Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Kick-Start fitness & a smoothie

I am not a fan of the gym. Last August I signed a contract with the country club (yea it costed a fortune) to force myself to go to gym and take part in their classes. What a fail. I went maybe ten times in those six months it is embarrassing really. But truthfully I am not that person- I hate being inside, I hate the machines, I hate how boring it is and I hate how not natural it is.
Fast forward to April. I decided I needed to make a change. I don't want to be a lazy couch potato I want to move- mostly I want to want to move. So I hired a personal trainer and started working out with her at the park near my house. BEST THING I EVER DID FOR MYSELF!
Three times a week I meet Tali at the park and she pushes me more than I would have ever pushed myself.
Finally I began enjoying working out (it's possible!)
After a month of working out with Tali I realized I love movement and took it to the next step...
I joined a hula hoop dance class.
Before the class I was so nervous because I was always the fat kid who couldn't do sport so I never successfully hula hooped before. Tali told me that when I go to the class not to look at anyone else and just to have fun with it. Best advice ever. Within the first five minutes I was able to figure out the movement and keep the hoop at my waist! If only Mrs Robinson (my gym teacher) could see me now! By the end of the one hour class I was able to even do a trick! I can spin the hoop from my waist to above my head and continue spinning it over my head... I am spending the week practicing this trick but it is so cool- I am really excited about it.
This month I lost 8 pounds.

With my new fitness hobbies life got busier... So my morning smoothie is my energy kick-starter!
I am a student with a seriously small freezer so instead of storing ice cubes in my freezer I store ripe fruit so I can quickly just pop in the fruit to the blender and get a yummy smoothie!

My favorite smoothie
1 banana
6 pecans
1 or 2 dates
a bit of water

A lot of stores give nice discounts for really ripe fruit... buy in bulk then store it in the freezer for your morning smoothies!!!! (I got a 35% discount on like 20 organic bananas and ended up paying like $3... And three packs of organic strawberries for $5)
Keep it healthy

Saturday, April 7, 2012

I'm Back!

What better reason to stop blogging about raw veganhood than a year of falling in deep moving in with my raw vegan hottie!
Right now he is squeezing us some fresh organic grapefruit juices, yum!

What a year- it has been my last year of college and possibly my last in Israel (next year I am studying in Italy! After that who knows where I will be...)

The Struggle:
Vegan for me is easy because I have been vegan forever but raw vegan is one tough cookie. As people we tend to get stuck doing what comes easy so most of my meals this year have been the plain old faithful salad or a plate of fruit. The struggle with staying raw bit me in the ass this year. Feeding a raw vegan guy got way expensive. He seriously eats a lot! So I did a [stupid] shortcut and started cooking him grains to fill him up so he wouldn't eat all the food in the fridge. So instead of having to go food shopping daily we went 2-3 times a week. Let's just say Eve fed Adam the apple and she was punished by gaining weight (it is hard to refuse my own cooking).

I read some pretty good advice last week- it said if there is something you want to do and need motivation tell a bunch of people you will do it so you will be forced to complete it out of sheer embarrassment of not completing it. So now here I am ready to re-health my meals. And blog my way to health.

Some resolutions I have:
1. Fix my thinning hair
2. Lose thirty pounds
3. Eat healthy and wisely
4. Exercise more
5. Live for me

Keep it healthy!