Hi, my name is Matthew, I am 30 years old and currently living in Vancouver. I have been a Vegan only since the start of the year so this is a huge change to my lifestyle.
How it happened: my girlfriend has been a vegetarian as long as I have known her and she had talked about becoming a vegan on several occasions, to me it was not an option - how could I give up meat?
I told her she would not have enough protein, she would lack several nutrients and so forth, yes I am the typical person who knows nothing about being a vegan apart from what I have overheard, lol. So I started to do some research, what is a vegan?
I watched forks over knives and several other programs and it really opened my eyes.
Then I thought do I even enjoy meat? The truth was most of the time no.
So why am I destroying a life for something I don't even want, this may shock some and thinking back I do feel guilty about all the animal products I ate but at least I have made the change now.
So from trying the vegan lifestyle to support my girlfriend has turned into a lifestyle change, maybe it's to early to see a change but I have noticed I am sleeping better and my energy levels are up.
I'd like to thank my gilfrIend for introducing me to the vegan life and everyone at Vegan Bodybuilding for providing this forum full of motivation and support.
First day back at the gym for over a week, had a nice rest but felt good to be back working out.
Chest & Biceps
Decline Press 12 x 25lbs, 12 x 40lbs, 9 x 55lbs
Incline DB Press 12 x 30lbs, 10 x 50lbs
DB Flyes 12 x 15lbs, 11 x 22.5lbs
1 Arm Preacher Curl 10 x 25lbs, 7 x 35lbs
Straight Bar Curl 15 x 40lbs
Crunches 14reps, 10, 8
Short but intense workout, feeling great.
"Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do."-Bruce Lee
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.-Arnold Schwarzenegger
Last edited by mattpb on Sun Jan 15, 2012 11:29 am, edited 4 times in total.