Introduce yourself. Tell us about your training history, how long you've been vegan, share some of your goals and some of your interests.

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#1 Postby igcgal23 » Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:54 pm

Hi, my name is Sarah. I'm 33 yrs old.

I was always 'big' my entire life. In 2006, at 5ft 6 inches, I weighed nearly 220lbs with a 42 inch waist. I learned about Body For Life and then began learning about nutrition and bodybuilding through books and websites. I worked with 2 online trainers- ate 5-6 small, frequent meals a day with protein and veggies. Ended up dropping down to 145. (I keep playing with the idea of entering at least one bodybuilding comp too).

I have never been much into eating beef, I usually stuck to lean ground turkey, chicken and fish with veggies, fruits, and lots of water.
After eating MRE's (military Meals Ready to Eat) and not feeling so great (hormonal issues) along with my previous eating of so much protein, I ended up going vegan last September.

My health did improve, but my weight ended up going back up (I flux around 160 now). After getting Robert Cheeke's book, I know that it is doable to be vegan and be a bodybuilder/athlete, but I would like help to get on the right path of initially learning 'the ropes' to eat a balanced, sensible vegan nutrition program for bodybuilding/athletic performance.
I would love to 'recondition and retrain' my mind and body for a healthy, vibrant vegan lifestyle.

I am encouraged and hopeful to learn a lot and glean from the many resources and wisdom here on this forum.

I have emailed 2 online websites for vegan bodybuilding online training and have gotten no replies so far. All suggestions are welcomed please!
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#2 Postby C.O. » Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:30 pm

Hey Sarah, welcome to the forum. Sounds like you are on the right track for starters. Here I would say your best strategy is to seek out information directly. Search through posts, use the search button in this forum. Check out what people are doing for workouts and what they are eating in the journals section. And respond to other forum members posts directly with your questions or send them private messages.



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Re: Introduction

#3 Postby robert » Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:34 pm

Welcome to the forum!

Thank you for reading my book. I sincerely appreciate it. I'm glad you're working on finding a good balance of vegan and bodybuilding in your life. They can both be excellent things to be part of.

Check out some of these articles:

What to eat before and after exercise: ... ormation_2

Working Out Anywhere, Anytime: ... _make_time

And even though this is an article for the "new year" it is still full of great ideas to 'wear your beach body year round' - ... ormation_1

Check out the various bios on our site too. Perhaps you can connect with some people there. I know it can be hard to track so people down, as many of us receive more email than we can often comfortably keep up with, but explore around and see who resonates with you:

All the best!


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