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Take that, coupon moms!

30 Sep

I’m pretty sure that I am the only girl in the entire world that hates shopping. Think about it, what is so fun about shopping anyway? Clothes are extremely overpriced, nothing ever fits, finding things that “match” really stresses me out. Don’t get me wrong, I love getting a new pair of jeans or some new socks once in a while, it makes me feel good. But having a new outfit everyday of the year is a bit wasteful if you ask me.

Yesterday, I stopped in JC Penny’s because I heard they had a few good deals on workout clothes. Not going to lie, new workout clothes always makes me happy! It gets me motivated to “try them out” if you will. 🙂

The store had a great selection of running shorts and shirts 40% off and I got a little excited, they were nice clothes!

Then I realised I was missing the HUGE SALE everyone in the store was going after! Everything on these racks were $2.97. They had a bit of a verity, in fact, most of the items I have picked out from the 40% off rack, I found in the 80% off rack for $2.97!

I might have went just a little over-board.

$25 shorts for $2.97 each.

 

$30 tanks for $2.97 each.

$28 biking shorts for $2.97 each.

$20 yoga shirts for $2.97 each.

I think you get the idea.

But incase you don’t believe me, here is my receipt:

 

 

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off you Pi/Yo in my new tank!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Any special plans this weekend?

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Good-Bye Winter Diet

12 May
& hello summer!
Oh my goodness, did I miss a WIAW post? Whoops! It’s been pretty busy around here. Forgive me?

I probably wont be doing much posting for the next few days due to the Farmer’s Market (FM) craziness.

I have been keeping up with my exercises though!

  • Sunday: 3 mile walk/jog outdoors
  • Monday: 4 mile nature walk
  • Tuesday: Pi/yo, 2 1/2 mile fast walk on tred.
  • Wednesday: Slow 2 mile nature walk, 1 hour Zumba
  • Thursday: Probably nothing. Early day at school right now then straight to work afterwards.

Lots of cardio so far this week! I guess I was just in that kind of mood. I think this is good for me though due to that winter weight gain! After work last night, I came home and tried on my jean shorts from last summer and YIKES! Not happening anytime soon! I wear sweat pants literally everyday, so trying on jeans (especially shorts!) was a somewhat of a breakthrough. Despite the muffin top, I think my weight should be back on track in a few weeks. Mainly because I eat A LOT better in the warmer months with all the fresh produce available and the fun warm weather activities.

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See? A salad! I’m getting there. Just don’t judge me for that bag of PB pretzels i ate right after this!

What are some of your personal tips on getting (back) into shape?

Have a good weekend!

The Human Population Crisis

25 Aug

hello everyone 🙂

I want to bring up an issue. As a vegan I guess I would consider myself an environmentalist. Now, I am not as extreme as some people when it comes to recycling and saving energy but I do try. It does really hurt me inside when I see people take one drink out of a plastic water bottle and throw it away, when people leave the lights on for no reason, or even when people like to just “drive around” like the oil supply will be around forever. Another issue that really bothers me is the growing human population. Humans literally are taking over the world by population. 

Each human on this planet is using more plastic, eating more animals, drinking more water, using more paper…ect. I strongly believe that if everyone would just chill out on having children for a minute (not to mention you can always adopt and save a child’s life), a lot of our environmental issue could be solved. Sometimes these feelings get in the way of relationships and everyday life. Sometimes I’m not really sure how to handle some situations. Do I want children someday? Of course I do. Do I think twice sometimes due to my environmental concerns? diffidently, not going to lie. Maybe sometimes it is ok to be a little selfish. Sometimes maybe I should put myself and other people I care about before saving the world.

  1. Make myself happy

  2. Make other people happy

  3. Save the world

Yup, that’s my new motto. Does anybody else ever feel like this? Like you really want to do other things but it kind of goes against what you believe in? Please share with me so I don’t feel so alone!

On to other news, Nori burritos’ are a hit. Well, at least I think so.

Edamame, avocado, carrots, cucumbers and rice all wrapped up in a toasted nori “shell”. Alicia Sliverstone puts crazy things like apples and plums in her’s! I might try that next time.

I went to the gym today for the first time since thursday…opps! That’s okay, I worked everything today pretty good so I’ll be prepared to get my butt kicked at power yoga tomorrow night. I had my new favorite post work-out snack:

Hempy Mango Crunch (minus the crunch today!)

I will be out-of-town for the next few days but I will be sure to post when I return! 🙂 I’ll be on the other side of the state near Lake Michigan so expect lots of beautiful photos and new food reviews when I get back!

Fail.

20 Aug

Happy Friday Everyone!

 

 I hope you had a great week, mine was pretty good. I am so sore from Pi-Yo last night, that stuff is pretty intense! I had a lot of fun in the class though because there was only one other student besides me. I love those type of classes. I’m thinking for my birthday (the 31st) I am going to ask for yoga, power yoga, pi-yo, body flow and tai chi DVDs. I am beginning to find a great interest in different yoga classes. Do you yoga? What’s your favorite type of class?

I am sad to announce that I have failed the $21 Challenge. I had three days to eat under $3 after today, it’s not going to happen. On the other hand, I am glad to announce that the new $21 challenge will start this Sunday.  I will still try to attempt to not spend over $21 a week on groceries. Yes, this means everything in my pantry is fair game! Other than last night, I honestly have not spent any money on food besides going out Monday. This week I am planning on making a lot of soups and other home-cooked meals in large quantities. I think why I failed this week was because I did not plan out my meals like I should have. I think if I plan out 4 big dishes to make next week it will be a lot easier. Also, the key to a healthy vegan diet is to plan meals a week ahead of time! Some ideas I have:

  • Corn chowder
  • Veggie soup
  • Miso (on a budget)
  • “Tuna” or “egg” salad sandwiches
  • Hummus (maybe not, I’m a little burned out on this one…)
  • Sushi (already have most of the stuff)
  • Oatmeal
  • Anything with PB

I really need to spice up my diet. I feel like the last couple weeks I have been eating the same veggies over and over. Boring! This would be a good time of year to start drinking my daily greens again. I feel so wonderful when I drink green juice, I just can’t have it for one meal by itself because then I feel sick. Green juice is bursting with all kinds of vitamins your body needs and most likely, doesn’t get enough of. I wonder if green juice could go on a $21 budget…

My favorite green juice:

  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/3 cup parsley
  • 2 big handfuls of spinach
  • 2 ribs celery
  • 1 cucumber
  • 2 apples
  • tiny chuck of ginger, about the size of a penny

I use a juicer because I do not have a strong enough blender to make green smoothies. Why do nice blenders all have to be over $400? It’s a blender. I really need to invest in one though. Any suggestions???

Anyway, that’s my plan. You’ll have to excuse my random posts I tend to have from time to time. 🙂

I’m off to make some sort of soup, you’ll have to stay tuned to find out what’s cookin’ tonight!