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Alrighty, guys! After the success of the fundraiser/raffle that I did for my surgery, I’m finally able to pay it forward! The Color Me Rad 5k contacted me about wanting to sponsor a giveaway on my blog - so of course I had to say yes! They also let me choose a charity to raise money for, and I chose the Wright Way Rescue, which is the rescue that my boyfriend and I adopted our dog Fozzi from! This is going to be a pretty amazing fundraiser for a pretty amazing cause. I’m hoping to raise at least $5000, if not more! All the proceeds will go directly to the Wright Way Rescue, minus around $800-$1000 to purchase the prizes for the giveaway that the Color Me Rad 5k is not supplying. You can speak to two of my previous giveaway winners here and here, this is not fake or a scam! I always make good on my giveaways! 

Color Me Rad is a 5K that fires off in a blaze of color bombs, color cannons, color mortars, and multi-toned courses that guarantee your outlook will be brighter, your boyfriend will be more affectionate, your boss will finally remember your name, the hair on your head will grow back and the hair on your back will fall out, and your gray outlook will turn green like a spring morning.
Wright-Way Rescue is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. Their mission is to reduce the number of homeless pets euthanized in the Midwest each year through an adoption program, community education, promotion of spaying and neutering, and a veterinary medicine program. They continue to save pets from rural animal control facilities where they are at a high risk of euthanasia, and instead offer them a second chance at a loving home in the Chicagoland area. Wright-Way places more dogs in adoptive homes than any other no-kill rescue in the State of Illinois on just 10% of the budget. Wright Way Rescue also suffered a tragedy last October when a school bus crashed into their facilities and destroyed their adoption center. You can read more about the incident here. They have been at a temporary facility ever since and need help rebuilding!
HERE ARE THE OFFICIAL RULES:
  • Must be following me, the Color Me Rad official tumblr, and my yoga blog
  • If you have instagram, follow me at natashaxjade (reblog with your insta username if you do)
  • ONE REBLOG ONLY.  Like do not count either. 
  • TO GET EXTRA ENTRIES, donate! Here is the donation page for the Wright Way Rescue. One dollar equals one extra entry. 
  • I will ship internationally - check the Color Me Rad website to see if there is a race near you! 
  • 6 winners will be chosen! One grand prize winner that will take everything, and 5 other winners who will get a free registration to the Color Me Rad 5k near them!
  • Winner will be chosen using random.org. 

HERE ARE THE PRIZES! 

  • 6 Registrations to the Color Me Rad 5k. One will go to the grand prize winner, and 5 will go to other winners picked at random!
  • Color Me Rad merch! A sweatshirt, t-shirt or tank top, shorts, headband, sunglasses, and color packets!
  • Workout clothes! I will be your personal shopper, head on over to Dick’s Sporting Goods and you tell me your size, favorite colors, favorite brand and I will buy you an outfit! Top, bottom, and sports bra. 
  • Workout equipment (not pictured): 5 lb hand weights, jump rope, yoga block, Nike spots/workout bag, Yurbud Headphones, water bottle from Victoria’s Secret, resistance bands, workout/lifting gloves. 
  • Portioned food containers for meal prep. 
  • 1 pair of Nike Free Runs in your size.
  • Fitbit Flex. 
  • $50 Victoria’s Secret gift card
  • $50 Dick’s Sporting Goods gift card
  • $50 Whole Foods gift card 
  • 4 shirts of your choice from lookhuman.com 
  • 1 Lululemon yoga mat
  • 2 boxes of Quest Bars in whatever flavor you prefer. 
  • Bootcamp plan made by yours truly. 
  • Shirt from the Wright Way Rescue
  • More to be added/freebies to be thrown in!

This ends September 30th! So you have three full months to enter and donate! Go go go! 

we’ve been stuck at $270 for a while. think of the puppies and kitties and donate just $5!

http://www.gofundme.com/azmpq0

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Guys, please take care of yourselves. Eat if you haven’t eaten. Sleep if you need to. Take a mental health day. Do what you need to do. Put yourself first when necessary.

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When I first started University I was so excited to start being more independent! Had absolutely everything planned out! Until I got there and had to do my first food shop.

But, what should I buy?!

