Me, 2008: ugh, i would totally go vegan if i knew how to cook.
me, 2018: my entire vegan dinner came from the freezer/microwave.
but.. i also learned how to cook.
korean bbq tofu from @sprouts + edamame from @traderjoes.
In an effort to eat my veggies, and to not spend 7 thousand dollars on heavy foods at the whole foods hot bar, i filled this with fresh kale, shredded zucchini and cabbage, before piling some breakfast potatoes and tofu scramble on top.
so, uh.. did i.. does that mean.. did i make a.... breakfast salad? 🤔
This move is great in case you’re ever going to be on jeopardy and need to smash that buzzer with the quickness. 🙇♀️ #nerdworkout .
i start insanity in three days and part of me is stressing about how to best prepare, but i have to keep reminding myself that you can start from anywhere. i was less prepared when i started my first round of max 30 and i finished stronger than i’ve ever been in my life. i just gotta keep showing up, and see where it takes me. 💪🏼 #startatthebeginning#duh
if you get me at a good angle
and you're okay
in the right sort of light
and we don't look
like pages from a magazine
but that's all right
oh baby, that's all right #anidifranco .
i’ve been a little nervous lately posting workout clips - my body has changed during school and illness and stress. it shakes more when i jump, my balance is a little off, i have to try harder to get the moves right. i see my body doing things we’re conditioned to believe women’s bodies are not supposed to do, things we should be embarrassed about. but whenever i think, “i can’t post this, people might judge,” i have to stop myself and ask - would i ever tell another woman to cover up, or stop moving that way, because of what her body looks like? definitely not, i would cheer her on. when i do see confident women of all sizes doing what they want and wearing what they want, am i one billion percent stoked for them? abso-fucking-lutely. especially in the fitness community, where it is so rare to see more than one specific body type represented. when i first started doing home workouts last year, i thought it would be helpful to follow other fitness accounts for inspiration - but i had to unfollow most of them because i didn’t see myself, my values, or my goals in them. it just put unnecessary pressure on me to be thin. that is not what your fitness story has to be about.
if you’re interested in starting a fitness or nutrition plan that encourages you to be cool with your body just how it is, or if you want to become a coach on my team - let’s talk. i am digging deep this summer, and i want to work with you!
i’m looking back at pictures from bruce’s last grooming session.. trying to convince myself i can do his next haircut at home. ✂️ his new groomer is great, but we’re at that point in the financial aid/student loan period where everything has to be budgeted. 😬
i actually used to do a lot of his grooming myself and enjoyed doing it, but then i gave him one bad haircut where he came out looking like alf and got scared to do it again. 😳 then we lived with a dog groomer for a while, so i haven’t had to! maybe it’s time to give it another try..
any other diy dog groomers out there?
Icymi there are great vegan options at @freebirdsworldburrito! their veg protein is seasoned tempeh with summer squash & bell peppers. staff was super nice, and even asked if i was vegan or vegetarian so they knew which ingredients to offer. that never happens! 🌟🌯🥗
In an appropriate end to this very strange day i just ran up a client’s front steps and had to stop myself before literally running into not one, but two, skunks on their front porch. for a second i thought the cats were somehow out - i’m taking care of two black and white cats. this is a literal pepe le pew episode waiting to happen.
ps: i am pretty sure i interrupted these skunks mid-genetic recombination, and may that be the last nerdy thing i say for the next 3 months.*
* it won’t be