Thursday, May 17, 2012

30 Day Vegan

This is an ongoing series about my adventures during the 30 day vegan workshop offered by Heather Bruggeman.  Welcome!


I am so excited because the 30 day vegan workshop has *unofficially* started.  The actual class starts on Monday, however, the class website opened yesterday.  I took Heather's first 30 day vegan workshop last year.  I was ready for it, or so I thought.  Instead, I fizzled out after 2 weeks, feeling unhappy because I had gained weight doing a vegan diet.  I realized that I was carbo loading, instead of eating a lot of fresh fruit and veggies.  Oh, I was doing that too, but I was also eating a lot of pasta and beans and grains.

This year is different in so many ways.  I feel more at peace this time around.  Life is not quite as stressful as it was over a year ago.  For one thing, I don't have a 6 month old baby and an almost 3 year old.  Instead I have a freshly turned 4 year old and a 21 month old - both who are much more capable of playing together and not needing mama quite so much!  And I think that over the past year I have learned quite a bit about myself, my diet, my habits relating to food.  Not that I am perfect, I don't pretend to be at all, but I have hopes for this workshop.

I recently finished Heather's Whole Food Kitchen workshop.  She isn't offering it again this year, but when she does, everyone should take that class.  It was an incredible wealth of information, and a perfect precursor to this class.  This class isn't just about changing your diet to vegan.  It is about wellness for all aspects of your life.  I think that is really important, without having balance in the other aspects of your life, changing your diet isn't going to have the desired outcome.  This time the workshop, for me, will be about all around wellness.

Over the past several months I have worked to get most dairy out of my life - cheese is my weakness.  I do still have dairy on occasion - especially if I have coffee in the morning - but overall, I am pretty much dairy free, and I like it.  We are still getting fresh eggs from the farm, and I do some baking on the weekends for my family - muffins/pancakes/frittatas - so I don't expect that to change, but I will try to stay away from it in favor of my green smoothies.

There is still a discount code available at Fimby.  Renee is a contributor to this workshop, and she keeps a vegan kitchen for her family of 5!  What an inspiration!

Is anyone else out there doing this workshop?  I would love to get to know you in the comments!

3 comments:

  1. How exciting for you. I am not taking the workshop, but it will be fun to hear about the changes you make and all you learn.
    Have a wonderful day.

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  2. Your weaknesses are the same as mine! Good luck, I hope it's successful this time around!

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  3. Very excited here, too!!! So Delicious makes a great coconut creamer that we use pretty much exclusively in our coffee. Except when I'm doing the no sugar thing. Cheese is our weakness, too. Good luck this month!

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