http://www.naturalnews.com/034370_avocado_nutrition_facts_health.html 
http://www.californiaavocadosdirect.com/2/avocado-nutrition-avocado-health-facts-avocado-calories.aspx
 Just gunna copy and paste some of the big ones so anyone too lazy to click the links can read.


Avocados contain the unsaturated fats necessary and HEALTHY for your body. They only contain 2 grams of saturated fat. Like olive oil, avocadoes boost levels of HDL (the “good” cholesterol). HDL cholesterol can help protect against the damage caused by free radicals. This type of cholesterol also helps regulate triglyceride levels, preventing diabetes
Avocadoes provide all 18 essential amino acids necessary for the body to form a complete protein. Unlike the protein in steak, which is difficult for most people to digest, avocado protein is readily absorbed by the body because avocadoes also contain fiber. GOOD NEWS FOR VEGETARIANS AND VEGANS!!!
Avocadoes, also known as alligator pears, offer a diverse range of carotenoids. Including not only the better known ones such as beta-carotene, alpha-carotene and lutein, but also lesser known varieties of this type of phytonutrient such as neoxanthin, zeaxanthin, chrysanthemaxanthin, neochrome, beta-cryptoxanthin and violaxanthin. Every time you consume foods rich in carotenoids, you deliver high quality vitamin A to your body, thereby protecting eye health. Carotenoids also enhance the functioning of the immune system and promote healthy functioning of the reproductive system. Since carotenoids are fat soluble, eating avocadoes optimizes the absorption of these nutrients.
Many people now take supplements in order to consume more omega-3 fatty acids to lower their risk of heart disease. Avocadoes are rich in omega-3, delivering 160 milligrams per cup of alpha-linolenic acid.
Avocados act as a “nutrient booster”. Nutrients in other fruits and vegetables are enhanced when eaten with avocado. When you eat an avocado with other food it allows your body to absorb more fat-soluble nutrients, such as alpha and beta-carotene. For example, eating a salad with avocados allows you to absorb five times the amount of carotenoids than a salad without avocados.
An avocado’s nutrient rich contents makes it a perfect food for recovering and competing athletes of any level. ************
NO ONE SHITS ON AVOCADOS.

http://www.naturalnews.com/034370_avocado_nutrition_facts_health.html 

http://www.californiaavocadosdirect.com/2/avocado-nutrition-avocado-health-facts-avocado-calories.aspx

 Just gunna copy and paste some of the big ones so anyone too lazy to click the links can read.

  • Avocados contain the unsaturated fats necessary and HEALTHY for your body. They only contain 2 grams of saturated fat. Like olive oil, avocadoes boost levels of HDL (the “good” cholesterol). HDL cholesterol can help protect against the damage caused by free radicals. This type of cholesterol also helps regulate triglyceride levels, preventing diabetes
  • Avocadoes provide all 18 essential amino acids necessary for the body to form a complete protein. Unlike the protein in steak, which is difficult for most people to digest, avocado protein is readily absorbed by the body because avocadoes also contain fiber. GOOD NEWS FOR VEGETARIANS AND VEGANS!!!
  • Avocadoes, also known as alligator pears, offer a diverse range of carotenoids. Including not only the better known ones such as beta-carotene, alpha-carotene and lutein, but also lesser known varieties of this type of phytonutrient such as neoxanthin, zeaxanthin, chrysanthemaxanthin, neochrome, beta-cryptoxanthin and violaxanthin. Every time you consume foods rich in carotenoids, you deliver high quality vitamin A to your body, thereby protecting eye health. Carotenoids also enhance the functioning of the immune system and promote healthy functioning of the reproductive system. Since carotenoids are fat soluble, eating avocadoes optimizes the absorption of these nutrients.
  • Many people now take supplements in order to consume more omega-3 fatty acids to lower their risk of heart disease. Avocadoes are rich in omega-3, delivering 160 milligrams per cup of alpha-linolenic acid.
  • Avocados act as a “nutrient booster”. Nutrients in other fruits and vegetables are enhanced when eaten with avocado. When you eat an avocado with other food it allows your body to absorb more fat-soluble nutrients, such as alpha and beta-carotene. For example, eating a salad with avocados allows you to absorb five times the amount of carotenoids than a salad without avocados.
  • An avocado’s nutrient rich contents makes it a perfect food for recovering and competing athletes of any level. ************

NO ONE SHITS ON AVOCADOS.




My day in pictures. :) 

Running for a mile and a half, going to an AWESOME Yoga class with my best friend (same place I did the candle lit one!), soft serve fruit, lots of roaming, tibetan and himalayan stores, italian restaurant, finding a paddle on the street, and oatmeal cookies with fruit and a drizzle of honey for my dessert!

Also! My friend and I are painting one side of that paddle each. Yes.

Next up with this girl? Trapeze, Rock Climbing, Hiking, swimming in the river by her country house, Water Skiing, more Yoga, and possibly stilt walking.

OH! And every fitblr should know…. SOHO - there is a Chobani store. Makes smoothies and mixes and all these stuff with Chobani Yogurt….

:)

Help?

