My Journey Becoming a Vegetarian #1
I want to be part of a revolution. I want to do something amazing for the world, i want to stand out because of something that i believe in. If getting made fun of for the idea of becoming a vegan, or vegetarian stops you, then you’re doing it all wrong. Because thats where i was… at first. I did it for all the wrong reasons. When i first decided to quit eating meat, (About 8 or 9 months ago) i began by “cutting back” which was an easy thing to do. But i still labeled myself as a “vegetarian” right from the start because i was intimidated by the idea. It was exciting to me, because i was starting a new chapter in my life. Its a very exciting thing! A few weeks later, i began to cut back on meat 100% of the time. And this lasted me… a decent month and a half. I was really proud of myself… I posted pictures on Instagram 24/7, and blogged alllllllll about it for a while; but looking back now, i had absolutely no idea what i was doing, or why. Shortly after that, I realized what i was doing was completely wrong. AND very selfish. So i began doing some research.
I do have many inspirations for becoming a vegetarian, but one that sticks out more than the others, is Essena Oneill. She too, lives a plant based lifestyle, and is all about equality, and respect, and compassion. Just as i am, only she’s sharing it with the world. She’s making a difference, and leading people to work together to make this earth cruelty free. She’s a very strong, girl for doing this on her own. She mentioned a video she watched a very long time ago, that led her to be the way that she is. Its called “Earthlings”. Its a documentary on Youtube, and yes, it is very graphic, however its exactly what the world needs. Its what i needed. And its what i watched, about 7 months ago to create the person I’ve been for most of 2014. But lets fast forward to the present. Just about 6 of these past 7 months, i haven’t even come close to meat. At all. Ive been eating strictly fruits, vegetables, grains and seeds (nuts), basically everything except for meat. Then, about the beginning of December, i accidentally ate some food during breakfast that included meat, WITHOUT KNOWING, and i was pretty upset about it at first, but after it happened i just began to care less and less about why i was so determined from the start. I had a lot going on at that point, and i kind of forgot how important this is! I am so disappointed with myself. It doesn’t matter how small the bacon pieces are, its still bacon. Thats the point. Its not that I’m missing the point, because I have my reasons for wanting this sooooo bad. But its my living situations, friends, family, and environment, that make “becoming a vegetarian” so difficult. So my biggest 2015 New Years Resolution, is to not eat one fragment of meat… ever again. And what i thought would be an amazing idea, is if i shared my journey on my blog with all of you, (considering I’m not the only one who’s had a difficult time going down this road). Another thing I’m going to be doing, is starting a youtube account, and eventually begin recording my progress, healthy eating/living, workout plans, and other daily routines of mine. I am so extremely excited, and i hope to inspire other people along the way.
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