February 12, 2017

Whole 30, Here She Comes!

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 […]
November 5, 2016

get back on track, repost!

check out this article from pure pharma about getting back on track after overindulgence… we couldn’t have written it better ourselves. [click on the picture to link to the story]
October 8, 2016

chili season

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.
September 26, 2016

five was my lucky number

i was born january fifth. five has always been my favorite number. i like things in multiples of five. and i like doing things five times. and for the first time since i started doing five a.m. workouts, i was going to do five. five days. every. single. day. i would wake up at four. get dressed, drive to the box, and workout. see… until now, this has never happened. two days, easy. three days, got it. even four. but i always said, “my body can’t handle five days that early.” truth? maybe. but maybe not. i just said it. i went into this goal knowing that it was quite simple. i also went in knowing i had tweaked my back last friday and all my workouts would need modifications [yes, friends, crossfit is all about these… can’t do it, trying to learn it, whatever your case – modifications are […]