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Monday, January 18, 2010

Experiment: Raw Vegan Diet and Lifting Heavy (Week 1)

Last Friday at the gym really set me off to make the decision to go full out VEGAN for this transformation. I have been eating egg-whites, tuna, and lots of WHEY! I'm tired of it. My body wasn't digesting the high quantities of protein that I was consuming and I was remaining constantly bloated, icky feeling and not losing a single pound. At the gym, I jumped on the scale and was at a disappointing 155 Lbs (I started this transformation 9 weeks ago and weighed in at 156 lbs!!) I understand that muscle weighs more than fat, and I wouldn't let the weight bother me, but I have a goal weight for the show of 135 lbs and I MUST be close to that to compete. Being at this for 9 weeks and not budging the scale messes with your head... BUT! I won't give up!

I wanted to go back to my Vegan lifestyle but in all honesty, wasn't sure how with all the weight lifting. I know Vegans Body build I just didn't know enough to train myself as a Vegan.

So this Saturday I met up with one of my GREAT Friends, Kristen Suzanne of Kristen's Raw. This girl is AMAZING!! She's not only super gorgeous and a fun loving spirit, but she is SMART... like REALLY smart! I can sit and talk with her for hours just picking her brain on health, veganism, Raw and so much more... it's awesome!
We sat and talked about where I would get my protein intake from my Vegan options. We went over my weight training for the week and my calorie consumption. This week is going to be a great experience, I have so much faith in everything that we talked about and everything that I am about to do.
This weekend I ate a very CLEAN diet (consisting of Green Juice, Raw Goods, and Vegan Foods), I feel better today than I have felt in the past 9 weeks!


So here's the plan for the week...

Diet:
Post workout: (6:30 am)
* 2 scoops Sun Warrior Protein, 1 tablespoon Fruits of the Earth, 1 scoop Greens Powder
(Kristen gave me this recipe and calls it a Grenade! I love it!)



Before Breakfast: (7:30 am)
* Fresh Green Juice

Breakfast: (8:30-9 am)
* 2 Scoops Sun Warrior Protein Powder
* 1 Apple

Snack: (10:30-11 am)
* Green Juice

Lunch: (12-12:30 pm)
* Gardein "chicken" breast
* 1 cup steamed veggies
Or
* Seared ToFu
* 1 Cup Steamed Veggies

Snack: (2-2:30 pm)
* Green Juice
* 1 Apple or Carrots (30 minutes after drinking Green Juice)

Late Snack: (4:30 pm)
* 2 Scoops Sun Warrior Protein

Dinner: (6:30 pm)
* Green Juice
* Large Salad

I'll count my calories today to give you an idea of my calorie intake. If Kristen and I feel we need to adjust the meals or snacks, then I'll let you all know :)

Workouts:
This morning at the gym I did:
* 35 Minutes Cardio
* Back and Biceps
** Reaching failure at 6 reps and pushing to complete 8 reps.

This morning's Weight: 151.5 Lbs


I'm really excited about what we have planned for this week... 100% Vegan and High RAW!! I couldn't be happier!! It will be interesting to see what happens with my body, and to share the results daily with all of you!! :)

Cheers!!!
Malynda

3 comments:

TheFitnessFreak said...

How exciting Malynda!! I'm so glad Kristen could give you a great eating plan, she's awesome! I bet you're feeling SO much better!

Nicole

Kristen's Raw said...

Great job! Can't wait to see how this progresses. We'll chat about your calories today to make sure you're getting enough. :) It sure is a HIGH ENERGY day of food! :)

Malynda Twitchell said...

Thank you Nicole!! and YES Kristen is AMAZING!!! She has always taken the time out to help me... and I require A LOT of help!! Lol ;)
I feel so much better living the way I want to live. I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders... not to mention the relief of stress!
Thanks Nicole for all of your support!

I do have a lot of energy Kristen! I feel SUPER! Thank you for ALL that you do!! I wish I could just sit and talk with you ALL day!! you're so smart and just a great person to be around!

Love you girls!!