Posts Tagged ‘Paleo’

Happy New Year

Posted: January 7, 2013 in CrossFit
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I took a bit of a break from eating right over the holidays and guess what?  I gained 6 lbs.  Yup.  That’s what happens when you eat pie like the world is gonna end.  Since the world didn’t end and I’m still chubby, it’s time to get back on the wagon. 

CrossFit is still pretty good.  Weight lifting is alright, but mornings are still not my thang.  I’m having a super hard time getting my lazy bum outta bed before dawn.  My body and coach just disagree about what constitutes morning.  He says 5am, and my body says whenever the sun has been up for at least half an hour. 

In an effort to make him happy (and not hate me for missing class) I decided to get a sunrise alarm…. until I saw the prices for such beasts.  $120.00?! 

So I thought of another option… a CFL bulb (because they take a while to warm up and get to full brightness) and a lamp timer.  Bam!  I’m going to pick them up from Home Depot before class.  When I get home, I’ll set it up with my bedside lamp.  I’m excited to see if this works, but I’ll post pics either way.

On a more fitness related note, I tried Hot Yoga for the first time yesterday.  And I thought about passing out once… maybe twice.  I just relaxed on my mat for a good 5 minutes toward the end of the 1.5 hour session because I didn’t think I could handle even stretching out my legs. 

They say the goal of the first class is just to stay in the room, and luckily, I managed it.  A couple of my fellow CrossFit friends came, and they loved it, too, even though they had similar reactions to mine toward the end.  Yoga in 105 degrees is HOLY HOT, let me tell ya… and we’re from Texas.


There we are afterward as proof that we survived.  I’m a bit shell shocked here, and we were all monstrously sweaty.  Happy nonetheless.  😀  (Mostly happy it was over.)  We’re going back for more torture 3 times a week together now.  It’s a good complement to CrossFit because it helps with injuries, mobility, etc.

Oh, and I wanted to share something that I thought was amazing… banana ice cream!  I didn’t know you could make ice cream from bananas, but you can. 

It’s super easy, too… peel 3 bananas, slice into 1/4 inch slices, freeze the slices, then once frozen, process them in a food processor until smooth.  (You have to occasionally scrape the sides of the processor down, btw.)

Delicious!  Put some almond butter and cocoa powder in there, too for more flavor.  Enjoy!


Quack quack quack…

Posted: November 30, 2012 in CrossFit

My first attempt at making duck, and it is delicious.  I think I overcooked it a little, based on my observations of the beautiful color that is everyone else’s duck online.  Mine looks like chicken on the inside. 


It’s so juicy and delicious, though.  I decided to (for extra yum) drown it in honey and maple syrup… well, not really.  I just used about a few tablespoons of each.  Still, it is amazing!!!  I’m trying to think of ways to make it last.  I was so hungry for protein when I took it out of the oven that I ate a leg immediately. 


Now I feel kinda gross because I also ate some pie.  😦  I guess I was feeling like it was my own personal holiday or something.  I’m going to try to go running later to make up for having been so reckless in the kitchen… or maybe not.  I’m feeling kinda lazy.

Tomorrow is CrossFit totals… YAY!

CrossFit 5K

Posted: November 30, 2012 in CrossFit
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So it was really hard for me to go in today… like really hard.  I sat on my bed for 30 minutes waiting to find the energy to get to the box, and it never happened.  I dressed in my gym clothes all the while telling myself that I would want to once I was ready.  Really I just was like… well, I’m already dressed… I guess I should. 
When I got there, I still wasn’t feelin’ it, but after the warm up, I was more in tune with my energy levels.  The run was lonely but eye-opening.  I can totally do a 5K.  Psh…

After the run I guess we were all longing for something CrossFit-like to do.  So we hung out at the box for another hour and a half like nerds and practiced kipping.  I look like a fish outta water when I attempt to kip. 


There’s the 6pm class all laughing at my sad attempts at kipping.  It’s okay because I blew their minds with my mad pole dancing skillz!

Anyway, my time was something like 33 minutes on the 5K.  (I took off a minute and a half for having to wait at traffic lights!  Ugh…)

On a happier, more delicious note, I made twice baked sweet potatoes today using a very slightly modified version of Juli’s recipe from

It was frickin’ delicious!!! I ate (gasp) THREE of them today. Two for lunch and one after CrossFit.


That woman is a genius in the kitchen…. just brilliant.

Breakfast, brunch, and general laziness

Posted: November 17, 2012 in Uncategorized

I’ve officially adopted a Paleo diet, which inspired me to create this blog.  I figure if I’m typing away, I’m much less likely to sneak into the kitchen and shove an entire piece of pie in my mouth.  Smart, right!?  Anyways, so this morning was my 4th day on the Paleo challenge.  I tried to do it for 30 days previously, and I broke down and ate oatmeal one morning.  NOT THIS TIME I TELL YOU!  I’m determined.  I’m even ready to Paleo the crap outta Thanksgiving on Thursday.  Armed with (Juli is amazing), a new sense of determination, and the desire to not look like an overstuffed sausage in my winter clothes, I’m ready.

So I made eggs this morning for breakfast.  Sunny side up and had half a banana.  Kick my butt if you say bananas aren’t Paleo.  I don’t care.  I’ll eat them until I pass out from the insulin spiking goodness if I want.  The truth is that I don’t really want that many anyways.  That’s how I know they are okay.  If I don’t crave it, it’s probably not poison.  Mmmm… cereal.  POISON!  See? 

For lunch… salmon with onions, brocolli, and carrots.  It was satisfying and pretty tasty but nothing to drool over.  What I really wanna make is this:

Alas, I have not yet properly stocked my kitchen with the necessary Paleo flour alternatives.  For one, Whole Foods is kinda far and I’m more than kinda lazy and secondly, I’m broke and that sh*t ain’t cheap.  Nevertheless, I will be making/creating food soon enough for you all to check out.

And just so you don’t think I’m weird for having to blog instead of eat, let me give you an inside look into my shared pantry with my carb loving family. 


Yeah.  Dangerous territory in there.