If you’re the same, or if you just want some advice on what your fridge should be stocked with to ensure you stay away from the notorious ready meal then read ahead! I’ve tried to keep it as clean/healthy as possible but it’s totally adaptable to whatever you want/need :)

Fruit and veggies:

  • Bananas 
  • Berries (frozen berries are cheaper than fresh!)
  • Apples
  • Lemons (great as condiments or sliced up in hot water, too)
  • Mangos
  • Pineapple
  • Grapes (Try freezing them as a summer snack, too!)
  • Avocado
  • Onions (I always have onions in my cupboard!)
  • Tomatoes
  • Spinach
  • Broccoli
  • Lettuce
  • Carrots
  • Mushrooms

Basically any fruit or veg you like that’s in season! Click here for a great info sheet about when food is in what season!

Protein

  • Chicken/turkey
  • Eggs
  • Salmon
  • Tuna
  • Cottage Cheese

Veggie/vegan protein

  • Tempeh
  • Tofu
  • Nuts and nut butters
  • Seeds
  • Beans
  • Quinoa
  • Lentils
  • Almond Milk

Grains and ‘good carbs’

  • Porridge/oats
  • Quinoa
  • Brown rice
  • Buckwheat
  • Brown rice
  • Wild rice
  • Sweet potato

Any bread you want, make sure it’s brown/wholemeal at least. Ezekiel bread is also great

Fats and oils

  • Almonds
  • Sunflower seeds
  • All natural nut butters (no sugar and no added salt)
  • Coconut oil
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Flax seeds
  • Chia seeds

Dairy and non-dairy alternatives

(If you eat dairy, obviously)

  • Greek yoghurt
  • Semi-skimmed/skimmed milk
  • Cottage cheese
  • Organic yoghurt
  • Almond milk
  • Soy milk
  • Oat milk
  • Rice milk

Legumes

  • Edamame
  • Black beans
  • Chick peas
  • Lentils
  • Peanuts/peanut butter (yep, peanuts are technically a legume!)

Condiments and seasonings

  • Salsa
  • Tabasco sauce
  • Low salt soy sauce
  • Hummus
  • Raw honey
  • Stevia
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Mixed dried herbs
  • Freeze-dried basil
  • Lazy garlic
  • Paprika

Other necessities

  • Tea/coffee
  • Flour (any type you like)
  • Butter/spread
  • Ketchup
  • Canned beans
  • Canned tomatoes
  • Oxo cubes
  • Canned sweetcorn

Other general tips about shopping

  • Keep an extra loaf of bread in the freezer just in case
  • Keep a spare pint of milk in the freezer just in case
  • Start a weekly food planner to make sure you’re eating healthily and saving money on your food shop
  • If you’re having leftovers, it’s best not to re-heat pork, bacon or shellfish
  • If you’re not vegan/veggie, buy a whole chicken and cook it. You can use the meat for several meals such as sandwiches, curries, risottos, baked potatoes, salads etc.
  • Click here for a bunch of posts dedicated to help you with your shopping lists!

Part of my Student Survival Guide

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Healthy Grocery Shopping on a College Budget

fit-personality:

I remember the day like it was yesterday. A surprisingly chilling January afternoon in Hawaii. I decided I was so totes over having Easy Mac for lunch everyday and binge eating fun-sized Snickers at 3 in the morning. No. This is my time to be healthy and feel good. So I take the 2 mile drive to Whole Foods on my little white moped that could and walked in to Whole Foods and I. Went. Fucking. Ham.

Quinoa Chia Seed Granola? Done. 5 avocados? Obvi I need. Every level of firmness of tofu? Sure. What’s a rambutan? I don’t know, but I want it. I go the register in which the lovely Kalani rings me up. Suddenly, the smile withers away from my face as I look down at the screen only to realize I just spent $270 ON GROCERIES. I leave Whole Foods holding back the tears as I mourn my credit card. When I arrive to my moped and realize I don’t have enough room for all the groceries, sounds I imagine only a whale can make start protruding from my mouth. I weep.

I don’t have a problem with spending more money on healthy food. But enough was enough, Whole Foods. I was going to learn how to make my grocery shopping cheap and efficient. I was going to be the McDonalds drive-thru of grocery shoppers. But healthy.

Here’s how.

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