body, but I couldn't decide if it was the sort of thing where I want to look like that, or if she just kinda scared me. I mean, she wasn't manly at all. Just totally ripped. Anyway, yea, so I kept getting distracted and my shoulders were tired. So nutin special here.

Skullcrushers + CGBP--
35 x 10 x 1, 40 x 8 x 1, 45 x (6 SC + 5-6 CGBP) x 1

Decided to drop back down to 35 for the first set (it wasn't easy, but it was a little easier, hence the 10) to kinda warm up and ease myself into the 40. 45 was just plain heavy. And CGBP...man! My chest is still sore from saturday. Ouchie. Big ouchie.

So my whole upper region (shoulders, chest, arms) are all tired as hell now. And my legs are still sore. :p walking back from the gym i think i looked a tad bit funny. oh well. lol. :)

Diet--GOOD! yesterday I ended up (i forget exactly) somewhere between just over 1350 and just under 1400. So that's great. I was very excited about that, esp after the madness of this weekend's diet. And esp because I am going out to LA to see my brother and his girlfriend this upcoming weeking and I really wanna look good. So messing up my diet right now for the first time really in over a month was gonna make me :cry:. Phew. ;)

Sleep--could always use more. that's my theory.

Other--I'm being a bad student this week. I think it's just getting too close to my fall break for me to keep crackin down. Or something. Yesterday I cut two classes and didn't finish my lab report due today. Bad bad bad bad me. I just hope I haven't seriously messed myself up. I don't think i have, but you never know. And my semester was going so well.... Oh well. I just gotta pull it back together.

And on that note...I have to go shower, study quickly for my quiz, and go to class. hehheh. oops. k, later! :)

ericg
10-09-2002, 01:49 PM
Yesterday I cut two classes and didn't finish my lab report due today. Bad bad bad bad me.

tuttut

Nice training!!

ectx
10-09-2002, 10:24 PM
Originally posted by Just some girl

Other--I'm being a bad student this week. I think it's just getting too close to my fall break for me to keep crackin down. Or something. Yesterday I cut two classes and didn't finish my lab report due today. Bad bad bad bad me. I just hope I haven't seriously messed myself up. I don't think i have, but you never know. And my semester was going so well.... Oh well. I just gotta pull it back together.


I would chastise you publicly for that lab report, but I'm not your TA...Oh, what the Hell, FINISH UP YOUR LAB REPORT!...there 'nuff said. And I wonder why one of my exstudents said I was an a**hole...then again, I did end up dating her. :p

and yep, Nice lifting foo'

Just some girl
10-09-2002, 10:42 PM
:hide:

ok ok....im a bad girl. bad me. ill be better though. soon. some day....:(

lol. so you dated her, eh? i thought that was against the rules. tuttut someone's been a bad boy!

Alex.V
10-09-2002, 10:52 PM
Do your damn work, andrea. Now. Stop reading this. I know you're browsing WBB when you should be working. GO!

ectx
10-09-2002, 11:06 PM
Originally posted by Just some girl
:hide:

ok ok....im a bad girl. bad me. ill be better though. soon. some day....:(

lol. so you dated her, eh? i thought that was against the rules. tuttut someone's been a bad boy!

:evillaugh Yep. Sure did. But I waited till the semester was over. I had to play fair...kinda. :angel:

Just some girl
10-10-2002, 10:25 AM
Today's update is kinda hurried cuz I got to the gym late, took a long time on my pullups, and am gonna be running late for my class if i don't watch it, so yea...

Back/Abs:

Pullups--
bw+ 10lbs (+belt = 2lbs) for 3 reps, bw + 2.5lbs for 3 reps, bw for 3 reps, bw for 3 reps, followed quickly by bw for 1 rep, and then another quick bw for 1 rep
(Total = 14 pullups)

Some assist on rep 3 of the +10 set, second set and all subsequent sets all on my own!! The last set was kinda odd...it transpired as follows...

*I do 3 bw pullups, walk away from the bar*
"I felt like I had more in me," says I.
"So do another one," replies B.
*I walk back to the bar and do one more, walk away*
"****, that makes 13 total," says I.
"So do another one," replies B.
*I walk back to the bar and do another one...stagger away fatigued and collapse*

lol. so that was my little representation of the last set. heh heh. That was very cool. I felt very bad ass. And tired. lol.

Skipped DB rows due to time crunch and exhaustion (loads and load of pullups!!)

Biangular row--
1 plate+27.5lbs per side x 7 x 1, 1 plate+25lbs per side x 7 x 1, 1pps x 20 x 1

best last week was 1 plate+25lbs per side for 6. whoop whoop. Oh yea, and the 20 reps...that was cool. Felt like puking afterwards. Only stopped feeling like vomitting a few minutes ago. whoop. ;)

Inclined unweighted crunches--
15 reps for 2 sets

Have dropped the weight because I just don't know how much I was getting out of these weighted. My ROM felt cut short and I wasn't feeling them. Wasn't feeling the ab contraction. They felt over with before I could even wonder if I was feeling them in my abs, and they didn't feel under control. These on the other hand were really slow and controlled, I could feel the contraction in my abs, and I really could feel them. I feel like I got more out of these sets than I have gotten out of the weighted crunches in ages. Gonna stick with these, maybe at some point add some light weight, but nothing major at all.

Weighted side bends--
40 x 10 x 1

Still feeling nauseated and nasty and head was pounding (and was running late). So did one set per side and waltzed my wanting-to-hurl self outta there.

Diet--a bit on the higher end of my kcal range yesterday, but still very good. I got plenty of protein yesterday. Go me!

Sleep--good good.

Other--I finished my dietary analysis project for diet and nutrition last night, and I cannot even begin to tell you how much fun I had with it. There was a program called Food Wise that we used to analyze our diets (recorded over three days, though I threw in an extra day, yesterday, for my own personal reference) and got print outs of the macronutrient, vitamin, and mineral breakdowns. It was very cool. Then I wrote up a four page analysis of the whole thing, went in depth about the diet that I have been following outside of the food record, the results I've been having, new dietary goals for myself, etc. I had so much fun with it and I think I will do it again at some point, and just keep a closer watch on my diet using this software. I am really loving it. (sorry, im a major dork. oh well. lol :D)

And now I have no time to shower before my class. Oh well, I'll just be the stinky one. lol. I cannot update quickly. It's not in my blood. :) c'est la vie (did i get that right??? maybe??? :D lol, i cant spell to save my life in english, i dont know why i bother trying in other languages. :p)

Later all! :)

Alex.V
10-10-2002, 04:58 PM
hehehe. And to think that you WANTED to do the 14th rep. I really didn't have to convince you of sh*t, dear. :D

Nice workout.

the doc
10-10-2002, 05:14 PM
Originally posted by ectx


I would chastise you publicly for that lab report, but I'm not your TA...Oh, what the Hell, FINISH UP YOUR LAB REPORT!...there 'nuff said. And I wonder why one of my exstudents said I was an a**hole...then again, I did end up dating her. :p

and yep, Nice lifting foo'

I've given many an F for not turning in those labs on time

tuttut

Just some girl
10-10-2002, 08:48 PM
yea, you are right. I did wanna do that 14th rep. Lol, i woulda tried for a 15th i think if i hadnt felt burnt beyong belief.

doc, ectx...stop! you guys are upsetting me...i know it is bad of me. but i've already talked to my TA and i am prepared to deal with the repercussions. man! it's not like im that awful of a student. not even one of you commented on how much I enjoyed doing my diet and nutrition project, either. you negative nellies, you!!

sheesh, you guys have been grad students too long to feel any sympathy or love for the undergrads! ;)

Mystic Eric
10-10-2002, 09:04 PM
*gives just some girl a flower*

ectx
10-10-2002, 10:11 PM
Originally posted by Just some girl

doc, ectx...stop! you guys are upsetting me...i know it is bad of me. but i've already talked to my TA and i am prepared to deal with the repercussions. man! it's not like im that awful of a student. not even one of you commented on how much I enjoyed doing my diet and nutrition project, either. you negative nellies, you!!

sheesh, you guys have been grad students too long to feel any sympathy or love for the undergrads! ;)

It's tough love Girly. Nothing but tough love. We want the best for ya. :)
That and like my exstudent said, I'm an a**hole...well, not all the time.
;)

Oh, and yeah...nice going on the nutrition project. What did your prof. say about your eating habits? ie. multiple smaller meals, etc.

