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WOD-addicted!
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There have been many other articles like this one, and there will be more. There has also been many articles that argue the opposite, and there will be more. Before I go into my personal experience, I want to explain that it is just that…my personal experience. Everyone is different, and what works for you works for you. I know CrossFit gets a lot of love and a lot of hate. I think the majority…

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— 2 weeks ago with 1 note
#crossfit  #crossfit coolaid  #exercise  #fitness  #health  #lifting  #muscle  #muscles  #strength  #strong  #training  #weight training  #weightloss  #wod  #wods  #workout  #workouts 
Meat Stuffed Sweet Potatoes and Raspberry-Bacon Salad

Meat Stuffed Sweet Potatoes and Raspberry-Bacon Salad

Last week I have a leftover baked sweet potato in my fridge. I love sweet potatoes and can just eat them plain, but I wanted to do something different, but quick. So I came up with this stuffed sweet potato, and my boyfriend and I loved it! It is pretty darn easy as well, baking the sweet potato would take the longest time, if you don’t already have one pre-baked like I did.

Note:My boyfriend and…

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— 2 weeks ago with 1 note
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My boyfriend told me my CrossFit shorts look like they’re fitting tighter and I’m filling out more. I was so happy! Haha

— 3 weeks ago with 1 note
#crossfit  #crossfitproblems  #muscles glutes quads booty 
Smothered Pork Chops with Bacon and Carmelized Onions (Paleo)

I love pork chops. I love bacon. I love carmelized onions. So, why not put them all together?

This was something I cooked on a whim this past weekend when I was trying to figure out something lower carb for my boyfriend and I to eat for dinner, since we had a pretty high-carb breakfast (we had these sweet potato pancakes, topped with homemade applesauce, then topped with homemade paleo coconut…

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— 3 weeks ago with 2 notes
#bacon  #bacon and onion pork chops  #bacon pork chops  #carmelized onions  #diet  #eating smart  #fit  #fitness  #health  #healthy  #healthy eating  #healthy foods  #healthy recipes  #onion  #paleo  #paleo eating  #paleo pork chop recipe  #paleo pork chops  #paleo recipes  #recipes  #smothered pork chops  #weightloss 
My Love and Hate for Running

My Love and Hate for Running

I have a love/hate relationship with running, and probably always will.

I will always have a sort of love for it, because my journey to a healthier me all began with a goal of being able to run more than a mile..and then a 5K. I succeeded in that, and on a good day I can run up to 6 miles, but that small first goal is what prompted me to quit my unhealthy ways and focus more on eating for fuel…

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— 3 weeks ago
#C25K  #couch-to-5K  #exercise  #fit  #fitness  #health  #jogging  #running  #workout  #workouts 
Three-Meat and Sweet Potato Breakfast Casserole

Three-Meat and Sweet Potato Breakfast Casserole

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Yes, I cooked up all of that!!

This is one of my boyfriend and I’s favorite things to eat for breakfast…or any meal! Especially after a workout, since it’s loaded with protein! In the past, I had just made it as a scramble for us, but it occurred to us this past weekend that I could probably double the recipe and turn it into a large casserole. That way, it’s easily available in the fridge to…

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— 4 weeks ago
#bacon  #bacon and eggs  #breakfast casserole  #breakfast scramble  #casserole  #eggs  #health  #meat lovers  #paleo  #paleo breakfast  #paleo breakfast casserole  #paleo breakfast recips  #paleo breakfast scramble  #paleo casserole  #paleo eating  #paleo recipes  #sausage 
Some call me crazy…I call it dedicated.

Some call me crazy…I call it dedicated.

It’s easier for me to live a healthy-eating lifestyle because I plan everything, and outside of that I don’t really have too much of a social life (which I don’t mind one bit). In the beginning of the week, I will usually sit down and plan my meals out for the rest of the week. I use MyFitnessPal to track my food and make sure I am meeting all my macros, and once I have everything programmed in,…

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— 1 month ago
#cheat days  #cheat meals  #cheating  #diet  #eating smart  #fitness  #health  #healthy  #healthy eating  #healthy living  #overeating  #reward meals 
Salads!

Salads! http://wp.me/s2Fdkq-salads

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I have been on a bit of a salad kick lately, wanting to make and eat these elaborate salads for my boyfriend and I to eat for lunch on the weekends. To me they’re fun to make…chopping up different veggies and fruits to put in it and coming up with different combinations of ingredients to put together! It allows me to exercise my creativity!

And they always look so pretty! This is the one I made…

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— 1 month ago with 1 note
#chicken apple salad  #chicken salad  #chicken salad with apples  #diet  #eating smart  #fit  #fitness  #health  #healthy  #healthy eating  #healthy foods  #healthy living  #nutrition  #paleo  #paleo eating  #paleo recipes  #salad  #salads  #weightloss 
Paleo Hawaiian Chicken Thighs

Paleo Hawaiian Chicken Thighs

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I don’t know about you, but I LOVE me some chicken thighs! They’re always nice and tender, and fairly cheap. I like to buy a big pack for my boyfriend and I and bake them with some type of marinade on Sundays. The big packs at our grocery store comes with ten bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs. I’ll cook them on Sunday nights and we’ll usually have two apiece for dinner and then we have leftovers…

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— 1 month ago
#baked chicken recipes  #baked chicken thighs  #chicken thigh recipes  #chicken thighs  #coconut chicken  #diet  #eating smart  #fitness  #hawaiian chicken  #health  #healthy  #healthy eating  #healthy foods  #paleo  #paleo chicken  #paleo chicken thighs  #paleo coconut chicken  #paleo eating  #paleo recipes  #recipes  #sweet chicken 
10 Quick Tips to Boost Your Serotonin →
— 1 month ago
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Goals
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I set a few goals for myself when I began CrossFit, milestones I wanted to accomplish. And three of them I have achieved!!

