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Hey ya'll! Happy Meatless Monday to ya.
So I've been kinda having a rough time the past few years or so. Not realizing it's been all internal conversations that have totally been ruining my own mood. Yeesh! Talk about self sabotage. This may sound strange to some. But I am a thinker. Well, I mean over thinker. I over think things so ridiculously much. So I finally came out with it the other day to my boyfriend, how confused I have been in my own mind. My own battles without even saying a word. The main focus of the internal negative conversations were involving, yep you guessed it, FOOD. Oh my goodness. How ridiculous.I know. There are a million problems in the world (Believe me, I've thought about them too-) and here I am over thinking food. I am obsessed with healthy food in a good way. Like I will never eat fast food, it's been about 4 years I haven't. Thats just an obvious no, as is diet sodas & regular soda and any white carb. I have a lot of great regular food rules I've had for the past 4 years that are great, and I wish everyone had the same. But being a sometimes vegan/vegetarian/pescatarian, I've had a lot of issues in my mind. Of feeling unsure about what it is I feel on the matter. And now ya'll before you go and get all crazy on me - THIS IS NOT saying that whatever your eating is awful & I hate you. No, you do what you want. But I'm sure if your reading this ,your someone I care about, so all I ask of you is that you take care of yourself, for me, cause I love you.
But besides you- ahem, hello this is about me . Lol. Jk. No but seriously. I have decided that I am vegan. Until further notice. Eating fish, eating eggs, does not make me feel good about myself. The awesome thing is we all get to choose what we eat. No one is forcing us to eat anything. (well anymore anyway, sorry Mom ;). I know some of you may disapprove, and some of you may approve, whatever. We all get to decide what is best for us. And personally I have now learned that when I'm not eating a vegan diet, it does not serve me. I don't feel my best. I am limited with creativity. I absolutely love the amazing colors of veggies & fruits. I love making the craziest things that you couldn't imagine with veggies. And then enjoying the benefits from all the vitamins, and how your skin glows from eating this way.
I think no matter which way you eat, veggies & fruits are so important, as well as not eating dairy. Besides coconut oil, I feel like my skin is good because of those things (Oh and water, lots of water).
I feel like this is my spring cleaning . Sometimes you just need a fresh start. I am so thankful to be able to have another opportunity everyday when I wake up and continue to be learning new things about myself & this life. I hope that you'll try your very own spring cleaning on yourself. The time has changed, the days are longer, the weather will warm up (I promise, east coast friends! Hang in there ). It's time for a fresh start, new prospective. Wake up tomorrow and do something different. Smile & look up at the sky. It's crazy that we are even alive. I'm so thankful for us all to still be here. I know fast life can leave you. Enjoy you moments, whatever makes you happy.
Hello & Happy Friday~
For some of you this means the weekend, whoo hop! For me, not so much. Haha. I'm a server, most of you know this. So my work schedule is basically opposite of the the normal. But it works for me so I am able to pursue my career in acting! Now anyway, need to focus on what this post is really about. And thats about the challenge I'm launching for all of you & myself. Sometimes we find ourselves in a rut, and feel like something needs to change. At least for me thats currently how I feel, and I think it always goes back to nutrition and exercise. Which there has kinda been a big lack there of in both departments for me, not gonna lie. I always keep it 'healthy'. But Not really in the tip top shape I'd like to be in. I would love to invite you to join me in my green eating adventure. #TheDailyKale challenge does not mean you have to eat kale everyday. Although I don't find that a problem ;) haha. I just feel like sometimes I don't get enough veggies in. If your still hungry after eating a meal, and realize you didn't really have any veggies or clean food, then thats probably why your still hungry and not satisfied, or not feeling that great. I feel awesome when I eat my quinoa bowls. It's pretty much a great balanced meal. And having green smoothies, and my cacao truffles. All of that yummy clean food. You can't feel bad about it, because it's not bad. So I would LOVE FOR YOU to join me in my attempt of becoming even greener. I will give you an example of what you could possibly eat in a day. I understand some of you are not vegan, and thats fine, so whatever I write, just opt for your particular (hopefully organic and clean) protein of choice instead. And on instagram if you post a photo of your beautiful clean meal & or of you & your favorite veggie, please #thedailykale so I can see it :)
*In addition to this green clean eating , I am upping my exercise also. I think we all have different goals & like to do different things for workout. And thats awesome. I do like to write down my workout plan for the week and check it off like a to do list once I've completed it. I feel really happy when I wrote a goal down and get to check it off. It could be just as simple as writing down: Tuesday, walk 3 miles. And then checking it off after :) You should try it. Get outside or in the gym, do something fun, just get out there and be active. Keep yourself healthy!
Sample Plan for #TheDailyKale Challenge (But anything works, just get those veggies in! Thats the real point)
Quinoa Bowl : Could consist of Black beans, quinoa, kale, topped with purple cabbage, and cashew cheese or pesto
Snacks: Nuts, fruit, Green Smoothie
Oh and drink tons of water! Like for real, a bunch :) Have a great weekend!