Just some girl
10-10-2002, 10:22 PM
i think she thought it was good. suggested i might consider upping my carbs to increase the amount of fiber I'm getting (though I think i get more than the program showed or more than those few days might suggest...) and also that I could consider upping my cals in general and still continue to lose weight. but these were just minor comments/questions she brought up during my presentation. we'll see what she actually thinks of it when I get it back in a week or so. im hoping (and expecting) that i'll do well on it. I was actually considering posting some if not all of the summary part i wrote for my dietary analysis in my journal...though it would make for a really long post. maybe ill just take some sections out of it and put it up. i was really happy with that part of it. :)

ok, back to work for me!

the doc
10-11-2002, 05:51 AM
:D

*goes back to beating up undergrads for their lunch money*

Just some girl
10-15-2002, 10:53 PM
Yea, so was in LA this weekend, went to Golds Gym, Venice Beach. 'Twas impressive to see some pros there on Monday morning, but overall, the gym was immense and packed with equiptment and people. Didn't like it. Not low key enough for me. And I saw enough in the flesh creatures that can best be described as man-woman hybrids to last me a lifetime. Jesus that is scary.

Don't really specifically remember my workouts. They were something like this, though...

Saturday: Chest/Biceps/some ab work
Flat bench, relatively normal sets, strength so-so
Concentration curls and hammer curls, so-so strength
Random machines, some isolating arms, one that was like flies for chest
Some ab machines...that ab bench thing ain't half bad.

Monday: Legs/Shoulders/Triceps
SLDLs, one stretching set with the bar only, two sets at 135
A strange leg press machine that had a very natural range of motion
Donkey calf raises...not hard at all though I used almost 2/3 of the stack. I felt retarded positioning myself for them though :p
Seated DB press with 25s, kinda blah strength (i.e. they were very hard)
Tricep push downs with more weight than I've used before, but then my triceps weren't tired yet.

Felt like I didn't work myself very hard, but then diet was really crappy and the environment was odd, and my hams were a little bit sore today, so mebbe not terrible.

Okay, that's all. Back from LA now and have to write a paper. And it's still rainy and nasty here, just like it was when we left for the other coast. Oh well. Later all.

ectx
10-16-2002, 01:48 PM
Strange lifting out of town, isn't it? Kind of surreal. I bet it was even stranger doing it at a Gold's in Venice Beach. Looks like you had fun though.

Just some girl
10-17-2002, 01:18 PM
ok, i just wrote out the longest entry on my awesome workout, and before submitting it i went to copy it incase it didnt go through, and instead of hitting control c to copy what i just highlighted, i highlighted and hit c. so everything is gone now and replaced with a C. **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** ****

and i was in such a good mood after writing and that. and now im pissed at hell. goddamnit all to hell.

maybe ill repost it later if i feel like it. right now i have to get my ass to class.

**** **** ****

BennettBoy
10-17-2002, 01:33 PM
Bwahahahaha......I've done that before. It sucks.

ectx
10-17-2002, 04:39 PM
ARgggh. That happened to me Tuesday night. Really ticked me off.

Just some girl
10-17-2002, 05:50 PM
*deep breath*
ok, im ready to try this again.

ectx...yea, working out in a strange place is just odd. i find that i dont like it at all because i really need to know my routine and what im going to do to be able to push myself, so thats annoying. that combined with the shitty diet of being in a strange place on vacation, just makes me feel crappy. but i suppose it was cool to be in that gym. oh yea, and i love your nickname for me. hehe. ;)

so like i said, i needed a hard workout today to make me feel better. well, i definitely kicked my own ass today so thats great. and i can feel my back is sore, and my abs/sides are sore too, so i think i done good today.

Back/Abs:

Pullups--
4 reps, 3 reps, 2 reps, 2 reps, 1 rep, 1 rep, 1 rep, 1 rep

So I wanted to try to see if I could achieve my goal today of 5 pullups in a row. Didn't quite get there, and that was irritating. Especially cuz the first set was actually 4.5 reps, with the last 1/2 rep absolutely slow and brutal. I ran outta steam halfway up, and kept pulling, willing my muscles to keep going, but in actuality I just ended up again there for about 10 seconds straining. Didn't go. Damnit. I walked away from the bar pissed. But in actuality, I was pleased with myself. Five is not far away, and I wasn't even totally convinced that I had four and a half in me under my own steam. But I do, so that was awesome to prove to myself. I wanted my next set to be of 4, but again, I didn't have it in me, knew that on rep 3 and just left it at that. Second set I wanted to get 3 again, and got 2 and 3/4 of another, but once again, just couldn't get it all the way up. Oh well. Another slow brutal partial pullup that didn't make it all the way. That's aight. Did another set with 2, was good.
I decided at this point that I wanted to make it to 15, so I would do 4 singles, but I wanted to try and make them intense, so this is how I did them. One pullup, walk across gym to get sip of water from water fountain, back to bar and pullup immediately, then repeat until four pullups achieved. So I'm figuring roughly 15 or so seconds between pullups. By the fourth one man was I tired and I couldn't have done another if i tried. Especially because the fourth single I went all the way up, half way down and hung there, and then tried to pull back up again. Didn't make it. Again just hung there. Lol. I spent a lot of this pullup session hanging on the bar mentally screaming at my muscles to work. But thats ok. 'Twas fun. In um...a kinda strange way. :)

DB rows--
40 x 11 x 1, 40 x 10 x 1, 45 x 6 x 1

I think I felt these more in my lats than I usually do. Nice. 45 was just for ***** and giggles (lol...sorry ectx, had to borrow it. best way to express it ;)). I don't think my form was top notch on it, but the weight was definitely managable. That was cool.

Biangular rows--
1plate+30lbs per side x 5 x 1, 1plate+25lbs per side x 6 x 1, 1pps x 15 x 1

I was definitely weaker than usual at this point in my workout. Though I went heavier than usual, i feel like ROM on the first two sets was not that great and I am going to keep the weight at this or a little lower for a while to make sure I am not short changing myself but letting ego increase the weight without me getting full benefit from it by taking through the full range of motion. And I know I was weaker here because while I got 1 plate per side for 15 reps, it was hard and when I finished with it, my back was totally burnt.

Inclined unweighted crunches--
2 sets of 15

I meant to do three sets of 15, but at the bottom of rep 13, set 2 my strength tanked, and I could not physically sit back up. I had to lay down on the inclined bench for a few seconds and then push myself through reps 14 and 15. That was so brutally hard and when I got up I felt like passing out or dying or both. The thought of attempting another situp made me a little green, so I figured I'd just move on. These are phenomenal, though. I can concentrate so hard on taking it slow and contracting really well. I like these. Sorta. :p I think maybe I'd like them better if they didnt make me feel ill! I think the real problem though is that ive never learned how to actually BREATHE while doing ab work, so its always really rough. lol. oh well. some day i'll get it.

