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Patty. 22. Vegan. Fruits&Veggies. Holistic Living. Natural Medicine. Health/Fitness. Bouldering. Lifting. Nutrition. Nature. Animals. Environmentalist. Photography. <3
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Isn’t this the cutest little barbell ever?? ☺️ Heaviest plate for this is 10lb and the bar is super short/weighs like 3lb lol! Big difference from the 45lb barbells I’ve been used to. πŸ˜† They use these for some group class at 24. 😜
Me though, I just stacked a bunch of 10’s on to practice my cleans! Form is definitely getting better! πŸ‘
This was after I got destroyed by a gazillion squats. (Not with these πŸ‘†weights though LOL.) But I’m not complaining! I love squats so much I could do them every day haha! Day 1 of Wendler’s completed! πŸ’ͺ

"Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect." - Chief Seattle

So do something for our planet today! You can… use your reusable water bottle and bags, recycle, eat a plantbased meal, ride your bike or use public transportation, fix a leaky faucet, educate yourself on ecofriendly alternatives for beauty products and cleaning, attend an Earth Day event, or volunteer! :)

Happy Earth Day <3

Been slacking on my raw veggies! And our house has NO bananas. 😡 The horror. And I’m not kidding. 😭 So sorry for the lack of smoothies and juices. πŸ˜”
It’s also been getting cold and rainy again… so warm food has been my friend. 😍 But tonight I need some extra plant power to get me through the last night of studying for my microbiology test tomorrow! πŸ‘Š
So here is the before picture of my green juice! This bowl is HUGE. Almost twice the size of my head. 😳
Dino kale, romaine, beet greens, celery, cucumber, parsley, beet, carrot and apple! All organic! (Half of these were extremely discounted too hehe! πŸ‘)

Not the prettiest picture because I was too hungry haha. But this was soooo delicious! πŸ˜‹
My dad made this for me earlier at our Chinese restaurant #tangswok hehe. πŸ‘
Sliced portobello mushroom, broccoli, onions, and red/green bell peppers in a spicy garlic sauce! I chose the veggies 😊
My parents bought an entire case of portobellos… so I’ve been eating portobello mushrooms every day haha! (at Tangs Wok)

135lb getting easier every time yay! πŸ˜„ I even got a PR of 165 last week! That’s over 1.5x my bw! 😳 πŸ’ͺ Channeled all of my pent up emotions into my lifts and it really helped, a LOT haha. Lifting heavy weights is an incredible stress reliever! πŸ‘ I can also now consistently squat and deadlift above my bw! Yeeee. 2/3 goals βœ”οΈI made when I first started lifting. Now I just got to work on my bench! 😜

Oh Thai food. You used to be my favorite! I remember when I had you twice a week (or more) when I was still in college… so uh, last year. You were oh so yummy, but also made my tummy hurt. A lot! But I didn’t care. :P

Ate this the other day with my bf after watching Captain America: The Winter Soldier (go see it if you haven’t already, SO good!!!) Tummy still hurts after, but now too salty and oily!!! Wow. And this was after I asked my food to be low salt and low oil. -___- Can’t handle it lol.

From now on I’ll be making Thai food at home! That way I know exactly what I’m eating and I can make it healthier (less salt, less/healthier oil, less rice noodles, and more veggies!) :)

Beautiful day, fun hike, and great company! :) (at Lacamas Lake)

Super green smoothie I made for breakfast today! Yummy in my tummy. πŸ˜‹
Frozen bananas, spinach, kale, celery, tangerine, water, hemp seeds, maca, and spirulina! ❀️

Healthy lunch between work and class! πŸ˜‹πŸ‘ From bottom to top: Pumpkin split pea soup, Haiga rice, shredded rainbow chard, sliced avocado, and homemade dressing (fresh lemon juice, miso paste, pink Himalayan salt, and black pepper)! ❀️

My mom made the yummiest crackers last night!! πŸ˜‹
Almond meal, brown rice flour, cashews, flax seeds, chia seeds, sesame seeds, coconut oil, and sea salt. ❀️

Dem green smoothies. πŸ‘πŸ’š
Frozen bananas, kale, goji berries, dates, chia gel, hemp seeds, homemade almond butter, almond milk, water, raw cacao nibs, raw cacao powder, maca, and vitamineral greens powder!
Yum. πŸ˜‹

First time at my bf’s gym yesterday! What a fun workout! Light legs, shoulders, and a short circuit to finish. πŸ‘
And yup… always making fun of my plant-eating ways 😜πŸ’ͺ
Oh and for the record, I wasn’t expecting him to talk when he was recording hahaha, and no I didn’t fart! πŸ˜†

Dates with my boyfriend = gym + food! Hehe. πŸ’ͺβ€οΈπŸ˜‹ (at Gojo Ethiopian)

Yum yum, Din Tai Fung! πŸ‘
First time at the Seattle location, not bad! Lots of vegan options! :) (at Din Tai Fung Dumpling House, University Village)

#cherryblossoms in full bloom!
One of the first to fall. :) 🌸❀️