Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Hello again sorry for my disappearing act. im back for now and will continue to have the once a week updates even if im just going to try to do this.

Today for my come back im going to let you know about a couple of things that are going on in the vegan world,my world, and school.

First off on  November 15th at 7:30 pm . You'll see 'Earth Cafe' featured on the Cooking Channel's, 'Food Crafters' show. so tune in to watch I KNOW I WILL!

Secondly i have been having the weirdest pains when i get out of dance practice and i know some of my friends are having the same issues when they come out of the gym. so i found this handy little guide to a pain free workout  in "Fitness Mag". 

Tips to a pain free WORKOUT
What hurts? 
The sole of your foot and heel are tight and tender.
Here's why: With overuse, the connective tissue that runs the length of your sole can become inflamed or suffer microscopic tears. Known as plantar fasciitis, it usually feels worse early in the morning, better during exercise, and painful once you stop.
Feel better: Sit in a chair and place a cold can of soda on its side on the floor in front of you, says Christopher John Anselmi Jr., a chiropractor at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. Put your foot on top of the can and, applying medium pressure, roll it back and forth. The cold will reduce swelling while the massage eases the pain.
Your new game plan: Buy shoes with arch support; women with high arches are especially prone to this injury. And cut down the mileage until your foot feels better (try a nonimpact cardio activity, like swimming, instead).

What hurts? 
Your shin area is sore.
Here's why: You have shin splints, caused by doing too much too soon. When you run, your legs absorb a force three or four times your weight. Piling on miles too quickly can cause the tissue surrounding your shins to become inflamed.
Feel better: Wrap an ice cube in a thin rag and firmly rub it up and down your leg, on either side of your shinbone, for 15 minutes at a time.

What hurts? 
You feel a sudden twinge in the back of your upper leg, followed by tightness.
Here's why: The muscles that run down the back of yourleg are delicate. Hamstring pulls happen when you add a burst of speed or quickly change direction, especially if the muscles aren't warmed up.
Feel better: For severe pain, see your doc. Mild to medium? "Sit on the floor with your injured leg bent and your other leg straight for support," says Mitchell. "Using the fingers of both hands, reach behind your leg and apply pressure while stroking upward from your knee toward your glutes for several minutes."

I hope these tips where help full for any pain you are experiencing. Remember to check out fitness magazine. 


  1. Thanks for tweeting me so, I could discover your blog. This is totally inspiring! Thanks. :) Now I just need to get off my butt and add exercise to my vegan lifestyle! ;)

  2. Great tips! Got a suggestion for occasional lower back pain. It's not an issue usually, but when i'm busy and don't have time for my yoga class it'll sneak up on me. Thx in advance!