Weighted side bends--
40 x 8 x 2

Compromised here by only doing 8 reps (usual is 10) and doing 2 sets (usual is 1). So i figure that was a good compromise. Um, i think thats all i got to say about 'dose 'dere. jah.

Diet--lol. um, right. crappy while i was out of town. which carried over yesterday and was even worse yesterday, believe it or not. :mad: but today I got it together. actually, today is still weird, but better. started out the day with simple sugars (read, sugar) as opposed to a sensible breakfast of some good complex carb type thing like whole wheat bread or oatmeal or whatever. But didnt have much of it, so calorically I was probably in the same place I would have been had I had my usual breakfast, I'd guess. Then I had a bar for lunch and just had a chicken sandwich for dinner. So I think I'm actually low on calories. And I really am not very hungry today, so maybe I'll let it slide and just be under today. Dunno, we'll see. But I'm back on track now and will continue to stay on track. I just feel like complete crap when I'm not, physically and psychologically. So this is better.

Sleep--lots! i woke up this am, was tired, so rolled over and went back to sleep. did this a few times. :D think im better now (less sleepy). mmm....sleep. :)

Other--
Ok, so I walk into the gym today and go over to my pullup bar (that's right, my pullup bar ;)) and there is this dude just staring at me. And it's like a challenging agressive stare. It was really damned annoying because I felt like I had to prove myself in my pullups. Which I suppose helped give me a tad bit of inspiration, but at the same time it was annoying to have someone doing that. Like I don't have just as much right to be in there as his ugly ass does. Wahtever. But then later, when I was doing my DB rows, (the gym was seriously empty, maybe 8-10 people in the whole place) there were two other girls in the same area as me. At one point I made eyecontact with one of them and we exchanged friendly "we're on the same team" sort of smiles for a second. Then when I was in the middle of a set a few minutes later she was walking by to rerack the weight she had been using and said an encouraging comment to me. And while I know a lot of you are of the "dont bug me during my sets, during my workout" mindset, I thought it was really sweet and I really appreciated the contrast of that to the other guy before. Anyway, so I've decided I like girls better in the gym.
Also, there was this dude who arrived there about 10 minutes before I was done and heading out, and man, he freakin STUNK of cigarette smoke. Nastiest thing ever. I don't really have a point with this, except that it was at the point in my work out when I already felt a little off, and it was just nasty. That is all.
Oh, and I wanted to make a note of how much I am enjoying keeping this journal. It is amazing how much more it makes me think about my workouts, keep track of what i'm doing, think about what I like, what I dont like, and basically just be more aware of the whole process. It's great. And the support of others makes it awesome too. I'm just really really really happy that I started it. :)
Lol. Ok, last comment! I swear! I was really proud of myself for kicking my own ass today in the gym. Usually it's really hard for me to motivate myself to go all out when it's just me and the weights. And part of it is just having become completely familiar and comfortable with our weight room, and not having to worry about feeling odd being in there in the first place. But anyway, yea, I was really please with that. And man is my back starting to feel sore. :D Go me.
That's all folks. Later! :)

Miss Rezza
10-17-2002, 06:10 PM
Kick Ass workout!!

I agree, girls are heaps friendlier than guys in the gym.

Last week i was in the middle of a leg workout and i could see two gals staring at me! I felt really intimidated but i tried to act like i didn't even notice. Anyway, after my set (I KNOW- can't believe they waited till AFTER i'd finished!! hehe), they approached me and basically gave me a whole heap of compliments. They said they couldn't believe how much weight i could lift and asked if i was training for an event (haha... who me!?!). Then they started asking me for training and diet advice.... who'da thought!

I felt special! :angel:

Franjipani
10-17-2002, 06:42 PM
Originally posted by Just some girl
Oh, and I wanted to make a note of how much I am enjoying keeping this journal. It is amazing how much more it makes me think about my workouts, keep track of what i'm doing, think about what I like, what I dont like, and basically just be more aware of the whole process. It's great. And the support of others makes it awesome too. I'm just really really really happy that I started it. :)
Lol. Ok, last comment! I swear! I was really proud of myself for kicking my own ass today in the gym.

I know how you feel about losing a post - a couple of weeks ago I had 4 attempts....

Have to say JSG this is the best post you have written in your journal - in my opinion of course:). I love how descriptive you are with your workouts and the gym "encounters" you have. I have yet to have somebody come up and compliment me - could be because I get in the "zone" or perhaps give off that "dont even come near me" look - thats just me trying to be a badass:cool:.
Still, my time will come - i'm still a newbee....

Congrats on kicking your own ass:thumbup:.

I also agree with Rezza - Chicks ROCK !!!

Just some girl
10-17-2002, 06:50 PM
Thanks Rezza, thanks Fran!! :)

Fran, I haven't received any compliments in the gym either. :) Just a word of encouragement. In fact, only a few compliments in general, in the gym or otherwise. But yea, Rezza, congrats on getting complimented! That must have been awesome. :)

We females gotta stick together!

Just some girl
10-17-2002, 07:33 PM
hmm...ok, despite what I said earlier, I tallied up my cals for today and I think I'm at around 850. I'm not positive how accurate that is, but I cannot be off by more than 100 kcalories or so, I would guess, and I thought I was being generous with my 850 estimate. So....I think I'm gonna go get something to eat. Blarg. Ok, that's all.

ectx
10-18-2002, 08:32 AM
Hey girly, Awesome workout. I really love it when you kick your own ass. :) I too like girls in the gym...lots of them. :p *lol* Don't be discouraged by that ass giving you funny looks. He probably found you attractive, and since B wasn't there he finally felt comfortable enough to glance over. He couldn't help and look like an assface. He was born that way. Anyway, just thought I'd give you props. for that awesome workout. Looks to me like you are about to own those chins.

ericg
10-18-2002, 08:44 AM
Crazy workout, sweet job on the pullups and those DB rows are crazy!! Very nice.

Alex.V
10-18-2002, 11:04 AM
I think you should deadlift sunday. :)

the doc
10-18-2002, 11:20 AM
:hello:

Just some girl
10-18-2002, 02:57 PM
wow, i feel so special. :) welcome to my journal, all. :D

bennett....it truly does suck. but whatever. i was only seriously pissed for like ten minutes. heh heh. too many aggressive hormones post workout. :angel:

ectx...maybe, though if that's the way he tries to get chicks, god help him! it looked more like he wanted to fight me than pick me up. but maybe the poor schmuck just has no game. :p

ericg....thank you! :D hehe. i enjoyed this workout so much. im definitely gonna have to continue to kick my butt regularly, because it is a wonderful feeling. (me = crack addict)

B...you always think i should deadlift. and its been ages since i've squatted. but i'll see. not quite sure how sunday is going to work anyway.

doc...:clap: hi! :hello:

ok, now that i've finished greeting everyone properly, im gonna just take a moment and be a bit silly. (i feel a little like a bit of a "girlie girl" writing about this now, but what the hell...its relevant and im excited so im gonna share).

