Hello from South Carolina

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Elise
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Hello from South Carolina

#1 Postby Elise » Fri Dec 06, 2013 6:45 am

I'm new here. I've been vegetarian for over thirty years and nearly vegan much of that time. Several months ago I decided to go 100 percent vegan, even when traveling (which has always been the biggest challenge and which I do a lot of), and to ramp up my training. My goal is to go from being in good shape to being in elite shape by my birthday next July. For me, a tall middle-aged woman, that means I'm shooting for about 15 percent body fat, great abs, and the ability to complete unassisted pull ups. The last one will be the hardest. My training consists of a combination of circuit training with a personal trainer (burpees, medical ball slams, mixed weights, box jumps, etc.) twice per week, heavier lifting on my own (full-body compound plus a few isolation moves) once or twice per week, a couple of spin classes per week, one body combat per week, plus some miscellaneous other cardio and a little yoga. I'm pretty committed to the exercise and clean eating, but I have a soft spot for wine and chocolate (and potato chips the day after drinking wine). I also find that hamstring soreness limits my recovery and so ability to train hard some days, so I've just ordered Vega's sport recovery accelerator. Any other suggestions welcome, particularly for traveling vegan in the U.S. and internationally, and nice to meet you all!

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Re: Hello from South Carolina

#2 Postby Michalina » Fri Dec 06, 2013 1:16 pm

Hi, nice to meet you :). Congrats for becoming vegan. I see you're very determined and hard-working for your body.
I also wish to do pull ups one day, but find it really challenging at the moment.
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Re: Hello from South Carolina

#3 Postby Elise » Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:03 pm

Thanks, Michalina. Nice to meet you. Wishing us both luck on the pull ups!

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Re: Hello from South Carolina

#4 Postby C.O. » Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:56 pm

Hi Elise and welcome to the community. 15% body fat is one of your goals where are you at currently?

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Re: Hello from South Carolina

#5 Postby Elise » Sat Dec 14, 2013 2:15 pm

Thanks, C.O. I'm at 19-20% (5'8", 130 lbs.) so I think I have some building as well as some cutting to do!

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Re: Hello from South Carolina

#6 Postby C.O. » Mon Dec 16, 2013 12:25 am

Nice, good goal, challenging, but definitely attainable!


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