Green Monster w/ a Twist

Green Monster w/ a Twist

I’ve got to credit my best friend, Seri, for the inspiration for this smoothie. I don’t often do smoothies but when she told me about the Green Monster, I just couldn’t resist!

Green Monster with a Twist:
1 cup ice
1 cup coconut milk
2 cups fresh spinach
1/2 cup pineapple
1/2 cup blueberries
1 tsp honey

Blend away! And enjoy! I must say it was quite succulent!

Herb Grilled Pork Chops

The pork chop marinade was FANTASTIC!  I highly recommend it.  Next time I make the sweet potato fries, I’m going to put in half of the cayenne pepper–they were very spicy!
Pork Chops: 

Cajun sweet potato fries:


041112 WOD

041112 WOD

After Saturday’s Hero WOD (Danny), I took 3 rest days. Normally, I’d only rest Sunday and be back at it Monday. I was out of town for work Monday and Tuesday, ate some pretty crappy and un-Paleo food, slept like crap, and just needed some extra rest. Back at it today!

400 m run
20 pushups
15 pullups
20 walking lunges

Skill work:
10 minutes heavy Turkish Get Up work (35# kettlebell)

8×2 @ 90% Back Squats (185#)

“Death by Burpee/Kettlebell Swings”
1st minute- 1 burpee, 1 KB swing (45#)
2nd minute- 2 burpees, 2 KB swings
3rd minute- 3 burpees, 3 KB swings
and this continues until you can no longer complete the amount of reps in one minute

Total: 11 minutes (I got thru 11 burpees + 9 KB swings)
Total reps: 66 burpees, 64 KB swings

Rest 10 mins.

Double Unders
Ab mat situps

I did the second WOD at moderate intensity. I was pretty wiped out from the Death by Burpees/KB swings.

040512 and 040612 Training/Nutrition


Hey folks, I’ve been slacking on the blog lately.  Crazy week at work–was out of town for a conference Monday-Thursday.  Traveling always makes it a little more difficult to stick to a good eating plan and workout routine.  I snuck in a few body weight workouts, a long walk/run, and some decent food.  Nothing to write home about though!

040512 WOD

6x 200 m sprints 
3×5 deadlift @ 60%

5 rounds for time–
50 ft waiter walk RT @ 35#
30 air squats
50 ft waiter walk LT @ 35#
15 pushups
Time:  ~9 minutes (forgot to write it down)

040612 WOD
For time–
Run 800m
10 rounds of the following couplet:
10 K2E  (
10 Hug-a-Twinky  (
Run 800m

Time:  17:15

OHS 1×10 @ 45#, 2×5 @ 75#, 2×5 @ 85#
Heavy back squats
Weighted Pullups 3, 3, 3, 3 (20#, 25#, 30#, 35#)

Mobility work on PVC roller/bands 

040612 Breakfast– 2 pieces of nitrate free bacon, fried
1 egg, fried in bacon drippings, seasoned with onion powder and cayenne pepper
handful of berries 
040612 Lunch–1 package tuna (in water)
1/4 organic red bell pepper, sliced
1/4 organic green bell pepper, sliced
1/2 avocado
1/4 organic cucumber, diced 

040612 Dinner–Mom made some DELICIOUS pierogies.  Basically, these are dough pockets filled with cream cheese, potatoes, and onion.  Definitely a cheat meal and SO GOOD!  🙂

033012 WOD

Warm Up:  

biked 1.1 miles to the rec
ran 400m
15 pushups
10 pullups
30 sec deep squat hold

2×10 KB swings @ 40#
2×15 GHD situps

“Half GI Jane”
50 burpee pullups
Time:  6:15 

biked 1.1 miles back home

033012 Nutrition


I ate breakfast later than usual this morning due to a health screening I had scheduled before work. I was very interested in my health screening results because I’d never had my cholesterol, triglycerides, etc. checked before.  As suspected, it turned out great!  I’ll attribute these great numbers to three things:  (1) Paleo   (2) CrossFit  (3) Age
Total Cholesterol:  154 mg/dL
HDL:  66 mg/dL
LDL:  N/A (my triglycerides were so low that an accurate reading could not be calculated; however, the nurse did some calculations assuming that my tri’s were 45, the LDL would be approximately 79 mg/dL)
TC/HDL Ratio:  2.4
Triglycerides:  like I said before, the machine could not detect tri’s lower than 45 mg/dL; mine are below that figure
Glucose:  89 mg/dL
BP:  111/67

So, after my health screening, I ran home and fried up an egg in coconut oil, topped with a few slices of raw white onion and hot salsa.  On the side:  two fish oil capsules, and one banana.  Also, I treated myself to a tall starbucks pike’s place roast.  No cream or sugar.


