July 17th, 2014
piecesinprogress:

This asparagus came out absolutely perfect. It’s lightly seasoned, just enough to enhance the flavor but still let the asparagus really shine. David and I couldn’t get enough of it- I think we’re just lucky it even made it to the dinner plates from the grill pan haha! I made it for a special date night dinner (with lemon grilled salmon & roasted garlic rice, recipes coming!) but there’s so many ways to use this. Oh and yes, you read that right, I only used 1 teaspoon of olive oil for all of this asparagus! The trick is to really be willing to get your hands messy and toss it well!
Here’s just a few of the many amazing things you can do with this!
Eat as is. No joke, probably my favorite way because it’s just that good.
Put on sandwich (optional GF bread) with goat cheese & baby spinach
Toss with pasta (optional GF bread), lemon juice, a little olive oil, & lots of garlic (some shrimp or tofu would be excellent here too!)
Make risotto with white wine & mushrooms, add this in when you add the last segment of liquids and Parmesan cheese to keep the crispness!
On a wrap (optional GF bread) with melty mozzarella, fresh tomato, & basil then press it on the grill for an updated version of a caprese panini
Bonus! I just have to add serving this with a poached egg, toast, & some homemade hollandaise is worth mentioning even if it’s not the healthiest thing because eggs benedict is already amazing but with this grilled asparagus it’s just out of this world!
For more summer inspired recipes go here and for more veggie recipes go here!

piecesinprogress:

This asparagus came out absolutely perfect. It’s lightly seasoned, just enough to enhance the flavor but still let the asparagus really shine. David and I couldn’t get enough of it- I think we’re just lucky it even made it to the dinner plates from the grill pan haha! I made it for a special date night dinner (with lemon grilled salmon & roasted garlic rice, recipes coming!) but there’s so many ways to use this. Oh and yes, you read that right, I only used 1 teaspoon of olive oil for all of this asparagus! The trick is to really be willing to get your hands messy and toss it well!

Here’s just a few of the many amazing things you can do with this!

  • Eat as is. No joke, probably my favorite way because it’s just that good.
  • Put on sandwich (optional GF bread) with goat cheese & baby spinach
  • Toss with pasta (optional GF bread), lemon juice, a little olive oil, & lots of garlic (some shrimp or tofu would be excellent here too!)
  • Make risotto with white wine & mushrooms, add this in when you add the last segment of liquids and Parmesan cheese to keep the crispness!
  • On a wrap (optional GF bread) with melty mozzarella, fresh tomato, & basil then press it on the grill for an updated version of a caprese panini
  • Bonus! I just have to add serving this with a poached egg, toast, & some homemade hollandaise is worth mentioning even if it’s not the healthiest thing because eggs benedict is already amazing but with this grilled asparagus it’s just out of this world!

For more summer inspired recipes go here and for more veggie recipes go here!

monoscribbles:

jeez… _

(via hxcfairy)

piecesinprogress:

This is a salad I’ve been thinking about for a while but have been nervous to try. All summer I’ve been seeing salads like this (goat cheese, some sort of berry, candied nuts) on cafe menus and thinking to myself that sounds like it might be good but I don’t want to spend so much money on something I know I can make at home. After a few attempts (goat cheese doesn’t last long in my house!) I finally pulled this together and was in love. The creamy goat cheese mixes so well with the sweetness of the strawberries and the crunch of the radish makes the perfect contrast. I used to be a fruit-in-salad skeptic but this has definitely proven to me that it can be an outstanding combo!
Check out my new domain here for more delicious, easy, healthy *gluten free!* recipes! :)

piecesinprogress:

This is a salad I’ve been thinking about for a while but have been nervous to try. All summer I’ve been seeing salads like this (goat cheese, some sort of berry, candied nuts) on cafe menus and thinking to myself that sounds like it might be good but I don’t want to spend so much money on something I know I can make at home. After a few attempts (goat cheese doesn’t last long in my house!) I finally pulled this together and was in love. The creamy goat cheese mixes so well with the sweetness of the strawberries and the crunch of the radish makes the perfect contrast. I used to be a fruit-in-salad skeptic but this has definitely proven to me that it can be an outstanding combo!

