It's been exactly one week since i've eaten meat (i'm not counting when I sampled the sliced turkey at the market forgetting that I was temporarily going vegetarian).  I have never been a vegetarian nor have I ever considered it as a possibility.  I love meat and am lucky enough to live in a place where I have easy access (as long as I have the $$) to grass fed, healthy happy animal meat.  

This is why i've chosen to cut the meat this week:  I spent ten glorious days in Barcelona at the end of last month eating mounds of serrano ham, baguette, buttery seafood, cava and gelato.  I did NOT, however, eat much in the way of greenery.  It just wasn't really a priority for me.  Once I returned home I continued to eat, overeat, for the next week.  And then things got bloated.  I had been working out a lot and eating really healthy before the trip but with three weeks of gluttony it seems I was able to gain about 6 pounds. . . I guess that's what being *almost* 28 means.  

So for now I'm not eating meat, i'm making my own veggie juice, and probably over-doing it on the Chia seed pudding. . . Detoxing so to speak.  
Getting back into an exercise routine feels amazing as well.  I didn't break a sweat (except for hiking in Montserrat) for two weeks and my muscles became depressed.  I'm gonna start my 28th year off right!! **(My birthday is on the 27th for all of you hoping to send me mounds of presents and well wishes. wink wink).

chia pudding, aka fish eggs.  Made with a 1:7 ratio of chia seeds to organic vanilla almond milk.  so frakking tasty.


Blogger CHRISTI JAY said...

Mmmm chia seeds!! The nice thing about aging is that, although your body doesn't handle fatty foods the way it used to, your taste also matures to enjoy things that are actually good for you. I never thought I'd be craving kale salad and beet juice before...

May 17, 2012 at 7:07 PM  
Blogger Story Tellers Vintage said...

You scared me for a minute there..I was vegetarian for over two years and it left me drained. Then I read this book, "The Vegetarian Myth" by Lierre Keith. Changed my whole outlook.
I highly recommend it for everyone, even meat eaters.
I totally agree with the need to detox now and then :)

May 18, 2012 at 12:47 PM  
Anonymous Ray L. said...

i’ve been a vegetarian for 20 years, and never feel “drained”.
good luck with your detox, i’m sure you will look & feel amazing after.

May 18, 2012 at 6:21 PM  
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love chia seeds! I even did a speech on them and not one person knew what they were until I told them!

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Blogger Liz said...

I'll have to try chia seeds!! I completely understand getting older and seeing within days the outcome of poor diet and exercise. I'll be 30 on Thursday and even though it's a learning process everyday, I'm probably healthier than I've ever been! I've stopped worrying about being ultra skinny and started focusing on being fit and strong and clean eating. Clean eating has been the life changer with me!! I don't feel deprived...but empowered that I know exactly whats going into my body! I encourage you to do the same!! It rules!!...and you can eat bacon!!

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