Just wanted to share… My little cousin was on the X-Factor yesterday! Even Britney came out of her ostensibly medicated stupor to say she loved her. Woot!

GPOY

GPOY

I’m still alive! :) Just been living life instead of blogging. More on that later…

But I had to come back to post this fuckery, which I just caught on TV while watching the last of the Crossfit Games on cable.

So glad I don’t spend money on Crossfit any more —HQ has turned the whole thing into fitspo cheese with borderline porno angles. Yay, complex lifts are just so I can go up a couple points in the hotness scale. So glad to know!

They could have just left the “Strength=beauty” part (AWESOME MESSAGE), used a few different angles to shoot, and left out the part about “sevens.” But then, I guess that wouldn’t jibe with HQ’s attempts at a racy new image to go with that Reebok money.

I found a huge bag of Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free flour in my pantry, and I have a bunch of overripe bananas in my freezer, so I decided to experiment and make a banana bread recipe from Clean Eating mag, subbing the GF flour for regular flour, 1:1. I added 3/4 tsp xantham gum per cup of GF flour as the bag suggested, but the end result still turned out very dense and baked somewhat unevenly. Anyone worked with this flour mix before, and if so, any tips? The taste is fine, but the texture is definitely identifiably gluten-free (i.e., spongey without a nice rise).

It’s still good with natural peanut butter, though.

I found a huge bag of Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free flour in my pantry, and I have a bunch of overripe bananas in my freezer, so I decided to experiment and make a banana bread recipe from Clean Eating mag, subbing the GF flour for regular flour, 1:1. I added 3/4 tsp xantham gum per cup of GF flour as the bag suggested, but the end result still turned out very dense and baked somewhat unevenly. Anyone worked with this flour mix before, and if so, any tips? The taste is fine, but the texture is definitely identifiably gluten-free (i.e., spongey without a nice rise).

It’s still good with natural peanut butter, though.

Dinner, because my sashimi meter was running dangerously low

Dinner, because my sashimi meter was running dangerously low

This diner served me a straight-up tray of Cobb salad.

This diner served me a straight-up tray of Cobb salad.

Another busy day of writing deadlines, another no-effort stir-fry dinner (protein TBD).

Another busy day of writing deadlines, another no-effort stir-fry dinner (protein TBD).

Logging today’s workout… leg day and a short run

For once, it didn’t rain in the evening, and it was actually a decent enough temperature to run without dying. FINALLY — signs Florida summer is ENDING.

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I just finished a huge work project so I gave myself a half hour to putter around. I decided to try a recipe in one of the Eat Clean Diet books for a green smoothie involving kale, parsley, fresh pineapple, ginger, wheatgrass (which I skipped because I don’t have any), lime, avocado, almond milk, and protein powder.
You’re supposed to juice the leafy stuff and fruit and then blend it with the rest afterwards. I don’t have a juicer so I just went the food processor/blender route and it was super labor intensive. The end result tastes like grass…. Virtuous grass, but still grass. I guess I’ll attempt this again one day if I ever get an actual juicer.

I just finished a huge work project so I gave myself a half hour to putter around. I decided to try a recipe in one of the Eat Clean Diet books for a green smoothie involving kale, parsley, fresh pineapple, ginger, wheatgrass (which I skipped because I don’t have any), lime, avocado, almond milk, and protein powder.

You’re supposed to juice the leafy stuff and fruit and then blend it with the rest afterwards. I don’t have a juicer so I just went the food processor/blender route and it was super labor intensive. The end result tastes like grass…. Virtuous grass, but still grass. I guess I’ll attempt this again one day if I ever get an actual juicer.

Extra workout today: peeling/chopping a fresh pineapple.

I’m actually ashamed I kind of found that tiring. Haha.

Twentysomething female. Florida.

Just trying to stay healthy, fit, and sane in a world that is often none of these.

This blog is about healthy food, fitness, body image, self care, recovery, weightlifting, and all that kind of stuff.

After years of obsessive calorie-counting, bad habits, and worse self-image, I'm choosing to get better... So bear with me as I retool this blog a bit.

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