BEGINNING GIRLIE PART OF POST
So i have been fitting into a lot of clothes of mine that I have not fit into in a long while (like, since high school or freshman year of college, this being my senior year of college). And im not sure exactly how much weight i've lost, but its a bit more than i last reported, i think. gonna give myself about a full week to "recover" from having gone out of town and then i'll weigh in again. But so i know the order in which my clothes (pants, mostly) ceased to fit, and ive been working my way back through them (ones that stopped fitting most recently to ones that stopped fitting the longest ago), but I hadn't tried all of my old things on yet. So I just finished trying on all of my pants that are hanging in my closet and they all fit. :clap: :D the only ones i havent tried on yet are a few pairs (all the exact same style of pants) that i think were the very first to stop fitting. so i will try those on soon to see how far i've come.

then i got excited and decided to see how i looked in some of my dresses and skirts. well a skirt i bought about this time last year that i really love it too big on me now. :cry: but my senior prom dress fits again! (i love that dress to death) and so for the final article of clothing, i tried on the shortest little dress i own that i think ive only gotten up the guts to wear once. of course its a strappy little summer dress that i wont be able to wear for about half a year anyway because of the weather, but what the hell. (i carry my weight more in my butt and thighs/legs, so short skirts have almost never been my thing). but i put it on and i think i actually looked pretty damn good in it. :) i was pretty happy with the way my legs looked, which is very not typical for me. and i liked the way my shoulders, arms, and back looked in it too.
ENDING GIRLIE PART OF POST

but the craziest thing of all, though, about this little summer dress was that it was tight up top (but not in the usual way!!). i swear to god it is tighter because my back and my lats have gotten bigger. not much, of course, but some. and when i was talking on the phone just before i was kinda rubbing my back because it is very sore from yesterday, and I noticed that I was flexing my lat and I COULD FEEL IT! I mean, like I could feel the definition of the muscle, which I have never been able to do prior to now. Ok, that was a little bit exciting.

Yep, a bit of a silly uber-female post, but hey, whatever. i was happy. so there. :p

the doc
10-18-2002, 05:03 PM
glad you're pleased with the results of your hard work Andrea!

BennettBoy
10-18-2002, 07:33 PM
I love the way you so vividly describe all your lifts. It almost makes me think I am in the gym watching as you workout.

Franjipani
10-19-2002, 01:28 AM
Originally posted by Just some girl
.....i was pretty happy with the way my legs looked, which is very not typical for me. and i liked the way my shoulders, arms, and back looked in it too

..... I mean, like I could feel the definition of the muscle, which I have never been able to do prior to now. Ok, that was a little bit exciting.

Go u good thang :thumbup:. Its the most sen-fricken-sational feeling to know that your constant hard work & discipline is paying off......

Its interesting to note that lifting really does change your entire body shape which certainly has been a pleasant surprise for me too.....

Cherish this moment !:angel:

Just some girl
10-19-2002, 03:30 PM
Bennett...so that was you givin' me the stare down the other day! ah hah! :p

Franji...it is funny how it does really change the shape. like i have said before, i carry most of my weight (read, fat) in my butt and thighs, but recently i've begun to notice that my body has a bit more of the V shape than i had ever noticed before. Which makes me think my back and shoulders are ever so slightly getting bigger. It's cool. Very cool. But kinda strange at the same time, no?

Chest/Biceps day today:

Barbell bench--
55 x 8 x 1, 65 x 6 x 1, 75 x 6 x 1, 85 x 2 x 1(last rep forced), 70 x 8 x 1

Apparently it was benching season at the gym. You know, kinda like deer season, but minus the hunters to thin out the herds. Really gets annoying. And I know I'm being stupid, but it always kinda frosts me that guys see a bench with smaller weights on it, of the variety that I use, and interpret that to mean that no one is using the bench. Because small weights are the same as no weights, right? I guess a lot of it is due to the fact that people never rerack their ****, but still, its really freakin' annoying. I feel like I'm fending a pack of wolves off of a juicy cut of meat. OK, enough with the wordy prose (Bennett, I blame you for encouraging me. ;) ). Anyway, not too much useful to say here. No PRs or whatever, but still felt like relatively solid BP sets. Oh, one funny thing. For my set with 85, when I got to the bottom on the second rep, the bar stalled out. Ok, i stalled out. Whichever. :) And B says to me "yea, good, pause it!" full well knowing i'm pushing with all I got. He does help me push it up eventually, but not before i started laughing my ass off. Once it was reracked, I rolled off the bench laughing. Hehe. Oops.

DB bench--
30 x 7 x 2

Erm...not quite a PR. I've done 30 for seven before (it was a PR then) but I've never done 30 for 7 for two sets before. Whoop! Uh...anyway...hehe. Actually, what's funny here is that i almost feel like the second set was easier. As if my body needed a set to remind itself what it was doing and then it was more prepared. Perhaps I should think about doing more warmup sets with some of these lifts, and not just the big ones like BB bench and such. I dunno. Just a thought bangin around in my empty noggin.

DB flies--
15 x 10 x 2

Same ol'. Pretty much. I feel like each rep is decently difficult, but I don't seem to get to a rep that I tank out on. I just stop at 10 because...well...it's 10. But in a way 10 doesn't feel that much harder than rep 4. Not sure what this means.

Concentration curls--
25 x 8 x 1, 25 x 7 x 1

I was a little self conscious during these, I think because there were just a lot of people in that area. All of them male. I don't like people. They make me nervous. lol. ok, maybe not, but sometimes too many males when I'm doing something a lot of them are competitive about makes me feel a bit strange. Like either they are gonna think the amount I'm using is miniscule or that it's big and scary. I don't know what's up with me these days, I am just too aware of those around me. Maybe I need to get some music to listen to so I cant block them all out. Not that it really distracts me, just...eh, i dunno. (I just checked and realized my 8 reps was a PR. silly me. so now it is marked as such.)

Hammer curls--
20 x 6 x 1, 15 x 10 x 1

WHEEE!! 15s felt light (relatively) after the 20s. Hehehe. Oh, also what I got a kick out of was that at the same time I was doing my first set of these with 20s, there was a dude next to me doing hammer curls (thought slightly differently) going the exact same pace, started at just about the exact same time, doing like 25s. The weight wasn't really important, it was just funny to be like in sync with someone. (Ok, i'm finding that very few of my comments are useful and enlightening about my actual lifts today. Oh well.)

Diet--Yesterday was really pretty good until I got to dinner. I went out with two of my girlfriends. And I kept it completely healthy except for one and a half small glasses of wine and then some dessert. So not awful. Just not quite on. Ah well. Still probably alright. And today thus far I have eaten two luna bars. Not really enough, but its fine because I'm going out to dinner with friends again, so it gives me some room to not be perfect and still not go over calorically.

Sleep--not enough. way not enough. went to a sorority function last night, and even though i came home from it very early, it started at 11, and I got there at 11:30 so that doesn't say too much). and then this am i had to get up around 8 to be at work by 9. so...not enough sleep. will be better tonight.

That's all. Thank you and goodnight! (uh...hehe. :D)

ectx
10-19-2002, 05:43 PM
Originally posted by Just some girl

Barbell bench--
55 x 8 x 1, 65 x 6 x 1, 75 x 6 x 1, 85 x 2 x 1(last rep forced), 70 x 8 x 1

Apparently it was benching season at the gym. You know, kinda like deer season, but minus the hunters to thin out the herds. Really gets annoying. And I know I'm being stupid, but it always kinda frosts me that guys see a bench with smaller weights on it, of the variety that I use, and interpret that to mean that no one is using the bench. Because small weights are the same as no weights, right? I guess a lot of it is due to the fact that people never rerack their ****, but still, its really freakin' annoying. I feel like I'm fending a pack of wolves off of a juicy cut of meat. OK, enough with the wordy prose (Bennett, I blame you for encouraging me. ;) ). Anyway, not too much useful to say here. No PRs or whatever, but still felt like relatively solid BP sets. Oh, one funny thing. For my set with 85, when I got to the bottom on the second rep, the bar stalled out. Ok, i stalled out. Whichever. :) And B says to me "yea, good, pause it!" full well knowing i'm pushing with all I got. He does help me push it up eventually, but not before i started laughing my ass off. Once it was reracked, I rolled off the bench laughing. Hehe. Oops.


