Friday, January 24, 2014

Whoa, it's been a while...

Hi there!

Wow, it's been a looonnnnggg time since I last posted! Last year was a really difficult one for our family and I needed to focus on being a strong support and unfortunately I let the blog go as a result.

The good news is that I am back! I was toying with the idea of giving the blog up completely, but I've set some new goals for myself for 2014 and I've dedicated 2014 to living in the moment and finding joy with every new day. Fortunately for Vegvacious and all my wonderful peeps, this is one creative outlet that I've been missing like cah-razy and I couldn't imagine completely removing myself from the blogging world.

I'm in the midst of making some layout changes, deciding what I want to post about (um, some DIY projects are in your future my friends!) and changing my focus a wee bit to living my life to the absolute fullest and not just with respect to food and fitness.

I'm planning my official launch to be the week of February 2, 2014, so please check back.

In the meantime, if you're just dying for a tidbit of information as to what I'm up to, click the Winter Shape Up 2014 button on the right side of the screen and join in. I'm planning to follow along over the next 4 weeks and will be checking in here, on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter!

Love you guys,


Monday, July 22, 2013

Week 1 - The Plans

Hiya! So I am well into week 1 of my 15 Week Transformation and so far things are good.
I did my first official weigh-in early Saturday morning before my first cup o' joe and then it was full steam ahead.
I've never been a person to track calories, nutrition stats, etc. but I have decided to use My Fitness Pal to track what I'm eating. I want to reduce the amount of calories I'm eating in a day and more importantly what I find really helps when tracking my eats is seeing the reality of how many calories I consume in a day - sometimes that number can be kinda shocking!!! I love  that My Fitness Pal offers a phone app because I use it constantly! It's great for meal planning and for deterring me from picking up a great big slice of pizza for lunch!!

My goals this week are pretty simple:

(1) Drink 48oz/day of water;
(2) Workout 4 -5 days with one of those days including some strength training;
(3) Add some yoga into my mornings to help relax and prepare me for the stressful workday;
(4) Eat well everyday!!

I've stocked my fridge with tons of healthy options, so here's some of the eats I'll be enjoying this week:

*eggs & egg whites
*lots of fresh produce - right now raspberries, cherries, cukes, zucchini, peaches, plums & green beans are in season - I stopped at a local orchard yesterday and loaded up!!!
*brown rice
* salads - one salad a day is the goal --- check out my Salad A Day Pinterest board
*Greek yogourt - I totally {swoon} over coconut
*protein shakes - I have Vega and Body by Vi right now and lots of frozen berries & mangoes to use
*veggie sausages


M - undecided between zumba and a circuit I've been wanting to do
T - spin
W - yoga
T - zumba
F - rest
S - run day (at the beach!!!!)

*Somewhere in there I also need to fit in some strength training*

So that's my week in a nutshell. At the end of the week, I'll let you know how I did!

Do you have any plans or goals in the works right now?

Have a great day!!


Amen to that!!!