Transformation Tuesday #15

Are you letting fear stand in the way of what you want to do/accomplish? In these two pictures, there’s about a 60 lb. difference. On the left, although I overcame my fear of fish and picked one up while at the fish market in India, I was holding on to 60 pounds of fat out of fear of failing.

Many people tell me that they can’t run, can’t lose weight, can’t this, can’t that. Let me tell you that you CAN! Defeat your fear, feel the fear, and do it anyway!

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The Color Run Giveaway

First and foremost, may I say, “Thank you,” to the many men and women who have sacrificed their lives for our country. We run FREE because of the BRAVE.  Thank you!

Second, in celebration of this three-day Memorial weekend AND that it’s the last week of school for most (including myself), I’m giving away one FREE race entry to The Color Run Sacramento!  How am I able to give away a race entry to The Color Run Sacramento you might ask… it’s all because I am a Color Run Ambassador. So, if you don’t win the race entry, be sure to use code “SACRACOLOR3” when you register for Sacramento’s Happiest 5K on the Planet for $5 off registration! Here’s how to enter the giveaway… Continue reading

Transformation Tuesday #14


It’s Transformation Tuesday and today I’m taking a look at food. It’s something we can’t avoid and something that we encounter several times throughout the day. So, how do we make wise food choices? 

To be quite honest, this is still something I struggle with from time to time. For example, just the other morning I made myself a plant-based protein smoothie for breakfast, but when I walked into work what did I see… maple donuts! 🍩 I made the right choice and only ate half of one. See… It’s about finding the balance. 😉

To be honest, some things that help me make wiser food choices include:

1) I start every day with a balanced breakfast (preferably I drink a glass of warm lemon water before eating breakfast) 🍋

2) I pack healthy snacks so that I’m not tempted to grab something “junky” 🍏

3) I drink a full glass of water before I reach for a snack (chances are I’m dehydrated, not hungry) 💦

4) I aim for an 80/20 diet (80% plant-based/20% non plant-based) Since becoming a vegetarian 4+ years ago, I have consumed more fruits and veggies than ever before! 🍆

As for the pictures, the one on the right was when I was not following these above principles. I was eating anything and everything that came my way. I was not exercising, sick quite a bit, and felt quite miserable. The picture on the left, however, shows a woman who (for the most part) eats to fuel her body. She doesn’t restrict, but instead asks herself, “Will this fuel me for my busy day ahead / for my long run?” She is healthy, fit, and happy. She still has her “off” days, but she is quick to jump right back on the path of health and wellness. 

Please realize I am still a work in progress and am far from perfect. Also, I am not a registered dietician nor nutritionist. My hope is that by sharing my journey I may encourage someone else to make healthier food choices for themselves and/or their family. 

Remember friends… Food Matters!