Interview with Kimatni D Rawlins: Vegan Exercise Enthusiast
Written by Leigh-Chantelle
Created Thursday, 02 May 2013
Kimatni D. Rawlins is the Founder of Fit Fathers, an inspirational movement encouraging dads to mobilize family values toward healthier eating and daily exercise through various activities. Kimatni's motto is simple, "health, fitness and nutrition are priorities for the extension of life. Stay active, eat well and constantly energize yourself."
How and why did you decide to become a vegan?
How long have you been vegan?
What has benefited you the most from being a vegan?
What does veganism mean to you?
What sort of training do you do?
How often do you (need to) train?
Do you offer your fitness or training services to others?
What sports do you play?
Strengths, Weaknesses & Outside Influences
What do you think is the biggest misconception about vegans and how do you address this?
What are your strengths as a vegan athlete?
What is your biggest challenge?
Are the non-vegans in your industry supportive or not?
Are your family and friends supportive of your vegan lifestyle?
What is the most common question/comment that people ask/say when they find out that you are a vegan and how do you respond?
Who or what motivates you?
Food & Supplements
What do you eat for:
Breakfast - Steel cut oats with raisins, bananas, almonds, cinnamon and almond milk or a protein shakes using Vega One.
Lunch - Salad, brown rice and beans or a Tempeh and avocado sandwich on toasted Ezekiel bread.
Dinner - steam veggies and quinoa.
Snacks (healthy & not-so healthy) - Kale chips mainly.
What is your favorite source of:
Protein - Quinoa and Fruit/veggie smoothies
Calcium - Any green leafy vegetable
Iron - Pumpkin seeds
Do you take any supplements?
What is your top tip for:
Gaining muscle - Protein shakes and weight training.
Losing weight - Running and eating 5 to 6 smaller meals a day with the last meal eaten no later than 6 or 7pm.
Maintaining weight - Replace one solid meal with a liquid meal and daily exercise.
Improving metabolism - Assuring the body is fortified with its daily set of nutrients.
Toning up - Jumping jacks, burpees, sit ups, pushups, pullups and dips.
How do you promote veganism in your daily life?
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