Tag Archives: healthy-living

You are what you think you are

15 May

I will become a fast runner, because I run. I am a runner because I run.

One important way to act when running is to think about how your feet are strike PAL System, for posture, arm action, and leg action. These are the three main areas of emphasis in running. I do know that after a run I get hungry, this salad totally hit the spot the other day. Crisp, cool and refreshing.

Runners Salad

Dark greens
Carrots
Peppers
Tomatos
Persian Cucumbers
Mango slices
Dressing Awesome Sauce

Mango
Orange
Lime
Ripe Avocado
Basil
Cilantro
Garlic clove

Crush, mash and chop all these lovely ingredients together, Toss the Salad in the mix. Add your favs. to spice things up!

 

 

 

 

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Rawfully Me

1 May

I woke up this morning and decided that I am going to be  Raw Vegan. It was as easy as that, I am laughing right now because it was so easy for me. I did my research and found some strange stuff but, in the end I came across a healthy looking, glowing, young women talking about wonderful ways to eat fully raw.

Her info is below:
Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram of Rawfully Organic (http://www.rawfullyorganic.com) and of FullyRaw (http://www.fullyraw.com) teaches you how to Eat 100% FullyRaw! She showcases example meals of a low fat raw vegan diet, and she explains what it looks like to consume a diet that is geared towards 80/10/10 coined by Dr. Douglas Graham.

I am so excited about this change in my lifestyle! I already searched up my co-op food market and to make my shopping trips super easy, my local farmers market is down the street from me! I plan on being prepared with my meals so I don’t crash. I will  have blog posts here on what I learned that day and what I am making. It is very important to have support and goals planned out so here it goes. What a wonderful birthday gift I can give my body! May 1st is tomorrow and I will be 27 years young on the 20th. I will form a vegan lifestyle for 30 days and see if I want to follow with it. Only time can tell and I am ready for this journey I am about to embark on.

At this point I am going to be in a major transition stage. I am already feeling more energy, and my body is not having strange cravings for meat yet. Lets see what I say in about 7 days from now….

The body is wise and will always eliminate toxins in a way that requires the least effort while doing itself the least harm. Detox symptoms that can occur range from tiredness, runny nose, digestive challenges and skin conditions to retracing phenomena, weight loss, drops in blood pressure and other signs that the body is making a healthy adjustment. Each person is unique; therefore, the duration of significant detoxification will vary, based upon health, vitality and environment and the degree of commitment to a healthy lifestyle.

Rawfully yours,
Lynn

 

Things to look out for when running…Journal 2

7 Apr

Besides watching out for super fast cars, people, dogs, and potholes; there are certain things I make sure I think about and look out for before and even when I am running.

1. I make sure I am stretching. I suggest doing both dynamic and static. It takes time to warm up your body, especially one that has been sleeping for 8+ hours.

2. Toe nails trimmed, gross I know but something to think about. On the topic the other day I was running with a hole in my sock and it was bugging the heck out of me, so word to the wise… always wear strong socks. Try Lululemon Women’s Ultimate Padded Run Sock. They are on my wish list after my debacle with my crappy sockies and toes popping out as I run…not fun.
( My toe nails could be the culprit to the holes, now that I think about it…)

3. Hair band breakage or hair falling out! Make sure you grab an hair band or two, put em on your wrist for that moment  when it snap and flies across the track. For fly away hairs grab a hat or thick headband.

4.Make sure you go potty before you leave. I have not had this predicament yet and I am sure it will happen sooner or later. I am sure it is really an adventure asking a store staff member or a random stranger to use their bathroom, dripping with sweat and  trying to catch your breath, nice. =)

5.Bugs! Omg I was running the other day and little bugs were everywhere! I must have swallowed millions, you really can’t avoid these suckers, it could be possible protein but regardless they come is swarms and they see you coming and gather. The only possible solution is run faster!  Then after your run only thing you can do is check your teeth  in the mirror for black dots. Ewwww.

Over all watch yourself become the running diva you want to be.

Happy feet and many miles =)  Cheerio