Breakfast before olympic lifting lesson thingy. 

Shot in the dark with cream, apple crisp oatmeal with Justin’s hazelnut chocolate butter. 

Also going to target today maybe and the bookstore; I’ve been mulling over a thing I will probably talk about later. 

Happy Easter and/or 4/20, whichever you celebrate. I don’t care much about either but I may eat a Reeses egg today.

Breakfast before olympic lifting lesson thingy.

Shot in the dark with cream, apple crisp oatmeal with Justin’s hazelnut chocolate butter.

Also going to target today maybe and the bookstore; I’ve been mulling over a thing I will probably talk about later.

Happy Easter and/or 4/20, whichever you celebrate. I don’t care much about either but I may eat a Reeses egg today.

CAN I JUST

I’m goiNG TO RANT A BIT feel free to just skip on by

Okay I am pretty anal retentive about scheduling; I like to know how much time I have to do things, when I have to do things, and have a lot of notice. I am not spontaneous at all. I schedule RELAXATION, for fucks sake. Even if I’m doing nothing, I like to know that I will be able to continue doing nothing for x amount of time.

So it really, really beyond bothers me how little Mike seems to care about actually doing things at specific times. He is very play it by ear and that DOES NOT work for me.

Like today when I left the rugby game at around 3, he said he’d stop by after the team thing directly after the game (should last a few hours) and before he went to the drink up. He also said he wouldn’t stay at the drink up long since we have to be at the olympic lifting thing at 10am.

Cue not hearing anything from him at all until 8:30.

Like, dude, I seriously don’t care if you don’t come over. That’s fine, that’s not the issue. We didn’t have serious plans and I can just amuse myself, no big deal. If you want to get way more drunk than planned and just do rugby stuff, that is totally your call. After all, it’s not me who has to be up lifting at 10am hungover.

But just fucking let me know. That’s seriously all I am asking for.

And then when you ask when it’s okay to come over and I say now is fine, or give me an ETA, don’t just say okay, fucking TELL ME WHEN YOU’RE COMING OVER.

Mother of GOD it’s not that hard.

wiseandfeisty:

Oh my god

I’ve created something magical

Everyone stop what you’re doing and make this pumpkin flax mug cake/pudding/bread creature

I don’t even know how to describe it because it’s a hybrid of all of those things. Imagine like, a very moist cake, almost with the texture of bread pudding. It’s not firm enough for a bread, it’s just..puddingy. But still cake like. Help I literally don’t have words but it’s amazing.

This makes two and they were beyond filling (I mean I also had it with some yogurt but anyway) so feel free to halve the recipe for a more, er, acceptable serving size.

Pumpkin Spice Flax Puddingbreadcake:

Ingredients:
-2 eggs
-1/2 cup pumpkin (canned, obviously not pumpkin pie filling duh who do you think I am, the pure pumpkin)
-1/4 cup/46g flax meal
-2 tsp baking powder
-1 tsp cinnamon
-Dash of nutmeg/cloves/other pumpkiny spices, stevia to taste
-2 tbsp sunflower seeds, optional, but they looked really cute baked into the top

Mix all ingredients minus sunflower seeds. I used two small ramekins, put 1 tbsp sunflower seeds in the bottom of each, and put half the batter in each ramekin. Then microwave for 1 minute and 30 seconds.

Flip onto plate, and then smother in melted peanut butter. Realize too late that now no one can see the cute seeds baked into the top. Whatever though now you have moist pumpkin cakes with peanut butter and life is excellent.

This is for those of you who asked how I make my pumpkin cakes! Only this time I also added 1 scoop whey (pb marshmallow, but have used cinnamon, and I’m sure vanilla would work fine) and instead of 2 eggs, used 1 whole and 2 servings of egg white. Obviously they are less pudding y and more bread y with the added protein, and tbh I think my original way is better.

Today has been awesome and v v relaxing (minus the whole hour long workout squatting 195lbs part)

I woke up at 5 or so, forced myself back to sleep, woke up at 7:30, gave up on “sleeping in,” and laid around on my phone till 8, when I got up and made myself breakfast.

Then I did tumblr stuffs, went to the gym for legs, had a quick lunch, went and watched rugby in the rain (I was an hour late…but Mike told me I didn’t have to come at all bc standing in the rains so I’ll call it a success).

I then returned to my natural state as a leggings clad shlub/shrub and laid around for more internet/tumblr time, and had one of the BEST dinners in recent memory.

OH MY GOD it was amazing.

Foods:
-Breakfast: pumpkin flax protein mug cakes with sunflower seeds and pb, black coffee
-Amino energy, vitamins/fish oil
-Rather boring quick lunch of broccoli slaw, chicken, spicy peanut dressing and nutritional yeast
-Braised leeks with parmesan, flank steak with feta, spinach, and red pepper

Fucking LEEKS. THEY ARE AMAZING. Braise yourself some motherfucking LEEKS.

I heated garlic butter in a cast iron and seared the leeks on both sides for a few minutes. The recipe I was vaguely following said to braise in water and white wine or broth, but I didn’t have any; so I used the reserved liquid from my baked steak thing. I poured that over and deglazed the pan, and then added about 1 1/2 cups water, turned to a boil, and let boil off. Then I topped it with parmesan and put under broiler for a few minutes.

It was seriously so good. And it wasn’t even nice cheese, just the cheap bottled kind that I have been meaning to use as breading. Will make again. Hngggg.

Also I don’t even want to talk about the steak roll thing. Mother of god. If they stop carrying those at Trader Joe’s I’ll cry.

