grocery haul + what I’m meal prepping

grocery haul + what I’m meal prepping

Happy Wednesday! We’re half way through the week – if you’re anything like me you’re muttering “you got this” to yourself multiple times throughout the day. I’m finally back with a Wellness Wednesday post y’all will hopefully enjoy – this has actually been one of my most requested posts and I just now got around to feeling like I had a grocery haul worth sharing.

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my current exercise routine, spring 2019

my current exercise routine, spring 2019

Hello readers! I’ve been spending the last couple of days planning some content – specifically wellness related – and I’m so excited to start working on it for y’all! 2019 has truly been a huge year in terms of lifestyle changes for me, but I can say I have genuinely been feeling my absolute best because of it. And, as always, my vision for this blog is to help y’all do the same. I’m hoping that by sharing what I’ve been doing + the changes I’ve seen will help inspire y’all to make any changes that you have been wanting to make.

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follow friday: my favorite plant-based instagram accounts

follow friday: my favorite plant-based instagram accounts

Happy Friday! We made it! There really are weeks when it feels like Friday will never come – seeing as how I woke up Tuesday morning and immediately thought “it’s Friday!” only to realize it was definitely not Friday… I’d have to say it was one of those long weeks for me.

It’s been a while since I’ve shared some of my favorite Instagram accounts with y’all, so I wanted to list some of my recent faves! You might have seen my recent post about going flexitarian – changing your diet in such a big way can seem kind of intimidating, but it always helps to surround yourself with encouragement + support. That’s why I found some plant-based accounts to follow so I can stay motivated, encouraged, and inspired. Whether you’re flexitarian, plant-based, vegan, or not, all of these feeds are super fun, colorful, and were aesthetically pleasing, so you might find them fun to follow, too!

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I’m going flexitarian, and here’s why

I’m going flexitarian, and here’s why

If you are unfamiliar with the term “flexitarian” (much like I was until I looked it up not long ago), it is also known as “semi-vegetarian.” In the past month I made some major changes to my diet, which has included focusing on a primarily plant-based diet (I make more vegan options than vegetarian) but I still eat meat every now and again, but no more than only a few times a month. This shift started to come about after writing the Wellness Wednesday post The Power of Plant Based, which prompted me to further my research + understanding past a biased, seemingly fear-tactic based documentary.

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the southern sooner takes on youtube!

the southern sooner takes on youtube!

I knew this day would come eventually, but I am so excited to announce that my first YouTube video is officially LIVE! 2019 has already been a huge year for the blog with over 2,150 views in January. Perhaps a small feat to some, but I could not help but be blown away by the Lord’s goodness as His hand has become so evidently present in The Southern Sooner’s growth.

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wellness wednesday: the power of plant based

wellness wednesday: the power of plant based

Okay, so it’s actually Thursday by the time I’m getting this up because it ended up being a little bit more of an undertaking than I intended. This is definitely a topic that I could talk about for forever, but I had to try and find a way to write about it without boring y’all lol. This was initially supposed to be more of a review over the documentary What the Health, but after struggling through the first half of the film I finally made it to the part that I could actually get on board with. I’ll precursor this post too by saying that documentaries are stressful and they need footnotes. I need to see the research they’re looking at for myself lol

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strawberry, sweet potato, and mango protein shake

strawberry, sweet potato, and mango protein shake

Sorry y’all, I forgot this post was scheduled so early this morning and it went up without any content. Oops! But I wanted to bring you guys one of my favorite protein shake recipes. My protein shakes are more like smoothies, but they’re yummy and filling, which is perfect since I often use them as a breakfast replacement (honestly it’s the only way I’ll get breakfast anymore).

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