Nothing wrong with being summertime fine, but when it comes to really sticking and committing to your fitness goals it has be deeper than a cute beach selfie. We have to be in it for the long term gains. Not to mention, the summer is coming to an end and the holidays are coming with all their calorie filled glory and gatherings. What are we going to do, to stay motivated once we move the beach wear to the back of the drawer? Are we doomed until cuffing season ends and spring has sprung again?! I say NO!
Just saying NO, won’t be enough, will it? Nope, it will take some shifting of our perspective and motivation to stay summertime fine all year long. Each day is a new chance for us to decide what our fitness goals are and how we can be better than we’ve ever been before. We all have different drivers, those things that motivate us to push harder, get up earlier, run faster and train harder. It’s up to us to keep those carrots in front of us, like the horse in all those tales. You and I have to find a way to stay committed to stay on the road to our own greatness, health, vitality and overall well being.
What if you fall off the wagon? What if you ate too much of all the wrong foods? So what?! Failure is apart of success. The game ain’t over and we’re not done. As long as you get up the next day and find your way back to the gym, back on the mat, you’re good! It’s not about never failing or falling, it is about keeping it moving in the direction you want no matter what. Know your why? Know your values? Then, set your sail towards that beautiful paradise marked X on your map. Sometimes, you have to recalculate the route, but as long as you wake up er’ day putting that same address in your internal GPS that’s what counts.
In this video, I’m sharing some of the ways I stay committed to my own fitness journey. #healthiswealth
Sharing is caring sooooo….Comment below or on the video. Let me know how you stay committed to your workout routine!
I call this an “attempt” because it’s just that, lol! My first time trying to do this vlogging thing. Here’s what I missed an establishing shot, a mic to fight off the wind which one of my YT subbies loving stated, “the wind wouldn’t let us be great”. Yeah that, all of that along with not having my phone camera sideways doing cryo so it would fit the video frame.
Nonetheless, I wanted to be fearless and shameless and share this video with you despite all of that. My vlog game will definitely get better, at this point the only way to go is up. Anywho, I know you’ll love my trainer Jay Johnson his energy, is addictive. His passion for temporary punishment to get you to your goals is contagious. Watch, critique it, laugh at it, and please share it with a friend or a few. If you haven’t already subscribed please do I’d love to kick it with you via video too…smoochies!
Seriously, this is a great green smoothie to start your day! It’s jam packed with major nutrients, enzymes and alkalizing minerals to make you look and feel like a Vibrant Thang’! This smoothie recipe will boost your energy, immunity, and digestion for the day. We’ve got a bit of spinach, which is a great plant-based source of calcium, fiber and omega-3. Kale is fortified with iron, antioxidants, vitamins A, K, C and potassium. Even romaine lettuce, that’s also rich in Vitamin A, folate and magnesium. Two medium sized apples to give us a bit of sweetness to mask the bitterness of the green veggies. Now, if you’re just starting to step into the green smoothie game, add agave or a couple of Medjool dates to sweeten this recipe.
Add ice, if you like nice cold smoothies! I threw in a couple tablespoons of chia seeds to get in even more omega 3.
Load up your blender and blend baby, blend! Having a smoothie at the start of our day, sets the tone for your metabolism throughout the whole day. Blending your favorite dark leafy greens and fruits together allows you to maximum your nutrient intake. Because the food, is raw, blended and not chewed it gives our bodies a chance to really get all the amazing benefits. The vitamins of the fruits and veggies are quickly and easily absorbed by the body then they shoot through our bloodstream. The results are, instant! Over time, committing to this daily life hack will be major. Eating right is great, and even better when we can pull all the nutrients out of the foods we consume. #reallywinning
Find out more about the super science behind what green smoothies can do for you at NutritionFacts.org.
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Seitan is a wheat gluten mock meat. It has about 18 grams of protein per every 3 ounces. The texture is really meat-like. The box in the photos comes in little chunks, but you can also get it in slices. I love stir frying it, adding some bell peppers and spice. Oh, if you’re curious, check out my Seitan Wrap Recipe Video.
Mushrooms, are a perfect meat substitute. They have that chewy and filling feel we associate with meat. Usually, I’ll add this to pasta dishes saute them along with a creamy sauce or marinara. I’ve been to a couple of vegan and vegetarian spots that will have a mushroom burger or fry oyster mushrooms like chicken. It just works so well!
Tofu, has been my go-to meat subby since before I was vegan, when I just dipped and dapped in a meatless dish or two. Half a cup of tofu contains around 10 grams of protein. It doesn’t really have a taste or flavor on it’s own. That makes it the perfect blank canvas for a spice master. It absorbs the flavor of whatever you dress it up with! You can fry it, saute it, or bake it. Try marinating it overnight in your favorite spice or sauce mixture. Then, after a few hours go for it!
Here are a few other vegan friendly meat substitutes…
OMG! One of the hardest things I had to walk away from when I became a vegan was cheese. I loved dairy cheese. Living in Texas, and giving up nachos was no easy feat. Recently, I stumbled across some pretty delicious vegan friendly “cheese” recipes. Sharing is caring, so I’m sharing this easy, but so delish vegan queso recipe with you. All you need is a blender to make it happen, captain!
Before blending soak your cashews in one cup of water for at least an hour. I usually soak mine overnight in the fridge, but an hour will be sufficient too. The soaking step simply ensures the cashews blend up smoothly in the queso. Blend, it up until it’s all smooth. Then, getting to dipping! Having an epic party with friends? Then, just double up on your ingredients to serve a few more people guilt-free vegan queso.
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