Thursday, April 14, 2016

Crossfit and a sex doll.

I have been working out pretty consistently and have been weightlifting for a while, but I decided that I wanted to do something more. I have been thinking about trying CrossFit but I am scared to do it alone. I mentioned the idea to my husband and he said he was interested in trying it too. I am really interested in lifting heavy and getting more physical strength. 





I am really proud that I have lost over 100 pounds, but I will say my body isn't exactly how I imagined it would be. I pretty much feel like this... 


It's weird how your body just kind of deflates. My skin is weird. I am not really comfortable with my arms or thighs - hello short and tank top season. I also hoped my stomach would go away and while it is smaller it's just a smaller deflated version of what it was. I was morbidly obese and had a child. My stomach will probably never be viewed by anyone and that is fine, but when you look at this as motivation 


and then you get to this point and realize you're never actually going to look like this it can be hard. I could get skin removal surgery and all that, but it's a vanity procedure and not really necessary. So what do I REALLY want from this picture above? To be a fitness model? No! I want to be strong and confident. I read an article where a woman talked about how she had lost over 100 pounds and was strong and capable even though her body was "ugly". It made me realize that I don't need to focus on how I look. I started my journey to set an example for my daughter. To be more healthy and fit so that she would see that as a normal way of living. At my weight there were limitations to things I could do with her and I never want to feel like my body is holding me back from being the best mom I can be. 
I also don't want to teach my beautiful daughter that the focus of being healthy and active is about vanity. 




****Read that inspiring article "I LOVE MY UGLY BODY



My most recent Whole30 meals: 


Shrimp Fried "Rice" 


You can buy cauliflower crumbles, but putting cauliflower in the food processor is not only cheaper but it's more of a fine rice texture than the big crumbled you can buy. 



This fried "rice" is so easy because I use one pot! 
Cook three slices diced whole30 compliant bacon and set aside. 
Add one chopped onion and about 4 chopped carrots and sauté. 
Add your cauliflower, then add coconut aminos, fish sauce, and a little black pepper. Cook until cauliflower is tender. 
Add the shrimp and cook until pink, add in three scrambled eggs, sliced green onion, and the crispy bacon. It's AMAZING.


Curry tuna salad and celery sticks. 

Mashed sweet potato with the coconut jalapeño meatballs (recipe in previous post) and avocado. 


Drug emporium now has Epic Fats and Broth! I was so excited I had to try it. I also picked up some Farmhouse Culture kraut and applegate hot dogs. 


Pistachio crusted salmon is amazing. I basted the salmon with a little bit of brown mustard then just pushed the crushed pistachios into the mustard and baked. 


This sauerkraut is AMAZING. I highly recommend it. 

Pineapple Chicken Stir Fry 


This was so easy and so good. I tossed chicken thighs, fresh pineapple chunks, and stir fry veggies into the crock pot with whole30 compliant ketchup, coconut aminos, and fish sauce. I added a second bag of veggies about 1 1/2 hours before dinner so all the veggies weren't too soft. 



I served it with toasted almonds. 












Saturday, April 9, 2016

I LOVE WHOLE30 FOOD SO MUCH!!!!!

It has been about three weeks since I shared my food on my blog so I am only going to share my favorite recipes. 

This is an easy salad recipe that is SO yummy. 





With only a few ingredients, it is fast and cheap. 
I mix one bag of broccoli slaw with one can of tuna and some chopped onion, raisins, pecans, mustard, curry powder, and Tessemaes black pepper dressing. 


I serve it with avocado or fruit. I have made this salad with chicken as well, but it's easier to just open a can of good tuna. 


Plantain chip chicken. SO GOOD 





Dredge your chicken tenders in almond flour 

Dip in beaten eggs 



Then coat in crushed plantain chips. 


Place in a coconut oil lightly greased baking dish. 

Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes. 



I roasted broccoli to go with it and served it with curry mustard for a dipping sauce. PERFECT


Baked sweet potato with sausage and zucchini and squash. The passion tea at Starbucks is a great alternative to water or la croix. You can get the tea carbonated now at Starbucks and it is AWESOME.


Pork roast cooked in the crock pot and green beans roasted in the oven. 


