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This is My Confession

Hi guys! Hope you’re having a great Monday. Yes, I see the irony of that sentence, but not when every day is a Friday! (By the way – I started the audio book yesterday and I’m loving it already.)

This morning after training, I rushed home to cook up a delicious breakfast for Shane and myself. Shane’s working from home today since he worked overnight on Saturday, so I thought I’d make his favorite – cheesy eggs and (organic) pork breakfast sausage – for him, and cheesy eggs and avocado for me!

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We both enjoyed half a grapefruit with a sprinkle of stevia on the side.

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Yummy :)

A couple hours of cleaning later, (Sundays are usually for cleaning but between yesterday’s baby shower and football festivities, it slipped by the wayside) I tackled a kick-bootay workout. Workout A, Stage 3 in New Rules of Lifting for Abs in no. joke. Core work, power exercises, heavy lifting, and metabolic work. That’s all I’ll say about that.

Now I’m watching the gym for a few hours for the owner and catching up on your all’s blogs :) Since I’ll be gone for the hours over lunch, I packed it up and took it with me:

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full fat Fage Greek yogurt w/ mango chunks, broccoli slaw pasta, muscle milk for post-workout shake, and a larabar.

Confession

Ugh. So I have a confession. It’s totally random because I hadn’t even planned on telling you guys today. But, this is my blog and I’m here to be completely honest with ya’ll.

Bah. It’s even hard for me to write!!!!

I ate some meat…on purpose. I had a few pieces of Shane’s breakfast sausage this morning. (You can read about my ventures, reasons, and evolutions in vegetarianism here, here, and here.) I feel like such a hypocrite because I was all “oh I’ll never eat a mammal again in my whole entire life!!!!!” And then I did. But! There’s a but. There’s always a but, right?

But, here’s how it went down. The only meat I’ve been buying to cook for Shane has been ethically raised, grass-fed (for beef,) and organic.

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(side note: does anyone else picture slabs of beef on grassy fields when you hear “grass-fed beef?” No? Just me?)

Today when I was cooking Shane’s pork sausage, I thought it smelled so. dang. good. I was salivating over it while cooking it. Then when I went to go wash the pan I saw there were a few pieces left, and, well, I ate them. And it tasted fantastic.

My reasoning was that at yesterday’s baby shower I accidentally ate a piece of bacon (it was in a dip I was told was vegetarian) so I had already “slipped.” Obviously that was just an excuse and the real reason was I just wanted the dang pork.

So there it is – my confession. Don’t hate on me!

What does this mean? Honestly, I don’t know. I know for sure I won’t be ordering meat at restaurants or even start eating meat regularly. But if I’m really craving some organic, ethically raised meat that I’m cooking Shane, I’m probably going to have some.

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Comments

  1. I’m totally cool with that. Just don’t eat any organically raised, hormone free puppies…that’s just gross.

  2. I think you should totally cut yourself some slack. I think your commitment to eating grass fed and organic is awesome and the fact that you have been so diligent is great. And really, I don’t know how anyone can resist the smell of any pork product. I could do without most meat products, but not sure how I’d do without ever not tasting that again.

  3. There is nothing wrong with that! I think you need to eat what you are craving, and a few bites of organic meat, is no big deal!

  4. I don’t think there is anything wrong with that. Honestly I think there is more wrong with the labels that we self impose upon ourselves. I think that listening to your body and eating what it craves is what you should do. By all means make every effort to get the most humane and ethically treated animal products you can find but don’t feel guilty or giving your body what it craves. The iron in red meat is something that a lot of women crave and need. I wouldn’t feel bad at all.

  5. This sounds like me, a year ago! I totally sneaked some turkey and stuffing at thanksgiving when nobody was looking. I had been a strict vegetarian for 3+ years but just felt like, I NEED THIS, IT’S MY FAVOURITE MEAL.

    I am no longer a vegetarian and try to consumer meats in moderation, which I feel has been beneficial while trying to lose weight.

    I really just got fed up with the small selection of vegetarian friendly diet plans… Eat Clean is more my thing.

  6. Well, since we’re making confessions…I’ve been trying to eat vegetarian for the past month and on Friday night I had a bite of the boyfriend’s pizza, which had pepperoni on it. Not by accident, mind you, on purpose. I’m still on the fence and not 100% sure if I’m going to commit to vegetarianism full-time, but – in my humble opinion – slips will happen from time to time and you should forgive yourself. :)

    • ha! Shane and I always split a half veggie/half meat pizza, and I was always made because I got one less “strip” of pizza because my veggie pizza was touching all the meat on his side. Guess this means I’ll get to eat more now :-P

  7. you should not feel bad about this at all! you wanted to try it and you deserve to do that, this past weekend at a tailgate I had the random urge to eat a cheeseburger, I didn’t I stayed with my veggie burger but we are only human I think it is normal to crave meat! Take it from someone who has been a vegetarian most of my life but have gone through phases were I decided I was going to eat meat and ate steak like nobody’s business and guess what I didn’t hate it. I know am on my veggie kick and feel pretty strongly about eating just chicken and fish but I am sure I will eat red meat again someday! Long rant short don’t be so hard on yourself :)

  8. You know, I think if you really want to eat something, you should just eat it. If you were craving the sausage (I’m having a really hard time not making a joke here), there’s nothing wrong with having some. You’re doing the right thing by buying the best meat possible, so dont beat yourself up about it. All you can do is your best, any more than that is just unrealistic.

