I’m sitting on my bed thinking about what I’m going to eat for dinner. So far I’ve placed two pieces of Alaskan wild caught salmon on my kitchen counter to thaw out, and I have some leftover basil pesto marinade I made for my zoodles( zucchini noodles). As much as I love the taste of the sauce, I despise cleaning the food processor. I thought, what vegetable I could eat with the salmon?? It’s funny how I like to make sure I have veggies with every single meal. If you remember here, I avoided vegetables as much as I could as a child, now I love them. Brussels sprouts are my favorite vegetable. Within the last year, I started looking at more plant-based sources of protein!
Happy Tuesday my loves. I’m sitting in bed cross-legged with a mug of red raspberry tea.
In the middle of summer? Oh, yes.
I drink tea every single day. I haven’t always been this way. There was a point in my teenage years where I became a coffee drinker and I don’t know why. I didn’t grow up with a Starbucks nor did I stop anywhere to pick one up on the way to school, I don’t even know who bought the coffee canister because we are a family of tea drinkers. This means I made a conscious decision to make my own coffee.
I don’t remember when I fell back in love with tea, but I have graduated from pre-packaged boxes to buying copious amount of loose leaf tea; that’s what a tea drinker does.
So I finally did the trendy thing and watched the documentary all the vegans are raving about, here is my What The Health review.
To all the vegans, I come in peace.
I know I’m the most interesting person you know, I figure you’re feigning for my thoughts. Because we’re Internet friends, I just want to us to be transparent with each other. I know you’ve been wondering, and maybe you weren’t quite sure how to ask. I don’t show this aspect of my life much, but… here it is. I’m not vegan.
Growing up my mom was a stickler for making sure I finished everything off of my plate before doing anything. I used to hate coming home after school because like any normal kid, I hated vegetables. But your girl got smart. I signed up for any and every possible afternoon activity so I could stay on after school. I took knitting for Heaven’s sake! This meant my lunch would consist of Simba chips (a South African potato chip brand), a sandwich and Fanta orange. Would my mother really send me to school with spinach? Of course not!
So let’s get a little serious and then we can chuckle later. I have patella tendonitis and a possible torn meniscus. I’ve been dealing this for almost a year and a half. At one point I couldn’t even straighten out my leg. Walking with a limp was devastating. I have my own theory on what happened, but that’s for another day. I had to let go of running, tennis, and yoga.
It’s been heartbreaking not to do sprints because I love them and my body responds well to it. I used to wish I loved jogging but I believe in getting from A to B as quick as possible! If you need another reason to be convinced why sprinting is kickass when you’re trying to tone up, look at the body of a sprinter and someone who runs long distance. They’re very different despite them training hard AF. It’s a preference. I’m not saying I let this get to my head, but this one time at band camp at the grocery store this lady came up to me and asked if I ran track. It was a complete mood booster.