2014 recap//2015 goals & aspirations

2014 was a challenging year that came and went in the blink of an eye! A lot of changes but can't say they weren't a learning experience. Here is a recap of my 2014, and what I'm shooting for in 2015! On New Year's Day, I moved about 85 miles north and my husband about 175 miles north to finally live together and start a new life in a new area. A week after settling in, I started a new job with a new agency. Mid January we finally go the Corgi we had been dreaming about for years! Ok maybe Read more [...]

Ain’t About That Cut Life (for now)

Yeah you heard me. I said it. I ain't about that cut life! Not because I'm completely lazy or a complete fat ass (which trust me I feel like both sometimes, the latter most of the time) but I'm actually purposely bulking. I am hoping I'll make some decent strength gains, but for me personally there are more reasons to why I decided to put the cut life on hold in August and go deep into the bulk life. Here are my current reasons why: Gainz - I mentioned this earlier and it's kind of a double-edged Read more [...]

Protein Waffles

These protein waffles are super easy to make and can be tailored to how you like! Top them off with yummy toppings and you're good to go for breakfast or dessert! Ingredients: 1/3 cup oat flour 20g whey protein 1/4 cup egg whites (or 2 egg whites) 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk 1/4 teaspoon baking powder Stevia (optional depending on how sweet your protein is) Mix all ingredients together. I like using a Blender Bottle because I can measure the ingredients and save on dishes! Read more [...]

My thoughts on nutrition challenges and why they are a waste of time

Being pretty active in the crossfit/weightlifting & general fitness community, I am frequently exposed to people embarking on nutrition challenges. 10, 21, 30, 60, even 90 day challenges geared to people losing weight and meeting their health and fitness goals. These challenges often get you closer to your goals by getting you to eat clean, remove dirty foods or even "cleanse" you by drinking juice for several days. I have participated in gym challenges and have also organized and ran them. Read more [...]

Why I stopped eating a “clean” Paleo diet

My introduction to the Paleo diet came around the time I started CrossFit in December of 2010. I wasn't new to exercise or eating healthy, so a diet comprised of things I perceived as "healthy" already (meat, vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds) seemed interesting. I saw girls like Camille Leblanc-Bazinet and wanted to be just as fit and strong as her. I figured if I ate the way most CrossFitters did I could achieve this by increasing the quality of my food.  I started on my 2+ year path of eating Read more [...]