I finally signed up after stalking for years!
This site is awesome and I've learned so much from reading the articles, forums, and training journals.
I'm very excited to get involved and participate.My background:
31 year old male
5'11", ~140 lbs
vegan for 4 years, vegetarian for 6 years before that
lifting for last 2 years (SS, SL, RPT, Lyle McDonald's Generic Bulk)
current program is all pro's beginner program from bb.com (http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthrea ... 843&page=1
to be healthy and feel super awesome every day
to have a strong lean muscular appearance along with strength gainsIssues:
I have had digestion problems for the past 5 years (maybe my whole life).
It got so bad that I had candida overgrowth, leaky gut, undigested food in stools, high stress, low body weight, elevated hormone levels, low gut immunities, etc.
I was in a real bad place and tried "everything".
I finally found good info about the raw diet (80-10-10 by Doug Graham and Self Healing by David Klein) and tried this. I have been doing much better ever since (March 2011).
However, I am not fully recovered and struggle with maintaining this lifestyle as well as my health.
I have had many ups and downs in the past 2 years with regards to my training due to my health issues.
My body weight has fluctuated and my training has seen gains and losses in this time.Now/Future:
I've been generally consistent with my training and eating.
I will continue to improve and stay consistent.
I will work towards my goals.Last workout:
Squat: 23.8 lbs x 10, 52.4 lbs x 10, 102.2 lbs x 10 x 2
BP: 23.8 lbs x10, 43.6 lbs x10, 81 lbs x 10 x 2
Rows: 23.8 lbs x10, 43.6 lbs x10, 81 lbs x 10 x 2
OHP: 15 lbs x 10, 23.8 lbs x 10, 48.6 lbs x 10 x 2
SLDL: 102.2 lbs x 10 x 2
Bicep BB Curls: 48.6 lbs x 10 x 2
Calf Raises: 102.2 lbs x 10 x 2
I'll be back to post up my next workout!