• Fitness,  Health

    How to deal with runner’s side stitch

    This one goes out to all my fellow runners out there! How many of you have experienced the dreaded side stitch? I personally would rather have aching, sore legs during an entire run than experience a side stitch. I can push through sore legs. Side stitch? Not so much. If you’re not familiar with the trendy name for a side cramp, it’s pretty much an aching, sharp, stabbing pain in your abdomen, just below your ribs. According to runnersconnect.net, a few survey-based studies on runners and other athletes who develop side stitches in an athletic event have established that eating a large meal or drinking concentrated, sugary fluids like fruit juice close…

  • Fitness,  Health,  Motivation

    Ultimate Running Playlist

    It has been becoming more frequent that I listen to music while I go for my runs. Generally, I enjoy a no-fuss workout, just putting on my running outfit, grabbing my sunglasses and out the door. But when you increase your miles you need things like gels, an i.d., and sometimes a little music motivation to keep you running.  (I recently bought this running belt that fits my entire phone, keys, and a gel pack. It’s amazing!). That being said I still try to run without music sometimes because I enjoy listening to the world around me, hearing myself breathe and making sure I am alert with any cars or traffic going…

  • Fitness,  Health,  Motivation,  Nutrition

    Sexy Fit Vegan

    I am a new member of Sexy Fit Vegan! Check out Ella and her website, which includes recipes, educational tools, resources, and even an ebook on how to transition to a vegan diet. She’s all about fitness and a healthy plant-based diet and lifestyle. She’s awesome! http://www.sexyfitvegan.com

  • Fitness,  Health,  Motivation,  Nutrition

    Natural Remedies for Acid Reflux

    This article caught my attention because my boyfriend Taylor seems to get acid reflux and heartburn (a symptom of acid reflux) quite easily. It’s pretty awesome actually, because he doesn’t get them as much anymore since we moved in together, and I’m sure it’s because I cook for him most of the time. Any time he eats something fatty and non-vegan he gets a stomach ache or acid reflux! Just goes to show you how powerful diet is. I have never experienced heartburn, and if I ever experienced acid reflux it hasn’t been in the last 10 years at least. And that’s why these natural remedies are pretty awesome, no medication or foreign chemicals your…

  • Fitness,  Health,  Motivation,  Nutrition

    I’m back and I missed you all!

    It’s been a long time my friends! [My blog is formerly known as Euphoria Via Health, remember me now?] Plant-Based Strong is my new journey! I have been doing a lot since my last post. For one thing, I have been taking prerequisites so I can start the Masters program in Dietetics and Nutrition (15 classes to be exact–and it is taking forever!). I find all of this time and dedication to taking basic courses well worth it because I am on my journey to becoming a Registered Dietitian. (I really can’t complain about the time and work going into this degree, because those in law and medical school will…

  • Fitness,  Health,  Motivation

    MIA again..but not Forgotten

    Every time school starts up I tend to forget about my good friend WordPress. Not only that, I decided to take on a part time job which just recently opened this week, so we have been doing a lot of training. I have been busy busy busy. And also starting to fall behind in school. It doesn’t help that on Monday we had to put down our almost 15 year old dog, Brandy :(. I miss her every second of the day. Needless to say I was a little less motivated for school work this week. By today though I have cheered up a lot, probably because I was around…

  • Fitness,  Health,  Motivation,  Nutrition

    6 Weeks till’ Half Marathon!

    I’m not going to lie.. I make really good smoothie bowls! Showing off my new socks..but they really are not ideal for a long run. Need better cushioning! Just a photo op before I embarked on my 10 miler earlier tonight! My before and after my long run. I was excited and then I felt exhausted, lol. I have not run 10 miles in a long time–at least 5 months. I kept a good pace though and finished in 1:43ish. I thought that was pretty damn good considering the outcome of some of my long runs recently. Right now I feel like I did after my first half marathon. Yikes!…

  • Fitness,  Health,  Motivation,  Nutrition

    Vegan Video

    This video is beyond amazing! It’s extremely informative and eye-opening. It just clicks and  makes perfect sense.  I really hope you have the time to watch this video, and if you don’t–make the time! Or watch it in intervals. It’s worth your time. 101 Reasons to Go Vegan Presented by James Wildman from ARFF (Animal Rights Foundation of Florida): (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4HJcq8qHAY) Coming personally from me.. watch the video! 😉 And..Eat your veggies & fruit, of course 🙂

  • Fitness,  Health,  Nutrition,  Recipe

    Raw Vegan Cookies

    First my run.. Later on my way to HIIT strength training for back, biceps, and obliques. Yesterday’s smoothie bowl and post workout meal! Today’s breakfast.. pancakes with maple almond butter layers.. so good. [Vegan Pancake Recipe here !] And some Raw Vegan Cookies ! Ingredients: 1/2 cup raw almonds 1/2 cup raw cashews 1/2 cup raw walnuts 3 tablespoons raw almond butter 1 tablespoon maple syrup 1 large Medjool date 2 teaspoons vanilla About 1 tablespoon raw chocolate coconut butter (Artisana Organic Cacao Bliss) large pinch sea salt 1/4 cup cacao nibs –Blend almonds, cashews, and walnuts together to make a flour-like consistency. –Next add the almond butter, maple syrup,…