Benefits of Completing My First 30 Day Vegan Challenge
My 30 Day Vegan Challenge actually helped prepare me for this next phase in my overall fitness, nutrition and wellness journey. While training (bodybuilding and weight training in Georgia, I truly fell off the wagon and drank the Kool Aide (well I haven’t had kool aide since childhood) but I bought into the lie that I couldn’t sustain my heavy training on a Vegan Vegetarian diet! Although, I ate mostly free range, organic. non antibiotic, non GMO foods and chicken and meats many of my friends since high school and college were shocked I was eating the meats and demanded that I explain myself! lol I was for over 20 years a die hard health freak advocate and practitioner. I’m not saying that eating healthy meat, fish, or poultry is unhealthy, there are just as many health and scientific claims that the organic, grass fed varieties are healthy for nutrition. I am saying that is a PERSONAL CHOICE that should compliment and align your beliefs and lifestyle- spiritually, intellectually, physically, mentally, etc. (That is All!) What works for some does not work for all. We are beautiful, unique individuals.
A plant-based, whole food nutritional program is beneficial in bringing balance, wholeness and overall wellness. The vegan challenge helped to become more sensitive to energy on a spiritual level and opened me up to my ‘astral’ intuitive side (Divine Feminine) using visualizations, intentional awareness, grounding, releasing and goal setting as tools to my spiritual development and overall re-establishing my personal empowerment. I can’t say it was an easy 30 days. I lost 10 lbs from the 30 Day Vegan Challenge! My body seemed to release so much I felt as if I had experienced a healing crisis. Perhaps I will write more about that in another article. For now, I’d rather focus on the benefits of using both the Vegan Challenge which focuses on clearing up and strengthening nutrition habits and goals, with the 30 Day Fitness Challenge focusing on exercise and fitness goals. Combining both is an excellent mix for success! (June 14, 2015, 7:44 pm Est)
PERSONAL JOURNAL NOTES: 3o Day Vegan Challenge and 30 Day Fitness Challenge
You can get in good exercise where ever you are as long as you have a good plan and road map that will get you the results you’re after. No access to the gym, no worries! There a hundreds of workouts, apps, plans, books, tools and gurus you can follow along with to meet your daily, weekly, monthly and annual goals. Remember it starts with a simple step and each workout is like a building block toward your overall success in fitness and wellness. “We” can do this! Personally I just want to maintain my “girlish” figure and tighten everything up. Why? Because I CAN!
As a former ‘recovering-people pleaser’ it’s empowering to set this goal for myself as a way to strengthen my willpower and personal radiance!
The Journey continues…