Check out my new domain here for more delicious, easy, healthy *gluten free!* recipes! :)

July 16th, 2014

An accurate portrayal of my enthusiasm at the gym.

(Source: marvelsagentsoffeels, via supersizetosuperhero)

blondevsworld:

Macro Friendly Girls Night In Video is up! Healthy (ish) sangria is, loaded burgers, and more!! Like, subscribe, and share please!

xoxo

(Source: brooklyn616, via alittlethor)

July 15th, 2014
So I ask the American commentators, please stop announcing that Landon Donovan is the “all-time U.S. leading goal scorer.” He is not. With 57 international goals, he’s not even in the Top Five.

The all-time U.S. leading goal scorer is Abby Wambach, with 167 goals, followed by Mia Hamm (158), Kristine Lilly (130), Michelle Akers (105) and Tiffeny Milbrett (100). In fact, Abby Wambach is the all-time leading goal scorer in the world, among all soccer players, male or female.

backonpointe:

tribesports:

Stay fit in summer with the 30 Day Crunch Challenge , the 30 Day Lunge Challenge and the 30 Day Burpee Challenge !!

Nice simple challenges!

pizzafemme:

mayakern:

cute underwear is the best cure all for low self esteem

GPOY

(via part-l-ypoison)

chasefear:

Easy Run: These light runs are best done at a conversational pace. Meaning, if you can’t run and recap last night’s episode of “The Bachelor” at the same time, you’re going too fast!
LSD: Excuse me?! No, not that LSD. In this case, the acronym stands for long slow distance, or the week’s longest run. The only kind of trippin’ runners might be doing out on the road is over their own shoelaces.
Recovery Run: Also lovingly referred to as “junk miles,” a recovery run is a short, slow run that takes place within a day after a long, harder run. This teaches the body how to work through a fatigued state - a dress rehearsal many runners will be thankful for at mile 19 of a marathon!
Speedwork: Aimed at improving running speed, these types of workouts can include intervals, hill repeats, and tempo runs (all explained below). In addition to getting faster and increasing endurance, speedwork, well, usually hurts a lot, too!
Interval Training: By alternating specific time periods of specific high and low intensity during a run, intervals are just one way to get faster, build strength, and see calories melt away.
Hill Repeats: Runners make like Jack and Jill and go up the hill (again and again) in this other cruel form of speedwork. Heading up at a 5K pace and recovering down at an easy jog or walk, the number of hill repeats per workout depends on experience and fitness levels. But the benefits from the pain? Speed, strength, and confidence!
Fartleks: A fartlek not only makes us giggle, it’s an easier form of speedwork for beginners. Meaning “speed play” in Swedish, fartleks are easy runs broken up by quick sprinting bursts. When changing speed though, the runner calls the shots (unlike more rigid intervals). So newbies can make it as fast and as hard as they can handle. That’s what she said.
Tempo Run: Usually done just once a week, tempo runs are a tougher form of speed training. Runners challenge themselves to hold a “threshold” (or comfortably hard) pace for a 20-minute period during a run - along with a good warm-up and cool down, of course.
Pick-Ups: Short, gentle increases in speed, or pick-ups, at the end of a run help aid recovery. Sorry, they unfortunately have nothing to do with these cheesy lines.
Strength Training: Runners need muscles, too! Among its many other benefits, strength training, or exercises performed with or without weights (think push-ups, squats, and planks), helps runners become stronger and prevent injuries. Their bodies take quite a beating while hammering it out on the road, so they need all the help they can get.
Cross-training: Runners should also squeeze in time for cross-training, or sports and exercises other than running that improve overall fitness and strength. Great examples of cross-training for runners include cycling, swimming, yoga, water running, and weight training.
Rest Day: Choosing the couch over the road at least one day a week allows a runner’s body to recover and repair muscles. We say rest days can still be all about marathons though - a “Friday Night Lights” marathon, perhaps?

chasefear:

Easy Run: These light runs are best done at a conversational pace. Meaning, if you can’t run and recap last night’s episode of “The Bachelor” at the same time, you’re going too fast!

