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Whole30 day18: November 2013

Whoa. Almost to 20. And 20 is pretty far to me. This is how my brain works.
My foods are better than ever  But I am feeling a little "fluffy".  It feels like bloat so I'm thinking ill stay back from boiled eggs and maybe even almond butter and coconut butter and excessive fruits for a few days.  I question all those as culprits.  Once again, though, it could just be a "cycle" thing.  I am woman hear me roar? So this morning I had one egg(fried) some leftover guac, thin steak, banana and strawberries and onions stir fry style in coconut oil. 

I'm on my second (smaller) cup of coffee with a mug of water in between and going to work out around noon.  I'm super excited about not missing a beat with my workouts because I didn't eat all the usual thanksgiving food guilts yesterday. This may be something I stick to. Not regularly eating this stuff is pretty nice.  But I gotta say it will be nice to make(and eat) 7 layer bars (paleo style) for Christmas thi…

Hello Fresh!

My family was recently given this great opportunity by  Mosaic Reviews to review a Hello Fresh box. To view more reviews click this link: http://mosaicreviews.com/hello-fresh/ 
The company sent us a box in return for my honest review.


Hello fresh is a company that delivers boxes of fresh food right to your doorstep. not only is this food fresh and good, but it is already put together into meals with recipe cards for you. All you have to do is cook it. Everything is clearly labeled, and seasonings, meats, veggies are all included in your shipment.
These are the three meals my family received:

Sautéed Chicken with parsnips & Carrots
Classic Beef Stew
Yogurt Marinated Shrimp


All three meals were simple to make, but they were still very nutritious and flavorful.
Anyone who reads my blog or follows me on FB or Instagram, knows that the food served regularly at my house needs to be healthy.

The only drawback for the meals for me personally is that I can't be more picky with them.…

Harvest Time Partners Review

Recently My family had the awesome opportunity to review a game from Harvest Time Partners. (Disclaimer: I received this game in exchange for my honest review of the product)



Harvest Time Games are formulated to inspire conversation in families about, well... life.
According to Harvest Time's Website:
"Harvest Time Partners, Inc. is a personal and professional development company.
Harvest Time Partners, Inc. was formed over 20 years ago to provide resources to support and encourage individuals, families, and organizations to reach their full potential in an increasingly complex and uncertain world. We strive to be Trustworthy, Authentic, Relevant, Practical, and Hopeful in our efforts."

Our family reviewed the game "Face to Face, kids edition".  The website describes the face to face games as " played with a deck of 96 question cards that ask players questions that stimulate lively discussions on real-life issues. It helps build the critically important li…

I guess I should put up the meal plan? and some thoughts.

My life changed the day I decided to stop listening to the excuses in my head and started creating reasons why it all WOULD work.
My gym times have changed from 5am(which was a mental obstacle at first) to the opposite time of day- 6:30pm. Every day I'm either at the gym or doing insanity in my basement. Every day I have reasons not to go. But every day I talk my way out of those excuses. I don't know whether or not they're valid, but I don't care anymore. My fitness journey is important to me and I do not plan to give up on myself, because in my mind, that would mean I am giving up on those around me. Now that I know how it Can Be, why would I want anything less? 



This was my Monday . Kombucha tea flavoring, the long awaited merry Larry Christmas DVD with my sick kid, cooking almost a weeks worth of food (And cleaning the dishes)during nap time, and the starting of the decaf coffee experiment. I didn't decide on the decaf until my caffeinated cup this am. Conveni…