20 minutes of Elliptical since there’s thunderstorms - gr what I wouldn’t give for a nice outdoor jog… oh! and 40 minutes of yoga (: ….

I still really wanna go to the gym and lift, though. I honestly want to start REAL weights and deadlifts. I’m terrified when I go down to the weight room, though, and rush behind some machines….

I used to squat 120 my freshman year….I really REALLY think I could start that up again easily, but I’m like all HFAOISHFASIOPFAS OMG HAI GUYS WANT A NEWBIE 18 YEAR OLD GIRL INVADING YOUR LIFTING SPACE? 

guyssss

help meeeeeeeee

Yesterday’s recap and today’s problemo…

So yesterday was a pretty okay day…

Woke up, made farina, did a 50 minute yoga routine, then printed out forms/made payments for/looked stuff up for college. Afterwards I sorta floated around and had a luna bar for a snack. Cleaned my room, drew, and finally….LUNCH. 

Lunch was absolutely beautiful. A corn tortilla with melted cheese, kale, tomatoes, and cucumbers! YUM. I burnt it a bit, but that’s just a mistake to remember to avoid!

Anywho - after lunch I - again - floated around, talked to a friend, didn’t really know what to do with myself. THEN LO AND BEHOLD I FIND OUT THERE’S A BOOK BASED ON PETER PAN’S TIGER LILY. I LOOKED IT UP, READ AN EXERPT, THEN GOT ON MY BIKE AND MADE MY WAY TO THE BOOKSTORE.

Bought the book AND two comics! (flash and batgirl!)

Snack time #2 consisted of homemade chocoalte protein pudding (Two scoops spirutein powder, and your choice of one cup of milk - cow’s, almond, soy, etc. the two scoops gives it a pudding-y texture rather than a smoothie) and half of a fage greek yogurt (in case you didn’t notice my protein for the day was a bit lacking.)

I read until my dentist appointment. Read while WAITING at my dentist, came home, ran to gym where I did another half hour taekwondo routine and a half hour of weights.

Once I got in the car I decide to make my brother drive and pick up my friend. We grab some Pesos (I got nutella cream ice. TIS OKAY IT MADE MY BELLAY HAPPY). Sooo I had dessert before dinner and dinner wasn’t much considering I didn’t feel like cooking and I was so full from the rest of the day - so a piece of whole wheat toast with a tablespoon of peanutbutter

Then my friend, brother, and two neighbors of mine just hung out for the night. I didn’t get to go to bed till 2, and now, even though I planned on running all day, I wake up to thunderstorms.

I DON’T LIKE THUNDERSTORMS GUYS. I’M TERRIFIED OF THEM. I’M REALLY WONDERING WHAT I SHOULD DO CAUSE I WANNA GO TO A YOGA CLASS AT THE GYM THAT’S IN HALF AND HOUR, BUT YOU KNOW I COULD ALWAYS DO THE YOGA VIDEO HERE AT HOME AND ELLIPTICAL AND TWENTY MINUTE CALISTHENICS YES? AHHHH HALP ME.

eatingdisordermemes
eatingdisordermemes:

submission

So this blog made me both really happy and sad. Sad because I know what it felt like during that stage in my life - sad because I can remember it all so vividly and how horrible it felt thinking “Hanging out with friends? Won’t that mean I’d have to eat?” It is, in all honesty, the most depressing thought to realize your entire life revolved around food, the mirror, the scale, and weight in general. I love being fit and eating healthy over crap because it’s made me be able to LIVE life more and enjoy myself by actually going out and having fun with friends at Disney or Six Flags or in theatre or taking zumba classes or running or drawing. Even just having friends over for a movie night with  tasty home made food. Or fancy “dinner parties” that consist of a few 17 year olds asking a mother for help. Or having “typical teenager days” where I slept over a friend’s house, played Mario Party, ate nutella sandwiches and bell peppers dipped in hummus and cereal AND watched awesome shows until 4 am. THEN STILL FEELING HAPPY THE NEXT MORNING (if not a little nervous but smiling through it). Recovering is scary but it’s worth it…
I’ve realized that other than my self-confidence issues and the random really…REALLY bad relapse days and daily nerves….a lot of the thoughts have gone away. I’m happy I’m not doing those things to my body anymore - as tempting as restriction may be at times…

I think that’s why part of me really wants to go back to Cyprus this year. The last time I was in Cyprus I was at my worst (which would be the best compared to some people…guess that’s why I’m EDNOS.) But yes there is a big part of me that wants to go back there as a big FUCK YOU to my disordered thoughts that had me by myself and upset half the time I was there - so THIS TIME - I’d be able to enjoy those sea caves and my family get togethers and running at sunset to the beach to swim to Fig Tree Island and back then going to the bungee trampolines and talking with the British Tourists and be able to do all of that WITHOUT FEELING LIKE CRYING HALF THE TIME. 

I don’t know why I decided to pour my soul into this post…I guess ‘cause I want to reiterate the whole “It gets worse before it gets better.” “Stad up to your fear.” type thing considering I gained more than what I was before ED, but also realizing I’m STILL OKAY. And my body knows how to handle itself if I know how to treat it.

