SAMOA COOKIE BARS

SAMOA COOKIE BARS

There's so much I want to tell you, yet nothing seems to want to travel from my brain to the keyboard. I don't know what's happening. So this is either going to be a short post, or a ramble, but either way I won't be hurt if you jump ahead to this bomb recipe. A friend of mine from the gym found a photo on facebook of some insanley delicous looking samoa brownie cookie chocolately heavenly like bars and asked me if I could make them paleo. And since I love her, I did it. It was torture though because I wanted to eat all of them, but I couldn't because I'm doing the whole30 right now, but I'm on day 27! So that's exciting right? Not really when you have these starring you in the face, but it's all good. And I mean who does a 21 Day Sugar Detox, straight into a whole30? Crazy people thats who. And yes I know I'm slightly crazy, it's no secret. So anyway that's that. What else is happening in my life? Since you're all dying to know. We're doing the CrossFit open competition and luckily I'm competing on a very beastly team because I sprained my wrist last week and it's ruined my hopes and dreams of dominating the leaderboard. Okay, it hasn't ruined my hopes and dreams, but it does suck. We were working on a 3 rep max hang clean and on my third one my elbow collided with my knee sending 195 lbs of force onto my wrist. Yes it was devastating. I managed to tape the crap out of it and get 8 muscle ups on last weeks workout, but this week doing cleans was not fun. I did a decent amount, but I had to be extremely cautious on each one. So when you see me fall off the leaderboard you will know why, but like I said, my team kicks ass so I'm not worried. I'll be well rested by regionals and probably more fit than I would be if I hadn't sprained my wrist. Strange I know, but I'm a pretty crappy runner, and I have a feeling I'll be doing a lot of running the next few weeks. So be scared, I'm coming for you.

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SPICY CHICKEN TACOS WITH COCONUT FLOUR TORTILLAS

SPICY CHICKEN TACOS WITH COCONUT FLOUR TORTILLAS

Day 7 of my 21 Day Sugar Detox baby! That's right, this is officially a PR for me, I've never made it longer than 5 days without sugar. And I've tried, several times I hate to admit. What's kept me on track? Probably the copious amounts of training I've been doing that keeps me busy at the gym and a lot of experimenting with new dishes like this one. Adding new flavors to my meals every day keeps things fun and exciting. I still have cravings though, and I'm still nervous that I could fail, but for now I will keep trucking along because I'm finally one third of the way to my goal. So that's that, now who's excited for the CrossFit open? Can you believe it's in less than 3 weeks?! I can't! I was sick this weekend so I've now had 4 days off in a row and I'm feeling extremely sluggish and crappy. I'm nervous for tomorrows workout, and I hear we're doing track work, the kind of stuff that kills me! It's gonna hurt thats for sure. Hopefully I can get my ass in good enough shape in these last few weeks though. I think the open is such a cool experience because you can literally compare yourself to every CrossFitter in the world. There aren't many opportunities to do that and I'm really excited to see how I stack up. If you're giving the competition a go, good luck and make sure you have fun while you're doing it! Also, be sure to make lots of paleo dishes to keep you fuelled and fired up.

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SHEPHERDS PIE

SHEPHERDS PIE

Well it's been a little while since I've posted a recipe because I've been in transition mode. I've just moved back to California after living in Australia for 2 years and it's a very confusing time for me. I've been back for a week and a half now and I have no idea what the heck I'm going to do. And all I want to do it work out and eat, but no ones going to pay me to do that. I suppose until I figure it out that is what I'll do though. Well at least until I run out of money.

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ALMOND MILK LATTE

ALMOND MILK LATTE

My whole30 journey is going well so far and I really feel great today.  I do need to get a little bit better at prepping my meals though, so as I'm writing this I'm kind of in a hurry to get cooking and get to bed!  I thought I'd just give you a quick run down of what I ate in case any of you are interested in giving the program a try as well.  I'm trying to follow the whole30 program of 3 square meals a day, however I do need to eat something before I work out because I go straight from work to the gym.  I'm also trying to incorporate zone portions into my meals as best as possible.

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NO OATS OATMEAL

NO OATS OATMEAL

Today I posted a picture of the no oats oatmeal that I had for breakfast and I quickly found out how much other paleo dieters miss this warm delicious breakfast treat.  I had seen some others posting about this phenomenon, and although I was quite skeptical about oatmeal without oats myself (because that just sounds crazy) I was also so intrigued that I had to give it a try immediately.  I went on a search for the perfect recipe and came across this one at Carrots 'N' Cake.  I'm not sure that she's the original creator of the no oats oatmeal, but she's definitely on to something with the ingredients she's chosen to include in her bowl!  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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