We spend so much time and energy investing in everything BUT ourselves. We invest in a job, in a relationship, in people, in school... and what’s worse is the system teaches us from the get go to invest in shit that majority of the time were not even interested in. And we do it... we go through it, cos as a child there’s no other way. You ‘have’ to go to school and mindlessly learn random shit you may never use for 12 years. Then we come outta school... to the ‘real world’ and then what.. just repeating the same shit mindlessly like everyone else. Go to uni or get a job, (in my case both), get married, have kids, work work work, and then you die. Are we fucking serious ? Is this all we came here to do? Is this why as children we had big dreams before everyone around us who didn’t chase theirs or had no choice; projected their fears on us and told us ‘NO’ that’s not possible for us because it wasn’t possible for them? Fam, I know coming out into the real world can be scary and a fucken shock to the system when all of a sudden you went from a well programmed comfort zone to having to fend for yourself, and your expected to do that doing something you don’t even like?! So I get it, it can be a shitty reality check, BUT do you know what the best part is? Now we’re free, we can actually fend for ourselves, we can actually choose and make choices. We don’t have to stay locked into the system if we don’t want to.. from here it’s up to us, to either stay stuck in the draining, leeching system that robs us of our creativity, skill and talent. Constantly comparing us to anything and everything around us to diminish our worth. Or we rise the fuck up, wake the fuck up and say you know what, fuck you, fuck your system, I’m doing this shit my way. And that’s the only way it should ever be done . Biggie Shawty 🙏🏽♥️
Love at first sight -
That’s how you felt when you saw that dream girl who caught your heart, right? That’s how you probably want to feel when you see your food too! But maybe a little lesser, so that you will still eat your food 😅
I feel like the last few weeks has been so busy, with my two best friends getting married in Greece and then my twin getting married last weekend - it's been very full on! I was really worried that my practice would end up taking a back seat, but I have actually surprised myself with how often I ended up stepping on my mat. Usually I am the sort of person that really needs a routine, I like to have everything pre-planned, so when my schedule becomes hectic or unpredictable because I'm in a new place I struggle to keep up my exercise or my normal diet, literally everything goes out of the window 🙈🙊but in the last few weeks I've been stepping on my mat simply because I've been craving it rather than because it's on my list of things to do.
RUN 1322 - 1323
Because today was a great day and one that needs documented. I can’t say much, but it involved an A-list celeb and the topic of running
Today’s workout in preparation for the TCS NYC Marathon
RUN 1 Mile warmup
LEG DAY at the gym
+7 miles of hills outside
I’m forever grateful for this body of mine. It’s carried me through some epic runs, horrific runs, IRONMANS, surgeries, broken bones, demanding jobs... it’s a vessel that I take care of daily. And with running, I can’t imagine how taking that one single step to run my first marathon years ago... and how it utterly changed my life 🙏🏼 You have a body that’s capable of some pretty amazing things. Relish in it. Push it. And never take it for granted 🖤 // #raerunlove#runstreak#run365#goproathlete#hammernutrition#teamultra#fashionstylist
Just me and my back rolls getting real damn excited to be on a beach in Hawaii in 78 days 🤙🏽
3 5912:36 AM Aug 8, 2018
No knowledge bombs today, just wanted to wish you all a wonderful Friday! I hope you all get to have some fun and dance your little heart out— at least that’s what I’ll be doing today! ✌🏽💕💃🏼
9 282:45 PM Aug 3, 2018
I’m not usually one to share fashion, but I have to give a shout out to @charlotterusse for actually having jeans that fit! If you have curves like myself, then you know how hard it can be to find jeans that fit! I have become OBSESSED with jeans from Charlotte Russe because they fit so well! They also have TONS of cute styles! I am wearing a size ten here for reference!
7 5312:57 AM Jul 31, 2018
Happy Monday beautiful babes! I just wanted to stop in here to remind you that you can handle ANYTHING that today throws at you! 👊🏽⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Just because it’s a Monday doesn’t mean it has to suck! You have the power to change your mentality/perception at any time. If something goes wrong, take a moment to express your emotions towards it, and then move on. Let a bad moment stay a bad moment instead of making it a bad day. Let. It. Go. ✌🏽⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Lastly, I just wanted to say that I am so amazed by your strength! You have persevered through so many challenges, and I know you will conquer SO many more. I’m so proud of you! Keep being your boss self! 😘💕👌🏽
VEGAN ARROZ CON POLLO
Mexican red rice is my childhood COMFORT food. What’s yours ? Let me know below and I’ll try to Veganize it;)
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1 cup Jasmine rice or any long grain white rice
1 package @noevilfoods chicken (cleanest plant based meat)
2 garlic cloves, finely minced
1/2 yellow onion, finely diced
8 ounces tomato sauce
2 cups water
1 tbsp better then bouillon (I used “not chicken” flavor)
1 cup peas
1 cup carrots, chopped
Toppings ; avocado, limes & cilantro! (All a must)
1. Shred the vegan chicken with your hands or using two forks.
2. In a large saucepan over medium heat, add the rice and CONTINUALLY stir until the rice turns a light brown.
3. Add the garlic, onion, and salt. Stir the rice until it turns golden.
4. Add the tomato sauce, bouillon and water. Increase the heat to medium-high.
5. Cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes, until the rice is cooked and has absorbed the liquid.
6. Mix in the shredded vegan chicken, peas, and carrots.
7. Remove the rice from the heat and fluff with fork. Top with avocado, lime juice and cilantro. Enjoy! #mexicanfood#mexico#arrozconpollo#vegan#veganism#rice