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unnaturallystrong:

I don’t like the term “fatkini”.

It’s a fucking bikini. You don’t have to define yourself in order to wear one. You may have fat but you are not fat.

You’re a goddamned beautiful human being and you can wear whatever you please without prefacing it with “fat”.

Read that again and let it sink in. Then wear your fucking bikini and enjoy your life before you have a chance to regret not living it.

Amen.

Hilarious. The last step is to pour 2.5 cups of hot coffee over the mixture and my cookbook actually says “The cake will now look like a complete disaster, but this is normal. Promise.” Bahaha! It sure does. I pray this turns out.

Hilarious. The last step is to pour 2.5 cups of hot coffee over the mixture and my cookbook actually says “The cake will now look like a complete disaster, but this is normal. Promise.” Bahaha! It sure does. I pray this turns out.

Today was a tough one!
I felt physically tired because I didn’t get enough sleep (my own fault) and mentally tired because I’ve been going strong and today was a challenging workout.

But…I completed it and pushed hard. Like I mentioned before, the next 6 weeks are very important in terms of my goals and taking progress photos helps keep track of my efforts. 

Another day, another workout, another step closer to the final product.

Today was a tough one!
I felt physically tired because I didn’t get enough sleep (my own fault) and mentally tired because I’ve been going strong and today was a challenging workout.

But…I completed it and pushed hard. Like I mentioned before, the next 6 weeks are very important in terms of my goals and taking progress photos helps keep track of my efforts.

Another day, another workout, another step closer to the final product.

POP!

I examined my diet soda habit recently, and decided it wasn’t the sweetness I wanted, it was the carbonation. In Michigan they have this brand, La Croix, that is sparkling water and natural flavor. I love them, and they finally helped kick my habit.

auspiciouspatti I completely hear you out! I have been having my Perrier and usually it does the trick when I want that fizz but I have been craving SWEETS…like sugar SWEET - not good LOL. Thank you for the recommendation! I will keep my eyes peeled for it :)

ERRANDS:
This is a super random list of things I just bought.
1.) Gum: Been having some cravings lately and I’m not having a ‘cheat’ or ‘guilt-free’ meal until Tuesday so I bought some gum to help kick it and it worked! Usually if I was craving something majorly enough I would just have it but when I am prepping for something that doesn’t always work in my favor. The cravings passed so it’s all good.
2.) Semi-sweet chocolate chips, vanilla exrtract & walnuts: I’m making a fugdy mocha pudding cake today for a BBQ. I have learned my lesson that when it comes to bringing a dish to a party you don’t buy vegan or ‘clean’ ingredients because as polite as people want to be and as much as they ‘like’ what you brought, they never truly LOVE IT. People like dirty dishes and that’s just been my experience so today I will make the recipe with these chocolate chips.
3.) Chipotle Mrs. Dash: I’ve been needing to spice up my protein lately and in desperation I grabbed Mrs. Dash. It’s not GMO friendly and I know that’s not optimal so after this one I am not buying another one. I realized I haven’t bought or used one in over 1.5 years. At the end of the day there are bigger things to be worried about.
4.)  Unsweetened Almond Milk: It’s the only brand we use for smoothies.
5.) Dixie cups: I swear these are going extinct! They were so hard to find. We went to 3 stores just to find these little guys. I need them for when I do Optimum Nutrition demos so people can sample the product.
6.) Diet Soda Pop: Ahhhh… still probably one of my worst habits in terms of ‘health’. It could be worse but it is still a habit that I want to permanent quit. Why did I buy it? Because I was craving a sweet fizzy drink. I know there’s other options like Zevia (made with Stevia) but right now that’s not an option. Carry on and to be continued.
7.) Birthday card: It’s too cute. My girl friend is turning 37 and she thinks this is ‘old’. The card has a photo of a girl wearing a piece of meat and inside it says ” RELAX, YOU’RE STILL IN YOUR PRIME”….I think it’s hilarious but I also have a peculiar sense of humor. 

ERRANDS:

This is a super random list of things I just bought.

1.) Gum: Been having some cravings lately and I’m not having a ‘cheat’ or ‘guilt-free’ meal until Tuesday so I bought some gum to help kick it and it worked! Usually if I was craving something majorly enough I would just have it but when I am prepping for something that doesn’t always work in my favor. The cravings passed so it’s all good.

2.) Semi-sweet chocolate chips, vanilla exrtract & walnuts: I’m making a fugdy mocha pudding cake today for a BBQ. I have learned my lesson that when it comes to bringing a dish to a party you don’t buy vegan or ‘clean’ ingredients because as polite as people want to be and as much as they ‘like’ what you brought, they never truly LOVE IT. People like dirty dishes and that’s just been my experience so today I will make the recipe with these chocolate chips.

