What's in store for March? Well, I'll tell you. You may not like it. You may scoff and scorn. You may criticize and think I'm a super dummy. But I don't care, I'm excited about it. It's something I've always wanted to try but have never taken the time to understand. And then there's the family thing. Whenever I bring it up everyone else groans and rolls their eyes and gives me the "what in the bleepin' bleep is wrong with you?" stare. (When you are the main chef in the house and you chef up something people don't want you may get that stare often.)
But, for whatever reason, when I mentioned it as part of my 2011 resolution initiative, they all gave me the "um, okay, if you think it is worth a try" stare. So we're giving it a go.
What is it? What is it?
Yep, you heard me right. I am going vegetarian for the rest of the month of March.
Why? Oh why would a meat lover like me give up the meat? Well, because I have had meat almost every day for 37 years and I want to know if my body might like a little less meat in it. Definitely ON it but in it as well.
Now this isn't like the sugar thing. I'm more than happy to live a life without sugar, or very restricted sugar, because of how I feel, but I am certain, certain, that I will never ever permanently give up meat. But for a month, or most of a month, I will give it up, get it out of my system, gauge how I feel about it and then decide if it's worth it to only eat it a few times a week.
Is the family on board? Surprisingly....yes. When I told them that I wasn't cooking two separate dinners every night they said fine. When I told them I was going to be making things no one here has ever tasted, they said fine. When I told them that if they didn't like it they would be hungry, they said fine. They can have meat, I'm just not cooking it. Fine.
I do suspect there may a trip or two to Five Guys over the next couple of weeks for some people of the male variety around here. Those boys love their meat.
Last night, as a farewell to meat we had steak night. We buy and make the most amazing steaks in the world. I have never had a better steak anywhere else. Anyway, we ate early, 3:45 ish. Don't ask, long story, boring details. It was so good. We ate slow and savoured the succulence of the red meat. Mmmmmmmm......red meat.
There was one steak left over. It called my name from the fridge all night long. It said "If you don't eat me who will? Come to me pretty lady and say your last farewell."
So I did.
That last steak may have been a mis-steak. Ba dum ching. Good bye beautiful steak. I will think of you fondly while I eat my tofu and stuff.....
So no sugar and no meat. Interesting.
The skinny for the past two weeks is this:
I worked out twice between Feb 21-26 and did about 15 miles (I'm too lazy to go and check)
None the next week because we went away to see my parents and I didn't work out.
I did take my shoes and my gym clothes and told myself it was possible and a person with a healthy mind and determination would exercise regardless of where she was.
Apparently, I'm not that person.