I guess I should start off this blog by introducing myself. Then again, if you’ve stopped by the store in the past 3 months you’ve probably already met me. My name is Ariel and I am the newest employee here at Our Father’s Farm.
I am a student, employee, daughter, sister, friend, and wanna-be-vegetarian who simply cannot resist a juicy homemade burger fresh off the BBQ—no I am not a southerner, I was raised in Cambridge, ON. I’m 22 years old, and a healthy weight according to my doctor. My blood levels are fine, and apart from a minor deficiency in iron I am in great health.
My reason for wanting to try out the vegan diet is not that I want to fit into my 16-year old sister’s clothes (though she does have great style), but rather I want to feel healthy. By that I suppose I mean, I desire more energy, I want to kick my brothers’ butts in volleyball this summer, but most importantly I want to really put to test all these great testimonies I hear about plant-based diets. I am curious what kinds of improvements a plant-based diet will have on my already relatively healthy lifestyle, and who’s body better to experiment with than my own. I chose the 21-day challenge, because I know I can stick to anything for 21-days. If it really conflicts with my schedule than I will simply return to normal after the 3 weeks is up.
The question remains whether vegetables are really what its all about or if the whole 'gotta eat your broccoli' mentality is just a result of dictatorial mothers wanting to inflict pain and torment on their young impressionable children...
...Join me on my quest to find out!
Today the diet has me eating...
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal for breakfast. Bruschetta, breadsticks, and cous cous salad for lunch. For a snack I get toast with almond butter (or something of the like). My supper tonight is a kale salad with beans and veg...which I will be substituting for a kale/avocado juice smoothie because of time restraints.
I'll also be including a Self-Evaluation section of the blog in order to track any/all progress.
This section will look at:
Now that we have established a basic starting point, let the challenge begin!
Farmers are certainly multi-taskers. We have a million things to do and not enough time in the day to do it all. But did you know that we are bloggers too?