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From a very young age I have always been active. Up until I went to university I would play tennis on a weekly, and often daily, basis. My passion for the sport took me to county level and went on to captain my university team. But due to the pressure during my final two years I had to cut down, and eventually stop playing tennis altogether (I had to travel far just to get to the courts).
I started bodybuilding towards the end of my studies as a way to remain active and stay healthy and have maintained this passion ever since. However my working lifestyle has made training consistently a real challenge, and I have had some long periods of sustained injury due straining myself a few times. It feels really bad when you go back to the gym after having not trained for a few weeks, only to pick up half the weight of what you did before. But from someone who learned the hard way - be patient!
In December of 2017 things took a turn when I suddenly became incredibly ill over a period of two weeks and was taken to hospital via ambulance. I was diagnosed with diabetes! I couldn't believe it.
I spent nearly a week in hospital. In the critical ward. It wasn't pleasant to say the least, and I was released to go home a day earlier than planned because I made every effort to get out of there ASAP. Those around me were not in a good state, and in those few days I saw what my future could hold if I kept eating my unhealthy diet. Just because you look good on the outside, definitely does not mean you are on the inside. As soon as I got back home I began researching intensively into better, healthier diet alternatives. And that's when the benefits of becoming vegan really started to sink in.
I noticed that whilst there is a lot of research out there, not enough of it has been properly condensed, and there is plenty that is outdated. I have read through countless medical literature to fully understand everything - and how I can reverse diabetes through my lifestyle. This is how the blog was formed.
I'm also fussy when it comes to fashion and, after having a search for vegan themed clothing, I decided to take it upon myself to produce my own designs, taking inspiration from different areas of pop culture. The goal is that if I can get others to wear these designs, it will help spread the word of veganism across the world (and you will look great doing it!).