I am a new vegan. I was Pescatarian for 8 years.
For years I was reluctant to make the vegan lifestyle change simply because I wasn't sure that I could get the nutrients that I needed to continue to make gains in training. Of course once I did switch my body felt better very quickly and I have been rewarded with faster recovery times, great gains and no nagging conscience over the food I am consuming. I stopped eating fish this last November and finally gave up eggs by the end of 2013. I have been totally vegan since January, and started training for my first bikini competition in February. The vegan part was easy, but getting the food right for the May competition has been a challenge, but I'm getting through it.
I look forward to learning from you all.