It’s Transformation Tuesday! What transformation have you experienced? 12 days ago, I decided to become a vegetarian. I’d had a negative reaction to a delicious meat dish I’d prepared – not a physical reaction but a metaphysical one. Read about the decision here.
So I woke up one morning and decided to stop eating meat.
Since then I had a piece of fish one night because my friend offered so nicely (?) okay, no blame. I had a piece of fish because I wanted to. That was about a week ago. I had said I would allow myself a transformation process and a learning curve and I did.
Eating vegetarian meals has turned out to be easier than I thought, maybe because I’ve done this before, several times. Maybe because I know why I am doing it this time – I am doing it for health, not because it’s a fad, not because it’s religious, not because it’s a good diet plan (it can be), not because it’s cheaper (it can be). I am doing it because I need and want to, for my health and well being – not to cure any disease but to be able to live my best, healthiest life.
Tomorrow’s post will feature some of the things I’ve eaten in the past week, so come back for the full “What I Ate Wednesday” post. (Older WIAW posts here and here)
Since I stopped eating meat, I feel lighter in my body. I haven’t lost weight just because I stopped eating meat. if I’ve lost a couple pounds in the last few days, it’s because I went camping and hiking and ate very simple meals for 4 days. Like
Maybe your journey won’t be like mine. I remember the first time I tried eating vegetarian, all my conversations were about chicken because I experienced serious withdrawal and cravings. This time it’s easier.
Which is why I believe in the transition period. It takes a while for our bodies to adjust and process changes and we have to be kind to ourselves in all aspects.
If you’re working on a goal, give yourself time to transition. Reward yourself when you overcome even the smallest hurdle. Being vegetarian might not be the right thing for everyone. Eating right is!
Eat Right, Live Right, RUNWRIGHT!
What’s the most recent transformation you’ve undergone?