The initial thought and practice of going vegan can be insanely overwhelming. I've been considering going vegan for over five years now. I remember when I was about 14 years old and out of nowhere decided to become a vegetarian. It lasted close to a year and then my mom said, “Okay, enough is enough. I’m tired of all this foolishness. You will be clearing your plate.” Yup, I had one of “those” mom’s. The only reason I lasted that long was because she worked a lot and never really knew what exactly it was that I was eating.
After careful consideration, I made the decision to change my diet. I’m tired of the way I look, and I’m tired of all the meds I’m on. I did some research and read that changing your diet could help get me off some of the meds that I’m on. I know there are a few that I will have to continue taking for the rest of my life, but for the most part, I’m so ready to be done with the others.
I took baby steps to get where I am at this moment. I’ve had to stretch my weekly groceries, I kept a journal to remind myself, and I kept taking baby steps until everything started falling into place.
Now, all of this is not to say that maintaining a vegan lifestyle - is a breeze 100% of the time. I would be lying to you if I said that. But don't all the best, most fulfilling experiences and goals in life take effort? The cool part about accepting this notion is that once you start allowing yourself, the benefits outweigh any possible stress you may experience in living this way. And as overwhelming as it can seem to go vegan at first, it does get easier. It also gets yummier, more and more promising, and even joyful. It's all about allowing yourself to make room for this lifestyle. A little bit of wiggle room will go a long way, I promise.