Saturday, August 19, 2017

No Processed Food In The Cart

Yep. This is starting to happen more often than not. 99cent Store(sometimes organic-sometimes not). A fruit feast is approaching and I'm trying to get in the habit of eating berries, melon and bananas. Not bad for $23!

Last week this almost lasted a week. Mind you I eat a potatoe a day. Was told I'm going to turn into one. 

Might I add that I also completed my workouts and rode my bike twice this week. #OneBodyOneLove #KeepMoving

Have a fruitful day! ✌🏾

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Bike Ride Reflections

Made it out of bed, bowed to The Most High and went on a ride this morning. Riding through Guadalupe and this right here:

At the end of my ride I spoke with an older lady riding her bike. Our discussion was about health, fitness, one body and taking care of it for as long as you can.

Made it home and hit the patio for some reading.  #TheNewJimCrow  I recommend this because although we live in a supposed "Color Blind Society" on must be care not to be "Blinded" or "Blindsided" by the "Propaganda Machine".  Have a great day and show some love. 

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Changing to a Plant Based Lifestyle : It's getting better

Changing to a Plant Based Lifestyle : It's getting better: I debated as to whether I was going to make run ton get fried tofu dish from one of my favorite restaurants. Hours later this happened.  Yep...

It's getting better

I debated as to whether I was going to make run ton get fried tofu dish from one of my favorite restaurants. Hours later this happened. 

Yep. $33 worth of fruit. I guess I'm prepping for the September Fruit Feast.
So needless to say I have quite a few meals in the basket. 

Look for those fruit sales and have Fruitful day while you're at it. 


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

An Open Debate on Fruit Sugar

Wow!  That's all I can say.  You want to know about sugar, fruit and vegetables and what you need to be eating to be at optimal health?  Watch this.

I don't know about you but I will continue eating more fruit to help the dr inside my body do it's job.


Friday, July 28, 2017

Mango Morning

Yep. Had 3 on chill mode and today was the day. Nice desert breeze on the patio capped off with a bowl of sweet mangos. 
Simple is good! 

Have fantastic weekend and eat some fruit.


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Changing to a Plant Based Lifestyle : sweetgreen

Changing to a Plant Based Lifestyle : sweetgreen: Oh what a way to start the day(yesterday). Last meal in Baltimore turned out to be the best! If you are ever around a sweetgreen stop i...


Oh what a way to start the day(yesterday). Last meal in Baltimore turned out to be the best!

If you are ever around a sweetgreen stop in. They have options for everyone. Friendly and helpful staff. Great food! Create your own or go with one of their cold or warm bowls. 

Go for it!  Good stuff!

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Fresh Like that

After a good nights sleep (6-7 hr) which happens rarely, I wanted or was graving fruit not an egg McMuffin. Ha ha   I usually just eat the fruit whole but this morning it was Smoothie Time!

Black grapes, strawberries, mango, coconut water and some crushed ice. 

Now off to the patio to enjoy the birds singing and what nature and the universe have to offer. #8lifestyle 

Finally hooked up with Craig and wouldnt you know it, I pull up to the meeting spot and he's just changed a flat. 

Airing up again. 

Thanks for the ride Craig. It was great being on the bike. Zen night here we come. 

Now for a bowl of fresh chilled pineapple. 

Have a fruitful day!  ✌🏾

Wednesday, July 5, 2017


Had my wife's special "however many layer" dip for brunch.

Kicked it a bit on the patio to soak up some heat and sunshine before heading to the office. #8lifestyle

BREAKTIME! Sweet cherries. 

A little reading, officiating and night bike ride are in the holding pattern. 

Have a fruitful day. ✌🏾

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

7-4-17 Great Morning

Woke up late and was like I'm going riding anyway. Aired up, watered up, suited up and hit the road. All praise. Cycling is therapy for me. When I miss my appointments I don't feel so well.

7 miles into the ride I saw black smoke. Got as close as I could a found out an RV went up in smoke. 

Next stop Lehi. Nice quite community, shades streets and a historic site. 

Mesa Botanical Garden. Can't tell you how many time I've driven and disengage by this spot. Today wasn't going to be one of those days. Kool place check it out. 

So now I'm cruising along and start smelling smoke. Not like the RF fire earlier. This Mexican joint is at it early and popping. 

