Seems like it is always awkward when you have to talk about yourself. I'm Kim and I have been vegetarian for 5 years and going on 5 years vegan come March. I decided to go vegan after spending a semester doing a research paper for a class on the subject. Once I read the China Study and several other articles and books on the subject I knew that being vegan was the only way.
I grew up playing sports, running and boxing but have always been on the chubbier side. I would lose weight during the seasons and during the off season I would always gain weight. Once I got into college and I stopped playing sports I started going to the gym. Since then it's been on again off again. But this past year I have come the furthest I have in my life in terms of health and fitness and in 2012 I want to push it even further. I ran my first half marathon in October along with a Spartan race and several other smaller races. I lost about 20 pounds so far and am looking to lose at least 12 more pounds and gain some muscle.
2012 will be seeing me run a full marathon, a Spartan Beast and dammit I want to do 10 pull-ups. I managed to do my first pull-up a month or so ago. I also want to out push-up anyone...
For the first time I feel like I am really making positive changes to my body and in my life in general. I am happier than I have been and I finally am starting to feel proud of my body. I want to lead by example, I want to show people what's possible and push them to do it too.
Slàinte my friends!