One year and 1 day old now! I am still in awe that I have made it this far! What a blessing it has been to keep Strength and Sunshine up and running every day! Did you enter the birthday giveaway yet? You should! I got some good stuff packed to ship to one of you lovelies! Now we bounce into year two! Remember how I said June is a great month, but also a very busy month. Well on Sunday I will be in DC for orientation for a few days. So if I can get through and survive three days of no sleep, running around the city, information overload, who-knows-what-food resources I will have, then I can say there will be a year two for SAS. I pray I can get my posts up and promoted on Monday and Tuesday (I am not ready for a blogging break. I must post!)...I should have asked for guest posts, but it's a bit to late for that now! Fingers crossed I survive all this Colonial Inauguration craziness. My anxiety is through the roof right now! But after that, the summer will be much more relaxed and I can start marking the things I want to get done in my own time. Relaxed except for when I get my wisdom teeth out at the end of July (god help me!).
Guess what's back this week! My 21st FTSF! FTSF(Finish The Sentence Friday) is that you are given a sentence each week and you finish it however you want, long or short. This week’s sentence was, "The one thing I'll never compromise on is..."
The one thing I'll never compromise on is the safety of my food. Having food allergies is one big world of walking on eggshells. If you don't have control over where you food came from, how it was prepared, where it was prepared, how it was served, you are putting yourself at risk. So if I don't feel 100% safe on the food I am about to eat, I won't risk it. Yes, this means I always have to plan ahead and come prepared, but my health is worth more than convenience ten-fold. And it's pretty obvious that you should never compromise your health to make someone happy because you feel awkward turning down food. Be gracious, but walk away. You don;t want to hurt your body and get yourself sick. It is not worth it!
Monday: Power Monday #50 Getting Lost
Tuesday: A Little Random Q & A
Wednesday: Chocolate Banana Cashew Granola
Thursday: Happy Birthday Strength and Sunshine
Blog Posts and Links I loved this week:
Life, Mind, Body, Spirit:
The small things do count and they add up to the best things!
I am all about the lists and writing things down. They keep me sane!
Everything in this post!
And now she just wants to be happy...and is!
Stop complimenting on the size of a person!
Finally someone has the gusto to say this!
Celebrate you and be proud of who you are!
A little reminder to be kinder 🙂
How to get past the wall and keep yourself accountable.
From a blogging stand point to your everyday life.
Taking hold of the right perspective again.
I love everything about this! Now to just implement it!
Yoga has brought me so much self-awareness and confidence!
Haha, yes! I think me and my mom need these tips!
No matter what I do, I always get them from walking around, like in DC. Which is going to happen next week....Compression socks seem to help a bit though!
Boy how I love my KB Swings!
The power of strength, muscle, progress, and POWER!
It's a powerful thing!
Don't need dairy and you don't need soy! Just look at me 😉
See. We should just eat as minimally processed as possible and this wouldn't even be an issue.
Almonds rocks! I eat a ton, may that be as milk, almond butter, or simply just whole!
No. Our society had just become to "people-pleasing" and there is no reason to sabotage your beliefs or health. Stick up for yourself!
Food Inc. was phenomenal!
How to keep you food good and safe in the freezer.
Food is food. It is not emotion, it is not guilt.
Those things are disgusting. Haha, #sorryimnotsorry!
Some days cereal will satisfy me, others it's pancakes, or hot cereal, it is always changing!
Amen to that! It's still crap processed sugar, y'all!
I definitely travel this way! Always got to plan for food emergencies!
An outline to healthfully and effectively increase calories and fix you metabolism.
It is the only real "fix"!
This article was a bit controversy with Celiacs, as it did not speak to the life-long medical need of being gluten-free for medical reasons. But I agree with stopping the fad.
In case you were confused like me!
Interesting, interesting, interesting...
Blogging & Social Media:
What kind of blogger will you never be? 😉
I just checked mine out for the first time using the Alexa Ratings...It was scary.
This is an awesome resource!
Find out where you blog, name, pictures, etc. are being used on the internet.
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Michael Lauren Lilac Gage Maxi Dress. How gorgeous is this!
What Size Photo? Which Platform? Great for optimizing your photos on all social media!
Crunchy Toasted Coconut Cashew Nut Butter. O.My.God. Drooling!
Mashed Chickpea Spread. Not just your average "hummus" 😉
Banana and Peanut Butter Pancakes. Um, yes?!
Crunchy Quinoa and Oat Granola. More granola lovin'!
Not Your Grandma's Spicy Lime Chicken. Yes, I do enjoy chicken. Biggest vegan contradiction...I have actually been craving it a lot more recently too...
Cherry Almond Energy Bars. I promise I will make my own bars soon!
A few things I loved about my week or am grateful for:
+ I hit 500 Likes on Facebook on Wednesday! Woohoo! Love you guys XOXO
+ I finally got my butt in gear and started my Media Kit! It is a slow grueling annoying process (and I should probably have waited until my new design), but alas, it is almost done and I am excited! And relived! If you're wondering, I used this awesome post as a guide!
+ I found a new way to enjoy my nightly/post-workout protein milk! Instead of just mixing my Plant Fusion into my Almond milk and basically eating the protein off the top, I have been using my Ninja single serve cup to blend 1 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk + 1 Scoop Plant Fusion + 3 or 4 Ice Cubes + ½ Cup Water together for a frosty delicious beverage!
+ And congratulations to my Aunt and Uncle for the birth of their new son (my cousin!) yesterday, Carmine Angelo!
So tell me:
+ How do you calm yourself down before a stressful work/school travel-not-vacation?
+ Did you have your wisdom teeth taken out? My brother had 4 impacted and when he got his out he was fine! Little to no pain. So I am hoping I will be the same way!
+ Going to be in DC Sunday-Tuesday? Want to meet up!?
Have a happy summer weekend friends! Celebrate life! And I hope you hear from me on Monday...if I survive my first night in a dorm...
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