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Sticking with it

Thursday, February 28, 2019

I really do try to make conscious decisions everyday to choose plant based eating habits. I do okayish for a week or so. I get my lunch and dinner planned out, eat fruit or oatmeal for breakfast, and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches as a snack after work. Then for some reason (excuses) or another I eat an animal product, and then I just go down a slippery slope til I hit a wall. I then yell and beat myself up for the fall off the wagon and start again from scratch. I have a reasonable amount of recipes to reference that I got from cookbooks, the legitally 100s of pins on a pintrest board, and random searches on facebook for whatever strikes my fancy. I enjoy the food that I cook, so I don't think it the taste and quality of the food that creates the excuses. I really believe that it is the 23 year old habit of eating animal products that makes my brain revert back to its percieved normalancy. I don't know if that sounds about right. Are there any plant based people on here that has some tips from when they switched over. On the exercise front I don't even put in the effort. Mentally I say I'll do yoga or a exercise video, but physically I do nothing. I justify it by telling myself, "but when the warm weather comes we have season passes to Holiday World so that is a large amusement park to walk over and over again, and I say I'm gonna promise my little amd me multiple trips to go trail hiking." Now I know I cant get out of the amusement park because of the $$ spent, but will I actually make it to the trails that are 10 minutes away? Can I keep up with tje planned Summer of Adventure? Zoos, museums, camping, hiking, family get togethers, and reactments. All require major walking so maybe I'll feel good enough to continue the exercise in colder months. The fun don't start until May when school is out for the year. I need motivators now to even do 10 minutes of yoga. I'll keep y'all updated with recipes I adore, when I actually start exercising, the epic summer ever planned for my family, and just general life with my most precious person in my life- my 4 year old son šŸ’–
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    349 days ago
    Ive read a lot where going plant based is healthier than tje american standard diet. And i want to be and to have my son to be as healthy as possible
    355 days ago
    I guess my question is there a reason you are trying to become a vegetarian? There are lots of ways to lose weight without giving up on meat base products. I love veggie, fruits and meats. I chose to do a full rounded diet like weight watchers. I am not a sweet junky, and can give up sweets no problem, but can't give up regular foods. Good luck on your qeust :-)

    355 days ago
    Iā€™m working at being plant based as well - I do it most of the time but am really weakened when my mom her in law (parents in law live with us) buys pepper jack cheese! I try not to feel bad when I slip and just eat most of my meals plant based.
    355 days ago
    I have been raised as a vegetarian so I do not have that problem. Good Luck.
    355 days ago
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