Sports: CrossFit, Running, Volleyball, Biking, Yoga
I think I was a born vegetarian. However, as a child, I had no choice but to adapt to an omnivorous family. As an adult, I was able to swing back to that vegetarian inclination. Finally, I gave up eating animal products in order to be the healthiest I could be. I read several books that convinced me a plant-based diet is the way to go to improve my own health and the health of the planet. Both of these things are incredibly important to me.
When and why did you become interested in fitness?
I have always been physically active and involved in sports my entire life. In second grade, jump roping was my passion. In junior high, I loved being able to beat anyone in a pull up contest. Today, I love to hit the CrossFit gym and challenge myself to ever-increasing levels of strength. Being fit makes me feel great. My goal is to maintain a high-level of fitness into my old age.
CrossFit 4 to 5 times per week. High-intensity, constantly varied, functional movement. Hoo-RAH!
Yoga 1 time per week.
I strive to stick with healthy, organic whole foods. I shy away from packaged, processed, refined anything. I drink a green smoothie for breakfast, often followed by oatmeal and an apple an hour later. Lunch is often beans with rice or quinoa. Dinner is often a green salad with steamed sweet potato. I also try to not get stuck in too much of a rut. It's important to rotate foods and eat a wide variety.