Monday, November 23

Good Gracious!!!!

I have finally done it. I am hosting my own website. It is I was originally going to host it through blogger, but I really wanted a bit more freedom to play with the layout. As time goes on the site will become more advanced and have more options. I am still learning quite a bit about website hosting. So if you follow my blog simply change the address, and if you cant (JustMARI), now you should be able to.

So simply click HERE to see my new site. I am very proud of my work so far.


Wednesday, November 18

Pina Coladas for breakfast???

Yesterday and today are all one big blur. One thing I can say is that todays breakfast shake was by far the absolute BEST shake I have ever made!!!

Banana, Young Thai Coconut, Almond Milk, and Plant Fusion Vegan Protein Powder (not pictured)

This was my first time ever working with a coconut. When I bought it, it was wrapped in saran wrap, and I didn't exactly know if the outside was the edible part. I tried a small piece, so NO it's not edible. The good stuff is in the middle.

I also captured the coconut water, so I was able to save it for after my workout today.

Majority of people don't know this, but Coconut water is natures' Gatorade. It has more electrolytes than sports drinks, more potassium than a banana, and is way lower in sugar.

FUN FACT: Coconut water is used as an intravenous fluid in some developing countries where medical saline is unavailable. It is also the only natural substance that can be injected to the body without harm. How cool is that.

* Coconut Water is More Nutritious than whole milk - Less fat and NO cholesterol!
* Coconut Water is More Healthy than Orange Juice - Much lower calories
* Coconut Water is Better than processed baby milk- It contains lauric acid, which is present in human mother's milk
* Coconut water is naturally sterile -- Water permeates though the filtering husk!
* Coconut water is a universal donor-- Its identical to human blood plasma
* Coconut Water is a Natural Isotonic Beverage - The same level we have in our blood.

After I drank my smoothie (in about a minute, SO DELICIOUS!!!!) I went to work. I only worked job #1 today. Came home, laundry mat, worked out, drank my yummy coconut water

Now after this I will work on the new site coming soon. So for a few more days I will be posting on here. I will give the sites name when it is complete. Thank you to all my friends who are excited for my website, and the ongoing support.

Tuesday, November 17

Purple Monster

Work was a bore last night, and this morning. This is going to be a rushed post, I have to be at work again in 40 minutes. I got out of work last night super early,at 8:30. I realized I had ample time to hit the gym since it doesn't close till 11. I know I said I was going to wait till tomorrow to run, but it had already been about a week. I can honestly say that my body was itching for a run. So I did run 1.25 miles, with 1/4 warm up, 1/4 cool down. Since that took less than 20 minutes, I went on the elliptical for 45 minutes. I was panting, and sweaty, but damn did I feel good. I left that gym feeling victorious last night.

I actually turned on my TV last night for the first time in about a month, went to watch something on HBO, then realized, that in an effort to cut costs I actually canceled it yesterday as well. Haha, go figure.

I've been going to bed pretty early lately, 12 o'clock on average. That is super early for me. Last night it was closer to 1:30. I have also been getting up earlier than I have been in the past year, around 8 is the norm. Slept till 9:30, and did not want to get outta bed.

I started my day out right with 10 minutes of stretching, and used all of these awesome ingredients:

To make one of these bad boys:

It was super yummy. I really need to get the juicer attachment for my Magic Bullet, then I'd be able to use some more veggies without my shakes taste like sludge.

Lunch was just a Black-bean burger with no bun from job #1.

I just realized that when my comp crashed the people who fixed it for me didn't reinstall my Keynote, or Pages application. Although I did just find iWeb which helps you make dummy-proof websites. So I'm going to play around with it, and just might host my own site, that way I can have a lot more control and make things more user-friendly. We shall see.

Recently a few people have told me that they are trying to eat healthier, and/or go veg. So I really want to make weekly newsletter than I can email them. I just want to include a few tips, maybe a story, and recipes, a product review, simple stuff. Again, we shall see. Finding time to write this is hard enough. Speaking of that, I have to go to job #2.

Monday, November 16

I'm back BABY

I'm about to give you the oldest excuse in the world. "I've been busy" Its not a lie though, I've been working two jobs. I'm coming back, and going to be stronger than before. I like blogging, and sharing my stories with those of you who actually read this.

Lately I've just had this urge to get even healthier than I have been lately. I've just recently quit smoking in the past two weeks, and I have no desire to go back. I hope that my will power will stay this strong. I am going to need encouragement so please help out with this.

I have recently started running again. I'm taking a very slow pace though. I'm still so scared that my legs are going to break open again and re-fracture. I've been about 1 mile 2-3 times a week. I upped the distance this past time 1.25 miles but I could feel my bones being strained for the next 4 days. So there has been no running this past week, and lots of Calcium pills. I will do my next run again on Wednesday.

I realized that I have actually completed all of my New Years resolutions for 2009:
1. Quit Smoking
2. Lose 50 Lbs
3. Go Vegetarian

I have also compiled a list for next year:
1. Run 10K
2. Lose the last 10 Lbs
3. Go Vegan
4. Save $4,000
6. Cook 9 out of 10 meals

I went to Whole Foods today, and got tons of good food

Then cooked some lunch

Long grain mixed rice, grilled squash, zucchini, and green peppers. I also sliced 2 pieces off of my Field Roast, Stuffed Celebration Roast.

I made the last part to help me decide which way I want to make it for Thanksgiving. PETA is giving away coupons for them, you can print them off HERE. I have to go to work always.