• Zombies, Vampires & Werewolves

    November 6, 2012

    Hello,  hello!

    Yesterday included lots of delicious eats, but my favorite of the day was something I call “Coconut Fried Bananas.” Holy goodness, they tasted amazing and were so simple to make. Recipe below!


    Yesterday’s lunch was all around delicious and nutritious. I had a couple of Trader Joe’s salmon burgers with barbecue sauce.

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    Sautéed kale.

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    And Sweet Potato Wedges.

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    I love lunches like this one.

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    A little while after eating lunch, I did my Monday time trial for the Plank Challenge. For me, so much of planking is mental, so I grabbed a magazine and my iPhone to distract myself. If I think too much about the time or how hard it is to hold a plank, I don’t stay up as long.

    As soon as I started my plank, Murphy came over to see what was going on.

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    Snapping pictures of him helped make the time pass, but he was not impressed with my planking by any means.


    My goal for the day was 4:30, but I managed to hold my plank for 4:47! Woohoo! I guess all of my distractions worked!

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    After my plank, I made the most delicious afternoon snack ever: Coconut Fried Bananas! Seriously, make this one! You will not be disappointed!



    • 1 banana
    • 1-2 tbsp coconut oil
    • 2 tbsp shredded coconut
    • 1 tsp cinnamon
    • 1 tsp honey


    1. Slice banana into 1/4-inch pieces and sprinkle with cinnamon.
    2. Melt coconut oil in a fry pan over medium-high heat.
    3. Add banana slices, honey, and shredded coconut to the pan.
    4. Cook for approximately 2 minutes and then use a spatula to flip bananas. Cook for another 2-3 minutes until bananas and coconut starts to brown.
    5. Remove from heat and serve warm.


    After I ate my snack, I headed to CrossFit for a workout. It was a good one, but not my favorite. I dunno. I guess I’m itching for a Wallball/Burpee/Box Jump workout. I feel like it’s been forever since I’ve done one of those—and they’re so much fun!


    1 Hang Power Snatch 3 Overhead Squats.  6 x 1+3. Add weight ea. Set


    AMRAP 10:

    10 Snatches

    10 T2B

    Rx: (95, 65)
    L2: (75, 55)
    L1: (65, 45)
    Beg: (Hang Power Snatch, Knee-Lift)

    For the Hang Power Snatch + 3 Overhead Squats, I stared at 45 pounds and worked my way up to 75 pounds. For the WOD, I did Level 2, which was 55 pounds for the Snatches and Knees-to-Elbows instead of Toes-to-Bar. I’m the worst at Toes-to-Bar. I can only do like 2 in a row. And when I’m tired during a WOD… forget about it. They’re so hard for me!


    After CrossFit, Mal and I headed home. While I showered, he started making dinner, which was Make-Your-Own Tacos. Ingredients included: ground beef with taco seasoning, brown rice…

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    Romaine lettuce, tortillas, shredded cheese, salsa, tomatoes, green bell pepper, avocado, and sour cream.

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    I ended up using the ingredients to make a massive taco salad.

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    Holy yum! Awesome dinner last night. Mal and I both agreed we need to have more Make-Your-Own Taco nights at our house.

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    Mal and I ate dinner while we watched the most intense episode of The Walking Dead. Is anyone else watching this show? Holy crap, it’s good!


    After dinner, I enjoyed a mug of hot mulled spiced cider.

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    And a mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup.

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    Question of the Day

    If you had to pick, which would you rather be: a zombie, vampire, or werewolf?

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    { 64 comments… read them below or add one }

    Becca November 7, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    I love that show! I’m impressed you can eat while you watch it. Does it give anyone else bad dreams or just me?

    And good job on the plank! My goal is more workouts, not just running. A plank seems totally doable no matter where you are. You are just inspiring me all around tonight!


    Hemrid reviews November 8, 2012 at 12:42 am

    I like these delicious foods. They are tasty and healthy to eat. This post is good for healthy food items. Thanks for this post.


    mslovelysindi November 9, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    Omg! Just made this…OH. EM. GEE! Amazing! That is all :D I am waiting my time writing this comment, when I should be stuffing my face with deliciousness. Thank you for this recipe :)


    Tina November 9, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Yay!!! :)


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