So this is just a personal post, but I would be more than happy if anyone decides to read this in general :)
But five months ago, I finally took the approach of becoming a full on vegetarian and to change my lifestyle of my eating habits. I did go vegetarian back when I was in high school for a little bit, but I didn’t really do it the right way, even with a doctor’s consultation. But now that I’m older, on my own, and transitioned to other options beside chicken and meat, I feel like it was easier and now I feel more accomplished about it.
Also being in a city that truly offers plenty of options and having people respect my decision of not eating meat makes me feel comfortable instead of getting made fun of it back then in high school. Even now, my mom respects it more since my aunt is vegetarian and since I’m older and she doesn’t have to worry about it.
Anywho, the real reason why l decided to write this and post my reasoning to choosing this lifestyle is because I realized over the past months that I’m not just doing this for myself, but because I’m also taking a stand for animals themselves. I have grown up with all sorts of different kinds such as cows, chickens, horses, dogs, and many more. As being a huge animal lover, I also want to give back to them by being aware of products or acts that are occurring, but I’m not gonna be the one trying to get others to join me or anything. Lol
But also knowing the facts about how most of the farm animals are raised to be eaten makes me sad in many ways and I was always hidden from it when I was a kid because they didn’t want me to feel bad about “getting my protein” to survive. I had a neighbor that had a pet cow and I was so sad when I couldn’t find her on the other side of the fence one day until I was old enough to understand what really happened.
In general, I choose to be vegetarian today not just because of fitness reasons, but because I am also taking a stand for animals themselves. Each day, I am experiencing new ways and methods and products that is making me feel better like slowly trying vegan cheese instead of real cheese or even using makeup products that are cruelty free.
What I learned throughout the years is to not ever give up on something if you do it once in life and fail at it. There is always time to become wiser and learn better ways to achieving success.
And I am proud to say that I am a vegetarian :)