I might've told this story before. If I have, I apologize. If I haven't, settle in you're in for a treat!
When I was in my twenties by sheer happenstance, I ended up at a petting zoo one weekend afternoon with the guy I was dating at the time. It was there that I bonded (yes, bonded) with this beautiful cow. She was so sweet!! I spent at least an hour scratching her between her ears and receiving her very wet cow kisses!
That night, my boyfriend and I decided to grab some Micky D's on the way home, and as I sat in front of my quarter pounder with cheese, I had a moment just like Lisa Simpson did! I realized that one day, that very sweet cow I enjoyed interacting with might someday be between someone's sesame seed bun. And I was saddened by that, and decided I would just opt for the fries that night.
Several years (and several burgers and steaks) later, I decided that I would stop eating meat. I didn't really have any political or personal agenda behind the change in my diet at the time, I just wanted to see what it was like and to see if I could do it. And... it wasn't all that bad, actually. But yeah.. it didn't last very long. It lasted in fact, three months short of a year. What changed? The Popeye's that opened around the corner from my apartment! LMAO
What I noticed when I dropped meat is that I had dropped two sizes in the process. Two sizes that I quickly gained back with interest upon resuming my normal (and unhealthy) diet of deep fried crap. Which is why I'm where I am right now.
So for this month, I've decided to drop the meat from my diet. I won't officially be a vegetarian, but a pescatarian... because I plan on eating fish and seafood on occasion. I am also participating in a Green Smoothie challenge with my good friend and Pirate Sistah, Nina!
If you would've told me this time last year, that I would not only be participating in a challenge where I drink a green smoothie once a day as a meal replacement, but ACTUALLY enjoy the challenge... I would've given you the side-iest eye in the history of side-eyes! LMAO
But 12 days in, I'm really, really digging it. I have started the month with a raw food diet (for seven days), in addition to the green smoothies. This has been helpful in acclimating my body to the sudden surge in green goodness!
I have also recently joined Tout (It's kind of like if YouTube and Twitter had a baby), so be sure to check out my Tout Channel for all of my Miss Moon Gets Healthy videos! I will also be Tout-ing my smoothie recipes!