The Power of Perseverance!

I’ve been on the vegetarian journey for a week and I’ve learned a lot about myself and more importantly I’ve learned a lot about the power of perseverance. Allow me to humor you with a few things I’ve learned…

• Meat is everywhere and is in everything!
• I’ll miss Smithfield’s Chicken and Barbecue.
• I’ll miss steak.
• I hard to eat Mexican knowing I can’t have Arroz Con Pollo also known as ACP.
• Lots of places serve fish. Thank God!
• Granola is good and I should eat it ALL day long!
• Going to a steak house and not ordering steak just feels wrong.

It has been a funny week and hard at times. I’ve found comfort in granola, black beans and anything that swims. Ha! In all seriousness it has been a challenge, but I feel so much better and have my energy back. Each day I’ve said to myself “Kelly, keep persevering” so I’ll say the same to each of you KEEP PERSEVERING!

This Will Be A Journey!

When I blog I like to be though provoking, challenging and make major claims about faith, however that I’m not sure my blog will do that today – its rather personal and a little out of my comfort zone to be honest, but I hope it will encourage someone.

Over the past year or more I’ve had some frustrating stomach issues – doctors have sent me around the block and back trying to understand what has been going on with me. I’ve spent a countless amount of days in pain, had a multitude of tests done and doctors have scratched their heads confused by my good health, as they like to call it. I’ll admit there have been times when I have felt hopeless and wanted to just sing my woe is me story from the mountain tops, however I have been hopeful to find a solution to my problems.

This past weekend I had an idea to explore the options of becoming a vegetarian. It is intimidating to think about giving up meat and scary – I’ve been shaking in my Chaco’s about the possibility of not eating meat. I had a doctors appointment this past Monday, the whole time I had my vegetarian idea in the back of my mind, after talking with my doctor about some things I posed the idea of me being vegetarian…after a long pause my doctor looked and me and said “yes, Kelly that is the perfect answer, it may solve several problems, processed meat is not good for you” – that wasn’t the answer I wanted. Ha! Well y’all, I’m transitioning to becoming a vegetarian, I’ll only eat fish!

I’m questioning if I have the will power to become vegetarian (I love ribs and barbecue) it will take a lot of work and will power on my behalf but will probably be a helpful for my health and future. I plan to blog about my journey to becoming a vegetarian from time to time – in the mean time, I need your help, and I need prayers for strength because this will require some will power and intentionality.