I’ve decided that for the month of February, the month of love, I’m going to jump in the deep end and go vegan. I’ve been wanting to do it for a long time as a way to totally detox my body from the toxins and inflammation I’ve been experiencing lately. So, beginning February 1 I’ll cut out all animal products, including honey from my lifestyle, as I return to the basics. Then in March after I return from Nicaragua (March 7) I’ll slowly begin to reintroduce animal products into my life. Truth be told I’ve always been curious of what it’s like to be vegan but didn’t have the guts to do it because I thought it would be too hard.
Have you ever experienced being vegan? If so, please respond and share your story.
Honestly, it’s not so much about being vegan but about truly being aware of what I put into my mouth and on my body, much more than I am now. I’ve allowed myself to get out of health balance as I’ve skipped meals, low water intake, mindless eating, junk food, and just not planning my meals ahead of time. Sometimes I have to go to extremes in order to really pay attention, like waiting until the last minute to complete a deadline or adding too many tasks onto my agenda until I crawl into bed from exhaustion or leaving the country to appreciate what I have back home.
Can you relate?
I’m telling you this because this will ensure that I’m holding myself accountable. Also, if anyone is interested in joining me (please, please, please), we can support each other through video check ins and posting favorite recipes on Our Wheels of Life. I love accountability partners.
I recently received a vegan starter kit from PETA and will be talking with vegan friends and working with a nutritional consultant to ensure my body remains in balance.
By going vegan I’ll be treating my body and mind with love as I’m more conscious of what I’m doing. After all if I don’t take care of myself, who will?
How will you celebrate yourself in the month of love??