I'm so pleased to see something like this exists:)-People who are compassionate about the planet and its other inhabitants and passionate about their own health.
A little about me:
I'm 23. Have been vegetarian almost a year, after watching some fairly traumatising footage of animal treatment/slaughtering. I decided to do a vegan 1 month challenge at the start of this year to see how I would go. But then I actually watched more footage of how dairy cows and their babies are treated and decided to give up milk, along with any eggs outside from my own home (we have some pet chickens and ducks and occasionally I will eat one of their eggs
-please dont hate me).
After about 8 months of really just focussing on my diet and trying to be a careful vegan, I kind of neglected exercise. Actually thats a lie...My bf and another coupled entered the Oxfam 100km walk that took place in June. So we spent the first half of the year walking a LOT and eating a LOT of crap food to compensate our energy loss.
So basically now i want to lose a little weight (about 5kg in total) and get quite muscular.
I've had a few people criticise my new lifestyle and suggest that you can't be healthy/fit/strong whilst being a vegan. So I'm not only motivated by own vanity, but also to stick it to those sceptics that what they believe, is in fact, quite the opposite.
At the moment I am pretty much easing into my exercise routine. I am training for my first 10km fun run, with my goal as to be able to just run the whole thing (i've never been a runner). I've also downloaded the Nike Training Club app on my phone and have been doing some of those workouts daily. I'm really focussed on trying to lose the weight first before I concentrate on muscle building.
Does anyone have any suggestions?