I’ve been inspired, but I’m afraid to take a huge leap. Last weekend I had a gathering in my home with some longtime friends. My friend Becky and her husband have recently gone vegan. They look GREAT. Like, glowing happy and healthy.
I want in.
But do you know what vegans can’t eat? They don’t consume milk, cheese, hot dogs, chicken wings, or even whey protein. GASP, no creamer in my coffee? Could I possibly do that?
Turns out, I can. I bought some Silk Soymilk and put it in my coffee yesterday morning. It was an acceptable alternative to my taste buds. I realize that it’s going to take a lot more effort than just switching from creamer to soymilk, but hey, b a b y s t e p s.
Another thing that swayed me to think like a crazy vegan is the documentary Vegucated. The description on Netflix said that it was about 6 New Yorkers who went vegan. I thought it would be more about their lifestyle, the challenges, how they overcome it, etc. It was more about animal cruelty than that, but omg, after watching what goes on in those farms I’m turned off from meat.
The day after I watched the documentary, I flipped through my Triathlete Magazine and landed on an article about Rich Roll, an ultra endurance athlete who lives on a plant based diet. It was a good read, and I’m going to pick up his book today if I can find it.
I’m INSPIRED to eat TOFU!!
…I think. The good news is that Oreos are vegan, so there’s that.
Like I said, I’m hesitant to take a leap, but little hops might lead me to a happy and healthy glowing lifestyle. Plus there’s comfort in knowing that I’ll always have Oreos.