Archive for August, 2013


My husband and I have decided to start a new Saturday tradition. Every Saturday after crossfit we are going to make Steak and Eggs. We made it today for the first time and it was sooo delicious! Why didn’t we think of this along time ago? lol

Steak & eggs

Steak and eggs are two of the cornerstones of the paleo diet so why not enjoy both together for even more goodness. This combination though is not new and steak & eggs have been enjoyed for a long time, either in the morning for breakfast or at night for dinner. It also couldn’t really get simpler than this. This is a single recipe, but calculate about two eggs per steak. You can enjoy your eggs pretty much the way you like them usually, but in this recipe the classic sunny side up eggs are prepared. I like to make it so the yolks are still runny and can drip on my steak, enhancing flavor and texture at the same time.


I want to start this blog by thanking everyone real quick that has started following my blog. I know it’s still a work in progress and I’m still in the learning phase of this but it means a lot to already have followers! Last night I figured out how to put my recipes under the recipe page. I was pretty excited about that. So make sure to check my recipe page often for new ones posted! My husband and I love trying new healthy recipes, or recipes we find putting our own healthy twist on them. There will always be pictures and they will always be husband approved. This morning we are bringing our neighbor with us to try out our box, so I’m excited about that. I’m going to be even more excited when we go to his box and try it out. Right now my husband and I go on base (my husband is in the Air Force). I love our box and for what we pay (Free) We cant complain at all, but I cant wait to check out a different box.

Okay on to todays WOD


Farmer’s Carry
10 x Lengths of gym


15 Minute AMRAP of:
9 x Deadlift (155/115)
12 x HR Push Ups
15 x Box Jumps (30/24)





This Bread is AMAZING! I was searching to find a healthy banana bread and stumbled on this one. It has no butter, no oil, no white flour, it uses whole wheat flour, brown sugar or a sugar substitute, and Greek yogurt instead.


*1 1/2 cups of whole wheat flower
*1.5 tsp. baking powder
*1/2 tsp. kosher salt
*1/2 cup brown sugar (or 1/4 cup agave) ( I put just a little bit more then half )
*3 large ripe bananas (I used 3)
*2 eggs
*6 oz. Chobani Or any Greek yogurt. (I used plain fat free, Next time I’m going to make this with strawberry yogurt and fresh strawberries)
*1 cup of fresh blueberries


*Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Start by combining flour, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl.

*In a separate bowl, mash bananas with a fork until they are gooey and liquid-like.

*Add eggs and sugar and mix thoroughly.

*Add Greek yogurt whisk until everything is well combined and there are no lumps.

*Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, and mix until just combined. At this point, fold in the fresh blueberries

*Pour batter into a greased loaf pan and distribute evenly.

*Put into the oven and bake for one hour, or until the top is golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean (50 minutes for me).

Let cool (if you can) And then enjoy!


Good Morning everyone! So I’m up nice and early getting ready to head to our box and knockout my workout for the day and get this weekend started right!

Todays WOD-

Strength: Strict Press

5 x 40% 1RM
5 x 50% 1RM
3 x 60% 1RM
3 x 70% 1RM
3 x 80% 1RM
3+ x 90% 1RM

WOD:12 Minute AMRAP of:

10 x Pull Ups
10 x Lunges (each leg)
10 x Ball Slams (40/30)


Stot Press Technique


Found this today and it’s to good not to post! I’m highlighting the ones I’m guilty of!

1. At any point in the day, if you’re not thinking about CrossFit then you’re thinking about coffee or bacon.

2. You use the royal ‘we’ when talking about CrossFit. ‘We don’t use machines; we are the machines.

3. When life hands you lemons, you squat. Squats make everything better. And if squats don’t, bacon will.

4. You believe that active recovery can = WOD. The clue is in the name. Active recovery.

5. Your friends have a code word they use frequently to signal you’re talking about CrossFit to much. Again.

6. You don’t laugh at snatch jokes anymore.

7. You wear Reebok Nano’s outside of the gym.

8. The posts on your Facebook timeline look something like this: CrossFit CrossFit CrossFit CrossFit CrossFit.

9. Your internet browsing history looks something like this: CrossFit CrossFit CrossFit CrossFit CrossFit.

10. A missed lift keeps you up at night. You can’t stop thinking about it like you need to get back to the gym and try again right now. You know you got this.

11. You don’t go to any social event unless its paleo and ends by 8.30pm. You need sleep. You have CrossFit tomorrow.

12. You Google restaurant venues ahead of time to figure out how you’re gonna dissect the menu for paleo options.

13. Everybody you know, knows you CrossFit. Everyone. Like your name and CrossFit are synonyms.

14. You wear v-neck shirts even when you have clavicle bruises. You earned those bruises and you wear them proudly.

15. You already requested vacation days at work July 22-28th. Even though tickets for this year’s CrossFit Games aren’t released yet, you already know you’re going.

16. You become instantly outraged at any suggestion that CrossFit is a cult. “… but it’s a good cult.”

17. You’ve known the people at your new box for only 2 months, yet already they understand you better than your life long, non CrossFitting friends.

