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LeAnna's V-Diet Log


#1

I will be starting my velocity journey tomorrow.

Here are my starting measurements:
Height: 5’4"
weight: 128.2
neck: 12
shoulders: 38.25
bust: 36.75
under chest: 29
small of waist: 28.25
navel: 31
abdomen: 33.75
hips: 36.75
upper arm (L&R): 10.75
upper leg (L&R): 21.75
calf: 13.5
ankle: 8.25

According to the tape measurement based body calculator on scientificpsychic.com, my body fat percentage is 26.4%

My aim/hope for the velocity diet is to bring my body fat closer to my goal of 9-13%. That puts my goal body weight at around 108 if I did the math right. 20 pounds might be a stretch for 6 weeks but if I could get 10-15 of it off that would be a good, motivating start. I want to compete in the Hayward, CA fitness competition in the bikini division on May 5th. My strategy at this point will be 6 weeks velocity diet, 6 weeks moderate, healthy diet with continued lifting targeting specific areas I need to bring up (hamstrings, glutes, maybe shoulders), followed by 6 weeks of cleaner eating (low carb, low cal- maybe something like the 10X body weight regime if necessary). I will adjust my strategy as needed but for this part, the first 6 weeks, I am aiming to maintain a beginners mind and just follow the program as written.

LeAnna


#2

good luck with your goals! just stick to it and you’ll get results.


#3

Day 1 is coming to a close. Just finished my NEPA walk. Did it on the treadmill (4mph @ 2% incline) got a side stitch so only did 2 miles. Maybe will have the shake with peanut butter earlier in the day. I had it at 7pm and did my walk at 8. Or maybe I will do the NEPA during the day and just push my daughter in the stroller or put her in the carrier. I don’t know if she will put up with being cooped up for 30-60 mins every day. She will be 2 in April and is full of energy! The weights workout went well. Got all my shakes/supplements in- I’m having a crystal light with superfood in it right now.

I’m feeling overwhelmed and intimidated at the idea of 27 more days of this and 2 weeks transitioning but I imagine feeling super confident at this point would be foolish. Gotta stay humble and keep my head down and just stay the course.

Good Night!

LeAnna


#4

So I have to post as a reply in my same original post to not get erased? I get it.

Morning of day 2 I am down 2.4 pounds on the scale which I realize is water retention/holiday eating bloat releasing but I don’t care, it’s nice. I need as much positive motivation as possible until I get some momentum on this program.

Went on a 2.5 mile NEPA walk with my 30 pound toddler in a carrier on my back while also pushing a stroller. Wasn’t very fast (2.5mph average pace according to my watch). Not sure if it’s better to do it at night on the treadmill at a more brisk pace or slower during the day with more resistance and further distance most likely.


#5

Hi LeAnna, I stated yesterday, and on the days were I workout, i try to do my NEPA in the morning, it’s easy to just get up 30min earlier, and then go for a quick walk, don’t know if it’s possible for you, just an idea. Good Luck


#6

Hi LeAnna! You motivate me so much already into this and this is my first day! I have no clue of what I am doing :frowning: All I know is I bought the Metabolic Drive shakes, HOT-ROX and nut butter. And I am sooooo eager to loose my Muffin Top and inches off my waist! Problem is I have never picked up a weight ever! Can I do this with stomach crunches or leg lifts? Or do I go out and buy 5lb 10lb weights? I don’t even know what to do with them;( I am 41 5 4’ 129 lbs mother to 4 children (18,16,14 & 4) who are so supportive! I too have a goal… My husband is taking me to Hawaii feb 14 and I just have to get into a bikini and wear it well! 21 years of marriage and we are taking our honeymoon!


#7

[quote]Mommyto4 wrote:
Hi LeAnna! You motivate me so much already into this and this is my first day! I have no clue of what I am doing :frowning: All I know is I bought the Metabolic Drive shakes, HOT-ROX and nut butter. And I am sooooo eager to loose my Muffin Top and inches off my waist! Problem is I have never picked up a weight ever! Can I do this with stomach crunches or leg lifts? Or do I go out and buy 5lb 10lb weights? I don’t even know what to do with them;( I am 41 5 4’ 129 lbs mother to 4 children (18,16,14 & 4) who are so supportive! I too have a goal… My husband is taking me to Hawaii feb 14 and I just have to get into a bikini and wear it well! 21 years of marriage and we are taking our honeymoon!
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I would watch the videos and if you havent joined a gym I would. That way it saves you time and money from not having to buy the weights. Most gyms have wifi. So, if you have a smart phone. I would go hit the gym, bring your paperwork and watch the videos for pointers before you do the work. You will need to experiment with weights. How heavy a weight you need in order to to do 4-5 or 8-9 reps depending on the day.


