SWEET POTATO WAFFLES

SWEET POTATO WAFFLES

Happy Holidays! Life has been a bit hectic lately, but I know that's typical this time of year. Balancing work, training, holiday parties, family gatherings, travel and a few competitions has kept me on my toes, but I've had a blast doing it all. Last week I was in Washington DC competing at the American Open for weightlifting and what an incredible experience its was. We spent five days lifting weights, sight seeing, bumping into friends and I even had the pleasure of attending a Paleo Cookie Swap hosted by Paleo Parents at their home in Virginia. 

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BANANA FLOUR WAFFLES with RASPBERRY SAUCE

BANANA FLOUR WAFFLES with RASPBERRY SAUCE

A week ago today I stepped onto the NorCal arena to compete at this years CrossFit Regional with my team. And what a tremendous experience it was. The events were taxing, and not only physically, but mentally and emotionally as well. We made some mistakes, we experienced some victories, but all in all we came together as team, working together as a unit, and gave everything we had. We finished in 4th place, just a few points shy of making it to the CrossFit Games, but we learned a lot, and I learned a tremendous amount about myself as a person and an athlete. Although I'm sad we fell short, I'm extremely proud of my teammates and what we accomplished. 4th place in one of the toughest regions in the world (my opinion) is certainly an accomplishment. I have a lot to look forward to this year and I'm excited to test my physical and mental capacity in a sport that continues to become more demanding and even more competitive. Right now my main priority is getting strong! I have the final tryouts for the National Pro Fitness League next week in Las Vegas, then I'd like to compete in my first weightlifting competition. Eating waffles makes you strong right? I'm pretty sure that's all it takes. So here's a delicious recipe that also happens to be gluten, grain and nut free, thanks to a new flour I'm trying, banana flour! It's really good. Thank you WEDO for sending me some to try out!

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