Just a little Lent Update for you!
**Disclaimer: These are my experiences alone. Â
If you saw last Tuesday’s post it was What I’m Giving Up For Lent (the link here).
As of Wednesday, March 8th at approximately 3:30pm I decided to eat meat more specifically an in n out burger. Â This is the first time that I wasn’t able to complete what I gave up for Lent. Â I don’t see this as a failure, but as more of a ‘live and learn’ experience. Â In addition, Â I don’t feel like I quit either. Â I chose that it was something that I didn’t want to put my body through any longer.
I know some of you are wondering why I decided to eat meat. Â As weird as it sounds, it was for health reasons. Â I had been feeling really tired (more that usual). Â I could barely get out of bed to start the day. Â All I wanted to do was sleep. Â When I finally was able to get up, my head felt very cloudy. Â I couldn’t focus and in all I felt really weird.
I talked to my parents (well mostly my Mom) to find out what I should do. Â And I ultimately decided that giving up meat wasn’t something that I should be doing. Â I have different ways of getting protein, but meat is the main one. Â I feel that the sudden lack of protein and iron I was getting into my body made my body go into a kind of “protective mode” and what was causing the symptoms I was feeling.
In all I lasted 6 1/2 days.
Currently I am trying to figure out what I will do in place of meat.
This was a great learning experience, and I am very proud of myself even if it was only for 6 days!