New Challenges

Posted Tuesday, April 26, 2011 by Kally83
Phew, it's been forever!! Boo went back to work three weeks ago and I had forgotten just how much work my two boys are, but we've been having a lot of fun, so it's all good :) Unfortunately, it means I have zero time to blog because I occupy the boys all day and do the chores at night. Weekends are spent doing family things so the little "me" time that I do get, I like sitting down with a cup of tea and reading a book.

Let's see:

I ended up missing out on the last two weeks of my global sadhana with Spirit Voyage because of that stomach flu I had (ok not a great started as a good excuse but ended when I started being able to eat normally again...I just never got back on the bandwagon). But never fear, a new 40 day sadhana is starting on May 2nd so I've ordered this from the website and will be praying the Japji every morning for 40 days.

I recently decided to give up red meat in my diet. Sure a filet mignon is yummy but the pros of NOT eating red meat seemed to outweigh the cons so I took the plunge. So far it's been really easy but it's only been a little over a week so I know that they will come. In looking for some vegetarian meal ideas, I came across the PETA website. I'll be honest, I've never been a huge fan of PETA although in recent years I've started to realize that like every other group on the planet, it has it's extremists and maybe I shouldn't be throwing the baby out with the bathwater. Anywho, they essentially issue a 30 day challenge of attemping veganism and I decided to accept with one condition....I would become vegetarian for a month rather than vegan. I know myself and I know it would be hard enough to drop meat cold turkey (pun intended) so to drop ALL animal products might last for all of 2 days before I gave in to some cheese.

I discussed it with Boo since he would obviously be affected and he's ok with being supportive so long as we keep some meat around for him when he's tired of all the "rabbit food". Boo is decidedly an omnivore (if it weren't for me, I'm quite sure he'd be a borderline carnivore). In any case he won't be giving up meat anytime soon.

I'm still trying to figure out what made me decide to do this. Although I certainly think animals should be treated far better than they are, animal rights in general are not a passion of mine. Actually what sold me on the challenge was an article that talked about how being vegetarian can greatly reduce your carbon footprint which IS a passion for me.

At any rate, I'm hoping that these new challenges that I've set up for myself will improve my health and well-being as well as get me blogging regularly again!


  1. Chucky

    Kudos and congrats on taking the vegetarian pathway to health! It's a most beautiful road that you walk. My wife Tiffany and I converted to lacto-ovo vegetarianism (eggs and dairy accepted) seven months ago and we haven't looked back and never will. Truthfully, we would eventually like to take a walk on that vegan trail that we often see in the forest of healthy organic fruits and vegetables!

    I'm so happy for you and wish you the success that I was able to find.

  1. Tea Witch

    How awesome that you're giving up red meat. My roomie and I are on our last week of "no red meat" month and truth be really wasn't that difficult. I will incorporate the occasional cheeseburger and steak back into my diet but since I live in the south I can find beef locally...thus reducing my carbon footprint a bit.

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