This is in NO WAY the actual recap of my weekend in Austin for Paleo FX 2014. It was such a great weekend and I’m absolutely in love with the city of Austin. We didn’t even scratch the surface of this town. I’m still trying to get all my thoughts together about the whole weekend. But here are some highlights.

I almost got arrested over this name tag. Long story.

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I got to hear some of my paleo favorites.

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I got to listen to her story and cry like a baby because she could have been talking about me.

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Stepping out to see this and taking a deep breath, grateful that I’m on the other side of the long road of dieting and unhealthy body image.

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Wahoo! Look who smiled for my camera!

me and mel

Plenty of reading material. Let’s sum this up in one sentence, shall we..

Eat Bacon. Train Hard. Be Sexy. It’s only natural Winking smile 

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Plenty of swag.

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Clearly I have a problem. Kombucha hoarding is a thing, right?

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It was everything I hoped and better. I have so much to say about this past weekend, but I need sleep, apparently. And rejoin the land of the working girls out there.

Happy Thursday!

Here’s a final thought….

This is why I eat bacon for dessert. Nobody can fake bacon.


Paleo Pad Thai from Well Fed

April 10, 2014
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Some of the things I had to give up when we found out about Celiac disease were my favorite Asian dishes like Pad Thai. Most of these have soy sauce which is a big NO. I did find gluten-free tamari sauce which helped a LOT. However, the sugar in most of these dishes is not good for me, either. But one look at this and I knew I could do this and since it’s from Melissa Joulwan, it was going to be great with a depth of flavor that she is famous for incorporating into her recipes. No blandness in this! To save time, roast a couple of spaghetti squash and grill a batch of chicken thighs during your weekend meal prep. Otherwise, cut them and get them in the oven roasting and start a grill pan of chicken while […]

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Sunrise Scramble from Well Fed

April 9, 2014
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I love a good breakfast recipe that is great for reheating during the week and easy to carry to work. So many days, breakfast really happens after I get to work and while I love basic bacon and eggs, I do like a little variety with breakfast casseroles. I decided to try this Sunrise Scramble from Melissa Joulwan of Well Fed and Well Fed 2. Her recipes are so down-to-earth and fun to make, but what sets her apart from others is her ability to mix and match flavor profiles. She has a wide variety of recipes for spice blends and they just work. On a busy week night, I often don’t feel too creative. That’s when I know I can pull out a Melissa recipe and I know it will be a great meal. This is quick and easy […]

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Lorna Jane Spring Clean Pinterest Challenge

April 6, 2014

With spring FINALLY making an appearance this year, I’m excited to share this fun challenge with everyone. It involves 2 things off my list of favorites: Pinterest and Lorna Jane. Fit Approach has teamed up with Lorna Jane to kickoff SPRING with a Pin It challenge. If you need some inspiration to get out of the sweats and into the running or work out clothes, check out this Lorna Jane challenge! Spring is here and that means it’s the perfect time to renew, reboot and refresh your active life.  A spring clean for your active soul, so to speak. Now is the moment to seek new inspiration and discover new ways to Move, Nourish and Believe everyday. To help you bring on a new wave of MNB ways, we’ll be creating Spring Clean Pinboards full of our all time favorite […]

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Running Medal Display

April 3, 2014
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FINALLY!! I have a place for all my medals and racing bibs. This was an easy project. I bought “paintable” shutters from Home Depot. I had to ask for them because I didn’t know the paintable ones are already a smoky grey color. Make sure to get ones that are louvered. They have the space between the slats, not just 1 solid piece. I picked the size I wanted and some spray paint. Then..I grabbed a handyman. I happen to be married to a gifted craftsman. He’s got serious skills in his bloodline. Off to the man cave he went with the shutters and paint. A few minutes later, I showed up to see them all finished! A week later, I grabbed all my medals that I could find. I used clothes pins to keep the ribbons secured in the […]

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Let’s go running

March 31, 2014

Spring break was very very busy! But I did get in some CrossFit and some running. Right now I’m just trying to maintain basic mileage and get in 3 XF workouts a week, either at the box or at home. I have a couple of races coming up soon, a 10k this weekend and a couple of trail runs when the weather warms up a little. I found this poster at Zazzle, and it was the first one I ordered for the office. I LOVE this. I’m hoping the weather will cooperate this week because the RiverWalk is calling my name. We have a very intense next few weeks at school so I need my therapy miles ASAP. Yes, this is a public service announcement just confirming that I still run for food…not just doing Extreme Makeovers Office edition. My […]

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Happy Mon..Never Mind. Just Survive it.

March 31, 2014

  Look who is back? I didn’t fall off the earth, but I did almost get kicked out of Home Depot. The office is 80% finished and all that is left is the organizing and decorating, which is my favorite part. And the laptop spent the week safely stored away in a closet so the dust, paint, and debris wouldn’t get sucked in it. I took more careful attention to my laptop than I did my cat. But at least Frankie can find higher ground or a bed to crawl under. If I can survive the Monday after Spring Break with a room full of kids that were mostly bored the whole week, I’ve got some great re-caps, race updates, general “what does the new space look like”, Paleo FX info (2 weeks!), oh, and a new blog makeover. I’m […]

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Sunday snoozing W30:D21

March 30, 2014
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After church, we decided to visit a new place..and this one is familiar with Stephen’s footsteps, but not mine. We were looking for rain gutters. And I was looking for the big rolly thing. I knew from experience that Home Depot had a great one and I need to try the big blue one to compare.. We found what we needed. He is going to install them in the office for bookshelves. I wanted to use my new mode of transportation but he was mortified that I suggested such a thing. Fine. I’ll use it myself. After this, we made a mad dash to do the grocery shopping. It was the usual. Me loading a cart with meat, produce, a few canned goods. Him, having an aneurism at the total after coupons. Me, reminding that I cook for 4—2 meals […]

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