3.) Chipotle Mrs. Dash: I’ve been needing to spice up my protein lately and in desperation I grabbed Mrs. Dash. It’s not GMO friendly and I know that’s not optimal so after this one I am not buying another one. I realized I haven’t bought or used one in over 1.5 years. At the end of the day there are bigger things to be worried about.

4.)  Unsweetened Almond Milk: It’s the only brand we use for smoothies.

5.) Dixie cups: I swear these are going extinct! They were so hard to find. We went to 3 stores just to find these little guys. I need them for when I do Optimum Nutrition demos so people can sample the product.

6.) Diet Soda Pop: Ahhhh… still probably one of my worst habits in terms of ‘health’. It could be worse but it is still a habit that I want to permanent quit. Why did I buy it? Because I was craving a sweet fizzy drink. I know there’s other options like Zevia (made with Stevia) but right now that’s not an option. Carry on and to be continued.

7.) Birthday card: It’s too cute. My girl friend is turning 37 and she thinks this is ‘old’. The card has a photo of a girl wearing a piece of meat and inside it says ” RELAX, YOU’RE STILL IN YOUR PRIME”….I think it’s hilarious but I also have a peculiar sense of humor. 

THINGS THAT MAKE ME HAPPY:

For about 10 months we have been searching for a white wall sized Victorian mirror that was the right dimensions for our place without breaking the bank more than we need to. Today we found that mirror! We ordered it in gloss white and will get it this Fall. So happy about this!

Halloween cards are on display which makes me giddy for my favourite season and one of my fav holidays. I need to start thinking about my costume…ideas?

Last but not least, reading and organization. September is always a fresh start for me so I like to get organized. Yes, I’m old school; I use a paper agenda and that won’t ever change. I’m also starting to read The Outliers. I’ve had it got years and it’s time to crack it open. Also, coffee (Blendicano) when reading and organizing is essential for production and focus.

I always get into trouble when I’m on Pinterest. I just created a folder called ALL THINGS PUMPKIN and added these bad boys to it.
I LOVE FALL!!!
Spicy Pumpkin Cookies by Rawmazing
1 1/2 cups pumpkin puree from fresh pumpkin
1 cup dried unsweetened coconut
1/3 cup raw oat flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/3 cup coconut oil, softened
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup craisins
1/2 cup pecans
1. To puree pumpkin: quarter small pumpkin, remove seeds and outer shell. Place flesh into food processor and pulse until smooth. 
2. Stir together all ingredients except craisins and pecans. 
3. When well blended, mix in craisins and pecans. 
3. Form into balls and dehydrate at 145 for 1 hour then reduce heat to 115 and dehydrate for another 10 hours.
*Don’t worry about the higher temp in the beginning. The food temperature never goes above 115 and it is a faster and more economical way to dehydrate which helps prevent fermentation. 
 
Photo Credit: RAWMAZING

I always get into trouble when I’m on Pinterest. I just created a folder called ALL THINGS PUMPKIN and added these bad boys to it.

I LOVE FALL!!!

Spicy Pumpkin Cookies by Rawmazing

  • 1 1/2 cups pumpkin puree from fresh pumpkin
  • 1 cup dried unsweetened coconut
  • 1/3 cup raw oat flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, softened
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup craisins
  • 1/2 cup pecans
1. To puree pumpkin: quarter small pumpkin, remove seeds and outer shell. Place flesh into food processor and pulse until smooth. 
2. Stir together all ingredients except craisins and pecans. 
3. When well blended, mix in craisins and pecans. 
3. Form into balls and dehydrate at 145 for 1 hour then reduce heat to 115 and dehydrate for another 10 hours.
*Don’t worry about the higher temp in the beginning. The food temperature never goes above 115 and it is a faster and more economical way to dehydrate which helps prevent fermentation. 
 
Photo Credit: RAWMAZING
Put the work in and you will see the results. Sometimes it can be hard to see your progress when you are looking every day but photos usually don’t lie. But I know for a fact that the scale does! Don’t be fooled by that little jerk.

I’m working on becoming a better athlete. Let’s see what can happen over the next 6 weeks. Let’s do this! 

#BecomeFearless #SurfYourFear

Put the work in and you will see the results. Sometimes it can be hard to see your progress when you are looking every day but photos usually don’t lie. But I know for a fact that the scale does! Don’t be fooled by that little jerk.

I’m working on becoming a better athlete. Let’s see what can happen over the next 6 weeks. Let’s do this!

#BecomeFearless #SurfYourFear