I wish to be left to a life of leisure including cooking delicious foods, working out, and time spent alone, peppered here and there with sex/relationship times, occasional drinks in the sun, and playing with fluffy animals.

wiseandfeisty:

And now I legs day 

On a scale of one to giant cunt, how horrible is it if I don’t go watch my boyfriend play rugby today? 

It’s cold and rainy and I’d be sitting alone on the ground in the rain. ):

OH also squatted 195 again ~*just for fun*~ 

I figured since I can’t do my usual heavy day tomorrow, I’d do max squats, but I worked up from 115. I think I can definitely get 200 soon. I feel like since I was able to get 195 even after exhausting myself volume wise that I could get it now, but I’m going to give it a few weeks.  
Squats: 8x115, 6x125, 5x135, 4x145, 3x155, 2x165, 1x175, 1x185, 1x195 
Barbell bulgarian split squats: 3x8x50
Overhead lunges: 3x8x50 
Barbell glute bridge with bench: 3x12x60 
Dumbbell plie squat: 3x12x60
Sumo deadlift: 3x10x60 (I’ve never done those before and I love them!)  
Cable abductor: 3x8x25
Cable glute kickback: 3x8x25 

I didn’t do Cosgroves today because I crunched my wrist a little doing cleans yesterday, and I have my olympic lifting thing tomorrow morning. But I’ve done straight cardio four times this week, and this workout was 55 minutes (and exhausting) anyway, so I’m fine with that.

wiseandfeisty:

And now I legs day

On a scale of one to giant cunt, how horrible is it if I don’t go watch my boyfriend play rugby today?

It’s cold and rainy and I’d be sitting alone on the ground in the rain. ):

OH also squatted 195 again ~*just for fun*~

I figured since I can’t do my usual heavy day tomorrow, I’d do max squats, but I worked up from 115. I think I can definitely get 200 soon. I feel like since I was able to get 195 even after exhausting myself volume wise that I could get it now, but I’m going to give it a few weeks.

Squats: 8x115, 6x125, 5x135, 4x145, 3x155, 2x165, 1x175, 1x185, 1x195
Barbell bulgarian split squats: 3x8x50
Overhead lunges: 3x8x50
Barbell glute bridge with bench: 3x12x60
Dumbbell plie squat: 3x12x60
Sumo deadlift: 3x10x60 (I’ve never done those before and I love them!)
Cable abductor: 3x8x25
Cable glute kickback: 3x8x25

I didn’t do Cosgroves today because I crunched my wrist a little doing cleans yesterday, and I have my olympic lifting thing tomorrow morning. But I’ve done straight cardio four times this week, and this workout was 55 minutes (and exhausting) anyway, so I’m fine with that.

Someone outside is incessantly pounding something (hopefully nails) with a hammer and I’m goING TO KILL EVERYONE

STOP

PLEASE STOP

I HATE YOU

I went and watched the rugbys like a good egg

It was…moist

Now I’m warm and dry though wheeee

Boyfriend now complete with beat up leg, bloody nose and black eye but they won so…

Sports! Such athleticisim!

And now I legs day 

On a scale of one to giant cunt, how horrible is it if I don’t go watch my boyfriend play rugby today? 

It’s cold and rainy and I’d be sitting alone on the ground in the rain. ):

And now I legs day

On a scale of one to giant cunt, how horrible is it if I don’t go watch my boyfriend play rugby today?

It’s cold and rainy and I’d be sitting alone on the ground in the rain. ):

A message from victoriashealthysecrets
Hey! Could you possibly suggest a few of your favourite fitness and health tumblrs to follow? I'm looking for more to follow, so I'd really appreciate it! :) thank you!

Hi! I feel like I’m bound to forget someone but here are the people I communicate with/creep on the most:

(in no order)

wholefoodsandgin
butterbel
exploringkirsty
seekinternalheights
orjasmicliving
thebuffbaker
organicallygorgeous
fitness-flora-fauna (but she’s left us temporarily to have awesome adventures Lisa bby I miss you so)
alliegets
thesweatybrunette/justbreathe30 (I don’t remember which of your blogs is which!)
fitnessandfeminism
unlazygirl
blondebarbells
eathealthier
whatmariadidnext
bananapancakexo
samlifts
enthusiasticplant (but you never post anymore FERN WHY I love u)
hillisquats
jennyandthesquat
happyhealthyhumanoid
platesandweights


This is all I can think of right now! I bet I’m forgetting someone. ):

I follow people who are into health and fitness stuff, but I also only follow people who do predominantly personal posts. So everyone on this list is sort of some combination of personal blog that also focuses on lifting, low carb/primal type eating, keto, health in general, iifym, etc etc. It’s usually a combination of a few of those things.

I follow a FEW reblog type blogs, but barely any, and it’s only because the people behind them commented on my stuff enough that I knew they were actually a ~*real person*~ so to speak. I only follow like ~90 tumblrs right now so I’m pretty selective.

Helpful? No? Maybe I feel like an asshole because I forgot people? Eh?

I have an annoying stomach shape. This isn’t meant as complaining, I just think it’s a fact and a mildly annoying thing. I just feel like I can lean out easier on the “sides” of my stomach vs the middle, where I find fat to be more resistant than any other place on my body. I can see how muscular my stomach is, but it just has interesting fat distribution.

It’s just frustrating because I can see a lot of ab definition but the middle bit is stubborn and always has been.

I also have to remind myself that it’s there to protect the uterus bits but I mean let’s get real here I’m not having children so go away pls.

I am feeling good about myself today. I am “leaning out” pretty well lately, and I am losing weight a bit; I don’t particularly like to talk extensively about it on here because I think people too often misconstrue weight loss as a good thing regardless of situation, etc., but that’s a longer post.

I think my flexible eating style of late is proving really workable for me. I still have issues, but I am working on them. I’m feeling pretty good about stuff right now.