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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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Hi from PDX

#1 Postby AtypicalVegan » Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:44 pm


I have been Vegan for almost 14 years. I try to get fit and build my body, but I seem to flat line and make no progress - been at it somewhat seriously for about 4 years. I had one really good 6 months where I was able to shed a good portion of that layer of fat and see some definition, but then it is like my body revolted and I couldn't make any progress. I say somewhat seriously because sometimes it feels hopeless. I am hoping to get some tips here on how to burn my layer of fat and keep it off without killing myself every day.

Oh, and just before signing up I ran across this article about the 15 most useless exercises - I do so many of these... http://www.workoutplan.com/8-most-usele ... outs-ever/.

Thanks for having me,

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Re: Hi from PDX

#2 Postby VeganBadass_CO » Thu Jul 24, 2014 5:11 pm

Hey Todd!

Don't fret. We all need some tweaks/changes to both our food and our exercise routines and this board is great for helping with both!

You touched on both topics, but probably better to start with what you're eating and then move on the the exercise (okay, maybe a little summary of what kinds of things you've been doing, we can get into more detail later on.) if the nutrition is off then you're making your exercise results harder to achieve.

While I didn't click around beyond the link you shared to see what they were selling, I think I'd only sort of agreed with like 2-3 of the things on the list as being 'worthless'. Much of their claim to 'worth' or reward/risk/effort to me points more to form than it did the actual exercise. Doing anything incorrectly not only can get you injured but also can really diminish the benefit of the work.

First think I picked up from your intro post was how to get rid of (and keep off) that persistent trouble area(s) without killing yourself every day. ENTIRELY do able! and sustainable! and without deprivation associated with most other 'diets'.

So that said...and a big wave... :hello2:

lets talk about what you're typically eating and when? Don't have to worry much now about measurements, etc....just the 'stuff'...

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Re: Hi from PDX

#3 Postby C.O. » Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:12 pm

Hey Todd, former Portlandian here, whats up. Funny article, and some what informative. I think excuses and not seeing quick or dramatic results are the biggest adversary. Maybe check out Robert Cheeke's book?

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