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Week 2 Menu + AAG Meet and Greet

Hello!! I’m so excited to share about this past weekend… But menu first before I lose all my meal ideas 😉

Menu for Week 2 Sugar Detox
Monday:
B- Eggs with sweet potato biscuit (check out the recipe from The Paleo Parents or go but Beyond Bacon!)
L- Turkey roll ups with veggies
D- Chicken meatballs with spaghetti squash
Tuesday:
B- Eggs with biscuit
L- Leftover meatball salads
D- Mini-meatloaf muffins with mashed cauliflower and veggies (Against All Grain meatloaf recipe and Practical Paleo mash!)
Wednesday:
B- Eggs with biscuit
L- Meatloaf leftovers with small salad
D- Roasted chicken with mashed cauliflower and salad
Thursday:
B- Eggs, bacon, and veggies
L- Chicken or turkey salads
D- Salmon with roasted eggplant salad
Friday:
B- Eggs, bacon, and veggies
L- Tuna-sardine salads
D- Hamburgers with grilled veggies
Saturday:
B- Detox friendly waffles
L- Market veggie salad with leftover meat
D- Paleo Lasagna with salad
Sunday:
B- Waffle leftovers
L- “Leftover” salad
D- Paleo Lasagna with salad

Snacks: Coco-monkey smoothie, apple with almond butter, coconut butter with cacao nibs, veggies and avocado, boiled eggs with veggies, and mashed (frozen) banana with toppings

There we have it… Week 2 y’all! I’m on day 7 and (finally) feeling great. It was a rough/irritable/detox feeling-filled time between days 3-6, but nothing major (and possible “perfect storm” timing with the time of the month… TMI? I’ll stop ha!). So anyways- past that and feeling good and sugar free. Yah for insulin and leveling out the ol blood sugar. Makes for more energy, better sleep, and clearer brain functioning. Win win. 🙂

So this weekend… My anniversary gift officially was given to me:

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Not Danielle, haha, but David got me a ticket to the Against All Grain cooking demo by the beautiful and sweet lady herself, Danielle Walker! Doesn’t she look like the “paleo Giada”? Haha 🙂 She has such a powerful story and has literally turned her health/life around with food.

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Have I mentioned you should go buy this book?? Well if I haven’t made my point… Read my review again ha!

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I did some Christmas shopping while at the class 😉 After the class we headed to Urban Pl8 (thanks to a recommendation from Multiply Delicious!).

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We both had paleo burgers– which didn’t get a photo because we were starving! I did deviate from the detox at the class… Danielle made her chocolate chip cookies and gave us 🙂

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It was awesome 🙂 So back to to Urban Pl8… Here’s the menu.

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Really awesome paleo options for us. Thanks Heather- this was a thumbs up in our book!

Well I guess I’m off to bed– a lot of prep was accomplished this afternoon. Also laundry and cleaning 🙂 The fall semester officially starts this week– wow!!

Here’s to a healthy and happy week for us all… Welcome back to school mode, right?? 😉

Special Day

I almost went to bed (upon walking in the door) after this…

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Follow this link to see the story behind it… Crossfit Northridge. We are close friends with the couple and couldn’t be happier for them 🙂 Anyways, the reps added up to 730. Each rep represented a day in their 2 year journey. David and Carla did this WOD… I truly just wanted to finish! And I did 🙂 Even with 65#!

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I tweeted the WOD to some “big timers” in the Crossfit world… We will see if I get some tweets back! Keep them the couple and their new baby in your prayers as they travel to get their sweet little one!

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A good friend of mine, Ashley, has a great blog and has recently renewed my eagerness to learn more about nutrition/health/crossfit. Hence, the book above. David bought it a while ago… And practically has it memorized (I can brag on my husband!). Anyways, I would just ask him questions and never got around to actually reading myself (hey, grad school has a way of cutting out leisure reading). I now realize the importance of reading something other than some sort of research article… First, improve your knowledge; second, to just step away. Stepping away into different world, different mindset, and different topics that you aren’t familiar with! I really love increasing my knowledge about health and fitness, we only get one body!

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Fresh flowers are great 🙂 Anyways, I almost went to bed… But then I needed food. And earlier today I was all ready and excited to do my post tonight… Then I went and did the WOD and came home and forgot to post! I talked to Ashley and we both said we just didn’t get around to posting on our blogs tonight. Well I get an email (I am subscribed to her blog, so I get an email when she has a new post!), and she had a post. So I decided to hop on the iPhone and do a post myself. I am proud of all of our CF members for finishing today… I know the reason behind it was the key motivation!

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I had the most beautiful ladies that stood by me on my wedding day (check the Finch photo blog post out!). Actually way before that… They rocked! And guess what? I got to have a much needed phone date with my best friend! Happy ending to a special day 🙂

Happy Thursday- haha I know it’s Wednesday but totally been saying Thursday all day! I even went into my lab thinking of teaching my Thursday lab. The students kind of laughed when I shared… I told them it is not illegal to laugh in lab and/or speak. Geez 😉

**My apologies to any “scattered writing,” I think I’m still recovering from the WOD!**

Cheers to almost Thursday,
Courtney