A few months ago I declared myself a vegan, but dog gone it if that pizza has not seduced me again. The slices called my name, the cheese talked sexy to me, and the minute the intoxicating freshly-baked dough hit my nose my vegan days were cut short.
I love pizza, but it does not love me. I feel weak and tired when I eat dairy, so it’s time to give it up once and for all. The truth is, this is all really bigger than a slice. It’s time to keep away from foods, things, and especially habits that no longer serve me.
The good thing is that I keep starting my healthy eating journey over, declaring (yet again) that this is it for me; honoring my body is paramount. The New Year is a fabulous time for declarations, but I have to live them out.
I declare I will take it one meal at a time, celebrate my pizza victories one bite at a time, and fully enjoy my successes when they come.
I know I can do this pizza thing. I also know that I can stay committed to my career and focused on my dreams. So, one day at a time and ever committed to my vegan goal, today I pass on the pizza in exchange for my dream of better health.
In life when you want something, you have to be willing to give something up. What are you willing to give up in exchange for your dream?