The "Weighting" Game Part Deux
Okay, so I'm so not the one to do the whole cliché "New Year's Resolutions", but around the end of last year I knew I had to make a significant lifestyle change. Now don't get me wrong, I'm very happy with ME, but I am working towards being the happiest and best version of me that I can be. The happiest version of me previously included bbq, soul food, and I am seriously one of those people that worships bacon (LOL). I love to be in my kitchen and I'm overly obsessed with all things food, but I can no longer let that control my life.
I have been suffering with severe environmental and food allergies on and off for the better part of the last 4 years; but the last few months of 2015 were just really rough on me. Chronic sinus infections, migraines, hives, rashes, asthma; you name it, I've had the works! So on January 14, I became a vegetarian.
Now I know what you must be thinking. How in the world did she just go from bacon lover to a damn vegetarian? She must be crazy! There's no way I could live without meat! Honestly, these are all thoughts that I had too. I'd previously considered trying it two years ago, but I wasn't mentally prepared and I honestly gave up on myself before I actually even tried.
Who would've thought? I'm 10 days in and as much as I hate to say it, every vegetarian, allergist, vegan, and nutritionist was right ... I feel COMPLETELY different in just 10 days. I no longer feel the need to take a nap twice a day, my mind is much sharper, I am better equip to focus for long periods of time and I am overall more focused and driven.
Now, I am by no means saying that this lifestyle is for everyone ... If you're not having any problems with you're current intake, then it's not broken so don't stress yourself about fixing it. It's not easy and temptation is all around, but for me the benefits greatly out weigh the difficulties.
More than anything I just want to encourage you... If you're battling with something don't be afraid to try something new! Research, and talk to people that have walked a similar path. It's okay of you stumble, and it's okay if you change your mind. You never know how it will affect you until you try!
Comment below and tell me all about your journeys when it comes to weight, food, and lifestyle changes.