Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Taking care of this animal

Though I stopped making regular updates over a year ago, New Vegan Age continues to receive a few thousand visitors a month. With that in mind, I thought it'd be nice to give readers an update. Some years ago, there was an article criticizing vegans who take a great interest in helping animals but almost none in themselves. Well, that criticism started to hit home when I crossed into the low end of the obese BMI range late last year.

I was disgusted with myself, and I was ready to do better. Over the past year, I went from being a "mostly junk food" vegan to a "mostly raw and whole foods" vegan. I didn't get into veganism for the health benefits, but being a healthy vegan is now as permanent for me as going vegetarian was in 1997 and as going vegan was in 2010.

This guy convinced me I could do it. This guy taught me what changes I needed to make. And these guys sum up why it wasn't difficult:

Have you ever caught yourself saying “I’ll try,” when it comes to a fitness goal, or life in general?

You’ve probably heard the phrase “burn the ships.”
If you truly want to succeed, leave yourself no other option. Burn the mediocrity ship to the ground. Don’t allow failure to be an option.
1. Decide on your goal.
2. Learn what you need to do to achieve your goal.
3. Take consistent action knowing that your success is inevitable.

I wish you a happy, safe, and healthy 2016. Make this your year to become a better vegan!