Ya’ll. Been a while. Am I right? No excuses here. Just been living. But I have some exciting news. ARE YOU READY?!? I have decided to take the dive and participate in a WHOLE30!!!! Anti-climactic for you right? Ha, some of you don’t know what it is. That is cool. Until recently I thought it was a fad diet and I had no desire to know anything about it either. BUT for those that care and want to learn a bit you can find everything you need to know here: http://whole30.com/whole30-program-rules/ If you took the time to read it, great. If not… here is the skinny. 30 days of NO added sugar (bye honey); NO grains (OMG no overnight oats??); NO legumes (beans and PB are nope, nope, nope); NO PROTEIN POWDER ç Can I still back out?1?! There is more to it, but this should be shocking enough to […]
last weekend there was football, cool air, ciders, and leggings. it was fall in full swing. so when i went grocery shopping, i was ready to try this new chili recipe i had pinned weeks before… ingredients were bought. weekly meal plan was set. and then the temperatures jumped back up to 81. oops. oh well, chili was on the menu. this chili is great because: all the ingredients can go in the crockpot, including raw meat. [disclaimer: i did microwave the sweet potatoes ahead of time] day two was 1000x better than day one it was brothy and light, but majorly flavorful [not too spicy]. not sticky, thick and tomatoey. crockpot sweet potato chipotle chili. enjoy.
Confession time. I texted Maggie today. Telling her to remind me that I have to write about how I recently let life take over. How I have completely neglected my diet and exercise due to well… life. And guys. It is so true. Last week I struggled with a slight back injury. Nothing huge. Just pulled, twisted, moved something in the wrong way and it nagged me all week. I listened to my body and took a few days of rest, chiropractic adjustments and deep blue massages. No biggie. Seriously. Sometimes our bodies NEED a break. I am here to advocate that is 100% ok. I want us all to push ourselves, but I want us to be smart about it. You know what wasn’t smart. Letting those few days of resting and healing my body turn into a few days of… comfort eating. Yes. It’s like I stop exercising […]