I love food! That’s been true about me since day 1 according to my mom. I’ve always had a pretty big appetite and I can throw down! I love pizza, Mexican food, fried chicken, and cheeseburgers so going vegan never really appealed to me until one day I decided to give it a try for a few months just to test it out.
I didn’t go all the way cold turkey but I did go vegetarian first as I eased my way into the diet.
Going vegan changed my life I became more and more creative with my food and it opened up a new world for me. I quickly discovered so many delicious alternatives to meat and dairy. I incorporated Avocado in more and more dishes. I discovered my favorite go-to delicious quick lunch consisting of a grilled onion bun with a spicy black bean patty sliced avocado mayo and sweet potato fries which I would choose over a cold cut turkey sandwich any day. Not only did I discover delicious recipes and expand my veggie intake I also looked better my skin was smoother, eyes brighter, I became much more fit and my energy level was really good!
I’d still eat meat on special occasions like Christmas and Thanksgiving but other than that I wasn’t missing meat, not with the benefits that came with being vegan!
Little by little I gradually went back to being vegetarian due to my love for cheese and pizza. I noticed I still felt healthier than when I ate a lot of meat but I didn’t feel or look as healthy as when I went vegan. I gradually started eating meat again occasionally but I’d always miss the way I felt and ate as a vegan.
Now I’ve decided to go back to being vegan and do it for real this time! What also helps is I live in Austin Texas where there’s literally vegan alternatives and vegan restaurants everywhere! I will post some on my next blog.
I’m so excited to explore my vegan options and start cooking and baking vegan again while getting more healthy and fit in the process! This time I’m sticking to it!
one day at a time!
As we approach the new year, I can’t wait to spend 2018 with my furbaby Bella.
I got Bella a couple months ago in October spontaneously, and as soon as I saw her I knew she was the pup for me!
It all started one typical day at work when suddenly I was locked out of the system and after spending a decent amount of time in Technical Support no one could figure out why I was unable to access the system I needed in order to work. My boss allowed me to just chill out for the rest of my shift and browse the internet or relax for a bit. During that time I came across an ad for a chihuahua puppy that needed to be rehomed. Although the picture was hard to see of her I decided to contact the owner by email.
The owner told me she had just sold her brother and there were 30 people who had shown interest in her ahead of me. She was able to set up a 7pm meeting with me after work only if her 5:30 appointment canceled or changed their mind.
After I got off work I prayed that if the 5:30 appointment canceled then that would be a sign she was for me.
As I’m driving down that way I got a call from the Lady telling me the 5:30 appointment canceled! I met up with her and saw Bella and instantly she had my heart! I bought her then and there and it’s been an adventure ever since!
Bella is special she’s very unique and not your typical chihuahua, she’s very entertaining and sweet but feisty at times. Right now she is 4 months and a handful literally and figuratively! She picks and chooses who she likes and it’s so fun to see the different ways she interacts with different people.
I’m so glad I got her when I did and I will definitely have plenty more to write about her!
I hope you all have a fantastic fabulous NewYear 2018 make it a good one!!!
How many of you have always wanted to learn a new language? Start your own business? Invent something? Learn an instrument? Speaking for myself, at one point or another I’ve desired all of the above. However, the biggest obstacle I’ve faced I’m sure many of you can agree with is consistency.
Something I’ve come to realize is, it takes more than raw talent and ability to accomplish your dreams and desires, it takes FOCUS and self-discipline.
Someone once said when you try to take on too many new things at once usually none of them get done. What I learned from that is it’s important to perfect at least one or two things and build upon those giving yourself new challenges step by step.
I’ve decided to start setting aside 10 minutes each day dedicated to learning something new, which in my case would be learning Spanish. Once I develop the self-discipline to regularly practice for 10 minutes a day, I will begin to add another 10 minutes and add another goal to dedicate another 10 minutes to and so forth.
Although it sounds easy, it’s amazing how we can so easily get ourselves wrapped up in our everyday routines or spend hours on social media or watching television and later wonder where the time went. The next thing you know days and weeks months and years go by and procrastination can often times prevent us from achieving our goals.
I encourage you to join me in setting aside at least 10 minutes a day towards something you’ve always wanted to achieve. I’m sure you will be amazed by the significant changes that can be made from the small changes you make with your time as it accumulates each day.
Lastly, and most importantly, I live by the concept that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me and if I truly believe that, and confidently know who I am and whose I am then I know I have everything I need to transform myself into the person HE has called me to be.
So let’s get to it! Join me in setting aside 10 minutes a day towards your dreams and watch as your once ideas become realities!