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2004/01/11 14:14:37 (permalink)

Linzi's Journal

I have been reading some of your journals and have decided to keep one myself to hopefully help me progress.

I am 5'6 about 126ibs at the moment. I am 24 years old and my aim is to tone but I am not really interested in gaining massive muscles just toning and shaping my body.

Please excuse me as I don’t know all the correct names for the exercises but I know that you will correct me where needed.

I am going to post my diet and what training I do please feel free to give me any tips. The first things I think you will comment on is my diet. I do try but I work shifts and it can sometimes be a struggle to eat brilliantly.

I am going to start my journal properly from tomorrow but will give you a quick overview of this week so far.

I try to eat clean throughout the week and you will notice I do change between diets alot.

Get up - Protein, branflakes & semi skimmed milk
2 hours later - fruit or fruit bar
dinner - salad with turkey, tuna, chicken, beef. low fat yogurt.
2 hours later - fruit or fruit bar
tea - meat & veg or salad
before bed protein

I am training 3/4 days per week at the moment:

1 - Back/Biceps
2 - Chest Triceps
3 - Shoulders
4 - Legs

I do 3 exercises on each body part and am quite new to all this so I don’t lift very heavy at the moment.

My cardio is another area that I know I need to sort out. At the moment when I get to the gym I do 10 mins warm up before the session and 20 mins after the session. I am going to start running 3 mornings per week starting next week hopefully.

Thats all I think till tomorrow & thanks for reading!!
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    RE: Linzi's Journal 2004/01/11 20:27:14 (permalink)
    good on ya for makin a journal it'll help motivate you and see the progress u've made, routine wise u could do somin like this

    monday
    leg press, leg extension, lunge,standing calf raise, leg raise

    wednesday
    bench press, close grip bench press,triceps pushdown

    Friday
    pullup,pulley row, dumbell biceps curl, crunches on swiss ball, hyper extension

    4 every exercise u'll do 3 sets with 8-12 reps, then cardio 3 times a week before brekkie.Diet wise u should eat somin like this

    morn
    oats, skim milk, with whey

    three hours later- half a cup of almonds,banana, and apple

    lunch- fish/chicken/tofu/soya(try an not eat too much steak clogs ur arteries an sh1t) with rice and veg

    3 hours later- fat free yoghurt (not ones with fruit bits in em) and fruit

    dinner- fish/chicken with just salad

    before bed- half cup of cottage cheese, and half glass of skim milk.
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    RE: Linzi's Journal 2004/01/12 13:43:06 (permalink)
    Welcome to MT Linzi. A training journal is an excellent way to monitor progress and motivate yourself.
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    RE: Linzi's Journal 2004/01/12 15:52:17 (permalink)
    Well my first entry with training and what I have eaten today will go in tomorrow so that I can give a full days figures.

    I have been thinking today about my cheat day which I normally leave until Sunday. I wonder how much harm this is doing to my overall progress. I would love to cut it out but im i dont think it would be easy after being so strict for the whole of the week.[:I][:I]
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    RE: Linzi's Journal 2004/01/12 16:53:05 (permalink)
    one cheat day a week is acceptable as long as you don't go banana's. I normally tend to allow myself a cheat meal and some chocolate or something
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    RE: Linzi's Journal 2004/01/12 17:30:59 (permalink)
    I try not to go too mad but there is nothing like my mums sunday dinners with all the trimmings.

    My mouth is watering already and its only monday...oh dear[:0]
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    RE: Linzi's Journal 2004/01/12 20:27:03 (permalink)
    i find a whole cheat day a bit too much on a weekly basis. usually allow myself a few cheat foods. also, a couple of small cheats (eg extra spoon peanut butter, half avocado etc) during the week will make me less likely to overdo it on cheat day.

    used to have a huge problem with eating too much at mum's on sunday. now i make sure i eat a proper meal before i go so i'm not starving. sometimes i take packed lunches and allow myself to have very small portions of my mum's food.

    or you could even try asking your mum to do a healthier version - eg more veg, using cooking spray instead of dripping for potatoes etc. my mum would never agree to anything like this but its worth giving it a try!

    good luck!
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    RE: Linzi's Journal 2004/01/13 09:33:58 (permalink)
    drop the fruit bar, too many sugars, and u need more protein between 1.17-6.30, and some typa casein pre-bed.
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