One December day I was having a “what I eat in a day” YouTube binge. I started to realise that a lot of my favourite fitness YouTubers were cutting either meat, fish, or all animal products out of their diets.
I’ve been sort of looking at the rise in vegetarianism or more so veganism out of the side of my eye for a year or so – I’ve been finding out a bit more about the ethics, the environmental and health arguments regarding both (mainly veganism) and opening my eyes up to the world of agriculture that most of us detach from our thoughts when eating our meals (unless you’re genuinely not aware of the standards which many people aren’t). Whilst I have yet to watch any of the major documentaries, I decided on that December day that January would be a better time than ever to try out a vegetarian diet. It’s sort of like Veganuary, but for beginners.
When I was around 13/14 years old, I got comfortable in my first Religious Studies class of year 9, organised my pens in a colour coordinated order and scoffed at the alphabetic seating plan because I wasn’t a fan of the guy that came after me in the register. Then was met with a personal attack!! (Kinda…) My teacher asked us to put up our hands if we were religious, then for those of us who did, he asked why – why are you a Christian? And I realised that in those few 13 years of life, I’d (not surprisingly) never really thought of this question, and my immediate instinct was “well… because my family is…?”
So this isn’t a post to do with religion or the ins and outs and deepness of the answer to that question above – but it got me thinking recently about my why. Why exactly do I do X, Y and Z. I’m asked often for example why I go to the gym so much, why I write a blog – so why not condense it into one crisp blog post…