You ever had vegan cookie dough pancakes before?
Imagine vegan ice cream with coconut sap to pour on. Next see the chocolate chips melt in your mouth while the orgasmic taste is nothing less than magic.
Is that a feeling you wish to have? Lol, then you should be in NYC!
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Eat plants 😉
You’re probably wondering why somebody that lives a vegan lifestyle does things to stay in shape. If you think vegans eat only salads and are all skinny, then you need to get the memo on what time it is in the world. A brotha is still enthused that vegan females have the capacity for having a big booty. If you’re asking yourself how that is possible, even I was surprised to see the different vegan beauty out there to view. The vegan tribe comes and all sizes when it comes to the body and it’s because of the food or foodstuffs they choose to eat.
On the vegan journey, the first 12 months I ate primarily whole foods until I got introduced to a variety of vegan comfort foods. Being a true fat ass at heart, you can say that I may have overindulged with the options that were provided from vegan restaurants. Next thing you know my abs weren’t as visible as they used to be, however I was still making muscle gains during the process. Going to vegan events and connecting with vegans online, I notice all of the beautiful food shared and the extra weight people embodied physically. It mind-boggled me at the time but then when putting pieces of the puzzles together on what people and myself were eating it may logical sense why we were gaining extra “waste” on our bodies.
When you put foreign foods inside of your body, apparently it doesn’t digest properly, then stays inside your body until you eat natural and cleansing plant foods. Preferably, it’s best to have in their raw state of course. At the moment, I’ve been eating fruits and herbs only for the past four days which have been purging the vegan comfort food that’s been eaten after that long fruit feast journey. It’s amazing how awesome the body is at regenerating itself. Yes, there are people out there that can literally eat anything and not any type of fat on their body because of their high metabolism, which also counts of those same types of people living a vegan lifestyle. However, this is just me sharing my perception on what I’ve seen from past experience.
The first thing I do to stay in shape with the vegan lifestyle is drinking primarily water every day. It sounds so simple yet it seems a lot of people love their soda, alcohol, synthetic juices, wine, dairy milk, protein shakes, and etc. Some of those same people barely drink straight water at all and wonder why their health is where it’s at. Water is very simplistic and helps the body in many ways while helping to flush the system of toxins in the body. What I’ve learned as far as how much water should be consumed in a day, is you take your body weight in pounds then divide that by two and that’s how many ounces of water to drink in a day.
The second thing I do to stay in shape with the vegan lifestyle is to eat at certain times during the day. Intermittent Fasting played a key role in me staying fit since 2011, before being vegan. My eating windows are usually between the hours of 12 PM to 8 PM. Have learned that breakfast time is the best window for eating the most throughout the day and around dinnertime is best to eat less now what we had for breakfast for digestion purposes. How true is that? It works out for me so can only speak of my personal experience. The leanness of my body is probably because of this way of eating in my opinion.
The third thing that I do to stay in shape with the vegan lifestyle is exercising Monday to Thursday mornings after waking up. It takes real discipline to continue this regimen; however it’s proved to be very beneficial in the long run. Growing up chubby and eating all the food that anybody gave to me because of my fat tendencies LOL. Exercising was never a thing of my mind until I turned 16 and lost one arm wrestling match to one of my close friends. Because I wanted to win a rematch, I decided to take my weight training class more serious instead of looking all the females and hiding behind the machines LOL.
The fourth thing I do to stay in shape with the vegan lifestyle is to minimize or remove unnecessary stress in life. Sometimes we forget that our feelings and emotions play a role in our physical body. A couple years ago before I was vegan, when overly stress from working in the Navy I used to eat in excess and drink alcohol to satisfy my mood. However, without exercising at the time it played a role in weight gain. Many people handle stress differently but in some cases they handle it with eating sweets, excessive food, junk food and/or etc. to satisfy the stress load that they let control or affect them. These days a brother is wiser on how he handle stress. From meditation, listening to healing frequencies, working with crystals, and using the power of mind. This helps to take control of my life and release what doesn’t serve me so I become light, instead of being heavy.
Staying in shape is simple and most people usually claim to know what to do but lack the discipline to do what’s necessary to be in shape. To the vegan fam bam out there, the key to staying fit is the whole food plants. Vegan comfort food will get you if you have too much of it hypothetically speaking, true?
