This New “Vegan Lifestyle” Thing I’m Doing…

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Yo, I know it’s been awhile! So for the past three months I have been transitioning into a vegan lifestyle. This lifestyle has been of my interest since high school, but lacking the resources and information on how to begin has prolonged the beginning of my journey until now. 

The beginning of this semester I eliminated meat and dairy from my diet. A bit insane you think? This was the perfect time to begin because I live off campus now and have my own space and funds to make these decisions. My roommate happened to be a vegetarian, so there wasn’t much temptation around the house!

As most, being a broke college student I was concerned about the financial aspect of veganism. I discovered that it’s extremely affordable shopping at Aldi! Naturally, I had a few mishaps with eating products that contains dairy and ate fish a few times (vegan twitter would rant about that).

This lifestyle is helping me become more conscious of the foods and products I choose to put in and on my body. As it has a positive impact on the environment, my physical, mental and spiritual health. I still have a lot to learn, but I can offer tips and resources on how you can begin your journey. However, keep in mind that it’s essential to go at your own pace and discover what works best for you.

Photo:

  1. Quinoa, pinto beans, sautéed spinach, avocado on toasted wheat wrap.
  2. Organic spinach leaves, organic arugula, cucumbers, green peppers, onion, and avocados with garlic vinaigrette dressing.
  3. Kale, banana, blueberries, almond milk, ice & flax seeds.

You Made It.

Time has been flying by for me. Perhaps, you feel the same way? I didn’t realize that in a few hours we will be entering a new month. I took sometime to reflect and acknowledge all the growth that has taken place for me throughout this month. Also, I want congratulate you for making it through another month. The challenges we face throughout life can easily make it difficult for each of us to keep going. But, you made it. 

Thank you for pushing past those negative voices in your head and deciding that you’re no longer going to sink into those thoughts. Thank you for trying each and everyday to become a better person. Thank you for sticking to your desires to live a more healthy holistic lifestyle. Thank you for making it through this month. The universe is thankful for you. 

As this new month settles in let’s continue to take care of our mind, body and spirit. Wishing everlasting peace, joy and health unto you all.