Hi everyone! I've been meaning to check out/get involved in this site for a long time. My name is Davin, I'm turning 30 next week (yay!), and I live in Philly. I've been vegan for 14 years and live a pretty active lifestyle (walking/biking in the city- it's a must) and go on and off with weight training. Last year I got back into fitness hard, going from a size 5 to a size 1 without losing any weight which was pretty rad (I'm female btw- hence the sizes) which I wrote (and posted photos of) here:http://elladelphia.blogspot.com/2012/02/pre-tour-fitness-challenge.html
And now maybe you can see in those photos, but parts of my body (um... my butt) just totally deflated with the loss of fat. (Note in the AFTER side view there's barely any way to distinguish my ass from my upper thigh.) I was slender and fit, but not really firm. This bummed me out from a body sculpting/fitness standpoint, but also because losing one's bum is uh, a bummer. (Har har.) So I've been following a body building routine on my lower half for the last few months and started packing on the muscle. I've now gone up a panty size without expanding my waist at all! Not to mention of course that I feel great (this goes without saying, right?) I've lost a couple pounds (I'm a size 0 now and like 111lbs) and now I'm trying to add some bulk all around, then shred some fat and get cut.
I weight train, do (and adore) pilates, and do high-impact cardio interval training type stuff. I also just started working at a gym- my gym- TODAY! It's so awesome! My manager said I could sneak in lifting during slow times. Anyway, I'll be able to post on here more from there. And I reckon I ought to take a progress picture of my lower half- the gains have been sweet! My arms are little useless noodles, but I dream of- and work toward- turning them into bonafide peanuts (think about it... peanut arms. Lump- shoulder, dip, lump- bicep. I talk quite a bit about my desire for peanut arms, and when my bf wants to make me blush, he tells me that I have little peanuts, and squeezes them. "You're looking real swoll today" has a similar effect.)
Um other interests are hardcore, historical non-fiction, and budget traveling.
I'm really excited to chat with and learn from you all!
ps- This is my fitness goal. She's so shredded!