A nerdy 21-year-old wife's (so-far successful) attempts to pack on the muscle and shed the flab.
Nerdman and I like to grill apparently. We’ve been grilling a lot lately! Our favorite thing right now? Shrimp! It’s absolutely delicious in a teriyaki marinade with rice pilaf.
What are YOUR favorite healthy things to grill?
Little Sister has a Tumblr now! (Yes, there are TWO of us! Be afraid.) Let the obsessive fangirling and silliness BEGIN!
Native to Australia, the finger lime(Citrus australasica) is a rare rainforest tree from the Australian east coast. The finger lime holds globular juice vesicles which have been likened to a “lime caviar “, which can be used as a garnish or added to various recipes. The fresh vesicles have the effect of a burst of effervescent tangy flavour as they are chewed. The fruit juice is acidic and similar to that of a lime.
It’s a special day today! My first strawberry plant, that I loved and nurtured for almost four weeks (already? Time flies!), has blessed me with the reddest, juiciest, most delicious little berry! Despite its small size, it was so much tastier than anything you can get at the store.
All I did was water it on nice days, bring it inside on cold nights, keep it in a sunny spot and spray a little diluted vinegar on it. It was supposed to fight bugs, but I have no clue if it worked since this plant has given me no bug problems at all since the day it came home.
I need MORE strawberry plants! MORE I SAY! I can’t can them or make smoothies at the rate they’re coming in. For now all I can do is savor the flavor one at a time. One day I’ll grow all of my own produce, what a great day that’ll be!
Okie dokie. So I’m seeing a recent pattern that kind of disturbs me.
A fitblr will reblog a picture of a pretty healthy selection of food, but there might be one or two things that don’t constitute as THE healthiest choice you could EVER make. Someone will then reblog it from them with an added note of “omg croissants are SO not healthy” or “ew yeah I’ll eat processed chocolate when I want to be fat, no thanks” and so on and so forth.
First of all, I had a croissant this morning. Oh crap, that means I’m no longer living a healthy lifestyle, I should probably delete my blog and retreat into a small cave with a modest amount of wall-space for pictures of my glory days.
Right. Or I could calm down, because moderation is health, and restricting myself from every food I love does not necessarily mean I am nourishing my body. Being healthy doesn’t mean you can never eat freaking white bread ever again, or never drink a soda. It means that over-all, you are making the effort to take care of your body. If you want to go that extra step and cut ALL refined sugars, ALL non-whole grains, etcetera, that’s fantastic, and you should feel really proud! But so should the person who went from eating three cups of ramen and eight cookies for lunch to eating fresh fruit and a croissant. And so should anyone who has made a conscious effort to start taking care of their body, no matter how much they have changed.
Just chill out and let people make their own choices about their health. As an added note, the amount of asks I get per day about whether something is “okay” to eat is a testament to how much food-shaming still happens in the fitblr community, even though overall this is a fantastic, supportive community. Think about it. If someone wants to eat milk chocolate instead of dark chocolate and you disapprove of this, are you ACTUALLY going to make them “see the error of their ways” by adding a note like that, or are you just going to make them feel bad about food? FOOD IS GREAT. We shouldn’t feel bad about eating the foods we love!
I’m not saying we all need to form a circle of love and eat croissants. I’m just saying to live and let live.
^ God bless your soul.
i love you
If you’re new to eating clean, here are some easy to follow guidelines.
Then again, sometimes even those of us that have been eating this way for a while need a reminder!
While it’s fine to have treats once in awhile, there’s nothing like whole, natural, REAL food to keep your body looking, feeling and functioning well!
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