If you’d have said to me 12 months ago that vegetarianism would be something I would be seriously considering, I’d have snorted in your face.
Historically, I have loved nothing more than a big bowl of chicken nuggets and a juicy beef burger piled high with candied bacon and pulled pork. Now don’t get me wrong, those things still definitely appeal to my tastebuds but of late, they’re just not sitting quite right with my ethics, my morals or actually even my own digestive health.
So, yeah, over the past year or so, I’ve been really trying to embrace more vegetarian and vegan things into my diet and I’ve definitely made a fair few tweaks here and there. That said, I’m ashamed to admit that I’ve never had the balls to go full veggie or vegan, despite it being something that now aligns pretty strongly with my lifestyle and beliefs.
What better way to force myself out of comfort zone than by signing up for the Cancer Research Pledge to Veg?!
For the entire month of November, I’ll be going 100% meat-free which, for somebody who ate two burgers at once recently, is going to be a hefty challenge. I’ll be taking it on in support of the incredible work Cancer Research do to support those sadly affected by the disease.
When I was younger, I lost one of the most incredible humans ever to grace this planet to cancer and I was look enough to call him my grandad, or my ‘Gaga’. I’ve never known somebody love a good steak more than him so he would probably think me ‘pledging to veg’ was bat shit crazy but I know he would support me all the way and more.
Sadly, he’s not the only one close to me and my family who we have lost or worried about losing in this way and I’m sure many of you have or will be touched by cancer in your lifetimes so here’s to trying something new for a great cause.
If you’d like to sponsor me on my vegetarian voyage during the month of November, head on over to my donation page.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Fancy giving it a go yourself? Sign up here!