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  1. I've spent the last few months mostly focusing on cardio in an effort to cut down on body fat but ended up just starting to dislike working out so now i am happily back to weights, however, am already noticing some improvement as I have managed to decrease my appetite and eat much healthier now. Also trying to do more running but running has always been one of those things I want to love but just don't, at least for long distances. So i am working on trying to run 3 times a week and slowly increase the distance. Also happy to say my one rep maxes for a lot of exercises have increased . I can bench 70kg, deadlift 110kg, and squat 100kg.
  2. Thank you! Things have been good. Been struggling as always to cut down a bit more but still working out and diet has improved. Spent a good while mostly focused on cardio but i find it so boring and unfulfilling that i finally decided to return my focus to lifting. i try to continue some cardio, especially jump roping but the change has remotivated me )
  3. Still working out and doing well . Have begun intermittent fasting, keeping track of my macros and jumping rope which are going well too.
  4. i also set up a body building com account http://bodyspace.bodybuilding.com/jlveggiegirl/
  5. finally managed a badly formed scorpion pose (picture flipping odly on phone :/ )
  6. Everything is great! still working out and currently dieting. i need to get back to updating: )
  7. ive always had the most insecurities and frustration involving my abs and they are still a work in progress.
  8. I can't stand when people say they love animals and yet they eat them. That seems completely hypocritical to me =P. What is really sad is how ignorant most people are about it. I actually really enjoy being vegan, i love the food i eat and i love living this way. I had a funny moment today at olive garden, there was a special mushroom ravioli dish thing and i asked the waitress if there was any cheese in it and she said no. When it arrived i tasted it and was insisting there was cheese but i always feel weird making requests and asking the waitresses to double check things so i had some family members try it and they all said it didnt taste like there was any cheese but i was SO sure! it really tasted like there was cheese! so i finally asked the waitress to ask the chef and double check and i saw the chef shake is head and she came back and confirmed that there was no cheese. That was when i realized i don't think i actually remember what cheese tastes like... XP. I just found it funny for some reason.
  9. Been quite a while since i have been on. Been a busy month . Finished highschool, and now currently in America and getting married in 3 weeks and then flying back to China to get a new apartment and puppy. Very excited for all the changes. My mom won't let me take my current baby/dog because she said she will be too sad without her but luckily she will be near by to visit . Not a lot of workout options this month as i will be staying at my grandparent's homes for the month sans gym options; however, been trying to keep up stretching and some body weight exercises so i don't lose too much. Thankfully just a month. When i get back i am looking forward to having more control over my diet and being able to control what food i have around the house. My fiance is not vegan so any junk food that may be around i wont eat anyways. Speaking of junk food i had my first taste of so delicious coconut milk chocolate icecream and it was AWESOME!!!! . Definetely going to make some coconut milk icecream when i go home hehe. I am using this time to plan out a good diet plan as well as my new work out to get any lost strength and muscle back. Big goal is to work on trimming down and toning everything as much as possible before october when i go to Thailand for honeymoon. So everything has been going wonderfully. Awesome profile pic btw mini forklift! looking good.
  10. I am currently visiting America and have seen or heard a few comments about veganism being stupid or useless and blah blah. And it made me curious what made other people decide to become vegan. I originally became vegan to lose some weight and get healthier and later researched what animals go through and now am a vegan because i don't support cruelty to innocent beings. I have seen a few people state that the animal is being killed whether or not they eat it. What do you think of that? Even if my not eating animal products was completely useless i just don't think i could ever go back to eating meat xP. i'm not doubting being a vegan or anything but was just curious why you all decided to become and stay vegan .
  11. Haven't been on here for a while but everything has been going well. I have changed my work out a bit to combine 2 or more exercises in a super set and I try to do 20 reps of each thing. I have also recently gotten a DDR mat for my xbox and have been playing that every day for cardio. I have noticed that I have held a lot less water than normal because of how much I sweat when playing so I am def. going to continue especially because it is so fun x). I would like to lose some more fat this month because May 6th I leave for America and June 1st I get married and then soon after will come back to China and not only would I like to look as good as possible when I go back to visit all my relatives but I will also most likely not have access to a gym for the month and a half that I am there so I want to do as much as I can before going.
  12. Wow that is amazing! I can't imagine every running that much haha. Good luck with your training
  13. Ya, if i wasn't really trying to build muscle i wouldn't bother with them. I never had any problems getting protein before as a vegan or vegetarian but they are a nice low calorie and convenient way for me to get a nice protein boost and i work out almost purely for vanity so it does help to be able to get a high amount of protein to support muscle growth while not consuming too many calories. X)
  14. Ya, if i wasn't really trying to build muscle i wouldn't bother with them. I never had any problems getting protein before as a vegan or vegetarian but they are a nice low calorie and convenient way for me to get a nice protein boost and i work out almost purely for vanity so it does help to be able to get a high amount of protein to support muscle growth while not consuming too many calories. X)
  15. Congratulations! I will be getting married in 3 months =) I am currently trying to find a place to do a vegan cake for my wedding in NY.
