Well, I know that probably isn’t the perfect Spanish translation, but that’s about all I remember from my high school Spanish days! 🙂
The whole reason for this title? My goal for the week! Going vegan, that is! I have made a pact with me, myself, and I. I have vowed to go vegan for the week. I started yesterday (Sunday) and will take it to Saturday (or beyond!).
The reason for this commitment? A healthier, happier outlook on life and food! I have been feeling “blah” lately due to the food I have been allowing myself to consume. Though I try to stay away, fried foods, snacks, and sweets have been sneaking into my diet much more often than they should. Sneaky little things, they are! All of these foods, fried foods especially, make me feel kinda gross and sluggish. I am hoping this new viewpoint on fueling my body can jump-start my eating habits, and I am definitely ready to take the leap!
I started looking into veganism for the health benefits that come along with it. The nice thing about the transition to veganism is that I am not a very big meat fan. I am a chicken girl at heart but steak, pork, ham, turkey…ehh, I’ll pass. I know, I am a total party pooper at Thanksgiving!
I love the health benefits of veganism, and believe me, I have been researching them nonstop lately! There are so many good resources on the web about veganism. Some of the health benefits are great! Disease prevention? Okay! More energy? Definitely! Lower BMI? I’ll take it! Having all of this AND helping animals? Count me in fo’ sho’!
Although I have only been a vegan for a day and a half, I have found it hardest to cut the dairy out of my days. There are so many things that have eggs in them and I love ice cream and cheese. It is challenging but I can do it!
Who knows, I may decide that I love veganism, or maybe I want to try vegetarianism. All I know is that this challenge will give me a new perspective on life. And right now, it’s what I want to do! Sometimes, though, I feel as though others are judging my decisions. All you vegans out there…is this normal?? I mean, I don’t care if people think differently of me. I am living life for me not for others. But still, am I crazy for thinking this way?
Well, enough of the ranting. I am currently puppy dog sitting! My little 4th grade BFF and her family went out of town this week, and I get to watch her two doggies while she’s away! YAYYY! This is the best. I miss my puppy man from home and this makes life so much better having them around.
Later on the agenda: a killer lift session. I have been slacking on the strength training lately and I am about due for a total butt kicking! I’ll fill ya in on what I end up doing! All I know is I am not stopping until my whole body is aching!
Some questions for ya:
As I continue on my vegan path, what things should I be looking out for? Any advice for me as I work through this challenge?
Do you ever feel like others look at you differently based on the healthy living decisions you make?
Any amazing puppies out there?