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G'day from Australia

Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:05 pm
by VeganDamo
Hi all. I grew up as a meat & 3 vege kid. I always thought of myself as an animal lover and environmentally aware person. I was introduced to some videos at the beginning of 2008 by my now wife, one being "meat your meat", & my conscience kicked in. I became a vegetarian then vegan within a few months. Been vegan ever since. I'm in to rock climbing and bouldering and won a few awards in a few amateur comps in 2008. Early 2009 I injured my wrist & consequently 'fell' out of climbing & training while I healed, which has taken 2 years & still isn't 100%. I've also fallen into some bad vegan junk food eating habits over this time (amazing how it's the junk food labels that I find myself investigating more often than not to see if I can eat them). 2012 is my year of getting fit again & eating healthier. I miss my climbing body. I'm not big in any way, just out of condition. I'm 5'7" & only weigh 62kg (roughly 137lbs). I wouldn't mind gaining some weight, as long as it's the right type of weight.

Re: G'day from Australia

Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:36 pm
by RegalRenegade
Welcome! I totally admire climbers. If it weren't for my vertigo, I'd be all over it! :? Good luck on achieving your goals.

Re: G'day from Australia

Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:59 pm
by Nicholas_Weir
Hey, welcome VeganDamo!

It's great to have another Aussie on board!

Re: G'day from Australia

Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:00 am
by robert
Welcome to our group! We have a lot of members from Australia here! I can't wait to tour over there one of these years.

Congratulations on your awards you've won. Sounds like an awesome sport and I know a bunch of people who love both climbing and bouldering. Sorry to hear about your injuries. Hope you're back to full strength soon.

It can be easy to fall into a pattern of eating a lot of vegan junk and processed foods. The more whole foods you eat the less room you'll have for other stuff.

Wishing you the best!

-Robert

Re: G'day from Australia

Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 3:41 am
by VeganDamo
Thanks for the welcomes guys. I wish I had known about this site long ago Robert as my wife & I were in Portland, OR last January & I would have loved to have had more of a look around than we did, especially since hearing of all the vegan places there.

Re: G'day from Australia

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:01 pm
by VeganDamo
G'day again. Been AWOL from here, and from my exercises. The wrist injury still exists to an extent. Fracture healed, but tendon tear still present. Dr now thinks surgery, but waiting to see the hand specialist that dealt with the fracture. Don't know if I want an operation.
Did some mild bouldering this past year. Felt good. Worried that my wrist will be worse after surgery. I can live with a niggling injury, after all it has been almost 4 years now.
Made an entry in my journal. Weight's the same, but condition is... Well... Took some body measurements to try & ack my progress, because I NEED to get fit again.

Re: G'day from Australia

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:08 am
by C.O.
So many Aussies haha. Welcome to the community. Sounds like you have some solid fitness goals and a compassion for animals. I think you'll like it here a lot.

-Dylan

Re: G'day from Australia

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:54 am
by VeganDamo
Thanks Dylan. I just hope I can stick to my fitness goals, because 2012 didn't happen that way. I think I will, as my wife & I have both set ourselves goals & plan to be a support for each other.

Re: G'day from Australia

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 6:59 pm
by C.O.
Well I think when you have a partner helping keep each other motivated will have a major impact on both of your successes.

Re: G'day from Australia

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:28 pm
by Compassion
Good luck with that! I have been dealing with wrist, shoulder and knee injuries (hockey) for the past few years but nothing to that extent.
I look forward to reading your progress!