I have been getting up early this week, although not to exercise. I am having a hard time finding a schedule that works. I get up early to meditate because I love how it gets my day off to such a good start.
Once my day is in motion, it doesn’t stop until I go to bed and while I have the time, I no longer have the energy to exercise. Once we have a vehicle it will be easier because I can get up at the same time, and have time to meditate and exercise since I won’t need to leave for work until an hour later. In the meantime, I’m going to keep walking and being as active as I can and continue to make good food choices.
I am debating on possibly transitioning to vegetarianism. I became a pescatarian for about 4 months a few years ago. Leave it to me to make a radical change with the holidays around the corner, Thanksgiving was too much temptation to resist. The change came last time after watching a documentary on the treatment of animals and it was too much. This time I’m not really sure, but a lot of little bread crumbs have been leading me back to the vegetarian trail and I’ve started to eat less meat. I can’t go cold turkey because I like meat, actually I love meat, ok pretty much just chicken. I’m used to eating it so it’s going to take a little while for me to get used to not eating it as much. I’ve had some pretty tasty, filling and healthy options this week and did have chicken one day and tuna another. The hardest part is my family. My husband is not going meatless so cooking meat for him and eating a bowl of couscous it a tough spoon to swallow.
I know I’ll have to be extra careful to make good food choices because the tricky thing is to fill yourself up without overloading on carbs to makeup for the meat. Let’s face it, after eating a bottomless bowl of salad, you’re hungry in 10 minutes flat. Well at least I am. I’m also going to start juicing to increase my veggie intake. Hopefully one of you can explain this to me because my brain just can’t comprehend how you can toss 14 veggies into a juicer and drink it but you can’t sit up and eat it. It’s the same quantity, why are you able to drink it but only eat a portion of it in one sitting?
How was your fitness adventure this week? Did you meet your goals? Exceed them? Did you make good food choices? Drink plenty of water? Have you hit any milestones you’d like to share? What are your thoughts on vegetarianism? Are you a vegetarian? Have you tried it? How long did it take for you to stop missing meat? Do you ever?