If you eat meat, do you think about where it came from or are you an 'ignorance is bliss' type of person?
I was a vegetarian for 8 years. Honestly, I never thought I'd eat meat again. I don't really know how I got back to the point of being a meat eater as I was once so passionate about not eating meat (passionate, not preachy). When I did start eating meat again I made a point to buy organic, free-range and locally sourced meat so that I could be assured that the animal wasn't a product of factory farming and had lived a 'normal' animal life (think open fields and green grass and fresh air). I still try to buy meat this way and I appreciate that what I am eating was once alive. Not surprisingly, I'm not the only one who thinks like this. Mark Zuckerberg (you might have heard of him... he created a little something called Facebook) recently took on the challenge of only eating meat that he had killed himself.
"This year, my personal challenge is around being thankful for the food I have to eat. As part of that, the only meat I'm eating is from animals I've killed myself."
He writes that he was recently at a party where the hosts were roasting a pig. Many of the guests said they loved eating pork but they didn't want to think about the fact that the pig used to be alive which Mark believed was 'irresponsible.' And I agree.
Look. I don't expect you to take on the mission of only eating meat that you kill. I'm certainly not going to do that. But just think about where that meat came from and the sacrifice that animal made so that you could enjoy a piece of meat. I'm not getting preachy on you. I just thought I'd share the thought-provoking moment I had while watching some in-debt housewives parade around New Jersey. See? Something good came of all those wasted T.V. hours!
Garmin stats: 5 miles/40min 45sec. My longest run in weeks! And then I did 40 'walking' lunges and 50 'crab-crawl' lunges. I'm lovin' it.