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Are you a woman who is interested in bodybuilding, fitness, or weight lifting in general? Vegan, vegetarian, or veg-curious?
I’ve started up a closed group on Facebook for us to collaborate, cheer each other on, and share the plant-strong love!
Lift those veggies!
You can join us here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/VeganWomenBodybuildingAndFitness/
I’ve been creating and working with a hybrid schedule of P90X2 and Insanity with some doses of Brazil Butt Lift and running thrown in for good measure. I’m in training for a 5K at the end of the month then have a 10K in September, so every bit helps!
Here’s a sample of what I’m doing for the next few weeks:
Monday: X2 Balance & Power
Tuesday: Either Plyometric Cardio Circuit or Pure Cardio from Insanity (alternating weeks)
Wednesday: Brazil Butt Lift’s High and Tight, and Insanity’s Cardio Abs
Thursday: X2 Recovery & Mobility
Friday: X2 Plyocide
Saturday: X2 Yoga
Sunday: Insanity’s Cardio Recovery and Max Recovery
Plus…I’ll be tacking on running when I can.
I’m continuing to recover from the patellar tendonitis (overtrained on plyo and hurt the tendon in my knee) and have been given doctor’s orders to start running (YESSSSS I can’t wait mwahaha), and I’m jumping back into Chalean Extreme and starting with the Lean phase next week. I had hoped to restart sooner, but such is life.
I plan to continue Chalean Extreme and my crazy walking schedule right up until the Avon Walk, then finish up the last bit of the Chalean Extreme until May 30th.
And what will I do on May 30th?
Yup, I’m starting the Ultimate Reset! It’s a 21 day cleanse/detox program which phases out meat, eggs, and dairy and gets people to reset their body based on a whole foods, plant based diet along with various supplements. Naturally that elimination is irrelevant for me since I’m vegan, but I think it’s pretty cool that people get to give a plant-based diet a try for the sake of their health. I’ve been hearing reports of people dropping absurd amounts of cholesterol points (20-50 points!), fat %, pounds (10-20 appears to be the average), eliminating health issues, you name it. I’d also like to be at my best before I dive into P90X2, which I plan to do once the reset is over.
Naturally being both vegan and a coach, I thought it’d be cool to get people join me on the reset journey and do a 21 day challenge group together. And those who are used to a more standard American diet with meat and dairy can get to try something new, and who better to do that with than someone who did a similar transition and stuck with it?
I suffer from severe environmental and seasonal allergies and wheat hates me. I’ve had an amazing amount of success with 5 day juice cleanses and did a 45 day detox/reset of my own last year. I think that this program will be interesting to try, and a wonderful challenge to embark on after walking a marathon and a half!
We deal with pollutants and toxins day in and day out, and I meet so many people who have crippling addictions to caffeine that I am now afraid to touch coffee and watch the caffeine content of the tea I drink. It absolutely scares me what people consider to be both “food” and a “healthy diet”, and I often wonder how much of the crap we breathe in, ingest, and are used to as part of a “normal” day inhibits our fitness goals, especially in the realm of weight loss and athletic performance.
If you want to give the reset a try with me, go here to learn more about the reset and/or join me for the ride. I begin on May 30th and am already armed with the shopping lists for what foods will be needed.