Hi, I'm another Canadian...and yes I'm another newbie!
I'm very new to this forum, and am trying to figure out what's what. I started my journal last night, kinda on a whim. I saw Robert's tweet about all the prizes, and thought they sounded good, and really I wanted to win some for a friend of mine who is a triathlete but not a vegan. But I'm here to introduce me, so here it goes
I'm a vegan, and I've been one for almost 4 years...so I'm here more for motivational support for getting into shape!
I used to be quite active. I used to run, and cycle, and swim..well only if I really had to
I had aspirations of one day completing a triathlon! But I had an accident 6 years ago..I was on a scooter, and the other guy was in a car. The car won!
The short story is that I have injured knees, damaged neck and shoulders, I get bad headaches and migraines...and the result is a lot of messy details that I will not bore you with. I don't usually make resolutions..but this feeling sorry for myself has to stop, and it's stopping now! I'm starting with a fresh start...starting slow, taking it easy...one step at a time. But I need to start somewhere. I do need motivation. I need help keeping my goal of keeping active. I've been here many times, saying that I will work out, will hop on that stationary bike half an hour a day...but after 4 or 5 days I run out of steam. Sometimes I even make it to a few weeks...but I want to make it through to a year.
So please let me know how and where I can, or if I can get that help here, on this forum. In exchange, I am willing to help someone go vegan. I will help as much as I can with information, moral support, encouragement, what to do at non-vegan social settings, and cheer you on! I am willing to admit if I don't know something about nutrition, so I won't give you bad advice, but I will know where to look for that information, and I have many vegan friends that I can ask for help too.
So...anyone want to help me be fitter this year, and let me help you be veganer?