#8

[quote]Mommyto4 wrote:
Hi LeAnna! You motivate me so much already into this and this is my first day! I have no clue of what I am doing :frowning: All I know is I bought the Metabolic Drive shakes, HOT-ROX and nut butter. And I am sooooo eager to loose my Muffin Top and inches off my waist! Problem is I have never picked up a weight ever! Can I do this with stomach crunches or leg lifts? Or do I go out and buy 5lb 10lb weights? I don’t even know what to do with them;( I am 41 5 4’ 129 lbs mother to 4 children (18,16,14 & 4) who are so supportive! I too have a goal… My husband is taking me to Hawaii feb 14 and I just have to get into a bikini and wear it well! 21 years of marriage and we are taking our honeymoon!
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Thank you for saying I motivate you! It really helps me to hear and in turn motivates me :slight_smile: We also have our honeymoon on hold for now- I hope it will be in Hawaii too someday!

Regarding your training questions- I think ideally joining a gym and hiring a trainer who is knowledgable and understands the protocol for this program would be best. Second best would be joining a gym, studying the exercises and doing your best to replicate it. I guess any strength training is better than none although I don’t know if 5 & 10 pound dumbbells are enough even for a beginner with this regime, and I don’t know if you would want to take the full 2 scoop serving of Surge after a lighter weight training session. Maybe take half? All my answers are guesses as this is not my program.

How did you decide on this program?

LeAnna


#9

I’m not feeling so great. I’m kindof nauseous and headachy. Maybe detoxing from junk food? I gagged my last shake down. I don’t really like the taste of Metabolic Drive, I prefer muscle milk by far but as I said previously I want to do this program as written. Just venting. Gotta get more days to get into the groove. I’m in a tough spot but not willing to give up.

The desire to get in shape for a bikini contest has been in my heart for years. It’s not going away so there must be something to it. I don’t expect it to be easy. That’s part of what attracts me to it- it will be a huge sense of accomplishment. I am such a junk food junkie. It’s not the example I want to set for my daughter. I hate the 10-20 pounds that seems like it might as well be 100. My taste buds are that of a typical 2 year old. I’m looking forward to the taste transformation. I have to say as much as I dread the shakes, I do not want junk today. I am already craving and looking forward to my healthy solid meal this weekend.


#10

I think you read my mind.


#11

[quote]piscesgirl022077 wrote:

[quote]Mommyto4 wrote:
Hi LeAnna! You motivate me so much already into this and this is my first day! I have no clue of what I am doing :frowning: All I know is I bought the Metabolic Drive shakes, HOT-ROX and nut butter. And I am sooooo eager to loose my Muffin Top and inches off my waist! Problem is I have never picked up a weight ever! Can I do this with stomach crunches or leg lifts? Or do I go out and buy 5lb 10lb weights? I don’t even know what to do with them;( I am 41 5 4’ 129 lbs mother to 4 children (18,16,14 & 4) who are so supportive! I too have a goal… My husband is taking me to Hawaii feb 14 and I just have to get into a bikini and wear it well! 21 years of marriage and we are taking our honeymoon!
[/quote]

Thank you for saying I motivate you! It really helps me to hear and in turn motivates me :slight_smile: We also have our honeymoon on hold for now- I hope it will be in Hawaii too someday!

Regarding your training questions- I think ideally joining a gym and hiring a trainer who is knowledgable and understands the protocol for this program would be best. Second best would be joining a gym, studying the exercises and doing your best to replicate it. I guess any strength training is better than none although I don’t know if 5 & 10 pound dumbbells are enough even for a beginner with this regime, and I don’t know if you would want to take the full 2 scoop serving of Surge after a lighter weight training session. Maybe take half? All my answers are guesses as this is not my program.

How did you decide on this program?

LeAnna
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My girlfriend and her husband did it. They only used the shakes and Hot-Rox. And just multi vit. They went to the gym just as suggested. She has moved and I lost contact with her. She told me before she left I just needed the shakes and Hot-Rox. Never really got to far into the whole weight lifting thing.

