Even Marilyn Monroe is an inspirational lifter

Published April 14, 2012 by npony

70sbig.com

Check it out right here; http://www.70sbig.com/blog/2012/02/marilyn-monroe/

If this isn’t enough to get you lifting then I don’t know what is. I wanted to show some women who I aspire to in the lifting world.

First is Lauren Plumey, who is a crossfit superstar.

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Then there is Natalie Freed, a powerlifting champion at only 5”0

She has her own website here; http://nattyfreed.com/index.php

Hannah Powell the weightlifter who is only 18 and in the 2012 Olympics!

Zoe Smith is even younger and also an olympic lifter at 17. She also will be in the 2012 olypmics.

Now to the powerlifters.

Louise Fox who is a world champion powerlifter!

And Finally Evelyn Stevenson another champion powerlifter

Home-made peanut butter

Published April 11, 2012 by npony

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So Simple. Process roasted peanuts (honey/salted/plain) in a blender for about 4 minutes.

Then scrape sides of the food processor and add a little peanut oil (1-2 tablespoons) if you prefer it to be smoother.

Then process further until they resemble relatively smooth peanut butter.

You may never go back to supermarket bought peanut butter again!

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I would like to thank http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/ for this!

Peanut butter curry.Yum

Published April 7, 2012 by npony

So I am a big fan of peanut butter. I went to a friends for dinner the other night and it was my turn to make the main. So I wanted to make something simple that I could just bung into a pan and leave. And somehow incorporate peanut butter.

So simple.

CHICKEN IN A PEANUT BUTTER CURRY SAUCE

Ingredients for 4;

  • ~600g of chicken (cubed.you can add more or less.)
  • 250g Fine green beans (halved)
  • 1 large red pepper
  • 2 tblsps oil and some salt and pepper to taste

For the Sauce;

  • 1 can of coconut milk (usually ~400ml)
  • 120ml chicken stock
  • 1 tblsp red thai curry paste
  • 80g peanut butter
  • 1 tblsp of lime juice
  • coriander to garnish
Sauté the chicken until opaque then add chopped green beans and red pepper for about 3 minutes.Stir frequently.
Add the sauce, bringing to the boil then turn down the heat to allow to simmer for about 10 minutes.
Sprinkle with coriander once done and serve.
For 1/4 of recipe-608 calories, 38g fat, 48g protein, 14g carbohydrates of which 4g fibre.

Want to thank http://www.genaw.com/lowcarb/ for this recipe.

What to wear…outside of the gym

Published April 6, 2012 by npony

So I focus a lot of my posts on working out, but I do love to feel glamorous outside of the gym!

These are some of my favourites, now that the summer weather is approaching ❤

fashiontoast.com

weheartit.com

theberry.com

macys.com

jenniefromtheblog.com

la-moore.blogspot.co.uk

cuteoutfits.tumblr.com

appleday.tumblr.com

Working out to a tune

Published April 6, 2012 by npony

So I tend to listen to the radio in the gym when I go but I swear they talk way more between songs than they used to, or maybe my gym has changed stations. Anyway so I have been collecting good music to listen to whilst working out at the gym.

I am really into Nicki Minaj’s Starships at the moment, she has a lot of attitude.

Chris Brown- turn up the music has a pretty good beat.

Or I am liking Carly Rae Jepsen’s song call me maybe.

I feel like most heavy lifters tend to listen to heavy metal, I guess that is a bit of a stereotype. So what are you guys listening to?