I figure I better jump in with both feet before I back out of it. Everyone here that has posted their progress to date has been very inspiring! Great work everyone. I've been vegan for around 18 years, was always in great shape up until a few years ago. Although I am very active in the summers (hiking, canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking), it is the winters that have taken their toll. Between working full time and going back to university part time, my schedule became a bit crazy. In one winter I went from 160 pounds to 184 pounds. I am currently sitting at around 173 pounds and gaining each week. I was involved in mixed martial arts for a number of years, but due to my schedule and a broken rib (re-injured 3 times in jiu jitsu) very little has been going on the past 6 years in that department. So, here I am, realizing that I am not in the shape I once was. And it was not until I took my own photos the other day that I realized how far I had let myself go. To stay motivated and inspired, I'm putting it all out there for everyone to see. Luckily I have the ability for gym workouts and will be starting back up with mixed martial arts soon. I hope that I see the improvement I'm hoping for.
Brief run down of stats:
35 years old
Pictures below, I contemplated not posting these but I have to start somewhere I guess: