Before i went vegan i used to often go to the different health and fitness expos that were held in Stockholm. I loved trying the different protein bar samples, the protein ice cream, BCAA drinks and everything else that was “protein enriched”. One year i even worked at one of the biggest health/fitness expos, which i loved! However when i went vegan there wasn’t so much for me to try or see at those types of events and instead i got more excited about the fully vegan demos held each year. (And i went to a fully vegan expo in spring/summer this year). However as i got free tickets to a fitness/health demo i decided to join two of my friends who were going to the expo.
Considering that fitness is often associated with = protein enriched everything, BCAA everywhere and protein bars deluxe i came prepared with lunch and fruit packed, which i am thank ful for. Because as far as i could see, there was nothing vegan i could buy or even try. I was even skeptical to the BCAA drinks because often they have D3 which comes from animal products so without emailing a company to know what type of vitamins or where the amino acids are from it is hard to know if they are vegan or not. So i didn’t dare try those either.
However it was fun being there with my friends. We saw some crossfit workouts/competitions. We looked at all the different people. I recognized quite alot of people there but didn’t dare say “hi”, and i think a few people recognized me but didn’t dare say hi because i was with friends. Also my friend had the leading time for one of the competitions where you have your arms stretched out and hold weights in each hand for as long as you can, and her time was around 5min 50, which was incredible, and hopefully she wins the competition! As i had already worked out shoulders in the morning i wasn’t so keen on trying that competition, haha!
It was a fun day, but it was mostly fun because i was with friends. Now a days the health/fitness expos aren’t really focused on vegans and a range of vegan products, so it is much better to go to fully vegan expos! However it is still inspiring to look at the different competitions that are held at the expos even if there isn’t so much you can try of the samples, but i think thats a good thing in a way because of all the bacteria from people trying the samples just sitting out!
In a few weeks i will be going to another fitness/health expo with friends but it will be alot bigger and more companies there so there might be more vegan products on sale/to try. But mostly it will just be fun to go with friends, and i’ll keep my food sampling days to the vegan expos!!