Every now and then, D and I pause and comment on how crazy it is that we have a kid. It blows my mind. Like, how am I old enough and mature and responsible enough to have a kid?
I’m slowly getting back on my pescetarian diet and daily workout routine. It’s a battle to get J down for a nap so I can really focus on keeping my abs tight and landing softly while doing jump-type training. Screaming can really alter ones ability to focus. Anyway, I’ve been trying to really be conscious of what I eat, too. Not to the point of writing it down like I did before, but eat at home and none of that nonsense at fast food places. I’ve been inspired by various documentaries (Forks Over Knives and Food, Inc to name a few) to keep it simple where I can.
I’m not an animal rights activist or anything, it just makes me sick to see how the food industry alters what God originally provided and I don’t want that junk in my body. Plus. when I cut out meat my outdoor allergies completely went away. No joke.
Which brings me to my current dilemma. Do I feed meat to my daughter? If I don’t want those chemicals in my body, I sure don’t want them in hers. I know you can buy organic meats, and buy from good local farmers…but I don’t know if I want to mess with it, honestly. People say that you HAVE to eat meat to get the right amount of protein, but I just don’t believe it. I think those people might be more lazy than me and not want prepare a variety of veggies and legumes and beans… I crave brussels sprouts for cryin’ out loud.
Right now I’m leaning toward not giving her meats. I’m also considering not giving her cows milk either (go ahead…call me a hippie). I just feel like American’s don’t take the time to consider what goes into their food and as a result, the food and specifically meat industry take advantage. Wouldn’t it be amazing if we all just stopped eating junk? Like, just cut it out completely. To the point where we couldn’t even buy stuff like Twinkies anymore (almost had that one…sad day in ‘Merica). Or Coke. Or hormone infused meat that is making our young women in America hit puberty faster. It’s pathetic when you stop and think about it. At least to me.
In the end, I just want to raise a lovely daughter who loves fruits and veggies and is healthy (not to be confused with skinny…btw). Mmmm, may I peas have some more?!