LMAO @ Bench hunting season. I hate it when people are circling the benches like vultures. Nice imagery in your "wordy prose" girly. ;) LMAO @ B telling you to pause it too. My spotter did the same thing to me yesterday on OH bb press. He was like "good, give that last one all you've got" and I was like "spot"..."spot"..."spot or I kill you if this freaking bar doesn't kill me first". So he spots and tells me..."we need to come up with some word or something that tells me to spot you"...And that word would be, drumroll please...SPOT. Dumbass. I really can't blame him. He's kind of new to lifting weights (says the newbie who asked for a spot, hehe).

Don't worry about the glass of wine. Think of it as a healthy dose of antioxidants. ;) Reminds me of the last time I had a bit to drink. I'd been good for almost 9 months and I made up for it all in one night. When I got up the room was spinning and I thought "why is the room spinning?". Then I remembered, "oh, I'm hung over". And that instantly seemed to placate the spinning room. :D

Oh yeah, and Kudos on your "girlie post". Never be afraid to post stuff like that. It's your journal, and it's your personal triumph, and it was ace that you felt that way. Changing your body is truly an awesome thing. :thumbup:

Okay, I think I've passed my quota for the use of smilies in a single post any self respecting male should have.

Alex.V
10-19-2002, 05:48 PM
You've completely passed it. Somebody stop this man. :)

Hey, I thought maybe she had a little left. What good would I be doing her if I grabbed the bar and said "Okay you're done." :)

It was ridiculous how many people were using the benches. Andrea, we shoulda hired somebody to stand guard every time you went to get a glass of water. :D

And my smiley total is 3. Less than your 4, ec.

Just some girl
10-19-2002, 06:26 PM
ectx...thanks! everything you said was extremely sweet and made me feel very good. :) its funny how i do hesitate sometimes to post girlie or silly stuff in my journal. (i usually end up doing it anyway, dont get me wrong ;) there is just that moment of hesitation. :p)

B...totally wasn't a criticism. in fact, it was hilarious. i believe i had trouble breathing, not so much from being unable to lift 85 for the second rep on my own, but from laughing my ass off. :D

oh and...


Originally posted by Belial
we shoulda hired somebody to stand guard every time you went to get a glass of water. :D

...wait, I thought that was your job... :scratch: ....:p

smiley count: 6. :clap:
...er...make that 7...hehe.

Just some girl
10-20-2002, 03:00 PM
Today was a good workout, I think. My legs began to feel sore/really worked while I was still in the gym, so I'm thinkin' it was a pretty good one.

Legs day:

Squats--
65 x 8 x 1, 85 x 8 x 1, 115 x 5 or 6 x 1, 115 x 2 x 2, 80 x 9 x 1

Wow, that looks like more than I thought I was doing, but I guess I was there doin' 'em for a while, so makes sense. I have not done squats in what feels like forever. So part of the reason why these are not as heavy as I have gone in the past is that I feel really rusy in the movement and really uncertain as to how much I can push it. One thing is for damn sure, though, my lower back has gotten a million times stronger (thanks deadlifts!). I used to squat with my back almost perfectly vertical, and any significant leaning forward from this and i would tank out at the bottom of the squat. Today I found that I couldn't very easily make myself squat with my back up, because I found that leaning forward a bit allowed me to go somewhat deeper, and I was able to use my lower back muscles to help pull myself back up. 'Twas an interesting discovery. For the second set with 115, the second rep was interesting because I hit a sticking point on the way up. I didn't ever stop moving, but my progress upwards became so gradual at one point I thought I might have stopped. I have never encountered my squat sticking point before, so that was cool. Also, the last set with 80 was the most incredible set of squats I have ever done. I have NEVER gone as deep as I did with these. I went so deep that I actually experienced the stretch reflex or whatever. I literally popped out of the bottom of each rep. Coo'ness. ;)
All in all, I feel like my squat has been completely transformed because of the new strength in certain muscle groups and just the coming back to it having to relearn. It is interesting, and i can't wait to see what will happen with them next. But even though the result of this time off has been the fact that I have found out some new things about it and how to do them better, I am definitely going to be religious from now on about alternating squats and deads on leg day so I don't have to feel rusty on either again.

SLDLs--
95 x 8 x 1, 115 x 6 x 1

Used straps for the second set because my grip didn't feel so solid during the first set. Nothing exciting here except that at one point during the second set my glutes were burning so badly I wasn't sure I was going to be able to finish straightening up. :p but i did. so it's hokay.

Leg press--
2plates+10lbs per side x 10 x 1, 2plates+15lbs per side x 10 x 2

All of my thigh muscles were tired by this point, and this really made me feel it. Yipes. Good stuff though. I'm working on pushing it harder here. For some reason it is sometimes hard to do that. Maybe because I'm almost reclining when seated in the leg press. I have done a better job pushing it in past weeks, but still I think that I pushed it on the leg press today harder than I used to (many months ago).
Oh shite, I almost forgot! God bless safety stops!! Today at the end of my last set here I thought I had hooked the thingie that holds the weight up when you are not pressing it (god im good with the technical terms, eh?) and so I removed my feet from the sled and **BOOM!!** the freakin thing comes crashing down and slams into the safety stop. ****. I gots ta be more careful. I was almost made a lot thinner than even I want to be!

Calf raises--
3plates+15lbs per side x 10 x 1, 4plates+15lbs per side x 10 x 1, 5plates+15lbs per side x 12 x 1

I messed up here from what I usually do. Typically I start with the 4 plates and change per side for 10, then 5 plates and change for 10, then 3 plates and change for high reps. This week though for some reason I got confused and messed it up, starting with the three plates instead of four. So I still did three sets, but I just pushed it with the 5 plates for as many as I could (only 2 extra than normal) instead of still trying to drop it down to 3 plates and change for high reps. I think it was alright. I got some burnin in my calves from lactic acid, but not as much as with very high reps. Still, not a big deal.

Diet--stress fucks it up. heh. going out of town fucked it up too though didn't it? well, whatever. stress really does a number on it. but today has been on so far. so i have hope. I do need to be careful though because I have discovered that keeping my diet strict is what keeps my stomach looking nice. Its funny how when my tummy looks a little flabbier than I would like, I still initially think "Oh ****, I need to do more crunches" instead of realizing that I cannot spot reduce and I just need to get my diet strict again. It's ok, though. Because recognizing that is progress in a way. So...yea. :)

Sleep--Good! Well, sorta. I stayed up WAY too late last night. But made up for it by sleeping later than I should have. But I needed to. Needed the break.

Other--got a lil' bit o' cardio in today too. :)

Later!

Just some girl
10-21-2002, 10:33 PM
I've decided that for the next week, perhaps two, I'm going to post a detailed list of my daily diet in here in addition to my work out and ramblings. Reason being I feel that I've been very dedicated to the gym lately, have been pushing it hard every time I go, but my dedication and motivation outside of the gym in terms of my diet has been lacking. So I'm going to make myself accountable by posting it on here. I'm also going to do an experiment for about a week taking 4 Xenadrine a day (I think one at a time though, because two at once makes me very jittery). I don't know if Xenadrine works well for me as an aide to weight loss (I tried it this summer and didn't notice anything, but workouts and diet weren't in order, plus I wasn't super consistent about it, so we'll see). Finally, I also think that I am going to start taking a few nights a week this pill that B gave me a long time ago that I have only taken once. I foget what it's called but it's supposed to be "chemical exercise". I don't think I'm going to do that this week, though. I'll hold off till next week and see if I still feel like trying it. That's all.