Now I see it looks like I will be joining something. We only have a curves near by. I know they have weights there. My iPad will not let me open the videos. I do know she and her spouse looked fantastic!!! 10s incredible transformation! She was the one who told me about the 10lb weight that’s why I had to ask if it was possible?

Without seeing the video I have no clue … Just to read the workouts mean mumble to me. I prob shouldn’t be doing this but after her results I was hooked!!! Just need to know how to get there;) thanks!!! Oh I too am junk food junkie!!! Love pizza!

I watch 8 toddlers during the day and that’s all that is in front of me… Sweets, chips, frozen foods, fruits! Even not being able to eat a banana is painfull. I make 8 pb and j sandwiches and melt smelling that nutty smell!!! Ughhh


#12

My daughter had me up from 2AM on. She fell back to sleep around 5 and was still asleep when I left for work at 7 after gagging down my morning shake. I’m taking it one shake at a time. Luckily my 3rd client cancelled this morning so I could come home and take some advil for my headache. I’m hoping this is just detox and that the taste of the shakes will grow on me. I had some gastrointestinal distress this morning.

Today so far:

5:30AM- 2 HOT-ROX

6:30AM- 2 scoops MD, 2 Flameout

10:30AM- 2 scoops MD, 2T peanut butter, 2T milled flax, 2 Flameout, 2 scoops superfood

Plan for rest of today:

1PM- 2 HOT-ROX

1:30PM workout-
A. step ups w. 35# dumbbells
B. bent over row w. 35# dumbbells
C. push press w. 25# dumbbells
D. barbell curl w. ez bar + 5# on each side
E. rv. crunch w. ankle weights

2:30PM- 2 scoops surge

3:30PM- 2 scoops MD, 1 Flameout

4:30PM- NEPA walk w. 30# toddler in carrier on my back or pushing her in stroller, 2-4 miles

7:30PM- 2 scoops MD, 2 Flameout

in bed 9/9:30


#13

I have one more shake to go today and I’m feeling like I can not hang in there. I am craving healthy solid food soooooo badly: chicken, vegetables, and brown rice to be specific. This is really hard for me, sadly, maybe too hard. I still want to train/prepare and compete in the bikini contest May 5th. I’m wondering if I have to be so extreme. Contemplating V-Diet light. Maybe I should sleep on it?


#14

[quote]piscesgirl022077 wrote:
I have one more shake to go today and I’m feeling like I can not hang in there. I am craving healthy solid food soooooo badly: chicken, vegetables, and brown rice to be specific. This is really hard for me, sadly, maybe too hard. I still want to train/prepare and compete in the bikini contest May 5th. I’m wondering if I have to be so extreme. Contemplating V-Diet light. Maybe I should sleep on it? [/quote]

Hang in there,If I were going to cheat I would do it in the morning.Have an egg white omlette ( about 8 egg whites equal about 26gs of protein )with some green veggies mixed in. Egg whites are the perfect protein with virtually no carbs but they are very filling.


#15

Thanks for the encouragement TallRob, and the suggestion about breakfast instead.

I made it through the craving. With a lot of grumpiness and complaining (my poor husband…) I’m up with a bit of insomnia, kindof hungry but mostly thirsty so I made a chrystal light and decided to check in.

I’m glad I didn’t give in. I had to tap in to the part of me that trained for and ran a marathon. I don’t necessarily enjoy running but I do like the fact that it boosts my mood, gives me a sense of accomplishment and other things like that. So, while this program is hard, if I can train for and run a marathon, I have a disciplined and goal driven part of me that is strong and can do this (with support).

I am more likely to make it through today because of the struggle and victory last night.

I want to keep on going.

I want to get up there on stage May 5th feeling proud and confident, setting an example for my daughter that if you have a dream, make it a goal and find the discipline to do the work to get there. I’ve wanted to do a bikini competition for years now. My eating has been my biggest obstacle (I am good with strength training/exercise- and I’ve worked as a personal trainer for 12 years).

So, in spite of my consistent exercise, my love of junk food has kept me 15-20 pounds above my ideal weight/body composition. I always say if it weren’t for exercise and particularly the metabolic boost I believe weight lifting gives me, I should probably weigh a heck of a lot more. I probably eat up to 4000 calories on a bad day. So the fact that I weigh in the 120s somewhere says a lot for exercise.

Thanks.