  9. Honestly, it’s nice hearing this “confession.” I’ve been a pescatarian for over a year now and I almost feel like I need a reason to have to eat meat again…when honestly, I just kinda want it! Do you think you’re going to incorporate meat back into your diet? Or is this just a bit-here-bit-there kinda thing?

    • Honestly I’m not sure. I’d say “a bit here and there” but then again I also said “I’d never eat meat again ever ever!” and totally went back on my word, so…I guess just not labeling it at all.

  10. It’s funny that you posted about this– I’ve been questioning my meat-eating as of late. I’ve never been one to eat red meat, but Will & I watched Forks Over Knives the other day and it really had me rethinking a lot of things. I’m off to check out your veg posts!

    Btw, there’s nothing wrong about what you did! We all slip sometimes ;)

  11. That fage looks so good… I miss dairy! No stress on the slip. Titles can be too restricting. I eat veg a lot of the time and turkey/chicken some nights. I try to always buy organic and local when possible. Do what feels right for YOU!

  12. Girl the fact that you even admitted it is awesome! I always wonder if I’ll ever eat meat again. I mean I don’t think that I will, but who really knows? When I first became a vegetarian I used to get cravings for chicken and I’d think to myself “if I just go through the chick-fil-a drive-thru no one will ever know :p of course I never actually did it, but we all get those cravings!

    At least it was tasty, which makes it worth it!

  13. good for u Mrs porkey beav :) it is ok to eat it, if your body wants it ! : ) u know that!!! Xoox

  14. No hatin’ over here. ;) I say if you crave it and want it that bad, go for it! That’s why I refuse to label myself as anything even though I eat vegetarian 90% of the time. Could I be veg? Sure. But, I don’t want the label for times when I actually do want to eat it. Keeps the guilt factor out too :)

  15. I think it’s important that we listen to our bodies and eat what we’re craving. Obviously your body was craving protein specifically meat. If I’ve learned anything my disastrous experiments with my diet, I’ve learned that restricting your diet based on beliefs (etc) instead of listening to your body can ruin your relationship with food. I gave up vegetarianism/veganism even though I rarely eat meat because it gave me the freedom to listen to my body.

    Plus you totally picked the best kind of meat you can buy!

  16. I agree with these great comments… eat what you’re craving. A little sausage doesn’t mean you’re a bad person or make your previously expressed vegetarian sentiments any less honest.
    I’ve often thought about eating chicken or turkey, though when it comes down to the moment to put it in my mouth, I’ve changed my mind.

  17. i think sometimes the body just knows what its doing, and if you want it, eat it. I know the meat was organic, grass fed, best kind! So do what your little heart desires. But i love that you shared this with us!
    <3

  18. i don’t think you’re a hipocrite at all, in fact i give you credit for being honest because you didn’t have to say anything. thanks for being honest and for letting us all see that being human means being real!!! happy monday!!! (yes, it is my favorite day of the week!!!)

  19. I feel ya. I was ‘pescatarian’ for two years. Only fish, no meat or chicken. Then one day (when rotisserie chickens started being all the rate at supermarkets), I bought one for my husband as I always did and put it on the seat for our two minute journey home. Something came over me and by the time I got home, I had ripped out the breast and was eating it with my bare hands like a neanderthal. That was it, I never looked back. My body needs animal protein. No judging from me.

    By the way, my ass needs to thank you- when you asked if I was doing single leg deads on Janetha’s blog, I realized that I never do those! So I did them yesterday and I can barely get up and sit down today :-) so thank you!

    • ha! tell your ass it’s welcome ;) I did single leg dl’s yesterday on a plate and my booty’s already feeling it too! Best exercise to build-a-butt haha

  20. I can’t (and won’t) judge ya either. I was a vegetarian for eight years before I started eating meat again. In all realness, to say you’ll never do anything again for the rest of your LIFE is a pretty bold statement. That’s a long ass time. Also, I’ve been doing a lot of research on organic grass-fed beef since my diagnosis and all signs point to it being okay (surprise!)… in moderation. Do what makes you feel best and don’t worry about us here in the peanut gallery!

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