Being vegan – esp. being a vegan athlete – this is something I get asked a bunch: “What do you eat?” Well, the long wait is over. Here is my 5-day food diary. Everything is vegan (except honey if you’re super strict vegan)!
Being a vegan, I get asked what I eat more than most people.* (“Not even chicken?” No, not even chicken.) So I recently realized that something weird had happened to me…turns out I only eat 6 things about 90% of the time. Here’s the list – all vegan:
For the longest time it seemed like I was counting days trying to be a vegan. In other words, lots of “Day 3 – Vegan” entries in my training logs. All-in-all, it took me 9-years plus of fairly consistent effort to commit to veganism, plus another 15 years before that of vegan leanings, to finally become vegan. But when it finally happened, it was easy. Honestly year 1 to 2 flew by. Like I only just recently realized it was the month that I had become vegan and looked up the date to confirm: Yup, March 4, 2016. So besides it obviously getting easier, a few other changes have occurred that have moved me even more towards the Annoying Vegan category. TBH, as an introvert, if I’d known this is how I’d get people to stay away from me, I would have gone vegan years ago. I kid, I kid. Anyway, here’s what’s changed between years 1 to 2.
I attended a Q&A last week with three well-known vegan activists/athletes. I thought the focus would be on the positive health aspects of veganism and how beneficial it is to staying fit and athletic — my kind of event! Continue reading “Being Vegan and Assertive Activism”
I don’t work at a juice bar.
I am rarely in down-dog pose.
My name doesn’t include an astral object.
And I most definitely don’t look pale and scrawny.
These are just a few of the traditional images people have about vegans. Nope. This vegan looks like this. Continue reading “But Where Do You Get Your Protein? A Vegan Athlete Answers”