Five months ago I started regularly working out and eating a plant based diet (vegan) with more intention, effort and confidence. Over the last two years I cut down on meat & dairy significantly and where I was 5 months ago in the picture (on the left) wasn’t my worst, it wasn’t my best either. Before I never imagined I would ever have the courage to take a picture of my body, but after taking care of myself better, I have found I like me better … and appreciate and love my body for the first time in a long time.
I can’t pin down the day I started cutting out meat, dairy and processed and packaged food, but I do remember how frustrating it was that there was nothing in grocery stores I wanted to eat anymore. I had to start researching how to make my own healthier meals and ended up finding a joy and love with food that has led me to here, my last day ever consuming an animal product.
I can say with certainty that I will not miss it or be ashamed of my lifestyle anymore. I know what makes me feel good and what makes me feel sick, it is that simple. I am ready to live more honestly. I am ready to look and feel better than I ever have. I am strong and I am beautiful and I can do anything I set my mind to, that’s the best part.