Congratulations to all the folks embarking on a 30-Day challenge! So cool to see that! I wish you the best! I did one last summer and although it was hard, I learned a ton, built some habits that have served me tremendously and I am extremely grateful for the experience. I hope you all get a lot out of this.
This 150 day challenge I'm doing has been a whole 'nother level. The amount of growth I've experienced on this has been way more than I could have ever expected and in a lot of ways more than I can handle. In fact, it often feels like it's too much. It's like a powerful hose that I can thumb to resist the flow, but I can't turn it off. Will I keep going or will I be partaking in world vegan pizza day on 6/30? Read further to find out.
What did I eat yesterday?
1 yellow watermelon
1/2 head of lettuce
1 head of spinach
1lb of peaches
2 ataulfo mangoes
-Ataulfo mangoes just keep tasting better and better as the season goes on.
-Increase in greens intake has helped athletic recovery and emotional stability.
-Fitness activities picking up, more motivation, having more fun.
-Waking up earlier and earlier without an alarm.
-Yellow watermelons from the farmer's market have been superb
-Seriously considering a major career and life change (at age 30). I think I finally figured out "what I want to do with my life".
-Met a girl who works at a peach stand, we made plans to hang out this weekend and she is gonna hook me up some peaches.
-Disillusion with current career situation
-Some depression, resistance to the flood of changes positive & negative that are happening very quickly.
I have a video planned for my 150 days. Or at least I have several ideas, I may or may not incorporate them all into the video.
So, after 150 days, what will I do? Will I continue and stay 100% LFRV forever? Or will I binge out on vegan junk for a while, hate myself for it and slowly crawl back to LFRV cursing myself the entire time for falling off the wagon? The answer is somewhere in between. I will be letting my intuition guide me. I think I'll make some homemade HCCV dishes like rice and sweet potatoes with some cooked veggies and salsa/hotsauce. I'll keep it whole-foods, low-fat and low-salt and see how I do on that. My friends are organizing a big party for vegan pizza day (the vegan community here in Austin is awesome, made so many friends through it in the past 1.5 years) and at first I was planning on going and getting some pizza but my intuition is telling me not to go. I know deep down, that would not be serving my highest self. So I will try out a few homemade dishes and see how I feel. If it doesn't feel right, I'll go back to 100% raw. If it feels OK I'm going to go have some lentils and rice from an Indian place and maybe some chinese food. So maybe for a couple weeks in July I'll eat some cooked and decide from there what I want to do. Judge me if you want! LOL.