Monday, February 27, 2012

Hippie loaf and Color Run

Today was a very...shall I experience day. I made mashed potatoes with no-meat loaf. I will admit it wasn't horrible...but it wasn't great either. I don't love the Earth Balance butter and everyone knows butter makes the mashed potatoes! And as far as the no-meat loaf goes, I think it would have been 100 times better if I would have sauteed the veggies before I put it all together. That being said I would love to share the recipe...regardless of how much I liked it...simply because I think that it could definitely be made into something delicious, it just needs some tweaking!

So here it is!

I got it from the Happy Herbivore website and there is a ton of veggie goodness exuberating from this site.

On a different note...
I started training for my 5k today! My ultimate goal is to be able to run a marathon...but baby steps ya know? So I am starting out with training for a 5k then over the next few years I want to work my way ALL the way up to a marathon. The one I plan on running is May 26 in Denver. Its the Color Run 5k! Ohmygod it looks like so much fun. They pelt you with paint, what could be better?!

It is in quite a few cities so if you are a runner...or a walker...or a anything-er you should totally check it out. It is going to be a blast!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Vegan Challenge!

Alright all of my avid and loyal readers (who are currently non-existent but I will one day have you, bwahaha!) I have just started my VEGAN CHALLENGE! I am currently 143 and 5'8. By the end of this challenge I plan on being aboooouuuttt....130-ish. I started a workout routine a few weeks ago and I'm really getting into the swing of it now so I think I can totally pull it off.

So for this vegan thing. I can honestly say I am really excited about it. I have only been doing it since Wednesday but I love it so far. I'm not going to go into details about the reason behind my decision (aka...FREAKING ANIMAL CRUELTY!) but just know it's a damn good one.

Just know that this is going to be a hell of an adventure! The food just tastes so...real. I completely cut out processed food from my diet and am really taking this on by storm! This coming up Wednesday I am even going to check out Michael Pollan lecture up in Denver. So so so stoked about that by the way. Even though he doesn't preach veganism he is still a forced to be reckoned with in the food world. Its funny though...he isn't a nutritionist or anything..just a curious journalist who is trying to make a difference in the way we eat. Which is something I will definitely do one day.

So for the food, I was thinking of keeping track of it on here a bit. Like a sort of food diary or something. Giving my recipes, and sharing the ones I find that are just far too amazing to keep to myself. Sounds like a sweet deal right?

Well since it is the beginning of my challenge, and the beginning of a change in my life, I decided I would come out of my shell and post a picture if me pre-body. A nudy pick! Ahhh no, just kidding, ya perve ;]. So I can show people my progress! Enjoy the nudity!!