Tuesday evening I was putting myself together to go to my first ever yoga class, and, BAM, I saw it. I saw my gut poking through my shirt. Ewww, gross, yuck, cry, wimper, wah, boo, ugh.
After crying about it for a minute, I immediately went to Google and typed:
Okay, first, “went vegan and got pregnant” ?!! WHAT kind of veggies are those people eating? I will be sure to avoid those. Or, maybe those people are confused and THINK they are pregnant because of the pouch their stomach developed from going vegan. Maybe?
So I clicked away at links, looking for articles and answers, how could I have gained weight on a vegan diet? I didn’t find much for articles, but I scrolled through a few forum conversations. Seems like I’m not alone in this. It’s fairly common to go vegan and grow a puffy stomach. Vegetables help retain water, and cause bloating. It’s a thing.
When I was through with my Google search I went to my first ever yoga class at the gym with my marshmallow stomach. I stretched, I used my core, and it was lovely. After the class, I slipped into my swimsuit for a quick swim. Curiosity got to the better of me on my way to the pool, where I pass a scale. I held my breath, and stepped onto the devil platform. Numbers scrolled in every which way, but stopped on a not-so-bad number.
I actually hadn’t gained any weight since the last time I checked. Whew! Maybe I can relax now, except for trying to get my core into shape. Are there any vegans out there lurking, reading, judging, pointing and laughing? Does anyone have any suggestions for whipping my core into shape?
For now, I will be planking until I vomit.