Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Playing Catch Up

      We all do it. It's cool.  It's been a hot minute since I wrote a post which is unusual for me.  I'm usually pretty good about writing once a week.  It helps me stay focused and feel accountable. Im behind on a bunch of other stuff like housework and yard work too. I'm convinced I do everything but exercise and sexy time half ass at this point! HAHA!! However in my defense of not posting on here, I did write a blog for Breaking Muscle check it out if you haven't yet. ;)  it was pretty cool and I enjoyed doing it.

     So in the last few weeks I wrote for a bad ass site, came down with a mystery illness and had a unforgettable junk food, mother/ daughter beach trip, that was amazing.  Hopefully after a emergency room trip, a couple ct scans, tons of blood work and a crap load of other tests, they figure out what the hell had me laid up for days last week. It was crazy and I was miserable laying around and not working out. I'm hoping its just my gallbladder or something simple. Luckily they did catch that I needed more thyroid medicine during this debacle. So now I understand why I've been a napaholic recently. Apparently I wasn't just being a lazy "bulking" fatty.  I feel totally fine now and see the surgeon again on Friday and he'll hopefully have some answers this time. Wha wha wha.....

    The beach trip was amazing. My daughter and I really needed that.  I'm always on her about eating healthy so from Friday afternoon until Sunday night we did not put one healthy thing in our bodies. It was a BLAST!  Nothing but convertible rides, sun, sand, surf and girl time.  I'm also getting pretty good with my camera.  I really enjoy it and I'm attempting to learn my way around some editing.  I need to find a class or something.

So I'm back on it and on a good schedule again.  I'm even thinking about training people here and there. I mean I already email workouts and advice constantly, maybe I should expand it a little... We'll see....

Back on my regular recipes and training to post next week.  Let us always try to remember to have fun in life and never take our health for granted.  Without it we don't have much of anything at all.  Stay healthy, happy, and focused AND HAVE A GREAT WEEK!! 

Sunday, August 11, 2013

I'm A Loser...

     Ok, I know I'm not a loser.... Far from it.  However, I'm human and my mind can play tricks on me and I feel like one sometimes.  Old habits have been creeping back in the last few weeks. It starts off slow and then BAM.....My blood type is suddenly chocolate hazelnut butter.  I've been getting lazy and have been slacking on food prep. It's time consuming and quite frankly I'm tired of the constant fucking cooking.  It happens. I had a little break. It's not a big deal. I just had to remember my goals, regroup, and prep like I know how for the upcoming week. Tomorrow is a new day. I need to start it off right. 

Even though I have been missing some meals, and not eating balanced ones when I do, I have still been an absolute rockstar in the kitchen.  I mean check out that deliciousness!!! Hot sausage topped mushrooms with paleo pizza sauce and sautéed eggplant. Pretty self explanatory. Throw your favorite sausage on your favorite mushrooms and bake through.  WIN!

I also absolutely destroyed these paleo sliders...

I cooked mini burgers and topped with my favorite toppings.  I baked the sweet potato rounds in the oven with some olive oil, s&p, and thyme.  We had cinnamon bacon acorn squash for a side. Another WIN! 

There's lots of yumminess on my Pinterest  check it out YO!! :)

Training wasn't so hot.  I did my squats but struggled.  My hips are hurting because it is heavy. I saw my savior Dr Lancaster at Cumberland Massage Therapy in Da 'Ville and she got this old girl straight.  I'm ready to get after it this week.  Plus IT'S BACK TO SCHOOL TIME!!  My not so little one is going to middle school.  Crazy!!!

Cook some deliciousness, if you fall off track get back on and have a great week!!! 

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Don't Blink....

    Seriously don't.  Time is just flying by.   When I was younger, stupid and drunk it went slow as hell.  Now that I'm older, beyond happy, a little wiser and have some sobriety under my belt, it is going so fast that I would give ANYTHING to have it slow down a little bit.  I can't believe it.  I FEEL LIKE AN ADULT SOMETIMES ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!

     I swear every time I blink, my kid is more and more grown....texting, heading to the mall with friends or at a sleep over.  Growing up and growing a bit further away from me everyday.  It's all normal I know, and I am happy for her to be changing and figuring out things for herself, but that doesn't make it any less difficult.  She's my only one and it feels like she was just learning how to walk and talk about 3 seconds ago.  Ugh...

    This brings us to my next goal, drum roll........AN OLYMPIC LIFTING MEET WITH MY BABY!!! Duh!!!  She is 10 and totally going to kick my ass but I don't give a shit.  I just want to make some more great memories and compete side by side before she is tooooooo cool to do anything with this old mom of hers. ;)  Its going to be fun.  I can't wait.  October is when this goes down.  Who else is in?!?! ;)

     It was a great week of training and the highlight was definitely the 31 Heroes WOD at East Coast CrossFit. Hero WODs are not something I do often, it's my personal opinion that they are special and should not be over done. I take them extremely seriously.  These brave men gave their lives for me to be free and even though I can never repay the debt, honoring them by giving that tough workout all I got is something I don't take lightly. The CrossFit community is pretty fucking awesome.  Just another reason why no matter how many times I try to leave, I end up back. The comradery is unmatched. No doubt.

Emma and I baked some cupcakes today after the event.  I ate at least eight myself...I shall pay tomorrow in many ways for sure!!! It was awesome!!

Enjoy those little ones while you can and have a great week!!!