Wednesday, July 31, 2013

July Favorites

Seriously, how is July over already? What happened to summer?! (Read more about my end-of-summer laments here!) Anyway, I thought I'd share some of the things I've been loving this month.

Food: salads
I've had more time to prepare my lunches this month, so I've made a lot of salads lately. My favorite salad has lettuce, tomato, corn, and avocado in it, plus a seasoning that ties it all together. I'm planning on doing a post about it some time in the near future, so look for that soon!

Fitness: running
Okay, this is slightly boring, but being able to run after a long break has been great. I really missed it...enough said! (Read more of my running sentiments here.)

Book: "VB6"
This past month I've been really interested in veganism and this book, by Mark Bittman was one of my favorite reads. He talks about the benefits of a vegan diet, and promotes an everyday diet of eating vegan until 6:00 (or dinner time). From dinner on, you can eat whatever you want. This approach is really interesting to me; it's easier and more moderate than going fully vegan. This book, and other books and documentaries I've read/seen lately, has motivated me to eat a more plant-based diet.

Random: Forever 21
I've gone through phases of loving Forever 21. There will be times when I can't find anything there that I like, and then I'll go through a phase where everything there is absolutely amazing. Right now I'm in one of the latter phases. Bags, and rings, and jeans, and T-shirts...suffice it to say that I'm obsessed with Forever 21 right now!

What have you been loving this month?


  1. That sounds like a very interesting book. I've also started a plant based diet, not a vegan though. But if you haven't seen the documentary called should watch it, I thought it was really good, educational, and informative about being a vegan and how animals are treated. I am enjoying your blog a lot, keep it up! :)

    1. I have seen Vegucated! I've had fun lately discovering all the different health-related shows on Netflix. Vegucated was one of the first ones I watched and was pretty eye-opening.
      Thanks for the feedback!