GreenWavee

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Again, me and my stubborn self had to make my way to the closest raw vegan restaurant!  And these babes actually wanted to come along!! WOO! For Caroline’s birthday 😉 we had A BLASSTT!!

Now, I do apologize, I did my best to take pics, really, but the food looked so bomb by the time we got it we all ate it before I could remember to take a pic!! The menu was RAWESOME!!  And my meat and potato 4H Indiana friends had no complaints :D!  LOVE LOVE LOVE

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Lo Mein!

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Burrito:

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Spicy NOOOM Burger! :

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THIS SALAD WAS BOMB

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We got free brownies and ice cream for CAROLINE’S BIRTHDAY! And then Caroline and Gracie sang so they gave us free cheezcake too!!!! 😀

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Ice cream toooo goood.. vanilla, chocolate, coffee, strawberry, and pumpkin!!

And such nice friendly service!!

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His name was Mikey, he was really cool

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Such a fun, successful, satisfying spring break!!!

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Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden!!!!

Sunday, March 10, 2013.  My first day in Ft. Laud for another crazy amazing spring break with my kappa sisters, and where do I go? FAIRCHILD TROPICAL BOTANICAL GARDEN!! After watching the first half of The Fruit Hunter’s Documentary  I realized 1. I HAD TO GO THERE … 2. I WAS SOMEWHAT CLOSE TO THERE and 3. I HAD TO GO THERE.  So me and my stubborn determined self took a taxi down to Homestead, FL.  So worth it. So beautiful. So amazing.  I am so glad I made this trip and so so SO lucky I got to experience it!!! AHH!!

First of all, this place is HUGE.  My few photos do NOT do justice. At ALL. !!! You have to go and see it for yourself.  To the top of the bucket list it goes.

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I happened to come the weekend of the Orchid Festival!!! It was so unbelievably amazing!! I learned so much about orchids and saw so many stunning varieties!!!

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And I went in: BUTTERFLYY BEAUTIFULNESS<3 ❤ ❤

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and I went in: THE TROPICAL FRUIT PAVILLLIONNN

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IT WAS INCREDIBLE WITH SO MANY EXOTIC TROPICAL FRUITS FROM AROUND THE WORLD<3

The garden had SO MUCH FRUIT! Todd showed me around the  edible garden!!

This archway is made of roseapple vines!! Beautifully delicious!

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Can you guess what this is? :  …(haha yup, pineapple 🙂

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Todd said Fairchild has 5 varieties of durian!!! Wait, what?!

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Mmmm and persimmonsss

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Todd made me a mango papaya smoothie super organic and fresh and gave me sapodilla to try and to take home!!

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Modello Sapodilla:

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another sapodilla:

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I also WENT CRAAZZYY over the crazy deliciousness of the CANISTEL<3 ❤ ❤ It’s pumpkin sweet potato PIE

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sunbathing on the penthouse balcony overlooking the ocean ❤ in bliss ❤

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More FRUIT

Did you know jack fruit grow to be ENORMOUS!? Up to like 80 pounds!!!

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AND SO MUCH MORE!! Like look at this:

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I coulda sworn this had cream added to it.  I was like WTF. This soursop juice was the thickest creamiest most refreshing melony drink I’ve ever.. having trouble finding the right words to truly describe the sweetness!!

This place was poppiinn so many incredible people, so many exhibits and places to walk around and facsinate yourself with.  Just standing in the beauty of it all was breathtaking.  I. Am. So. Lucky. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Have Your Weekend, And Party Too

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Have Your Weekend, And Party Too

 

So spring break is over.  Whew, now I don’t have to continue to be active and have conscious eating habits.  WOW. You are too beautiful to not take care of your body!  With that in mind, it is understandable to not want to go out and have fun with your friends in fear of negative effects on your health.  These tips will ensure an amazing weekend for you, and your waistline.

 

  1. Set your intention.  Going into the night with a, “I am going to get SO WASTED tonight” attitude is noooot the best way to start your night.  Try a mindset of, “I canNOT wait to go out tonight!!”  Or “Seeing ______ will be so much fun!!” With this mindset, you are more likely to enjoy your time with friends and catch up with people you haven’t seen in a while as opposed to spending the night with maybe one or two of your closest friends while you enjoy your time by yourself becoming mindless.  Your attitude. Your night. Your choice.
  2. If you get the choice to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance.  What more fun way to get up and get active than dancing?  Get your workout twerkout on on the dance floor!  The more you move and groove, the more you burn, and the better you feel!
  3. Chaser Danger.  Soda is the devil.  Invest in your own chaser that isn’t 100% empty calories and additives, colorings and tooth-decaying crap, please?  Great chasers that everyone can agree on: orange juice, cranberry juice, cranberry apple juice, any mango pineapple juice blend, and really any kind of delicious juice!  Guys- the ladies would seriously appreciate healthier, fresher, and naturally sweet n tasty chasers!
  4. Let Yourself Sleep.  Just staying up too late causes problems with your brain and overall health.  So, if you’re adding partying and late night activities into the mix, your body can really take a toll.  Got napping powers?  Use them.  Turn off your alarm clock.  Soak in the sleep, and try to go to bed a bit earlier the next few nights.
  5. Winner Winner, Eat Your Dinner!  With early pregames and a busy schedule, it can be easy to miss a meal without even noticing.  This is a seriously dangerous mistake to make.  On an empty stomach, you will not realize how much lower your tolerance is and will probably get really drunk a lot faster than you normally do.  Huge risk of alcohol poisoning.  On an empty stomach the alcohol goes right into the blood with nothing to slow it down and the body takes it on full force, seriously overworking all the organs, especially the liver, and damaging brain cells quickly and easily.  Do yourself a favor, and eat something.  Drunkorexia; skipping meals to drink more, is the most ridiculous idea ever.  You need food to function.  Good luck functioning without it!  Seriously!
  6. Baby Shawts.  You’re still takin a shot with him/her!  Doesn’t mean you have to down the whole thing!  Half the alcohol, half the calories, half the destruction, half the problem, twice the benefits!  Half your intake and enjoy away!!
  7. Hydrate. Hydrate. Hydrate. Hydrate. And did I mention you should hydrate?  Alcohol is a diuretic; ie. It increases the volume of urine excreted.  This means it dehydrates you.  Which is the main reason why drinking is so bad for the skin and blood and etc. etc.! Drink your water!  Measure out a cup of water and see how many gulps it takes to finish it.  This way, you will always be able to see if you are really drinking enough.  The recommendations for water consumption are 8 cups a day!  It takes me about 17 gulps to drink a cup.  Now I know when I grab my water bottle in the morning to take at least a good 17 gulps!
  8. Hi there, your goals here!!  Do. Not. Neglect. Your. Goals.  Continue making good decisions on the reg.  Ya dig?  It isn’t hard.  It’s a simple choice.  You get what you give.  So, give a &$*#!

 

Life is such a wonderful blessing.  Embrace and enjoy all of it!  Life can be experienced sans the destruction of our bodies.  Now, take a deep breath, and let the delight of this human experience take you away, the right way!