LA Times: A Reversal on Carbs →
(click on title to take you to the article) So funny to see mainstream media finally publishing what the Paleo and Primal communities have been trying to explain for years. Even more amusing since the LA Times published an article bashing those who eat meat a few months ago.
Today was a Hero WOD! My first! McGhee 5 Deadlifts 13 push-ups 9 box jumps 30 Minutes - AMRAP (as many rounds as possible) COMPLETED: 10 rounds + 12
Just as important as exercise is for the body, so are rest days. After my Crossfit workout on Tuesday, my legs were noodles and my upper body was jello-y. Yesterday I woke up and I was really sore so I made the choice to listen to my body and take a rest day. This allows the muscles to to learn from and adapt to the stress you’re putting on it as well as allow it to repair &...
Okay, this about killed me. I had trouble right around round 5. Just kept telling myself I could do it. Then the coach said on the final round we had to match or beat our 2nd best round or do 25 burpees. Ugh. That motivated me though and I tied my best time. WOD 1 mile sprint (split into 10 stretches) ***so basically 1/10th of a mile sprints with 2 min break in between starting from the...
Plopped my 6 pound organic, pastured and harvested 2 days ago chicken in the crockpot for dinner tonight! Will be eating it with some rainbow chard (recipe to follow later) and sweet potatoes with cinnamon butter. Here’s the love I poured over this chicken (it will come out kind of BBQ-ish flavored): 1 8oz can tomato sauce 1 4oz can chopped green chiles 3 TBS cider vinegar ...
April Accomplishments - May Goals
So it’s the end of April and I make a point on the final day of the month to take a moment to assess what I’ve completed that month. I applaud myself for the work I’ve put in and acknowledge what I’ve accomplished. Then I set goals for the upcoming month. This provides me with tangible focuses that I can go back to in order to stay accountable. For April, I continued dropping weight. A...
Hiking in San Diego
Two of the five basic rules to Primal fitness is “play” and “move slowly”. To make sure that you do something fun for yourself each week and to make sure that you move slowly too. It’s not about chronic cardio or long workout sessions. It’s about getting out there everyday and doing something. So once a week I take a hike to incorporate those 2 movements....
Balsamic Glazed Oranges
I’ve always been a dessert kind of person and it was a little rough when I switched over to primal eating because that meant no more brownies, cookies, cakes, etc. I still indulge once in a while, but for the everyday type desserts I lean more towards fruit recipes or I’ll just eat a couple of squares of dark chocolate. This awesome recipe comes out of Clean Eating’s Jan/Feb...
Fish and "Chips"
So tonight’s dinner was a clean version of fish & chips. It was wildcaught Seabass with a side of Parsnip “fries”. Basically you just slice up the parsnips in thin strips like french fries and toss with a little olive oil, salt, pepper, minced garlic and whatever spices you like. Bake at 450 for 10-15 minutes, then flip them and bake another 10-15 minutes.
For those of you following me, you know how important eating clean is and so next weekend I will begin sharing our little organic garden with you. We did it last spring/summer and got some amazing veggies and herbs, so we made a quick little stop at our local nursery today to price out soil and chicken fertilizer and pick up a few new seeds. I’m super excited to plant next weekend!...
So it’s Saturday morning and that means another trip to our farmer’s market. We lucked out today as there was 2 new booths! One with organic free range chicken and one with some great oils, vinegars and spices - yay! So we ended up with more than we planned on buying, LOL. Unsalted grassfed butter, limes, Okinawan sweet potatoes, salmon poke, Medjool dates, spicy lettuce...