Good question! Firstly, when I became a vegetarian in a small town, it was the hardest thing every. It only last a month, but I didn't want to stop, I just wasn't prepared. So I vowed that I would go vegetarian again when I moved to a place that would allow for a easy transition. So 2011, I did just that. I never looked back. For that I think, that something about this lifestyle just resignated in me. Then in 2012, I started to have stomach/digestion issues, so I found out I have a few minor intolerances that cause uncomfortable symptoms, which I felt if I just kept eating them, then it'd become a serious problem. That's when I started to go gluten-free and then vegan. I've only made small changes, but by March 1st. I should be vegan all the way.
So long story short, for health reasons and once I started the journey by reading up on it, animal cruelty is so sad and horrible too.
"Veganism isn't about self purity, it's about compassionate choices."
Thanks for your comment on my blog. I had WLS surgery in September, 2011 and have pretty much just stuck with lower calorie / higher protein / less carb eating plan, plus I started running and now put in on average 10 miles per week, in addition to 2-3 day of strength training. The one thing I gave up: beer! And in spite of my worries that I'd miss it, I don't!
Thank you so much for offering to help me with fitness. When I can walk a mile unwinded or run up and down my four flights of stairs, I just might take you up on it. I need to get into shape to get into shape!
My son is a Marine too !!! You asked about not feeling a muscle work In your blog. There are articles on muscle action techniques for specific muscles on google. You might want to search there to find out ways to activate the muscles.
Appreciate the comment on my blog. Yes, it is definitely difficult. Not alot of people understand the difficulties that come with being addicted to something. But all in all, at least I keep trying. Have an awesome day! :)