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 Post subject: The beginning!
PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 7:03 am 
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Hey all,

I've just signed up as I am getting back into strength training and was looking for some like minded people to hang out with.

I've been a mostly vegan for about 2 years. Originally I did it purely for health reasons and now environmental and ethical. You see my upbringing in a carnistic world helped to lead me astray and follow pseudo scientific non-sense such as low carb paleo style diets in an effort to loose weight. Of course long term this did not really work out at all. It did however work to get a bowel cancer diagnosis at the age of 26.

Anyway still having a bit of an existential crises but successfully in remission (aided by a plant based diet) I am looking to get back into strength training. I've only been cycling in the beautiful Brisbane weather and have let my strength fail quite spectacularly! It's time to get some tone, strength and low body fat going!

Look forward to contributing here. You never know, maybe I'll become some kind of vegan warrior like Frank Medrano ;)


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 Post subject: Re: The beginning!
PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:14 pm 
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Sorry to hear about the cancer diagnosis. That is good news that you are in remission!

I have known quite a few vegan athletes over the years and the diet is kind of popular in the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu crowd (particularly amongst the guys who are actually born and raised in Brazil).

Later!


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 Post subject: Re: The beginning!
PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:58 am 
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Sorry to hear about your cancer diagnosis, however I am sure your diet will serve you well.

Welcome to the forum and it's great to have you here. I look forward to seeing you around posting more MF.

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 Post subject: Re: The beginning!
PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 12:01 am 
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Hi Carlos, and welcome! You definitely found some like-minded people. Glad you found us!


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 Post subject: Re: The beginning!
PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:58 pm 
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CarlosPhyto wrote:
Hey all,

I've just signed up as I am getting back into strength training and was looking for some like minded people to hang out with.

I've been a mostly vegan for about 2 years. Originally I did it purely for health reasons and now environmental and ethical. You see my upbringing in a carnistic world helped to lead me astray and follow pseudo scientific non-sense such as low carb paleo style diets in an effort to loose weight. Of course long term this did not really work out at all. It did however work to get a bowel cancer diagnosis at the age of 26.

Anyway still having a bit of an existential crises but successfully in remission (aided by a plant based diet) I am looking to get back into strength training. I've only been cycling in the beautiful Brisbane weather and have let my strength fail quite spectacularly! It's time to get some tone, strength and low body fat going!

Look forward to contributing here. You never know, maybe I'll become some kind of vegan warrior like Frank Medrano ;)


Carlos, you and I sound like we'd be good friends. I feel that spiritualism and vegan-ism go hand in hand. I have heard of miraculous feats of healing occurring when someone bring those two factors into one's life. Welcome, and the best of luck to you on your journey!


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 Post subject: Re: The beginning!
PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 5:28 am 
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Thanks all for the welcome! It is great to find like minded people. Sometimes the new lifestyle can feel a little isolating.

Hey Mik I agree completely. Spiritualism and vegan-ism do go hand in hand. See you around the forum.


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