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Name: Torre Washington
Age: 34
Height: 5’ 7”
Weight: 175 lbs
Birthplace: Birmingham, AL
Current Residence: Moody, AL
Sports: BB, Track


Why did you become vegan?
I became Vegan as a lifestyle choice, and to do something different from the norm.



When and why did you become interested in fitness?
I became interested in fitness when I was residing in Jamaica, and then once back in the USA I started working out at about age 15 to get bigger after seeing the “OAK” and Wolverine.


How would you describe your nutrition program?
My nutrition program is sporadic, but for this show, I had to become a little disciplined.
Morning:
A shot of Tahitian Noni Juice
24g Soy protein shake
Cereal or oatmeal

Mid Break meal:
Odwalla protein bar

Lunch:
Peanut Butter/honey sandwich on Ezekiel bread
Or Brown rice/Tofu and broccoli
Soy Yogurt
Fruit

Mid Break meal:
Odwalla protein bar


Post Workout meal;
24g protein shake
A shot of Tahitian Noni Juice

Evening meal:
Tofu/Vegan patty or similar w/Brown rice
Broccoli, or carrots or sweet potatoe



How would you describe your training program?
My training program is heavy, and it shifts, eg.
4day
Chest/Tri
Legs
Sprinting
Chest/Shoulders
Back/Biceps

5day
Legs
Chest/Tri
Back/Biceps
Shoulders
Legs



What kind of supplements do you use if any, and why?
I only use Tahitian Noni Juice for energy, overall immune health, and muscle recovery. Soy/Rice protein shakes


What are some common misconceptions about veganism?
That we can’t get complete protein, and all we eat is salad, and we are very skinny, and malnutritioned.


What do you think the most important aspect of fitness is?
Consistency, and health


What do you like best about being vegan?
The challenge to eating healthy, and doing what most people won’t or can’t, and being able to show that it can be done.



What do you like best about being fit?
Not having to deal with being s-i-c-k, don’t know what that word even means anymore.


What are your strengths as an athlete?
Running, and pushing myself to my limits.


What advice do you have for vegan athletes who are just starting out?
Never quit, never surrender!, and stick with it, as it is always harder in the beginning.


What advice do you have for people who are thinking of becoming vegan?
Take your time, and do it slowly as for myself it was just a shift in my mind, but not everyone can do that, and learn about how to eat properly.



What motivates you to continue to be a successful vegan athlete?

It is fun doing something outside of the norm, and I like to be different.


How has the website www.veganbodybuilding.com helped or inspired you?
It has inspired me to continue to compete, as the site lets me know that there are people out there supporting you, and doing what you do, it is an awesome site.