muslimah athletes

so I just realized

we’re gonna get to watch sana in her h*cking element in S4. basketball. Iman is a basketball player in real life, and I know Julie made that a part of her character because in season 2 Sana mentions she can’t go to some thing because she has practice and I just. Not only are we getting a brown Muslim girl as a main character but muslimah student-athlete badassery to add to that. I’m gonna cry.

One of the proudest moments of my life was running a half marathon this past May. My time wasn’t as good as hoped because I was running on a bad foot, but I’d like to think it was pretty good for someone who has never run any official races before :) I’m going to run it again in 2014, and I’m aiming to be a full half hour faster… your body is a miracle. Embrace it.

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Dr. Fuhrman’s food pyramid vs. USDA food pyramid. Why is processed food (high calorie, low nutrition) the largest food group on the USDA food pyramid?

When it comes to your nutrition - the most important component of a healthy lifestyle - be skeptical. Do your research and arrive at your own conclusions, so that when you’re constructing your diet, you're aware of what you’re putting into your body.

QUINOA PATTIES OVER SPINACH

adopted from FocusT25 recipe book

- ¾ cup cooked quinoa
-½ medium red bell pepper, finely chopped
- 4 tsp. flaxseed
- sea salt and ground black pepper to taste
- 1 large egg white
- nonstick cooking spray
- 3 cups fresh baby spinach

1. Combine cooked quinoa, bell pepper, flaxseed, salt, pepper, and egg in a medium bowl; mix well. Form into two balls. Place one ball in a 1-cup measure. Press into a patty using fingers or ½ cup measure. Turn 1-cup measure over to release patty. Repeat with other ball.

2. Heat medium skillet lightly coated with spray over medium heat.

3. Place patties in skillet; cook for 2 minutes. Turn and cook for 2 minutes, or until cooked through and light golden. Remove from skillet. Keep warm.

4. Add spinach to skillet; cook, stirring frequently, for 2 to 3 minutes, or until wilted. 

5. Place spinach on a serving plate; top with patties.

Enjoy! A personal favorite.

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advice please?

I’m thinking of doing a self love series on Muslimah Athletes… mostly because I think getting fit shouldn’t be about hating yourself so much that you start depriving yourself of the things you love to eat, and try to fit into this cookie cutter stereotype of how you should look. Getting fit should also be about training your mind to be positive. I’m just not sure if I should do a) text posts, b) audio, or c) video, and how long it should run for. etc. Thoughts?