Let’s just say I have treated my body like dump truck my entire life. Throwing loads and loads of garbage like cheeseburgers, pizza, soda, and french fries in my body. I started eating bad when I was young like most other Americans. I grew up in the ghetto where I never learned anything about proper nutrition. My mom was raised in a family who never learned about nutrition either. I am glad I realize how important it is now. We all have access to the information and should really pay attention to it. It is a matter of life and death. My life has completely changed in many ways since going vegan. At the end of this blog there will be a challenge! I want anyone who reads this to follow it. Now let me tell you about my reasoning behind going vegan.
Reasons for Going Vegan
I am going to jump straight into it. My dad passed away when I was 19 years old. I never understood why he passed away so young at 42. When I contacted the coroner to find out exactly what happened, he told me it was his heart. My dad had a blocked aorta which lead him to a fatal heart attack at just 42. If I had known what I know now, maybe I could’ve saved him. It is not too late for some of you. Right NOW is the time to start changing your lives to become more healthy and active. Don’t wait until it is too late. There is no point of going through life sick and unhealthy when it is completely preventable.
My father passing away is one thing that lead me to a more healthy lifestyle, but my family’s health is the main reason I have switched to veganism. My aunts and uncles have all had major health issues the older I’ve become. It is a very sad thing to watch when I know so much of their problems have to do with food. Below I will display what has happened to my family because of their diet.
- Aunt Kathy: Stroke
- Aunt Debbie: Dementia
- Uncle Keith: Kidney Failure/Kidney Stones
- Uncle Jerry: Stroke
- Uncle David: Heart Attack
- Uncle Terry: Alzheimer’s
The only people remaining in my family who haven’t had major issues are my mother and one of my uncles. Both of them are the youngest of their family. It is very scary to watch this happen right in front of me. There comes a time when you need to realize this isn’t how life is supposed to be. My uncle Jerry can barely make a sound. My aunt Debbie is a completely different person and is spaced out all the time. My uncle Terry doesn’t know who I am. This breaks my heart. My dad is gone and can never come back. That is why I need to set the example of a healthy life and pass that on to my family and you. So you and your family don’t have to go through the same things that I still do. I want to see my mother live for a very long time so she can be there when I have kids. I didn’t have my grandparents because they were gone before I was alive. I want my family to improve, not decline.
The final reason I decided to go vegan was my mind and body. Eating a healthy plant-based diet is fantastic for your brain health and your body. Also when I speak about my mind, I think about the animals. There is absolutely no need to eat animals. They are innocent and intelligent beings. They too have feelings and lives just as we do. We will never truly understand the feelings and thoughts of animals. I feel like the life of an animal matters just as much of the life of a human. You always hear the people say “But what about protein?” Well what about it? Think about the largest most powerful animals on the planet. Gorillas, elephants, rhinos, and buffalo are all herbivores. They eat nothing but plants. I think it is safe to say if you want to grow strong, a plant based diet would be a great choice.
I have witnessed my body fat shrink before my eyes. I have been working out but very rarely. I’ve noticed dramatic changes. My muscles are more well-defined in the past two weeks. I think more clearly and don’t get confused. I am always awake before 6 in the morning with energy read to begin the day. I sleep amazing and never wake up at night. I feel more happy and don’t get sick. My allergies have vanished. My sex drive has increased tremendously. These are all things that I have noticed in just 17 days of being vegan! I can’t wait to see how it benefits my life forever. I can say for certain that I have become a happier person.
Now I am not telling people what to do and trying to shove this down your throat. I am just sharing the benefits that I have seen personally. I feel amazing and I wish the same for everyone. There is so much sickness in the world and it leads to depression, anxiety, and many other things that affect how we live and treat people. I simply want to share a way to improve your self-image, improve your health, and improve your life as whole.
My Challenge To You!
I want to challenge you to go vegan for just two weeks! Also, I want you to keep track of your progress. Answer these questions before and after the challenge:
- Are you happy?
- Are you comfortable with your body?
- Do you often feel tired?
- How much do you weigh?
- Are you excited about your life?
Keys to the challenge:
- No meat, dairy, or eggs! No animal products at all.
- Drink only water
- Exercise as much as you can
This will help with your results greatly! Trust me, I know this will be hard. Just hang in there and it will continue to become easier.
I want you to answer the questions and follow the keys to the challenge. Then please get back to me at my email firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know how your progress is going.
I am really looking forward to any interaction with this challenge. I am hoping that you all take the time to really focus on what is important in your life. I simply want people in the world to be more happy and healthy. All it takes is one step in the right direction to get to where you want to go. Just believe in yourself because I know you can do it. If you need support don’t hesitate to email me. Also if you need recipe ideas, follow my girlfriend and I on Instagram (garliclovecouple). We post daily photos of the healthy food we eat. Maybe you’ll find something you’ll want to try!
Have a beautiful day everyone.