vegan venture

Happy October!  Fall is upon us.  The leaves are changing, the air is changing…and so is my diet.  What?  That is right.  I am challenging myself this month–all 31 days to go vegan!  What is veganism? What brought this on?  I will answer all of these questions soon I promise!  If you feel like joining this journey with me, comment on this post and follow along and we can support each other! Continue reading

alpaca for sale

alpaca for sale--journey for jessiAs a busy engineering student, most times I find it difficult to get out for some “me” time.  I am really trying hard this school year at making my health, both physical and mental health, a top priority.  Why?  Because being healthy makes me happy and when I feel happy, I feel like my life is more put together, and when I feel like my life is put together, I find that I am more inclined to study more effectively.  So, this is how my “me” time this weekend went thus far… Continue reading

trader joe’s

trader joe's--Journey for JessiOne weekend ago I visited Trader Joe’s for the fist time ever.  I have always heard glorious stories about it and how it is deemed “the poor man’s Whole Foods.”  Well, I love Whole Foods (obsessed really) and I am a poor college student… so I thought I would go check it out while I was home in Houston for the summer! Continue reading

nuts for nut butter

Justin's Almond Butter---Journey for JessiOh, one of my weaknesses!  Nuts, or in this case specifically—nut butter. Jessi and I had this in common; we both went nuts for nut butter!  I remember she used to keep a jar of peanut butter in her cabinet and eat a spoonful as a treat.  I know we are all guilty of this.  I mean who hasn’t eaten a jar of peanut butter without it ever touching anything but a spoon?  I know my family is guilty as charged.  Even my sister’s dog had his own jar of peanut butter for a while, that is, until he was denounced as overweight by the vet… Continue reading

farmer’s market morning

Me at the Farmer's MarketYesterday, I did one of my favorite things: I ventured to the  local Farmer’s Market!  Like I said before, I love going grocery shopping, and a farmer’s market is just like outdoor grocery shoppin—full of fresh and local treasures!  Back in Fort Collins, I went to the Farmer’s Market every Saturday to stock up on my fresh fruits and veggies for the week until they moved indoors for the winter.  During the winter, they periodically held indoor markets that I scribbled down on my calendar so I would not miss the few that they had! Continue reading

kick-start circuit series: rotation two

day two rotation of circuit seriesHello all!  It is day two of my Circuit Series!  (If you missed day one, find it here!)  I completed the second rotation this morning in under nine minutes and burnt about 40 calories (keep in mind that every body is different and this is just an estimate based off of how I performed*).

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