I do like the idea of stepping back and reflecting on the possibilities of my future. Making lists of things to accomplish, chores to do, purchases to save for (see: car) and then making a game plan to execute it all. One thing that Ethan and I decided to shift on our life is our eating habits. This came about not as a new year's resolution but as a commitment to being healthy and attractive to each other as well as to be the most energetic, happy, healthy people/examples for our daughter. Our game plan: eliminate animal food.
I hear you: "Ah! Why so extreme?!", "Where will you get your protein?", "That's not healthy!".
Rest assured friends, your concerns are unfounded.
Both of us also acknowledged that this would be a difficult task in today's environment. How often do you see a plate that doesn't feature meat and/or cheese? Rare. We also want to be successful in our lifestyle change. So our game plan looks like: home life is vegan (we can control this), outside the home we do what we can to make vegan choices and won't fret if that isn't a possibility. In other words, we aren't going hard-core.
Turns out, I feel great when I don't eat animal stuff. I feel lighter on my feet and (TMI?) going to the bathroom is no problem. My greatest vice is sugar. Oh, man is it ever! This is where my greatest struggle will be. It's also where my body will benefit the most. Prepping vegan meals doesn't include adding sugar or eating cookies, candy, sweets in general. I'm excited for the possibility of being free from my addiction. I feel like crappola after I indulge and yet I do- over and over again.
I hope you're looking forward to hearing about this vegan (sorta) adventure. I intend to share successful (read: delicious) recipes as well as divulge ramifications. I see a new body shape in my future...
Plus, we've got this gorgeous creature to take care of and giving her the best is a commitment we don't take lightly.