One of my goals for 2012 was to do a 30 day vegan challenge, inspired by The 30-Day Vegan Challenge by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau.
I mentioned this goal to a co-worker, and she was totally on-board to try it with me! So, for the month of June, we will be Vegan. No meat, no eggs, no dairy (oh, cheese, I miss you already!). I realize that being a true Vegan is not just a dietary thing, but a lifestyle change, and maybe it will lead to that. But for now, baby steps…
So, why am I doing this? Animal rights? Health reasons? A little bit of both, actually. I’ve noticed that as I’ve gotten older, I’ve gradually transitioned to a mostly vegetarian diet. I’ve also been curious to see how cutting dairy products out of my diet will affect my overall health.
More than anything, it’s just a personal challenge. I like to have “projects”, as my husband calls them. It started with planning our wedding, then decorating our house, then getting ready for a baby…and since our plans to move to a new home have stalled out, I need a goal to work toward!
Wish me luck!