Featured Athlete – Lisa Gawthorne

Name: Lisa Gawthorne

Location: Liverpool, United Kingdom

Website: gonein60minutes.co.uk

What is your diet/lifestyle? Vegan

What attracted you to eating that type of diet? I love animals far too much to eat them or rely on them for any materials and its the healthiest way to live.

Which sports & activities are your passionate about? Track running, cross country running, road running, weight training, and all forms of strength & conditioning.

What is one of your greatest athletic moments? Winning the Southport 5k on the morning of my 30th birthday last year – a great start to my birthday!

What goal(s) do you currently have, and how do you plan on achieving it? To get faster and stronger and I am confident I will achieve this with my tailored diet, fitness & supplementation plan – as featured in “Gone in 60 minutes” the book.

What is your favorite fuel before activity? Carb gels are great for me, they are easy enough to carry around and I use them before heavy training sessions and races. Sesame snap bars sweetened with coconut are another favorite option.

What is your favorite food for recovery? Tofu with a heap of vegetables and a nut cutlet. This gives me a nice mix of nutrients and protein to help me recover at a quicker pace. I also take pea protein shakes with berries for added benefit.

What/Who inspires you? All “green” athletes – along with people like us, they are fast proving to the world that meat is not needed to succeed in sports and fitness.

What is a random fact about you that people might not know? I am terrified of the sea – I am scared of dark waters.

Describe yourself with the first 3 words that come to mind? Crazy, Kind, Motivated

What advice would you give to an athlete looking to go veg? Do it! You will make a huge difference to your health, the animals, and the planet. You wont look back and you will feel amazing.

Complete this sentence: I am a Meat Free Athlete because I love animals & I know it’s the healthiest and clean living way to be in life & it fills you with positive and natural energy!

Thank you Lisa for sharing your story with Meat Free Athlete!

Anne-Marie Campbell

Anne-Marie is the Founder of MeatFreeAthlete.com (est. 2012), and is a vegan athlete and animal rights activist. A competitive athlete for over 20 years, she is a former gymnast and hockey player, and is currently a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. Anne-Marie went vegan, for the animals, in 2011, and her mission is to help people go (or stay) vegan by sharing her personal journey, and creating this free vegan lifestyle resource.

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