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GMV: Hardest step

So this is the second entry in my Girl meets vegan (and in later Girl meets vegan lifestyle meaning that I have successfully become vegan) This entry is a little on the worrisome side and the unsureness of my decision.

Coffee.

And

Dairy. (less of a concern / problem as compared to coffee hence why this blog will mostly address my coffee problems)

These two things have been in my life for years.

I grew up as a little girl occasionally getting tea and then steady at the age of 14/15 I would have a cup a day, then my late teens 17- 22 I would have more than cup  a day sometimes  a pot a day- I did included 22 there because I only started changing my habits in March and  I turned 22 in February so that is accounted for.  And going back to my 17 years I would have a pot a day – I didn’t like soda and coffee was relatively a cheap beverage, so it was and still is an addiction.

I plan on quitting coffee, maybe cold turkey, maybe substitute it with something else.

One thing is for sure I am ADDICTED to caffeine, the kind of massive head ache, and even sometimes vomiting if I don’t consume a cup of caffeine a day. Mind you as long as I have a cup a day of tea or coffee I’m good as gold.

I don’t want to be addicted to this. Maybe if coffee was a super food it would bother me, but it is not a super food and has been labeled as bad for you. Sometimes I won’t even consume other beverages like water or juice it was/is just coffee. Thirsty have a cup of coffee, preworkout beverage is coffee. (~~Mind you these are true and real examples of my self between 17 and 22, But I have started since Jan 2014 to cut down on coffee consumption and first thing in the am have a good big ol’ gulp of water, sometimes 1/4 a glass sometimes a cup of water~~)

So to conclude, I want to quit coffee and limit my milk intake or replace these two intakes with better healthier options that I’m not addicted to.

What are you addicted too ?

Peace

Girl meets Vegan; A diary series.

This little series covers my transitioning from everyday american / Canadian foodie to raw vegan. On this quest of a life style change I will enter through the easier vegitarian way.

“Raw veganism is a diet that combines the concepts of veganism and raw foodism. It excludes all food and products of animal origin, as well as food cooked at a temperature above 48 °C.” according to wikipidea

This is what I’m working towards, This is the first post in my journey. I started this journey March 1st.  As you’re reading this you are probably thinking wait that’s a month ago or so …

I wasn’t comfortable with posting this to my news feed right away. Only people I know personally know about my lifestyle changes.

So readers I ask you of two things,  Support and positive vibes.

Are you partaking in a “lifestyle” change ?

Peace.

 

 

working out in bed.

No, I’m not talking about sexy time haha, bet you wished eh ?

Yea it’s pretty simple, sometimes during Tv commercials or loafing I will do these:

-sit ups / crunches with my hands behind my head

-Bicycle sit ups: same concept as a sit up but I leave my knees not bent but at 90 degree angle and as I pull one leg to my chest I stretch/push the other out all the while flexing my abs (having a solid core). Basically like I’m  peddling a bike.

~I  REALLY feel that last one on my abs.

-Leg lifts I lay flat on the bed with my hands either flat by my sides or just tucked under my butt and lift my legs 6 inches off of the bed and hold for as long as I can.  I always try to aim for a minute.

-Triceps dips using the edge of the couch or bed.

Sometimes when I’m watching youtube videos I will do:

-Push ups
-Donkey butt kicks

-planks

-Squats

~Whatever it is I’m always moving while watching some Tv or videos

-Active rest-

So yea these are somethings I do to ensure I’m always doing something semi productive even when I’m just being lazy. 

Peace

Oh so meaty.

Well I’ve been exploring and researching the vegetarian/vegan lifestyle.

And I am in the thinking stage/ proactive stage.

I’ve been limiting meats and eating limitless veggies and fruits.

But as I have said I’m still researching and thinking.

The changes I’ve made now ?

~Include more veggies and fruits in my diet

~ Stop eating red meat ( I still consume chicken and eggs.)

UH ~Green juices and smoothies

~ Kale, everyday :).

So until next time maybe I can update you all in a week or so with a new accomplishment 🙂

How are you being healthier ?

Peace 🙂

TGIF

Well,

I’m not sure really what to talk about.

I’ve been watching a bunch of videos on a vegan lifestyles, more specifically “high carb, low fat”

Also known as the Rawtill4, or the fruitarian diet (which is 75% fruit and the rest is veggies and some starches)

I’m really interested in it.

The reason behind this is because I like to eat – i love to eat. And this diet lets me eat a bunch of healthy calories.

But I have yet to make the change, I have been tho including more fruits and veggies in my diet.

A few things I’m going to have trouble quitting : COFFEE, cereal, meat- red meat- filet mignon.

But. I want to be healthy, I want to live a long and healthy life.

So give up 3 things I love for  more longevity ?

For a better health ?

Well clearly it’s a yes.

I’m just not sure how to go about it.

 

Anyways whenever I feel more sure about my choices I’ll update y’all.

Have you ever made lifestyle changes that have lasted, if so how ?

 

Peace.