So, I was a skinny vegan for over 25 years - and then when I turned 40 I stacking packing on the weight. I couldn't get away with it any longer. Besides, I was skinny but not very healthy.
So, I bought two books : Brendan Braziers 'Thrive Fitness' and Robert Cheeke's 'Vegan Bodybuilding' - these are my training and nutrition bibles.
So my regime has been to pick the best exercises and some nutrition tips from Brendan's book, and bodybuilding inspiration and the top 5 supplements from Robert's book.
Since March 2011, I've been going to the gym 2-3 times a week on average. I've also hired help from a trainer, who I see about every 2-3 months for catch-ups and assigning new workouts (on a budget!).
Vegan bodybuilders are unheard of in these parts (New Zealand), so I would love to hear from anyone if you know of vegan bodybuilders (or just fitness freaks) over here.
So, I'm finally starting to see and feel progress - and I feel that I'm about half way to my goal...
So, with intrepidation, I'm sharing my before/after photo with you.
Finding it hard to build-up my chest, but making slow progress. My arms thickening-up - definitely change but can only really see it when I flex. My stomach... well, I need to do more stretches! My back is now much stronger - I used to always put my back out - but that hasn't happened now for 6 months.
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