Guess where and an update!

I’m going tomorrow!!!

 

C L E M S O N!

I’m just a little excited. NBD. My dad hasn’t seen campus yet, so he and I are driving down EARLAY EARLAY tomorrow morning and coming back Friday night [I’m gonna be in the car fo-evaa]

Like, I’ve even planned a nice run around campus (: I mean, it’s gonna need to happen at like the crack o dawn so I don’t die of heat exhaustion, but that’s not the point! [Sup exaggeration.] I seriously couldn’t be more excited… it’s gotta be a good sign of the year to come, right?!

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Ok, now to the serious stuff… [sorta]

When I started this blog, I was a pretty committed vegan, and had been for a few months previous. But, we’re always learning, and sometimes we learn that something isn’t perfect for our lifestyle.

For me, veganism wasn’t exactly what I wanted. And that’s fine! That’s life! Truthfully, I missed Greek yogurt, I missed fish – but I certainly don’t miss chicken/pork/beef, so that still won’t be on here.

Now, that doesn’t mean I’ll be eating dairy and eggs and fish all day erry day. I found a lot through veganism that I absolutely love – like not counting calories, eating what my body wants, and salads the size of my head. [PS, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for all the comments on the intuitive eating post – it was absolutely incredible, I couldn’t have appreciated it more!] These discoveries were huge steps in terms of my mental and physical health, and I truly feel that they came on through blogging and veganism, but as Robert Frost once wrote, “Nothing gold can stay.

Plus, it’s not like I’m coming into something really bad. Check out last night’s dessert…

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Not a bad deal, right?! A deep chocolate VitaMuffin with plain Greek + cherry extract! Seriously, I’m obsessed with all Vita creations. I have yet to be disappointed. Just wish the banana muffin was walnut-free! Damn you allergies…

Oh, and one statement about caffeine:

A venti iced black coffee – while delicious – will give you the shakes and make it dangerous to just about anything.

Not a joke, I was shaking for hours after I finished it. Oh, and it DEMOLISHED my appetite for the day! Breakfast was a good one [pic right after], but it should not have held me over until 3:30 PM if I ate at 8 AM!

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  • kashi go lean
  • 1/4c peanut flour blended with 1/2c ish of almond milk
  • topped with a ginormous banana
  • + cinnamon!

But seriously caffeine, that’s not normal. Don’t do that to my appetite again.

Might as well show yall what I ended the unintentional fast with, right?

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Shalad beasht! Topped with a Trader Joe’s Premium Salmon patty – despite being in my freezer for EVAAAH this was still super yum! Also in the bowl:

  • Baby romaine
  • Grape tomatoes
  • Carrot
  • Half a zucchini
  • Annie’s Gingerly [can I take this with me to Clemson tomorrow?! I don’t want to be without it… seriously though.]

I would do a WIAW post, but since the caffeine demolished my appetite, I’m not sure that it would do a whole lot… So how about the workout?

Fitttsss

So first, let me preface by saying that I work at a gym – not like an athletic gym, but a kid’s athletic center where I’m a girls gymnastics coach! [I’m obsessed with my job and the people I work with, but that’s another post for another time.] After working two morning classes, my boss, a coworker, and I were just kinda hanging out [and I was twitching, so NBD] and decided to mess around [responsibly, of course!] on the Tumble Track and the floor! I ended up throwing a couple of my old tumbling passes and …. I CAN STILL DO THEM!!! Sans wrist guards, too! [the one I tried was a front tuck step out to round off back handspring back tuck, just so ya know!]

GET AT MEEEE.

Then I got cocky and decided to try a back walkover – and my flexibility is super lame, and was when I was training! As soon as I was upside down, I thought I had herniated, seriously! Hhah it was paiiinful. Yikes. All’s good now, though (:

When I got home, I decided to put my fidgeting to good use and do a quick yoga workout! I used the Maura Barclay video on Exercise TV.tv again, it’s so good! A great, quick thirty minutes that flies by!

Alright, I’m headed to bed since I’ve got an EARLY AS EFFFF start tomorrow morning! Have a wonderful evening, bloggies!

PS, sorry that this post is so atrociously late – I promise, I had really honorable intentions of posting Monday… then Tuesday… so now this is gonna have to do!

Love you guys again!

 Samantha

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3 responses to “Guess where and an update!

  1. AHH so jealous u can tumble@!!! YAYAYAY on clemson!! i visited last summer!!! i loved it!

  2. Hey girl!
    I had the same experience with being vegan… just wasn’t for me and I missed yogurt and cheese and eggs. Good job on listening to your body!

  3. I have/had so many fiends that go to Clemson and love it (and love Nicki M duh). Good for listening to you body. I like a lot of vegan food but I couldn’t give up certain foods to become fully vegan.

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