Thursday, August 27, 2009

Epic Fail August

That's right, August has been an epic fail. Well at least in terms of blogging and exercise. Why you ask? Because I'm crazy and somewhat nomadic which tends to not lend to compliance with schedules. Although I thoroughly enjoyed August it was not productive in terms of tangible measures. Here is a quick recap of why I have been absent from my blog (I have still been reclaiming the resistance, FTP!)

A good friend from college recently had her first baby so I road tripped out there to help take care of the little guy while her husband was away on business. The trip was a major success as I was introduced to these heavenly cookies, which was my first step toward veganism. That's right August has been my introduction to veganism. Which brings me to the second week of August.

Like I said I'm crazy and I have crazy friends who are vegan. In no way was I pressured into converting my eating habits to be sans animal. It was more friendly exchanges about concerns of what was going into my body. There were pros and cons of this new lifestyle and most of the cons were my own fault due to lack of planning and preparation. Since I am somewhat active my major concern with eating vegan is becoming anemic as well as not consuming enough calories. I don't want to be a vegan that lives on french fries. The week ended with me being anemic, which was quickly cured through the use of a multi-vitamin. And surprisingly it really wasn't that difficult to go without. Anyone having any delicious recipes I can add to my repertoire to ensure proper nutrition while I continue to destroy my body to achieve physical domination?

I took a complete 180 on my culinary adventure as I headed into the deep south to visit a friend. Good times were had by all and successfully avoided contracting the swine flu ( I wanted my friend to get me a shirt that said "I went to Mississippi and all I got was the swine flu", but apparently they are not in production). It definitely wasn't a vegan week, but honestly I didn't really eat much anyways so it all works out.

But I think I am back on the vegan bandwagon....well actually vegetarian bandwagon. I have decided to slowly eliminate and adapt my recipes to be vegan so that I don't feel completely overwhelmed. Right now I am meatless and eggless ( I still have my own, but I am not eating other creatures eggs). I am going to continue to hang on to some yogurt and cottage cheese until I can ensure I am consuming enough protein.

Also an epic fail for august.....working out. Seriously I just suck at working out when I am not at home which is horrible since I travel at least twice a month. Luckily my friend is on a fitness kick and I'll admit I am really competitive so that will probably help me choice going on a run rather than laying on the couch watching re-runs of Bones. Another source of motivation is to try and relive my glory days and compete in a match in December. That's all fine and dandy except I am fairly certain I don't actually fit in to my equipment from my glory days. So there is going to be some serious running going on in the month of September in the blazing heat with a little southern humidity for added fun. However, if I some how am able to win said event in December it might get me one step closer to an all expense paid european it is a win win situation.

So now that we are back on track I will try to be more diligent in posting regulary. Especially since work is in full swing and I am sure I will have a lot of funny stories to share with the bloggin world.

Love, peace, and oreo cookie cookies,