Then I read a book "Younger Next Year for Women", and the authors said,
you have to grow old,
but you don't have to decay.
That really stuck in my head. I'm not that old but if I don't hurry up and get in gear I have already lived my best years. I have lots of adventure left in me and I want to see the world and do big things.
So when you tell me you couldn't do this I will smile and say, "I understand" and I do, how do you think I got in the situation I'm in? But what I want to say is, "If you wanted to do this, you could."
And let me tell you a little secret - its not that hard. Getting the nerve up to do it is a little bit hard, but actually eating tons of fruit and veggies isn't hard. It is delicious. OK - changing your food prep and shopping habits is hard, you wouldn't want to start this on a stressful week, but it is very do-able. And it is easier if your spouse wants it, and if your teenager wants to do it (being vegan is real trendy with teenagers right now).
Look at me - preaching the vegan gospel after only living it for 3 1/2 weeks.
Shout out to Rachael who is going vegan-ish! You go girl!
- 6:15 AM Spinach Smoothie, grapefruit
- 11:30 Banana (and 2 costco samples: mac n' cheese and salmon)
- 2:00 Shredded salad (red cabbage, carrot, cucumber, fresh lime juice and raw sunflower seeds), steamed kale with mushroom gravy and raw cashews, big juicy pear.
- 6:00 Huge green salad, broccoli vinaigrette, homemade whole wheat toast, oranges and kiwi