Oct 31, 2019

Thoughtful Thursday

     For those who celebrate it, Happy Halloween. It's been a minute since I posted anything (October 8th to be exact). A lot had happened between then and now. I applied for an extension to finish my certified personal training certification.  I also have to finish those two project I need to be "fluffed" for my finally class so I'm done with my Masters. There should be enough time for me to finish all of that now. As of last Wednesday, October 23rd,2019 I no longer have a job.

I'm not going to go into the whole thing online but I have been feeling like I needed to leave there for a while. I think with any job, you have positive & negative aspects. I feel as though since I wouldn't make the move on my own, God did it for me. For myself, my ultimate goal was to eventually work for myself using all my degrees. Beginning this week (the end of last week I just hungout trying to figure out my next move), I have been trying to get organize & all that jazz. 

With it being the last day of the month & the first post I've made in a while, I decided quotes about new beginnings would be fitting. Here are some of my favorite quotes that I found:






In the next few weeks, I will be able to write more since there is time to now. Writing has always been a calming, peaceful activity for me. One positive is that I've back to journaling & exercising regularly again. Another pro that came out of the getting "let go" situation is that I feel so free & more relaxed. I'm not running around or as if I have the weight of the world on my shoulders anymore.

I can honestly say that this is the happiest I've felt in a long time. Yes, I'm still am running late sometimes to places. I know that there is a reason for everything that happened & I'm super excited to see what is to come next.

Peace & Blessings all!!! Have a fantastic Halloween & be safe out there.

Oct 8, 2019

Fitness Tuesday: Advantages of going meatless

Tuesday is here meaning that it's Fitness Tuesday. Today, I'm going to piggy back off of what I posted yesterday about going meatless. People have their reasons for being vegetarians or vegans. Some do it for religious or health reason while others do it because of the way it makes them feel or it's the "in thing" at the moment. Regardless the reason, there are good benefits for cutting back on meat.

Here are a few benefits of cutting back on meat even if for one day a week:

-Aid in normal bowel function

-Add variety in nutrients to ones diet

-Lowers risk of high blood pressure & diabetes

-Adds different textures & color to meal

-Saves money

-Reduces risk of heart disease & stroke

These are a few articles that I found helpful in researching about the meatless/vegetarian topic:

Building a Healthy Vegetarian Meal Myths and Facts

And if you are wanting to still eat meat & fish this article from healthline is a good place to see which ones are the best to eat. Also, if you are more of a podcast person Dr. Michael Greger, the author of the Not How Die books & cookbook has a podcast called Nutritional Facts that is super informative. Maybe on Wednesday, I'll share a few (meaning three or four) of my favorite nutritional podcast.

If anyone has suggestions on how to wan yourself of eating meat daily, I would love to hear them.

Until next time: Peace & blessings all & have a fantastic Tuesday!!!

Oct 7, 2019

Meatless Monday

Is any glad that it is starting to feel like Fall at least if it's only for a day or two?? I guess rain & a cold front will do that to sometimes. With the change of seasons I usually try to change my eating as well. I've decided (along with one of my co-worker's) to do a one day detox. The main thing about the detox is that I'm not eating any meat.

According to the Mayo Clinic, the average adult should have 5 1/2 oz of proteins a day in their date. In terms of meat this means it should be no more than 3oz. Most people only focus on meat as protein sources. Good protein substitutes include seeds, beans, legumes, tofu, peas, soy products, & unsalted nuts.

Starting today on Mondays, I'm going to start posting meatless recipes that I find along with some that I make. Some of them are going to be easier to make than others but, it's all in the name of better health. Here are a meatless recipes I found on Cooking Light:

Tomorrow, I'm going to share a few of the health benefits of cutting out meat even if it's one day a week. Also, I'm going to give some options/suggests on the types of meat that is best to eat health-wise.

Peace & Blessings all & have a great start to your week!!!