I’ve been remiss in not updating for awhile. I’m alive I’ve just been distracted (both from posting and from sticking to paleo as closely as I like to)! Here are two of my recent breakfasts. I love breakfast foods and coffee, despite being a night person it’s one of my favorite times of day. I made eggs with homemade salsa on top of sautéed onions and bell pepper, and a perfect omelet. I hope to be a bit more on track - stick with me!
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I’ve been remiss in not updating for awhile. I’m alive I’ve just been distracted (both from posting and from sticking to paleo as closely as I like to)! Here are two of my recent breakfasts. I love breakfast foods and coffee, despite being a night person it’s one of my favorite times of day. I made eggs with homemade salsa on top of sautéed onions and bell pepper, and a perfect omelet. I hope to be a bit more on track - stick with me!
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I’ve been remiss in not updating for awhile. I’m alive I’ve just been distracted (both from posting and from sticking to paleo as closely as I like to)! Here are two of my recent breakfasts. I love breakfast foods and coffee, despite being a night person it’s one of my favorite times of day. I made eggs with homemade salsa on top of sautéed onions and bell pepper, and a perfect omelet. I hope to be a bit more on track - stick with me!

Reblogging myself because I posted to the wrong blog yet again…

Breakfast, lunch and dinner today! Breakfast: half a large sweet potato chopped and cooked in 1/2 coconut milk 1/2 water until soft, then mashed with a sliced banana, a tbsp of almond butter and a small piece of cut up dark chocolate.Lunch: warm kale and egg salad with mushrooms, tomatoes, bell pepper, olive oil and garlic salt.Dinner: extra lean ground turkey with kale, asparagus, tomato and bell pepper, seasoned with garlic salt, paprika and lime juice.
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Reblogging myself because I posted to the wrong blog yet again…

Breakfast, lunch and dinner today! Breakfast: half a large sweet potato chopped and cooked in 1/2 coconut milk 1/2 water until soft, then mashed with a sliced banana, a tbsp of almond butter and a small piece of cut up dark chocolate.Lunch: warm kale and egg salad with mushrooms, tomatoes, bell pepper, olive oil and garlic salt.Dinner: extra lean ground turkey with kale, asparagus, tomato and bell pepper, seasoned with garlic salt, paprika and lime juice.
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Reblogging myself because I posted to the wrong blog yet again…

Breakfast, lunch and dinner today! Breakfast: half a large sweet potato chopped and cooked in 1/2 coconut milk 1/2 water until soft, then mashed with a sliced banana, a tbsp of almond butter and a small piece of cut up dark chocolate.Lunch: warm kale and egg salad with mushrooms, tomatoes, bell pepper, olive oil and garlic salt.Dinner: extra lean ground turkey with kale, asparagus, tomato and bell pepper, seasoned with garlic salt, paprika and lime juice.
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Reblogging myself because I posted to the wrong blog yet again…

Breakfast, lunch and dinner today!
Breakfast: half a large sweet potato chopped and cooked in 1/2 coconut milk 1/2 water until soft, then mashed with a sliced banana, a tbsp of almond butter and a small piece of cut up dark chocolate.
Lunch: warm kale and egg salad with mushrooms, tomatoes, bell pepper, olive oil and garlic salt.
Dinner: extra lean ground turkey with kale, asparagus, tomato and bell pepper, seasoned with garlic salt, paprika and lime juice.

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HIIT and Shoulders

Have a selfie of me in one of my favorite workout outfits, including my awesome skeleton muscle tee: 

