Friday, May 25, 2012

Fun Friday! Stuff I'm Into!

Hey everyone! I hope that you've had a great week! I wish I could say that my week is over but sadly I'll be working through Sunday. At least I only have to go in for a few hours tomorrow.

I wasn't sure if I should skip fun Friday and keep my cleanse posts going but I kind of feel like the food is pretty much the same. Lots of raw today but it was a smoothie, a mango, a hummus plate and dinner will be a big ol' salad. See, nothing new.

So, let's begin Fun Friday!

You didn't think I'd actually post this fun Friday without mentioning the book though, did you? How could I, it has consumed my week! In the best possible way though. I figured I'd do a first week cleanse wrap up. Overall, I feel really good right now. I hit a few bumps in the road as I documented earlier in the week, especially Day 3. Now that I've overcome the hardest part of the detox I have more energy, my appetite seems to have leveled off (I have the tendency of either having zero appetite or being a ravenous beast... now I feel like I have a normal person appetite), my skin is glowing and I've dropped a few pounds. I feel a bit more relaxed after my morning meditations as well. Overall, I feel much better on the cleanse this time around. I have a feeling that this will turn into a lifestyle instead of a cleanse. Stay tuned for another week!

As I've mentioned, I was in desperate need of a proper pair of running shoes, especially since I'm starting my training for Tough Mudder. I have to be careful with my spending so I was planning on saving up from the weddings I work to buy a good pair. I got an e-mail advertising a 20% Memorial Day online sale from Sports Authority and figured I'd check it out and see if I could find anything. I found these and loved them and the price so I ordered them! I've heard great things about New Balance for running so I can't wait to try them out. The list price was $74.99 and the total price I paid after taxes (I got free shipping too!) was $50. Not bad! Hopefully they are as good as I hear they are :) I had saved up already for a dehydrator (I was going to do a dehydrator then the sneakers) but I just switched up the order a little bit ;)

And on the same note, I'm going to start up my running today! I'm heading over to the gym in a little bit to get some interval running in. Wish me luck! 

I have never actually watched the music video for this song but every time it comes on when I'm in the car I find myself bopping around and doing a little car dance. It's Calvin Harris ft. Ne-Yo and it's called "Let's Go." I have a feeling it will find it's way onto my cooking/baking dance party playlist pretty soon.

I found this workout and have made it a goal. It doesn't seem that hard but it is. My goal is to make it through without dying.

Finally, I'm so honored that Gabby over at Veggie Nook nominated me for...

the Food Stories Award for Excellence in Storytelling!

Here’s how it works:
1. The nominee should visit the award site ( and leave a comment indicating that they have been nominated and by whom. (This step is so important because it’s the only way our judges will know who is being considered for the monthly presentation).
2. The Nominee should thank the person that nominated them by posting & including a link to their blog.
3. Share one random thing about yourself in your blog post.
4. Select at least five other bloggers that you enjoy reading their stories and nominate them for the award.
5. Notify your  nominees by leaving a comment on their blog, including a link to the award site (
Random Fact: My initials are SAS so my family and our family friends call me "Sassy" or "Sas" as a nickname. They are even teaching my niece to call me "Aunt Sassy." I think it fits :)
It is so hard to only choose 5 people because I love all of my readers and their blogs! I'm going to try and nominate people I haven't nominated before to be fair! 
1. Caralyn from GlutenFreeHappyTummy! Such an inspiring story, you are a warrior girl!
2. Allysia from The Real Meal! Beautiful posts with beautiful food :)
3. Ashlae from Oh, ladycakes! You are a rock star! I LOVE your recipes and your stories always make me smile!
4. Ingrid from Ingrid Improves! I always look forward to reading your posts and to "chatting" with you. You are awesome!
5. Sophie from Fresh Air & Fashion! I love reading your food and fitness posts! Inspiration from your impeccable style is a great bonus!
Thanks again Gabby! I always look forward to reading your blog as well, your recipes have inspired me so much! 
That's all for me today. I am going to get ready for the gym then after I get back I'm going to enjoy a quiet evening watching The Ultimate Fighter Live and the last installment of UFC Primetime. Those Heavyweights are no joke!
Have a great night everyone!


  1. Wow, thank you so much for the nomination, Sarah. That means so much! It's so cool how many amazing people you meet in the "blog world" :) Enjoy your run this afternoon!

    1. Yay! You're welcome! I agree, I've "met" a lot of great people! Thanks, the run was tough but I got through it! Hopefully it'll only get easier from here! 5 months til Tough Mudder!

  2. You are so welcome my dear :)

    Great list! So glad you're having a good experience with the cleanse! It's amazing what small changes can do.

    That looks like a great workout too- thanks for sharing!

    Gabby @ the veggie nook

    1. Thanks! I'm feeling great on this cleanse! The only thing I need to sort out is what to eat after a workout. Brendan Brazier suggests something different from the usual protein I've heard so I need to really research and see what will work best! I'm going to need good recovery since I'll be working out so much! And you are right, it really is amazing what small changes can do!

    2. Thanks! I'm feeling great on this cleanse! The only thing I need to sort out is what to eat after a workout. Brendan Brazier suggests something different from the usual protein I've heard so I need to really research and see what will work best! I'm going to need good recovery since I'll be working out so much! And you are right, it really is amazing what small changes can do!

  3. i love those sneakers! they are really cool looking.

    1. Thanks Sara! They shipped today, can't wait to take em for a test run!

  4. Hooray! Sounds like a great end to the week, and great results! I love New Balance shoes, and those are super cute. I'm looking forward to building back my running base, now that I'll have time and energy. So excited for you to be getting into it! The Jump Rope workout reminds me of workouts I've seen at Peanut Butter Fingers, have you checked out her blog? It's not vegan (or vegetarian even), but she has a lot of great gym workouts.

    THANK YOU SO MUCH!! I can't wait to check out the site, and congratulations on being nominated!

    1. Thanks Ingrid! I can't wait to try out my sneakers, I hope they look as cute in person! I'm so glad that you'll have some time to focus on yourself and get back to doing the things you love! I'd love to hear any tips you have on building up running stamina. Especially in breathing and dealing with leg soreness.

      I haven't checked out her blog but I'll have to look! I definitely will need some good workouts for strength training!

      You're so welcome! You definitely deserve it, and thank you!

  5. Crazy sexy diet is a good book, I should give it a re-read! And thanks for the mention, and also for your kind comment on my blog the other week. :) Have an awesome weekend!

    1. I've read it 3 times already :) I have found it so helpful! You are so welcome, I hope that you are doing well! Thanks, you too!

  6. It's tough coming up with these Fun Friday posts. I wanted to participate this week, but I couldn't think of anything!

    1. I actually had a hard time coming up with things this Friday as well. Some weeks it is easy and sometimes I have a really hard time. It's easier when I pull things as I think of them :)