A lovely reader brought a typo in yesterday’s workout to my attention. Where it says lateral raises, it should say front raises. Unfortunately, I would have to re-do the entire graphic and I simply don’t have time for that so sub it in, k?!
Today began with a great workout. My arms were still sore from yesterday so I switch up my plans and completed the Surfer Girl workout from the Tone It Up Beach Babe DVD. I really do love this workout. It’s just 20 minutes long but totally wipes me out in the best way. There are a few plyometric moves and lots of squats and lunges, both of which are right up my alley while making me honor my bod pod. Love!
When I got to work at the clinic this morning, I slid into my chair … and almost fell off it. I’m not sure how I manage to do such things but I did have a good chuckle with myself. Laughing at yourself every day is good for your soul!
After a few hours of working at the clinic, I took out this bad boy.
Apparently, I was feeling like a color-themed salad was in order today. Green and off-white. In the mix:
- Roasted cauliflower (thanks Mom!)
- Sauerkraut (still obsessed)
- Annie’s Lemon-Chive vinaigrette
It totally hit the spot. The roasted cauliflower was a fantastic and welcomed addition to my salad. My mouth is actually watering just thinking about it. Yes, my mouth waters for roasted cauliflower.
After work, I headed over to Panera to get some work done. It was just me and a nice, cold acai berry iced tea.
In the middle of working, I was pleasantly interrupted by a tweet from Catherine who informed me of this live #CorgiCam! OH MY GOODNESS. Thanks, Catherine. Now I’m never getting any work done. Matty is actually the one who got me wanting a Corgi, so I had to tell him about the live #CorgiCam. our conversation went like this:
Me: omgomgomgomgomg LIVE CORGI CAM!!!!! http://www.youtube.com/user/ThePetCollective/featured
Matty: Oh no. It’s bad that I know this exists.
Me: HOW ADORABLE?!
Matty: Why did you do this to me?
Puppies are his weakness. When it comes to Corgi puppies, FORGET IT. He’s done for!
A Vegetarian World By 2050?
According to the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), there will not be enough water on our croplands to produce food for the world’s population if the Western nation diet continues to be the norm. Sweden water scientistis estimate the world’s population will reach 9 billion by 2050.
Humans currently get about 20 percent of their diet from animal protein. According to SIWI, people will need to consume about 5 percent of their daily protein from animals by 2050 in order to accomodate our planet’s water deficits. The scientists say that adopting a vegetarian diet is a viable option. According to the article, Orion Jones said that 1/3 of our world’s farmland is used to grow crops that feed animals. He also said that animal foods consume five to 10 times more water than a vegetarian diet. Crazy, huh?
At the end of the day, I do agree that Western nations eat too much meat and dairy products. It is a large (but certainly not the only) contributor to the increased incidence of diabetes, heart disease, obesity, etc. It comes down to educating others on how to access vegetarian foods in a budget-friendly way and showing others how accessible it can be to add some meat and dairy-free options to your life. After all, rice and beans are some of the most inexpensive foods on the market! I do not expect everyone to adopt a vegetarian lifestyle, let alone a vegan one. That being said, it would be nice to see the vegetarian movement gain more positive, mainstream press to get others on-board with incorporating more plant-based foods into their lives.
What do you think of this?