the vegan has moved back home

i moved back home from university yesterday, for a few months before i move into my house before second year, and i went to the supermarket with my mum today and we stocked up on loads of meat and dairy free foods πŸ™‚ below is today’s shop, i’m going to town tomorrow with my nan where no doubt more will be purchased πŸ™‚

i’m so happy i’m home now, not only do i now have my own beautiful double bed back which is like sleeping on a cloud after months of what can only be described as a mattress made from broken bricks, WORKING INTERNET, a shower that doesn’t just drip once every few seconds… now i can finally buy, prepare & cook my own meals. i can choose what i want, how i make things, what ingredients i use…

let the vegan living at home experience begin! πŸ™‚

xoxo alex

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NVW

it’s national vegetarian week πŸŽπŸŠπŸπŸŒπŸ‡πŸ“πŸŒ½πŸŒ±
i’ve only been vegetarian/vegan for about 2 weeks now but already i feel so much better for it πŸ™‚ i am contemplating going pescatarian just for protein in my diet, but i don’t like the idea of eating fish so i’m still trying to decide on that one… thoughts/advice?
sorry i haven’t posted lately, i’ve had a busy few days, plus i broke my phone so had to send it for repair, and the phone i have in the meantime doesn’t have any social media or even a camera, it barely texts and calls haha!
been to the gym twice this week, going again tomorrow.. my cardio fitness levels are improving slightly, focusing more on my arms and abs tomorrow πŸ™‚
hope you are all well!
i’m moving back home soon and can start cooking and baking my own meals… i’d love some healthy vegan breakfast recipes, if any of you have any please let me know πŸ™‚

the couple that works out together stays together <3

the gym was fun once again today πŸ™‚ felt the burn on my arms more this time, i focused more on them, they need toning up like SERIOUSLY. here’s a photo of me and the wife (melissa) after our session (after makeup had been applied) πŸ˜‰

we went shopping after the gym and for some lunch – we went to yo! sushi. i was SO tempted to get the crispy salmon skin, but i kept my vegan head on and had miso soup, cucumber maki and the sushi salad thingy? can never remember the name. and thanks to us both being students we got 25% off which was a bonus πŸ˜€

hope you all have a good weekend! for me, my nan and granddad are coming down to visit tomorrow, and i’m going to meet them, but beforehand i’m going for breakfast and a stroll Β around my beautiful city [London]. see you all soon πŸ™‚

xoxo alex

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all coffee no chicken

moving into our first proper house mid July, and me and the other three girls (who I’m moving in with: Eloise, Elouisa & Rachel) went to the bank today to set a joint account up, and we went for a Starbucks afterwards. it was lovely, and I had my first ever soy latte and i can honestly say i couldn’t tell the difference from a dairy one???

we all got hungry around noon, and everyone wanted to go to KFC.. it was hard, because I LOVE(D) CHICKEN, but i still managed to keep it vegan: i had a hash brown burger with no cheese/mayo, just lettuce. had fries too, but today was my ‘cheat day’, so…

xoxo alex

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grazing

so last week i ordered a dress for our end of year summer ball at university, (from Boohoo), and with my dress came a little card saying i had a free graze box code. i signed up, selected a box (i chose the chocolate box) and it’s finally here.

there are tons of fruit, nuts, seeds and treat snacks to choose from, and you can either order a one-off box, or set an order up to have a box sent every week or time period of your choosing. [click here to be redirected to the Graze website]

in my box i had the following snacks:
Florentine:Β Belgian dark chocolate buttons, pumpkin seeds and cranberries
Peach and Passionfruit Cheesecake:Β white chocolate and passionfruit buttons, peach drops, sponge pieces and coconut
Caramel and Peanut Track & Field:Β raisins, Belgian salted caramel milk chocolate buttons, blanched peanuts and Cornish vanilla fudge
Honeycomb flapjack:Β rustic rolled oat flapjack with honeycomb and chocolate drizzle

if you fancy a little treat i’d recommend ordering a box, or there are options to order specific snacks of your preference. try it out πŸ™‚ if anyone wants a friend code, where you get your 1st, 5th & 10 boxes free, message me πŸ™‚

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xoxo alex

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rip me

today at the gym was amazing! me and melissa worked up quite a sweat and i pushed myself harder than last week πŸ˜€ i also met the stepper for the first time, and we weren’t friends. my legs kill! gonna be sore tomorrow, planning to go back to the gym in the week, perhaps wednesday & friday, but for now it’s time for a healthy vegan lunch – I REALLY NEED TO STOP SPENDING ALL MY MONEY ON PRET BUT IT’S TOO DELICIOUS NOT TO!

lunch: vegan avocado and cucumber wrap, kale crisps & a melon bowl. the smoothie was gorgeous, it was a GymJunkie from JuiceFuel, but I swapped the dairy froyo for dairy-free, fat-free sorbet πŸ™‚

now it’s time for game of thrones! (no spoilers, i promise!)

xoxo alex

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broccoli is the best :)

tonight’s tea: broccoli, pasta & sauce [both are vegan, i checked].

this is so delicious, so filling & contains no meat or dairy πŸ™‚ can’t believe how much i don’t even miss meat. when i went to get food tonight all the chicken and beef and turkey were out, and i kept remembering those horrific videos i watched and it made me even happier that i’ve decided to go vegan πŸ™‚

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vegan diet: day 1

ok so i have spent the best part of day (hungover as hell) looking online at all the vegan websites i can find and i am properly going to do it!

it’s probably going to be so hard at first, and i think i may still eat fish at the beginning (so technically i think it’d be a pescatarian) but it’s going to benefit myself and so many other people πŸ™‚

today’s meals were as follows:
breakfast: nothing (i was too hungover to stomach food)
lunch: Bootea chocolate shake
tea: jacket potato (i ate half of it and didn’t eat the skin), broccoli (my favourite vegetable in the entire world) and sweetcorn.
snack: alpro blueberry yoghurt

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