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My BEFORE pics...here to motivate the crap out of me!

Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 7:47 am
by emma1488
So this is my thread that I intend to keep adding progress photos to.

A little about me...

Age: 23
Height: 163cm (5'3?)
Current weight 60kg

I've been vegan since the beginning of this year and have thoroughly enjoyed the feeling of knowing I am helping to make a small change in this world.

My goal is to be as fit and healthy as I can be for my own sake, but also to stick it to the veg haters that have the misconception that vegans aren't and cannot be healthy.

So these are my nasty before pics...
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sorry for my red dot. Just not keen on having obvious pictures of me on the net with my shirt off...especially looking like this :mrgreen:
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I want to lose a bit of weight, about 3-5 kg and gain a fair bit of muscle definition. I also want to increase my running endurance/speed. I have entered a 10km fun run that takes place in about 5 weeks and I would like to be able to jog the whole thing.

Re: My BEFORE pics...here to motivate the crap out of me!

Posted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 10:26 am
by eljibarito
I love it when we get the chance to show the veg haters wrong. You look awesome and I can't wait to see your progress pics. Good Luck!

Re: My BEFORE pics...here to motivate the crap out of me!

Posted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 6:04 pm
by emma1488
Thanks! I've been pretty active since I took these pics. And am really sticking to a healthy diet-which is making me feel great! I'm going to update my pics once a month and HOPEFULLY there will be at least a BIT of a difference. My BF is currently writing me up a strength training weekly planner to follow. So this week I will get into that :D

My last run: 6km in a total of 50 mins. (Warm up walk 5 mins, followed by 9 mins running and 1 min walking repeated for a total of 4 times, then cool down walk for 5 mins)

I've been using the Nike Training Club app and my abs are really getting stronger! Can't wait til they reveal themselves a little more! :D

Re: My BEFORE pics...here to motivate the crap out of me!

Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:32 am
by Vegan_Chick
You look great compared to my fat ass!

Re: My BEFORE pics...here to motivate the crap out of me!

Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 1:29 am
by emma1488
:zunge: Thought I would make a small update with my progress.
My bodyfat percentage has dropped from 28.5% to 25.9% over the last few weeks. Haven't really lost much weight. Looking forward to uploading some more progress pics...once it looks like i've made progress that is :zunge:

As i have only just started going to the gym (which will only be once a week), I thought I would record my leg press weight.

I did quite a few reps/sets at different weights and ended up with doin 5 reps of 135 kg. This is something that I was impressed at as I haven't been to a gym or done leg press in quite a few years. I look forward to increasing this. Hopefully to 200kg by the end of the year? :mrgreen:

Edit: Managed to do 5 reps at 150kg on the leg press last sat. I also did 5 reps at 40kg of the lat pull down.

Edit (17/9/11): Upped my leg press to 160kg. I did quite a few sets at lower weights, gradually increasing the weight until I reached the 160kg. I did 1 set of 5 at this weight and then my bf convinced me that I could do 10. I did manage to push out 10, but there wasn't a wide range of movement. I think I might try to focus on getting a decent range of movement for a few weeks before I try to up the weight again.

Re: My BEFORE pics...here to motivate the crap out of me!

Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:47 pm
by emma1488
I wanted to update my photo progress. This is about a month later from my first pics. I can see a very small difference and am very determined to see a much bigger difference over the coming months.
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Weight is more or less the same but I have dropped a little bit of body fat. I've cut down on my cardio due to time restraints and not feeling very super. My 10km fun run was today, but I didn't end up going as I've been sick in bed the last 2 days and felt I owed it to my body to have a rest.

Diet wise, I've decided to start having green smoothies daily in a bid to increase my fruit intake (not a fan of fruit :psycho: ). So hopefully you'll see a difference in about a months time :)

Until then :)

Re: My BEFORE pics...here to motivate the crap out of me!

Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:39 pm
by Bonn1997
You definitely look attractive! Keep up the good work!

Re: My BEFORE pics...here to motivate the crap out of me!

Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:05 pm
by emma1488
Why thank you kind sir! Been struggling with a cold the last week. Getting a bit of cabin fever and am dying to get working out again!
This Saturday when I hit the gym I want to smash it and leave myself unable to walk :D

Re: My BEFORE pics...here to motivate the crap out of me!

Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:24 am
by lobsteriffic
You are looking great already! I'm sure you will make great progress!

Re: My BEFORE pics...here to motivate the crap out of me!

Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 5:32 am
by emma1488
Does anyone have any tips for evening out my biceps? My right arm is quite decent and is getting that sort of round 'popped' look. While my left arm is just crap and doesn't compare to my right arm. It's like I'm a crab...

I haven't ever had an injuries to cause this, my only guess is that I am right handed so it's a bit more dominant.

Would you suggest just doing more reps on my left arm?

Re: My BEFORE pics...here to motivate the crap out of me!

Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 6:54 am
by Bonn1997
emma1488 wrote:Does anyone have any tips for evening out my biceps? My right arm is quite decent and is getting that sort of round 'popped' look. While my left arm is just crap and doesn't compare to my right arm. It's like I'm a crab...

I haven't ever had an injuries to cause this, my only guess is that I am right handed so it's a bit more dominant.

Would you suggest just doing more reps on my left arm?

I'm very strongly right sided too. I'm thinking of doing more reps for everything on the left side or an extra set of each exercise for the left side. Is it just your arm? My right leg is thicker than the left too. My right peck and lat look a little bigger than the left. Basically everything on the right is a bit bigger than on the left.

When I played basically, this difference really affected my game too. I could dribble right-handed and drive to the right WAY better than to the left.

Re: My BEFORE pics...here to motivate the crap out of me!

Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:06 am
by Nicholas_Weir
Your abs are coming through nice! Keep it up!

Re: My BEFORE pics...here to motivate the crap out of me!

Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 7:06 pm
by emma1488
Bonn1997 wrote:
emma1488 wrote:Does anyone have any tips for evening out my biceps? My right arm is quite decent and is getting that sort of round 'popped' look. While my left arm is just crap and doesn't compare to my right arm. It's like I'm a crab...

I haven't ever had an injuries to cause this, my only guess is that I am right handed so it's a bit more dominant.

Would you suggest just doing more reps on my left arm?

I'm very strongly right sided too. I'm thinking of doing more reps for everything on the left side or an extra set of each exercise for the left side. Is it just your arm? My right leg is thicker than the left too. My right peck and lat look a little bigger than the left. Basically everything on the right is a bit bigger than on the left.

When I played basically, this difference really affected my game too. I could dribble right-handed and drive to the right WAY better than to the left.



Nah, it just seems to be my left bicep that is a little piss ant. I think I will start doing an extra set on it to try and even it up. It's a lot weaker as well. I often can't lift as much with my left as I can with my right, so maybe doing extra reps at a lighter weight my help it out...?

Re: My BEFORE pics...here to motivate the crap out of me!

Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 11:22 pm
by Joey
Keep up the good work.

Re: My BEFORE pics...here to motivate the crap out of me!

Posted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 5:04 am
by Aussie Scott
Just keep the reps and weights the same on both arms, it may take a little while, but they will even out.

Keep up the good work.