It’s been a bit of a rough start but I have officially joined the 5am club! It’s an exclusive club for people who want to develop good habits. Okay I lied, it’s not exclusive but it sure feels like it.
Have you ever noticed that highly successful people talk about early mornings when asked how they got to be successful? It’s one of many things but a very important thing.
I have been busy trying to adjust to this new schedule AND get my daily YouTube videos out for Vlogmas this past week. Here’s the video where I announce my 5am Club Membership:
Short and sweet today! Meet my husband Scott and his fluffy beard. He says I was picking my nose in the video but I was ITCHING it! Tell him I was itching it! LOL. Everything I ate plus my workout routine today.
I have a problem with going #2 in public or basically if anyone is in my vicinity. The other day I stopped half way through, ehem, going poop because someone walked into the small shared bathroom where I work. I left and thought, this is ridiculous!! Why does it bother me so much to not have total privacy while pooping?
Why is this so common with the ladies? It’s much more accepted for guys to fart, burp, or make a big stinker in a friend’s bathroom and make a joke about it. But not the ladies, we’re supposed to be as perdy as a flower.
Watch the video below to get my (funny) take on this. https://youtu.be/k_44EXYkkMc
This is my response to one of the most irrational anti-vegan arguments that I’ve heard to this day. Warning: strong language.
Quick food vlog of what I eat as a vegan THRIVING with Hashimoto’s Hypothryoidism. I also share some of my signature quirkiness. Vlogmas Day 10! Don’t forget to like/dislike/comment to let me know you watched! Your feedback is very much appreciated.
My energy has been INCREDIBLE lately! Being consistent really does make a huge difference. I wouldn’t be doing these videos with out your support, thank you so much for keeping me accountable!
What amazes me is that I’m able to lose weight and feel great on this lifestyle regardless of my abnormally high TSH of 5.5 – normally my TSH is under 2. In the past whenever my TSH crept above 3 I had major hypothyroid symptoms: depression, dry skin, very low energy, etc.
Many of my peers with Hashimoto’s/Hypothyroidism are on a Paleo diet as they think it’s the only way they can lose weight. They’ll say: “just looking at carbs makes me fat!”. Of course it does! Your body is in starvation mode! You’ve eliminated the most important energy source that fuels your muscles and brain cells (carbohydrates/glucose). In fact you are starving your body of what it needs. It’s only natural that your body would want to hold on to it for dear life the next time you consume carbs! The weight gain you may experience from reintroducing carbs is only temporary. No need to panic.
I personally would much rather have some temporary weight gain as a small sacrifice for long term benefits. Since switching to a high carb low fat whole foods plant based diet I have experienced:
- increased energy
- ability to eat a high amount of calories without gaining weight
- desire to exercise
- stable mood & happier disposition
- increased passion for animals and the planet
- the need to REDUCE my thyroid medications (which is why I’m temporarily hypothyroid as my body adjusts to new dosage)
- increased lean mass
If you aren’t eating a plant based diet already, what is stopping you? Help me help you, ask me anything. If you are embarrassed to ask publicly you can always ask anonymously on my Tumblr page.
Watch this one minute video of what I eat in a day for inspiration. If you’d like to see more be sure to subscribe to my channel on YouTube and of course your likes/dislikes and comments are always appreciated!
Sorry for the mash up! Being back on social media has been keeping me super busy.
Here’s what I’ve been up to…
Progress Photos & Measurements | Vlogmas Day 5
I wasn’t very happy about posting this but it had to be done. Progress photos and measurements. Eeep!
Whole Foods Grocery Haul + Everything I Ate Today | Vlogmas Day 6
12 Minute NO GYM Workout + What I Ate for WEIGHT LOSS | Vlogmas Day 7
I share the dream I had last night about my dog’s video going viral plus what I ate as a high carb low fat gluten free vegan 🙂
Hypnotoad time travels to 2015 to deliver an important message to humans. All hail Hypnotoad!