18. There’s someone at work who doesn’t know your name, or what your job is, but they know that you CrossFit.

19. You wake up sore and wonder if you actually acted out that 1RM snatch dream in your sleep last night.

20. CrossFit doesn’t fit around your schedule; your schedule fits around CrossFit. CrossFit is your schedule.

21. If it’s Reebok CrossFit you have to have it. Yes you have it in black, grey, green, yellow and blue but this one is different. It’s red.

22. You carry 2-3 pairs of shoes at any one time in your gym bag.

23. You won’t spend $30 on sunday brunch – waste of money when you have eggs at home. But, you’ll spend $139 on custom nanos, $289 at Lululemon, $120 on Progenex, $40 on a foam roller, $80 on shorts and $30 on socks branded with CrossFit.

24. You’re genuinely sorry you can’t go out tonight for your friend’s birthday drinks, but its Wednesday. 13.4 is announced tonight, and it’s not the same if you don’t watch it live.

25. Bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon

26. The next person to refer to CrossFit as bootcamp is going to witness something extrordinarily unique…

27. Your computer password is ‘CrossFit’, ‘burpees’, ‘snatchin’ or ‘321go’.

28. You check the WOD even on rest days. You know…just in case.

29. “It’s a lifestyle, not a workout.”

30. Date night. If they CrossFit – great. You’ll talk about CrossFit all night. If they don’t, heck, who cares you’re just gonna talk about CrossFit all night anyway.

31. You’ll decline a Friday night invitation to happy hour with friends, but a last minute CrossFit social? You’re In!

32. Snow storm approaching…torch – check, food – check, ab mat – check, kettle bell – check, print out at home WODs – check. You will not be defeated by a bit of snow. Bring it on storm troopers.

33. Your New Year’s resolution was to mobilize more.

34. Every song on the radio reminds you of “this one time…at CrossFit”

35. “Sorry, I can’t go out tonight, I have a CrossFit competition in 38 weeks…I gotta get some rest”

36. You’ve done a handstand or a pistol anywhere other than the gym so that someone can snap a pic.

37. You hate burpees. Like really hate burpees. Really really intensely dislike burpees. Except you love them.

38. You’ve taken your shirt off after 2 push ups.

39. You find double unders are the most frustrating thing on the earth. Until you get them. Then they’re just all about timing.

40. Progenex is your favorite meal of the day. It’s like a cheat meal.

41. “Hold the bread, the dressing, the cheese, the croutons and the beans. Extra bacon please.”

42. Your package from rogue arrived. OMG. You have to get home right away.

43. You have 7 LAX balls at home but have never played LAX in your life

44. Can’t walk past a park bench without banging out a few box jumps. Or a fire hydrant without trying to balance a pistol on top.

45. Chalk, new outfits and tape make you stronger. (No, really they actually make you stronger.)

46. 100lbs is light weight. LIGHTWEIGHT baby!!!

47. Massage is no longer a luxury it’s a necessity.

48. “RWARRRR!!” is actually a word in your vocabulary.

49. You just shopped self service in IKEA…LIKE A BOSS. #yeahyoudid.

50. You might not have that muscle up yet. But one day you will. And you will NOT be stopped.







So these are my Paleo ( kinda ) Stuffed Peppers. I say Kinda because I added some smokey Gouda cheese at the end. Like I said before on here I don’t think my husband and I could ever do this way of eating 100%, but I did find that you will get 99% of the benefits of the Paleo Diet if you adhere to it 80% of the time. So I think that’s what we are going to give a try.

What You Need:

•Bell-Peppers, 4 medium-sized ( I did 2 red and 2 green and cut them in half to have more servings )
•Onion, 1 medium-sized
•Ground turkey, about 1 lb.
•One can of Diced Tomatoes
•a clove of Garlic ( or some already diced garlic, I did one small spoon full of it. )
•Extra Virgin Olive Oil ( I use light )
•Basil, Oregano, Sea Salt, Black Pepper, and Cumin
*Mushrooms are Optional


1. Take 4 medium bell peppers, Cut them in half and clean the inside, and boil them in a pot for 5 min. or until the color is really vibrant
2. Chop a medium-sized onion and saute it for about 5 min. in 3 tbsp of olive oil or until translucent.
3. I added my mushrooms and garlic in with the onion with a little more evo and sauteed them until the mushrooms were cooked.
4. Brown your Ground Turkey in another pan until fully cooked.
5. To start making the filling, combine the ground beef, onion, and garlic mix in a big bowl, and add your diced tomato along with basil, oregano, sea salt, cumin, and pepper. Mix well.
6. Spoon the filling into the peppers, and then line them up in a baking dish with a small amount of water in the bottom.
7. I baked them for about 30 minutes ( Time can be different depending on your oven ) in a 350 degree oven. I took them out at 30 minutes and added some freshly graded smokey Gouda cheese and put back in for a extra 5 minutes just to melt the cheese.

They turned out great! 🙂