punkgirlpaleo Tracked a Workout for 1,216 pts Today
  • Running (treadmill):
    • alternated walking at 2mph for 1:30 with sprinting at 6mph for 30secs, increasing the incline from 6% -> 8% -> 10% -> 11% and then back down again. Sprinting at 6mph (not very fast) at an 11% incline is no joke!
    • HIIT/hill training
  • Push Press:
    • 35 lb x 5 reps (+54 pts)
    • 35 lb x 5 reps (+54 pts)
    • 35 lb x 5 reps (+54 pts)
    • 35 lb x 5 reps (+54 pts)
    • 35 lb x 5 reps (+54 pts)
    • 35 lb x 5 reps (+54 pts)
  • Behind the Neck Push Press:
    • 35 lb x 5 reps (+54 pts)
    • 35 lb x 5 reps (+54 pts)
    • 35 lb x 5 reps (+54 pts)
    • 35 lb x 5 reps (+54 pts)
    • 35 lb x 5 reps (+54 pts)
    • 35 lb x 5 reps (+54 pts)
  • Dumbbell Side Lateral Raise:
    • 8 lb x 5 reps (+36 pts)
    • 8 lb x 5 reps (+36 pts)
    • 8 lb x 5 reps (+36 pts)
    • 8 lb x 5 reps (+36 pts)
    • 8 lb x 5 reps (+36 pts)
  • Front Plate Raise:
    • 8 lb x 10 reps (+10 pts)
    • 10 lb x 10 reps (+10 pts)
    • 15 lb x 10 reps (+11 pts)
    • 15 lb x 10 reps (+11 pts)
    • 15 lb x 10 reps (+11 pts)
  • Standing Dumbbell Shoulder Press:
    • 8 lb x 8 reps (+49 pts)
    • 8 lb x 8 reps (+49 pts)
    • 8 lb x 8 reps (+49 pts)
    • 8 lb x 8 reps (+49 pts)
    • 8 lb x 8 reps (+49 pts)
    • Supersetted the dumbbell shoulder presses and the lateral raises
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Leg Day

punkgirlpaleo Tracked a Workout for 1,644 pts Today
  • Running (treadmill):
    • 0:07:50 || 1 mi (+106 pts)
    • 0:15:00 || 0.4 mi || 6 % (+71 pts)
    • this was more of a leg day than a metcon barbell circuit because I was going pretty slow and mostly doing cleans/presses to set up for squat sets.
  • Power Clean:
    • 55 lb x 1 reps (+28 pts)
    • 35 lb x 1 reps (+25 pts)
    • 35 lb x 1 reps (+25 pts)
    • 35 lb x 1 reps (+25 pts)
    • 35 lb x 1 reps (+25 pts)
    • 35 lb x 5 reps (+46 pts)
  • Front Barbell Squat:
    • 55 lb x 5 reps (+52 pts)
    • 35 lb x 10 reps (+54 pts)
    • 35 lb x 10 reps (+54 pts)
    • 35 lb x 10 reps (+54 pts)
    • 35 lb x 5 reps (+46 pts)
    • 35 lb x 5 reps (+46 pts)
  • Push Press:
    • 55 lb x 3 reps (+50 pts)
    • 35 lb x 1 reps (+30 pts)
    • 35 lb x 1 reps (+30 pts)
    • 35 lb x 1 reps (+30 pts)
    • 35 lb x 1 reps (+30 pts)
  • Barbell Squat:
    • 35 lb x 15 reps (+54 pts)
    • 35 lb x 15 reps (+54 pts)
    • 35 lb x 15 reps (+54 pts)
    • 35 lb x 15 reps (+54 pts)
    • 35 lb x 5 reps (+43 pts)
    • 35 lb x 5 reps (+43 pts)
    • High volume squats for glory. Not having a squat rack means I can’t go heavy because my upper body isn’t strong enough to clean and press 100+ pounds over my head so that I can squat it. 140 total squats on leg day it is.
  • Behind the Neck Push Press:
    • 35 lb x 1 reps (+30 pts)
    • 35 lb x 1 reps (+30 pts)
    • 35 lb x 1 reps (+30 pts)
    • 35 lb x 1 reps (+30 pts)
    • 35 lb x 1 reps (+30 pts)
    • 35 lb x 1 reps (+30 pts)
  • Barbell Deadlift:
    • 100 lb x 5 reps (+67 pts)
    • 100 lb x 5 reps (+67 pts)
    • 100 lb x 5 reps (+67 pts)
    • 100 lb x 5 reps (+67 pts)
    • 100 lb x 5 reps (+67 pts)
    • First time deadlifting in awhile. sadly there aren’t enough plates in my apartment’s gym to go much heavier than this, just going to have to work on making this feel easy for now.
Paleo friendly alternative milks are easy to find and cheap here! Woohoo! That’s what about 3 weeks of groceries look like for me…. So much food, but I always finish it all since I cook all but like 1, maybe 2 of my meals a week. 4 pounds of super lean turkey and beef and 3 dozen eggs will get easily eaten just by me :-P hiding beneath the plums is the largest amount of kale I’ve ever bought at once. All kale all the time!! In case you’re curious this time I bought: bananas, plums, kale, spinach, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, cherries, bok choy, asparagus, jalapeños, sweet mini peppers, cauliflower and uncured organic bacon as well as the eggs, ground turkey and ground beef. Woooo grocery hauls!
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Paleo friendly alternative milks are easy to find and cheap here! Woohoo! That’s what about 3 weeks of groceries look like for me…. So much food, but I always finish it all since I cook all but like 1, maybe 2 of my meals a week. 4 pounds of super lean turkey and beef and 3 dozen eggs will get easily eaten just by me :-P hiding beneath the plums is the largest amount of kale I’ve ever bought at once. All kale all the time!! In case you’re curious this time I bought: bananas, plums, kale, spinach, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, cherries, bok choy, asparagus, jalapeños, sweet mini peppers, cauliflower and uncured organic bacon as well as the eggs, ground turkey and ground beef. Woooo grocery hauls!
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Paleo friendly alternative milks are easy to find and cheap here! Woohoo! That’s what about 3 weeks of groceries look like for me…. So much food, but I always finish it all since I cook all but like 1, maybe 2 of my meals a week. 4 pounds of super lean turkey and beef and 3 dozen eggs will get easily eaten just by me :-P hiding beneath the plums is the largest amount of kale I’ve ever bought at once. All kale all the time!! In case you’re curious this time I bought: bananas, plums, kale, spinach, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, cherries, bok choy, asparagus, jalapeños, sweet mini peppers, cauliflower and uncured organic bacon as well as the eggs, ground turkey and ground beef. Woooo grocery hauls!