Alex.V
10-21-2002, 10:34 PM
Lipokinetix, babe. Usinic acid. :) Them's the peels.

Franjipani
10-22-2002, 02:11 AM
Originally posted by Just some girl
I've decided that for the next week, perhaps two, I'm going to post a detailed list of my daily diet in here in addition to my work out and ramblings.

It certainly puts you on the straight & narrow when you know you have to write it in your journal.... Your tummy will be safe from those wicked temptations..hee hee

btw.. I think you & B have put a spell on the smilies....they not working :-(

Just some girl
10-22-2002, 09:51 PM
Lipokinetix...there ya go. those. and i am going to wait until next week to start taking them.

Fran...yea, it certainly does make you be better to know you have to write everything down.

Ok, so I suck, but I didn't get to the gym today. I think I jinxed myself by saying how good i have been lately. lol. oh well. its ok, the workout won't get missed. I will do it tomorrow after I get back from my dance class and eat some dinner. OR if i can't make myself do that (but i really want to! its just harder to make workouts happen later in the day) then i'll combine Shoulders/Tris with my usual Back/Abs on Thursday.

As vowed, here is my diet from today. I was very good. Actually, I really wasn't very hungry today. And I discovered from the past few days of eating some of the bad stuff that I usually like, I didn't really enjoy any of it too much. I don't know. I'm probably going to jinx myself now by saying this, but recently I just haven't enjoyed eating some of the things that I usually do even though I feel guilty when I eat them. So realizing this is (assuming it keeps up) is going to make it easier to stay clean with diet. *prays previous statement will not come back to bite me in the butt*

DIET:
Meal 1: 1/2 toasted wheat bagel (175 kcal)
Meal 2: 1/2 Promax Meal Replacement Bar (145 kcal)
Meal 3: 1/2 Promax Meal Replacement Bar (145 kcal)
Meal 4: Cajun chicken sandwich/burger thing (350 kcal)
Meal 5: 4 oz top round london broil, small slice of parmasean cheese, rice (~380 kcal)
Meal 6: Salad, lettuce, tomato, onion, some croutons, tiny bit of ranch dressing (~150 kcal...something like that)

Total kcals: 1345 (food calculator program has me at 1369...same thing basically)
Protein: 122g (~36%)
Carbs: 139g (~42%)
Fat: 33g (~22%)

And I took 3 Xenadrine today I believe. It is possible I took 4 (I may have forgotten I took one at one point, but I think its more likely it was 3). That's it.

ectx
10-22-2002, 10:25 PM
Originally posted by Just some girl

Meal 5: 4 oz top round london broil, small slice of parmasean cheese, rice (~380 kcal)

HMMMMMMMM. I think I'll go buy some steak and eat that tomorrow. I love dead cow. *salivates uncontrollably*

I noticed a complete lack of emoticons in this last post. Are you "abstaining" too?

JUST SAY NO TO EMOTICONS!

Alex.V
10-22-2002, 10:28 PM
And it was WELL COOKED steak, I might add. *bows*

Just some girl
10-22-2002, 10:33 PM
nope, not abstaining. never abstaining...from emoticons! just in a blah mood.

and yes, very nicely cooked. as always. *golf clap* :p (<--- it just slipped out)

Alex.V
10-22-2002, 10:37 PM
Not abstaining from much of anything, really.

(ooh, ****.)



SORRY! Ending degeneration.

ectx
10-22-2002, 10:38 PM
B, yo, man, we had a deal here...well cooked = no E. coli. No E. coli=no job for ec. Dang. I'll let it slide this time since it's you yo. Just don't let it happen again....and remember...broad spectrum antibiotics...for everyone. Muahahahaha.

*commends B for his culinary skills*

ectx
10-22-2002, 10:41 PM
Originally posted by Belial
Not abstaining from much of anything, really.

(ooh, ****.)



SORRY! Ending degeneration.

*insert eyes bugging out emoticon here*

Just some girl
10-23-2002, 10:32 PM
lol. sorry boys, i'm gonna just pretend I didn't see those comments. wouldn't know how to respond anyway...:angel:

Today in addition to my dance class (which I wasn't very motivated in, but still it was hard work, so cardio from that) I made up the shoulders/triceps workout i missed yesterday. I just need to remember tomorrow that I worked out late tonight so that if my pullups tomorrow morning don't go as well as I would like, I won't spaz out at myself.

Shoulder/Triceps:

Seated DB press--
25 x 8 x 1, 25 x 7 x 1

Ouch. Hard. Did only two sets because I knew I was going to be working out again like 12 hours later, so...yea. I make funny faces when doing these. Heh. But I think I'm getting better with these. I do feel in control of them, just, you know, I could be more in control. But no complaints.

Hang clean/Push press--

Just learning the motion, basically. Did some hang cleans with bar (45lbs), then some with 55lbs. Trying to get the form down. Apparently I try to muscle the weight up and don't use enough momentum. Tried to work on it. Then did some hang clean/push press with 55lbs for 6, then for 4, then for 2. I think. These are strange on my wrists because they kinda stretch them slightly uncomfortably. But I am gonna try to work on wrist and tricep flexibility here. Anyway, yea, interesting lift. Oh, and it was also interesting all the silly benchers who were watching me and B as he taught me how to do these. Lol. Stupid boys. ;)

Lateral raises--
15 x 8 x 1, 10 x 10 x 1

Form was not the best on the first few reps with 15 and got down right ****ty by the last few reps. Throwing the extra exercise in there between DB press and this must have helped tire me out more, so I just dropped it back to 10 and did slow reps. I hate it when form falls apart, so I'm glad I sucked it up and did this, ego aside.

Bent over lateral raises--
10 x 10 x 2

Form strict, slow reps, attempting to avoid antics of B while doing these. Bad boy. tuttut lol

Skullcrushers/CGBP--
35 x 10 x 1, 45 x 6 skulls + 7 cgbp x 1

CGBP always kill my tris. Arms collapse afterwards. Feel so tired. It's crazy. But nice. Skulls with 35 were good. With 45s were heavy, but still good. I think I tanked on the last skull though, and needed assistance.

Tricep pushdowns--
80 x 4.5 x 1, 70 x 8 x 1

Lol. Tris just stopped working on that first set. Well, they stopped working at the end of the second set, too. But they just died halfway through first set. Hehehe.

Felt like a nice workout. It's always a tad strange working out at the end of the day. I just hope it doesn't totally shoot my pullups to **** tomorrow morning. I know there is a good chance it will and I'm trying to prep myself now, but still....I know I'll be sad if it does. I'm turning into a meathead. grrrr....

Diet--
Meal 1: 1/2 whole wheat bagel (~175kcal)
Meat 2: Luna bar, "peanut butter and jelly" flavor (170kcal)
Meal 3: Balance bar, "yogurt honey peanut" flavor (200kcal)
Meal 4: ~1.25 cups Vegetable soup (~150kcal); large salad with some tuna, lettuce, spinach, tomato, cucumber, onion, carrot, garbanzo beans, olives, little bit of cheddar cheese, and approx 1tbsp ranch dressing (~450ish calories...my food program has it at like 460-470...something like that)
Meal 5: Balance bar, "almond brownie" flavor (200kcal)

Total kcals-- 1366
Protein-- 98g (~28%)
Carbs-- 164g (~48%)
Fat-- 36g (~24%)

Also took 4 Xenadrine today. And a mulitvitamin. Was down about a pound or so from yesterday, but then who knows what that means from one day to the next. I think I am gonna weight myself every day this week, but I'm mostly concerned with what I weighted on day on (this past Tuesday morning, yesterday) and what I will weight next Tuesday morning, to see the progress of one week.

