Maeve Suar

pixfit12Division you will compete in: CrossFit

Age: 29

Height: 5’’3

Weight/Competition Weight: 128lbs

City: Singapore

Years as a vegan: 6 years

Why you became a Vegan: I first became vegan after learning about the cruelty behind animal agriculture through the film Earthlings.. My dog Chocolate was just beside me and looking at him I decided that if I didn’t want that happening to him I shouldn’t be supporting an industry that does that to other animals. Subsequently I learned about the health and environmental impacts. There is simply no valid reasons for me to eat animals anymore.

What drives you to compete: Other than the desire to challenge myself physically and mentally, I hope that competing as a vegan would show others that you can live a compassionate lifestyle without compromising athleticism.

What do you see as the biggest advantages of being a vegan athlete: Faster recovery between trainings. Having a sense of purpose greater than oneself.

What types of supplements if any do you use?: BCAAs, plant-based protein powders, B12.

How would you describe your diet while preparing for a competition:  My diet doesn’t differ much other than eating slightly more to accommodate the increased training volume and intensity.

Favorite food in your prep diet: Protein shake, brown rice, sweet potato!

How would you describe your training for a competition: Increase volume and intensity and working with a coach to address areas that I’m lacking.

Favorite exercises: It’s a love-hate relationship with wall balls.

How many hours a week do you spend training? About 15 hours.

Today I am most proud of: Not giving up in times of adversity.