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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Jacking up the Flow

For those of you who do not do Crossfit, time off is a necessary part of training.  Rest is helpful mentally and physically.  Some days you just do not want to talk about freaking crossfit- I know that seems hard to believe coming from me.  Plus, your body needs that time to recover from the exercise and repair itself.

This past week, I had three days off in a row.  There were sick kiddos and shit to get accomplished that took priority over workouts.   Before I knew it, it was Wednesday afternoon and I had yet to hit a work out.  So I decided since my flow was already jacked, I was going to go with it and mix it up.  Not only did I take the rest days, but I visited other Crossfit gyms.  I worked with different coaches, different athletes, and it was nice to take a mental break from my routine and get out of my world for a bit. 

Sometimes you've got to mix it up.  We all get stuck in our ways sometimes.  Variety is the spice of life after all ;0)  And now I feel rejuvenated and ready to get back to my coaches, my workout buddies, and my routine.

It's almost Open time!!!  Get ready to rock it, my loves!!!


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Peanut Butter Balls- A Scandalously Delicious Treat

I'm not sure what it is about peanut butter, but we have a little love affair going on.  When I am training hard, it seems to be my go-to food.  After a couple of google searches, I realized just how common it is for athletes who are training hard in various sports/athletic endeavors to crave it.  I have a feeling it has something to do with the fat/protein/nutrient ratio.  As you all know, I am not a nutritionist, but that is my hypothesis.

Here is a little yummy treat for those of you who lust after peanut butter the way I do:

Jane's Scandalously Easy/Delicious Peanut Butter Balls

18 oz jar of natural peanut butter (If you are following strict Paleo, substitute almond butter)
2 cups of unsweetened shredded coconut
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
3/4 c honey (you can add more or less to taste- after all, they are your balls)
Mix this together and form into balls.  Refrigerate them and eat them at your leisure.

Now this is a food that is high in calories, fat, and carbs.  If you are reading this recipe thinking, "Hell yes!  I can eat these 'healthy' cookies everyday," you are sadly mistaken.  This is a treat food.  It is especially good for those times when you need to gain weight, are training like crazy, or have seriously killer PMS/DudeMS. 

You will go nuts for them.  Get it?  Balls?  Nuts?  Peanut Butter?  God I'm awesome. 

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Long Time, No Write

Hi friends- long, lost friends!

So sorry it has been so long since I have blogged!  Life kind of got in the way of my enormously successful blogging career.  Hope you all have been able to live your lives without my brilliant insights ;0)

I have been going through some stuff, to say the least.  Stuff that is not easy to write about and stuff that really isn't the blogging world's business.   Even though stuff happens, life gets crazy, and things aren't always sunshine and roses- I will not fucking die. That is what I keep telling myself repeatedly as bad days seem to happen more often than good, when I'm feeling lonely, sad, or like the world is soooo not my oyster these days.  I keep repeating my new mantra:  I will not fucking die.  I will not fucking die.  Sometimes it's with a laugh, sometimes it is through tears, but somehow it always applies. It's kind of funny, and it's kind of reality.  When shit gets tough, you have to keep plugging way, keep believing in yourself, and know that you aren't going to die from tough times.  I know at some point I will come through on the other side feeling happy, like myself, stronger, and more amazing than ever.  But until then, I have to remind myself- that I will not fucking die and neither will you.

So whether you are on the good end of life or in the eye of the shit storm, know that everyone experiences both ends of the spectrum.  If you are in the storm, call up the people who are whooping it up for a good dose of hopefulness and happiness.  And if you are in the good, make an effort for those people going through it- I know I have certainly appreciated my amazing friends and family who are helping me get my shit storm together.