Wednesday, October 2, 2013


When I tell people I don't eat dairy, grains, processed foods, legumes, sugar. . . .I always get the same response. . ."So what do you eat then?'

Here are few examples of my meals keep in mind these are whole30 meals which means no coconut flours, or almond flours or any other kind of flour or sweeteners, no honey, agave etc. Even without all that each and every one of these meals were delicious!

Take a look, it's really not that odd, eating meat and veggies every meal!  Oh after finishing this whole30 I am not much lighter than my lowest weigh in posted on the blog however I am feeling amazing and after one cheat day I'm back on the whole30 plan!
 Buffalo Ranch meatballs, coleslaw and sweet potatoes for dinner
 Paleo waffles, pureed raspberries and bacon
 Sweet potato, kale onions, breakfast sausage and eggs breakfast hash
 Chicken apple sausage, sauerkraut, and sautéed kale for dinner
 Apple Cider found at whole food, treat!
 Yes I still eat snacks, sulfur free dried fruits!

 italian sausage, peppers, kale, onions and organic no sweetener added marinara sauce
Green chile eggs with sweet potatoes for breakfast
 brussel sprout salad, with dried cranberries, almonds and bacon
 garlic lime shrimp
 Chinese five spice roast
 Roasted carrots and below is a breakfast pizza no cheese and a green juice.

Friday, September 6, 2013

I can do it!

I was feeling a little discouraged this summer, not having the motivation to stay strict to my good eating habits and my life changing completely and having a hard time getting to the gym as much as I liked.  

But thanks to 60 plus people joining me in the whole30 challenge I'm feeling great.  Thanks to school I'm back into a routine and get up at least 4 times a week to make it to the gym.  

I'm learning more about myself and I'm learning more about my body.

It sure does help to have an amazing support group and so many people working toward the same thing you are! 

Lot's of great workouts from the week to post. . .coming soon. . .I'll start taking more photos of my WOD's again. I think it's just about time for some comparison photos!!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013


Started Whole30 on Sunday.  A good friend of mine Molly Reynolds organized a group on facebook there are about 60 people who started the whole30 together.  It is kinda awesome.  My mom and sister Lisa and Marcella hopped on board immediately when I told them about it the day before we started.  The more the merrier. . .I am actually going to go till Thanksgiving so if anyone wants to start now or anytime between and and Thanksgiving. . .let me know and I'll be happy to be your support group!

Whole30 is stricter than just Paleo:

No dairy
No legumes
No grains
No processed foods
No sweetners (other than natural fruit sweeteners)
No almond flour, coconut flour, and other minimally processed foods.
Reading all labels on food, and I try not to eat things that have labels.

So what do I eat?

Lots and lots of Veggies
Meat, as organic and grass fed as I can find/afford
Some fruit
nuts and seeds
Balsamic vinegar is a must and coconut milk is a must.

Today is Day 4!

Here are a few meals

bacon, eggs and spinach
homemade V8, pumpkin banana pancakes and strawberries
Balsamic Onion Pot Roast
Salad with turkey and homemade guacamole for dressing
Italian sausage, kale, onions, zucchini, marinara sauce over sweet potatoes
Tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, vinegar and salt and pepper with eggs for breakfast

Tonight is crockpot chicken in organic broth, coconut oil, onions, garlic, salt and pepper with sautéed spinach and bacon and a big salad

So if you thought eating paleo was a bit strange most of these are pretty "normal meals"

Please let me know if you are interested in joining our whole30 group of if you'd like to learn more! It's awesome and I feel great!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Homework and Workouts

I am a creature of habit and routine.  I started school last week and actually got my fat butt out of bed 4 days last week to get to the gym for a 6:30 WOD. .. and on the day I missed I made it up at the park teaching some friends.

This week I have gotten up both days and now I wake up about 2 min before my alarm goes off.  I don't even think about staying in bed.

I did cheat over the weekend, we had a wedding to go to, and celebrated some extra cash Friday night with eating out, someone brought me delicious cookies, and last night my dinner was a failure because I learned just a few minutes too late that my olive oil was bad ruining my delicious cauliflower Alfredo sauce. . .life happens and that is okay but I had at least 2 paleo meals a day, juiced a bit and I also borrowed a friends food dehydrator and have made some delicious zucchini chips, yum!
 My first hand stand. . .only took me a year to get get over myself and try it for about 30 min.  I'm still not consistent about getting up but I can do it!!! Still practicing
Delicious Homemade Zucchini chips, yummy!
 So even though I am busy busy doing homework and being a mom, working out has gotten easier some how. . .maybe it's because I would much rather being doing a 6:30 WOD than be sitting in a Biology course that early in the morning, or maybe because I don't want to be the OLD FAT chick in all my classes, OLD is fine but FAT not so fine!

Oh yeah


80# overhead squat!!!! Love it!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Back on Track

This summer I thought I would be totally on track, eating paleo, working out, running, swimming, hiking etc.  But two family reunions later and becoming unemployed and just changing my entire life. . .now starting school it was not the fitness summer I was looking forward to so now this week with me and Owen starting school I decided that now is the time.  I have been 100% paleo since monday. . .today is day 5 and I have done 5 crossfit workouts this week. . .made it to the gym 4 times and did a WOD with some friends at the park on my off day.

Today I started my day with:

50 Double Unders
10 Clusters at #45

14:22 was my time

Now I'm eating some delicious breakfast meatloaf recipe from and juicing some spinach, kale, pears, oranges, beets and carrots to top it off.

It's been a great week, I feel great, better than I have in months!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

I have come a long way but I'm not there yet

Again I am the worlds worst blogger. . .but today I took some time to take a look back to where I was a year ago when I started crossfit and though I am not even close to where I wanted to be a year later, I am still crossfitting and I am still striving to eat paleo, in fact today is day 3 of eating strict paleo no cheats until. . .forever or at least until I hit my next goal of getting past this plateau weight that I've been at for the last 3 months.

I have to admit that even though I am not down to my goal weight and still cannot do a handstand, or pull-up or run a 9:00 min mile that I am proud of myself and I'm giving myself a little pat on the back today for sticking with it and doing what I can. Don't take this as letting myself get away with not achieving my goals but just a little pick me up to help me continue to work towards them.  I never gave up and I'm not going to now!
Here I am in November of 2011

And here I am August of 2013

Not the greatest comparison photos but you can definitely see the 70+ pounds I have lost since then.  Most of it thanks to cross fit and clean eating.  Next family photo will be at my goal weight! 

Today's WOD 8/22/2013

1RM hang power snatch - 65#

As many rounds as possible in 7:00 min of:

12 dumb bell snatches
9 V-ups

I did 5 + 8.

Earlier this week:

1RM front squat - 95#

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

One Rep-Max

Yesterday I should have taken some sweet photos of me lifting some crazy heavy weights but I increased my weights on all my lifts yesterday!!!

Shoulder Press 60#
Back Squat 135#
Deadlift 180#
I admit I am super sore from all the heavy lifting but I impressed myself and was thrilled that I went up in all my weights!! We are doing a 6 week conditioning program at Verve so hopefully in 6 weeks my numbers will go up again!!! Looking forward to it!