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
I hope everyone had a GREAT Fourth of July! I know I had an amazing and patriotic day! I absolutely adore holidays, and I get very wrapped up into the festivities. Everything I did yesterday had an element of red, white, and blue to it, like my Strawberry, Banana, and Blueberry Fruit Bowl! Yummy!
The summer heat can seriously dehydrate you, especially in Houston, Texas. Sure the air may be fully quenched at 99.9% humidity, but that does not mean your body is. I have never had the problem of disliking the “taste” of water as some people do. If you ever see me, I always have my water by my side. It can be plain, with lemon, or a creative infusion of sorts. Infusing water has been the latest trend it seems, and I have happily hopped on board. For my birthday, I was gifted a water bottle with an infusion chamber that I have been having much fun with. I really get creative with the natural flavor pairings I come up with. (See my Raspberry Lemon Water here.) Continue reading
Despite the fact that summer usually means sleeping in late for most college students, I cannot bear the notion. Why waste the most beautiful part of the day? The promise of a fresh start every morning with the whole day ahead of you. I think my body knows this and that is why I cannot sleep in past 9 am–and that is still pretty late for me. I average around 7:30 am unless I set an alarm to go for a run. In Houston, the day heats up pretty quickly, and if I have not hit the pavement before the sun makes its appearance, I am in trouble. Continue reading