Since it’s Friday and it’s Lent, I had to stick with some sort of fish for lunch.  

1 Flounder fillet, basted with olive oil and seafood seasoning, baked at 400° for 12 minutes
5 asparagus, basted in olive oil, seasoned with black pepper and garlic powder, baked w/ fish
2 strawberries, diced
1/2 avocado, diced


Snacked on 3 mini Snickers–completely screwed up the blood sugar!


I was out at my Aunt and Uncle’s house for my “first” dinner.  My cousin and her friends were cooking up a German delicacy– Pierogies.  YUM!  Not Paleo, don’t care!!!  I indulged in 2 of those succulent things!  And some Doritos.  And Oreos.  YEAH!
When I got home, mom had made homemade tomato soup.  Deeee-lish!  I had a small bowl of that too (not pictured).





032912 Nutrition



2 almond flour pancakes, fried in coconut oil, drizzled with honey (

2 strawberries, sliced

1 organic kiwi, sliced

1 farm fresh egg, fried in coconut oil


1 organic chicken breast, diced, cooked in coconut oil with black pepper, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder

mashed sweet potatoes, topped with raw onion

organic broccoli and carrots, sauteed in coconut oil

PM snack:

1 square Newman’s Own Organic 70% Dark Chocolate

small cherry limeade from Sonic

Post WOD:

6 oz organic whole milk

1/2 scoop chocolate protein powder


Dad cooked lasagna which is obviously not Paleo but OH SO GOOD!  I had one square of lasagna and a side salad with 1 leaf of romaine, 1 leaf kale, and 1 green onion chopped.  Topped it with a drizzle of Red Pepper Dressing.

032912 WOD

032912 WOD

Pictured:  My friend Sarah beasting out the 2k row.  Her time 9:34.  Awesome considering this was only the 2nd time in her life she’s been on a rower!

Warm-Up: 2 minute practice DU’s, 2×8 OHS @ 45#, 2×10 pullups, stretch

WOD: 2K Row (Time– 8:34)

Strength: 2-2-2-2-2 Front Squat; 3-3-3-3 Bench Press

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032812 Nutrition // Active Rest Day


Soooo, let’s just call today “Slacker Wednesday”.  I really made some interesting food choices today.  And by interesting I mean crappy and non-Paleo.  But ya’ know what?  It happens.  And I still managed to get some good, nutrient-dense food in there too.  Sometimes it’s worth it to just relax a little and enjoy life.


One caramel long john donut–crappiest idea all day!  My blood sugar was way out of whack.  I really paid for this decision.

10 oz organic black coffee


Mom and Dad ate Gella’s with me for lunch.  I love Gella’s because their menu includes several Paleo-friendly choices.

1 hamburger, topped with cheese, avocado, two strips of bacon, and red onion

sweet potato fries with garlic

small bowl of vegetable medley (sauteed red bell pepper, zucchini, and squash)

ice water

PM fun:

A good friend/workout buddy and I decided to take a leisurely bike ride around town this evening.  While out, we decided to stop in at the Golden Q and have a few adult beverages and share some Pickle-O’s.  It was fun and totally worth it 🙂

1 Michelob Ultra

1 NorCal Margarita, thank you Robb Wolf


Steak fajita meat (no tortilla), topped with onion and red bell pepper, a small amount of sour cream, and hot sauce

Tomorrow, it’s back on track!  Had to have some mid-week fun.  Helps keep the sanity in tact!

032712 Nutrition

7:30 AM (after lifting)

2 pieces nitrate-free bacon, handful raspberries, 1 farm fresh egg fried in bacon drippings w/ cayenne pepper, 1/2 avocado, black coffee (organic)

AM snack

2 chocolate almond coconut balls


taco salad– 1 leaf romaine, chopped; 1 leaf kale, chopped; 1/4 green bell pepper, diced; 1 green onion, diced; leftover ground beef seasoned with taco mix, warmed up; 2 Tbsp sour cream; organic, preservative-free salsa


6 oz organic whole milk

1/4 scoop protein powder


2 farm fresh eggs, scramble, 4 pieces nitrate-free bacon, 3/4 cup sweet potato, diced and fried in bacon drippings (seasoned with black pepper and garlic powder), 2 green onions, diced