Well he is a professional fitness model with favorable lighting conditions, a good tan, and Photoshop, but you do have a similar body shape, so achieving something like that is not impossible.
Hahaha, that's true! You forgot better genes as well...
Perhaps I can better use this picture for my goal:
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Hey, having a goal to work towards is a good form of motivation. Some might say that you need an "achievable" goal (read: "easy" goal), but if you ask me, for some people, a very difficult goal will push you harder. Post up what you are currently eating and we'll give you some advice on how to alter it. Also I'd be interested to hear what your personal trainer has suggested so far
I got that feeling too that by "achievable" sometimes "easy" is meant. But that doesn't work for me, if it's easy, I don't even bother. The biggest problem I'm having is coming up with easy ways to get my protein... I've calculated that I'll need roughly 100gr of protein a day. Spread across 5 meals that's about 20gr of protein per meal. So that means I need to eat seitan/tofu/... with every meal?
Gosh, this really is an attitude change for me
I'm used to easy quick meals (read: cottage cheese with dried fruit) to get my protein. I'm sure there's quick easy vegan meals as well, that's why I'm here.
I'm also gonna try out other protein shakes, cause the ones I've tried so far give me horrible stomach cramps!
I've got oats for breakfast, then a veggie burger wrap for mid-morning, lunch I don't know yet... and that's it for the moment! Dinner will probably be rice, vegetables with soy or seitan. I'll start adding legumes too.
My first personal trainer thought it would be impossible to get the right kind of nutrients on a vegan diet and refused to continue training with me if I went the vegan route! So now I've started with another personal trainer, who doesn't incorporate nutritional advice, so I'm on my own for that. At first I'm gonna train for balance and my core, because I need that before I start training for strength and size. But the trainer I have now is on board for getting me to my goal. Training for balance will allow me to cut the last remaining fat too, before I start adding muscle.
Where I live vegan lifestyle is almost unheard of, so to find vegan personal trainers is almost impossible (I don't know if they even exist here). That's why I'm working with a regular personal trainer.
I'd say it's realistic. Well some people aren't as vascular as others so you may not get the vein!
I'm sure I wouldn't mind the veins or not if the rest would look like that.