• Fitness,  Health,  Lifestyle

    Vegan Update

    In Febuary 2013  I decided that I would make a serious lifestyle change and transitioin to a vegan lifestyle. In my last post “Falling off the Wagon,” I wrote about  challenges I expected as a new vegan.  My will power and temptation were definitely tested. During this transition I came across a documentary on Netflix called Vegucated and it changed my whole perspective on Veganism and why I felt it was the right decision for me.  It wasn’t until May 2013 that I officially became a Vegan.  Those three months were filled with more temptations, frustrations and trial and error. It was also an opportunity to figure out what I…

  • Lifestyle

    Happy New Year

    Ok! This post is a little late but I thought I’d give blogging another chance.  Wow! Has it really been over three years since I’ve logged on? Well you know, life happens. I hope this time around I can update once a week and try to post something helpful or at least entertaining to keep you coming back. I hope that you all had a great 2016 and are ready to take on 2017.  I am!  So how many of you have already given up on your New  Year’s resolution?  This year my biggest challenge will be training for my very first marathon. Along with logging more miles and challenging…

  • Fitness,  Lifestyle

    Falling off the wagon

    We’ve all done it. We make a goal, stick to it consistently for a certain period of time and then all of a sudden BOOM! We fall off the wagon or hit a bump on the road. For the past three weeks I haveTRIED to maintain a Vegan diet. No I didn’t go cold turkey. Two weeks prior to making my decision to transition to a vegan life-style, I started with green smoothies in the morning. I was obsessed with making these smoothies and creating all sorts of recipes, plus it was a jump start to my morning workouts. I then decided to slowly take away meat and fish and…

  • Health

    Green smoothie challenge

    In part of trying to live a healthier diet and living a greener lifestyle, I thought making green smoothies would not only be beneficial, but could really pave the road to achieving this goal. I initially started making green smoothies 2 weeks before the new year, because I knew that this would be my ULTIMATE New Year’s Resolution (Yes, I started early). Like any other nu-be I began with the basics, spinach, banana, apples and celery. I also made my smoothies with Almond Vanilla Milk and coconut water which has made the smoothies really tasty. I surprisingly liked it. The only taste I really could not get use to was…

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    New year, new goals

    It’s a new year and everyone makes them. New Years Resolutions! By now the gyms are flooded with eager “gym-goers” wanting to shed those holiday pounds. For the past 2 years I’ve been steadily working out and running miles after miles, but I really have not gotten the results I really wanted. I lost the weight, it’s the “eating healthy” part, I have yet to conquer. Along with training for my first half marathon my new years resolution is to EAT HEALTHY, incorporating more “green” into my diet and eliminate meat (slowly)and consume less sugar. Too much? I don’t think so, since I am not planning on going cold turkey.…

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    On the road to recovery

    After consistantly running for weight loss for over 2 years, I finally got my first “runner” injury. I’ve managed 2-5k’s, 3-10k’s and my 1-half marathon without serius injuries. After returning from a one month vacation, I went back to my “normal” routine of working out and pulled some “thing” in my knee while out on a run with a friend of mine. I thought I could run through it but two weeks later It still bothered me and it was getting worst. Finally I went to my doctor and she refered me to a physical therapist. I saw him a week later and diagnosed me with ITBS (Illiotibial Band Syndrome)…

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    Back to fitness..

    So it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything on here. I took a vacation to visit my family in Charleston, South Carolina and I sort of neglected my fitness routine while I was there. I just got back a few weeks ago and jumped right back into it. I’ve returned to my usual Running, Spinning class and Total Body class and I receantly did a 10k local race with my running/workout friend and finished at a really sad 1:14 I was just happy I didn’t roll over during the hilly part of the race. Did I mention we got beer and pizza waiting for us at the finish line.…

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    Having some fun!

    A friend and I thought it would be fun to try and do a hand stand after our workout. After about ten tries I manage to finally do it with a little assistance with the wall mirror. I’ve got to say I impressed myself. A year ago I could barely hold a 15 second plank. I hope within a few months from now I will be stronger to do a “walking” hand stand.

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    Cheat day

    So my motto is “if you’re gonna cheat, why not cheat all the way” and I did. My friend and I went to a local casino and ate in their buffet and this is what I ate. It’s a good thing I ran five miles that morning. The way I see it, I know I will not eat anything like this for atleast six months from now, so why not.