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Friday with the Fam

This week I accomplished a lot. I had some insightful meetings, I put a few thoughts into action, had some amazing workouts and yeah did some of that thing called…uhh….school, I think. The end of my senior year is 4 week away. Let me repeat. Four. Weeks. Away. It’s crazy. Of course, I have one summer session after the spring semester but it will be done mid July and I’ll be finished with school forever. With that said, I’ve had some really fun senioritis where my mind wants to neglect everything, my attitude towards school is rotten and I just want to be out. So much time has been wasted sitting in those classes and I’m ready for to get some real experience under my belt. As most of you know, my real passion in life is fitness and health. I want to “simplify your diet and fortify your body” with delicious, simple and clean meals that are attractive to every kind of person. I’ve started to coach people one on one but I have FINALLY made some more concrete programs. I am now offering a 3 month transformation package, a month-to-month package, a one time nutrition program and a 12 week workout routine. WHAT WHAT! I really hope some of my readers will be interested in these packages because my dream in life is to be a health coach. Check out my pricing and program details here. I’ve already had several clients lose 10 pounds each in under a month. I LOVE seeing my clients succeed with hard work and effort. Congrats to all of you that are doing so well!

Sweet! So other than that my parents came into town last night and we had some delicious feasting to do. In case any paleo peeps in Austin (really, not just paleo- anybody that even remotely likes meat) read my blog and are interested in a new restaurant, try out Lambert’s BBQ. It’s located downtown so it’s fairly easy to skip over amidst all over the other fancy pants sushi bars and tex-mex places. Lambert’s BBQ is absolutely divine. For an appetizer, we indulged in some spicy paprika deviled eggs, which I ate way too fast, and then I ordered the natural black Angus brisket with a side of Brussels sprouts smothered in brown butter sugar and bacon. Sounds pretty raunchy, I know. It was.

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Afterwards, stuffed, sleepy and happy, we waddled over to the Book People and REI just cause that’s always what I do with my parents when they come to visit. My Dad is a big outdoorsy guy and my mom is a bookworm. Since they’re right next door to each other it makes a nice little stop.

Saturday morning we visited a little place called the Snack Bar which is actually known for having pretty bad service, less than decent food and ridiculously over-priced plates. We usually have good experiences there but this morning all those little known rumors surfaced and proved to be absolutely true. There was absolutely nobody there, yet they made us wait for 45 minutes. The food was okay (actually…mine was great but my parents weren’t so lucky) and the service was stanky.

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This is called the Avocado Quinoa. It has pineapple, avocado, red quinoa, arugula, chicken and some very light citrus vinaigrette. I actually love this dish. And I plan on making it myself sometime.

Afterwards, my sweet mom was trying to think of some place I really like that she could treat me to and of course (she knows me so well) she took me over to Vitamin Shoppe for some new protein.

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New Myofusion peanut butter cookie dough whey, coconut oil and probiotics!! No manicure, leather jacket, MAC eyeliner or fashionable purse could even close to this little package here:) My parents are so cool.

Unfortunately they could only stay for the morning and had to be on their whey. Womp womp. So now I’m watching the Oxygen channel (It’s Complicated, Just Friends and now Juno) passing the time away as I put some touches on my new programs. So glad to have this blog to give me a mental break from my oh so terribly busy weekends;)

What have you been doing this fine Saturday?

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Community Crossfit & Longhorn Rainbow Hash

Fooled ya- the title is NOT referring to my school’s mascot. The opposite actually. I’m eating my mascot and enjoying every second of it. This past weekend  Jarrod, creator of WhitFit Personal Training, and me went to take a mini road trip to buy 20 pounds of grass-fed longhorn. I had never had this kind of lean beef before so I was ready to take a break from chicken and give it a go.

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Boom. Poor little farmer basically had nothing left. Also- before we went on this little adventure, we had our very first crossfit community workout! Yup, I finally tried it out. And it was pretty dang fun. I haven’t been doing cardio for uhhhh like 2 months now and of course the WOD was based on conditioning and lots of high intensity exercises. I was hoping to swing around a few weights but it was different and I really enjoyed being able to try something new for a change.

