Nice to "meet" you.
I'm brand new here and super excited... I've had a middling interest in body-building since the beginning of the year, and have kind of been stumbling my way through a great many learning experiences, plus a few flops and falls along the way.
My interest began due to my poledancing... which I love... but which you need to be very strong for. So I started investigating weight-training and got a baby body builder's program designed for me (the 12-10-8-6 to fail plus two 12 rep super sets) with interval-based cardio and nutrition. I'm a confessed hedonist with a love of over-indulgence so diet has been the hardest part for me which means I have not managed the fat loss I desire.
Four weeks ago I started up again with greater dedication, committing myself to not drinking alcohol apart from one day a week, and maintaing as high-protein, gluten-free diet as possible with minimal simple carbs. I've also been keeping a daily food diary with weekly mini goals which has been hugely helpful, although I have had a few slip-ups. I am seeing a nutritionist this week to get further advice - at the moment there isn't enough fibre in my diet and my desire to strip fat is stronger than ever but I need professional advice!
Oh and did I forget to mention? Strict vego, almost vegan.
I was a super strict vegan a few years back but my love of yummy cheeses swayed me from that path. Except on cheat days, though, I try to keep the dairy out.
I am female, 26 (officially 21, shhh), measurements 35 28 36, and would greatly value advice from all you fabulous people out there and am really looking forward to participating in this community!