Other-- Yes, my Diet and Nutrition teacher was right. I am obsessive. Whatever. I don't care. I think I'm actually being healthy with my obsessing, and once I'm at my goal, I will relax. So it's ok.

Phew these updates with diet **** in them take so long!!! That's all. Nite! :)

ectx
10-23-2002, 10:55 PM
Originally posted by Just some girl

Hang clean/Push press--

Just learning the motion, basically. Did some hang cleans with bar (45lbs), then some with 55lbs. Trying to get the form down. Apparently I try to muscle the weight up and don't use enough momentum. Tried to work on it. Then did some hang clean/push press with 55lbs for 6, then for 4, then for 2. I think. These are strange on my wrists because they kinda stretch them slightly uncomfortably. But I am gonna try to work on wrist and tricep flexibility here. Anyway, yea, interesting lift. Oh, and it was also interesting all the silly benchers who were watching me and B as he taught me how to do these. Lol. Stupid boys. ;)


Cool. This is something I want to learn how to do. I've only seen one guy do hang cleans at my gym before. I see him regularly so I may ask him to show me how to do a hang clean next time he does it. Funny how before I started using this site I'd never go up to the meatheads in the gym and ask questions...now, if I have a question on form or a particular exercise I won't hesitate to ask a more experienced lifter...of course, I try to be quick and not mess with them if they're zoning, but I still ask. Haven't run into a single a**hole yet.

LOL @ the bench vultures.

Oh yeah...great workout...and you eat way too many protein bars. I know they're convenient and I do it too sometimes *snicker*
<-----can be a hypocrite sometimes.

Just some girl
10-24-2002, 01:03 AM
i know i do. but today (and days like today) was especially bad because i had work. I can never plan ahead and figure out something to get or make for lunch that is a sensible thing, so I always end up just popping into the grocery store next door to work and grabbing a bar or two (usually protein/carb bar though, not strictly protein). My goal is to stop eating as many of these and eat more real food. But another complicating factor is that living on campus, if I need some food that is healthy, especially after the dining hall has closed, those things are really about all there is. I could of course go to the real store, buy some food, and keep it in my room. But its hard to plan ahead like that, and plus, I don't really like having food in my room because then I can eat it. Lol. Um, right. Like, if i have food i like readily available, its tempting. something im working on but....right.

and if this post makes no sense its because its almost 3am and I just woke up to go to the bathroom, and decided to sit down at my comp on the way back. side note...i think im gonna take less Xenadrine tomorrow, or make sure I get them in earlier or something, because I am definitely having issues falling asleep, and there is no way normally I would wake up and be this alert so soon. Which is fine, except that its not the morning and Im still tired. And ive never had problems sleeping, so this is freakin annoying.

Another side note, this one really not related...but im thinking about it having just walked back from the bathroom...i cannot believe how freaked out i am. a few weeks back a girl was attacked on campus in her dorm bathroom (which was LOCKED at the time) at like 5am, her dorm being a few away from mine. campus is now in a bit of an uproar because this is not at all the first time this has happened, and they think it may have been a student who did it, they are changing the locks on all the bathrooms to limit access even more, and now I am completely freaked out. Our bathroom is TINY, like, i step in the door, i look around and i can immediately see if anyone else is anywhere in it. Only two showers, two stalls, one row of sinks. And I do look all around in all the corners as soon as I step in. Yet the few times I have gotten up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night, from the moment i unlock my door until the moment I am back in my room and have relocked the door, I am nervous. I cannot believe how much that attack has scared me. I feel unreasonable in my fear, but i really am afraid. its crazy....

ok, im done rambling and im going to go back to bed. goodnight.

the doc
10-24-2002, 05:28 AM
There are lots of wierdos around durham... that really blows.
Up here we have a serial rapist :(

now get to bed woman!

Just some girl
10-24-2002, 10:23 AM
This world is a ****ed up place some times, thats for damn sure. I just hate feeling vulnerable as a female. Anyway...

Today was a mix of a good and a kinda lackluster workout. Pullups were good, I think I pushed it with them, but having worked out just 12 hrs ago and having slept very strangely in between then and now, I wasn't full strength. And I got in the gym a little late. So some things were cut short. But I really don't think that's too big of a deal.

Back/Abs:

Pullups--
bw+10lbs x 4reps, bw x 5reps, bw+2.5 x 2 paused reps, bw x 2reps, bw x 2reps
Total=15 pullups

First set had about 5lbs of assist on the last rep, so that's good. Better than I've done before since I've only gotten 3 reps with +10lbs I believe. Also, I sorta achieved my goal of 5 bw pullups in a row. I didn't get any assist on them, but B touched my sides on the last rep so psychologically that was helpful. I know it seems maybe nitpicking, but I really wanna be able to crank out 5 totally without any assistance, physical or otherwise. So I'm still aiming for 5 bw without help. But I'm happy with that. :) (that deserved an emoticon ;)) Paused reps were up halfway with one sec pause, to top with one sec pause, back to half way with one sec pause, down with short pause, up to half way pause, up to top pause, down halfway pause, down. Except that once I got back down to the bottom, gettin back up was HARD! So I had assistance from there on out. Last two sets were just to make 15 total. Was exhausted after these were finished.

DB rows--
40 x 10 x 1, 40 x 8 x 1

Need to work on relaxing my wrist so I am not making my bicep work so hard (so says B). Not sure how to do this, but I'll try to work on it. Did not want to do set two on these. Lol. I was punking out by this point. Me tiiiiiiiiiiiiired! Boo. Just didn't really have it in me to kick my own ass today. Oh well.

Skipped Biangular rows, traps fried from yesterday, shoulders too, back tired from pullups, just couldn't make myself do it.

Inclined (or declined, whatever...on a bench with a slope ;)) unweighted crunches--
2 sets of 15

I did these faster today than I usually do, but the first set was done slower than the second and not that much faster than normal. Once again speed was greater here because I was tired and doing these slow and brutal seemed like a huge task. Still, these are good. Shoulda maybe done a third set to make up for the increased speed, but...what can i say?

Skipped weighted side bends because...blah blah. i suck. that's all.

Hanging leg raises--
1 set of 6

Purely for sh*ts and giggles while waitin for B to finish up his shrugs. :p

I'm actually not that upset with my workout today. I wasn't totally motivated to push it super hard, but I don't think I wussed out. I was genuinely tired, I pushed it hard during pullups, and after that I just didn't have a ton to give. I'm ok with that. So while I'm kinda bitching about it, I really am not upset. :)

Diet--
Meal 1: 1/2 wheat bagel (~175kcal)
Meal 2: Promax meal replacement bar (290kcal)
Meal 3: Cajun chicken sandwich/burger (~350kcal)
Meal 4: 1/2 wheat bagel (~175kcal)
Meal 5: 1.5 cups minestrone soup (~190kcal, according to food calculator program), Cajun chicken sandwich/burger (~350kcal)

Total calories: 1530
Protein: 131g (~35%)
Carbs: 181g (~48%)
Fat: 28g (~17%)

Whoops! So I was wrong the first time, my food calculator wasn't calculating things right. Ratios are right now. Anyway...kcals higher today, but that's what i intended. I haven't been hungry the past few days which has been suggested to me might be a sign of not eating enough cals. So I aimed a little higher today. And didn't get a whole lot of variety but oh well. Oh, and something weird...I kinda had to make myself choke down that last meal. Strange stuff. I just wasn't hungry. But I was light-headed, so I ate.

