My Vegan Diary Day 1

Dear Diary,

It has been awhile since writing to you last and, I can’t wait to share what I have eaten. Since becoming vegan I have tried, tested and, made a lot of vegan food and, now that I feel I kind of have a grasp on the food part I jumped on the workout bandwagon. Yes, I do not like to admit that I let my workouts slip but, I did and, I am certainly paying the price. After making the mistake of thinking just because I am vegan I don’t have to work out as hard I have gained some unwanted lbs. Was I eating all whole foods? Haha, no I’m glad you mention that because it is good to be able to have more greasy vegan food or processed food but, I’m afraid my body does not really agree. I have been laying off the vegan “junk food” as much as possible and trying to carb the F up the right way. As you may have heard from one of my posts I joined the gym and, started swimming again! I am so happy to be back on track and rid myself of the evil unwanted extra fat. Today I swam for about 10 minutes, took a yoga class, and did zumba. Although, I am exhausted I feel fantastic. Let’s take a look at what I ate throughout my day.

Breakfast:

 I promised you all the recipe to this amazing nice cream on my instagram so, here it is.

Strawberry nice cream: Half a bag of frozen strawberries, 3-5 frozen bananas, and a little bit of almond milk. Blend in your food processor or blender until you get a creamy ice cream like consistency.

Chocolate nice cream: add a tablespoon or more depending on how chocolatey you want it to taste. The add 3-5 frozen bananas and blend untile you get the ice cream consistency.

Enjoy or add chia seed gel for a great topping. Look up how to soak chia seeds I am in the beginning stages of testing this.

 

 

 

Lunch:

 

 

 

 

Lunch was heaven in the backyard as a picnic! I love backyard picnics, don’t you? I also watched a few episodes of Charmed on Netflix!

Lemon Water

Dip: Chick peas mashed and avocado

Salad: Bag of salad, carrots, apples, tomatoes

6:45 p.m. ish I went to the gym as I mentioned and, do all of those activites

 

 

 

 

My face after Zumba- if you want to get updates in real time follow me on insta @thatsabangsfitme

Zumba was so much fun and, it really proved to me how much I want to get back in shape!

Dinner:

 

Of course ended the night with a mason jar with lemon water.

Dinner was leftover salad, dip from lunch, half an avocado, and two baked sweet potatoes.

It was a great day filled with accomplishments not only with my health but, with my work as well.

Thank you for stopping by and reading my diary! Please share and, comment I’d love to get a conversation going about vegan food and, your favorite vegan recipes.

Have an enlightening and adventurous day,

allie

 

 

 

 

Forever Seeking Wanderlust

Ciao loves,

My new YouTube Channel is here, forever seeking wanderlust. Forever seeking wanderlust is a channel that will provide ethical fashion and, travel videos. I know there will be questions on why I decided to start a new YouTube Channel when I already have allie vLuv that I am still trying to grow. I still love my channel allie vLuv, no pun intended but, I also, have grown as a person and, some of my perspectives/ views have become stronger. With a longing to travel and a desire to join the ethical movement forever seeking wanderlust was kind of a no brainier. With a blog post series already called, forever seeking wanderlust and, an opening for the name on YouTube & Instagram it had to be fate! So, from now on all ethical/travel videos will be found on my new channel forever seeking wanderlust. That means my capsule wardrobe planning process and, finally getting my fall capsule wardrobe will be featured on forever seeking wanderlust and, of course on here, my blog. I think you all will really enjoy this new channel and, what it has to offer!! I know I am pumped and, trying to figure out how I want to edit the videos and, what videos I want to film on this channel. It is such a particular niche that I want to keep it that way. All of my other videos will be put onto allie vLuv which is board and, I love it that way. Until you all jump over to subscribe to forever seeking wanderlust I will post all my videos on allie vLuv as well so, you don’t miss out. Eventually though, forever seeking wanderlust will have it’s own platform and, no longer be featured on allie vLuv because they are two different channels. I am trying to decide if my travel videos are going to be vlogs or not because I have quite a few trips coming up business wise & as a chaperon! As you all know, I am also, saying for lovely Italia! My new video is about ethical fashion and, breaking news within the ethical fashion industry. I play my role as a news caster which is actually kind of funny and, also, touches on some serious topics. I think this will be either weekly or bi-weekly which is so much fun! It also, spreads the ethical fashion message. Here is the video enjoy and, please subscribe it would be most appreciated!

