Garlic Olive Oil

Garlic Olive Oil

just found this at Costco – it’s the perfect thing for seasoning the roasted veggies. (In case you forgot, throw veggies in ziplock bag, add 1-2 tablespoons of oil, toss, and spread on cookie sheet. Roast at 400 for 10-20 min. Yummy!

Feeling lightheaded today…wait, and yesterday too now that I think about it…

ok, I’ve been so lightheaded the last two afternoons and I know I’ve eaten enough, so I got to thinking it’s got to be the change in diet.  Did a little research, and the general consensus out there (meaning: internet, blogs, doctor’s opinions; not scientific journals – haha)  seems to be that kicking sugar (and alcohol too) will do that.  One opinion was to go have a sweet potato to feel better.  Another said, ” I felt better after a day or two.” (I wasn’t really looking to wait til tomorrow to feel better – I was thinking like in the next 5 minutes or so).  Another opinion said I’d feel great after 21 days of no sugar, and yet another said 30 days.  Hmmm…think I’ll go have a sweet potato and figure out what the heck my family is gonna eat tonight.  

I’m realizing the downside of this whole paleo eating mess is that it’s affecting my husband, children, and children over here playing with my children…I think they are all doing their best to stay the heck outta mom’s way. On the other hand, my thighs look better than they have in a couple months (at least since last time I pulled, I mean tried,this).

Are you sore and a little food-hungover? or is it just me?

Days 2-3: The Hangover.

The alarm rings on day 2 and you pop out of bed expecting the same kind of Charlie Sheen winning feeling you had yesterday. Instead, you get the other side of Charlie…you know – the pounding-head-cross-eyed-can’t-see-straight side. You know you didn’t down a fifth of tequila in your sleep, so what the heck happened?!

Remember the pre Whole30 bender you went on? Pizza, cookies, Jim Beam, jelly beans (oh, the jelly beans)? Yeah. This is when it comes back to bite you in the butt. (And the head.)  And it is definitely true that the amount of suck you experience in this phase is directly proportional to the amount of crap you consumed before you began the program.  Especially if you consumed it consistently. This phase is especially hard for the habitual Diet Coke (and Diet Dr. Pepper here in my part of the world) drinkers. You know who you are.

Many Whole30ers report headaches, fatigue, and general malaise during this part of the program.This, my friends, is completely normal. Your body is working its way through a whole host of junk it stored from the foods (or food-like-products) you used to eat. This process lasts a day for some folks, but for others it can take a few days longer. Relax, drink a lot of water, and keep making good choices. And do your best to earn the sympathy and support from friends and family, because…

Read more at http://whole9life.com/2012/06/the-whole30-timeline/

Are you sore and a little food-hungover? or is it just me?

Days 2-3: The Hangover.

The alarm rings on day 2 and you pop out of bed expecting the same kind of Charlie Sheen winning feeling you had yesterday. Instead, you get the other side of Charlie…you know – the pounding-head-cross-eyed-can’t-see-straight side. You know you didn’t down a fifth of tequila in your sleep, so what the heck happened?!

Remember the pre Whole30 bender you went on? Pizza, cookies, Jim Beam, jelly beans (oh, the jelly beans)? Yeah. This is when it comes back to bite you in the butt. (And the head.)  And it is definitely true that the amount of suck you experience in this phase is directly proportional to the amount of crap you consumed before you began the program.  Especially if you consumed it consistently. This phase is especially hard for the habitual Diet Coke (and Diet Dr. Pepper here in my part of the world) drinkers. You know who you are.

Many Whole30ers report headaches, fatigue, and general malaise during this part of the program.This, my friends, is completely normal. Your body is working its way through a whole host of junk it stored from the foods (or food-like-products) you used to eat. This process lasts a day for some folks, but for others it can take a few days longer. Relax, drink a lot of water, and keep making good choices. And do your best to earn the sympathy and support from friends and family, because…

Read more at http://whole9life.com/2012/06/the-whole30-timeline/

sick of chicken yet?!

sick of chicken yet?!

Thanks, Tanya, for the idea of adding egg to the tuna, then I added a little red wine vinegar. that was lunch with watermelon. yummy. What are your non-chicken or salmon ideas? Please share!

Gymboss app

despite the timer not working completely correctly this a.m. (I tend to think it was the user not the app, if you know me at all 🙂 ), this is one of the best apps of all time.  Especially when you are traveling or working out from home.  Last week I used it daily to design workouts at the beach.

For example, one beach workout was 5 rounds of:

  • sprint 1 min.
  • squats 1 min.
  • v-ups 1 min.
  • pushups 1 min.
  • lunges 1 min.
  • walk 1 min.
  • repeat.

Another workout was tabata (4 min. total) sprints with my hubby…we ended up doing 22 sets instead of the usual 8, and I almost threw up (he’s really fast).  Ahhhh… good times.  Anyway, get creative, have fun, and no excuses.  The app plays nicely with your music, so you don’t have to check your watch or anything.Image

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gymboss-2-interval-timer/id500887448?mt=8

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.halcyoni.gymboss2