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A few months ago, I decided that I wanted to lay off the meat and dairy and go vegan. I kept hearing about all of the negative effects of meat and dairy on the body and I didn’t want to continue putting bad things in my body. I have never been a bad eater, so it was a smooth transition. I shop for my groceries at Whole Foods and they carry vegan and plant based alternatives for everything, so it’s pretty easy to begin trying out some other options.
These are some of my favorites. AnnDrew loves the chickenless nuggets and the meatballs with spaghetti.
I have always been thin and I was afraid to lose weight since I wasn’t eating the meat my body was used to. However, I still do eat seafood. Something about lobster and those crab legs I looooveeee! Bishesss love crab legs lol! That is the last thing I need to eliminate.
In addition to the diet adjustment, I also workout 4-5 times a week. I go to the gym early in the morning before I get my day started. If I cannot make it to the gym, I workout in the house. Check out my at home routine here. I do not do cardio, because I do not want to lose any weight. I need all the weight I can get lol. When I get to the gym, I do a quick stretch and jump around to get my heart pumping. I always incorporate weights in my workout, so I can build muscle quicker. Each day, I work on something different to make sure I work on my entire body.
Here is my weekly routine:
Tuesday: Abs (leg lifts, russian crunches with a 20 pound weight, twist crunches, bench crunches, planks)
Wednesday: Arms (Bench presses, bicep curls, triceps kickback, planks with biceps curl. I also do “write your name”. Hold a dumbbell in both hands. Extend your arms in front of you and slowly with control write your name in the air. Each letter is a rep.)
Thursday: Legs (lunges with weights, squats with weights, Bulgarian split squat, Swiss ball leg curl, leg press, walking lunge and reverse lunge, dumbbell squat)
Friday: Full Body (I do a mix of all exercises)
I have been very consistent with my diet and working out and the results are rolling in. What are some of your favorite workouts?