I joined a gym?

Yes,

Hello loves, I have joined a gym but, not because of the gym equipment but, mainly because of the pool!! I will be starting my training to try to get my swimming back to where it should be. Today on my vlog I talked about moving my channel toward fitness and, ethical fashion. On my new YouTube Channel “Forever Seeking Wanderlust” I will be posting travel vlogs and ethical fashion videos. If you are a follower of allie vLuv don’t worry I will still be posting vlogs, hauls, makeup, and vegan videos. Back to the gym, well, I had enough with not being physically fit. I have a few knee problems and, Reflex Nerve dystrophy so, I want to ease back into really getting in shape. I used to be on the swim team when I was younger and, just swim a lot in general. I will start with getting back into swimmer shape and, work on my technic. Once I have been able to get myself to a solid 20-30 minute swim I will start to incorporate a challenge that I would to put on the YouTube Channel. I was watching a YouTube Channel I will link a video down below, and, he was doing 40 hours of working for the week. It gave me he idea of pushing myself to do 3 hour challenge and 1 hour every other week to build up resistance. I will have to be careful of running because of my knees I will have to build up fast walking/jog to a run. Once I have established a jog, longer swim I can start the 3 hour 2 week challenge and keep building that up until I reach my 40 hour goal. I realize that it will take me about a month to get myself back in semi-swimming ready. I also, want to be able to bike to the gym over this summer which will be amazing when that happens. The visual of riding my bike to the gym is inspirational in my mind and, I can not wait for that vision to come to life. What we manifest, we put out to the universe what we want and, in return the universe usually gives us what we would like. We have to want it, think about, pray about it (if you are religious), write about it, and act on it. Your positive acts, thoughts, and feeling will be contagious; it is the kind of contagion that I wish would spread throughout the world. I am very excited to peacefully transition into a healthier/fitter lifestyle. As I start to lose weight it will be captured on all of my videos. I plan on eating vegan, of course, but, I will either be fruitarian or rawtill4. I will be learning what my body fuels on best when working out more and, how much I will need to bring with me. I am thinking i will be incorporating more medjol dates, smoothies, bananas, and of course my favorites melons!! I just bought a cap for my hair so I can swim with ease, I already own a one piece bathing suit, and goggles. I know that bathing suit isn’t going to be so flattering but, in my mind I have gotten over myself and, focus on where I need to get my body in order to be healthier and, have a happier life. Are you all excited to follow me on my journey, what are some post you would like to see, do you want me to do a weekly diary of how I am doing what I eat and, how I am coping with this new workout schedule. I am a little nervous, determined, excited, and motivated lets get it! This journey is amazing….

Have an enlightening and adventurous day,

allie

April Favorites

They say April showers bring May flowers but, for New Jersey May is even rainier then April. All of this rainy weather makes me think back to all of my April favorites! I have six favorites to discuss and, they are not the typical monthly favorites that you see on YouTube. I will also, have this posted as a video on my YouTube Channel for those of you who would rather watch me talking about the products.

Chia Seeds have been featured on my YouTube Channel more than once this month and, that is because they are yummy and crazy good for you!!Chia Seeds In A Bowl

A 1 ounce (28 grams) serving of chia seeds contains (12)Fiber: 11 grams.

    • Protein: 4 grams.
    • Fat: 9 grams (5 of which are Omega-3s).
    • Calcium: 18% of the RDA.
    • Manganese: 30% of the RDA.
    • Magnesium: 30% of the RDA.
    • Phosphorus: 27% of the RDA.
    • They also contain a decent amount of Zinc, Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Potassium, Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) and Vitamin B2.
    • If you want to rea more about Chia Seeds here is the link:
    • https://authoritynutrition.com/11-proven-health-benefits-of-chia-seeds/

My favorite Lip Balm I Have ever used from Bear’s Beauty                                               

The texture is smooth and gilds on your lips gently. It 100% cruelty free % Vegan. 

Protective Tint Balm

My favorite is tangerine which I have had for over six months ! If you shop in my Poshmark closet I have teamed up with Jerra so, you will receive one of here samples and, if you are lucky a lip balm! My Poshmark Closet is @eyeheartedu and if you do not have Poshmark use my code : HFNIS for $10 Poshmark credit. If you want to try one of Jerra’s many fabulous products the link is below!

