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battling the bulge with a vegan diet and exercise

90 Day Challenge – Day One

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Day One, baby!  I’m all weighed in and ready to go.  Because today is Day One, I’ll keep this post short (:

Starting weight: 128.4.  A surprisingly low starting weight!  I thought I was 130.  I may have to modify my 10 pound challenge and make it a get-to-120-pounds challenge, but we’ll see how the first month goes.  If I get to 118.4, I’ll be at my high school weight!

First day of the challenge, and I hit my caloric intake.  Plus I fit in some exercise — the best exercise — YOGA!  Expect a longer yoga post tomorrow, but for now let me just say that it was just as amazing as I remembered it to be and I’m still radiating positive energy hours later!  Thanks, The Yoga Place!

Okay, people.  Here I go.  Ninety days of eating healthy and in moderation and exercising regularly!  Are you coming with me? 

Let’s do it!  And don’t forget to take a before photo!!

Photo credit: reasonstobefit.tumblr.com

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Author: tofubelly

I’m an attorney living in Southern California. I’m vegan, recently married, and am a proud mother of two misbehaving orange kitties. I love to cook and eat good food. I also love to exercise and to look and feel great. At times, it feels like these two passions are at odds, but I’ve made it my lifelong project to combine my loves into one super-healthy awesome lifestyle. I’m a huge advocate of calorie counting. My husband and I successfully lost 40 and 20 pounds just by restricting our caloric intake and burning extra calories with exercise when we could find time. I am constantly experimenting in the kitchen and coming up with fresh, healthy, and *countable* recipes. In effort to become more active, I’ve trained for and completed two races — Nike’s 10K Human Race (Sept. 2008) and the Disneyland Half Marathon (Sept. 2011 – photo on the right). Running is my project (read: I suck at it, but I will not let it defeat me). Yoga is like having a religious experience. Whatever the workout, if I’m at the gym, I’m always in a fabulous mood. As I leave, I always make a note to myself: self, you love going to the gym. That’s not to say that I don’t fall off the wagon all the time. Like in the photo above, with some *delicious* vegan mac and cheese at the 2011 Vegan Beer Fest. Or like every other day, when I convince myself that it is acceptable to park my butt on the couch and watch three hours of television before bed instead of changing into my gym clothes and fitting in a workout. Without all of my falling off, I wouldn’t be able to boast my tofu belly. But more important than the falling off is the getting back on. With this blog, I’ll share with you my constant struggles with myself to get to the gym, to drink more water, and to make healthy and low-cal food choices. By sharing, I hope to keep myself more accountable while also showing others that it is entirely possible to live a healthy, albeit busy, life one day at a time. Here’s to firming up my tofu belly — with a little help from you!

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