I'm busy. I'm married, have a 15-month old son, a full-time job, I workout, I cook for my family every day, and my husband and I try to keep our social life alive. You're probably thinking to yourself "That's nothing, guess how busy I am!?!?". Good point...we're ALL busy (well, … [Read more...]
Cauliflower: Do it in the Oven!
Confession: cauliflower is my new favorite vegetable! Why? Well, beside the fact that it's tasty, cheap, and easy to find any time of the year, it's SUPER versatile! You can do a ton of different things with it and I happen to dig that. One of my favorite ways to prepare it is to … [Read more...]
Core Power FREE Giveaway and Review
Ever heard of Core Power??? If not, I'm gonna tell you about it! Core Power is a post workout recovery protein drink that happens to be the official protein drink of the 2014 Olympics! If that's not enough to tell you that it's good stuff, then I don't know what is! It's made … [Read more...]
On Cardio vs. Lifting, Diet, and Supplements
I think we all have a relatively good idea of what the basics are when it comes to getting into and staying in shape, but there are also a lot of details that I just don't understand. Obviously, each one of us is different; we have different goals, strengths, weaknesses, etc. so … [Read more...]
Body Image: Get the Hell Off My Back!
I am a woman; therefore, fixating on my body image is an inherent part of my existence. Okay, okay, I realize I'm being gender prejudicial with that statement, but just roll with it for now. I honestly can't remember a time when I felt truly happy with my body. And when I say … [Read more...]
How I Find My Motivation
I had the most incredibly awesome thing happen to me recently. I went to a Saturday CrossFit class last week...I normally go to the 6am class during the week, so I don't see a lot of the other members of the box on a regular basis...or ever for that matter. So, there we were, … [Read more...]
Paleo Style: Shrimp with Zucchini and Cabbage Noodles
I love shrimp. Actually, I love almost anything that comes out of the sea! I try to work seafood in to our diets at least once a week, but it doesn't always work out. Anyhooo, this quick li'l gem of a Paleo dish turned out to be really tasty, and like I said, quick! … [Read more...]
The Pain Threshold: Brain vs. Body
I don't know about you, but there is a continual struggle going on between my brain and my body. Some days it goes better than others, but I've found that the mind is the manipulative one and the body is the enforcer. This struggle can go on whether I'm walking by the plate of … [Read more...]
Crossfit Workouts – Is Cheating Cool???
We all remember growing up around that one kid, you know the one, the one who would cheat when playing Monopoly, or peek while counting during hide and seek. Remember that guy? Remember how it made you feel to play with that guy? I do! It pissed me off! Why would you ruin the … [Read more...]
CrossFit Workouts: How to Get Your Goat for Good!
Whether you like it or not, we all have at least one "goat"! No matter if you do CrossFit Workouts like me (with a psychotic addiction), or you're into some other form of physical exercise, there's that one thing that you just can't quite "get". When I say that you can't quite … [Read more...]