*Being Healthy and Fit is a Journey, not a Destination...*

In ode of this, my blog explores what happens AFTER the diet finishes!

Posting and reblogging Fit Chick pic-spiration, strength and cardio work outs for the budget conscious, recipes for tasty and fun CLEAN EATING (my own or adapted).

My name is Gill and my blog promotes balance, active lifestyles, K.I.M, striving for goals and self-acceptance. What's the point in getting fit, without happiness to enjoy it, right?

K.I.M = Keep It Moving. A mantra for whenever you slip up. Just re-up on the wagon, and keep going :)

nprfreshair:

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Excerpted from L.A. Son, Roy Choi’s cookbook/memoir:

"Ain’t nothing more ghetto than ketchup fried rice. This is a fiend’s meal. It’s like crackers and aerosol cheese spread. It’s like sugar on some white bread or frozen burritos. Basically, some trashy-ass f*cked-up, dumb sh*t. But it’s…

tyleroakley:

Marco isn’t fucking around with those fries.


Hilarious!  Don’t touch that food *mad marco face* :)

tyleroakley:

Marco isn’t fucking around with those fries.

Hilarious! Don’t touch that food *mad marco face* :)

(Source: tastefullyoffensive)

To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best day and night to make you like everybody else, means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight, and never stop fighting.

—E.E. Cummings (via positive-outlooks)

Love this be because it’s true.

newshour:

Jeffrey Brown: “Behind you is a boarded-up house. Across the way is a burned-out building. What good is a garden?”

Answer: “Inspiration.”

On rebuilding Detroit.

There’s the you that you present to the world, and then there’s, you know, of course the real one and, if you’re lucky, there’s not a huge difference between those two people. And I guess in my diary I’m not afraid to be boring. It’s not my job to entertain anyone in my diary.

— Humorist writer David Sedaris, on Fresh Air with Terry Gross. (complete interview here.)  (via npr)

(Source: nprfreshair)

DAY 3:  well pleased with this run. I felt achey today and really didn’t feel like it. Once out though, it was good. Found a nice route for eve runs too.
There’s a lot to be said for sticking to a plan rather than relying on motivation. Motivation is a fickle thing; whereas routine will get you where you need to be!

DAY 3:  well pleased with this run. I felt achey today and really didn’t feel like it. Once out though, it was good. Found a nice route for eve runs too.

There’s a lot to be said for sticking to a plan rather than relying on motivation. Motivation is a fickle thing; whereas routine will get you where you need to be!

Sugar-free and Eggless Date & Ginger Cookies.
These are lovely. I’ve been subbing out refined sugars in desserts for a while, and find dates are sweet and easy to make into a useful syrup for baking.
I doubled measurements on the original recipe, taking out sugar, adding dates,  flaxseed, loads of ground nutmeg, cinnamon, shearings of ginger. Try it!
*makes 14 large cookies. Halve portions for less, but go heavy with your ginger and spices for great flavour*
2 cup wholemeal flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2/3 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVO)
2 cup chopped pitted dates (buying with seeds will be cheaper, de-seeding is easy!)
Handful of flaxseeds
1/2 cup milk (I used some coconut and almond milks I made)
2 tsp vanilla
1 nub cut up ginger (as much as desired. But if you can’t smell it, there isn’t enough!)
Ground nutmeg, cinnamon and (optional) 2 cardamon pods (ground up in blender with dates, milk and 1/3 c olive oil)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees/GM 4
2. Combine dry ingredients in one bowl inc/ the spices and mix well.
3. Add dates in a blender with the milk, cardamon and 1 of the 1/3c EVO. allow to sit for a while to soak- if in a rush, just blend as is. You want a mushy, rough chopped liquidy mixture.
4. Mix dry and wet ingredients together and add the extra oil, using as few stirs as possible. Get your hands involved to work the flour in.
5. Form into golf ball sized rounds and flatten slightly on a baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes on a middle shelf (rotate from top to middle shelves if using two trays), a little longer for crisper cookies.
Original egg less recipe with chocolate chips and salt:  http://lillybellefoods.com/2013/05/15/vegan-olive-oil-chocolate-chip-cookies/

Sugar-free and Eggless Date & Ginger Cookies.

These are lovely. I’ve been subbing out refined sugars in desserts for a while, and find dates are sweet and easy to make into a useful syrup for baking.

I doubled measurements on the original recipe, taking out sugar, adding dates,  flaxseed, loads of ground nutmeg, cinnamon, shearings of ginger. Try it!

*makes 14 large cookies. Halve portions for less, but go heavy with your ginger and spices for great flavour*

2 cup wholemeal flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

2/3 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVO)

2 cup chopped pitted dates (buying with seeds will be cheaper, de-seeding is easy!)

Handful of flaxseeds

1/2 cup milk (I used some coconut and almond milks I made)

2 tsp vanilla

1 nub cut up ginger (as much as desired. But if you can’t smell it, there isn’t enough!)

Ground nutmeg, cinnamon and (optional) 2 cardamon pods (ground up in blender with dates, milk and 1/3 c olive oil)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees/GM 4

2. Combine dry ingredients in one bowl inc/ the spices and mix well.

3. Add dates in a blender with the milk, cardamon and 1 of the 1/3c EVO. allow to sit for a while to soak- if in a rush, just blend as is. You want a mushy, rough chopped liquidy mixture.

4. Mix dry and wet ingredients together and add the extra oil, using as few stirs as possible. Get your hands involved to work the flour in.

5. Form into golf ball sized rounds and flatten slightly on a baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes on a middle shelf (rotate from top to middle shelves if using two trays), a little longer for crisper cookies.

Original egg less recipe with chocolate chips and salt:  http://lillybellefoods.com/2013/05/15/vegan-olive-oil-chocolate-chip-cookies/

Run G Ruuuuun!
#day2 run 2m-a-day. A good run. Felt a bit heavy legged half way in, must be adjustment.  Hills challenge me to stick with it…I fear that urge to stop. Then I think, “who’s making you? You’ll only stop if YOU stop…” then it makes no sense stopping.  
I’m not a victim out here- it’s my CHOICE. Woman Up! So far, so good

Run G Ruuuuun!

#day2 run 2m-a-day. A good run. Felt a bit heavy legged half way in, must be adjustment.  Hills challenge me to stick with it…I fear that urge to stop. Then I think, “who’s making you? You’ll only stop if YOU stop…” then it makes no sense stopping. 

I’m not a victim out here- it’s my CHOICE. Woman Up! So far, so good

I thought I’d send this while having my post run bath with magnesium chloride flakes. Tremendous health benefits by using magnesium chloride in some form - improve sleep, support cell function,  reduce stress, as well as claims to reduce arthritis pain and moisturise skin as a by product.

I’ll report back my impressions after a few weeks regular use.