Mikhail Aldoshin. A Portrait of Ballerina Vika Osipova.
Just my cup-a-tea
I tried to capture the serenity I feel when I brew the perfect cup and am fully enjoying each sip, but i fell short <3
Gosh how I love tea
I experimented with new brushes and stuff, very relaxing and fun, I missed drawing so much!!!
Burn 300 Calories in 22 Minutes!
You’ll need: A 10- to 15-pound kettlebell ($30 and up).
The plan: Warm up for five minutes (shadowbox, jump rope—you decide). Then do each three-move round, performing every exercise for one minute. Take a one-minute breather between rounds. Try the sizzle session three times a week on nonconsecutive days.
WORKS: abs, butt, thighs
Stand with feet staggered, right leg in front, holding kettlebell horns at chest. Rotate torso to left as you bring left knee toward right elbow (as shown). Return to start. Repeat quickly on opposite side. Continue for 1 minute.
WORKS: arms, abs, butt, thighs, calves
Stand on tiptoes, holding kettlebell upside down by horns at chest; squat (as shown). Stay on tiptoes and stand, straightening arms overhead, then lower kettlebell behind head until forearms are parallel to floor. Reverse movement to return to start. Continue for 1 minute.
WORKS: shoulders, arms, back, abs, butt, thighs
Stand with feet hip-width apart, holding horns at chest. Lunge left leg back, raising arms overhead (as shown). Stand, kicking left leg forward as you lower arms to chest. Return to lunge. Continue for 30 seconds. Switch sides; repeat.
Low and Go
WORKS: shoulders, arms, back, abs, legs
Stand with feet wider than hip-width apart, toes out, holding horns at chest. Squat, lowering arms toward floor, then step left leg back and to right as you extend arms overhead (as shown). Return to squat. Switch sides; repeat. Continue, alternating sides, for 1 minute.
WORKS: thighs, butt, calves
Stand with feet hip-width apart, toes out, holding horns at chest. Lift left heel off floor, then squat (as shown). Return to start. Switch sides; repeat. Continue, alternating sides, for 1 minute.
WORKS: abs, butt, legs
Stand with feet hip-width apart, holding kettlebell horns at chest. Lunge back with left leg. Stand, bringing left thigh parallel to floor. Bend forward, lowering arms toward floor, extending left leg behind you until parallel to floor (as shown). Return to start. Switch sides; repeat. Continue, alternating sides, for 1 minute.
WORKS: shoulders, arms, chest, abs
Start in plank with right hand on kettlebell. Hold plank as you extend left foot to right side at a 45-degree angle (as shown). Return to plank. Switch sides; repeat. Continue, alternating sides, for 1 minute.
WORKS: butt, arms, chest, back, abs
Sit with knees bent, feet flat, back at a 45-degree angle, holding horns at chest. Lower your back to floor, then lift hips until body forms a straight line as you extend arms overhead to floor (as shown). Return to start. Continue for 1 minute.
WORKS: abs, butt, legs
Stand with feet hip-width apart, holding horns at chest. Step right leg back and to left, then explode upward, swinging leg (as shown) in a circle. Return to start. Switch sides; repeat. Continue, alternating sides, for 1 minute.
“World’s healthiest cookie” 6 calories per bite!
This dough takes two minutes to whip up, so in under 10 minutes, you can be scarfing down delicious coconut flour cookies. And really, check out these stats!
- *Update: There has been some question about the nutritional info, and for clarification, these having only 6 calories each is based upon a bite-sized cookie. If you only make 8 cookies out of this recipe to make them more traditional sized, they will have about 15 calories each. Still a calorie bargain, if you ask me!
- Per bite based on 16 bites
- Calories: 6 (about 8 or 9 with chocolate chips)
- Fat: <0.5 grams
- 2 Tablespoon coconut flour
- 2 Tablespoon mashed banana or applesauce (I prefer banana. Personally, I think applesauce gives them too much of an apple-y taste. That’s just me.)
- pinch salt
- stevia or other sweetener, to taste
- 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
- 3 Tablespoon almond milk, or milk of choice
- chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- In a small bowl, mix coconut flour, baking powder, and salt.
- Add in masked banana or applesauce and stir.
- Add in almond milk, one tablespoon at a time until fully incorporated.
- Stir in chocolate chips.
- Drop dough by tablespoon or teaspoon, depending on how big you want them, on a parchment lined baking sheet. (I used a silicone mat.)
- Flatten the dough into cookie shapes.
- Bake in the oven at 350F for 10 minutes.
- Let cool before scarfing them all down.
- By the way, you are allowed to eat the entire batch! ;)
Poppy,Buscando la luz (by inaxiotejerina)
“As an avid gym-goer and outdoor person who’s dependent on her music and fitness apps, my phone has become my best workout buddy. (After all, it never flakes on me.)
I’m not alone, and for me and the many others who rely on their phones for fitness, storing our phones while breaking a sweat isn’t always a simple task. Sure, you can shove it in your sports bra, stick it in your waistband, or just hold it in your hand, but come on — that’s gross.
Web sites like Amazon are chock-full of workout armbands for almost any smartphone, but they’re pricey and the comfort of any given armband is hit or miss. So before you fork over $20-30 on an overpriced accessory, grab an old tube sock and see how well it performs as your trusty workout armband.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- A tube sock, with an 8-inch or greater “tube”
- Needle and thread (optional)
Start by cutting the sock at the end of the tube section, where the foot begins, so that you have just the tube. Then, turn the sock inside-out and insert your arm so that the top of the sock is at the middle of your upper arm.
Finally, fold up the bottom of the tube so that it’s right-side-out again, and meets the top of the tube, forming a pocket. Insert your phone and voila — you have a comfy smartphone armband.
Optional: With the needle and thread, create a vertical stitch along the back of your armband to secure the sock in a permanent “pocket” position.”