At the beginning of the year I decided to give up chocolate, cake, alcohol, added sugars and processed food and go vegan! Pretty bold as I love chocolate and I don’t actually like vegetables, but I’m a sucker for a new adventure and what better time to start than a new year! Before you ask, it was less of a resolution and more of a way to develop a deeper relationship with God and my inner spirit. My church was undertaking a corporate fast and I wanted to join in. I chose to try the Daniel Fast – based on the fasting experiences of the Daniel the Old Testament Prophet. It’s a partial fast where some foods are eaten while others are restricted.
I jumped in with both feet challenging myself to find a way to add flavour to my plate and to use my creative skill to make fingerlicious vegan food and I am amazed. I moved from an irregular eating regime (I could actually go for days without eating a meal) where chocolate and cake were my staples to eating three meals a day and not only have I eaten that way regularly, the food has been exclusively vegan -a blend of vegetables, fruit, pulses etc – and I loved it! And furthermore I learnt a lot about food, being vegan and myslef. What I learnt about myself is the breakthrough point that I want to share with you because I have realised that if I can such progress principles the samemploy ith food, I could do the same with other areas of my life – finances, relationships, business etc. Oh my goodness, just the thought of that sends chills down my spine!
Here are the tools in my new toolkit.
A mind made up. The most powerful tool is a mind made up. You can because you think you can
An Action plan – Thinking or wanting something to happen makes no difference without a plan of consistent actionKnowledge of self – Knowing your strengths and weaknesses help you to understand your limitations and challenges and helps you to find a way to address them.
A comfortable Environment –
Seeds to plant –
Conscious living –
Tools and resources –