Body Transformation Update 2014!!

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Okay lets get straight to it this ISH is crazy I am not even going to lie!!!

I don’t even know where to begin this picture above provokes all types of thoughts and feelings.

Being on the bigger side for my teenage years and most of my twenties I wouldn’t say was the worst thing ever but it did cause obstacles for me. I have always had confidence and known how to present myself no problem, but being in a body you’re not 100% happy with isn’t good. Hiding you arms, covering your legs and dreading wearing a bikini in summer is not the way to be living life. Feeling like you can’t wear revealing clothing if you chose to and feel sexy or that your body wouldn’t be appealing to a man.When you live life full of boundaries and limitations you stop yourself from experiencing to your full potential.

When I look at that picture of me on the beach in my bikini in Jamaica I find it very hard to believe what my eyes are seeing. At the time I remember feeling pretty alright in my bikini that day and although I did attract a man lol, point being is that I know I wasn’t 100% happy with what I saw. It is a very emotional thing to look at a picture of yourself firstly not recognize that person and secondly just be in complete shock. I always knew I was a bigger lady but at the time I never saw myself how  see myself now looking back. Its like someone went and photo shopped all of my pictures!!

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So January 2015 will mark two years since I first started my healthier and fitter lifestyle. I not only decided to change the way I looked at food, treated my body, but also the way I thought mentally a long with my approach to life.  I wanted to be more open, laid back and inspirational it was my mission to achieve succeed and be able to share my experiences. I am no where near finished or done in my journey but I am damn sure proud of myself for how far I have come.

I am just an example of whatever you want it is yours for the taking, take both hands and grab it just do NOT let go!!!

Till next time keep it moving!!

xLBx

Vegan Omelette!

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For my fellow vegans out there or for those who just want an alternative this recipe is a great instead of a traditional egg omelette. Because chickpea flour is used this is still a great source of protein so it is giving you the nutritional benefits you need. This is also a cheaper omelette alternative as a bag of gram flour (chickpea flour) can last you a good while. So if you are interested in trying out this recipe then carry on reading below……

Vegan Omelette

1/2 Cup Gram Flour (chickpea flour)
1 Cup Water
1/2 tsp cumin

1/2 tsp Paprika
1/2 tsp Garlic Salt
1/4 tsp Chili (adjust to taste)
dash of Black pepper

Veggies of choice (cut finely):
Onions
Tomato
Mushroom
Spinach

First thing in a medium sized bowl mix together Gram flour, water and spices. Whisk thoroughly to get rid of any lumps, then leave to one side to thicken up. Meanwhile add a little coconut oil to your frying pan and heat.

Chop your veg up finely, add to the frying pan and cook through.

Once veg is cooked spread out the veg evenly and pour the gram flour mixture over. Let it cook and set so it is no longer liquid, once cooked on the first side put a plate on top of the frying pan and turn out onto the plate. Slide back into the pan so the other side can cook. Give it a few more minutes to cook on the other side then slide onto plate and EAT!!

I usually add some Franks hot sauce to mine then inhale :)

For those of you that have tried this you will know that is a great omelette alternative and is very very satisfying….

Those of you that haven’t tried it GET COOKING it is oh so simple…….

xLBx

 

 

 

Being Vegan – Part one & two

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Hey y’all hope you are all enjoying the late summer sunshine…..

For those of you that know back in December 2013 I decided to embark on a journey to be Vegan. My new healthy lifestyle was already well on its way throughout 2013 and turning vegan was my ultimate high. Over the months I have shared with you (via instagram) my journey through food, tips and progress pics. So nine months later I thought it was about time I sat down and talked to y’all by way of a vlog about the ins and out of my vegan journey so far. I will continue to share, inform and support anyone that wants to bring healthier elements into their lives. Whether it is dairy free, gluten free or just food prep,no matter how big or small the changes are.
Hope you all enjoy, subscribe and like if you want me to keep it coming.
xLBx

Healthy Lifestyle Update 2014!!

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Hey y’all… So its been a over a year since I decided to change my life forever and I haven’t looked back ever since. I have spent the last year or so just learning about food, my body and building a new relationship with all elements of ME. I am still adjusting to this new trimmer body of mine and it is a very very VERY big change to get used to. I have since stopped weighing myself as I think that you can become obsessive over how much you weigh and I don’t calorie count as it drove me nuts.

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EXERCISE 

So since my update in December 2013 I have increased how active I am, I workout at the gym 3 to 4 times a week. As I have lost so much weight and would like to tone up, I have now increased the amount weights I use. Let me just say anyone that goes to the gym on a regular basis will know how addictive that place can be. I love knowing that each time I workout I approve become stronger fitter and even more focused. Being fit and healthy is one of the BEST feelings in the world especially when you are doing things you could never do before.

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 FOOD

              We can’t forget the most important and vital part to a healthy lifestyle FOOD!!

My lifestyle has transitioned from cutting out certain food items to a fully fledged vegan, I am experimenting with food and I always will. I am enjoying every minute of discovering new recipes and new foods everyday. My food choices are ones that make me feel good, that I enjoy and will want for the rest of my life. The key to my success in losing weight and maintaining it, is to not deprive yourself but to find alternatives. I still eat cake and the things considered naughty but that is because I find ways to have them that are more beneficial to my body.

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My body will never be perfect but it is AMAZING and so worth it…..

I still have a long way to go but I am so up for it considering how far I have come!  For any of you that are out there on a path to a better lifestyle and just a better YOU, stay strong and ENJOY!

We only have one life and one body so treat it right and keep it TIGHT!!

xLBx