3 year veg*n journey

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Dahlia
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3 year veg*n journey

#1 Postby Dahlia » Sat Feb 28, 2009 10:54 pm

Hi everybody,

I read but Ive never registered before. I was vegetarian until a month ago so I never felt like I fit in. Now Im not quite calling myself vegan, but Im on my way. Im a strict vegetarian for now striving everyday to make vegan choices.

Anyways, Ive been veg since 2007 and Ive seen major changes in my body. Ive really come to understand my body and become more aware of what Im putting in my mouth and the effects it has. My body is the only one Im ever going to have and Ive really come to appreciate it. Anyways, Ive dropped 30lbs since September 07 from 5'2 at 165lbs to 134lbs. These are my shots!

Image September 07, starting at 165lbs.

Image November 07

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December 08

Image January 08

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May 08 after a 3 month break due to injury

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December 08

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January 09 at 134lbs.

My exercise regime started with light cardio (30min x 3 days a week) and heavy lifting (1 hr x 5 days a week). I gained a lot of muscle and felt fantastic, but by the next year I had plateaued around 145. I decided I had to work harder and started running in September 08. I dropped down to 134 by Jan 09. At first I really struggled but now I crave the intense cardio. I took all forms of diary and eggs out of my diet on Jan 1 09. Im trying to get down to 130 before I visit my boyfriend in another city in 4 weeks. Im running in the morning(x 5 a week) and lifting in the evening (x3 week). Ive also switching my carb heavy meal to lunch time.

Anyways, Im not sure I can get past 130 as Ive got larger frame, but I'd love a toned lean stomach and great arms. I also want to run a 10k sometime this summer. Thats next on my list :)

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Re: 3 year veg*n journey

#2 Postby apple » Sun Mar 01, 2009 7:23 am

Wow! You're looking great. Congratulations on your veg journey!

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Re: 3 year veg*n journey

#3 Postby Tasha » Sun Mar 01, 2009 4:30 pm

Nice shape.. Great job :)
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My knee muscles look totally sweet where I'm holding my weiner.

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Re: 3 year veg*n journey

#4 Postby woode » Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:45 pm

OMG! You go girl!

This forum is so freakin' inspirational!

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Re: 3 year veg*n journey

#5 Postby Dahlia » Mon Mar 02, 2009 7:40 am

This is why I keep hanging around :)

Most of the other veg*n's I know are overweight because they replace with carbs. Its so inspiring to see all these athletes living the right way....

Thanks everybody

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Re: 3 year veg*n journey

#6 Postby WhenDanSaysJump » Mon Mar 02, 2009 3:07 pm

Excellent progress!
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Re: 3 year veg*n journey

#7 Postby Richard » Thu Mar 05, 2009 1:50 pm

Great, well done 8)
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Re: 3 year veg*n journey

#8 Postby apple » Fri Mar 27, 2009 4:13 pm

You look incredible!! Congratulations! I find that high intensity interval training (HIIT) is really helpful with losing fat, and it really helps your core muscles develop too.

http://www.intervaltraining.net/HiitTraining-30.html

I started doing these a little while ago; they completely wear you out in a half an hour workout. They've also helped me to run faster and for longer stretches of time when I do my long runs on the weekends. They might be just the change in workout that you're looking for.

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Re: 3 year veg*n journey

#9 Postby CollegeB » Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:24 pm

Very good progression!

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Re: 3 year veg*n journey

#10 Postby Oggy » Tue Apr 14, 2009 6:37 am

Wow you look very good, very sexy shape if you don't mind me saying, specially in the last 2 pics. :tonqe:

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Re: 3 year veg*n journey

#11 Postby Attila » Tue Apr 14, 2009 7:20 am

Thanks for joining! :supz:

You've made gerat progress over the time. It's really great to be able to see it! You'll definately achieve your next goal I am sure of that!


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