Recent news in animal cruelty

What a sad day for the truth. Front of NYT Sunday reads “Taping of Farm Cruelty is Becoming the Crime.” I went vegan for my health and very quickly realized what a huge step this is for how I view animals by choosing to love and respect them instead of scarf them down. There are…

Vegan Beauty: Mini LUSH Haul

One thing I’m excited to do with this online space is talk about vegan/natural products, something that I try to stick to where I can as a vegan. It is definitely a process and requires research because sometimes vegan and natural items are overpriced and out of reach to the masses, including myself. But depending…

Results on Tone It Up 5 Day Slim Down and next steps

I wrote a long post about this and logged into my account the next day and it was gone! WORDPRESS YOU ARE LETTING ME DOWN! This sucks so much and it’s not the first time 😦 I want to blog and talk about cool things and life and happiness and fitness but this system is…

Tone It Up 5 Day Slim Down and Jumpstarting My Fitness!

A week ago I decided that when I get back from my trip to Arizona (which was amazing!) I will start the Tone It Up 5 Day Slim Down (5DSD) and get focused on getting fit now that I’m finished with physical therapy. The irony is that the trip and the beautiful warm weather (and…

Confessions of a fitness fanatic

Today I did something that I hope will set into motion something great in my life, reaching my ultimate fitness goals. I took some “before” pictures of myself in one of my swim suits to motivate myself for this summer. Last summer I was more than eager to wear this suit, I had lost nearly…

Crafting and Making Wishes

I found this awesome idea on Pinterest to decorate a jar and fill it with all the good things that happened throughout the year since it has really just begun (but already passing by so quickly!). I love crafting and art and one of my goals is to get back into it since it’s a…

Butternut Squash Curry

My coworker made a pumpkin curry for our office’s holiday party. I love it so much, needed that recipe, and finally she got the chance to give it to me. We were busy joking around and I ended up with just and ingredients list and a few directions since I told her “it’s all good,…

Superbowl 7 layer dip, stay fit while watching TV

The Super Bowl happened… just informing those of you who live under a rock. AND THE RAVENS WON! I grew up and live in Maryland so it’s exciting that a nearby team was victorious and got crowned the “world champion” (except I thought it was a NATIONAL football league so it seems overzealous to use…

Dinner at Rasika

My friend Sierra and her mother invited me out to dinner. It was so sweet of her mother to treat us and to finally get to meet and chat with her mom since I’d heard so much about her already. We went to Rasika, it is an upscale Indian restaurant in the West End of…

Vegan Diner Breakfast

Today’s weather advisory meant I had to go into work late in order to wait for the ice on the roads to melt. Walking to the bus stop even after waiting was NOT fun and really scary! I hate winter 😦    But the extra time meant I could make a nice big diner style…

Raw ChocoCashew Milkshake and Knee Problems

Oh boy! I’m glad I had an awesome workout in this unintentionally matchy outfit because I enjoyed indulging in this awesome chocolate cashew “milkshake.” I currently have runners knee so working out is not the same for me right now. I can’t go as intensely as I used to and right now there’s no running,…

Current Favorites

Sharing some of my favorite things from this past week, food and otherwise. After a terrible start to my Saturday morning, I had a fun Whole Foods/Trader Joe’s day with my friend Hayden cheering me up! Has anyone ever had the orzo with arugula and tomatoes in WF prepared foods? So yummy! My fave purchases…