Welcome to Exercising Amy!
My name is Amy and I am so glad you found me! I have created this website to chronicle my transition to a plant-based vegan lifestyle and share the good, the bad and the ugly that goes along with that change. I currently reside in the Midwest with my husband and daughter on our small family show/meat swine farm. Yes, I did just say that!! Never in a million years would I have ever thought I would be Vegan but here I am! We started raising our hogs about 6 years ago as our daughter is a show girl in 4 h and of course that led to raising meat as well. 😦
I don’t know that I am your “typical” Vegan as I do cook meat for my family. I don’t eat anything from an animal but that is MY choice and even though I know my family would be healthier making the same choice I refuse to push it on them or anyone for that matter. I did just that about a year or so ago after I watched my first documentary – Forks Over Knives. It did not work so well!
I have had a love for animals my entire life but my plant based vegan transition has come out of me wanting my life/health back. I was tired of going from one diet to another and feeling like crap all the time. I will tell you that raising hogs made it clearer to me that all animals have feelings and how could I honestly pet one of my hogs and then a month later eat it. The struggle was very real but I am in a better place now with my soul. It feels good to have peace within ones self.