My landlord is having a fit because Wishbone has been pooping everywhere at night. Wishbone had managed to figure out a way to escape the “baby fence” which encloses her in the kitchen and laundry room and went poopy in the living room… on both of my landlord’s new rugs. Since Wishbone is my landlord’s dog, although I unofficially claim ownership, she is banished from the house today and is spending the day in the garage. ::Sigh:: the dogs drive me nuts! They are both so cute but so naughty!
Anyways, onto something exciting! Guess who’s going to speak at the Healthy Living Summit (HLS)??? I was so surprised and happy that they accepted my proposal for eating ethically on a budget. I will post more details later!
The one thing, though, that scares me to death about the HLS is that I’ll need to be in sick shape for it. They are even having a “fun” 5k. I can’t run very far on pavement and that’s a huge problem. Thus, I’ve devised a training plan and will be posting my weekly workouts.
This is what I have planned so far:
Week 1 May 17th – May 23rd
Monday: Run 30 min
Tuesday: Run 35 min
Wednesday: Run 25 min + workout video
Thursday: Run 30 min
Saturday: Run 45 min
I started running yesterday and it was TOUGH! I only ran/ walked about 2 miles :-\. I made up for my lack of distance by doing the Tracey Anderson Mat Workout, which is a killer!
Today I ran with my roommate Sara. We ran a mile and a quarter together and then I took a water break and ran about a mile later with Dave. I tried to do the Tracy Anderson video again but I was so sore! I managed to get through the arms though, whew!
I am also trying to get more protein into my diet. For breakfast I’ve been eating Kashi Go Lean Original cereal with flax seeds. For lunch I had a tempeh salad:
I dressed it with an asian style peanut butter dressing using pb, soy sauce, siracha sauce and water. It sounds gross but is absolutely delicious! I’m planning to switch from eating mostly tofu to eating more tempeh. Compared to tofu, tempeh has a much more dense and dry texture. It also has a hell of a lot more protein! Yum yum!
For dinner I made a “meatball” salad using my favorite vegan meat substitute, Trader Joe’s Meatless Meatballs!
I used meatless meatballs, onions, tomatoes and olives to adorn my plate of kale. Kale is quickly becoming my favorite veggie.
Dave also had a salad.
He prefers romaine lettuce to kale and adorned his salad with meatless meatballs, sauteed frozen veggie mix, giardiniera, olives, onions and tomatoes.
I must say that since I discovered the salad spinner, I’ve been making a lot more salads. Now, I can’t imagine life without it!
Anyways, I’m kind of nervous about speaking at the HLS because I’ll be surrounded with such prominent bloggers!!! My goal from now on is to try to update my blog as often as I can, eeep!