Only my sister could hype me up to let go of my chicken!
Well, I lie. I had this trainer some years back – actually he was 13 years my junior and fine as hell. We dated loosely for about half a year, and I was low key devastated when the affair ended. I would go on but that’s not what this story is about! He convinced me to give up meat and coffee and we trained super hard several times a week – mostly calisthenics and plyometrics. I lost 40 pounds (on top of the 20 I lost prior to meeting him). Yea me!
So about five months ago, I started this pinterest board:
Not only was I trying to give up meat! I wanted to try a VEGAN diet. Mehh.
But what would that mean for my almost daily habit of hazelnut coffee with cream and sugar? Just one cup before my morning commute. And what of my daily lunch – spring mix (greens) with chicken breast, avocado, dried cranberries, walnuts, and low calorie “skinny” vinaigrette?
It would mean change. And thinking outside of the box to get the right mix of protein at every meal. (All six meals, every day.) Bleh.
My sister’s been on it for a while. Unsure how long she’s going for, but I’m committing to 30 days!
Today is day one. I don’t know what I’m going to do on date nights. (Sigh.)
Will this be worth it? We shall see! I’m hoping to lose a few pounds for my upcoming boudoir photo shoot, and to feel lighter and healthier overall.
Have you ever gone vegan? How was the experience? Thought about it? Any idea of the pros and cons outside the norm? Any favorite vegan recipes or resources?