Hey everyone!!! How is it going? I hope you’re having a great start to a well, cold and yucky Monday (at least here in Virginia). The weather has been C-R-A-Z-Y lately and yeah, like 80 degrees one day and 30 the next!! Huh?! In fact the weather has been SO crazy that I can’t even keep up (and I’m a runner!!! Hehe!!)! I have two different sets of clothes ready to go at all times (one set, shorts and a tank top and the other set, long pants with a sweatshirt) in case the weather decides to completely flip flop right in the middle of the day!! Man, oh man, what weather!!
But anyways, moving right along…
I’m guessing you all know about my weekend, well, my C-R-A-Z-Y Saturday to be more specific! Yesterday was pretty tame in comparison, which HEY, I’m not complaining about, especially after Saturday’s mishap! Yesterday, I ran 4 easy miles (still recovering from my half marathon from a week ago) and did some yoga! It felt so good to energize, tone, and to sweat baby, also to stretch and relax at the very end of Bryan Kest’s class (thanks to www.poweryoga.com, I can do his classes at home) and you all know how much I LOOOOVE Bryan Kest!!
In fact, I get to meet Bryan Kest THURSDAY at his power yoga workshop in DC!!!
O-M-G!!!! Can you believe it?! It’s about time, right?!
5 LESSONS BRYAN KEST HAS TAUGHT ME:
1] NEVER COMPARE YOURSELF TO OTHERS!
2] BE WHERE YOU’RE AT AND BE HAPPY WITH IT!
3] BREATHE THROUGH THE HECTIC PARTS OF LIFE!
4] LISTEN TO YOUR BODY AND RESPOND ACCORDINGLY!
5] LOVE CONQUERS ALL!
I’ll talk more about Bryan Kest later in the week, but FOR NOW…
I want to share with you some really great vegetarian protein packed sources that I discovered yesterday while Google searching uh, “really great vegetarian protein packed sources”… hehe, I don’t leave much for the imagination now do I?
AND I also found a really awesome vegetarian website (www.nomeatathlete.com) while Google searching, well, you know… “really great vegetarian protein…blah, blah, blah”
BUT first and foremost, let me tell you WHY I’m doing this!
Due to my little scare from Saturday, my “I do not eat enough protein scare” (which to be honest, I was aware of beforehand), I decided to recreate my vegetarian diet plan.
Now, I’ve been a vegetarian for quite a few years and have to say (with a pat on the back) that I’ve done a pretty good job of eating a genuinely organic, nutritious diet with lots of veggies and wholesome foods, but there’s always room for improvement, right?!
I was very lucky to grow up with a health conscious mother that taught me how to eat “organically nutritious” (although not “magically delicious” like Lucky Charms), also how to stand by my decisions (of what I ate) and to not feel guilty for eating brownies, cookies, etc.
We all need brownie days, cupcake days, cookie days, and much more!!!
I made a list of great protein sources for vegetarians and I also physically sat down and typed out my weekly meal plan! I feel Grrrrreat!!!!
Ugh, what’s with all of my lame sugary cereal jokes today?
VEGETARIAN PROTEIN SOURCES:
1] Green peas/chickpeas
3] Nuts/Nut butters
4] Lentil beans/black beans
6] Tofu/veggie burgers/tempeh
9] Chia/sesame/poppy/sunflower seeds
10] Non diary milk
11] Protein powder/Cocoa powder
12] Low carb flat breads
13] Dried apricots
14] Greek yogurt
WHOA, WHAT A LIST TO CHOOSE FROM!!!!
This week, I’ll also share some of my favorite recipes!!! Can’t wait another day?!
Visit www.nomeatathlete.com for some great inspiration!!
WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE PROTEIN PACKED MEALS?!
Have a fabulous day everyone!!!!