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Resting up for Friday because I’m going to be doing a fartlek run with my PE class, which I’m really excited about. It’ll be quite a challenge I think, but it’ll be so beneficial and might open up a whole new style of running for myself. Also, it’s been a while since I’ve ran alongside my friends so it should be a lot of fun!

Tips for when you feel guilty about eating:

1.Try to figure out what is making you feel guilty. Targeting the issue is the first step in addressing it. What did you eat that caused you to feel this guilt?

2. One you figured out what food caused you to feel this guilt ask yourself why…was it high in calories? High in sugar? Something that you don’t consider healthy?

3. Look at the long term. What you ate might have been unhealthy or not what you planned, but is it going to affect you in a week? Most of the time the answer is going to be no.

4. Did you genuinely enjoy what you ate? No, I’m not asking about the nutritional value or the macros or the calories, I’m asking if you enjoyed this food. Most of the time the answer is going to be yes.

5. Remember that there is more to life than tracking calories and losing weight or becoming fit. You live one life and in that life there is no shame in enjoying delicious foods. There is nothing wrong in eating something just to enjoy it. 

6. Try your best to distance the relationship you have created between food and guilt. While this is a long term goal, it is something you can work on everyday. There are no bad foods, and there are no good foods. Food is simply food and detaching foods from the labels of good and bad is key to reestablishing a healthy relationship with food. 

One can detoxify the body, but must also detoxify the mind. It is of utmost importance to keep both in a state of purity and wellbeing, for without this, how would we be able to fully experience the world around us? Thus, make a point of detoxifying your life, both inside and outside. Remove all sources of acidity and negativity that may be clouding your health. Purity will come. Just remember to take care of yourself.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin

At every single moment of every single day, oxygen is constantly diffusing into your blood stream. The SA Node in your heart is continuously pumping. You are alive. At every second, you body is fighting to take care of you. Show it kindness in return. Nurture it. Love it, for you wouldn’t be able to function without it.

Crispy “Chicken” Cauliflower (vegan)

Happy Thursday, friends! I recently posted a picture of cauliflower “chicken” burgers on my instagram, and everyone was asking for a recipe. I decided to make it a second time to perfect the recipe before sharing. 

Ingredients:
- 1 head of cauliflower
- 2 cups flower
- 1.5 cups water
- Panko bread crumbs (I don’t know how much I used… I just kept adding to the bowl as I went along. Probably ¾ to 1 box all together, depending on the size of your cauliflower.)
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp pepper
- ½ tsp thyme
- 1 tsp paprika
- ½ tsp chili flakes (optional)
- Any sauces you like (if you want to coat cauliflower afterwards)

** All seasoning can and should be adjusted to your liking! Feel free to add or take away anything.

Instructions:
1) Cut the cauliflower! After rinsing, cut in half and remove the green leaves and stock. If you want to make sandwiches, cut the cauliflower into steaks. You can also cut into large florets to give the feeling of pieces of chicken. Or you can cut them into small florets for cauliflower wings. Just keep in mind that baking time will be different if you cut them into smaller pieces.
2) In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, water, and paprika. Whisk together until smooth.
3) In a separate bowl, combine 1.5 cups of panko with the salt, garlic powder, pepper, thyme, and chili flakes.
4) Have a baking sheet lined with parchment paper ready. Dip the cauliflower in the batter, and tap off any excess. Then bread with panko. Place breaded cauliflower on the baking sheet. Continue for all pieces.
5) Bake at 450 F for 35 min, flipping halfway through. If you wish to coat your cauliflower in sauce (buffalo or BBQ, for example), remove the cauliflower 10 min before the baking is done, coat in sauce, and return to the oven for the remaining 10 min. 
6) ENJOY!!!

The best breakfast juice I’ve had in ages! I know I keep saying that lol… it seems like I’m on an amazing juice/smoothie winning streak lately. 😍

Ingredients:

. 2 cups watermelon

. 1 cup frozen raspberries

. 2-3 Tbsp bottled lime juice

. 3 Tbsp ground almonds

. Water

Sometimes, we don’t have the capacity to be perfect for large amounts of time. And that’s okay. We’re only human. But don’t think for one second that it’s the end of something good. Take a step back, and realise that that rough patch is only there to make the that good into great. If it were easy, it wouldn’t be so amazing. So next time you make a mistake, or forget, or simply don’t do it. Just think, there’s a reason for this, and you know better.