|No Booze, No processed Food or else!|
One of my long time and quite awesome client/friend (for the sake of anonmity let's call her Alice) was talking about going vegan for Lent.
Being the kind of guy that likes a good challenge I immediately offered to join in that fun but not before putting in my two cents on going vegan. (Not knowing Alice, you would have no way of knowing her diet was damn near vegetarian and she is quite a responsible human that does more than her part with respect to sustainable farming, fishing and what have you.)
Soooo.....after my usual, I love red meat, anti vegan, pro fish eating vegetarian (pescetarian) rant I convinced her to rethink those 40 days of sacrifice and maybe do something that was actually hard. No booze and no processed anything of any kind, kind of hard.
Yup, nothing ingested that you can't make 100% by your own hands.
I will also be limiting my sugar and starch (aside from fruit). We will both have cheat days set aside only for very special occasions during the 40 days of night.
"What the hell does all this have to do with your silly title?"You ask.
That night I tell my lovely wife my plans for Lent and invite her to join in. She reminds me that I don't celebrate Lent...what to do other than look to one of America's finest actors, Josh Hartnett.
Yes, I'll combine 2 of his finest works, 30 Days of Night and 40 Days and 40 Nights.
"What's the connection?".
Like Mr. Hartnett must resist ravishing the beautiful and talented Shannyn Sossamon in 40 Days & 40 Nights I must also resist the urge to ravish a burger at my favorite restaurant. And like the mighty ancient vampires in 30 Days of Night, who love the taste of their favorite Alaskan villagers blood, I too love the taste of sweet sweet craft beer and wines of red. But alas, Josh Hartnett says Nay and I yield as to not be dispatched of like the poor vampire clan....for now. (Sequel?!?)
Why I wanted to do this challenge-
Really, I just need challenges and goals to keep myself on track. I know, I usually eat pretty darn healthy. I slip up from time to time as a human enjoying life should. I post stuff about ascetic goals being silly and tell folks to set performance based goals and not goals for getting "the look" of fitness. At the end of the day if you think you look good, you feel good, and that does help athletic performance so it's all good.
Find your reason to make a sacrifice for personal growth, be it tradition or just goal oriented fun like mine....Saith the mighty Josh Hartnett....Not really.
Saith the Genius,
OH, And for those who doubt the greatness of Josh Hartnett, shame on thee. Go watch the 2 movies listed and maybe the best of all, Lucky Number Slevin. Thank me later.