Posted in Fitness

Workout Wednesday: HBF Run for a Reason 2017

#BeTheReason

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Last month I did HBF Run for a Reason and I was completely stoked with my performance. On my Runtastic app, not only I realised I ran for a longer distance this year (4.09km in 2016 and 4.24km in 2017), my time has also decreased. This came as a total surprise for me. One, I have run less between 2016 and 2017 but certainly I have worked out more. Two, I feel like I have not been eating well.

However, I am still really proud of myself on what I have achieved. Between now and next year, I need to try to run more, exercise more, eat well to improve my running and decrease my time.

Posted in Instagram

IG Saturday

Catch up on all my Instagram snaps!

ICYMI, here are some of my latest snaps from my Instagram. Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram (username: fabulous_red)

 


#TheStruggleIsReal when you can’t wink but I guess that’s why there’s emoji ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‚


Quiona salad with grilled chicken ๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿ”

Posted in Food

Recipes: Coconut and Chocolate Cookie

You can’t tell they’re gluten free!

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Make these gluten free coconut and chocolate cookies this winter.

Ingredients:

  • 240g chickpeas (drained)
  • 60g coconut butter (melted)
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp flaked coconut
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 90g dark chocolate (cut in to chips)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 180ยบC and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. In a food processor blend the chickpeas until smooth.
  3. Melt the coconut butter. Give it a stir and make sure it’s nice and smooth. Add your blended chickpeas to your coconut butter.
  4. Add the vanilla extract, flaked coconut, baking powder and honey to the mixture.
  5. Measure your dark chocolate out and roughly chop in to chips, add to the mixture and stir.
  6. Roll the mixture into balls and place in the baking tray. With a fork, gently press down to flatten out the cookie mixture.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes and enjoy.

Posted in Causes

National Blood Donor Week

Roll up your sleeve for a good cause!

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This week is the National Blood Donor Week and I urge everyone to generously roll up your sleeve to help save lives and to give back to the community. Blood donation has always been a cause close to my heart and home because when my maternal grandmother was diagnosed with cancer, so many anonymous legend rolled up their sleeves and give the gift of life. No words can ever describe how grateful my family and I was. Their selfless act has allowed our family to spend more Christmas and celebrate more birthdays together.

Find out more on how you can donate blood, plasma and platelets to help save lives by calling 13 14 95 or visit the website.

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IG Saturday

Catch up on all my Instagram snaps!

ICYMI, here are some of my latest snaps from my Instagram. Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram (username: fabulous_red)


When we see the world ๐ŸŒ from above that’s when we realise how minute we are ๐Ÿœ

 


“Once a year go some places you’ve never been before.” – Dalai Lama ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’™

 


#TBT Literally chasing sunrise in Brisbane ๐ŸŒ…

 


Gorgeous autumn day in Perth. #PerthIsOk #JustAnotherDayInWA ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ’โ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ

 


#WorkoutWednesday Proud of myself setting a new PB ๐Ÿ… for my 4K run last Sunday at @hbfrun ๐Ÿƒ #HBFRun #BeTheReason

Posted in Fitness

Fitness Friday: Adding Speed Workouts

Incorporate speed workouts into your routine!

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Here are some tips on how you can improve your running speed and pace, hence reducing your time.

  • Warm up is essential. It prepares your body for the upcoming workout.
  • Add surges to your run. After you are warmed up and loose about 1 or 2 km in, push your run pace for 30 seconds โ€“ you should feel like youโ€™re running as hard as you would. Then return to a slower pace for three to four minutes of recovery. Repeat that hard, 30-second run sequence with recovery baked in until you hit your total running distance, say 6 km.
  • Negative split run. This refers to running faster as the run progresses. It sounds difficult but it will pay off.
Posted in Celebrities, Films and Movies, Music

#TBT What I’ve Been Looking For

It’s hard to believe that I couldn’t see!

 

That you’ve always been beside me! Ashley Tisdale has recently uploaded a rendition of What I’ve Been Looking For from High School Musical. This is the first song that Sharpay Evans (Ashley Tisdale) and Ryan Evans (Lucas Grabeel) sing together in the movie. And can you believe that this has been 10 years now!

Posted in Food, Health

Food for Mind and Body

10 best food for the mind and body!

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Runner’s World Australia and New Zealand has listed 10 best food for the mind and body. Check them out and make sure you stock them up this weekend at your local market. Remember it is good to buy local produce and support your local farmers to keep your local economy afloat.

  • Beans – high in antioxidants, fight inflammation
  • Berries – decrease neuron loss and improve memory performance
  • Colourful vegetables – rich in antioxidants
  • Greens – slower brain decline rate
  • Nuts – rich in fibre, Vitamin E
  • Olive oil – high in healthy fat
  • Poultry – Vitamin B12 in chicken and turkey fight age-related decay in brain
  • Red wine – rich in antioxidants
  • Salmon and seafood – rich in omega-3, development and maintenance of brain health
  • Whole grains – B vitamins and Vitamin E help fight Alzheimer