Weekends always tend to be a little more …indulgent than weekdays for me and this weekend was no different!
Pad Thai, burgers (from organic beef and made at home!), chips and guac, blueberry waffles, a “French breakfast,” and a chicken bacon wrap were just some of my splurges from Friday to Sunday.
The worst offender (based on my Veg Voyage standards) being the chicken bacon wrap that I had for lunch on Sunday. Mike and I ate at a restaurant we frequent often, Aqui, and I usually get a veg option (even before I started on my voyage) but yesterday, I was seriously craving MEAT! Like, I hadn’t even been satisfied all weekend from the Pad Thai w/prawns or the ridiculous amount of comforting carbohydrates I had with my French breakfast. I needed animal style protein and I needed it then! So, I ate meat. Again. Granted, Aqui does do a pretty good job at incorporating natural ingredients into their menu and says they use free-range chicken, they don’t guarantee it is used in everything…
I’ll just say it now: this voyage is harder than I thought it was going to be.
When I got home, I was actually considering cutting it short and adding it to the (long) list of ideas I had far too much enthusiasm for and too little follow through. Besides, at this point, I haven’t actually shared The Veg Voyage with anyone…
Then I saw this video and knew my voyage was not done yet! I decided not to chicken out, write this post about my slip up, and carry on.
I still have a lot more learning to do about commonly used words/phrases in order to decipher what they actually mean and how animals are actually treated; and I need to figure out more interesting things to post about (because, really, who just wants to read about my slip-ups and weekend splurges?) but, I’m going to continue documenting my efforts for a more compassionate diet.
Stay tuned and eat your greens.
** Note this blog went through a rebrand and is now veg vibes; which aligns better with the direction I organically gravitated towards. It’s all about your vibe **