In November 2011, I made the decision to progress towards a plant-based diet and lifestyle. Since then, I have learnt so much about where our food comes from, and what it does to our bodies and the environment. Along the way, I have encountered many obstacles and challenges. I have also been asked lots of questions, most of them valid and a few off them more than a little odd. One of the aims of my blog is to chronicle my experiences as a plant-based traveller. So, hopefully these Plant-Based Pauses will provide a little more explanation and maybe answer some questions that my readers may still have.
‘You only ever grow as a human being if you’re outside your comfort zone’ – Percy Cerutty
When you’ve grown up on a typical Western diet, living plant-based is all about being outside of your comfort zone. It flips what you know about food, health and lifestyle on its head.
Living plant-based has also given me lots more energy and confidence, which makes me want to try more new things and venture even further outside of my comfort zone. Or my comfort zone has got a whole lot bigger, depending on which way you want to look at it.
I’ve taken up rock climbing to conquer my fear of heights (although I still have the occasional wobble).
Rather than avoiding social situations, I now put myself in them.
Three years ago, I’d barely set foot in a gym. Now, I’m a qualified personal trainer.
Since moving back to Wales, I went to night school to learn Welsh and try to speak it whenever I can.
I make myself do activities that I would have been too scared of before (see picture above). I know I’ll only regret it if I don’t.
My list could go on and on. My challenge to you is to put yourself out of your comfort zone and try something new. Let me know where it takes you 🙂