If you all follow me on Instagram you will know that I have been doing a bit of archery. I have to say it is quite fun. It is great to try new activities & move around!

We have just gotten started on our garden so, an April favorite would be seeds to plant our vegetable garden. I absolutely love the garden and the serenity you find from the plants. We are planting a few different kinds of lettuce, tomatoes, melons, beans, and few other veggies!



As you know I have been ranting and raving about ethical fashion and, it is for a good reason. As I have chatted about to you all, ethical fashion is important so, we have clean water, no more unfair labor, and so the landfills stay as empty as possible! April really was the month that sparked this ethical movement so, I thought I’s add it to my April Favs.

And if you all didn’t see this coming you do not read enough of my blog posts or watch enough of my YouTube Videos. I feel like I should be sponsored by Poshmark lol the amount of promotion that I do for them. I just love Poshmark and the idea that you are recycling your clothing to have other Posher’s reuse them. It is a great platform to start a business and, earn an extra income.

Link For You To Sign Up: Sign Up

Here is my Code to receive $10 in Posh credit: HFNIS

Link To My Closet: https://poshmark.com/closet/eyeheartedu

I am selling much more in my closet but here are a few items

Converse Shoes - Converse One Star

 Other - Outfit bundle

                                             Xhilaration Dresses & Skirts - Polka dot skirt

Ethicallifestore Dresses & Skirts - Natural Eco dyed green lace boho dress one only

Thank you for reading! If you haven’t already, make sure you follow me so, you can continue to read my posts!

Have an enlightening and adventurous day,

allie

How My Jobs Are Ethical

Ciao Tutti,

I am so glad you all are enjoying the posts don’t forget to follow me so, you can get alerted about my latest posts. If you all want to get email notifications every time my blogs are posted visit my blog www.thatsabang.com and sign up! I am so excited to kick start the approach of summer with some challenge and, controversial topics! For those of you that don’t know I am an Amazon book seller and sell on Poshmark. Today i’m going to chat with you about why these jobs are ethical and, how they are helping the environment. Lets start with Amazon where I go to book sales and, then list the books on Amazon. There is a great little cycle for this; used books are donated to the book sale, books are purchased from book sale, books are sold on Amazon, and then the buyer either donates the books, keeps them, or lends them out to friends. Rarely do we see books being thrown out which is fabulous. Not only do book sellers keep the book industry going but, they also, keep the cycle of reusing the book. Poshmark allows you to sell clothing from your closet which means when you are done another lady can get use out of that jacket you don’t need or, those shoes you never wore. The beauty of this is that you can make a nice income while recycling your clothing to other Poshers. Both of these businesses allow me to be ethical without even trying. And my blog/YouTube Channel allows me to spread the ethical message and, informing those who do not know. I really like how this all comes full circle. It is incredible to have businesses to allow to do and, chat about what you believe in. A video discussing this topic will be posted on my YouTube Channel allie vLuv as well. I also, wanted to let you know that I have a new YouTube Channel Forever Seeking Wanderlust. Lets get the discussion going in the comments let me know what you think about ethical and, sustainable fashion.

Have an enlightening and adventurous day,

allie vLuv



Trending: Vagabond Lifestyle

So, in today’s world you work in the corporate world, 9-5 job, and 90% of the people working are burnt out, stressed and, zoned out of life. That is not completely accurate because there are many people selling everything and, traveling the world. To me this is the best idea and, what I strive to do in life. So, why is living a vagabond lifestyle popular? People actually sell their cars, houses, and most everything they own just to travel and, live out of their backpacks? Yes, and I am beginning to see the draw and, passion for just living. Why not drop everything and travel around the world that has a much greater appeal then working hard long hours to eventually hate life. So, what happens if you are like me and you don’t have a house or car to sell? Well, I am working to establish a nomad kind of lifestyle. I just started a travel YouTube Channel called Forever Seeing Wanderlust and, I hope that my journey’s on there and, on my regular YouTube Channel allie vLuv will help me to create an income for myself. I have my blog, selling books on Amazon and, I am looking into selling fair trade t-shirts on etsy etc.. I also, sell on Poshmark. I am hoping with this large combination of jobs that I will be able to provide a great income for myself to travel. I would also, like to have the means to purchase a better bike and, car. How do you think you would be able to provide a nomad lifestyle for yourself and, where would your first trip be to?

