Vegan & Dry January – That's a Wrap!
Updated: Mar 11, 2020
16 Takeaways You Need to Know About
Guys. Dry and vegan January is over and I feel FABULOUS.
3 Year Old Rent-A-Cops for hire.
Likely not as fabulous as these two rent-a-cops, but close 👮♀️👮♀️ Overall, it was hard, but it was worth it. And I learned a lot about myself.
I have a lot to say about these “January things” and vice detoxes in general. On the whole, I LOVE them because I find that they consistently help me live my best life. Here are some additional takeaways I want to share with you about my 31 day plant-based-no-alcohol adventure: – I feel great – My skin is glowing – I have more energy – My mind is clearer – I got so much sh*t done! – This was exactly the post-holiday/new year reset I needed – Helped me identify emotional food triggers and good/bad habits (which is important to me coming off of a big old holiday season of emotional consumption and joy — which I’m always here for, every damn year 💋) – Helped develop more creative menu planning and meal prep – I discovered new food interests and preferences that will stick with me for a long time, especially when traveling – Improves empathy towards folks with dietary restrictions, food allergies, or non-alcohol interests (which is important as a human, person of influence, leader, manager of people) – Improves gratitude for the food I have access to, for what I choose to consume, and for where my food is sourced – The environmental impact is huge (PSA: “Avoiding meat and dairy is ‘single biggest way’ to reduce your impact on Earth”) – Doing “hard things” is excellent resilience training – I’m more convicted in my ways, and more in tune with myself and my personal brand and the way I want to show up and live my life – I feel a little more invincible – I don’t miss meat
TJs consistently came through with delicious and diverse options. Especially this meal here, which will be a consistent repeat in our house.
And lastly — if you’re not convinced to try something like this yet 😉 — I challenge you to “go without” a vice of yours for a month and see what happens. What if you excelled or grew or learned something new about yourself? I’m convinced that breaking routine and taking on a challenge pushes the boundaries and bar of what your capable of and that ultimately helps you live a larger and more fulfilling life. Maybe you will too.
Have you ever done a 30 day thing/#ViceDetox/habit changer-upper?