31 Days to Veganize: Day 16

thiry-one-bigNightly Meal: Vegan Organe Chicken, Chow Mein Noodles, Veggie Stir Fry

 

Forgive the short post today, I have been poorly managing my time this week. Last night, I made Chinese for dinner. We enjoyed our meal so much from the restaurant the other night, I worked to recreate some of our dishes. Trader Joes has a delicious already made vegan orange chicken, and with that I made noodle and a sweetish soy sauce and mixed them together, and then I stir fried an assortment of veggies to go with the noodles and rice. It was pretty delicious and the family enjoyed it very much.

This is a little off topic, but I’ll bring it full circle and point to becoming a vegan. I can safely say that I am a runner. I don’t say that with pride, but with conviction. I run about 14 miles a week and have been consistently running for about 3 years. It took a long time for me to be able to call myself a runner. I don’t find myself to be athletic or geared toward sports, so to say that I do a sport feels a little out of place. Here is what I have learned from running, I have learned to push past the walls. Runners, while running, hit walls or mental blocks(running is all mental). A runner can easily talk themselves our of running and to start walking instead. It takes a lot of perseverance to keep running when faced with a wall.

I have felt this wall with changing my diet to becoming vegan. I am at that point where I have to keep moving, keep lifting one knee up then the other. I have to keep shopping, preparing, and cooking like a vegan. The wall will pass and it will soon feel easy and manageable.

See, full circle.

 

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