I Made the Change!!!

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I am now vegan!!!

In January 2016, I fasted with my church (I am Christian) to begin the New Year. I did the David fast, which is basically a vegan diet. During the week, I engaged in heavy physical exercise to continue my normal regimen. Running 3-5 miles a day and eating plant-based meals helped me to lose 6 pounds in just that week. At the time, I was training for Marine Officer Candidate School. The huge progress was amazing and I was super motivated to continue working out. Once the fast was over, I didn’t even have a huge urge to eat meat. I went about two more days without eating meat. I broke my fast with a hot dog and had that for the next week. I made a slow transition to my previous diet.

Fast forward >>

Beginning my second year of college, I wanted to get back in the groove of working out and eating healthy. My new roommates eat pretty healthy and workout on the daily, so I’m surrounded by like minds and constant motivation. I started noticing that I was not feeling too well after every meal. I was getting tired of that tired stuffed feeling. It made me lazy and I was gaining weight. It was so much easier to tell myself no to my morning workouts and I really do not want to digress. I’ve been dealing with depression for two years now and I’ve had significant (10 pounds in my opinion) weight changes throughout.

I knew that going vegan was going to make me feel so much better and give me the motivation. I had already tried it, so why not commit to it!

As of October 4th 2016, I am a vegan. I live in an off-campus apartment with all of the amenities that I need to live this lifestyle. I’m super excited!!! The vegan community is so supportive and happy. I’ve noticed these people tend to be very level-minded and positive people. Over the summer, I have embraced the virtue of gratitude. I’ve been a lot more encouraging towards other people to think positive. My purpose for going vegan is to have better health, feel more motivated, and I do want to help the planet. It’s heartbreaking to know the effects that humans are having on our dear planet. I have ignored the potential consequences for so long. With

My purpose for going vegan is to have better health, feel more motivated, and I do want to help the planet. It’s heartbreaking to know the effects that humans are having on our dear planet. I have ignored the potential consequences for so long. The bees are now on the list of endangered species: and that is the scariest thing I have ever heard. My goal is to eventually incorporate zero waste living into my lifestyle. Words cannot express how excited I am for what’s to come.

Stay tuned for my first vegan grocery haul! Comment your top fears and barriers that keep you from going vegan.

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Thank You!!


~ The Unfolding Crystal ~

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