60 Weat on Horne. Not much traffic. I wonder why. 

Two hundred yard later....Yep a corn field. 

I'm on the home stretch now and I hear a train. Brought back memories. We literally had a train track run in front of our house at the end of the sidewalk. We had a Collie (Tina Marie) that use to run on the tracks in front of the train and knew when it was time to get out of the way. 

Turned out to be a nice break. Making the most of the moment. 

About a half mile from home and no knee pain I'm feeling pretty good about now. 

Could wait to get home to have some mango and cherries that had been on chill mode. 

Folks have a fruitful day and enjoy one another. ✌🏾

#stopthehate #onelove #rideon #bikelife #8lifestyle

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Fruit bowl of the day.......

So I see a fruit bowl post and wonder who?  My Cuz.  You made my day! She is doing the most right now.  I have to say over the past couple of days she has been eating more fruit than me.  I need to go to the store now.


Please go out and have a fruitful day.  Healthy, Wealthy and Wise. 

Lunch was a fusion of the east and carribean. This was off the vharts. 

Walmart. Yes Walmart. I haven't bought fruit there in a while. Just happen to be there and:
3 pineapples
7 mangos 
4 lbs cherries 
1 watermelon
1 cantaloupe 
1 sm box fig cookies
$13 (approx 8 meals) I keep trying to tell folks it doesn't have to be expensive to live plant based. 

Leave a comment about your healthy choice for the day here.


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Catch 22

Let's make it short and sweet. Past 24 hrs have been great.

Yesterday: completed my to do list, cleaned my bike, skimmed the pool, cut the grass, watered the plants, worked out and took a midnight swim. 

Now for today so far:
Up at 4, bowed to the most high, went on a 22.22 mi bike ride, had a falafel sandwich on the patio and currently getting ready to deliver some clothes I can no longer wear. 

Now I need to handle some home business details. You can catch me at 3pm Starbucks 2for1 espressos from 2-5

Have Fruitful day. ✌🏾#8lifestyle

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

30 Day Fruit Feast

I didn't complete the 30 day fruit feast.

I've yet to do so.  I completed 18 days.  What has happened is that a number of people that joined me for a day of fruit eating are now trying to eat healthier.  It's a journey.

Ramadan was right after the fruit feast.  So after 30 days of Ramadan I am now trying to refocus on the fitness component. My knee are not being to nice to me, detached bicep.....let's just say I'm getting older but not giving in.

The online business is moving right along.  I'm still trying to simplify my life and surroundings. That can be tough when you've collected and saved so much "stuff" over the years.

Today I'll clean my bike and get it ready for some riding which is therapy for me.

Stay tuned and please share your journey as it relates to your plant based life style.

#peace #8lifestyle #thepeacevegetarian (my cuzo Vera tagged that)

Tuesday, May 16, 2017


Folks I am at the halfway point.  I've been craving a cooked treat.  My biggest challenges have been when at family outings and not sampling certain non meat dishes I usually partake in on occasion.

I'll tell you, the coolest thing has been having friends join me for a day to show support.  I need it.  It gives us an opportunity to reach out to each other and share the day's activities, eat some fruit and encourage others to add more fruit to their lifestyle.

Yesterday and today were good days to stop in to a few stores and find fruit on sale.  Did I stock up.


Halfway through the feast I have also continued my light weight workout twice a week.  The plan is to make it part of my lifestyle moving forward.

The online business is requiring me to be teachable, coachable and consistent with my marketing and follow up.  "In it to win it."

Have I mentioned chess?  I've been getting my butt kicked.  You can find me on as ubethe1

Have a fruitful week.  Message me to get a copy of Veggie Start Guide. [Free]


Friday, May 5, 2017


Nothing exciting. Just taking it one day at a time. I had strawberries, watermelon and bananas today. Got lucky with the melon it was sweet. I'll have to go get a couple more for the weekend. Light weights in the morning and more fruit. 


Thursday, May 4, 2017


Here's to a wonderful day. Enjoy what life has to offer. Eat more of your favorite fruits. Eat when you are hungry. Try to cut down on processed foods. Exercise(keep moving). 

Todays breafast was around 9:30am. A smoothie (grapes, blackberries, bananas and distilled water). 


Made a trip to the store for some fruit and run into this. 

Made my way to the fruit section with no problem. Watermelon, strawberries and a watermelon. 

Nice afternoon meal.