I'm almost done with the Shred It! workout journal, just a few more workouts. As this challenge winds down, I've come to realize that everyone is a work in progress. It's not like once I finish the challenge, that goals will have been reached.
I'm still evolving and learning a lot about muscle building along the way. This challenge has been a real eye opener though. When I think of how much money I wasted on protein powders before this, it's so unnecessary! They were plant based protein powders so they were less damaging to the body than whey protein, but still, I could have achieved netter results over the past few years just eating whole plant based foods. But that's why challenges are so important, you hopefully learn how to better yourself.
I do feel a lot stronger and I hope it shows. I think there is more definition in my arms and even my chest has more definition (although you might not be able to see it in the photos).
So, what does it mean once I reach the end of the journal? Well, it means I'll continue on the same muscle building journey I've been on the past few months. It's been officially 4 months now since I last had any kind of poultry or eggs. I relied on them for the past few years, having them every few days. Now I rely more on kale, broccoli, cauliflower and other veggies and fruit.
If I didn't feel good this way, I wouldn't continue. But the way I feel being plant based, with energy and strength, I definitely want to continue on this path.
Thanks to Robert Cheeke, author of "Shred It!" for inspiring me and all his other followers to become vegan bodybuilders!