Monday, July 30, 2012

Color me RAAD!!

I finally have a moment while my littles are busy cleaning  playing in their playroom. Of course when I realize that they are having too much fun picking up, I yell occasionally to scare them back to cleaning-- like no play at the pool today.

Recently, I did the Color Me Rad 5k, and it was a ton of fun. It was probably the least pressured, easiest 5k I ever did. Plus, my friends ran around looking like assorted Skittles. They gave us these color packs that had colored cornstarch, and the best part was, we could attack random strangers. All in good fun! You come out to the event in a white shirt, and the 5k is your art canvas. It reminded me of my days as a kid getting into all the messy finger paints. Your worries and and stress goes right out the window in perfect abandonment.

If you've never done a 5k before, this would be a great starting point. There is no pressure, and no time to finish in. It does get bottled-neck in the color zones. So, you can slow down and take a breather. I highly recommend doing this run with friends! We headed to the nearest California Pizza Kitchen afterwards, and the looks on the waitstaff was priceless. In fact, one of my friends went into the restroom, and a poor lady tried to give her money because she thought she was homeless, lol.

Oh yea, make sure you wash your face as soon as your done, this stuff likes to linger for a few days.

Oh.. man! :)

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Mmmm... Paleo Treats..

So, recently I was in contact with an amazing Paleo company that serves these delicious treats. Being on such a new lifestyle without sugar can be challenging if you don't know how to manipulate some ingredients. It is simple knowledge with simple ingredients. So after scouring the Internet, I would like to introduce to you, Paleo Treats.

The people at Paleo Treats were super nice in responding to my emails, and I was ultra excited when they sent me an awesome box of samples to try. I mean who doesn't LOVE healthy desserts that are clean? Plus, if you have allergies or sensitive to certain foods in your diet, then no worries there! These have no gluten, no grain, or dairy!

My first taste test was the "Mac Attack". If you're a huge coconut fan, these macroons on steroids are a super treat.

My husband, (who is not Paleo or on a lifestyle journey to well-being) loved the "Brownie Bombs". It made me smile when he gobbled it up, and said, "Not bad!" Which is a HUGE compliment, because he loves his brownies and will critique them. Btw, he is an active duty Marine, and is in good shape. ;) I had one, and was almost in a Cacao coma. I couldn't believe how moist they were.

Others that I tried were "Cacao Now" and "Mustang Bars". Fruity and chocolaty (Cacao), it really hit the sweet spot. Of course these are treats, so try to refrain yourself!

Wanna try them out? I have a really cool link that will get you to their website, and it will save you 5% off your order. How awesome is that? I am all about saving some green.

Click on the link below!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

I am on a cavewoman diet

Well hello there! It is has been a minute since I've last posted, and I've been incredibly busy. I have a full-time job on top of my love for Scentsy, and well, it has kept me pretty tied up. I know I've had this blog for a minute, and just to let you know that my fitness journey is still going.

Things have improved on my end of the world as far as my awakening to my health needs. I still run, and I just revamped my whole eating lifestyle-- just this last week. I have been following the clean eating lifestyle, with some cheats. However, since the Marine Corps half, I've been wanting to improve my run time. I went on a journey of research, and came to this conclusion that will work best for me. I say "me" because my wellness journey may be different than yours. I have food allergies, GI issues, and I proud to say I just found the solution-- at least I hope, for now and forever.

First Stop... Real food

Ladies and Gents.. I've gone Paleo. What the heck is Paleo, you might ask? Well, imagine being on a caveman or woman diet. It is not a "diet" but rather a whole "clean" foods lifestyle-- the way we were designed to eat.  My husband thinks I am constantly changing my "fad diet". The fact is, I am not on a fad diet. I went from eating mainly organic "clean" foods (with the occasional crapola) to a even raw version of my organic "clean" foods. Let me tell you, it has been a lot of discipline involved.

So, I pulled up an awesome website called, "Everyday Paleo". She breaks down the faq's right HERE.  Sarah even has amazing recipes.

So, what have I been eating lately?

Chicken and lots of it. I make a mad lemon rosemary roasting chicken in the crockpot, and the meat lasts for days. I make chicken avocado salad, which I got from Pinterest. I freaking love that site. I eat a lot of salads, and usually with lean chicken or steak-- with even more avocado. I usually have boiled eggs for breakfast and I've gotten acquainted with Rawnola. I have to drink a ton of water.
Goodness, I would go on and on about Paleo, but I am just introducing it to you on this blog. I am still learning as I go, and I will share my wealth of knowledge and recipes as I go on.

If you are interested in changing your old ways, I highly recommend this diet of all ones. It is not a diet, and it is easier to say that, than to say "lifestyle change". I can honestly say, that I don't feel gross, sluggish, bloated anymore. So, hint.. hint.


I learned about Paleo through a friend, but didn't really make the green light until I started Crossfit. Which I found addictive. I am starting to see the changes my body has, and I really love the "box" that I go to. The coaches are so motivating, and I can honestly say that I get more of a workout in a day there, than a whole week at a gym on the hamster wheel.

What does this have to do with my racing? It all goes hand-in-hand. I eat the right way, which gives me lasting energy and fuel for the long haul, and the core body strength to keep me going.

With that said, I am introducing you to the new me. :) Off the record, and the scale doesn't lie.. I lost some weight already. Whoop whoop! :)