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Always Thinking About Goals!

I am always thinking about goals. Yes, the abdominoplasty was a big goal but I have so many things I want to work on in the new year. I'm just glad I don't have to concentrate on my loose skin wondering if it will ever tighten!

As I mentioned on Dr. Mondo's show last week, I would like to do a half or full marathon. I do love running but it seems like it's always an after thought as I have other goals in the way. But I think the half marathon is achievable as I'll have time to train for that.

I still want to become a vegan bodybuilder. I want to prove to others just what's possible with a whole food plant based diet. So many misconceptions are out there on protein and building muscle. But my hope is that as I continue to build muscle, the people that know I'm vegan at the gym will realize they don't need the heavy protein from meat and dairy to build.

Another thing I want to focus on is starting a Plant Pod. A pod is a concept from PlantPure Nation... bringing communities together and educating them on the benefits of a whole food plant based diet. I tried it last year in my hometown and it failed miserably. There were only a few people there and the woman got up a quarter into the PlantPure Nation movie and thought the diet was too extreme. Yeah, too extreme... saving lives and eliminating heart disease, ok that's extreme. Anyway, I want to focus on doing a Plant Pod where I work as it's a larger city and I should get more people there.

A Plant Pod has been my goal for a while as I really want to help others transition to healthier diets. I know it's not easy to eat this way at first, but once people find out how great the food tastes and how easy it can be to prepare, I think they will come around!

So how am I feeling, 10 weeks after my surgery? Great! I am back to working out 5 days a week and if it weren't for the swelling, I would really forget that I even had surgery. The swelling is getting better but this surgery requires a lot of patience.

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