LSD: Excuse me?! No, not that LSD. In this case, the acronym stands for long slow distance, or the week’s longest run. The only kind of trippin’ runners might be doing out on the road is over their own shoelaces.

Recovery Run: Also lovingly referred to as “junk miles,” a recovery run is a short, slow run that takes place within a day after a long, harder run. This teaches the body how to work through a fatigued state - a dress rehearsal many runners will be thankful for at mile 19 of a marathon!

Speedwork: Aimed at improving running speed, these types of workouts can include intervals, hill repeats, and tempo runs (all explained below). In addition to getting faster and increasing endurance, speedwork, well, usually hurts a lot, too!

Interval Training: By alternating specific time periods of specific high and low intensity during a run, intervals are just one way to get faster, build strength, and see calories melt away.

Hill Repeats: Runners make like Jack and Jill and go up the hill (again and again) in this other cruel form of speedwork. Heading up at a 5K pace and recovering down at an easy jog or walk, the number of hill repeats per workout depends on experience and fitness levels. But the benefits from the pain? Speed, strength, and confidence!

Fartleks: A fartlek not only makes us giggle, it’s an easier form of speedwork for beginners. Meaning “speed play” in Swedish, fartleks are easy runs broken up by quick sprinting bursts. When changing speed though, the runner calls the shots (unlike more rigid intervals). So newbies can make it as fast and as hard as they can handle. That’s what she said.

Tempo Run: Usually done just once a week, tempo runs are a tougher form of speed training. Runners challenge themselves to hold a “threshold” (or comfortably hard) pace for a 20-minute period during a run - along with a good warm-up and cool down, of course.

Pick-Ups: Short, gentle increases in speed, or pick-ups, at the end of a run help aid recovery. Sorry, they unfortunately have nothing to do with these cheesy lines.

Strength Training: Runners need muscles, too! Among its many other benefits, strength training, or exercises performed with or without weights (think push-ups, squats, and planks), helps runners become stronger and prevent injuries. Their bodies take quite a beating while hammering it out on the road, so they need all the help they can get.

Cross-training: Runners should also squeeze in time for cross-training, or sports and exercises other than running that improve overall fitness and strength. Great examples of cross-training for runners include cycling, swimming, yoga, water running, and weight training.

Rest Day: Choosing the couch over the road at least one day a week allows a runner’s body to recover and repair muscles. We say rest days can still be all about marathons though - a “Friday Night Lights” marathon, perhaps?

(via the-exercist)

girlgrowingsmall:

ocfitness:

love these anatomy gifs

Oh, I thought it was just part of that weird skeleton photo trend that’s going around.

girlgrowingsmall:

ocfitness:

love these anatomy gifs

Oh, I thought it was just part of that weird skeleton photo trend that’s going around.

(via tumblrgym)

July 14th, 2014
Everyday you skip a workout is a day you waste
Remember that

By MissShelbyCruz (via missshelbycruz)

Uh…so the day that I took a 6 hour comprehensive exam to earn my Master’s Degree was wasted? The day that my best friend got married was wasted? Sunday, a day that I spent cleaning my house and getting up to date on all my errands, was wasted? All because I “skipped” a workout?

No, forget that. That’s not a healthy mentality. There is more to your life than working out - Never forget that the other actions and events during your day also have value. You’re not inherently wasting time just because your attention is focused elsewhere. 

(via the-exercist)

(via the-exercist)

Internet Rule: You’re sick cuz you’re fat.

thefrogman:

Broke your toe? Fat.

Got the flu? Fat. 

Arm falls off? Non-fat people have all their arms. 

Allergies? Have you tried eating more salads?