OK, I’m only going to admit this to you just this once, so soak it up while you can. I didn’t exactly follow any of my own advice when it came to succumbing to Christmas confectionary. In fact, not only did I not “step away from those special edition boxes of chocolates” as I advised last month; I continue to purchase said naughtiness to this day. I know I know, I’ve put shame on the whole sustainable community and I deserve every inch of the added layer nestled around my waist!
But as per tradition, January is a time of getting fit, getting healthy, and generally getting off our butts after a month of eating, drinking and being far too merry! I’m sure I’m not the only one making health food shopping lists, avoiding alcohol and setting a 6am alarm for that early morning run (which predictably gets put off for “one more day“). According to the world, we need to repent for our Christmas sins with a diet and exercise regime stricter than our bodies have ever seen!
January detoxes suck – fact!
Sound a bit too depressing for the start of a bright new year? Well perhaps swapping your January detox for Veganuary might just keep that merry glow on your face! Instead of living a month of salads and side stiches in the cold winter air, join me for a fun month of experimenting with new foods and trying out new pamper products; all good for our bodies, animals, and the planet!
Veganuary is a simple concept: try living vegan for just one month, and feel full of energy, wellbeing and general smugness for being compassionately awesome! And if you’re already vegan it’s a great chance to reignite your enthusiasm, and discover some exciting new recipes and products. I know I certainly need to step out of my lazy cooking habits and explore a little more.
Check out the awesome Veganuary website to find heaps of easy recipes, product guides and vegan FAQs. You can also find out why getting involved can not only help cut out cholesterol, lower your blood pressure, and reduce the risk of diabetes and heart disease; but makes logical sense for our environment too. Win win I’d say!