Mrs Manco wrote:
Hey Amber - just checked out your pictures again and you are WAY tinier than your last pic on Michelle's website! You super star!
I am feeling so bloated and disgusting right now that I read all the way through this topic and have re-motivated myself again because seeing how successful you have been is enough to get me going again!
I'm in with my PT again 3 x a week but need to do more as the weight seems to be stacking on on the days I don't train for some reason..
So, I was wondering if you could give me an idea of what you do in your cardio workouts? And perhaps some of the recipes you use?? Also, which protein powder do you use?
Sorry for all the questions..but YOU'RE AWESOME!!
haha - i'm not feeling so awesome at the moment!! a week of no gym + eating way too much of whatever i felt like + funny belly (and barely going to the toilet, TMI!) + alcohol + not enough water = stacks of weight. back in to training now though, and eating properly...so hopefully it'll all come off again soon! i'm also thinking of doing a body building competition in october, so that'll be a whole new journey!
in all honesty, i barely do cardio at all...this week i am, just because i'm annoyed at myself for letting go so much! but, when i was doing cardio, it was about 35 minute sessions:
12 minutes rowing at 30 strokes a minute (i think)
8 minutes fast walk/jog at a small incline on a treadmill
15 minutes on a bike - 2 mins steady pace, 1 minute as fast as possible, repeat til the 15 mins is up
12 minus walk at 12% incline
8 mins jog at 8% incline
10 minutes of 1 minute run at 0%, 30secs of jumping lunges (getting off, 30secs lunges, getting back on = 1 minute)
5 mins cool down
I have two different protein powders - a chocolate one, with a small amount of carbs and fat, and a fruit one with no carbs or fat. they are both made by "syntrax" and i get them from the body nurtrition centre in the city (next to fitness first, under woolworths). I use the chocolate one as a shake, or in pancakes - instead of flour - or other cooking and i use the fruit one to mix with nautral yoghurt, or in smoothies.
This week i'm restricting starchy carbs, only getting carbs from vegetables...but in terms of food normally, we have scarmbled eggs with a piece of toast (one egg and half a cup of egg white - you can buy egg white frozen at the supermarket), bircher muesli with lite milk and natural yoghurt, pancakes made with protein powder etc for breakfast (usually everything is with fruit - 1/2 cup forzen berries or an apple or kiwi or half a banana)
snacks are natural yoghurt with protein, or a piece of fruit and protein in the morning, in the afternoon i'll often have vegie sticks with hummus or cottage cheese/salsa. we also make turkey burger patties or beef rissoles and have them in a lettuce leaf with salsa for afternoon snacks.
lunch/dinner is lean protein with vegies or salad - stir fry, steamed veiges, cauliflower mash (cook whizzed up cauliflower then add a bit of cream cheese), wraps (on mountain bread). we don't have pasta, and hardly any rice - lots of vegies instead!