Hello from Northern Ontario

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Hello from Northern Ontario

#1 Postby bobbins » Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:15 pm

Hello everyone!
I was thrilled to find this site as I am just getting into lifting weights and was getting discouraged with all the animal based meal plans and nutritional advice I was finding.
I am a runner/cardio nut and have been vegan for 7 1/2 years now (vegetarian for 5 years before that). I got interested in weights and lifting as i recently fractured the sesamoid bone in my left foot and so have been banned from running. (6 weeks down, 4 more weeks till I will get either the "go ahead" to start back slowly or to be advised that they are operating)
I love running, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, biking and swimming and all of these are on the doctors " do not do" list .....ugh!!
My fiancé (non vegan, former personal trainer) suggested that I try working out with him so he could show me exercises using weights that i could do without hurting my foot. It was awesome!! He is now training me and although I am only in my 2 week I LOVE the burn and the feeling in my muscles after a hard workout!!! Seriously addicting!!
Starting to train with weights has saved my sanity as I have been grumpy as hell since the fracture occurred. I want to do more, learn more, increase my weight capabilities and get a wonderfully muscled toned body!!
Hoping to find helpful advice for nutrition and workouts here......and looking forward to chatting with you too!!

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Re: Hello from Northern Ontario

#2 Postby C.O. » Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:20 pm

Hi S., welcome to the group! Haha I think all of Ontario is northern. Yeah its a wonderful thing to be able to adapt and find something new in fitness that you love after a serious and frustrating injury. Glad you found us. Hope to keep hearing more from you in the future.


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Re: Hello from Northern Ontario

#3 Postby stcalico » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:53 pm

Hello S. Sounds like you have the right attitude getting started. Glad you are enjoying it so far and hopefully you will be motivated to keep at it when you are 'back on your foot' again.
If it's important to you, you'll find a way. If it isn't, you'll find an excuse.

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