Showing posts with label diet. Show all posts
Showing posts with label diet. Show all posts

Vegan-ish: My Journey to a Plant-Powered Lifestyle

"The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." - Lao-Tzu


Not everything in 2020 has been awful.  This year has meant more time with family and more time for self-reflection.  I've spent time examining a lot in my life this year and making myself and my health a priority.  Probably the biggest change in my life this year has been when it comes to my physical health - specifically where diet is concerned.  As you can tell from the title of this post, I've switched up my diet and am living a Vegan-ish lifestyle.  So what is Vegan-ish and how did I get here?  Well, let me tell you.

The Trigger

I didn't start 2020 with any grand intentions to make a major lifestyle change.  In fact, I started it on a pretty amazing vacation - one week away including 2 days at SeaWorld, 5 days on the Disney Dream cruise ship, and then a final day at Kennedy Space Center.  Coming back from that vacation, I was excited to write about our experiences and share pictures. . .until I saw them.  I found myself drafting posts that hid me from many of the images because (once again) I was unhappy with where I was.  It wasn't the first time I've been in this situation, but I was determined to make it my last.  Right around President's Day I signed up for Weight Watchers and made a commitment to myself and my health that I wasn't going to sign up to lose 20 lbs.  No - I needed to do better this time.  The year was fresh and exciting and with so much promise ahead in 2020, what could stand in my way??