Have an enlightening and adventurous day,

allie

Capsule Wardrobe

Is the capsule wardrobe the most ethical and sustainable wardrobe to own, even if you love fashion. Well, ethical means that you are buying from fair trade companies that do not harm animals and, treat other human beings in a humane way. It can also, be ethical to buy secondhand because you are not contributing to new fast fashion items being made and, preventing the clothing from going into the landfills. I have volunteered at places where clothing is donated and, sold and, they are actually really picky on what they sell so, make sure if you are donating the clothing that is goes to a place where the clothing will be used. Capsule wardrobe was created in the 1970’s by Susie Fox a London

Boutique owner. Susie, strived for a capsule wardrobe to be a small collection of 37 items of clothing to wear for the season. A season last for about three months depending on where you live. In N.J. the weather can be very tricky sometimes it can be very warm and, change to snow all of a sudden. If you can plan for this by knowing what climate you live in and, how the weather changes this will help you a great deal to create your capsule wardrobe. You will develop a wardrobe of 37 items including shoes, coats, sweaters,tops, pants, skirts, dresses, and formal wear. You will be wearing all of these pieces for 3 months so, you will want some basic pieces and colors such as, white, black, nude, and brown. Because you will be wearing these pieces for three months you will want to find your style and, probably shake it up. So, I suggest a few fun pieces or accessories that will pull your outfit together. Keep in mind that your capsule wardrobe will not consist of handbags,

workout clothing, underwear, or bras. Woohoo so, you aren’t totally constriction well, that makes me think should you cap how many bags, and workout clothing you can have for the next three months? I actually think that is in your best interest as well as, your wallets. During the next three months you will not be shopping for any clothing under any circumstance so, taking that into consideration you can save items and, put them together for your next capsule wardrobe. Your wardrobes will probably coincide and, you should only have switch out 5-8 pieces. Before you go on your be shopping spree for the next three months make a list of what you are going to need, make sure you are purchasing preloved or ethical clothing only. If you are on an ethical journey this is not about gouging your bank account it is about minimalist living and, seeing what you need and, what you can do without. Chances are you can shop your wardrobe and find half of your pieces. Shop places like thrift stores or Poshmark to get the best deals and, when shopping Poshmark do not buy NWT (New Wtih Tag) unless, it is ethical clothing. Ok, now that you are brain storming your new wardrobe get ride of what you do not need. Make four plies, keeping(only for your next three month wardrobe), storing ( for future capsule wardrobe), Poshmark ( to sell), and Friends/Charity. Go through your entire closet; clothing, shoes, bags, and, see what piles that they belong. I suggest making a capsule collection for your bags, and workout clothing. If you do this and, reduce what is in your closet it can help a great deal with organization and, sense of space. You will also, see what style your wardrobe goes toward and, if that is the same style you want to portray. I would call my style athletic, casual, classic, chic. That is the style I would like to portray with my fall capsule wardrobe. I will have to make quite a bit of sales on Poshmark to be able to achieve this wardrobe because, I’d like to buy from a few ethical stores. But, let’s be honest almost my whole wardrobe is from Poshmark right now. The reason my style has been completely out of wack is that right now I am trying to lose weight because I did

recently gain and, haven’t been fitting in my clothes as well. Weight gain and, lose can be a major problem when it comes to wardrobes because you may have to get an entirely new one based on fit. Right now I am in the process of eating well and, exercising so, there is no reason for me to invest in a summer wardrobe when I know that I will be losing weight and, may be a completely different size by September. My goal is to save about $500 from Poshmark to invest in my Fall wardrobe. $500 may actual seem low for 3 months $166.66/month but, I plan on buying mostly from Poshmark because it is the most economic for me right now. I will also, be using fall items for Fall, Winter, and most likely Spring so, a $500 investment is well worth it. I have four months to decide what I want my fall fashion to be and, focus on. If you are all invested in a summer wardrobe I suggest siting down and, see what you actually need for the summer. I will be hard at work traveling, working, volunteering, developing my style, and working out. What will you be doing to prepare for your fall wardrobe?
Have an enlightening and adventurous day,

allie

Amazing Blog On Capsule Wardrobes and, her experience: http://www.un-fancy.com/outfits/spring-outfits/how-i-developed-my-personal-style-3-steps-to-develop-your-own/

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