Hey, hey! It seemed like a lot of you guys liked my original “In the Name of Science: 4 Days of Meals & Snacks,” so I decided to write another one. My participation in the ulcerative colitis study actually ended last week (it was just a 6-week study), so I won’t need to track my food intake anymore, but I still thought you guys might want to see what I ate in my final week. Spoiler: I ate a lot of eggs, cereal, and soup….

Hello, hello! I’m so glad it’s Friday because it means the official start of our vacation is just hours away. Hooray! I can’t wait for Mal to get home so we can celebrate. Ireland, here we come! Breakfast This morning’s breakfast was a delicious one. I’ve been on a little bit of a sunflower butter kick lately, so I experimented with it in some pancakes this morning and, oh my goodness, they turned out really…

Just a heads up: This is a super random blog post… and you’re welcome. Ha! Mal had today off from school since it’s Good Friday, so we (ok, him and Murphy) slept in and enjoyed a leisurely morning together. I actually had a terribly disturbing dream about Murphy being attacked by a big, white sea turtle (random), so I was all bugged out when I woke up and could not get back to sleep. Ok,…

Whomp whomp. I was pumped for the Filthy Fifty last night, but, unfortunately, things just didn’t go as planned with my performance. I was obviously happy to just be able to CrossFit (a chronic illness definitely changed my perspective), but I still wasn’t thrilled with my time, especially since it was 3.5 minutes slower than my previous attempt. Whomp whomp indeed. I love the Filthy Fifty because it’s all things CrossFit””10 different exercises that just…

Did anyone else watch last week’s episode of New Girl when Jess does impressions of Urkel and Michelle Tanner to impress her new (younger) neighbors? Well, it reminded me of The Mindset List that my brother-in-law told me about the other day. He’s a college professor, so he uses it for his students. The Mindset List is an annual list of values/things that shape the worldview (or “mindset”) of students about 18 years old and…

Good morning from Murphy! He’s just chillin’ on his our bed right now. When I was making the bed this morning, I thought about how much I enjoy spending time in our bedroom. It’s easily my favorite room in the whole house. The bed is comfy and cozy, and when I finally climb in at the end of a long day, I always take a minute to count my blessings before I relax and fall…

Hello, hello! This morning’s breakfast was my usual two-ingredient pancake, but with chia seeds in the mix. (I know, I’m crazy.) I added a scoop of sunflower butter to my pancake and drank a glass of Dandy Blend with almond milk. I also drank a mug of bone broth (aka “meat tea”) with breakfast. I know, it’s totally hippy-dippy, but a lot of what I’ve been reading (and listening to) has suggested it, so I…

This post is part of an ongoing series and my sponsorship with fitmixer as a brand ambassador. The thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. As you probably know, I love goals””setting them, creating “game plans” to work toward them, and, of course, achieving them. Basically, I love having something to work towards and, even if I don’t succeed, I like knowing at least I gave it my best effort””and isn’t that what’s most important?…

Greetings from the Bolt Bus! I’m blogging on my way down to New York City right now. Hooray for in-bus WiFi! Breakfast I started my morning with my usual two-ingredient pancake, but this time I added an extra egg for some staying power. I topped my pancake with blueberries and a scoop of sunflower butter. I later went back for a second and third scoop of sunflower butter””might as well finish off the jar! The…

Good morning! Happy FRIDAY! I started my morning with an especially delicious breakfast. Breakfast Last night, a reader asked me if coconut flour could be substituted for almond flour in my Paleo Morning Glory Muffins. I wasn’t 100% sure since I’ve only made them once, so I whipped up a batch with coconut flour. The muffins turned out okay””definitely edible””but I like the almond flour version a lot better. The coconut Morning Glory muffins were…

I’m on my way to New York City once again (and surprise, surprise it just started to rain. Was rain even in the forecast for today?! Wtf.) This time I’m visiting for a sweeeeeet Reebok event!  (Even though I’m only away from home for 1.5 days, it was still a little sad to say goodbye to Murph ”˜N’ Mal this morning. I’ll miss their adorable faces.) Today, Reebok is opening their first U.S. Reebok Fit…

Good morning! Happy Monday! Remember my I Bet You Didn’t Know posts? If you missed them, here are the three I’ve written so far: I Bet You Didn’t Know I Bet You Didn’t Know II I Bet You Didn’t Know III I love these kinds of posts because I get to share some fun things with you guys, so with further ado, here’s the next edition of I Bet You Didn’t Know! I bet you…

I can’t believe I am leaving for California tomorrow morning for the CrossFit Games. I AM SO PSYCHED!! In preparation, I spent some time this morning compiling a bunch of questions to ask the athletes””of course, if I have a chance to speak with any of them. I know they’re going to be plenty busy competing, so I’m trying not to get my hopes up, but you never know! Imagine if I had the opportunity…

Hello! We’ve been having issues with our internet lately and it crapped out again this afternoon, so instead of getting frustrated and waiting for it to come back up, I used the “downtime” to take Murphy to the dog park. He was also sort of driving me crazy, so I figured letting him get out some of his pent-up pug energy would benefit us both. The second I let Murphy off the leash at the…

I welcomed hemp milk back into my diet this morning. I love it””it’s so tasty and nutritious””but, man, it’s expensive. Whole Foods had a coupon for it last week, so I splurged a bought a carton of it. Breakfast This morning’s breakfast was “Oatmeal” Minus the Oats made with hemp milk instead of almond milk. There wasn’t much of a flavor difference because the banana typically dominates, but it did taste a tad more “nutty”…

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