Thursday, May 1, 2014

NaBloPoMo - Day 1 - Nourish

As you've probably noticed, I have not been blogging for a while. Business travel has left me struggling to find time to shower and see my children, so I had to let the extras go. However, when I saw that a new month of NaBloPoMo was gearing up, I decided it was time to get back to it. So I've signed up. If you're wondering what the heck NaBloPoMo is... it's a group of bloggers who blog every day for a month. It actually began as a thing where they would blog everyday in the month of November (National Blog Posting Month), but now it's spread to other months. Anywho... I decided to give it a go. Surely it will get me back into the blogosphere again.

NaBloPoMo May 2014

The topic for the month of May is Nourish - and this is a topic that has been weighing heavily on my mind lately.

As someone who is mostly vegan, I should eat healthy. It sounds like I would, right? And sometimes I do. Other times, I eat horribly. And I really think the lack of consistency in my life impacts it so much. At home, I have the chance to cook. On the road I have to eat out. And not every restaurant (or every geographic region for that matter) caters to vegetarians, let alone those trying to eat vegan. Mostly, it means eating a whole lot of carbs and processed food - or living on plain salads.

One perk of eating on the road is that I seem to be eating regularly, which is something that doesn't always happen at home. I rarely eat breakfast at home (unless you count coffee!) and even at meal time my diet is rarely balanced due to tiny humans who steal from my plate and rarely let me consume a hot meal. We are trying to make an effort to have more sit down dinners as a family, but even as small as my children are now it seems that's rarely possible with dance lessons and soccer practice and playdates and... And then there is all the candy and junk that seems to come along with children - and my extreme lack of willpower in its presence.

In a nutshell, my diet is in serious need of an overhaul. Perhaps this is just the month to do it. Time to do some research. I've been told that Becoming Vegan is a phenomenal resource for learning about nutrition for vegans, and it's been patiently waiting for me on my iPad to read. Time to get reading...

Anyone want to read it with me?


  1. I hope the nourish theme this month helps you on your journey to becoming Vegan. I've heard it's hard to do, but the people who do it seem to have nothing but good things to say about their way of life!

    1. Thanks for stopping by and visiting! I am looking forward to following your posts this month!