I DID IT!
I finished my vegan Whole30 experiment. There were a few hiccups (seriously it’s insane that sugar is added into SALSA) but for the most part things went really well.
Week three of my vegan Whole30 is done and dusted. And to be honest, I’m getting pretty bored of it. Maybe it’s natural to hit a lull or get bored when you’ve been doing something for 21 days. I miss peanut butter. And bread. Specifically, I miss vegan grilled cheese sandwiches on these cold days. I’ve been experimenting in the kitchen with some recipes and trying out some new ones which has been fun.
Week two of the Whole30 is in the books. Still feeling good. I wish I could say that I don’t miss vegan junk food but I have been craving a burger from Rip’s Malt shop. Chris and I have also been plotting about what to eat during the Super Bowl. We don’t care about football in the slightest but love the food.
So I’ve finished my first week of my vegan Whole30. I’m really into it, to be honest. It’s been fun to get back into the kitchen and cooking more. I’ve actually cooked every meal this week except for two times I picked up Sweetgreen for dinner. (I was sick over the weekend and after working I just didn't feel like cooking.) That’s really big for me because Christian and I have gotten a little to reliant on Seamless.
Hi! Hello! First Monday of 2019!
So I was all set to go on my long run and realized that my Garmin was dead. *FACEPALM* UGHHHH. Such a rookie mistake, amirite? Since Garmin (or at least mine) take forever to charge, I thought it would be a good time to talk about my running goals for 2019.
So I’m not starting my Whole30 right on January 1st. I had a few days off after New Years and wanted to spend some time to researching and prepping. I also wanted to eat at the Ramen Hood pop up one last time before they close on the 19th. It’s so good I didn’t want to wait til the next time I’m in LA to eat there.
So for 2019 I’m starting the new year off my doing the Whole30. I really like the whole idea of it, really focusing on real whole foods and cutting out a lot of processed food that has been a little too common lately in our household. (I still love you Beyond Meat!)
Oh hey guys! So today I want to share something that I’ve been using for a while to help keep my digestion 100: FOOD COMBINING. Let’s backtrack a second and talk about digestion. Did you know that digesting food takes more energy than any other function for our body? Think about how tired you get after a big lunch? That’s all your energy going to digest all that (usually miscombined) food.
So I wanted to share with you guys some advice with a question I get asked a lot:
How do you prevent bloating and gas on a vegan diet?
Anytime you change your diet your digestive system has to adapt. Especially if you start eating a diet rich in fiber (aka adding more fruits and veggies into your meals).
The benefits of meal prepping have been extolled COUNTLESS times. You save money and you eat better who doesn’t want that?
Well, it’s finally here. Pumpkin Spice everything season. You can’t hide from it, so why fight it? I love making waffles any chance I get so I couldn’t resist making some pumpkin spice protein waffles.
Lately I’ve been very into figuring out the ideal fueling situation before I train. I’ve played around with fasted run and I figured out that I just feel (and perform) so much better if I eat something before my run. It also let’s my stomach get used to digesting food on the run.
Figuring out what to eat before a long run takes some trial and error. I’ve definitely had a few really bad runs due to some poor fueling choices. Flashback to a few weeks ago where I was so nauseas I had to stop my run because I felt so sick. Ugh, there’s no worse feeling then having a sour stomach ruin your run. It’s better that I found out that smoothies don’t work for me before a run during training and not the morning of a race.
So I'm relaxing after a wonderfully busy week getting ready for my long run tomorrow. Because of my schedule I do my long runs on Mondays. Between my work schedule and running schedule, I'm always looking for ways to recover and relax. Is recovery hacks a term? Anyways, I'm trying to constantly maximize my recovery to show up to my runs (and life in general) as fresh as I can
So, one of the things I get asked about a lot is CBD. I use it just about everyday. When I first heard of it I was definitely hesitant to try it because I'm not a fan of smoking weed. I've tried and I just don't like how I feel when I'm high. It would make me feel like I was stuck on the couch and I don't like things that mess with my lungs.
Hope everyone's summer is going good. It seems like it is FLYING by amirite?
Anyways, I'm back to running after an extended break and man, is it hard. I know the heat and the humidity aren't helping but dang, I feel like I'm starting at square one.
I've been making these NON STOP since the warm weather arrived. They're perfect to make a day ahead of time and and serve them the next day cold. I actually think they taste better when they can marinate in the fridge overnight or at least for a few hours.
So summer is finally here and I AM SO EXCITED. I love running in the heat. There's nothing better then feeling the sun and not have to spend 15 minutes looking for your other glove. Maybe it has something to do with spending the first 23 years of my life in hot and humid Florida, or it's PTSD from the soul killing Boston winters. Either way, bring on the heat.