Speaking of eating…

It’s Monday! That is either a great thing, or a why-the-hell-is-it-already-Monday-again thing. From my computer, it’s a great thing, since Monday means CrossFit! I’m truly addicted… can you tell?

Strength Workout today was trainer’s pick (miscellaneous day):

Weighted Box Pistols (add weight after completing 3 pistols each leg)

  • 2 sets of 3 each leg, unweighted
  • 3 sets of 3 each leg, (holding) 8kg kettlebell (about 17.6 lbs)

Plyo Box Series (16″ box jumps, 15 seconds sets, 15 seconds rest, repeated 4 times for each movement)

  • Lateral Power Step
  • Lateral Jumps
  • Forward Power steps
  • Forward Jumps

WOD: As many rounds as possible in 8 minutes

  • 5 burpees
  • 600 meter run (run only once)
  • THEN repeating the following for the remainder of 8 min:
    • 5 burpees (at top of each minute remaining)
    • Kettlebell snatch (as many as possible until start of burpees) 12kg (about 26 lbs)

Love myself some CrossFit… In fact, I did a few mention-worthy workouts, which I have posted to my other blog: Powered By Paleo. (like the plug? Work in progress site for now…)

So, speaking of eating… who doesn’t love those weekend eats recaps?

What's inside the boxes?

Yes, I am whole!
Cafe Gratitude's Macrobiotic Bowl of quinoa, shredded kale, sea vegetables, kimchi, sprouts, and garlic-tahini sauce. Mmmmm.
I am Rapture: Raw Chocolate Layer Cake
Homemade Strawberry Coconut Milk Ice Cream (dairy free, gluten free, and good... even Paleo worthy!)

Turns out, my ice cream maker DOES make ice cream… but the freezer has to be set to a low enough temperature to actually freeze the core… recipe here.

And a Paleo breakfast? No problem. How about waffles?

Warm, toasty, fluffy, coconut butter covered Paleo waffles.

Remember these? I used the same recipe as before but threw in a smooshed (love that word) banana. Drizzled with a dash of maple syrup and enjoyed before an “at-home” CrossFit workout.

And that leads me to a quick and easy recipe; Great for entertaining, fast meal or appetizer plate, or just a snack.

Tomato Basil Bites

It starts with fresh, juicy, homegrown tomatoes…

…jazzed up with some fresh mozzarella cheese (yeah, not quite dairy free, but still delicious if this step is omitted.)

Top each slice of cheese with a fresh basil leaf, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, sea salt, and fresh cracked pepper, and you’ve got yourself a nutrient packed, delicious dish.


  • Fresh tomatoes, any amount, sliced
  • Mozzarella cheese, sliced thinly
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste

Assemble as shown and enjoy with fork, fingers, or as those who consume gluten, a cracker or bread.

So, that was my Monday Recap for you. I have a lot more foods and eats and recipes, oh and workouts, to share.

The Cookie Bar: Sneak preview of a Paleo, gluten and dairy free, recipes

QUESTION OF THE DAY: What is your favorite way to workout? Mine lately has definitely been lifting weights. I’m a bit addicted to increasing the weights and pushing myself. So hard in such a rewarding way! What about you?

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