I finally pulled out my crockpot! I hardly ever use that thing, which is dumb because it makes delicious meals and does it super easily! I really need to use it more. I plan on cooking a whole chicken in there one of these days. There are a lot of things on my “I want to cook this soon” que.
Anyways, this week it was short ribs 🙂 Which got made into burgers <—click that!
So delicious. I used a bottle of Steve’s Orinigal paleo maple mustard sauce in a recipe finally! SO good.
That was an epic meal. It made enough food to last Brad and I three meals apiece.
What a ridiculously horrible thing that happened in Boston. People are really sick, but I enjoyed showing my support by wearing a race shirt. I’ve never worn a race shirt ever. Not a day in my life! I can’t stand the feel of “cheap” technical fabric. But I really liked the design from last year’s Little Rock marathon shirt, so I donned it and wore it Wednesday. Kinda fun being dressed like this at work:
I am starving to death right now. Coming up on hour-12 of a fast. I am trying intermittent fasting. I’ve tried it in the past, and it seemed like a pretty easy way to maintain my current weight instead of gaining all the time. I weigh a lot, so I am going to see how it goes this time around. The reason I like IF is because it suits my lifestyle! Since I choose to do my fasting in the first part of the day, I can sleep in a tad and then rush to work on an empty stomach. I pretty much do that anyways minus a couple pieces of fruit once in a while. Now I can justify my laziness. Sounds so much easier than trying to decode the Zone diet, doesn’t it??? lol
One thing that spurred that decision was reading this article about why women should not run. WTF? (For the record, I think that while this article may have some truth to it, it is mostly BS) I have been a runner for YEARS and I’ve felt like for as much hard work as I put in that I was having an unreasonably difficult fight against the bulge. I would count every calorie and do LOADS of cardio back when I was in college. Granted, I was 15-20lbs lighter back then–but I had exactly the same amount of fat that I do now. Possibly more. And very little muscular definition compared to what I have now.
I don’t all that different do I? 20lbs heavier? I’m just dressed up in one and post-race in the other…
I will continue to be a runner, but I won’t do obsessive cardio like that any more. It’s not very fun to elliptical for an hour while everyone else is hanging out at the pool having fun. I think the HIIT that comes with my CrossFit workouts is exactly what my body needs. I feel much stronger and healthier now than I did then….probably also because I’m not afraid of calories anymore. Or fat. 🙂