  16. Thank you =) Chest and back day today and planning for 30 min of cardio before hand =). I haven't really put in my current gym plan so i think ill add that in now. (some of the names might be wrong hehe) Sunday-Shoulders 15-30 min cardio Flys side and front 2x15 anterior cable raises 3x6 dumbell press 3x15 side laterals 4x15 5-10 min stretching ( i am trying to do the splits) Monday-legs and abs squats 4x15 deadlifts 4x15 hamstring curls 4x15 leg extensions 4 x 15 ab crunch machine 3x 15 lying leg raises 3x15 floor roll outs 3xfailure (im not very good at these) 5-10 min stretching Tuesday-work out video, catching up on missed gym day, or rest day Wednesday-biceps, triceps 15-20 min cardio alternate bicep curls 3x20 weigted dips 3x 20 (feet on something level to hands) incline dumbell curls 3x20 super set rope pull down bicep curl 3x20 5-10 min stretching Thursday-Zumba Friday-legs and abs leg extensions 4x20 hamgstring curls 4x20 bulgarian squats 4x20 lunges 4x15 leg press 4x20 bicycle crunches 4x20 floor leg raises 4x20 oblique twists 3x15 Saturday-chest and back 15-30 min cardio incline bench press 3x15 lying down cable crossovers 3x15 pulls ups (as many as possible) x3 wide grip lat pull downs 4x15 cable seated rows 4x15 5-10 min stretching Personal records: Squats-65kg for 5 reps Deadlift-80kg 1 rep Pull ups-14 Bench press on incline-50kg Everything else i have never really tried to go as heavy as possible for one rep so i don't know what my heaviest is x)
  17. Got a decent pic of abs other day. My goal body is feeling more and more in reach .
  18. i just turned 17 =) have been in the relationship for 5 years in April, i still sometimes cant believe my parents agreed but if we had to wait until next year when i was 18 it would have been a lot of extra hassle and we are going to America this summer anyways so it just worked out better this way. Im excited and anxious. a lot of changes coming up! Taking off day today although my yoga mat is calling my name so i might have to do some of that at some point. Diet has been going fairly well. Breakfast is either 1/2 cup of oatmeal plus unsweetened soy milk with cinnamon or a smoothie with a scoop of protein powder, banana, spinach, and soymilk. (depending on how hungry i am when i wake up), lunch is either a salad with spinach, tofu, mushrooms, apple, cranberries, quinoa, carrots, and almonds or a vegetable stir fry. i have been snacking less but when i do it is usually some nuts or dates, fruit, sweet potato, or crackers with pb. dinner is always different but is always healthy and moderate to low in carbs. i have a protein shake before and after my work outs and after dinner i enjoy some crackers with pb while playing x box before bed hehe. i definetely eat less carbs then before and the foods i enjoy eating have changed. i often crave salads now. I also have been working on not eating too close to bed time which has been going well except i wake up hungrier than before.
  19. I am also feeling pretty happy with things. i think the improvements in my diet have been working, i think my stomach does look flatter. Especially when i wear tighter shirts i notice my stomach doesn't really come out like it used to. This is really a happy feeling for me because from the very beginning my main desire was to flatten my stomach and now im finally on the right track
  20. Hey . i do think it has helped me. I have gained a lot of muscle since this thread started haha. I usually take about 2 scoops a day when i go to the gym. before and after my work out and i also somtimes drink a protein banana spinach smoothie for breakfast instead of my usual oatmeal. I do think they are a great and stressfree way to keep protein intake up when working out, i definetely recommend it for those trying to build lots of muscle, i'm really glad i decided to take it =).
  21. Ya it was awful the desk where the cord to connect dial up to my computer wasn't very close to the nearest power bar that my laptop can plug onto so i had to put it on my lap and sit in a chair 2 feet from the desk to reach both things. fun fun. My weekend will mostly consist of teaching english andd working on the school i wasnt able to do these past few days without internet. Big plans next week though as i will be going with my boyfriend to pick out an engagement ring because my parents have agreed to sign the papers this summer allowing me to get married at 17 when we go back to America for a visit.
  22. Haven't had internet for a few days so haven't been able to get on. Finally got dial up working on my computer and my dad gets back later today and will re hook up the wifi. Training has been good. had a great leg day the other day and made me SO sore. . diet and working out have been going pretty well and feeling pretty happy with how things are going
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