Now & Then
My title comes from a lot of things. I have had the BEST trip home. Seriously. For those of you who don't know me well- 'Back home'= Georgia. Home now= L.a., yes I'm an actress)
Anywho- how many of you have seen the film, Now & Then? I love it. One of the greatest chic flics everrrrrr. ;) It's really great. Ok back on track- My trip back home was amazing. Spent lots of times with my mom and sister. As well as having the experience of them getting to know the love of my life, my boyfriend- better. I saw family members and old friends I haven;t seen in years. It truly was so amazing, and I'm so grateful I had that opportunity. One small thing was I didn't follow a healthy lifestyle all too much. Which is the practice I preach, I know I know. Hey it's Ga! I'm only there every so often. And besides, it's good sometimes to eat really crappy food- and then realize you feel like poop. Then get a running start towards a health plan. Which is exactly what I've begun since I got home on Sunday night. Believe ME! I want nothing to do with alcohol/crappy food. For a w h i l e. :) So ya see- turns out it's a good thing sometimes, to indulge. ;)
Although I don't promote it often.
I got in touch with who I really am. Although I'm still always searching for who that is- and evolving. Change is a beautiful thing. And I am open to it. I always know- that there is something greater out there for me, and for everyone. You can't settle. Ya just can't. Cause believe me- there is something bigger out there for you then you think you know. You just have to want to go find it.
And in that case- I am on the hunt- constantly.
So besides traveling lots of parts of Ga. and being around genuinely nice people who care about me and love me. And the fried dill pickles ;) Breathing in clean air and being surrounded by Ga.'s nature was beautiful. So thankful for all the experiences I had. That being said- I am happy to be back. I am more rejuvenated than ever. I had my first audition yesterday after being gone. And I said to myself. Krysten- you have got to book this gig. What do I need to do right now- to make this happen. I focused on that and I would say that it was one of the best auditions I've ever had. It takes me back to this moment the other night, when we saw Superman. Clark says a line that struck me. It got me inspired. Got me motivated and resonated so much with me. And he's not even talking about it in a human/normal way where it could be interpreted really. Or who knows- maybe the writer did have that as an underlining meaning. Oh I don't know but either way! This is how I took it. He says- He was taught to only focus on what is right in front of him. Because living on earth, he'd see everything, he would be scared when he was younger cause he could see through people, to their skeleton bones. But his parents told him to focus on one thing, right in front of him- so he wouldn't get distracted. UM hello. Wake up call for me.
in the audition. I focused on just that. I got all my thoughts together, focused on the matter at hand. And I did it. Besides my nerves taking their normal place in the front of the line (grrr) I did great! Which is so exciting for me. Seriously. Not trying to brag or anything- it's ok to be proud of yourself, and say so! Who cares what others think. No one knows how hard things are for me sometimes. The smallest of things. I am always thinking of what everyone else is thinking. Which has held me back for so long. Not anymore. I'm putting my best foot forward in the body I have at this moment. Cause it's all I've got. Yes I wish for different things in the future. And I'm living a life right now that will take me there. But for now. I've gotta be the best me I can be.
Now on to the next topic. My diet. I'd like to share it with you all cause I'm pretty excited about it- and my results to come. I've started the diet plan portion tuesday- and the workout program will begin Monday for me. No regrets. I wanted to take time off to adjust to my diet first and focus on that- then Monday start full swing with the intense workouts :/ I really love the plan I've chosen and happy to know it will be a lifestyle and not just a 1 week or 8 week fling. I usually go up and down, etc. But I'm set on this. If your interested in the plan, let me know. I didn't purchase the plan, cause it's a bit too pricey for me. But I do understand it and doing it in my own vegan way. Yes I started the Vegan thing on Tuesday! All of you who are interested are starting Monday right?!
All it is - is a pledge to try veganism for a month. I'll be posting weekly vegan recipes to help as well. Plus you can ask me anything about meals, and I'll be glad to help.
Well. Thats about it for now from me. I wish you all a great day.
<3 I'll leave you with a pretty picture from Ga.
For all of your pasta inspiration needs! :)
So basically when I make pasta I always use my cashew cheeze as the sauce.
I put about 1/4 cup- 1/2 cup cashew cheeze in sauce pan with 1/4 -1/2 cup water and heat it up. I let the water simmer down and I add oregano and basil, and black pepper. For an italian take on my cashew sauce. Very very good.
I pretty much always use kamut pasta. Very high in protein and fiber. Way more than any other type of complex carb pasta, it's awesome. And then there is always spaghetti squash, that I love. but I do switch it up.
First picture is topped with my almond/pumpkin seed pesto- which you can find in the 'index' of recipes. With a portabello mushroom that was cooked in marinara
Bottom picture is the same- topped with baked extra firm tofu. YUM YUM YUM.