Vegetarian for Lent – Day 0

Well today is it. Today is the last day that I’m going to allow myself to eat meat, at least for the next 40 days. Lent starts tomorrow, and as I said earlier, I’m going vegetarian. I’ve been gorging myself on all sorts of meat-based meals over the last few days, from a seared steak to penne shrimp. I’m somewhat apprehensive in relation to starting a vegetarian diet, but my dominant feeling is excitement.

Throughout the next 40 days, I plan on blogging about my experiences. I will talk about what I’ve been eating, my cravings, thoughts about vegetarianism, and perhaps even recipes.

Since I’ve never followed a diet outside of the Standard American Diet (SAD), I’m really curious about how a vegetable based diet is going to affect me, physically, mentally, and emotionally. I have a feeling that it will make a great impact on me in all three of these areas.

A big insight that I had in relation to my own personal development is that I had the tendency to read about, think about, and imagine what certain lifestyle changes would have upon my life. However, I never implemented those changes. I realized that I wasn’t improving my life at all, because I wasn’t experiencing the things I had in my head, or attempting to make those things a reality. When I realized this concept, I began focusing on action-oriented personal development, specifically, things I could realistically accomplish in a relatively soon. Vegetarianism is one of those goals. I have a strong belief that I will grow more from going vegetarian than I could ever grow through just thinking.

Part of my goal in going vegetarian is to explore new foods. If you have a tasty vegetarian recipe, I’d love to know about it.

Wish me luck!

– Neal

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    Yep! I suffer the same problem – I’m all talk. In fact people are amazed at how I can blabber on so much but do so little. It seems like I can solve everyone’s problems except my own. This is the biggest roadblock in my own personal development and thanks for hi-lighting it again!

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