Hope you all had an amazing Friday!! Do you ever have those days when you’re just grateful for everything? No matter what’s wrong, what goals I have to achieve or plans ahead of me, I can always come back to the present moment and be grateful for all that I have. Sometimes I get overwhelmed with happiness when I really think about it. Take a minute and count your blessings 😘😘
I got this silicone tea diffuser which doesn’t work well for already made teas. It is really good for whole herbs so I’ve been making chai with dried ginger, cardamom pods, cloves and green tea and that’s very yummy. Then there’s a picture of Wallace staring at me when I left for work 😢 and finally Paco, who likes to emerge from his pond when I play records 🎶🐢.
23g of protein🌱
1 veggie burger - 5g
2 sprouted slices - 8g
2 med potatoes - 8g
1/2 cup spinach - 2.5g
About 700 cal.
My lazy delicious "junk food" is so good. Yes more veggie burgers and potatoes because why not😄👌
Blake is ready for a potato.
There are so many benefits to strengthening your tva ( transverse abdominal muscle). This is your inner most core muscle and acts almost like a corset in terms of keeping your waist pulled in and tight. It is also used for any twisting movements, bracing for bigger compound movements or most ab work in general. It's important to be able to engage it properly to ensure that your core is actually doing the work in ab exercises , so that you're not just going through the motions and using momentum. A weak tva can be the cause of many problems such as lower back pain and that lower stomach "pooch".
This has been the hardest thing for me to work on since having carter , I've lost a lot of strength and control of my core and because it's hard/not enjoyable at all for me I tend to avoid it. So I'm taking my own advice and making it a focus! .
These are table top vacuums and are so effective for really connecting with your tva. You can do them at home any time of the day. I like to add these in at either the start or end of my workout, or as a superset to other movements. Start in table top pose on all fours and actively ensure that your lower , upper back and neck stay neutral. Breathe out and as you do so pull or suck in your stomach/belly button against your spine and hold for as long as you can. You should feel a deep burn. Repeat 5 x for 4 sets.
Oh Coffee! I can’t quite recall our first encounter, but our love affair has been long and epic! What’s that saying ... all good things must come to an end? Well, Coffee ... I’m officially breaking up with you. You know I’ve been distant lately, so this should come as no surprise. I think it’s for the best. So, let’s make it a clean break; no hard feelings, right. 💔💔💔
Okay, so many of you know that I gave up my full caffeine cup of morning joe for matcha while on my raw challenge. It was such a success, it stuck. Another success ... I significantly reduce my consumption of decaf coffee throughout the day. Well, as of today, I’m eliminating it completely! 🚫🚫🚫
Frankly, I’m primarily motivated to cut it out because I’m a “add” a heaping pour of plant based creamer to that cup kinda girl; oh the fat! But, I’ve also done my research about the common processing methods that gets those beautiful beans “decaffeinated” and I’m pretty much horrified. So, I’m saying bye bye! Please keep your fingers crossed for me that the weaning is easy and I’m successful! 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻
Messy hotel room selfie 🤳🏻(details below). We’re in TX visiting family and going to see the homecoming musical (CATS!) at our Alma Mater tonight (my bro in law’s directorial debut)! Keepin’ it simple & fresh 🌬feels so nice to be back down South❤️
Wearing @noto_botanics multi-benne tint from my September @petitvour on the lips, @gressaskin Lumiere in Elise on the cheeks for a dewy look, @eyeofhoruscosmetics brow fibre extend on the brows & Shiba Mystical palette on the eyes (from the @logicalharmony Vegan Pack), and @lilylolousacanada Natural Vegan Mascara. As always, my @dimensionnails shade “Raspberry Cordial” nail polish on my fingers 💅🏻
This post is important to me; when I first saw these pictures my instincts were to delete them straight away as I saw nothing but that FAT roll on my back! I thought I looked hideous. 😫 But as I looked around the beach I realised everyone around me had flaws, some similar to mine, some different. And I didn't look at anyone else and think they should cover up or that they should change themselves. So why should I? I realised it's not reality; this idea of a perfect body, with no fat in sight, no stretch marks, but with perfect hair and a flawless face. Reality is the people you see in REAL LIFE and NOT on social media. They are just images, images where people have good lighting, angles, posture. Even edited and retouched. I'm not shaming these people either because I myself have posed in ways I deem to look the most attractive.. my point is not to let images on social media control how you view your self worth. Like I have many a time. Not feeling pretty or skinny enough is enough to knock a girls confidence. But really how stupid is that? Without sounding overly cliche, focus on real life & your dreams. Be the nicest person you can be. Because most of the people you envy on social media don't even look like that themselves. I'm not body confident at all, and I'm sure most of us girls aren't. And isn't that a shame? When no one really judges or criticises you but yourself. ✨💞 #bodyconfidence#bodyshaming#selflove#loveyourself#vegan#plantbased#veganlifestyle#whatveganseat#whatveganslooklike#love#peace#happy#bikinibody#vegangirl#bodygoals#bodytransformation#selflovequotes#deepthoughts
💀Vegan Dia De Los Muertos💀
🌹A Celebration of Life🌹
brought to you by:
Vegan food, vegan beer, arts/crafts, face painting, pet adoptions, and more. Celebratory alter if you would like to bring photos and offerings of passed family, friends or pets.
MENU AS FOLLOWS:
💀🌹 @CosmicBrewery: all vegan beer, a special vegan black IPA will be released this day
💀🌹 @YourVeganFriend: tamales, esquites, pan dulce, pan de muerto, gansitos, guajolotas
💀🌹@TheVeganTaqueria: enchiladas w/beans and rice, tacos de tripas carnitas, birria, and pozole
💀🌹 @VeganaCasera: nachos, burritos and tostadas de tinga
💀🌹 @Vegatinos: flan, enchiladas de Guatemala, salpicón, ceviche
💀🌹PlantBasedCompanion - vegan tees
💀🌹DaughterOfPhorceys - facepainting
💀🌹UnhealthyVegan - vegan tees
💀🌹MercadoElKatrina - arts and crafts
💀🌹Adoptable animals TBD
20316 Gramercy Pl
Torrance, CA 90501
Are kids allowed? Yes. In tasting room and warehouse. Not allowed in taproom. ・・・
Are pets allowed? Cosmic is always very dog friendly. However this will be a large event and also not to stress the adoptees and take from their attention. ・・・
Please be respectful of brewery patrons not attending this event, only take a table to eat if you will purchase beverages and don't forget to tip your bartenders. They spend alot of time cleaning up after the event is over.