Sleep--heh. see my last post. slept so fitfully. gonna take the xenadrine by earlier in the day so that doesnt happen again. it sucked. i still got a decent amount of sleep, but man, strange stuff. plus i had some weird dreams. oy.

Scale--weighed myself this am and it appears I theoretically am down 1.5lbs from yesterday. Though my scale has always been a bit whacked out. So who knows. But maybe Xenadrine is helping me shed some water weight since with all that caffeine is a diuretic and all...eh, who cares. I feel like im looking better, so thats good enough.

Other--I hope to god these guys they have caught are the sniper(s). Then that'll be one less thing scary as **** that is out there on the loose.

That's it. Have a nice day. ;)

PowerManDL
10-24-2002, 10:32 AM
Chip in $500 a week and I'll stay up all night in the hallway with a crowbar. I'll bring the Sig for $700 a week.

Alex.V
10-24-2002, 03:33 PM
Originally posted by Just some girl
I feel like im looking better, so thats good enough.

Yeah y'are. :)

I don't care what you say, given the fact that you were in the gym only 12 hours prior to this workout and got lousy sleep, you still made progress. It's not punking out if you've already set a personal best and then decide you've had enough.

Keep those calories up!

Paul Stagg
10-24-2002, 03:49 PM
You do hang clean + press?

Quite obviously, you could put a whippin' on any attacker.

Seriously - get some mace or pepper spray, and put it on your key ring... and take it everywhere. Either that, or take B everywhere.

Keep up the great work.

ectx
10-24-2002, 04:16 PM
LMAO @ your 3:00 am shakiness...not because of the attacker bit...but because I can relate to late night Xenadrine wakeups. When I was taking it this would happen to me quite often. I had to ramp up to full dose...2 pills/day for 1 week and then 4 pills. I also couldn't take them past 7:00 or I'd wake up at 3:00 am and start posting...hehe.

Looks like, despite what you may think, you had an awesome workout. What was it a very wise Girly once said in my journal?...oh yeah, it's all about perspective....all about perspective.

It is a crazy messed up world we live in. I'm with Uncle Pauly, get some mace or pepper spray and make sure you put some hurtin' on the foo'. Others in here might suggest you get yourself a crowbar. Either will do.

Just some girl
10-24-2002, 07:30 PM
Powerman, thanks for the offer, but I think i'll be alright. and i hate to admit it, but I don't know what a sig is....

B, thanks. :)

Paul, as for taking B everywhere, well...for some reason I think that might not work. But the mace is actually not a bad idea. I should look into that.

EC, yea, three am shakiness sucks. But i limited myself to three Xenadrine today and had them all before 3:30, so I think I should be alright tonight. I hope. You're right, it is all about perspective, and I suppose today's workout wasn't bad. I've just kinda been a little grumpy all day. Oh well.

Thanks for posting, guys. :)

Miss Rezza
10-24-2002, 11:02 PM
Doing real well.... as always!!

Good to see the cals rising a little!:thumbup:

Oh, BTW "ignorance is bliss" when it comes to all the **** that goes on in the world :(

Just some girl
10-25-2002, 09:29 PM
Thanks Rezz. :) Yea, sadly in terms of the world around us, knowing less is often much much better.

So eating in general was a bit focked up today, and cals weren't as high as yesterdays which maybe they should have been, but due to work, my eating was all messed up. I had breakfast before work, which started at 10:30. Then I didn't get a lunch break...or lunch...today. So I didn't eat again until 6:40ish when I left work. Oops. And I forgot to take any Xenadrine today (I think I forgot to mention though that I took three yesterday). And I haven't taken my vitamin yet. Oy. So today looked like this...

Diet:
Meal 1: wheat bagel (~350kcal)
Meal 2: Luna bar (170kcal)
Meal 3: 3 soft chicken tacos with salsa (~600kcal) and some asparagus (~30kcal)
Meal 4: "Cookies 'n Cream" Cliff bar (230kcal)
"Meal" 5: pieces of dried apple (~55kcal) sparkling cider (~175kcal) and a few pieces of chewy strawberry candy (~100kcal)

Total calories-- 1736
Protein-- 95g (~25%)
Carbs-- 248g (~64%)
Fat-- 20g (~11%)

Whoops. Ok, last intake there was late at night while watching a movie with some of my girlfriends. But since there were foods like pizza, chips and dip, and oreo cookies, in addition to the sparkling cider (and the apple pieces provided by myself) I feel like I did pretty well resisting temptation. Not that I was truly tempted....but....and I wasn't really hungry for what I ate, but I wanted to nibble on something while watching the movie. And I'm probably still in a caloric deficit even though I messed up my ratios which had been for the most part ok until that point.

So that's it. My fat intake has been a bit low recently I think, tonight and it's silly carbs aside. I just don't know how to plan fat into my diet. I've gotten the hang of planning the protein into it, I just...well, anyway. Something to work on. Later.

Pup
10-25-2002, 09:35 PM
here's lil suggestion for fat in the diet...something i got from b a long time ago, 2 tbs of flax, mix it with a tsp of hershey's baking chocolate, 2tbs of coolwhip and freeze it, its like a dark chocolate mousse, gives ya an additional 28g of fat...:)

Just some girl
10-25-2002, 09:39 PM
interesting. but wont that cause me to have sweet cravings? I guess it doesnt have sugar because of the bakers chocolate...but...does it taste good? i mean...there must be a catch...

:)

Miss Rezza
10-25-2002, 09:39 PM
Originally posted by Just some girl
My fat intake has been a bit low recently I think. I just don't know how to plan fat into my diet.

I find incorporating fat into my diet pretty difficult also! But you gotta try and get a little bit in every meal (same as yer carbs and protein..... of course!!) What about just munchin' on a handful of nuts after a meal? that's like 12-15g of fat hands down! I luv avocado in a sandwich or rice etc. Wittle bit of Olive Oil perhaps? Or maybe just some flax...... which is something i really gotta start gettin my hands on!

Keep on kickin butt!! :whip:.... or whippin' (whichever you prefer ;) !!)

Pup
10-25-2002, 09:43 PM
actually andrea...there is no catch...its just a snack for ya to throw in at some time of the day to help with fat intake...i like the taste of it...i mean you can still tell there is flax in there, but its sure as hell better then flax outta the bottle.

...doesn't cause a sugar craving either!

Just some girl
10-25-2002, 09:47 PM
i guess one of the main reasons why i tend to avoid fat in my diet (well, im getting better, i dont avoid it any more, i just dont really seek it out as often as i should) is because i know its more calorically dense than protein or carbs so i will feel like im eating less (will be eating slightly less volume of food) if what i eat has more fat in it. So that's why I'm a little fat-shy. But that recipie does sound good...

Two questions for you, pup. How many calories does that lil' concoction have? (im a calorie nut, what can i say? ;)). And second...doesn't flax seed oil have omega-6 as well as omega-3 FAs in it? I thought that we generally get more than enough omega-6 in our diet (too much maybe) and that omega-3 would be all that one would need to supplement if they were looking to do so. Is that right about flax? and if so, are other things better to use? Just curious. Thanks! :)

Alex.V
10-25-2002, 09:50 PM
Originally posted by Miss Rezza

What about just munchin' on a handful of nuts after a meal?

:eek: :help:

Just some girl
10-25-2002, 09:54 PM
HEY!! Who said you could be inappropriate? Uh huh...uh huh...that's what I thought Mr. Inappropriately-Inappropriate! tuttut

besides, she said munch....i wouldn't ever so you needed get all worried...;)