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Red Robin Burger and Lots of Basketball

Hey!  How’s your week going so far?  I had a fun couple of days off from work.  It involved basketball…lots of basketball.

Sunday night, I played poker with Keenan, our neighbor, and some of their friends.  It was a house game with a $10 buy-in.  I had never played poker before in my life, unless you count playing on Keenan’s phone.  I wasn’t the first to get out of the tournament, but I was close to it.  I really wasn’t getting any good hands though.  Gambling always makes me nervous anyway, not really my cup of tea.

Monday, I drove out to Silverdale, where my parent’s live, and met up with my dad to change my car insurance company, and finally get my own policy.  Yes, I am 24 and was still on my parent’s insurance.  It ended up being a great switch for me.  I’m actually saving over $100 a month by switching from Geico to State Farm.  Definitely nothing to complain about!

After the business was taken care of, I met my friend, Molly, to get pedicures and coffee (well, chai, for me), and chit-chat.  I absolutely love getting pedicures, and I thought about taking a picture, but my toes are definitely not cute enough to put on the internet.  I chose a pale pinky-nude color by OPI.  I wish I could remember the name.  OPI always has the funnest shade names.  I also managed to just about cut off the circulation to my legs by pushing my skinny jeans up to my knees. 😛

Post-pedicures, we headed back to my house to go watch the NBA playoff games at my neighbor’s house with Keenan.  I don’t know how I always manage to get so into the basketball playoffs, even though I’m really not a huge sports fan.  My state doesn’t even have a team anymore, since the Sonics became the Oklahoma City Thunder.   The two games of the evening took about four hours, then we all headed home for the night.

Yesterday, Keenan and I got up, and decided that instead of going for a run, that we would go kick around a soccer ball at a nearby field.  I only played soccer for one season when I was seven, but I was definitely down to go play around.  I think it made me happiest to go play soccer, because of how happy it made Keenan.  He played soccer for most of his life, and even played in college, plus he was really good back in the day, so it’s kind of his thing.  You can tell he’s really in his element when he’s got his cleats on.  Seriously though, just running around, passing the ball and kicking goals ended up being quite the workout.  I was definitely breathing heavily, plus my legs are sore today from using new muscles.  Changing up your exercise is great way to keep from being bored with your activities.  Also, it keeps your body guessing, which can prevent your fitness level from plateauing. 🙂

After playing, we went home, got all cute-ed up and headed out to Red Robin to get some dinner and watch game two of the Heat vs. Celtics series.  Guess who dominated again… the Heat!  Of course.  Lebron James scored 35 points, to which I told Keenan, “Booyah!” and did a little happy dance.  Because I’m mature like that.

I also decided to play undercover blogger and grab a Blackberry pic of the delicious Red Robin burger.

I ordered the Pub Burger with a Gardenburger, and no ranch or cheese.  Red Robin will actually make any of their burgers with a Boca Vegan Burger or a Gardenburger.  Pretty sweet deal.  The picture is too dark to see, but it contains sauteed onions and mushrooms, and tomato slices.  It was bomb.

I also ate about twice that many fries with ketchup, and enjoyed a Pyramid Thunder Head IPA and a Classic Mojito.  I can’t resist bottomless steak fries or Mojitos.  They’re definitely two of my weaknesses.

We went home to watch the other basketball game, with the Thunder vs. the Grizzlies, then went home and went to bed.

Today it’s back to the grind, as usual.  Time to go feed some hospital patients!

What’s your favorite vegan food from a normal restaurant? 

What do you like to do as an alternative activity to standard running and walking?

Have a good one!

❤ Lindsay

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How to Start on Your Path to Health Part Three

Did you all do something Earth-friendly yesterday?

I decided to go pick up trash in the park near my home.

Arlo and the bf helped.

Of course we took time to stop and smell the flowers.

After our trash collecting adventure, we watched the Boston vs. New York NBA playoff game, and I enjoyed a Blue Moon Spring Blonde Wheat Ale or two.  The Celtics smashed. Or course. 🙂  (I’m rooting for Miami, but the bf is pulling for Boston.  We’d love to see a Celtics vs. Heat round 2!)

After the game, we went home and I cooked up dinner.  Quinoa, zucchini and Mama Pea’s Mmmm Sauce.  Simple, but delicious.

The curry flavor of the sauce really stood out to me, in a good way.  I’m having leftovers for dinner tonight. 🙂

How to Start on Your Path to Health Part Three

Congratulations! You have been working hard for the last two weeks to establish healthy habits in your life that will lead to a better, more energetic future!  How are you doing on your goals from last week?

If you missed the first two parts of my How to Start on Your Path to Health series you can find them here:

This week is simple.  If the time limit of your goal has not yet been reached, then continue working on that goal, plus add another goal.  Refer to Part Two to learn to how to set the best goals for you.  If your goal was just for the week, and is now complete, then come up with a new health-related goal to work on for the next week.  You can also build on the goal that you accomplished this past week.

My task for you this week is reading labels!  No, I don’t mean the calorie, fat or carb contents.  Percentages aren’t what makes a food.  Instead, I want you to break these old habits and just start reading the ingredients in what you’re purchasing.

When you take the time to find out what’s in your food, I bet you’ll be really surprised at all the nasty stuff you’re putting in your body everyday.  All the preservatives and dyes at the end of the list, high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and enriched wheat flour at the beginning of the list.  When you see these, I challenge you to put them down and find another product with a shorter, better ingredient list.  They may cost a little bit more, but this is your health we’re talking about here.  Those extra dollars you’re spending now could keep you from spending many more dollars for medical treatment in the years to come.

Not only will your body thank you, but your taste buds will as well.  When you finally get used to not having HFCS and other bleached, overly processed ingredients in your diet, you will realize how much better REAL food tastes!  All the complexities of the flavors of healthy, organic foods will be realized.

Give it a try and let me know what your thoughts are throughout the next week!

Did you accomplish your goal from last week?  If not, what do you think was your biggest barrier?

What will you be doing this week to improve your health??

❤ Lindsay

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