A few questions

  • I have a few clarification questions if you y'all can help me please???

    - Mushrooms are considered a veggie right?  What about tomatoes?

    - Is there a limit to veggie intake in a day/meal?

    - Sometimes there is someone on the machine that I need -- is there a right or wrong order to muscle groups?

    - If I get the eating right in a day, but my schedule changes and I can't get to the gym , should I:

         a. skip it;

         b. double up the next day;

         c. go on to the next planned workout and make up the missed workout on my free day; or

         d. do the workout I missed the next day to stay in order and make up the missed workout on my free day?


    Thanks so much for any and all help!!!

  • Hi Kris D -

    I consider mushrooms and tomatoes vegetables.  Others may differ, but veggies are the one thing that I do allow myself extra servings of (the non-starchy veggies only).

    The muscle are worked in that order for a reason (generally we work the larger muscles first).  Perhaps if someone is using that machine, you could ask him/her if you can work in your sets while he/she rests.

    Your next question is a tough one and you would probably get several different answers.  My answer is based on the fact that one of my goals (and self-promises) was to not miss a single workout.  I'm afraid that if I let one slide, it will make it that much easier to let another one slide, and another one, etc.

    So if I miss a workout, I make it up... period.  It might mean doing UBWO and cardio on the same day or doing something on free day.  I never skip a workout.  (I might make an exception if I'm in the hospital or in jail... but so far, so good).

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  • Kris-D

    I agree with lady George. I really honestly don't think you can really get too many veggies but that is my opionion.

    As far as the order in which I work out. I typically do follow the order in the book but I have on occasion switched it up before. I think as long as you get the workout in that is really what matters.

    As far as missed workouts. I know the books says if u miss one just forget about it and move on but I personally have done both. I have missed a workout and just considered it missed and then I have done that workout on my free day to catch up as well so I think it is really personal preference. One thing I have done is really tried to plan ahead so I don't miss workout but I know sometimes it just happends.

    Hope we answered your questions for you. Good luck on your jourey.

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