Temptation Island

Last week was both good and challenging. I am settling into a nice pattern with my workouts that look like this: Crossfit Monday and Wednesday; Kickboxing Thursday; running or walking everyday but Tuesday, and on the weekends I aim for 2 miles each day. My calves are getting tighter, so I need to stretch them … Continue reading

5 Miles in

On January 1st it started–90 miles run or walked, in 90 days. On the first day I slept in and honestly avoided it for as long as I could. Then my husband and I went to Body Evolution and knocked it out. Then I finished it off with a 1,000m row. I felt good but … Continue reading

Annual Check-Up

This week I went to my doctor for my annual check-up, and I was nervous because I know I will fall in around the same weight as last year, even after all the hard work I had done. I was disappointed with myself and wanted to have a frank talk with her about this and … Continue reading

Change #2: Food

So here is the struggle: I adopted full-paleo at the beginning of the year by doing a Whole 30. It worked really well, I lost weight and I was feeling like a shooting star—full of life and energy. Then after it I slowly saw myself going back to sugar {of course, you tricky vixen} and … Continue reading

Third Time’s the Charm?

I hate to admit this, but I injured myself again. This is getting old. If you are tired of reading this, I am tired of writing this!! 2014 has not been what I anticipated, but you know what? So what!! Sure I have felt defeated this year from all this bullshit, but what has it … Continue reading

Walk Out

Yesterday I did something I have never done before–I went into my box*, looked at the WOD** and went home. It was a moment of instant frustration and anger plus intimidation–to the point that I didn’t think clearly, got in my car and went on my way. So what happened? What could this WOD have … Continue reading

Paleo Meal Prep Review

This week I tried something new—I ordered 100% paleo food from this woman in my area who is creating her own food prep business. Her story is similar to those around me, once over-weight, now on her path to being healthy. She also does crossfit and has her own amazingly hilarious blog that I love … Continue reading

Shrimp-Stuffed Mushrooms = YUM!

Tried a new recipe!! On a whim, I downloaded the Nom Nom Paleo app on my iPad mini and started going through their recipes. Right away I found about 6 recipes I wanted to try, I earmarked two: Shrimp-Stuffed Mushrooms and Beef and Tomato Stew. I made both this week and let me just say … Continue reading

Frozen Chocolate Banana Recipe

Tried this recipe as a snack to bring to a Crossfit Games party last weekend. They were so popular they were gone in ten minutes. I found a recipe online but then I decided to make it my own. Cause I’m like that, you know!! Now let’s clarify, this isn’t the healthiest recipe you will … Continue reading