When people find out that I am a vegetarian they ultimately say, “I could never do that!” Honestly when I started my journey to get healthier I had no intentions to become vegetarian either.
To give you a little bit of history my father at the age of 53, had a stroke. When I received the phone call that he was in the hospital, I dropped everything and raced to the hospital. After being there a week they released him and I started making noise about eating better and exercising, but didn’t put anything into it. Then a few years later I receive a phone call saying my mother was being transported to the hospital, they thought she had a heart attack (she didn’t) but her carotid arteries where blocked and need surgery. I am very lucky to still have both of my parents but after my mom’s surgery I started really looking at how we ate, and at our family’s medical history. Needless to say it wasn’t that great.
I knew I needed to make changes but I didn’t know where to start and it seemed very daunting. I meet a few wonderful ladies who never judged and quietly chipped away at my ignorance about what I was doing to myself. I am so thankful that the Lord placed those women in my life. He knew I was gonna need them to help give me ideas, support, and love.
Through LOTS of prayer and LOTS of research (because I just NEED to know) I was able to make changes to my lifestyle. No it was NOT easy and it still isn’t!!! I make mistakes, I get frustrated but overall I strive to make this body a temple that is worthy of my Lord.
- Don’t try to be perfect from day 1!!!
- Drink plenty of water, and when you think you drank enough, drink some more!! Most of us are dehydrated and never know it.
- Try new things!! It takes us 15 times of trying something to actually get use to it.
- Remember there is no contest, no race to be perfect. Experiment, try different spices, and try different approaches. For example if you fry your food a lot, try baking, or grilling once a week, then try it for twice a week and so on until you rarely even fry any foods.
Are you ready to make changes to your lifestyle? What changes are you making?
Wishing you many Blessing