I've only been vegan for 2 months now but am in it for life - I've always been very active but after dislocating my shoulder in January of this year and then having surgery for it in April my activity level has been almost non-existent since the beginning of the year. While I do have most of my range of motion back my shoulder strength is still very weak so I'm limited as to what I can do for upper body exercises. Normally I would be out mountain biking, rock climbing, kayaking, etc. but those activities haven't been possible due to my shoulder. However, now that I'm regaining shoulder strength and mobility I've decided it's time to get cut! I want to get into the best shape of my life and what better time than now as a vegan!!
My goal for now is to get in at least 20-30 minutes of cardio a day and weight training at least twice a week. My biggest problem areas are my lower abs and my hamstings; those are the areas with the most fat, less definition. Although the pictures might say otherwise, I do have some fat hiding the definition in my lower abs. I can see it when I look down at my abs; it's not flat straight down, it's like I've got a little hill to get over at the bottom
I'd like to put on some muscle weight but also get "cut" and lean; good lines, muscle definition, etc.....today I did 30 minutes on my bike, crunches, and some light bicep curls. I only have ab pics for now. Oh yeah this might be helpful....female, 5 ft. 1 inch. @ 108 lbs.
Any suggestions in particular about getting cut while gaining muscle and/or some good exercises for lower abs and hamstrings. I do have a gym membership so there is equipment available although I'm all for things that can be done at home with resistence bands, dumbells, body weight, etc.
Thanks in advance!