CrossFitCentralBurnetOf course I’m wearing pink. Dang it, I gotta stop that.

Anyways, it was super fun and afterwards we fueled up on some Whole Foods and then went for our longhorn road trip.

Today is a rest day for me so I decided to make a new recipe. And yes, it’s paleo just like everything else.

Beef Rainbow Hash

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Ingredients

4 oz lean beef or longhorn
2 cups kale
1 large shredded carrot
1 cup shredded red cabbage
Chopped yellow onion (however much you like)
Garlic & additional garlic powder
Mushrooms
Basalmic Vinegar
Coconut oil
Salt/Pepper to taste

Directions

Please bear with me on this. I kind of just threw in amounts that sounded good to me and I’m going to try to make this as structured as I can! Yesterday I made 4 beef patties, each 4 oz each, by simply molding them into burger shapes and cooking them on the skillet. You could also just take 4 oz beef and brown it in the skillet to your liking. Set the beef aside and saute the kale, onions, garlic and mushrooms in a skillet with coconut oil and a little bit of water. Shred your cabbage and carrots and throw them in with the kale once it’s bright green. I added a bit more water, as well as a few swigs of balsamic vinegar, garlic powder and pepper. I think the vinegar really gives it a kick! Once everything is cooked to your liking, put the rainbow hash on a plate and top with your warm and delicious beef patty:) It’s really simple, but it’s no doubt one of the best and most beautiful dishes I’ve made. Enjoy!

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*This makes one serving*

My Amazingly Stress-Free Weekend & Some Good Eats

Before deciding to compete, and even during my competition process, I did a lot of reading up on other competitors and their post-competition experiences. Not many of them had many good things to say. A lot of girls would talk about how they gained back 15 or more pounds in just one week after indulging day after day because their bodies didn’t know how to react to the increased sodium levels and portion sizes. I am very grateful I read about these posts so I knew what to expect (it scared me to death, though!) I have been trying to ease my way into my post-competition diet, instead of having lots of cheat meals, and I try to add in a few new foods a day. The portion sizes (for the most part) are still relatively small and I’m still trying to keep my fat intake low. The beautiful thing is that if I don’t have a meal exactly 3 hours after my last meal, IT’S OKAY! I love that. I feel a bit more stress-free because I can still eat healthy but I can also do fun things, enjoy more clean and healthy food but not necessarily have to weigh and portion every single thing ounce by ounce (even though I still am for the most part…one of these days I’ll ease out of it)

This weekend, I was determined to finally get my hands on some sushi (after an intensely amazing leg session of course). Lord knows I missed it more than any other food for these past four and a half months! Bennett and I went out on our “first” dinner date because when we started dating, I was four weeks out from my competition and I everything I ate had to come out of my tubber ware. We would still eat together, I would just have to bring over my cooler to his place, which wasn’t that exciting. Now, we can finally go out for a nice dinner, enjoy each others company and eat food from the same place (I definitely appreciate the little things in life like this that I took for granted before).

After an amazingly awesome dinner at Imperia sushi (and finally enjoying my FIRST legal drink) we went to the Elephant Room and listened to some “latin” jazz, which we thought sounded a bit more like 80s sitcom music… but honestly, what’s better than feeling like you’re listening to jams on Full House?! This bar was really cool because it was underground and had a nice relaxed atmosphere with the dim lights and amplified saxophones. We hit up another bar in the W which had a great eclectic vibe with its hipster DJ and record-filled bookshelves.

Pretty crazy I’m actually going out on the town again, right?

Sunday morning was absolutely perfect. Bennett and I watched the O.C, took a hike at the Greenbelt, shopped at World Market and then made a quick stop at Central Market to scope out the Ahi Tuna Steak. Gah…..let me just tell you right now. This guy can cook.

ALL clean, all fresh, protein packed and extremely delicious.

Sorry this post isn’t necessarily fitness-related but I wanted to write a little bit about my fun weekend. Don’t worry….a new recipe is on the way and probably a workout or two:)

Happy Monday!