This post shall be quick, because I have very important things to do:
- Catch up on 38 blog posts…yep. 38. I haven’t read more than two all day.
- Finish reading this fantastic book I bought during my lunch break today…
This book came out recently and describes the author’s (Kris Carr’s) journey from being diagnosed with non-treatable cancer at the age of 30 and her transition from a sedentary, processed food life to one of veganism. Now, I’m not going to run out and stop eating everything but vegetables…but it is definitely inspirational and worth the read. I may or may not be trying her 21 day adventure cleanse in the next few weeks…anyone up for a challenge?
I had another FAN-freaking-TASTIC salad for lunch today (see how I psyched myself up about it?) similar to yesterday’s so I won’t bore you with photos. With lunch I enjoyed a chocolate VitaTop that cured my carby/chocolate cravings, and then enjoyed a little fruit which I finished before hitting up the gym at 5:30 for the 2nd day of my 2nd week of the Couch to 5K Program.
So far? Still feeling great…although, admittedly a little sore in the shoulders from yesterday’s yoga session. I guess I’ll need to work on some upper body strength for all of those chaturangas and downward facing dogs. Ouchers.
Once I got home I was starvingggg so I heated up some leftover roasted veggies from the other day, and made a smoothie including:
- fat free organic milk
- frozen berries
- 1/2 frozen banana
- handful spinach
- 1/4 avocado
- 1 tsp peanut butter, natural style
In other news: I wore this cute outfit to work today.
Please note the adorable boots I bought myself for Christmas (hehe) and remind yourself that the word “cute” is relative when you work in a Congressional office…aka, most of the time I wear a suit and feel like a 40 year old woman.
Okay, sorry to keep this brief but I’m off for some more educational reading, a lot of sleeping, and a potential fondue adventure with friends tomorrow night after work.
Stay tuned for this weekend’s post on budgeting (I promise I’ll actually do it this time) as well as a detailed book review of the Crazy, Sexy Diet by Kris Carr.
Have you ever been tempted to become a vegetarian/vegan? Are you already? What aspects do you enjoy about that lifestyle? If you eat meat, what do you think you would miss the most?