So I´ve now officially decided to become vegetarian (once again) and ultimately aim to become vegan. I have attempted so many times to implement this into my life… and I´m so determined (many of you who know me will know what I mean lol) for the first 3 months or so and then slowly that ´just fried´ smell of chicken slowly travels across the room specifically looking for my nose just to tease it, and i instantly start craving it.
It definitely is a constant battle for me but I recently read a post about self-discipline, and what I was that so many of us start new year resolutions, set goals and start challenges…we start so strong and focused but somehow, somewhere along the way we get distracted or we relax for a just a moment and before you know it you´ve given up, made excuses and not finished what you set out to do and you´re back to square one.
The first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem well my problem is my weakness for chicken (as silly as that sounds it´s the truth)
I have been vegan before in May 2010, when I first learnt about all these diseases like cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholestorol, stress related illnesses etc it was very intersting to find that majority of these are preventable by simply following a plant-based diet. I learnt recipes and easy methods to implement this into my lifestyle and I was doing so great until I let myself get really hungry and all of a sudden all I could think of was chicken and then I “happened” to walk past KFC……..the scent just pulled me and before you know it I was staring at a plate of bones *guiltyface*…
Anyway let´s not dwell on chicken so much… the whole out of mind out of sight doesn´t quite work for me because as much as I try to avoid being around chicken at some point it will be placed infornt of me and I will need to have the self-control and discipline to look at it and feel nothing for it.
This is what I am aiming to achieve over the next couple of months. there´s a difference between a vegetarian/vegan physically but it has to be a mental thing, just like forming a habit.
I´ve reached a point in my life where I want to live my life on purpose, direction and focus, mentally, physically and spiritually. The beginning of each of these journeys that I am taking are so exciting and so full of motivation, and dedication but that´s the easy part… the challenge will come when I reach those tough situations and the choices I make will determine whether I fail or Follow On Course Until Successful!!!
I´ll be doing regular posts about my journey to update you on my progress 😀 And if you have any ideas I could do let me know in the comments section.
P.S. If you want to join me on these journies just let me know and I´ll set something up where I can fill you in, in much more detail on all the things I am doing so that you can take part too 😉
A few quotes that keep me motivated and focused…
- Philippians 4:13 I can do all thing through Christ who strengthens me.
- “The price of discipline is always less than the pain of regret”. Nido Qubein
- “Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence. The extra energy required to make another effort or try another approach is the secret of winning.”
— Denis Waitley: American motivational speaker
- “People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be.”
— Harvey Mackay: Best-selling business author, columnist & speaker