It makes my day when people tell they’ve enjoyed my recipes and workouts. The purpose of this blog is to share; actually, the purpose of any blog is to share. In my case, I want to share simple, plant-based recipes, challenging workouts, and the fulfilling life post-recovery from an eating disorder. One of the joys of blogging my meals is helping others see that veganism can be accessible and incredibly delicious – at least that’s what Dana and Olivia told me!
I get the same sort of “Yahoo!” kind of feeling when someone tries my workouts and feels (pleasantly) fatigued – because they have pushed their limits and shown themselves what their bodies are capable of. There is nothing like it. We’re a thriving community of people that like to own their bod pods during their workouts. HOLLA!
Sorry, ladies! But not really. You’re all incredible women and men, and inspire me every day. You are the reason I keep blogging. Keep those tweets and pics coming. They seriously make my day!
Speaking of pushing yourself to your limits, this morning, I did just that. Last night, I decided to create a ZWOW -inspired workout of my own to complete. Rummaging through the 15 workouts, I couldn’t really decide on which one I wanted to try next. Why not put a bunch of Zuzana’s moves together, right?
WHEW! Five rounds of this bad boy was all I needed. It left me sweaty and both exhausted and exhilarated. I completed all five rounds in just under 15 minutes. Give it a try and let me know what you think!
On Thursday, I received a lovely gift from my dear friend Kylee. She had made a couple of impulse buys at the grocery store a little while ago and realized that she wasn’t getting much use out of the items. As a result, she turned to me to take them off her hands! What a travesty. One of those items just so happened to be one of my all-time favorite foods: chia seeds!
Side note: I always sing, “Ch-ch-ch-chia!” whenever I see or use chia seeds. It’s a problem. Anywho, I added a generous spoonful of chia seeds to my oats, and they became super thick. I love this texture, and the extra fiber, protein, and fat makes it all the more satisfying. A winning combination, if I do say so myself!
As for the vanilla variety of the Life’s Basics plant protein, I really liked it! The chocolate is better, in my opinion, but I’m glad that I tried something new. It’s slightly sweet and very vanilla; my oats kind of reminded me of a warm milkshake. I know that sounds strange but, trust me, it was pretty fantastic!
I spent all day at the library today studying renal disease for my Medical Nutrition Therapy class and completing a written assignment for my Community Nutrition class. You can bet your booty I came prepared with healthy brain fuel!
The above tabbouleh is actually courtesy of Wildflour . Matty and I stopped by last night after dinner and when I saw the raw cauliflower tabbouleh on the shelf, I knew that I needed to give it a try. It was phenomenal! I can’t wait to re-create it at home. To make the side a meal, I packed it in a Tupperware container on top of a bed of kale and dressed it up with avocado, nutritional yeast, and lemon juice. The perfect raw lunch salad!
I also enjoyed a couple of snacks throughout the day that kept my blood sugar stable and my bod pod satisfied:
Sweet potato topped with Tribe ‘s Forty Spices hummus. This new-to-me hummus is amazing! If you’re a fan of foods with a definitive kick to them, then this hummus will be right up your alley.
I also munched on on some cashews and pistachios. I’ve been on a pistachio kick lately!
Now, I’m sipping on some green tea and going to lay my butt down on the couch. Wow – I’m so lame. Ha! This is the life of a nutrition student. Trust me when I tell you that any free time we have, we prefer to do it watching mindless TV. Or maybe that’s just me? With all the medical information overload, you have to balance it out! I’m thinking Giuliana & Bill.
I’ll leave you with a reminder that we can all benefit from. Stay true to you – and of course…