Monday, November 3, 2008

Monday Morning and Sunday's Eating and Training Logs

We're getting down to the wire here folks. Only a few weeks left until the Las Vegas competition. I am getting tired of such strict eating... whole grains are great and don't ever forget it. Thank goodness for all of your support otherwise I would be at the end of my rope!!

I spent a relaxing day at home yesterday with my daughters Chelsea and Kelsey-Lynn. We had Skype dates with the 2 missing pieces of the family, Rachel (in Portland, OR) and Kiersten (in Leiden, Holland). Skype is a great invention. I am always amazed when I turn on my webcam and see my daughters a million miles away. It adds that extra element that you miss when talking on the phone. Here are shots of Chelsea and Kelsey-Lynn (Kelsey is in her sugar plum fairy tutu for her Nutcracker performance coming up at the beginning of December) and Kiersten coming through loud and clear on my computer all the way from Holland.

Sigh.... can you tell I miss my kids!

Anyway, Happy Monday to all of you. Here are my eating and training logs from Sunday:

Before Breakfast:
250 ml water with 9 ounces wheat grass
250 ml water with juice of one lemon
5 fish oil capsules
1 black coffee

AM Training:
40 minutes interval training on the treadmill – intense!

½ cup cooked oatmeal with @2 T each wheat germ, flaxseed, bee pollen
5 scrambled egg whites + one yolk
1 sliced tomato
1 cup black coffee

More AM Training: I squeeze my training in when I can!!
Hamstring curls: 4 sets heavy 12 to 15 reps
Leg extensions: 4 sets heavy 15 reps
Squats: 5 sets
Straight Arm Pullovers: 5 sets with 10 pound dumbbells for 15 reps each set

Mid Am:
250 ml water mixed with glutamine, MSM and Cal/Mag
½ tomato
4 boiled eggs, no yolks

6 ounces tilapia mixed with chopped tomato and drizzled with white balsamic vinegar
300 ml water

Mid PM: I am loving my juicer!!
Juiced veggie drink: 2 celery stalks, ½ cucumber, 1 bunch baby bok choy, 3 radishes
5 ounces water packed tuna

Roasted chicken breast
Steamed green beans and broccoli
1 small roasted potato
250 ml water

Last Bit of Training:
Standing calf raise: 5 sets heavy and lots of reps – remember my calves are small so I have to train them hard

Before Bed:
Cal/mag supplement in 250 ml water - this is really helping me sleep through the night
Herbal tea
5 ounces tilapia

That's is for now!!! More tomorrow.


VeggieGirl said...

Aww, no worries, Tosca!! You'll be with your family soon enough!!

As a fellow dancer, your daughter's upcoming performance sounds ESPECIALLY exciting!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Tosca,
What is the benefit of boiling your chicken for comp prep?
Is there a special weight to boil it so it has flavour and doesn't dry out?

Anonymous said...

Dear Tosca,
YOU ARE THE GREATEST INSPIRATION FOR ME DAY AFTER DAY AFTER DAY! I am truly your admirer because of how strong you are mentally, spiritually and physically! I love hearing from you , so please keep your blogs coming. and btw I love skype! That is how I keep in touch with my mom (I am from HUngary, and she is still there, while I am in the US)
SZilvia G,ct

Shaleena said...

Hi Tosca!
I have a few questions for you... I am 5'8 and currently weigh 150 lbs, I have been weight training for a few years now ( I am 20, and started weight training when I was 14). I have been trying to cope with an eating disorder that began as anorexia (my lowest weight was 98lbs) and turned to a binge eating issue. I am currently struggling to keep my diet clean. I am a single mother, attending school and waitressing. I am busy, but manage to squeeze in about 5-6 hours of weight training per week. I certainly need to increase my cardio. My motivation is my wonderful three year old daughter. I ate super clean throughout my pregnancy with her, and worked out. I want so badly to provide a healthy example for her, so I would like to end my struggle with eating. I find when I feel overwhelmed (mid term time, extra hours at work etc), I get the urge to binge. I find drinking a cup of tea often helps. What is your opinion on the use of Stevia as a sweetner, and is it safe for my daughter to use? I would like to lose 15 lbs, and I know that in order to do so I need to increase my cardio. I have trouble striking a balance ( I often find myself on the verge of over training). What is your recommendation for the amount of cardio I should be doing in respect to my weight training. I apologize.. this is a loaded post. I do want to commend you on your work pertaining to children. Cheers, and your doing awesome in your contest prep:)