memorial day weekend recap

Hi lovelies!

i’m getting ready to head to bed soon so i’m bright-eyed and bushy-tailed for an early flight tomorrow morning. i wanted to catch up because lots of fun things have happened these past few days. i hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  friday was my birthday! what a great way to kick off a weekend.  Hubby P surprised me with an amazing gift and told me we could spend the night any way i wanted to – and you know what sounded terrific to me? ordering in, with a glass of wine and watching movies on the couch. it was perfection! i also celebrated another fun milestone – my one month vegan-versary! i officially made it one entire month sans cheese, dairy and eggs. it wasn’t always the easiest, but i definitely feel it was worth the work. i felt healthy, energetic and completely satisfied food-wise.  i had a good time experimenting in the kitchen with new dishes, i’m now a cous cous connoisseur, and enjoyed learning about new foods and ways to enhance my diet. after the one month vegan diet and a raging stomach flu i was officially down 10lbs. 

when i first started this diet, i wasn’t sure if i’d keep the lifestyle but it was always a goal of mine to transition to a vegan lifestyle at some point. i did have a slice of pizza a few days after my vegan-versary to see how my body would react. i felt alright, but definitely realize that i really enjoy my new lifestyle and will probably adopt a 98% vegan diet from now on.  which should be interesting on this upcoming trip!  i always feel like traveling can sometimes pose challenges when you’re trying to maintain your daily activities.  but i’m going in as prepared as possible.  i’ve checked for vegan food and options at all the places we’ll be, i packed my running sneakers and tossed in some yoga togs.  i even tried to look up the fitness classes at the hotel, but had trouble viewing it, so i’ll just see if i can pick up a schedule when i get there.

i’m out like sauerkraut –

♥  peace out loves ♥


totally turbo(kick)


i was supposed to go for a training run with a friend this morning. she’s currently training for her first 5k and has enlisted my help in getting her there!  its really awesome for me because i know how crucial my hubby is to my race training because he pushes my ass past what i think i’m capable of and now i get to pass that motivation -and butt kicking- onto someone else. however, i was sick over the weekend (read: hit by a mack truck) and when my friend needed to reschedule our training run for this morning i was a little thankful.

i decided to pull out an oldy but a goody workout – TurboKick!  since i was pretty much laid up in bed for most of the past couple of days, i wanted to see how it felt to get back into a good, sweaty workout. and i haven’t spent time with my beloved TurboKick in quite some time. oh TK, how i’ve missed you.

burning up 9 calories a minute!

ok, not the best pic, but in my defense it was taken during the hot second that i took a water break. way to multi-task!

total calories burned for 50 min TK workout

not too shabby for a comeback workout. usually i kill about 450+ cals doing a TurboKick but my body needed to take it down a notch.
Post-workout i was desperately craving some fuel in the form of a delish breakfast. since i went food shopping saturday, i was able to create an awesome tofu scramble.

tofu scramble with meunster cheese, avocado and salsa

i’m going to try to squeeze in some more rest because i have two classes to teach tonight. 
♥ peace out loves! ♥

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