Feeling It

Hey guys! I just wanted to pop over here for a quick minute to talk about what has been going on lately over on my end. 🙂 So I kind of fell off the bandwagon a bit this past week. I had way too much ice cream and frozen yogurt for life. Literally I felt like bum. It’s crazy how much certain foods and affect you. It really made me realize how much going paleo is so worth it to me in the long run. I just felt so much better. So I started the Whole30 again and am finishing up day 2 as we speak. I figured I would tell you what my plans were for meals this week!

But first, CrossFit. This mornings WOD was intense. It was AMRAP for 15 minutes (Partner) Deadlifts and 250m run. That means that while one partner is out running the other partner is deadlifting. You tally up your total score by how many deadlifts you and your partner got in 15 minutes. With a 95 lb barbell we got in 221. I consider that mild beast mode for 5 am. Haha, it killed. My back is so sore. I am definitely continuing some foam rolling love later. I need to find myself a lacrosse ball so I have one for when I am at home and dying.

Here are some eats from this past week.

Chicken Salad seasoned with paprika, sea salt, garlic powder, and black pepper. Tossed with avocado and grapes. It was super delicious, but I think I needed some more vegetables since I was hungry not too long after.

Sausage, peppers, onion, and olive meatza with roasted garlic marinara. Super yum! It was an insane combination. But then again get me anywhere that much meat and I am a happy camper. Chicken sausage and almond butter will forever be my two loves. Yes, please think of all the jokes you can make from that statement. Sausage and nuts… No wonder I am single haha.

Last but certainly not least, turkey taco salad. I threw some garlic powder, onion powder, sea salt, black pepper, slap yo mama cajun seasoning, chili powder, and paprika into the ground turkey and cooked until done. Put that on top of a big bed of spinach, avocado, cherry tomatoes, and salsa. It was delicious. I’m about to go have the leftovers for dinner once I leave my creepy corner at work.

Up on the menu for this week:

Wednesday: Cilantro chicken nuggets with hot sauce and a side of mashed garlic cauliflower.
Thursday: Chicken with butternut squash.
Friday: Sweet lemon pepper chicken with crispy brussel sprouts.
Saturday: Jambalaya.
Sunday: Grilled pineapple sirloin burgers with spicy avocado cream and sweet potato fries.
Monday: Chicken and broccoli with tahini sauce
Tuesday: Taco Salads
Wednesday: Chicken Fajitas

I will try to remember to take pictures of all of these so I can show you guys some delicious foods next week! I have Wednesday off at night so hopefully you will see a lovely little recap and new menu!

Until then I am going to go hobble home with bruised shins, ripped hands, and a sore back. I love my life haha. 😉

And those just appeared from this morning. People wonder why I don’t wear shorts in public that often haha. I look like I get beaten in my sleep.

Also, fun side note. Grains make poop float in your bloodstream. Disgusting, right? And people wonder why I went paleo. 😛 Robb Wolff has a great chapter on it in the Paleo Solution if you are curious about more information!

I miss you guys!

Hi everyone!

I know I have been gone for super long, but I finally got an entire day off from both of my jobs… Probably the only time this is going to happen all summer. So I figured I would take the chance to head into my work on my day off and snipe their internet to talk to you guys for a little bit! I have so much to fill you in on.

First, I started CrossFit at CrossFit Martha’s Vineyard and I began the Paleo diet. Whoa! Huge changes, right? Not. Anyways, for those of you who don’t already know, which I am pretty sure is no one, CrossFit is high intensity functional training. It’s basically changed my life. I am obsessed with it. Literally, I go every single morning at 5 am. 5 AM! I am not even a morning person, but I love it so much and that’s basically the only time I can go with my work schedule so I make it work. The workouts every day are awesome and completely different. They literally kick my butt every single day I go. I have bruises on my wrists currently from kettlebell cleans. Ouchies. Literally the 20 lb kettlebell hit my wrists 100 times in 25 minutes. It looks a little sketch. People may start to ask questions. 😉 Also, the paleo diet is something that a lot of CrossFitters have adopted. Also known as the Caveman Diet, the Paleo diet means eating like our ancestors would. You cut out grains, legumes, sugar, dairy, and alcohol. I started off doing the Whole30, which is the really strict version of Paleo, but with my busy schedule and not wanting something too strict for fear of crazy binging my roommate and I revised it to have most of our days follow the Whole30 principles, but have some exceptions. Like today I had some ice cream, the best ice cream of my life actually, along with a Pina Colada. Today was our cheat day.

I’ve already noticed a huge difference in energy levels and performance from this diet along with losing a lot of weight so far for not having been on it very long. Run on sentence, for the win. But I highly recommend people look into it if they haven’t. I haven’t craved anything but copious amounts of ice cream on the diet and I do not feel deprived at all. I feel like this is the way I was meant to eat and for so long I just ignored it. I feel amazing. I will link up certain words so you guys can check out what I am babbling on about. Also, check out some of these websites and blogs since they will add to your information and recipe arsenal if you do decide to do what I did! PaleOMG, Robb Wolff, Whole9, The Clothes Make the Girl, and the Primal Blueprint.

Anyways, let’s move on shall we! I’ve been eating a ton of meat haha. Literally, it’s my own personal heaven. I’ve stated before on here that I have no idea how vegetarians do it because I would starve. Meat makes me happy. Nut butters make me happy. Being paleo now makes me happy. Because now I can eat a lot of stuff and lose weight. 🙂 My dream come true. Let me show you a few of the meals I have remembered to take a picture of lately.

Buffalo Chicken Meatza (PaleOMG recipe)

My standard daily breakfast of 4 eggs, salsa, and avocado

Chicken Sausage, Peppers, and Onions

MY FAVORITE MEAL EVER! A giant sirloin burger with a sweet potato topped with almond butter! Literally I could eat that sweet potato combination every single day and be in the happiest mood ever. It is literally my favorite thing in the world right now.

Also, here are some of the things I have done in CrossFit. These WODs killed me and you can just barely see my score. I got a 12 on the death by shuttle run workout, meaning I did 12 shuttle run rounds in 1 minute. And I completed the 1-10-1 WOD in 25:24. 🙂

Some updates on me though, I am not really enjoying my summer apart from the working out and eating. I work 80 hours a week, have no social life, and am slightly miserable haha. But that’s okay because it’s only for the summer and my roommate and I are planning on moving in October after we go on a road trip. We are thinking VA, NC, or SC. If anyone has any recommendations on the city let me know! 🙂 We are Northerners so we are in uncharted territory. Something affordable and with a ton of jobs! Haha, I am so needy. My love life also sucks… AKA non-existante. I will be single forever on this island. So small. Not a lot of people. I don’t fit in with people who wear boat shoes and wrap sweaters around their neck either… It’s not like that’s a bad thing, I just swear like a trucker, am dirt poor, and can be really awkward along with making too many dirty jokes. You can’t take me anywhere. I am an embarrassment haha.

I think I covered everything in my boring life in a slightly over drawn out blog post. I clearly missed blogging way too much since this was the first thing I did upon sitting down at the table. I wish I could update this multiple times a day like I used to! Don’t worry, the second I move I will be talking so much you will all unsubscribe.

Until my next day off… Or October… Have an amazing day/summer! Keep checking my Twitter, I am much more active on there on a daily basis and post all of my eats. I also use instagram if anyone wants to look at that. I believe my name on there is mroy90. 🙂