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    this poem has been running through my head all week. you are the only you there is! love yourself!

    this poem has been running through my head all week. you are the only you there is! love yourself!

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    (Source: sunshineyxx)

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    get your booty ready for summer!

    get your booty ready for summer!

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    veganmovement2012:

    People care about animals. I believe that. They just don’t want to know or to pay. A fourth of all chickens have stress fractures. It’s wrong. They’re packed body to body, and can’t escape their waste, and never see the sun. Their nails grow around the bars of their cages. It’s wrong. They feel their slaughters. It’s wrong, and people know it’s wrong. They don’t have to be convinced. They just have to act differently. I’m not better than anyone, and I’m not trying to convince people to live by my standards of what’s right. I’m trying to convince them to live by their own.

    ~ Jonathan Safran Foer

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    Parsley & pizza

    tonight i’m making a slow cooker pizza for my lunches for the week. at 207 calories/serving (5 days worth) it’s perfect paired with a big salad. one of the ingredients is parsley, and i remembered reading about the health benefits of parsley once but couldn’t remember for the life of me. all i could remember was that you’re supposed to chew some after a meal for good breath? so after a little looking i found out that parsley is loaded up with antioxidants! awhile ago i went on a search to really understand how antioxidants work and basically they just kick the asses of free radicals that are being jerks that are trying to steal from other cells. so antioxidants rock and help keep your body stable and healthy. PLUS parsley has vitamin A and vitamin C which keep your body healthy and the C in parsley has an anti-inflammatory effect. PLUS who knew parsley was way loaded up with vitamin K?! just a couple tablespoons and you have way more than your recommended daily amount. how sweet is that? what is vitamin K for you ask? i asked too. and found that the K in parsley helps synthesize the fat needed to maintain the myelin sheath around our nerves. what’s the myelin sheath? i didn’t know until i did a walk for MS last year and my team name was the smilin’ myelins. Basically the myelin sheath sits around your nerves and helps move messages around your body faster. losing the myelin sheath that helps insulate your fragile nerves is seen in lots of diseases like MS and others. NOW am i saying if you eat parsley you won’t get MS? nope. sorry. BUT i am saying that you’ll get some good vitamins and health benefits and it’s tasty (but not super flavorful) and easy to incorporate in lots of things! go parsely! and go pizza! pictures of slow cooker pizza coming soon (if it’s pretty). 

    • 1 year ago

    what a week

    back from vacay is hard to adjust to! I started the week so refreshed and ready to kick ass at work! I started off with some les mills and felt AMAZING lifting again. the gym on the boat was very impressive but it has been so long since i’ve worked out in a gym so i was feeling intimidated by the machines for some reason. weak excuse, i know. at least i made it to the gym? in any case i started the week ready for what lay ahead. and boy was it a shock to my system! work was completely bananas and i worked a million hours and got way less than enough sleep. woke up with a headache every day and was just exhausted all day long. got a bunch of starbucks and wanted an afternoon redbull (didn’t have any though). Since i was so exhausted i made millions of excuses to not work out after those first couple days back. i hate weeks like that. but they happen to everyone. i’m sure even tony horton has bad workout weeks. the important thing is to try again this week, right? I’ve fallen off the food wagon so hard this weekend too but getting back on this week (currently have a sugar headache from the almond dream ice cream i just devoured). the important thing is not to say “well i might as well quit since i messed up” but to try again. and again. and again. because i’ll have weeks like this again. and i can’t let them stop me. i just have to remember how amazing i feel after a hard workout. and a day of clean eating. back at it tomorrow! tonight, well, i’m going to a vegetarian place i’ve never been so really who could blame me for trying everything?

    • 1 year ago

    healthyequalshappy:

    and repeat like 3 times

    go do this. right now.

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    vegnews:

    “Fully loaded” takes on a whole new meaning in the form of these Vegan Nachos, with the works! Created, of course, by culinary mastermind Kathy Patalsky (who is also responsible for the potato skins from earlier today). Click here or above for the recipe and try to contain yourself—these would make the perfect party plate for Sunday afternoon. 

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