I am so sorry to all of my tremendous followers. I have been no where to be seen on here on Journey for Jessi lately. For those of you following my Instagram, you know I haven’t been completely missing in action. You have seen so many tidbits lately that I owe it to you all (and myself) to fill in the pieces. Continue reading
I admit it. I was sick last week. Despite ALL of my precautions and sanitary behavior the week before, like my uptake in vitamin C for example. I guess it is difficult to fight a college community teeming with infection. It did not turn out to be the flu, thank goodness, although Wednesday (at my worst) had me worried. I am feeling way better now, though still runny nose, my lethargy and head congestion are fading. So how did I beat this week? Here are my tips to take care of myself while staying on a fitness program.
Last weekend was a blast! I went down to Winter Park for the weekend to go skiing–a typical pass time for the Colorado student I have discovered. It was a nice break to exert some energy on the snowy mountains and be at one with nature and away from the crowded gym and college campus. I love any type of vacation that involves a physical activity paired with it like skiing, surfing, hiking, biking, etc. Although I did have a “cheat” weekend, I always made sure to keep everything in balance too.
I LOVE tea. I have it at least 1-2 times a day. There are so many kinds and amazing flavors to try. When I discovered Buddha Teas, my tea-loving heart rejoiced! Because there are so many types and brands of teas available, I like to make my tea time special. Buddha Tea does just that for me!
I cannot tell you how nice of a Sunday I had–okay well maybe I can. It was a beautiful day! Sunny skies, melting snow, warm temperatures…sigh. It is glorious. For breakfast, I had half a grapefruit sprinkled with stevia and cantaloupe with ¼ cup cashews (not pictured). I always pair my fruit with a nut or fat of some sort to prevent drastic blood sugar spikes.
Let me just apologize for being a bad blogger lately. My October has been filled with all sorts of (vegan) food, festivities, fall, and lots of studying. I know it is no excuse because blogging does not take that long, especially if I just pop a few recipes online (I have so many to post from Vegan Month). For now, I will do a recap/summary of my October, then I will begin posting recipes again. I wish I had more workouts to post lately, but unfortunately, I have to admit I have fallen behind on my health and fitness since the summer. I do not see this as a failure, though, just another opportunity to overcome a challenge. Continue reading
I absolutely love summer and everything about it, right down to the +100° and humid Texas weather. Summer just makes me crave healthy and fresh foods like infused water (above: cucumber, ginger & lime), raw produce, and salads. Can you say light and fit foods? Yummy! I am such a visual eater, and that aids in “eating the rainbow” to reap all the health benefits from a variety of fruits and veggies. Continue reading