Friday, January 25, 2013

My Vegan Journey - Week One Update

Happy Friday, All.

I hope this post finds you well and in the best of spirits! Since I'm traveling this weekend, I thought I would provide a quick recap of my first week as a vegan.
The week kicked off with a WebEx meeting with Coach Lasse, and the vegan journeyers - Donna, Ayesha, and Charlie. The information provided was quite helpful, and serves as a great base for the next 90 days. On Thursday, I had my individual Skype meeting with Lasse. It was here where the 'digging' and goal setting began. 

My food selection was pretty simple: fruits, veggies. hummus, salads, and (lots of) water. Although I spent time researching recipes that I'd like to make, I did not want to prepare any vegan meals until next week. This week was about getting my body accustomed to not having meat.

My energy level: High

Mood: Enthusiastic

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Dumbo Double Dare

January 22, 2013. I've had this date marked on my calendar for weeks. It's the day that registration opens for the Disneyland Half-Marathon.

I decided last year that I would complete the Disney Coast to Coast Challenge after registering for the Disney Princess Half last year. The Coast to Coast Challenge is simple. Runners who run a half-marathon or marathon at Walt Disney World and Disneyland and have an official time for each of the events will receive a third medal.  Two races...three medals? Sign me up!

Monday, January 21, 2013

"Vegucation with Lasse"

Yes, it's true.

Today, I am embarking on a new journey and I'm sure it's going to be quite the experience. I've contemplated vegetarianism for sometime, but never committed to the idea. I'm from the South. Fried chicken, bacon, chitterlings, and catfish were all apart of my upbringing. The thought of not eating those food items really struck an emotional chord with me. Seriously, it did. 

Last year, my goal was to be a more active, healthier person. I exercised, ran, took swim lessons, flexed at Bikram Yoga and burpeed my arse off at Crossfit. It was alot of fun, and I pushed my body beyond the limit.  Too bad my eating habits were a hot ass mess. If I took more control of my eating, my progress would be much better.

"I worked out today, so I can eat this. I ran {insert number here} miles today, so this brunch is well deserved." Yeah, this was my thought process. SMH. Bad Lizzie. I needed (and strongly desired) a change, and Facebook provided the open door to a new opportunity.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

10 days and counting

Tuesday, January 15, 2013


November 2012     -       January 2013

Sunday, January 13, 2013

What a Weekend!

An engagement party and a surprise brunch was the plan for this weekend.

I enjoyed every minute of it.

The Happy Couple


 BGR! Sisters + Sunday brunch = Best.Afternoon.Ever

Congratulations Donnia

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Headed into Central Market...

Ran into Mr. Freddie Jackson. Great way to end the day!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Yeah, this just happened...

Doing my usual a.m. Facebook browse, and saw this:

Details and backstory coming soon. :)

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Photo Courtesy of  "An Uneducated Palate