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I needed a little siesta.  I went through (and actually still going through) some major life changes.  Sigh.  But life trudges on and so must the blog, right?  Unfortunately, I don’t really have any exciting food pictures to post right now.  However, I have been eating some delicious food.  I have gone to this restaurant that has African-Indian fusion food, and it is fantastic!  They are absolutely vegan friendly and the servers are all fantastic.  In addition to this, I have probably eaten my weight in Chipotle veggie burritos.  I had no idea how much i missed those :).  I haven’t been cooking a lot because I am, hmm, “in between homes.”  Haha.  I’m not homeless by any means, but I am crashing with a friend until things get figured out in my own home department.  Its time like these when you weed your friends out into those that really care about you and those that just want to hang out.  Not that either group is bad, but you can easily determine who you want getting your back :). 

I am also training for my first half marathon and it has been going surprisingly well.  I am going to definitely rethink my calorie intake though.  Today I did my long run for the week and I was about to eat my arm off afterward.  I carb/protein loaded at lunch with a hummus sandwich on Arnold’s thin rounds and a vegan burger with watermelon and a tomato.  After my six miles, I was ravenous and had to head to a part of town that has a Whole Foods.  *Love*  I can only wish to one day be able to shop there for all of my groceries.  For now, I can only handle splurges :).  But I decided to grab a vegan chocolate chip cookie with macadamia nuts and coconut.  I inhaled it!  I also got two bars because the bar selection in “normal” grocery stores is not so great.  I determined since my mileage is going to increase each week, I need to have something on hand to get me through without losing an arm. 

Since it was my long run day, I decided to forgo any of my heavy lifting.  Instead I focused on my core and stretching.  I must say that pigeon is probably my favorite yoga pose.  My legs feel so good and it really gets my hip flexors which are typically tight.  I did get in some pull ups though.  I am at 3/4 of my body weight and able to do at least two sets of 5.  The heavy lifting is definitely making a difference.  Tomorrow I will make friends with my old pal the stepmill and depending on how my legs feel, it will be a toss up between upper body or lower body training. 

What have I missed?

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About OneVeganFoodie

Let's see. I am a certified personal trainer (CPT), group exercise instructor, nutritional counselor, and wellness counselor. My training background focuses mainly on getting overweight populations into shape, but I have worked with people wanting to gain strength/healthy weight and agility. I worked with the Army and the Marines for several years before settling into a civilian lifestyle. I'm still adjusting and I really miss it. I also enjoy coaching non-runners through their first running event. I post my workouts on here but remember that you need to seek medical advice prior to starting a new exercise regimine. I also love food. I've been vegetarian for 10 years and 4 of the last years I have been completely vegan. I love food and I love to cook. I follow a strict diet that I do not recommend for everyone, but I really enjoy as it keeps me healthy and helps me to know what is going into my body.
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