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What? You love a good what I ate post? That’s so awesome because that’s what this is! OMG!

B- Little bit of cold brew Stumptown coffee in a cute bottle from Food Fight! with a bowl of instant organic oatmeal by Nature’s Path to which I add dark chocolate, chia seeds, rolled oats, a banana and frozen cherries. This keeps me full for almost 3 hours which is pretty miraculous so I eat it often.

S- Today I tried a little noni energy drink also found at Food Fight! with some blueberries and a square of dark chocolate.

Workout time! Ran one mile to the gym, one hour class and ran one mile home (or more like a jog, it’s hot here at the moment!).

L- Plant Fusion Phood Shake (from Food Fight!- again!) blended with cold green tea, spinach and frozen bananas. While I drank that I made some edamame with pink salt for after my shower. I’m only so hungry after a strenuous workout.

S- carrots and white bean hummus from Living Harvest with some Kevita.

D- white beans and steamed spinach in the most amazing vegan vodka sauce ever. Found at Food Fight! where else??

Dessert- an almond strawberry gluten free vegan whoopie pie from Back to Eden.

I love to experiment on myself with new workouts, new foods and new ways of eating. I’ve done and do variations of running (marathon and race training as well as just general jogging), yoga, Tracy Anderson Method, Crossfit, boot camps (indoor and outdoor), dance, P90X and more. I’m always vegan so where I play there is with fasting, juicing, smoothies, raw foods and so on. And now for my new month of April challenge! 16/8 or the 8 hour diet! Which means I’ve started drinking coffee! Eep!

So 16/8 is when you fast each day on water, coffee and/or tea for 16 hours out of the day and eat for 8 hours. I’m also liquid fasting for about 24 hours every Monday and Friday of April. My goals are always generally the same- how will my energy for workouts fair and how will my clothes fit. I also weigh in daily to track my progress. I write down everything I eat and the workouts I do. The first week I went to my Crossfit gym, Plantfit 6 days in a row. I’m sure I’m not doing the purest version of 16/8 and I’m pretty sure it’s popular in the paleo community but I’m vegan and do it vegan style! Today is day eight of 16/8, my third fasting day as I started this self-imposed challenge on April 8. I’ll post my findings at the end of the month!

So far, I like Stumptown cold brew coffee. I buy it at Food Fight here in Portland in an adorable little glass bottle and one can last me about two days.