Thanks for replying, Richard
I don't have any major reasons for going vegan, which is probably why I haven't. I just think I'd like to try it, mostly because it'll force me to keep a cleaner diet.
My main goal at the moment is to shred fat..I have a lot of muscle, it's just got a soft covering lol Daily protein intake should be 1g/lb, I'm usually content if I hit 100, though. I've noticed that I'm maintaining a lot more muscle since keeping my intake that high...about 6lbs of it lol In the end, I want to be lean and muscular, which is why I'm lifting rather than doing cardio. Plus lifting is just more fun.
Today was an awesome day..clean breakfast, clean lunch, great workout (that included a compliment from a former pro-powerlifter on my form with bench press!), and I just had a shake now...just wondering what to have for dinner...
I bought groceries while I was out, and just knowing that I bought all healthy things makes me feel good. Veggies and tofu, that was it...I almost bought some 'convenience' snacks...falafel bites and spinach bites, made by a company that makes damn good soy chicken nuggets. I looked at the calorie : protein ratio though, and decided it just so wasn't worth it. A display of doritos, and one of pizza pockets pretty much made me drool though.
If any women are reading this, what's your bench like? I think I lift pretty decent, but I've never had anyone to compare to. I'm 125lbs and while I don't have a max. lift, today I did 55lbs x12 reps for 3 sets, followed by 65lbs x 6 reps.