I am at a loss with this vegetarian lifestyle and how I can truly build muscle/be fit. Since giving birth to my 5th daughter via c-section (after two VBAC's) I have been in a fitness & nutrition middle ground . I want to get back into shape but the only way I truly know how to do this is the typical American way of meat, veggies and brown rice. I wrote a book about it and everything (www.bloggersdiet.com). I am a personal trainer but since early 2008. I have learned so much about nutrition from a holistic perspective that I am downright confused now. I can't seem to get full on beans, rice and broccoli then I end up snacking on chips & veggie pizza. I am also a lover of supplements but things are a bit different when you go veg. I frequent sites like www.bodybuilding.com but they never have any transformation stories on women who are vegetarian or vegan who made the transition. I love muscle; the look and the feel. I don't want to be a thin or un-toned vegetarian chick like Natalia Rosa or The Kind diet chick for instance (love their work though). Any guidance would be super-uber appreciated .