Friday, April 6, 2012

CHOCOLATE EVERYWHERE!  So far I have made it through the easter season without eating any of the chocolate/sugary goodies that are all around me.

As soon as you walk into any grocery store it seems to be the first thing to smack you in the face.  I have always been a sucker for those awful Cadbury eggs too.  And I use to eat so many of them this time of the year telling myself "you only get them at easter"  Thankfully by filling up on real, healthy foods that fuel my body it has been much easier to fight off any urge to splurge on those gooey filled chocolates.  I usually can talk myself out of eating the sugar and junk by just remembering how awful I feel afterwards and remembering how great I feel when I give my body good food.

This is not to say I may enjoy a few paleo treats this weekend or enjoy some dark chocolate, but I am also not going to eat that stuff just because that is what everyone is doing.  If I feel like I really want a piece of chocolate then I will if not I will load up on my meat, veggies some fruit and enjoy the time with family and friends.  (you really don't need chocolate to be happy, but it sure does taste yummy)

I made a paleo friendly easter basket for my nephew who is 5.  I know he will be getting tons of candy so he will survive if one basket is filled with healthier treats.  And it is all stuff that he actually does like.

I filled this basket with...
2 oranges
1 apple
blueberry lara bar
baby carrots
3 ZFruit Ropes from Cliff Bar Kids
Sidewalk Chalk
Glow Sticks
It looks pretty fun to me :)


Thursday, April 5, 2012

10.5 pounds of grassfed beef

I was super excited when I got my delivery on Friday of 10.5 pounds of Grass Fed Beef from Tropical Traditions. Came home from the office and there it was.  My freezer is stocked for a while.

So Sunday Night I put a Chuck Roast in the crock pot along with:
Baby Carrots
Garlic Cloves (peeled)
Bay Leaves Garlic Powder
let it cook overnight.

When my alarm went off at 5:30am I was slightly delirious and was wondering what I was smelling that was sooo amazing.  Then I remembered the crock pot was on and that would be my lunch and dinner for the next 4 days :)  Totally fine with me!

My elbow has been bothering me this week.  boo.  No clean's for me till it feels better :(  Been taking the bar off the rack for all my WOD's

Its COLD.  Got my car washed today, so of course that means it will probably rain tomorrow. duh.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Giving This A Whirl

Going to try this blogging thing.  I am slightly obsessed with food (paleo eating to be exact), lifting heavy things and Hot Yoga.  So feel free to read my rants about all of these things. 

Took a break from lifting today, usually by Thursday my body is needing a little break.  Spent the morning at the Hot Yoga studio. I love the times that I can practice as a student.  I think continued practice makes me a better teacher.

 Now just hanging out at Cosi, taking advantage of some free Wifi. woop.  I did buy a peppermint tea.  Feel bad not buying anything and just sitting in here.

I am officially starving.  Craving some eggs, I think I will go home make some sort of omelet or soft boiled eggs with LOADS of veggies (spinach, peppers, onions and anything else I pull out of the fridge) I may even eat some bacon with that.  

Bullet Proof Coffee = YUMMY!

I have been adding some Intermittent Fasting (IF) lately, especially before a workout.  So last night I finished dinner by 8pm.  And ate nothing else after that.  I drank some Bulletproof coffee this morning before yoga and will go ahead and eat something now.  SO that was a fast of about 17 hours.  Trying to teach this body how to burn FAT for FUEL!

Here is the link for the coffee. Its soooo delish.
Bulletproof Coffee