New Challenge to Improve Your Health!

Each day I’d like to incorporate more fresh fruits and vegetables into one or more meals that I prepare each day.  My goal is to increase my energy level, make better food choices and improve my overall diet.  I plan to include some new recipes that I will share with you throughout the challenge.  I hope that you enjoy joining me on this journey and have fun making some great choices to improve your overall health.

Make a list of some of your favorite fruits or vegetables and pick them up at your local grocery store.  Try to plan a trip to a local farmer’s market to pick up a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables.

Here are a few pics of my recent visit to a local farmer’s market.  I kept passing by this market week after week and never stopped.  I really enjoyed my trip and wanted to share some of the fresh fruits and veggies that I spotted.

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I love to juice kale for a great green juice.

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I have a great sweet potato pie smoothie recipe that will make you think that you’ve just taken a bite of a fresh baked sweet potato pie.

I found some of the best tasting Fuji apples (not pictured) that I had ever tasted.  You could never find apples like these in the grocery store.  They were just pulled off of the tree and were exquisite.

As you shop it’s always fun to pick one fruit or vegetable that you’ve never tried before.

I hope you take on this challenge.  Next ideas will be posted soon.

Peace and Love Pink Running Kicks.

(Habakkuk 2:2) Then the Lord said to me, “Write the vision and make it plain” ……

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I’m Back and Happy to Blog!

Happy summer everyone!  I’ve been gone for entirely too long.  Just working and as I mentioned on a recent Facebook post I’ve been blessed to acquire my first home.  What a blessing!  I just want to take a few moments to update you on my fitness and health journey.  I’m no longer vegan! I tip my hat to those who can embrace that lifestyle, but I just couldn’t go without the dairy.  In fact, I’m eating too much ice cream this summer.

I did start incorporating seafood into my diet.  This is on and off for the most part.  I’m now trudging up the 30 minutes a day of exercise mountain.  And it is steep!  I just started back at the gym.  Can’t we find every excuse to not exercise?  Well, I pray that God gives me sustainability.  Can everyone just say commitment? LOL

Well, I will be blogging more, so I will be back.  If anyone has any topics that they would like me to discuss I will definitely research it and give my thoughts.

Peace and Love xoxoxox Pink Running Kicks

Pink Running Kicks Vegan Journey Post #1

Well, I’ve finally decided to follow a vegan diet and I’m super excited to journal my new journey.  I started this journey on April 1, 2015 and I’ve since started making new recipes.  Here are a few of my meals.

Nicecream = fruit and ice blended to a creamy “ice-cream”like consistency.  Here I blended strawberries, bananas, vanilla powder and coconut nectar (sweetener).  I love to add flax seeds, chia seeds and extra fruit.

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Vegan Tacos are a special treat.  I either fill them with vegan crumbles, black beans, brown rice or mushrooms.

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There are so many products available to help any one beginning a vegan diet.  I enjoy searching Facebook, Instagram and other social media to find recipes and others on this journey.

My transition was fairly easy since I was a vegetarian for 2 1/2 years.  Get ready for new posts on this new lifestyle adventure.

Peace and Love,

Pink Running Kicks

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