Reintroduction-want to get back into it!

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Reintroduction-want to get back into it!

#1 Postby emma1488 » Fri May 18, 2012 4:57 am

My name is Emma and I've been vegan for about a year and a half. I have fitness dreams/goals and when I signed up for this forum about a year ago (here is my old thread http://www.veganbodybuilding.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=25509) I was well on my way to achieving them but then a whole bunch of crap was thrown at me and lead me to a short bout of depression followed by crippling anxiety issues.

I've just about sorted my shit out and want to start looking after my body again. My exercise regime has taken a tumble, but my eating is pretty good.

I've got a gym membership but feel like I'm at rock bottom again and struggling just to get the energy/enthusiasm to work out.

Any tips or words of encouragement would be tops.

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#2 Postby AlexNLP » Fri May 18, 2012 8:49 am

Hi and welcome again.
Advices are pretty much useless without action.
- Ask yourself what's your big Why that gonna help you follow thru this time. Even when challenges arise and even when usual daily excuses arise.
- Make a true decision and commit to the outcome that you want. A true decision is when you cut any other possibility.
- Remember that greatness is built by small daily action.

Make it happen...
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#3 Postby kareno » Fri May 18, 2012 2:14 pm

Hi Emma,

Welcome back to the forum. First off, I can totally relate to much of what you've said, as I've dealt/deal with some similar issues. Likewise, I am also trying to make a comeback of my own. There are others on the forum in a similar boat, so just knowing that you're not alone and that others can relate will, I hope, be helpful to you in some way.

I like Alex's advice above, and I'm taking it to heart as well. Maybe I'll post it in my house so I see it everyday. :)

Welcome back!

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#4 Postby xdarthveganx » Fri May 18, 2012 2:20 pm

I just went through this myself. I found that it helps to find a strict program you can follow. I am on a 12 week program where everything I need to do is laid out for me ahead of time. Makes it a lot easier.
https://www.facebook.com/xdarthveganx
I am in the process of trying to lose 60lbs of fat while gaining lean muscle by December 2012
My fitness/transformation log can be found here

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#5 Postby AlexNLP » Sat May 19, 2012 3:17 am

kareno wrote:Hi Emma,


I like Alex's advice above, and I'm taking it to heart as well. Maybe I'll post it in my house so I see it everyday. :)


Do it! and let it serve you as a daily reminder. That's what I teach the people I work with, and that's what I do for myself. My house is full of these written reminders in different strategic places.
Many people find reasons why not. I say find enough reasons why YES.
Many people get caught up in reading too much theoretical stuff. There is no need for so much theoretical stuff for taking consistent daily action.
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#6 Postby kareno » Mon May 21, 2012 11:03 am

Thanks, Alex. :)

xdarthveganx, what program are you on?

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#7 Postby VeganDougie » Mon May 21, 2012 1:32 pm

Hi Emma,
You've come to the right place. So many people on here who want to help.

I have the same problems as yourself. One of the people Karen mentions. She has helped me out a lot and there are others who help keep my spirits lifted.

Don't be afraid to be honest in your journals and talk about how you feel. Writing it down is quite therapeutic and it also helps others as well.

I did this a while back and got a lot of positive responses that helped.

And finally before I bore the pants of you :) take advantage of those moments you do feel 'uplifted' and train.

Hope this helps

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#8 Postby robert » Mon May 21, 2012 2:28 pm

Welcome back, Emma!

I love your avatar too. I watch it over and over :)

All the very best to you.

Great to have you back here in the community.

Check out my Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness Book on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Vegan-Bodybuildin ... 497&sr=1-1

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#9 Postby emma1488 » Thu May 24, 2012 2:31 am

Robert, my avatar is gold! Makes me laugh every time I see it.


I've signed up for Michelle Bridges 12 Week Body Transformation. So that will help me get started, especially since I had to fork out some money to join. I'm currently fighting off the flu, so it's making it quite difficult to be active. My eating has been really good though I am super bloated by the end of the day, my belly dead set looks like I'm pregnant.

This is my typical day's eating:

Morning: Cup of tea and porridge for breakfast

Mid morning: Generally last night's leftovers (quinoa and veggies stir fry or salad wrap)

Lunch: Hummus and carrot sticks, an apple, raw nuts

Afternoon: Tea, an apple

Dinner: Generally lots of veggies cooked with quinoa or pasta, or a salad wrap

Any suggestions?

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#10 Postby robert » Wed May 30, 2012 1:43 pm

Hope you're feeling better.

I would include more fruit and greens and of course lots of water.

Hope you're back to training and having fun.

Post more often, I like seeing your avatar! :)

Robert


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#11 Postby emma1488 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:41 pm

Hi guys! I've been away, but working my butt off getting fit and healthy. I've lost a bit of weight and am starting to see some muscle definition. Finally feeling quite good about myself and things are looking up!
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#12 Postby robert » Thu Sep 27, 2012 2:05 am

Wow!

Awesome progress!

Congratulations.

And welcome back!


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#13 Postby jaguar » Thu Sep 27, 2012 5:34 am

Awesome awesome progress! You have a truly stunning set of muscles there. You must feel wonderful. Congrats!

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#14 Postby C.O. » Fri Sep 28, 2012 1:09 am

Welcome back Emma, I remember seeing your post before. Glad to hear that you are getting past a depressive period and sound like you are moving in a much more positive/motivated direction!

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#15 Postby emma1488 » Sun Sep 30, 2012 6:02 am

Thanks guys:) in a good place. Being very kind to my body and giving it what it needs, and so it is finally treating me right :) Now just want to get some more definition.


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