Name: Elixandria Porru
Year of Birth: 1975
Birthplace: Queens, NY
Current Residence: Westchester,NY
Sports: Snowboarding and DH biking
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Tell us a little about yourself, what you do for a living, what hobbies / interests / passions you have.
I am a mom to a 6 year old son. Thanks to grandparents I get weekends to myself and hit the road with my dogs all across the east coast to bike and sometimes race. Winter time I snowboard all over the US. I am a pit bull advocate, an animal rights advocate, signing countless petitions all day on social media
Why did you become vegan?
When and why did you become interested in fitness?
18 but it took me years to eat right. I was on yo yo diets using dangerous weight loss supplements as many young girls are
How would you describe your nutrition program?
I make at least 2 protein shakes a day using organic juices, fruits and a switch off between 3 vegan protein powders including Plantfusion, vega sport or Raw vegan meal which is organic.
I also am fortunate enough to dine out plenty at various vegan NYC restaurants including V-note, Blossom, Gobo, pure wine and Foods, candle79 and Peacefood cafe.
I always grocery shop between Whole Foods and Mrs. Greens. Not a fan of Trader Joes and I avoid things non organic .
Not a fan or veggie burgers but I favor seitan!
I'm not a raw vegan although I have enjoyed several raw meals. I do this solely for animals and put flavor first.
I don't count calories and eat as much as I want if its vegan!
How would you describe your training program?
I hate cardio but I know it keeps me lean and helps with definition but I hate it. I prefer lifting with weights.
I weight train 2-4 days a week splitting up a list of exercises amongst the days.Each machine or exercise is done with 3 sets of 10-15 reps
Lunges with a 65 lb bar across the basketball court
Step ups used with two 30 lb dumbbells in hand while stepping up to a knee high platform and switching legs after each completed set
Dead lifts three sets of ten reps with a 45 lb plate on each end
Unilateral hamstring curl with 140 lbs in plates
Rear delts on a pec fly machine. Assisted pull-ups and dips with 100 weight assist.
Four types of an exercises, 3 sets of ten reps each
Leg press 3 plates on each side
Leg extension 100 lbs
Hip thrusters 160 lbs on plates
All 3 sets of 10
Every weekend I'm traveling out of state to be on a chair lift to either bike or snowboard.
What are some common misconceptions about veganism?
That you will look anorexic and gaunt.
What advice do you have for people who are just starting out with veganism or training?
Lift weights. Eat more than just vegetables and salad.
Do you have any other thoughts you’d like to share?
We need to end factory farming in my lifetime