Name: Alli Breen AKA TheAlliB
Current Residence: Portland, OR
Sports: Top Pilates Expert, Fusion Master Trainer and Athletic Pilates Training Coach
I became vegan because I became allergic to dairy and eggs after the birth of my daughter. I also was displeased with the typical bodybuilder diet.
2. When and why did you become interested in fitness?
As a child I was involved in ballet and as I grew older and more interested in pursuing dance professionally I became interested in Pilates. I was 15 when I started Pilates and that was when I was exposed to other types of athletics.
3. How would you describe your nutrition program?
Green, clean and balanced with whole foods. If it grows out of the ground I eat it.
4. How would you describe your training program?
My training is always form focused whether it is Pilates, Fusion or weight training. I constantly try to mix things up day to day, and week to week. Keeping my mind focused at the task at hand with very precise movement.
5. What kind of supplements do you use if any, and why?
I supplement with HealthForce, Warrior Force, Organic Food Bars and RAW Revolution LIVE Food Bars to add in extra protein for training.
6. What are some common misconceptions about veganism?
That being a Vegan means you're a radical. That you cannot build muscle or be strong and that you are more susceptible to being sick, that we appear sickly. Also that Vegans live off of Tofu and that we have limited and bland food choices. People don't realize that you can eat junk food and be a Vegan as well.
7. What do you think the most important aspect of fitness is?
The most important aspect of fitness is keeping it measureable and motivating.
8. What do you like best about being vegan?
Being Vegan makes me feel like I'm living a greener, cleaner and more importantly, a cruelty-free lifestyle.
9. What do you like best about being fit?
The thing I like best is having a better ability to cope with stress. It makes me look and feel younger. I like having more stamina to be a better wife and mother. I lost 80 pounds after the birth of my first daughter by being vegan & with pilates fusion! I have lost 20 pounds already and am almost back to pre-baby weight from the birth of my 2nd daughter. I can't stress how important having a Vegan lifestyle and incorporating the Today Is Your Tomorrow Athletic Pilates Monthly Online Training Program have had on my life!
10. What are your strengths as an athlete?
I can do abs all day long and jump rope like a boxing champion.
11. What advice do you have for vegan athletes who are just starting out?
Stay consistent. Something is always better than nothing. Make small goals to achieve your big goals. Plan the work you set out to do and then work your plan. Keep your eye on the prize.
12. What advice do you have for people who are thinking of becoming vegan?
I would say to make sure that you do things like the following: read books about Veganism, research other Vegans that eat a wholefood plant-based diet and reach out to others that are already on that path. You want to reach out to other Vegans that are living examples of living the type of Veganism you prefer, whether it be RAW food Vegan or Gluten-Free Vegan, etc. Also, to be prepared for the political ramifications of being Vegan, no matter where you stand on the subject.
13. What motivates you to continue to be a successful vegan athlete?
By seeing the impact I have on others around me and continuing to make myself a billboard of health and by leading by example to my family, friends and clients. I feel that by living my best possible life, that myself and other vegan athletes, can make the world a healthier place one person at a time.
14. How has the website www.veganbodybuilding.com helped or inspired you?
It has given me an outlet for inspiration to live a cruelty-free lifestyle and have my dream body. As well as, being able to log on and receive a daily dose of inspiration.
15. Is there anything else you would like to add about your vegan fitness
It is my goal to inspire people to live their healthiest and most productive lifestyles. Part of that equation has been the Vegan bodybuilding website and I just want to say that it is an absolute pleasure to be on the Vegan Bodybuilding website. I consider it an honor to have Robert Cheeke on TheAlliB.Inspiration Podcast Show:
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