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Dr. Akilah El interview with Via La Vegan!

Dr. Akilah ElDr Akilah El is a Professional Natural Bodybuilder and owner of Celestial Healing Wellness Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA and Munich, Germany. She is a Naturopathic Doctor, Master Herbalist and Certified Personal Trainer spreading the message of holistic health and veganism all over the world. She teaches holistic health, fitness and vegan-based nutritional classes online through her website as well as in person.

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Week Eight – New Stats

I’m coming home this Thursday and I’m sooooooo excited. I look forward to going back to my old gym and I look forward to some WARM WEATHER!!!!! I can’t believe that I have been wearing a heavy jacket ever since I arrived. It was so cold that I didn’t bother to go to the park and record my update video blog. Since this is my last week here I’ll touch it out and do it tomorrow.

Here are my stats.

April 15, 2012

Height – 6’2″

All measurements are in inches.

  • Weight – 193 lbs
  • Waist (navel) – 34
  • Waist (below) 36.5
  • Hips 43
  • Right Leg Upper – 25
  • Right Leg Mid – 22
  • Left Leg Upper – 24.5
  • Left Leg  Med – 22.5

April 22, 2012

All measurements are in inches.

  • Weight – 190 lbs
  • Waist (navel) – 34
  • Waist (below) 36
  • Hips 43
  • Right Leg Upper – 25
  • Right Leg Mid – 22
  • Left Leg Upper – 24.5
  • Left Leg  Med –  22.5

Pounds lost since last week – 3lb

  • Inches lost in Waist – .0
  • Inches lost  in waist below – .5
  • inches lost in hips – .0
  • inches lost in right leg upper – 0
  • inches lost in right leg mid – 0
  • inches lost in Left Leg Upper – 0
  • inches lost in Left Leg Mid – 0

So I lost the three pounds I gained last week which wasn’t a big deal. The only part of my body that went down is the lower part of my stomach. All the other parts are staying the same since last week. This is a temporary plateau and everyone goes through it.

Next Sunday I’m going to take pictures of my body again since I’ll be back home. Next Sunday will my last time weighing myself every Sunday. My purpose is to lose fat and gain muscle. Now that I’m below two hundred pounds it’s time to start “cutting” as if I am going to compete in a natural bodybuilding competition.

The above pic was taken when back in 2009 when I was competing in several BBing competitions.

So when May gets here I’ll be taking progress pictures once a month and posting weight and body measurements stats once a month too. I will also start my new youtube channel. As you can see, a lot of exciting things are on the way next month.

Whoo Hoo

Later!

Week Seven – New Stats

I apologize for posting this late. I have been preoccupied with my “bring down Monsanto” agenda.  Last week I didn’t have time to concentrate on my cardio but I never missed a day to lift weights. Here are my stats.

April 8, 2012

Height – 6’2″

All measurements are in inches.

  • Weight – 190 lbs
  • Waist (navel) – 34.5
  • Waist (below) 37
  • Hips 43.5
  • Right Leg Upper – 25
  • Right Leg Mid – 22
  • Left Leg Upper – 24.5
  • Left Leg  Med 22.5

April 15, 2012

All measurements are in inches.

  • Weight – 193 lbs
  • Waist (navel) – 34
  • Waist (below) 36.5
  • Hips 43
  • Right Leg Upper – 25
  • Right Leg Mid – 22
  • Left Leg Upper – 24.5
  • Left Leg  Med 22.5

Pounds lost since last week – 0lb I gained 3 pounds

  • Inches lost in Waist – .5
  • Inches lost  in waist below – .5
  • inches lost in hips – .5
  • inches lost in right leg upper – 0
  • inches lost in right leg mid – 0
  • inches lost in Left Leg Upper – 0
  • inches lost in Left Leg Mid – 0

Here is an example where the scale doesn’t really tell the complete truth. I gained 3 pounds but I lost half an inch in my waist and hips. Since I’m apple shaped my thighs are going to be the last body part to let go fat easily. I look forward to go back home to Atlanta in two weeks. The weather here has been cold and I have no motivation to walk in the morning. Even though I don’t walk in the morning I ALWAYS lift weights for 90 minutes and perform 60 minutes of cardio afterwards. That has been consistent. My eating has been PERFECT. Living with another vegan was one of the best moves I made over here in Germany. They say that who you spend time with is who you become. I have surrounded myself with positive thinking, athletics vegans and vegetarians. It looks like I am a product of my own enviroment. :)

Later!

Ah Germans…………gotta love ‘em!

There’s a lot of reasons why I love Germans but one of the reasons is because of their brutal honesty. Earlier this morning I was in the weight lifting section of the gym working on my arms. While lifting the dumbbells an older lady approached me with a concerned look on her face. As soon as I finished my set I placed the dumbbells on the floor and asked “What is wrong?” in German. The woman begin to tell me that I am lifting heavy weights like a man and this is not attractive. She is afraid that if I keep lifting weights that I’ll never get a boyfriend. I told her that I have a boyfriend but things are not good between us at the moment. Then she gets excited and yells “Genau! Genau!” which means “Exactly! Exactly!” Then she told me to give the weights to the men and to join the women in the zumba class. Once stop lifting weights and stick to cardio classes all will be well with me and boyfriend again. She told me to stop lifting weights soon because she can see some muscles under my fat.

Hahahahahahahahaa!!!!!

She saw some muscles under my fat! Ironically, I was asking myself twenty minutes before if I was making any visible progress. I think I got my answer!

To make her feel better I told the lady that I’ll give it up after this month. There was a little truth in that. After this month I’ll be back in the states so I have to give up lifting weights in Germany…………right?

LOL!

Still in the ZONE!!!

Today I worked on back and shoulders and it feels so good to be back into the zone. So today makes it two weeks that I’ve been consistent with my exercise routine. I always said that once I stay dedicated to something for more than seven days………it’s set in stone.

I’m still playing around with my meals. I’m trying new recipes and calculating the nutritional benefits. When I bring all of this to my new youtube channel I know that the number one questions will be “how did you get your protein?”. So I better get a list of foods together for that madness.

SMH!

You wanna know what I’ve learned? When you eat as much raw fruit as you want in the morning, you have no craving for simply carbs for the rest of the day. One of my friends came over to visit me this past Monday and brought over her famous apple strudel. She didn’t know that I recently made a lifestyle transition into veganism. But like many of my friends here she insist that I have a bite. Normally I would fall for that but when I looked at that desert I honestly had no desire to even taste it. AMAZING!!!!!!

So she left it here for me and it’s been sitting in fridge since. So I took it out and gave it to the old man next door. He was sooooooooooo happy to receive such a gift. I guess I’m on his favorite list for this week. HA!

Ok, gotta go run some errands. Next week I’m going to start logging in my lifting stats. It’s time to start documenting my progress with weights.

later!

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