1) Do you have any fitness goals? Have you ever had a desire to improve your physique? Please state any goals you have or you've thought about in the past. For example; losing weight, putting on muscle, getting stronger, becoming healthier.
2) Regarding those goals, what do you find hard about achieving them? (The more honesty the better my friends)
3) Would you pay someone who could teach you and help you achieve those goals?
4) When you talk to your vegan/vegetarian friends and family about fitness and nutrition, like wanting to get in shape, diet or go gym etc.... what do they say? (The more exact the words the more help it is for me)
I would really appreciate as many users answering these questions as I really want to make a difference in people's lives. Thank you!
Posted by arb84820 at 10/10/16 16:20:10Hi VeggieWorkout,
I am also a lifelong vegetarian, 32M.
1. My Current fitness goals are to get back to the gym and lose about 15-20lbs, my lifelong goal is to obtain a 6-pack. I was in great shape until college and after that and the working years following I put on some extra weight mainly due to time constraints getting back into the gym.
2. Time is the hardest factor for me. Right now all I do is lift some weights at home to maintain.
3. I would consider paying for training if it was personalized and I had the time.
4. Unfortunately, I don't have vegetarian/vegan friends irl and don't talk to my family about it, so can't help you there.
Hope that helps, let me know if you have any follow up questions!
Posted by VeggieWorkout at 10/13/16 21:26:47Hey Arb! Thanks for the response! If your goal is to lose extra weight and get visible abs, you could do this with home workouts without much trouble to be honest. Workouts wouldn't be lengthy either as time is the hardest factor for you. What would you say to that?
Also, do you feel there is a need for coaching tailored towards vegans/veg's? There isn't really many people doing it, in your opinion do you feel this is something that is needed?
Your answers definitely helped and thank you!
Would love to hear from more people :)
Posted by RitaM.Finney at 10/18/16 03:02:41Hi, when it comes to your workout, the main rule is you should aim for short but intense workouts. This will help prevent muscle mass loss from taking place and your body relying on protein to get through those workouts. If you were doing very long workout sessions that's when your protein needs will be really elevated, which could get more difficult being on a vegetarian diet.
Posted by arb84820 at 10/19/16 16:11:39I would love a workout that was fast and could deliver results at home!, I just need to know what to do! I doubt that there are many vegans/veg'n that really need coaching other than for time management and body sculpting as 80% is diet and 20% is exercise. I would think that getting overweight people to limit their meat with tailored workouts would be a bigger market. The other opportunity would be coaching for those that are overweight and newly transitioned to get the most meal satisfaction with the best weight loss results.
Also to Rita, there is no difficulty getting protein on a vegetarian diet or even on a vegan diet. In fact most of the substitutes that are on the market are very high in protein content and very low in fat. In addition, there are plenty of powdered plant based proteins for that extra intake.
Posted by letsgovegan at 10/31/16 20:12:111) Do you have any fitness goals? Have you ever had a desire to improve your physique?
My goals are having more energy, putting on a little more muscle, getting stronger and flexible, and becoming more fit which is a lifelong process :)
2) Regarding those goals, what do you find hard about achieving them? (The more honesty the better my friends)-
Finding the time after a full workday and it's time to go get dinner started (usually a lost workout day for me unless I do yoga/stretching before bed), and finding the motivation on some days. However when I get going with the workout I feel so much better by the end. I've been consistently doing workouts I found through youtube. I love it. The workouts are very well thought and paced appropriately and average around 30 minutes each which is perfect for my needs. A combination of strength, HIIT/ upper body/lower body/core/bodyweight/stretching.
3) Would you pay someone who could teach you and help you achieve those goals? No, I am self-motivated and have been working out for a long time, so I am aware of how to prevent injury. I would be willing to pay to learn a new skill like in the case of swimming which is very technical, and rowing, which is important to do correctly to avoid injury.
4) When you talk to your vegan/vegetarian friends and family about fitness and nutrition, like wanting to get in shape, diet or go gym etc.... what do they say?
I have recommendations if they ask since sometimes they ask me what I do for fitness. So I tell them what I do and give them the information (rowing, swimming, online resources for working out at home).
Regarding coaching tailored towards vegans/vegetarian?
It's something I am not interested in personally, but I think that there are people who are interested in being coached, going veg plus having a workout program tailored to them.
Posted by madjennsy at 11/01/16 02:20:29Hi VeggieWorkout!
I'm a Vegan :) I'd love to help with your questions:
1) Yes, I do. Main goal is getting toned. I'm already living under the healthiest diet but I'd love to tone my muscles and get beautiful toned abs. :D
2) I guess waiting time of the workout progress. I exercise each other day and I'm really consistent. I use an APP that's called FREELETICS, most germans use it. Love it!
3) It depends. There are so many cool videos and teachers that are willing to help out for free. However, I would donate if it really helped me out.
4) They don't have time to commit or get bored or just not into it. They rather be a couch potato.
Hope it helps! :)
Posted by monaveggie at 11/01/16 13:30:44Hi !
So I am a vegan
1 ) My goal is not to lose weight because I have an healthy weight so it'd be more about getting abs and that all, though I don't want to have that much of muscles.
2 ) Actually, I do sport about 10 min each morning and go to the yoga class once a week but I think it is all about time because if I had more time to work out I would definitely go for it
3 ) I don't think I would because you can find lots of stuff on Pinterest, Instagram and that all so no.
4 ) I don't know any vegan or vege sorry
Hope I helped you :)
Posted by WhatDoYouEatThen at 12/31/16 09:30:42Been veg since 1989
1) For me, just becoming healthier.
2) Chocolate cake...
3) Not necessarily, but if you could offer something worthwhile online, I think an paypal contribution wouldn't be out of the question
4) Who has vegan/vegetarian friends ?? LOL, but for reals, I dont have many other vegs in my circles