Happy 1 Month Bloggiversary to ME! Sing with me!

Ok, So I’ve kept up with this thing for a month already! I feel pretty good about that and I’ve had ALMOST 500 views, I feel pretty good about that as well. One day maybe it will be 500 views a day and not  500 a month but it’s small steps right?!? And I’ll take all the views I can get… SHARE ME with your FRIEND!!! Please 🙂

So this past weekend was a hectic whirlwind of STUFF. Got my two workouts in Saturday Morning. First stop iChooseFit at 7 am. We had a nice beatdown. Great start to get my blood going. I go home, put on dry clothes, eat something and head out with Ernie to the Saturday Funday WOD at the BOOM Box. And boy was it was it a doozy!. TEAM WODs!!! – which can be good or bad depending on how you look at it. Lucky for me I had Tristan, 15 yr old beast of kid who loves to CrossFit! Sadly for Tristan he had me! Hahahha, I’m not so bad but pullups were part of the workout and I SUCK at those. Fortunately we were a good team. The WOD was a chipper …. woohooo fun. For those of you who don’t know it’s where you take movements and do a shit ton of them till you want to puke… ok well there is more to it but that’s how I personally feel about chippers. It’s where you start with high reps and work your way down in reps. So ours was 150 Box Jumps, 125 KB Swings, 100 HR pushups, 75 pullups, and 50 Weighted Overhead Lunges. We knocked it out in a mere 19 minutes and 2 seconds. 1st place baby!!!! It was a killer of a workout. And again, not dead, still living.

After we showered and got some fuel in our bellies, it was time to load up and head out to a casting call for a reality adventure show… ESCAPE ROUTES!

Will Ernie & I get a shot?

We had a quick interview, got the kids some free tees! Thanks @CastingMalley and @CastingRane! And…… we got a callback! Woohoo, Go US! Except we were kind of lackluster at our callback and it felt like a bad date. I don’t think we were really “us” and we seemed kind of boring (from the outside looking in). And if you know us… YOU KNOW WE ARE SOOOOO NOT BORING! So hopefully fingers, toes and everything else crossed, we weren’t too boring and maybe our applications were entertaining enough to get us on through to whatever the NEXT round may be. We’ll see.

After running around all afternoon like crazy people we finally wrangle ourselves back home and the cake baking begins for my annual CAKE BALL FRENZY! It’s not PALEO but I just didn’t have time to figure that one out! It started a few years back as “class” gifts for each kids class and teachers and well now it’s become their tradition. In addition to cakeballs we’d get the teachers gifts and wrap them all up… As the kiddos get older they get more teachers so I began to give them ornaments…The most UNIQUE ones we could find that the kids thought appropriate. And this year I decided to MAKE them.

So below you’ll see some pics of cake balls and ornaments. If you would like more info on either please leave a comment, I’ll get back to you 🙂 And I apologize for the poorly shot ornaments. You just don’t “GET” all there is to them in these photos. They are filled with cuteness and that didn’t translate well with the lighting or my iphone.

Happy Monday and once again Happy 1 Month Bloggiversary to ME!

Let the Cake Ball Making Begin

Ready for DIPPING

Butter Cake with White Coating

Trying to get a "GOOD" picture... not working

My Go at Teacher Gifts, Poor Lighting 😦

Tried different Filter for this one... Still dark 😦

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Monday, Monday, Monday

So I don’t know why it is that when I get two rest days in a row that my whole body just turns into lazybones but all weekend I was lazy bones! I even managed to get 12 hours of continuous sleep!!!! Who would have ever guessed that I was capable of such things 🙂

In complete honesty I wasn’t total lazybones… we went out to support our coach at the ACO competition in Dallas on Saturday. And let me tell you I’m soooo glad I’m still a newbie because it was a beast of a day. After watching a couple hundred athletes just hit these WOD’s full force I was extrememly exhausted. All I did was casually walk around and wish I had more money to buy an event hoody but I was tired from seeing all of them put their max effort on the court and fields. I know those guys and gals were killing it and I have much respect. Maybe next year I’ll be ballsy enough to register!

Grant moving STONES

Here’s a quick pic of Grant beginning his go at the “atlas stones”. He had to move 5 stones ranging from 116lbs to over 250lbs in 2 minutes. He absolutely KILLED it. It was awesome to watch!!!

It was good to hang out with the “box” peeps outside of our typical days at the Boom Box. Overall it ranked as a super fun day 🙂 ACO put on a good event and I can’t wait till next year.

Our WOD for this morning was:

Skill/Strength

DL 5,5,5+

METCON

15 min AMRAP

200m Run

20 sit-ups

I managed to get 6 on my last round of DL’s at 165. I was having a rough morning for lifts but I managed to get it done… barely! And I got a WHOPPING 10 rounds for my metcon…whooo I thought I was going to die, but clearly I did not. It was dreadful on the way in thinking about the runs but post WOD I was glad we did it. It got me moving and I felt like I pushed myself.

SWEET TREATS! Soooooo, I managed to get the lemon bars made. I found them over at Civilized Caveman Cooking Creations. I made the lemon part on Friday evening before Jonas’ orchestra concert (which by the way was pretty good, I was surprised that 7th and 8th graders performed so well!). I didn’t make the “crust” till last night though. I wish I had made it all the same day but next time I will. Here is the link to his site and the recipe I used. 2 out of 3 kids liked it. I think my youngest thought it was too tart. But he didn’t complain. Forgive me for my poor quality pics. I was in a rush on Friday and I spaced out last night.

The ingredients for the Lemon Topping

Finished product before making into bars

http://civilizedcavemancooking.com/grain-free-goodies/lemon-bars/

Servings: 36 1 inch squares
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Cool Time: 2 Hours

Tools you may Need:

Ingredients(Topping):

  • 6 Whole Eggs
  • 1/2 Cup Raw Organic Honey
  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Oil
  • 1 Cup Lemon Juice (8 lemons)
  • Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
Ingredients (Crust):
Process(Topping):
  1. Whisk your eggs, honey, and lemon juice together in a small sauce pan
  2. Place on your stove over medium/high heat and add coconut oil
  3. Stir until coconut oil melts and then continue stirring until the mixture thickens and starts to bubble
  4. Once thick, remove from the heat and place in a bowl in your refrigerator to cool
Process(Crust):
  1. Preheat your oven to 400 Degrees F
  2. Place your almonds and macadamia nuts in a food processor and blend until in small chunks, you do not want a flour consistency, you want little chunks
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine nuts with the honey, melted coconut oil, and eggs and mix well
  4. Grease an 8×12 inch baking pan, I used coconut oil and then spread your nut mixture over the entire pan
  5. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until your crust is done, it will pass the toothpick test
  6. Cool your crust completely before applying your topping
  7. Once your crust is cool, spread your lemon topping over your crust, sprinkle as much unsweetened shredded coconut as you want over the topping, and then return to the refrigerator or freezer, I like mine better frozen
  8. Keep it refrigerated or frozen until you serve it and then return the remaining to the fridge/freezer
  9. Enjoy