Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Accidental Vegan

Oh my. Is it too soon to say Mission Accomplished? Maybe. But hot damn! I think I've stumbled upon something freakin' awesome! Since Sunday I have adhered 100% to a Vegan diet. Not one single slip-- unless the barista splashed a little leche into my Soy Latté. In three days I have lost an entire pound and not felt hungry or deprived in the least bit. I told Jackson I might stay Vegan forever and not just to spite him!
In reality I probably won't cause let's face it, sometimes you just want a burger. I absolutely believe discipline is necessary to lead a healthy life but you only get one of 'em and I'm not about to miss out on the amazing variety of food this world has to offer. But in the meantime, it seems a Vegan diet is going to help me accomplish some goals that I have lost focus on, namely caring for and respecting my body. Because really, that's what this all boils down to. If you respect your body, you will nourish it. You will keep it fit. You won't want to feed your body junk if you if you truly care for it.
This is my "issue". That feeling of general inadequacy and doubt. It's cliché, but I can honestly say that I don't like looking in the mirror. It doesn't matter how many times my husband tells me I'm beautiful or how many compliments my Mother in Law gives me. In my head, I'm not enough. And nobody can change that but me. So by changing the way I care for my body I will change the way I feel about it. By putting in the effort to bring my body to a higher level of wellness and strength I will learn what I am capable of. I will learn discipline, confidence and so much more. This is why I'm here.