Hey Girls and Boys!
How goes today? Already into August. As time seems to go faster and faster, I try to tell myself to go slower and slower. Like on Saturday when Mike and I were going to relax in our dingy’s out at the lake, I COULDN’T WAIT to get out there, but I had to get a few things done first. I was unloading the dishwasher thinking “AHH, just get me out there already!!” Then I consciously thought to myself… SLOW down…enjoy THIS moment… you will get out there. I took a deep breath and brought my awareness back into now.
It’s not hard to be in the moment when you feel this good though! I am on Day 9 of my Raw Food
Challenge Celebration! I set out to do this for 30 days, but I was telling Mike today- If I continue to feel this amazing, I could see myself staying raw for a long time. I wake up so clear headed and my energy levels are high and consistent (no crashes) throughout the whole day.
So in honour of this new found abundant energy, I scoured the internet high and low to find the Coolest, Most Gorgeous, Raw Vegan; an outstanding woman that is putting out big, positive energy into the world for this month’s feature interview and I found her!!!
Her name is Freelee!!!!
YAY! Thanks for doing this interview! I know how busy you are and it is an honour to feature you…. Tell us about yourself….
I’m here on this planet to help others become their ultimate self. To help keep as many animals alive as possible and I do this by inspiring others to step up and adopt a high carb raw vegan lifestyle.
So for those who don’t know, a high carb Raw Vegan lifestyle is basically just Fresh, Ripe fruits and vegetables. Low nuts and seed intake. I am definitely not at that stage of raw, but I admire you for living it and being so passionate about it. What inspired you to become a Raw Vegan?
I became raw vegan in January 2007. How did it change my life? Where do I start?! It changed my entire life from my social interactions to my colon health. I was a mess in so many ways. I had systemic candida, I was 40lbs over weight, I had acne on my face, chest and shoulders. I found it hard to get out of bed in the morning. I was desperately depressed. I have now been following this lifestyle for about 4.5 years and have NONE of these issues. I have also lost 40lbs. I am ecstatic! My day is filled with so much positivity now and its all thanks to following a clean fruity lifestyle. I started the Worlds busiest raw vegan website – 30bananasaday.com in 2008 and now it helps many others become superbeings.
I signed up for an account there, it is a good place for support and motivation for Raw Vegans!
Here is Freelee before the lifestyle change.
You are also an athlete, what type of sports/athletics are you into?
I am runner, I love it. I used to do gymnastics and a lot of yoga but now focus most of my training on running. Once upon a time before a raw vegan lifestyle I could do a 5km running race in 30mins, now my personal best is 21mins 5 secs. I recommend everyone gets into running if they want to feel and look their best. I ride my bike occasionally as well. I have also done kickboxing for about 14 years.
You are fast like the wind! Nice work on your 5km time!!!
Your also gorgeous! What is your favourite beauty product?
- 100percentpure.com They are organic & vegan & made from pure fruit pigments.
I just checked out their site, thanks for the tip!
What’s your favourite quote?
“Do what you love and love what you do because those who matter do not mind, and those who mind, do not matter.”
Exactly! What is one of your greatest achievements?
I rode over 1800 miles across Australia (in the middle of winter) as a raw vegan to increase awareness of the lifestyle.
Nice! Ok, I will ask the question everyone is wondering-What advice would you give someone who is interested in becoming raw, but needs a push?
Prioritise your health above ALL. If you don’t then you will always be underperforming and eating the wrong foods. If you want to look and feel your best then step up! This is not a dress rehearsal, this is the real deal. You only get one shot at this life and time moves VERY quickly. Commit to feeding
yourself the most nourishing vibrant foods on the planet – raw fruits and greens and your life will change. Attach pain to your old disempowering
habits. Put a before pic of yourself on your fridge and everytime you go to eat crap, look at that pic instead and then grab fruit. Do a 30 day challenge
with a friend, it makes it a lot easier to stay on track.
I love that advice. I also love that I am on Day 9 of a raw challenge and feeling so good.
If you could have lunch with anyone, who would it be?
I’m sure that could happen!
Who do you admire?
Plenty of people but particularly my boyfriend Harley (google Durianrider)
Awww, You’re sure a good looking couple:)
What is something about yourself people may not know?
That my ‘binge food’ was a whole chicken a day before becoming a raw vegan
I’m sure that won’t be happening again anytime soon!!!!!
What’s something that makes you smile?
Seeing the ‘aha!’ moment in people’s faces when I’m giving lectures on raw veganism.
That must feel good. What is your biggest fear?
I had to think about this hard because I don’t focus on fears. But I guess not being able to continue spreading the raw vegan message would be devastating.
K, moving on because the world needs you doing this for a long time!
Best thing about your line of work?
Being able to live anywhere in the World and work online. Being able to help people regain their health across the other side of the planet.
Ahh, freedom.. Good for you. What are a few things on your must-do’s this month?
- Give a raw vegan lecture at Bonobo’s raw vegan restaurant in the City on Aug 11th, 6pm. Attend and be a speaker at www.woodstockfruitfestival.com
Say hi to my dear friend Chris while your there;)
…and…what do you do to RELAX?
Lie in the sun, go for a jog/swim or I love doing graphic design work in my spare time, I find it really relaxing. Oh yeh and sleep!!
THANKS FREELEE! If you come to Vancouver, please let me know!
GOOD LUCK with everything. I look forward to seeing more videos and updates on your facebook page.
* k guys back to just us again:) Isn’t she cool? I love how she doesn’t make excuses for what she believes in, either. To spread this message so boldly, I know she gets a lot of naysayers and backlash, but she is so strong in her clarity, presence and posture. It’s nice to see. Let’s learn from Freelee and be bold, be passionate about your passion! And also……EAT MORE FRUIT!!
It’s fairly daunting to go 100% raw vegan right this second, but at the least, let’s be kind to ourselves and eat less processed “dead” food and add more fruit and veggies to our diets!
Hope your all having a fresh, ripe, juicy evening!!