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  1. Hey Tuc, great work! Very inspiring Do you have any photos of yourself relaxed?
  2. Haha don't worry, I won't.. I'm a nice person!
  3. Thanks for the replies. I am feeling a lot better! On top of the swimming and resistance work I've been cycling quite a bit lately. I really don't have much of a routine.. I just do as I please and try to mix it up a bit. To be completely honest the main motivation behind getting into better shape was the fact that I'm going to America to see my girlfriend in around 4 weeks! haha.. I haven't seen her since December last year, so it gave me a bit of time to do something. I live in Newcastle and I usually swim in an indoor pool, so I can keep doing that throughout winter.
  4. Any progress? http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v52/essjayyell/Photo69-1.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v52/essjayyell/Photo68.jpg
  5. Thanks! I just realised the new photos are mirrored... but I guess it doesn't matter too much
  6. I thought I'd start a thread with some photos of my progress. I really am just starting and at the moment I'm focusing on improving my fitness through swimming. I also do some work on my arms, shoudlers and abs with resistance bands, push ups, sit ups, pull ups etc.. just bodyweight exercises for now. Here are some photos from 2 weeks ago - http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v52/essjayyell/Photo65.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v52/essjayyell/Photo66.jpg Here are some from today.. not much difference, but I'm definitely feeling a lot fitter since I've been swimming at least 1000m every second day and working with the resistance bands. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v52/essjayyell/Photo65-1.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v52/essjayyell/Photo69.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v52/essjayyell/Photo76.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v52/essjayyell/Photo78.jpg I am 6' and 70 kg in these photos (154 lb).
  7. I came across a site which at first seemed to good to be true.. but after watching the videos and seeing the photos, both from the creator and people who tried it for themselves, it seems like it could work. He got some amazing results after 16 weeks. He is obviously not vegan but I'm sure the diet could be adapted to suit. To see the videos etc you do have to join, but it's free http://www.iwantsixpackabs.com/ p.s I don't know the guy or work for him haha.. I just think it's a good site with lots of detailed routines and workout tips.. I think I'll give it a go.
  8. Thanks for the welcome and tips everyone. Over the last week I've been eating a lot better thanks to some great food my family cooked over the holidays and I've been swimming quite a lot, both in the pool and out in the ocean, bodysurfing etc and I definitely feel a lot better. My chest is starting to feel a bit tighter.. still got a long way to go, but i feel like I'm making a little progress.. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v52/essjayyell/Photo71.jpg
  9. Hi everyone, I joined this forum because I would like to get some advice on bulking up a little and generally improving my fitness and body. I'll give you a bit of background info - I'm 21, I've been vegetarian for around 2.5 years and this year I have moved closer to becoming fully vegan. At the moment I don't work out much at all. I like to swim a lot and I plan to swim at least 500m each afternoon after work and then gradually increase the distance. Other than that all I really do is a few sets of 30 - 40 push ups a day.. My job keeps me on my feet and I'm constantly on the go. I also walk quite a lot whenever I have the chance. I'll give you an example of the food I ate today - Breakfast - bowl of cereal with soy milk and banana on top, glass of orange juice and 2 pieces of toast with peanut butter. I have vegemite when I feel like it (I am an Aussie after all!) Morning tea - A banana as well as around 3 corn cakes with hommus Lunch - 1/2 cup rice (cooked) with mixed beans and a tomato type mixture (canned tomatoes, spices etc) Afternoon Tea - PB & J sandwich Dinner - Tortilla with vegie burger sliced up and mixed with more of the same tomato sauce, sliced tomato, lettuce, carrot and avocado I also snack on things like carrots dipped in hommus, mixed nuts, dried fruits.. I feel that I need to basically eat more and exercise more. I don't want to be huge, just a little bigger and have more definition, especially in my chest and arms. I would also like to lose the love handles.. At the moment joining a gym is out of the question as I really can't afford it, so if anyone has some suggestions of exercises I can do at home or anywhere other than a gym that would be great! Here are a few photos to show you where I'm at right now - I'm around 6' tall and weigh 167 lb or close to 76 kg. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v52/essjayyell/Photo65.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v52/essjayyell/Photo66.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v52/essjayyell/Photo67.jpg The type of body I would like to have is something like this - http://www.originalolympics.com/Sport/Aquatics/images/Kenkhuis-Johan-2004-6.jpg So basically, a swimmer's body.. If anyone can help out I would really appreciate it. I've had a look at a lot of before and after photos on the forum and they're really inspiring!
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