Introduce yourself. Tell us about your training history, how long you've been vegan, share some of your goals and some of your interests.

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#1 Postby VeganMom690 » Mon Jan 20, 2014 5:59 am

Hello everybody!

I am a new....sort of.....vegan. Actually I have been vegan before, several times actually but I keep falling off the bandwagon. This time I decided to give it another go and am going about it a bit differently so hopefully this time I will be able to stick with it. Currently I am "transitioning". I am changing day by day to vegan. So far I am up to 4 days per week vegan, 3 days Omni....however, I have gone dairy free. This does two things, one it allows my body to adjust gradually, and 2, it allows me to eat up the meat I still have in my freezer (I am out of dairy and I refuse to buy any more). The reason I kept falling off is because it is hard, when you aren't used to it. It is so easy to just rely on the "old reliable" recipes that my mom used to always cook when I was a kid which can't be veganized too easily. Meatloaf for instance....I have yet to find a good vegan meatloaf my son will eat.

I am athletic too, I work out 4-5 days per week usually, for about 1 to 1-1/2 per day. I work out early in the morning, I get up at 4AM and work out from 4:30 - 6. Typical work out session for me is 30-45min weightlifting, followed by 45 min running on a treadmill. I am a single mommy to a hyper active 5 year old boy who is my world and I adore. I have a full time career, typical office job working 8-5M-F. That is why I work out in the mornings, it is the only time I have, and I do sacrifice sleep to do it, but not much. I usually am in bed between 9-9:30PM every night, I go to bed at the same time my son does.

I want to go vegan because I know it is the right thing to do for the animals and the planet. I also want to be a good role model for my son.

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Re: Helloooo!!!

#2 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Mon Jan 20, 2014 2:06 pm

A nice big welcome to the forum 'Mum', look forward to seeing you posting more around the board. Congrats on your changes, 4 days a week is a fantastic start and I'm sure that will only increase as time goes on. This is a great reference point and everyone on here is ready to help and share their advice when/if you need it.

Feel free to start up a training journal so that we can follow along and see what you are up to. Props to you for getting that early to train, that certainly takes some discipline! All the best with your fitness, diet and health goals for the upcoming year MF.

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Re: Helloooo!!!

#3 Postby C.O. » Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:49 pm

Another welcome aboard! I think your plan to go gradual is a great idea, you know what hasn't worked in the past and it sounds like you have excellent motivation for succeeding this time around.


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