It's been a long time since I don't write myself some stuff. Well not that long but I haven't been in the mood for writing. I think it's mostly because many things are going on some days and some others nothing at all. But it has been a couple of bussy weeks with school. And the 3 next weeks are going to be about the same, I'm just not stressed about it yet. I'm taking a couple days break.
I started the juice feast. I think I can remember the first smoothie: pineapple, banana, strawberry, orange and kiwi. It was the most awesome thing I had eaten in a long time. I finished that whole pineapple in two hours, and it wasn't small. On my bday I had an exam, a presentation and a couple of things to write. It wasn't that fun really. But not big deal. As much as I turn 19 just once, today is also happening just once, as much as tomorrow and the rest of my life.
On Wednesday there was an Animal Rights presentation in my Philosophy class. I was going to do that one but my group mates didn't even know what Animal Rights were and when I mentioned PETA one girl said "Oh yes, pita bread"
I was willing to educate them and prepare some awesome presentation on the topic but they all were interested in Fast Food and I was as well so I just let animal rights pass by because they were not in the mood for being educated. Anyways I was going to speak about animal rights in my part of the presentation even though I wasn't going to be able to speak further about furs and animal testing/entertainment etc. So I talked to the prof to see if he would give me 15 min extra to say a bit more then eventually some group lead by an animals farm owner decided to do animal rights. Ok then- I step out and let some people get interested by themselves and learn something without me having to tell them.
The presentation wasn't that bad but it was lacking of a lot of things. Then just to finish they ask the class "Is the life or pain of an animal more important than a human's?" - What a dumb question!!! Just to start, both are things completely different and non-comparable. I tried to politely make them re-think by "Under what circumstances would you ask that? Are you comparing my livelihood while sitting here with what's going on in your farm?" and they were like "No, we're asking in general". Well the story is not what's more important "in general" because 'in general' people are killing animals even though they don't need to. So please don't compare. "Is me painting the chair in purple more important than Mafalda not liking the soup?" It's just about civility and not being cruel just because. Then they said that the solution was being vegetarian, I ask "The solution to what?". They answered that it was the solution to animal cruelty for human feeding. I just had to ask them if keeping animals from their freedom and taking milk and eggs away as we shouldn't wasn't also cruelty. The answer? "Oh no, that's not cruelty. We have to focus on stopping the torture and then we think of that". What? So imprisonment is not a form of psychological torture? Shud up please...
Well yes, it was a pretty long description about my animal rights encounter with my class. I just had to let it go. Nobody around me would be willing to listen/discuss about it so I had to let it go somehow.
As of my training and my eating. I started a new cycle of volume training on Monday. I'm incorporating new exercises, working a bit harder and concentrating more in fixing some muscular assymetries. For food, I had to stop my 100% smoothies feast yesterday because I ran out of protein powders and all I have is creatine. There's no place in this city where I can get some non-animal protein powder. I will figure out something but it will be in September when I come back. By now I'll be drinking more smoothies and the like than I did before.
I think I'm going to bed soon.