I have accidently been vegetarian (vegan yesterday) for two whole days.
Why? Well, I don’t do dairy (sometimes, but I breakout like a 14year old girl), and there’s no meat in my fridge. I’ve also been reading a lot of vegetarian/vegan books lately from Omnivore’s Dilemma, to Skinny Bitch, to the Thrive Diet, and I can honestly say- though it’s inconvenient, it kind of makes sense.
I just reread the slaughterhouse portion of the Skinny Bitch book- it’s graphic and far too detailed then I care to get into right now, but it’s made me question why I choose to eat meat. Don’t get me wrong- I like it, and I don’t think I’ll actually go back to being a vegetarian, but as I get ready to move on into a new place and start a new life, I think I want to start being a more responsible global citizen. I don’t want to eat animals who are pumped full of hormones, by underpaid illegal immigrants who are going to get sent home when they least expect it (Food Inc); or support an industry that does more harm then good environmentally.
I just want to be more responsible, to not only my health, but the health of the planet and those cute little piggies getting sliced open when they’re still conscious. I will still eat ethically raised meat and perhaps organic meat- I will even eat regular meat when I have no other choice, but I’m not going to buy it with my own money and cook it in my own kitchen. There are so many other protein options, I don’t think I need to totally rely on animal meat.
So there you have it- a little rant about what I’ve been thinking lately. How do you feel about the whole food industry and vegetarian vs not vegetarian? I’m not going to lie- I love Bacon, but I am interested to know what you think on the topic.
So aside from my vegetarian thinking- I have had quite a lovely day. Woke up- slept in to 6:30am believe it or not! Then I ate my oats, drank some coffee, did a little homework and it was down to the dungeon for a little p90x kenpo karate- don’t worry I got the front guy and they guy behind me..
I then got together with a girlfriend and did a little power walk and grabbed a coffee- It was sunny for the first time in two weeks, so we had to take advantage of it! I even made it down to a tank and shorts (woop!)
I did a little bit more work for school; I’m hoping to be done with school by tomorrow, but perhaps not until Thursday (fingers crossed).
Afterwards I went to a hot power flow class which felt great- and then came home to a little soup and salad for dinner. My energy levels have finally increased, and so far I’m feeling really good not having any added sugar in my diet. The last day of my detox is tomorrow, and I think I’m going to try and keep my added sugar to less than 10grams a day. I don’t want to say I won’t have any ever in the week, because what will happen when it’s someone’s birthday and there’s cake being offered?! Exactly.
So there you have it- I will have a full detox review for you on Thursday.
I have written a guest post on Emily’s blog which will be posted tomorrow, so for those of you wanting to read my full story (in far more detail then the one on this site) you can head over there and check it out.