My Vegan Competition Journey: 7 Weeks Out

Life doesn’t stop because I am dieting and training…and unfortunately neither does death. This past Friday my boyfriend’s grandmother past away at the awesome age of 92. I only knew her briefly, but she immediately welcomed me into the family, so of course I wanted to celebrate her life with my boyfriend and his family.

We planned to drive to Canton, Ohio from Chicago. So I start thinking about what kind of food I was gonna take and how I was gonna get these workouts in. Jaiz (my boyfriend) and I are the only ones in the family that are vegan, so I have to make sure we can eat during the road trip and have a few snacks when we can’t get to any vegan fare. It would’ve been great IF I could have stayed 100% on course with dieting, but at this point I was just worried about the basics…like not starving. Ok, so I grabbed food…got some apples, pears, raw broccoli and cauliflower, Ezekiel bread, bagels, protein bars, protein powder, hummus, almonds, and almond butter. I was set for a few days. Now I know that my food might not be the most exciting to some people, but at least you know you won’t go hungry around me! Of course my workout schedule was off a little bit. But I just worked out through the weekend, and even on our travel day to ensure I got some movement in. Then once we got to the hotel I discovered that the equipment was limited, but I made due. Adjustment is key!

I have no clue where my weight is…I will weigh in when I get home. Hopefully I mitigated any weight gain. But if I have gained some weight, I will work that much harder next week to fix it. It is that simple. Family comes first!

Published by Coach LQ

I am a mom, wife, and personal trainer. And becoming a mom has fortified my passion for health and wellness. I want to be the healthiest I can be for my family, and I want to help others be the same.

2 thoughts on “My Vegan Competition Journey: 7 Weeks Out

    1. Thank you for the kind words. What I have learned is that life goes on. And how we deal with challenging times help define us. Gotta give respect to our loved ones…but we also have to keep living.

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