It takes a lot of effort, time and sometimes money to motivate myself to exercise, eat clean, go to work, step out of my comfort zone, etc. I just watched an incredible movie on Netflix, entitled “Running the Sahara”. This movie captured the many facets of pushing past one’s limits, braving extreme elements, and enduring pain and overcoming fears. I was brought to tears at many times in the movie as I thought about how I would handle similar situations in my life. This documentary is a must see!
My day has been pretty peaceful. I got up this morning in a baking mood. I whipped up a new recipe from one of my current favorite cookbooks.
Whole Wheat Baking Powder Biscuits and Fresh Juice:
Fro-Yo always makes Saturday a good day.
I love toppings on everything.
What are your favorite toppings?
-potatoes (butter, sour cream, chives)
-chilli (cheese, onions, tomatoes)
-Fro Yo (cookies, granola, almonds, mini chocolate chips)
I feel myself building stamina and endurance as I train for my next 5K race. I had a conversation with a friend of mine on beginning a walking/running program. She told me that she visited her nutritionist and found out that interval training was the best for losing body fat quickly. Tonight’s run involved intervals of walking and running. I walked at a speed of 3.4 for 1 minute and I ran at a speed of 4.5 for 1 minute. My next run will be even longer. I’m ready for the challenge.
A coworker and I were talking about adding cycling to our fitness routine. I think that may be my next purchase. I will have to research the best bike to buy of course. I guess I’ll ride the bike in my neighborhood because I don’t want to attach a bike rack to my car. Well, this post will be short and sweet. Goodnight all!
I decided to get out of the house today and take a drive to Highland Park (East LA) to try out some vegan tacos. The family owned business, Plant Food For People (PFFP), has created an awesome Vegan “carnita” taco made from jack fruit. Each taco can be ordered with 2 toppings. I chose tomatillo salsa and nela cole slaw on one and Chipotle mayo and pico de gallo on the other. Superb! The texture and taste of the jack fruit is identical to meat. I’m definitely going back. They also made homemade pinto beans! The price is excellent $2.00 per taco. What a deal!
Im up this morning looking at recipes in the “Fork Over Knives” book. I watched the movie on Netflix this morn and I’m convinced that the vegetarian lifestyle is a right move for me. I selected the Cinnamon and Raisin Rolled Oats Recipe. I adapted it a little because I’m so used to the way Mom made oatmeal when I was a lil girl.
Cinnamon, Raisin and Apple Rolled Oats
l l/2 cups of water
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 organic apple peeled, cored and diced
1/4 cup golden raisins
dash of salt
dash of cinnamon
Boil all ingredients in a pot and stir occasionally for about 10 mins.
Pour into a bowl and top with 1/2 tbs of Vegan butter, 1 tbs Splenda Brown Sugar
Im ready to head in for the night. I had a great run and looking forward to my next one on Friday the 13th bwhahahahahah! The new iPhone app “Get Running” really helped me out today. It’s a lot of fun.