1. Pull-ups - this was the first thing I really wanted to achieve–unassisted kipping pull-ups. Getting the kipping motion was a little weird for me at first, but then I was able to do them with the resistance band. Then the thinner resistance band. Then, at the beginning of…

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— 2 months ago with 1 note
#crossfit  #diet  #eating smart  #exercise  #fit  #fitness  #goals  #health  #healthy  #healthy living  #lifting  #muscle  #muscles  #progress  #strength  #strong  #weight lifting  #weight training  #weightlifting  #wod  #workout  #workouts 
Thoughts on “Biggest Loser” FinaleI don’t usually do these types of entries, but this has been bothering me all night, more than it…View Post

Thoughts on “Biggest Loser” Finale

I don’t usually do these types of entries, but this has been bothering me all night, more than it…

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— 2 months ago with 8 notes
#anorexia  #biggest loser  #biggest loser season 15  #BLfinale  #bmi  #body fat  #eating disorders  #fitness  #health  #healthy  #rachel frederickson  #skinny  #weight  #weightloss  #workout  #workouts 
I have been trying to incorporate more green smoothies into my morning smoothie routine, in attempt to get more color and vitamins in my diet. I’ve tried a few combinations and I found one that I love that I keep using. So good!

1 orange
1 Frozen Banana
1 cup Spinach leaves
1/2 Avocado
1 Tbsp Chia Seeds
1 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
1 scoop Vanilla protein powder (I use CytoSport 100% Whey)

Blend it all up and enjoy!

Also, I ran out of almond milk this morning and only had a half a cup, so for the other half cup I used green tea—tastes just as good!

I have been trying to incorporate more green smoothies into my morning smoothie routine, in attempt to get more color and vitamins in my diet. I’ve tried a few combinations and I found one that I love that I keep using. So good!

1 orange

1 Frozen Banana

1 cup Spinach leaves

1/2 Avocado

1 Tbsp Chia Seeds

1 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk

1 scoop Vanilla protein powder (I use CytoSport 100% Whey)

Blend it all up and enjoy!

Also, I ran out of almond milk this morning and only had a half a cup, so for the other half cup I used green tea—tastes just as good!

— 3 months ago with 5 notes
#smoothie  #green  #green smoothie  #healthy  #fitblr  #fitness  #health  #nutrition  #yummy  #healthy food  #fruit  #smoothies  #healthy smoothie 
I can do unassisted kipping pull-ups!!

Granted, I can only do one or two at a time, but still…that’s improvement for me! I was excited that I was able to string two unassisted pull-ups together. Especially since I have always used a band, and one of my goals for this year was to be able to do unassisted kipping pullups.

I’m another step closer to that goal!

I’m also hoping that by the end of the year I’ll get better at double-unders. My jumprope comes in today and I can start practicing. The most I have ever been able to string together was 6 in a row…and that was once. They’re so frustrating though! Does anyone else get frustrated by double-unders?

— 3 months ago
#crossfit  #kipping  #kipping pullups  #pullups  #crossfit goals  #ilovecrossfit  #wod  #wods  #wodkilla  #double unders  #dus  #doubleunders 
Random Thoughts while seeing the tag “Thinspiration”

Sure, some days can be harder than others to say no to restricting. And sometimes, once in a blue moon, I’ll admit, I do miss the hospital….being there surrounded by others that knew what I felt, and the routine and therapy of it all (and not having to deal with the outside world).

But it’s amazing how much I DON’T want to look like those girls anymore, and how happy I am with the way I look now.
Sure, I want to improve, but nowadays I look at these typical skeleton-thin “thinspiration” pictures that I used to aspire to look like… and where I used to criticize myself and hate myself for not looking quite like them in my eyes (even though I probably did), I am SO glad that I don’t look like that now.


I may not be perfect…I have a little extra meat around my belly area (thank you genetics), but I am happy with where I am right now, and proud that I am FINALLY getting rid of my toothpick legs and getting some quads and glutes!

It’s amazing to think of how warped and distorted my perception of myself was, and what I thought was ideal. I look at these photos and think That’s what I wanted to look like?? (and I probably wasn’t too far off in obtaining that goal, I just couldn’t see it). Nowadays, I consume more calories and work my ass off at crossfit classes to gain as much muscle as I can, and I’m proud of the little changes I have made so far. I no longer have chicken-legs and I have a butt!

I do have goals as far as my body image goes, but I am working towards them in a fun (at least to me) and healthy way, and I have never felt better! I will never again skip a meal or throw up for the sake of losing an extra pound, I feel way to great to sacrifice my health!

— 3 months ago with 2 notes
#thinspo  #fitspo  #thinspiration  #fitspiration  #ed  #eating disoder recovery  #recovery  #eating disroders