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Hi, vegetarian for 20 years but finally made the move to veganism last year once I acknowledged the cruelty in dairy farming. Best move I ever made. Even though I always looked after myself I actually feel better. Even lost a few pounds fat without trying.


I am 49 years young. Have trained with weights for 30 years - both seriously and also just to keep in shape. I have a double garage kitted out with basic equipment - squat rack, bench, dipping stand, scott curl bench, calf raise machine, olympic bar and reasonable set of disks and dumbells and a few other bits and pieces.


Have been following a 5x5 routine for the last year which I love however for the last 6 months I have deliberately maintained the same weights. Basically because I just wanted to do enough to keep in shape and not get burned out by constantly adding more weight. I'm 6'4" and around 208 lbs - but reasonably lean these days. My weights are pathetic - Squat 110KG, Bench 80Kg, Deadlift 100KG, dumbell curls 20Kg etc. (all at 5x5 - wont list all my exercises)


Lately I took up some jogging to get fitter and really love it. I live in a village and am surrounded by hills so get a tough workout!


Part of me would really like to see what I could do on a vegan diet - so maybe I can find some motivation on this forum to get back to work! Would also like to investigate different protein supplements. Have only tried soya but interested in rice protein.


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welcome! i'm so glad you made the change and i'm sure you'll be glad too. You're 49, but about to get younger as a vegan!


i'll be 42 in a few months, but i seem to be getting younger so i'm not too worried about it lol.



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