I’m pretty sure I haven’t fit into these shorts since high school. They have zero stretch and are in juniors sizing. Feels so weird comfortably wearing them again. I think I’m starting to see the shape of my hamstrings coming through in the picture where I’m wearing pants. Wheeeeee
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I’m pretty sure I haven’t fit into these shorts since high school. They have zero stretch and are in juniors sizing. Feels so weird comfortably wearing them again. I think I’m starting to see the shape of my hamstrings coming through in the picture where I’m wearing pants. Wheeeeee
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I’m pretty sure I haven’t fit into these shorts since high school. They have zero stretch and are in juniors sizing. Feels so weird comfortably wearing them again. I think I’m starting to see the shape of my hamstrings coming through in the picture where I’m wearing pants. Wheeeeee
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I’m pretty sure I haven’t fit into these shorts since high school. They have zero stretch and are in juniors sizing. Feels so weird comfortably wearing them again. I think I’m starting to see the shape of my hamstrings coming through in the picture where I’m wearing pants. Wheeeeee

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Here’s the thing- whether you eat vegetarian, vegan, paleo, gluten-free, or meat/potatoes kind of diet, it doesn’t matter to anyone but yourself. Too often I hear/read, “Oh, you eat vegan” or “oh, you eat paleo” and you can just tell it’s in that condescending voice that he/she thinks the way you eat is stupid or wrong.

I eat what I love to eat and most of all: I cook it myself.

Call the aforementioned diets “fads” if you want, but what I see is more and more people getting into the kitchen, cooking, and realizing the power of food. At the end of the day whether you’re cooking a beef steak or cauliflower steak, you are taking a step away from processed foods and that’s awesome.

In this country, we are going the wrong direction when it comes to our corporate food system (most recently I read a quick article that there is a proposal to let dairy companies put sugar-alternatives into milk and NOT label it). We let big business persuade us through targeted advertising and misleading facts about how “healthy” or “nutritious” their product is for you . This article from the New York times about the junk food industry or this article about sugar from Mark Bittman begin to scrape the surface of the larger issue we are facing. We’re letting processed foods/big businesses get away with feeding us crap. In fact, we’re paying them to do it.

And here’s the truth: they will continue to do it for as long as we continue to buy it. It is our job as consumers to be well informed and educated about our purchases. There shouldn’t need to be government oversight on what we can/cannot purchase in relation to food. We should do that for ourselves.

Next to water and air, food plays a rather large role in sustaining us and yet so often we turn a blind eye to where it comes from, how it’s produced, and what kind of things go into our food. We take so much for granted. We all have to be advocates for food we eat through the purchases we make. We need to get into the kitchen and take a serious look at what we’re putting into our bodies.

It is time to love your food.