I bet this headline caught your attention. I don’t really want to get ripped, but if it happens, I will take it. My goal is to get tone and definition, which I’m thinking could lead to getting ripped.
This week I started my exercise regimen. My goal for this week is working out for three times a week.
I have to gradually ease into this, because I am known to start a routine and then stop, but not this time.
Eventually I will work out every day, but until then, I’ll stick with gradually easing into this.
I am on a mission! I want nice abs, defined arms, and thighs and whatever else I can get, I want it. I’ll be 41 years old next month, yeah 41, so this is the perfect time to go for my dreams.
Some people think that to get defined muscles, you have to eat animal foods, but this is not the case. Just check out Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness and you’ll see that it is possible to get the body you want while eating a vegan diet.
Watch me do this!
Preparation for the Mission
Bodybuilding & Fitness
(I am not trying to become a bodybuilder, but who knows?)
I really have no clue where to begin, but thanks to some health and fitness bloggers, I’ll get it done.
These health and fitness bloggers don’t realize this, but they are helping me with this mission:
- Jonathan from World of Diets
- Tatianna from Loving Fit
- Alexandra and Kymberly from Fun and Fit
- Tamara from Fit Knit Chick
- Doug from Health Habits
- Tony from Coach Calorie
- Alex from Calorie Secrets
- Another source I’ll use is Vegan Bodybuilding and Fitness.
How are these health and fitness bloggers helping me? Well, they have awesome information on their blog, what more can I say.
I also have a book by Paul Chek, Awesome Abs: The Gut Busting Selection for Men & Women and there are workout schedules for beginners, intermediates, and the advanced. You know, I am a beginner so that’s what I will be trying.
My diet is in the planning stages, but I have some great resources that I will use. One of those resources is Robert Cheeke. His book, Vegan Bodybuilding and Fitness has a lot of helpful information that I will use as a guide.
I don’t think I will have to eat as much food as Robert has outlined in his book, because I’m not trying to become a bodybuilder, but it will give me a general idea about diet and nutrition.
I will use what I have, because I don’t have a gym membership. What did people do back then when there were no gyms? Plow the fields and I guess they worked out where ever they could.
All joking aside, I have resistance bands, dumbbells, a jump rope, a rebounder, a bicycle, a treadmill, video workout tapes, myself, and the great outdoors (which is the best of all).
These are the supplements that I have now:
- A Multivitamin
- A Hair, Nails and Skin Beauty Activator
- Vitamin B-12
- Flax Oil with DHA
- Coconut Oil
- Hemp Protein
This may look like a lot, but I don’t take these supplements everyday. I know I will need to add few items to this list.
As you can see, my determination will make this happen. I’m putting myself out here and the reason I am doing is to show others that this is possible. I also documenting this, because it helps me with accountability.
Expect to see my current weight revealed, measurements and other things that I will be doing. This will be an adventure.
I will update you on everything that I am doing. When I get my diet plan laid out, I will post it is as well as the supplements and etc. This means that my posting frequency will increase, so bear with me readers. I am on a mission.
I will also post frequent updates on You Tube, which means that some of my posts will have video content.
A nice commenter shared this quote with me and this is my motto, for this mission:
Have the passion, take the action and magic will happen. – Bar Rafaeli
Until next time…