We’re almost a full month into the new year. How are your resolutions going?
I didn’t make one, but I’m guessing by the parking lot at the gym, a lot of people’s resolutions are still going strong! Truth be told, for me, there’s only one resolution I’ve ever kept.
I know it’s a little late in the game to be talking about resolutions, but I feel like they’re an ongoing process. This week also marks a year of major changes in my life, so I’m feeling a little reflective.
The last year has brought about a number of changes for me, most of which have ultimately meant that I am taking better care of myself. I still have some bad habits (Diet Coke, I have a love/hate relationship with you), but I think the year has been a good one for me, and I hope to carry the good forward and keep making improvements.
The one resolution that I ever stuck with was going vegetarian (a few years before I went fully vegan). My journey in the last year has been one of taking better care of myself. I don’t mean to sound pretentious in that not eating animal products makes you take better care of yourself- you can eat meat and have good health. But being conscious about what you eat or what you do in general is a great way to start taking care of yourself, so it is in that spirit that I invite you to join me and the rest of the vegans, at least part of the time.
We live in a great time for vegan food. There are new vegan products cropping up every day. We live in a time where we’re not only being encouraged to eat our vegetables, we’re being encouraged to enjoy them. We even have meal delivery services that plan out a vegan recipe for us and sends us all the ingredients so we can cook vegan without having to stress over it- and talk about a great way to take care of yourself!
I’m betting that a number of you out there are already having one meatless meal a week- so how about adding another one? Or two?
Whatever you decide, taking care of you should be a priority… and if that happens to include eating less animals, I’m sure they’ll thank you for it. 🙂