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!
September 07, starting at 165lbs.
May 08 after a 3 month break due to injury
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