So what if I’m not the ideal body? I’m eating right and exercising.

I’m okay.

…..for a meme reblog this got really serious…

eatingdisordermemes:

submission

So this blog made me both really happy and sad. Sad because I know what it felt like during that stage in my life - sad because I can remember it all so vividly and how horrible it felt thinking “Hanging out with friends? Won’t that mean I’d have to eat?” It is, in all honesty, the most depressing thought to realize your entire life revolved around food, the mirror, the scale, and weight in general. I love being fit and eating healthy over crap because it’s made me be able to LIVE life more and enjoy myself by actually going out and having fun with friends at Disney or Six Flags or in theatre or taking zumba classes or running or drawing. Even just having friends over for a movie night with  tasty home made food. Or fancy “dinner parties” that consist of a few 17 year olds asking a mother for help. Or having “typical teenager days” where I slept over a friend’s house, played Mario Party, ate nutella sandwiches and bell peppers dipped in hummus and cereal AND watched awesome shows until 4 am. THEN STILL FEELING HAPPY THE NEXT MORNING (if not a little nervous but smiling through it). Recovering is scary but it’s worth it…

I’ve realized that other than my self-confidence issues and the random really…REALLY bad relapse days and daily nerves….a lot of the thoughts have gone away. I’m happy I’m not doing those things to my body anymore - as tempting as restriction may be at times…

I think that’s why part of me really wants to go back to Cyprus this year. The last time I was in Cyprus I was at my worst (which would be the best compared to some people…guess that’s why I’m EDNOS.) But yes there is a big part of me that wants to go back there as a big FUCK YOU to my disordered thoughts that had me by myself and upset half the time I was there - so THIS TIME - I’d be able to enjoy those sea caves and my family get togethers and running at sunset to the beach to swim to Fig Tree Island and back then going to the bungee trampolines and talking with the British Tourists and be able to do all of that WITHOUT FEELING LIKE CRYING HALF THE TIME. 

I don’t know why I decided to pour my soul into this post…I guess ‘cause I want to reiterate the whole “It gets worse before it gets better.” “Stad up to your fear.” type thing considering I gained more than what I was before ED, but also realizing I’m STILL OKAY. And my body knows how to handle itself if I know how to treat it.

So what if I’m not the ideal body? I’m eating right and exercising.

I’m okay.

…..for a meme reblog this got really serious…

Everytime I go to ballet I’m kinda shoked by some compliments.

I mean I know the majority of the kids there are well…kids haha…but one just looks at me and she always asks how long I’ve been dancing for. I tell her I just started a few months ago and she calls me a liar xD Then another girl asks me just how many sports I do and says I have a really athletic body. THEN the ballet teacher keeps talking about either my “strong legs/muscles” and stuff and once about how I had a nice butt O.o (the joy of a crazy Greek dance teacher). I just like going there even if I’ve got bow-legs.

BUT BUT BUT BUT

GUYS

My contract had been expired for TKD for a while and I haven’t renewed it because of the play and stuff and I’d barely get to go there. And now, I have two months left before the hecticness of summer comes along where I’m going to Cyprus, Disney, and  getting ready for college, etc. etc. I don’t think I’d really get to go to TKD often at all, and I can’t get a contract for only that short amount of time (four months) anyway….

Guys….

I can’t go back to Taekwondo.



I was near tears when I figured this out. I’ll definitely try going for maybe one or two last training sessions, but Jesus those goodbye’s wil be so emotional for me (It’s gunna be all respectful bowing martial arts style teary too! D: ) and I just….

Taekwondo has been such a critical part in my life and now this dojang…I’m leaving it….

I definitely want to continue practicing my martial arts, but….wow….I’m near tears just typing this. So many memories with so many amazing people there, and so much strength given to me in such a silly way….

Kamsahamnida, Kwan Jang Nim



totally apologizing for the butchering of the Korean Language right there…

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kuma94:

korralations:

Favorite parts of the article.

“Punch first, ask questions later.”

Psh, Korra, you’re so flawless.

“She’s an athlete and tough, but still beautiful.”

PREACH IT.

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^^^ I LOVE THIS

This is by far one of the reasons I obssess so much over Avatar/Korra in general. THE BADASS THAT IS THIS GIRL. And I love it!

"We really wanted to make a point of the fact that she is not your traditional rail-thin girl. She’s an athlete and tough, but still beautiful." 



I connect so much with Korra’s personality already, and even though I don’t have her body (it is still a cartoon lol) I do have a more muscular build than most of my friends - especially my legs and lately my arms have been getting slightly more toned too. It just feels nice knowing not every amazing female lead has to be beautiful in such a traditional way, and “thunder thighs,” toned arms, and a strong core are being established as something that IS beautiful on a girl. 

No insult to Katara’s design because she was a wonderful character too and I thought her face/hair design were aifhaposnfa, but Korra’s design is simply BAMF I love it…. 

*also note: I love the fire nation outfit they had for Katara, and the contrast between her blue eyes and scarlet clothes. Okay. I’m done nerding out and connecting Avatar with my fitness/athletic mentality, and talking about character designs on my health and fitness blog…