Eat Plants 😉
While following up on emails a few days ago at Terri, a vegan restaurant, this was devoured.
The “chicken” quesadilla was pleasantly spicy to the point you can see whatever light you needed to see through the darkness point in you life. Y’all serious gotta visit this place if you’re in New York City.
The chickpeas in the tuna melt was tear dropping amaze sauce. Currently, in a vibe I was that day of eating. May not be alkaline, however yolo lmao.
Enjoy saving the planet every moment from now until the end of your time on earth.
Eat plants 😉
On your vegan journey, there may be times that you may be feeling blue. This can be for one of many reasons, for example the alone feeling, no one gets you, all of your vegan connections are outside of your area, no romantic relationship, or etc. I’m here to let you know that you’re not alone. Although you may have glorious days because of living with the vegan decision 100%, it’s what gives satisfaction on your down days. Be grateful for both because that’s what gives life meaning.
In this vegan soul journey of mine, I personally my fair share of vegan blues. Why you may ask? Because like you I’m a spiritual being having a human experience to learn lessons from every action and decisions made in life. Sometimes feeling like a minority around a majority can be painful because not being understood makes others form their own perception of you, however self has the free will of choosing to mirror that same emotion. It’s like you can go to an event and be surrounded by people that say things nonchalant which relates to the animal suffering of some kind. The first year walking the path of the vegan lifestyle, I had to make the decision of letting go certain relationships with people because of their lack of understanding of what it’s about and being jerk offs. Probably wasn’t the right decision however sometimes in life you got to do what you gotta do and accept the repercussions that come later. However, those same people that made fun of you will come back to you later agreeing that you was right all along. What you need to understand is that people are where they’re at mentally, spiritually, and physically. Understanding that alone can or may help you overcome the vegan blues when dealing with relationships of others going away, because you decided to cut ties off.
When it comes to romantic relationships the love you attract is usually a reflection of you. It goes without saying at this current moment that females outnumber males in the vegan department. So if y’all strictly want a male vegan partner, the wait may be longer for you. Hence, the start of your vegan blues when it comes to relationships on a romantic level. I have met females that have compromised and got involved with a carnivore-like or vegetarian partner. Sometimes it works, sometimes it don’t but it’s understood why it doesn’t work out in the long run. For me, I take romantic relationships very seriously because every beginning has an end. Of course I prefer a vegan female to connect with on a romantic level however love is more than just about what someone eats. It’s a holistic feel. Sometimes it could be a bit lonely; however you’re really not alone because this person out there meant for you exist just not physically at the moment. The anticipation of what’s really meant for you to come fill you with more happiness because sometimes assess make the heart grow fonder. The energy it takes for you to be sad or depressed because you don’t have a romantic love that you long for, could be used to create and manifests something else. In essence a form of transmutation, so let that be your inspiration for reaching your highest destiny in this life time.
You ever found yourself eating at vegan restaurant by yourself? Chances are that’s your choice because usually there are other people that you can easily connect with instead of keeping to yourself. Yes, I get it. If people you connect with may not have the time or choose not to make time to eat vegan way and you may not want to compromise and being around flesh eating people. Sometimes to keep the connection with humans, a compromise is in order to keep balance in a relationship. If you feel down because your meals aren’t exciting without people to share it with, then you’re more than welcome to communicate with people around the area you’re eating at. No need for the vegan blues in this department. It’s just a sign that you need to integrate with everybody and learn your style of adapting to all situations. For me, solitude is a wonderful feeling though lol.
If most of your vegan connections are out of state or country, then it’s time for you to potentially step up and become a vegan leader in your area. Easier said than done right? New York City is like one of the meccas to be around live vegans and I’m here. Truth be told, if I was in a situation where being around like-minded vegans then what create opportunity online and the local area to come together. A friendly reminder, just because somebody has the same eating habits or lifestyle as you does it mean that you will have instant connection to develop a meaningful relationship. Like most things in life, it’s holistic. Be happy with what you have now and integrate with others as best as you can, and don’t let the negative feelings of not having people with the same views as you lower your state of mind.
It’s perfectly normal to feel down every now and then my friend. The rainy days makes you appreciate the sunny days 😉 You are in control of your feelings so when outside circumstances affect you, it’s your decisions on how to react which matters most.
Eat plants 🙂