Okay so, a lot of people have been emailing me and asking me about this subject so I thought it was finally time to address it. This is a topic that I am very sensitive about so I hope all of you can try to be respectful and understanding.
I stopped breathing air.
I haven’t breathed air in quite some time, and I have to say I absolutely love the way I feel after making this commitment.
I just felt like for me personally, air was just really bad. Plus I’ve been doing a lot of research on the Internet about all the smog and pollution and all the chemicals and junk in the atmosphere, and I just couldn’t keeping breathing it in with a clear conscience.
For a while, I thought I’d be okay if I only breathed in oxygen produced by certified organic, hormone-free trees that grow in forest preserves, but in the end it still just felt wrong.
Trees and plant life don’t exist for me to selfishly breathe in the oxygen they produce; they are there for the woody woodpeckers and the squirrelly squirrels and the bumbly bumble bees!
I know a lot of you still breathe air and I’m totally not judging; I know some of you feel like you have to breathe to live, and that is perfectly fine. It’s a decision each of us has to make on our own without any pressure or criticism from anyone else.
Bottom line is, you have to listen to what your body wants, and my body was telling me it was sick of breathing in crusty, icky, polluted air all the time.
Plus (but this is totally NOT the reason that I did it), I ended up losing another five pounds after I quit breathing air. It turns out there are a TON of empty calories in air; and I prefer to eat my calories, thank you very much!
You might be wondering how I’m still standing after not breathing air for so long, but it’s actually a really simple formula I came up with after reading GOOP and the first three chapters of French Women Don’t Get Fat. I pretty much just eat a lot of kale and apple ginger smoothies! Before I work out I eat a big bowl of oatmeal topped with organic raw almond butter and dried apricots.
And you know what? I don’t even miss oxygen! 😀
I think some of the people who I used to breathe air with feel uncomfortable around me now. Like, I’ll be at a party and a bunch of people will all be breathing while I’m over by the food table, awkwardly trying to cram kale through my tightly clenched lips.
So, being air-free has been a little lonely for me at times. 😦
Also, there are some people who refuse to associate with me now that I’m not breathing anymore. It was really hard for me at first. When they stopped returning my calls, I cried until I was blue in the face! But I’ve come to realize that these people were never my friends to begin with — they only liked me when I was breathing and I was only breathing because I wanted to be liked.
That’s just not who I am. 😉
I don’t want you guys to think this is going to turn into some big ol’ preachy anti-air blog. I’m still the same person I always was! I’m just much more honest, healthier and non-breathy! I’ll still write about all the same things on this blog, I’ll just be doing it without oxygen.
And if I lose some readers because of my decision, so be it. 😦
Thank you for understanding how important the decision to quit breathing was for me. I value your thoughts and opinions so much, and I am so grateful that a portion of my income is derived from your readership.
Do you breathe air? What factors played into your decision to be a breather/non-breather?