Side plank pose: Quepos, Costa Rica⠀
The World Is My Yoga Mat = Yoga by Karen + Photography by Ben⠀
🌞 Karen: Side plank in paradise! I feel like this scene is SO Costa Rica. I think of jungles, inviting water and yoga retreats :-) Ben and I wandered this national park outside the town of Quepos all day. (Note: If you ever stop in Quepos, get OUT of Quepose because there's nothing there. A 10-minute cab ride will take you to the national park.)⠀
📷 Ben: I originally planned to underexpose this image so that Karen would appear as an all black silhouette along with the shape of the leaves above her. I was happy that I also shot a version that was brighter since I preferred showing the detail in the darker areas of the scene. In camera, I adjusted the exposure until the camera indicated that the entire sky would be white, knowing that a raw file contains more shadow and highlight detail than the in-camera JPEG preview displays. That allowed me to retain detail in both the sky and dark areas after adjusting the image.⠀
Since I just ate an entire package of bacon as my breakfast I feel obligated to make another healthy option post. Clearly this week's theme is water. Water plus fresh passion fruit = a nom nom drink with only a minimal amount of natural sugar from the fresh fruit #healthyeating#healthyfood#wellness#fitness#diet#nutrition#health
I don't do diets. Diet is Die with a T on the end and the minute I consider myself on any form of diet I'm like yolo and just eat whatever I want...I know what kind of self sabotage foolishness is that.
Anyway I love food to the point I dream about the stuff. My sweet tooth is legendary however the illnesses associated with them are not.
Going vegan overnight easiest thing ever. Kicking a sugar addiction feck me near impossible. Brought skittles and oreos yesterday for lil treats....where are they now...? Somewhere in my intestines 😒
Having fruit around prepared and ready to go are my saving grace. When I work and have to concentrate I have to constantly be nibbling on something so just have a bowl/jar ready to go wherever I am. I've realised I've no control with unhealthy snacks so just won't have them around me anymore. Of course I'll indulge but in a more controlled manner.
If you're like me seriously try it. It really helps and you really start feeling the benefits immediately. I'm not the biggest fan of raspberries so blitzed some hempseeds (not hearts) as more calcium etc in the nutribullet, with @oatlyab milk and a tiny bit of date syrup. Using a plastic reusable straw to drink it and get it over with.
Also got a massive bottle of water. Not preaching to you but if you can swap out some of the crap for more goodness your body will thank you for it.
Peace, luv and vegan grub ✌💚🌿