Cook down broccoli slaw and add in sesame oil and coconut aminos! SO yummy and great with grilled chicken 


Chorizo and potatoes with spinach eggs and fruit. Breakfast for dinner is one of my favorites. 


Whole30 buffet!!! 


Asaparagus, roasted cauliflower, sweet potato fries, guacamole, and spinach onion mushroom stuffed flank steak. 


Easter whole30 style 


Pork loin, roasted potatoes, roasted squash, deviled eggs made with whole30 compliant mayo, and curry broccoli salad. 


This random idea was awesome. I coated chicken tenders in mustard and sprinkled with rosemary and hazelnuts and baked at 350 for about 25-30 minutes. I served it with roasted broccoli, carrots, and parsnips and some fruit. 





Roasted cauliflower, squash, and antelope tenderloin. 


My blueberry eggs are an addiction now. I treat myself to them a lot haha 

1 banana, 2 eggs, dash of cinnamon and a handful of blueberries! 
THAT'S IT and it's DELICIOUS




This ketchup is actually quite delicious. It tastes more like real ketchup than tessemaes and is pretty readily available at most grocery stores. I have used it to make stir fry, sloppy joes, etc. 


This is my whole30 haul from today


All my protein for the week: 
Salmon 
Sausage
Bacon 
Chicken tenders and thighs 
Chorizo 
Ground Turkey 


And then my produce and extras: 
Bell pepper
Jalapeno 
Avocado 
Sweet potato 
Plantain 
Dates 
Coconut 
Brussel Sprouts 
Olives 
Pistachios 
Cauliflower, Broccoli, and Carrots 
Stir Fry Veggies 


My lunch plan this week 
Monday and Thursday: Roasted veggies and chicken 
Tuesday and Friday: Jalapeno and coconut turkey meatballs
Wednesday: Epic bites and fruit since I will be at UIL that day 






My dinner meal plan this week 

Sun: Plantain chip chicken tenders and roasted veggies 
Mon: Salmon and brussel sprouts 
Tuesday: Chicken stir fry 
Wednesday: Sausage peppers and potatoes 
Thursday: Chicken stir fry 
Friday: Chorizo and eggs 



Sunday, April 3, 2016

Stamina, Speed, Strength, Skill and Heart. The greatest of these is HEART.

My decision to do a 5k every month for the next year has proven to be one of my best goals.

I officially love running and CAN run. I ran my fastest mile this past week at 9:23 and yesterday I completed my fastest 5k at 32:35!





My usual running buddy Sarah was there and she came SECONDS from completing under 30 minutes, which is my next major goal. And yesterday Danielle completed her very first 5k and signed up for the next few months of races with me. SO EXCITED. 








I love how running makes me feel strong and capable. ESPECIALLY yesterdays time. In January I did a 38 minute race. I have shaved off 6 whole minutes in just two months!!! 
I try to run at least 3 days a week and I vary distance and speed runs. I run at a normal 5.0-5.5 pace for 20-30 minutes and then one day I will run the fastest mile I can trying to get up to 7.2 speeds towards the end as long as I can keep it. I have been logging several under 10 minute miles and I think that is why my pace yesterday was so good. 

I am so grateful for Sarah for asking me to run with her. She was my initial running inspiration and now I LOVE running and I am almost as fast as her which seemed impossible in the beginning. 







A year ago I did a 55 minute 5k. 



I have come a long way and I couldn't be more proud. Now to set bigger goals. 


GOALS 

1. Get in an under 30 minute 5k 
2. Complete a 10k (already planned for January) 
3. Complete a half marathon!!! EEEK 




My 5k Race Schedule 
May 14th  - Celebrate Life 5k in Longview, TX 
May 26th - Mudbug Madness 5k in Shreveport, LA 
June 11th - Wine Run in Pittsburg, TX 
July 4th - Firecracker Run in Shreveport, LA 
August 27th - Run it like its hot mud run in Longview, TX
September 24th - Gold Run in Tyler, TX 
October 15th - Autumn Breeze 5k in Shreveport LA 
November 24th - Turkey Trot in Katy, TX 
Dec TBD - Wonderland of Lights Run in Marshall, TX 
January 1st - Resolution 10k!!!! Shreveport, LA