As I write this today, I realize that I have been MIA from the posting world for a while. There is a reason for it and I finally feel as though it is time to come clean!
….I stopped being a Vegetarian… *GASP*
I am sure the yogi gods just rolled in their graves. But hear me out…
I went to the Doctor and had a nice little chat about all my health issues. It was then recommended that I just TRY incorporating a weeee bit of meat into my diet. I was VERRRRRYYYYY reluctant; when I finally came around to it, it felt very foreign. But then something started to happen… I felt better. For the first time in YEARS, I stopped taking my 2 hour afternoon naps. I used to be exhausted AAAAALLL of the time. I was losing my hair, I was having skin issues (not to mention many other problems that I don’t feel the need to discuss). But when I started incorporating meat into my diet, everything changed… for the better.
Now, I DOOOO believe that some people can be vegetarians and live happy and healthy lives. However, I have done some research with ‘O’ blood types (which is what I am), and it appears that ‘O’ thrives when they eat more meat. I believe it is an ‘A’ blood-type that does better with little to no meat. In reading about ‘O’s, I started asking my vegetarian friends and my meat-eating friends questions about their diet and their energy. More importantly, I started asking vegetarians who had stopped and started eating meat again. EVERY single person I spoke to that did not feel healthy as a vegetarian/vegan was an O blood type. Coincidence? I’m not sure.
I do care about animals and Julien and I do not buy our meat from the Supermarket, but rather we go to a local farm. I’m not trying to justify the change in my diet, but I do want to make the point that I still care about the conditions of these animals and I do not OVER consume. For the first time in YEARS my body feels good, and that is something that I can’t deny. And yes, I’m sure people are going to think that I didn’t do vegetarianism “right”. But I am telling you, I had the iron supplements, the kale, the spinach, the legumes, the protein powders…you name it, it was probably in my fridge.
In the end, you gotta do what’s right for your body and being a veggie wasn’t for me. I REAAALLLYYY REAALLLYYY wanted it to be. But it wasn’t. I digress, I could rant about this all day.
In other news, I have finished my Yoga Tune Up Teacher Training and feel more aware and informed about anatomy and physiology than I ever have before. (The pic is of Jill Miller, Founder of Yoga Tune up)
Oh and am super stoked to be moving into …this:
That’s all for now!
Big changes happening all around, but I can’t share everything at once!