#16

Today’s Plan:

6AM- 2 HOT-ROX, 1 se7en

6:30- 2 scoops MD, 1 Flameout,

8AM- NEPA walk with 30 my pound toddler in carrier or pushed in stroller (unless too cold out)

9:30- 1 scoop MD, 1 Flameout

11:30- 2 scoops MD, 1 Flameout

12:30- take a nap with my daughter- unless we don’t make it on the NEPA walk this morning- plan B is to walk on treadmill 2-4 miles @ 2% incline while she naps. Take 2 HOT-ROX prior to NEPA if I walk at this time, or after if I nap with her.

3- 1 scoop MD, 1 Flameout

6- 2 scoops MD, 2T flax, 2T. natural peanut butter, 1 Flameout, 1 se7en

in bed by 9

hopefully sleep through the night- for all of us.


#17

Day 4 coming to a close. Still going.

Followed my plan for the day almost exactly. Was a little late on a few of the shakes but only like a half hour so within the 3-4 hour window which, to my understanding, is the ideal…right?

Plan for tomorrow:
try to avoid the scale, just wait til the weekend to weigh in and measure.

6AM- 2 HOT-ROX, 1 Se7en

6:30- 2 scoops MD, 1 Flameout, 2 scoops Superfood

9AM- 1 scoop MD, 1 Flameout

10AM WORKOUT (intermediate, except abs I do beginner+, need to due to surgery can not do the wheel)
Deadlift @ 115#
Decline DB bench press w. 27.5# dumbbells
Pull Down, neutral grip @ 85#
Plank Hold: 30 seconds w. a 25# plate on my back

11AM- 2 scoops Surge

12PM- 2 scoops MD, 1 Flameout

2PM- 2 HOT-ROX

3PM- 1 scoop MD, 1 Flameout, 2 scoops Superfood

4PM- NEPA walk

6PM- 2 scoops MD, 2T peanut butter, 2T. flax, 2 scoops Superfood, 1 Se7en

In bed by 9/9:30


#18

Keep to the plan, keep working hard.


#19

Workout Report:
A. Deadlift @ 115#
(8,6,6,6,4,4,3,3)
B. Decline DB bench press w. 27.5# DBs (55# total)
(9,9,9,6,7)
C. Lat Pull Down, neutral grip @ 85#
(8,8,8,6,6,6,6)- oops just realized i did a few too many- didn’t add right
D. Plank Hold w. 25# plate on my back
(30 second holds, 5 sets total)

Oh, and I need to confess, I stepped on the scale this morning even though I wasn’t planning to. It was up a little from yesterday- which I deserved for saying I wasn’t going to get on the scale but doing it anyways. So I will try to stay off til Sunday when I will do measurements too. I want to maybe do some calipers too since tape measurement calculations put me at over 26% bodyfat. Isn’t 30% considered obese? I can’t believe the level of denial I must be in to have such a high body fat and not be more uncomfortable. I mean, I don’t like what I see or how I feel but to be so close to being obese is very scary to me. I did an underwater weigh thing a few years ago at about the same weight and I was 15%. I guess having a baby and eating like garbage can really pile on the fat. At least I’m doing something about it now.


#20

Plan For Tomorrow: (DAY 6)

6AM - 2 HOT-ROX

6:30AM- 2 scoops Metabolic Drive, 2 scoops Superfood, 1 Flameout

9AM- NEPA walk (60 mins outside, mostly flat terrain, pushing 30# toddler in stroller or carrying on back)

10:30AM- 2 scoops Metabolic Drive, 1 Flameout

2:30PM- 2 scoops Metabolic Drive, 2 scoops Superfood, 1 Flameout

5:30PM- 1 scoop Metabolic Drive, 2 Flameout

7:30PM- HSM @ PF Changs: seared ahi, gluten free garlic snap peas, gluten free spinach stir fried w garlic, gluten free singapore street noodles, gluten free spicey chicken, and one of the gluten free beef entrees- I may not eat all this but I want to order it! I’m going with my supportive husband so I’m sure he will let me order what I want and take care of what I am too full to eat. I hear that happens on the HSM day, people say they fill up fast.

sliced apple when I get home for dessert. (optional)

Opinions and suggestions welcome. I am nervous about the HSM. Willing to just buy stuff and cook at home but it would be so nice to go out like a normal person for one meal. I’m willing to do whatever works. I don’t want all this effort so far to be for nothing.

Thanks!