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05-04-2004, 10:06 PM
I'm a 20 year old female, and I am currently cutting. Up to this point I have not been closely monitoring calories or activity level. I do cardio and weight train with my boyfriend (MicSoloist). I have had a knee injury that has kept me from participating as much as I would like to, but my doc has given me permission to train my upper body and do cardio in the pool or on the elliptical.

Current Stats


140 pounds

Waist: 32

Chest: 40.5

Arms: 13

Forearms: 10

Quads: 24

Calves: 14.5

Neck: 12.5

I'll be tracking my calories on FITDAY and I will be taking in 1500-1550 calories per day. I will take in 1g of protein for every pound of body weight per day, and keep carbs low.

My short term goal is to cut down to a low body fat percentage, and lose about 20 pounds. I will be posting my workout routines and daily caloric intake in this journal. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

05-04-2004, 10:08 PM
First post! Goodluck!

05-04-2004, 10:11 PM
Ok now that I got the first post...I think it's great that you are starting a journal. I read about your knee injury in Mic's journal earlier today(I read his journal because our stats our similiar). I also use fitday and I love it. Goodluck with everything I'm sure you will do fine:)

05-04-2004, 10:25 PM
Monday May 3, 2004 - BACK/BICEPS

Lever Pulldown(http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/LatissimusDorsi/LVCloseGripPulldown.html)

Set 1: 100 x 8
Set 2: 100 x 8
Set 3: 100 x 8

Lever Row

Set 1: 75 x 8
Set 2: 75 x 8
Set 3: 75 x 8
Set 4: 75 x 8
Set 5: 70 x 12

DB Shrugs

Set 1: 30's x 10
Set 2: 30's x 10
Set 3: 20's x 10

DB Curl

Set 1: 20's x 8
Set 2: 15's x 10
Set 3: 15's x 12

We had a short, intense, workout. I'm feeling sore in my traps and upper back. I feel like it was good overall.

I didn't track calories because I didn't start my journal until today(May 4, 2004) but I did limit my calories and had plenty of protein.

Tuesday May 4, 2004 - CHEST

** = Slight assistance from spotter

Flat DB Bench Press

Set 1: 30's x 8
Set 2: 30's x 8
Set 3: 25's x 10
Set 4: 25's x 12

Lever Chest Dip

Set 1: 90 x 8
Set 2: 90 x 8
Set 3: 90 x 8

Cable Cross-Overs

Set 1: 40(on each side) x 10
Set 2: 40(on each side) x 10
Set 3: 40(on each side) x 10

We were pressed for time today but our workout was very intense for the intire 45 minutes we were in the gym. It feels good to be working out with my boyfriend again. We really help and inspire each other. I know I will be very sore tomorrow after two solid workouts in two days. Tomorrow we return to the elliptical and do cardio. I hope my knee does okay. I'll be back tomorrow with results.


Mic Soloist
05-04-2004, 10:41 PM
Glad to see you got your journal up babe. And I'm glad we're training together again.

Now let's go kick some ASS!!!!

And don't tell anybody about my protein farts!!! :fart:

Saint Patrick
05-05-2004, 12:10 AM
Good luck w/ the journal.

05-05-2004, 10:41 PM
Wednesday May 5, 2004

Today I did 25 minutes of cardio on the elliptical, burned about 200 calories. I was cautious of hurting my knee, so I took it slow. I usually try do about 3 miles in 30 minutes, but I only did 2 in 25 today. Overall it feels great to be back on the horse.

05-07-2004, 08:22 AM
Thursday May 6, 2004 & Friday May 7, 2004

I took yesterday and today off due to all day work days. I am gonna do a light leg/shoulder workout saturday along with some cardio. I've been tracking calories and keeping it right at 1500. Yesterday my calories were a little low but I've been getting plenty of protein. Overall, things are coming along well.

Mic Soloist
05-08-2004, 11:01 PM

05-09-2004, 02:19 AM
Saturday May 8, 2004

Just got back from the gym. We had a very good workout

Seated DB Shoulder Press

Set 1: 20's x 8
Set 2: 20's x 7
Set 3: 20's x 8

Lying BB Tricep Extension

Set 1: 30 x 8
Set 2: 30 x 8
Set 3: 30 x 8

BB Upright Row

Set 1: 40 x 8
Set 2: 40 x 8
Set 3: 40 x 8

Cable Tricep Pushdown

Set 1: 70 x 8
Set 2: 70 x 8
Set 3: 80 x 10

I worked the rest of the day and I am very tired. Diet was clean but I had a baked potato late which I shouldn't have done.

05-09-2004, 06:12 AM
You're doing great, keep up the great work!


05-10-2004, 09:02 PM
Monday May 10, 2004

Lever Pulldown

Set 1: 110 x 10
Set 2: 110 x 10
Set 3: 110 x 10

Lever Rows

Set 1: 80 x 10
Set 2: 80 x 10
Set 3: 80 x 8
Set 4: 80 x 8

DB Shrugs

Set 1: 30's x 10
Set 2: 30's x 10
Set 3: 30's x 10

I was really tired tonight, but I had an fairly intense workout. I have to start giving myself more time at the gym. I cut things a little short tonight, but overall I'm feeling good about everything. Keeping calories right on point, and getting plenty of protein.

05-11-2004, 10:06 PM
Tuesday May 11, 2004

Today was an off day because I had to work all day.
Did 200 crunches at home.
Kept calories on target, and had plenty of protein.
Cardio tomorrow.