OK so here is the deal I have been vegan for about 10 years but always on the chubby side, I want to know if its possible to slim down and make myself a little smaller. I have a pretty large frame as in football player style body. I dont mind being a larger guy but I would like to slim down as much as possible. I have been doing jiu Jitsu for a while now and feel as if my physique is holding me back. How should I go about doing this? I really need to know what kind of meal plan is best for slimming down? Also what is the best way to go about things excercise wise? I am great at bulking up and getting bigger which ive done before in the past. But what should I be doing to bulk down? Let me first state that my cardio absolutley sucks and when I try to run which dosent get me very far it bothers my kneeesand my ankles . Also im rather limited to just my gym in my apartments which has a treadmill and a lifecycle.
HELP ME WHAT IM A DOING WRONG???!!!
Here is where I am at currently......
and very stocky I have really broad shoulders and my legs are like tree trunks
Also My flexibility is HORRIBLE!!!!!!
I try to stretch everday but I cant even touch my toes
As of right now,
Monday: Jiu Jitsu 7-830 pm
Tuesday: Jiu Jitsu 7-830pm
Wednesday: Jiu Jitsu 6-730pm
Thursday: Jiu Jitsu 6-730 pm
Friday: 30 minute hill program on the lifecycle I am soaked in sweat by the time im done. 50 Pushups 100 Crunches
Saturday: 30 minute hill program on the lifecycle I am soaked in sweat by the time im done. 50 Pushups 100 crunches
Also I work at home depot 3 days a week and walk approximately
7 miles in an average work day.
Bowl of Cereal usually hemp granola with vanilla almond milk and a soy yogurt
Snack: Smoothie- Vanilla almond milk ,Banana, Frozen berries, 2 scoops hemp protien, 2 scoops vitamineral green powder
Lunch: varies. (i.e.)... Sandwhich with tofurkey slices, avocado, tomato, veganaise and mustard on 21 whole grain bread. sometimes I add a cup of soup or chili
Snack: Clif Builder Bar
Dinner: varies but here are a couple examples
1 "chicken" fajitas with red and green bell pepper and onion and gaucamole. Plus 2-3 taco size flour tortillas
2 vegan Potsickers boiled not fried.
3 Spanish Rice with 2 tofurkey sausages
and then usually a salad with dinner.... Dark Greens, tomato, avocado, cucumber with balsamic vinagrette or goddess dressing
ALSO: I cut soda virtually out of my diet completely about 2 months ago
If I do drink a soda its once a week MAYBE and it will be a hansens fruit soda or a blue sky. I drink 64 ounces of water a day. the only other thing I drink is juice. usually orange or tangerine.
Here is a pic of what I look like,
Workout equipment I have available:
Weak ass weight machine