Today, June 10th, was day *1* of my Vegan eating journey. I already know I need to tweak and create meal plans for myself in order to get it on track for the “big picture” goal. On Saturday, as I was visiting my favorite quick breakfast and coffee spot with Daina, I spoke briefly with the dude at the counter. He has been a vegan for 6 years and the first thing he said to me was “Prepare to be hungry all the time”. I have noticed some truth to that today. I do know that with proper meal planning it shouldn’t be an issue and I wont be in a state of constant hunger.
Overall I will say that day 1 was fairly easy. I have been slowly weening myself off of the mass consumption of meat the last 2 weeks and I do believe that helped. No weird cravings or anything, we shall see how it progresses though. I remember when I quit eating dairy about a year ago now I felt like a crack head coming off the rock. That was actually so bad that I thought I was going to die one night as I had cold sweats and shivers. Here’s hoping that coming off of a meat addiction isn’t as troublesome. I am psyched for what is ahead though and cant wait to get in the gym and prove to myself that bodybuilding can be done without the animal products that are commonly used.
If you all are expecting progress pictures, you will get them. If you expect a *starting* picture…you’ll have to follow along, that picture will come when I feel I am close to competition ready and not a day earlier. I will however show some 30, 60, 90 day progress shots and more ONCE I start in the gym and not a minute sooner.
Follow along and get inspired. Get up, make changes and do something for yourself. Its OK to be selfish sometimes especially when it comes to your health.