what's in my gym bag

What’s in my Gym Bag

Just in case you haven’t been following the weather in the midwest, we got hit with a blizzard. And when I say blizzard, I mean we got dumped on. Seriously dumped on. 19.3 inches of snow. It caught a lot of us by surprise. Including me. Who mistakenly decided to drive to my lesson with my…

Pulled Pork

Another Easy Pulled Pork Crockpot Recipe

I’m all about finding easy meals for dinner during the week. From the moment I wake up at 5am I’m typically moving until I get home from the gym at 7pm. Which gives me about an hour to cook and eat dinner. I made (aka threw together) this recipe last Sunday. I’ve posted pulled pork recipes…

Awesome Gifts to Buy Yourself

I actually started writing this post before Christmas. But then I realized that Jake’s brother reads my blog. And if I blogged about what we bought him for Christmas, the surprise would be ruined. So now that the holidays are over, instead of an “Awesome Gifts to Buy Your Foodie/Fitness Friends” blog post, this post…

2015 New Year’s Resolutions

With the start of every new year comes the endless list of New Year’s resolutions. We’re going to “get healthy,” “go to the gym,” “read more books” etc. And we might try to kick the year off with an all in mentality, by doing a cleanse or joining the Whole30 crowd. This year I’m unfortunately not…

four hour body

The Slow Carb Diet, Again

A couple of weeks ago I was listening to one of  Tim Ferriss’s podcasts when I had a epiphany: I should be following the Slow Carb Diet. For those of you who aren’t familiar with it, the Slow Carb Diet is from Ferriss’s book “The Four Hour Body.” It’s also the diet I first did…

Podcasts I’ve Been Enjoying

At work I spend a good chunk of my day staring at a computer. And as much as I enjoy listening to music, sometimes I need something else to keep me awake at 6:30am. Enter, the podcast. Just in case there is anyone out there that has no idea what a podcast is (Mom I’m…

Beef and Lentil Stew Recipe

Beef and Lentil Stew

Can you tell I’ve been on a stew kick recently? It’s totally because of the weather. This one I made on a whim two weeks ago. I purchased stew meat at the grocery store and so wasn’t in the mood for another crockpot recipe. So I opened my cupboard to see what I could throw…

Meal prep

WIAW – Avoiding Temptation

Happy What I Ate Wednesday. Remember how a few posts back I mentioned that I needed to start bringing my own food to work so I would avoid the temptations of the cafeteria? Well I’m finally doing it. The trick for me is to prepare the next day’s meal at the same time as cooking…