Happy Flippin’ Friday y’all! Oh me oh my am I a happy gal. That means a 3 day weekend for me and school vaca for the kiddos! Not my kiddos since I can’t even keep a simple houseplant alive let alone a child. The school kiddos is what I mean so extra time, quiet, and non-5am workdays ahead of me next week. Gimme five! Up high. Down low. Too slow! Suckaaa.
So what a little world we live in that I would stumble upon another blogger who loves fitness as much as a garter stitch as I do. I am happy to introduce Tiffany, The Fit Knitter to all you Sinful aficionados (Oh me and my big words. Thank god for spell check.) I’ve been chatting back and forth with Tiffany for some time now and found out she is from Alabama of all places! If only we had discovered one another 6 months ago, she could have joined me on completing the craziness of my Southern Bucket List. Just one more reason to fly down South for the rest of the winter. Not like 5 feet of snow has anything to do with it either. Take it away Tiff!
Hello Sinful Nutritioners! First off I would like to thank Emily for asking me to guest post here. I’m a huge fan of the blog and am honored to get to contribute today!
I’m Tiffany, author over at The Fit Knitter – a blog about my fitness journey, knitting adventures, and a little thing called life. The Fit Knitter is a light and fun place where you can read not just about experiences but the lessons learned from them too – a place where there’s always a race, training tip, or knitting project just a click away.
Come by and say hello, I love new faces and hope you find some inspiration in the space I call home!
When did you start blogging?
I started blogging in 2011 to go along an Etsy store where I sold my knitting. For the next year my love of blogging bloomed but selling my work became less rewarding (aka sucked). So I closed up shop. With no store to post about yet a lingering passion for being a blogger, I started my own personal blog. It humbly began with just my name as the title and random, unorganized posts until this year where I stepped it up a notch! The Fit Knitter was born and is becoming the type of blog that I’ve always wanted to be a part of.
What’s the story behind your blog name?
In January I looked back over what my blog had done/been over 2013 and I wasn’t impressed. It didn’t reflect me, what I love, or what I do well and I think my readers felt it too. It was time to start fresh and give my loyal peeps something to really sink their teeth into – and get real with my posts. I took out all the random “junk” posts and focused on what I’m truly passionate about: Fitness & Knitting. Once I narrowed that down the blog name organically became it’s own.
What’s one food you can’t live without?
I’m really going to tattle on myself here but I have an arch enemy nemesis: the classic hamburger. It’s not anywhere near the healthy spectrum but when it comes to meals I am a true believer on the “moderation is key” phrase. I’m a real live girl, I have real live cravings, and if you don’t cave into them once in a while you’re setting yourself up for an unexpected binge when you least expect it. 80/20 rule!
What is one of your ‘go-to’ healthy recipes/meals?
One of my favorite meals is out of the Choose The Challenge Cookbook
Black Beans and Rice
1 pound extra lean ground beef, turkey, or bison
1 onion, chopped
1 bell pepper, chopped
2 cloves minced garlic
1 TBSP lemon juice
1 TBSP mustard, prepared
1 tsp chili powder
2 TBSP Braggs Liquid Aminos
Dash cayenne pepper
1 cup tomato sauce (No Sugar Added)
1 can low sodium black beans, rinsed and drained
Brown beef with onion, peppers, and garlic in a large nonstick skillet.
In a small bowl combine lemon juice, mustard, chili powder, liquid aminos, and cayenne with a small amount of tomato sauce and whisk until thoroughly blended. Stir in remaining tomato sauce, then add to meat mixture. Add beans and cook for 20 minutes, or until flavors are well blended. Serve over brown rice.”
It’s super easy and tasty. We have it probably at least once a month for dinner if not more in our house!
Tell me one thing that would surprise me about you.
I own a street bike and it scares the mess out of me! I very rarely ride it because I’m terrified I will get run over, or my feet will get stuck in the pedals and I’ll fall over and get a healthy serving of pavement to the face! It collects dust in the garage in hopes I’ll eventually grow a pair and get out there with the big boys – maybe even try out a triathlon.
Now it’s your turn!
What’s one thing that would surprise me about you?
What’s one food YOU can’t live without?
Thanks again for stopping by Tiffany! Now go and see why she’s so awesome! Maybe if you’re lucky she’ll knit you a mug warmer, or some gloves for CrossFit. But I can’t make you any promises.
Have a lovely weekend!