I don't really know what else to call the thread.
This is kind of my starting point. I will be experimenting with several competition diets in order to see what really makes me feel best up to my competition date, the first one being April 13th. I will be experimenting with high protein intake vegan, raw vegan, and low-fat raw vegan nutrition. I have had very little success with a regular competitor diet and my skin and energy quality has suffered greatly because of it.
I am 5'6" and my intake is around 1800-2000. I am actively building muscle until January, when I will start my "in-season" training. I change my training up every four weeks, always including a combination of heavy lifting with lighter training that focuses on flexibility so that I am hitting all my muscle fibers. I have had a lot of success in the past as a low-fat raw vegan, so I am heavily considering moving back into that to compete. I previously didn't think it was possible at all until I found Erin Moubray.
I am wondering if there is any other people in the DC area OR Vancouver, BC that compete in bodybuilding, fitness modelling, etc? Is there is anyone going to the OCB Baltimore show (April 13) or the WBFF Vancouver (June 13)? I am definitely looking to meet people of similar interest - it is very hard around here in DC, I find! Back home in Vancouver, though, I feel like all the WBFF competitors that are vegan live there!