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Rants & Raves – 06/30/12

Oh, the webbernet! It gets me all riled up with dire news and mainstream idiocy, then blammo! it hits me with something so awesome, it must be shared. Welcome to this week’s collection of Rants & Raves. Rants Stabby. Frustrated. Grumpy. Pouty. These are the words inspired by these stories. Am I the only one who remembers fen-phen?! The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new... read more

TX Bar Organics Giveaway

Pop quiz! What’s better than feeding yourself really well? Feeding someone else really well while you’re also feeding yourself really well! Meet TX Bar Organics, a beef ranch in Northern California that not only raises happy cattle, but is also committed to the Food for a Cause program, a pledge to donate one pound of beef to a needy family for every 20 pounds of beef sold. Full disclosure:... read more

Eggsperiment: A Story In Photos

The Eggsperiment Theory It is hot enough in Austin to fry an egg on the street. The Report on our Eggsperiment We hit the street at 5:44 p.m., usually the hottest part of the day, to test the theory that it is, indeed, hot enough to fry an egg. I placed the egg ring on the street in a sunny spot and cracked one of our precious cage-free, organic, omega-3 eggs onto the ashpalt. Then we waited to see if... read more

Tuesday 10: Paleo Flavor Boosters

I don’t know if it’s the 100-degree temps or merely general laziness, but I’ve been craving super simple meals lately: crisp green salads, grilled chicken, tuna salad with a pile of raw vegetables, hard-boiled eggs with Sunshine Sauce. I want bright, fresh tastes that don’t require much more than chopping and piling on a plate. But as those of us with a dark history of dieting know... read more

Go, Carnivores!

I’m working on a real blog post for you… promise. But first, I have to go to the eye doctor for my annual checkup and do some other writing work. My boss is so demanding! ‘Til then, enjoy this.   (Note to my vegetarian friends: This is all in good fun. You are lovely people, and as I have now become one of the world’s pickiest eaters myself, I honor your personal food choices... read more

Friday Amusements

Even now, when I don’t have the corporate overlords cracking the whip, I like to “waste” time on Fridays by looking at some fun stuff. Here are three things to make your Friday a little more visually interesting. 1. The Big Picture has photos from the 2012 Photo Contest in National Geographic Traveler Magazine. These are two of my favorites, but you really need to go look at all of them.... read more

Strength Thursday – 06/21/12

In my quest for lean superhero-ness, I’m following the Wendler 5/3/1 strength training program. Twice a week, Dave and I are hitting the craptastic gym in our Converse to lift heavy and crank through a mini-metcon. Life in a nutshell. As you know if you read my post from yesterday, I’m enjoying the fruits of being a chick this week. All hail hormone poisoning! My experiences today are the... read more

Now Is Not The Time

Today, I want to talk about hormone poisoning. No, not my broke-ass thyroid induced “sometimes I’m energetic, sometimes I’m sleepy” thing. We’re tackling the once a month, “maybe it will be a meltdown, maybe it will be OK” thing. Buckle up! hormone poisoning: the monthly moodiness, food cravings, and motivational slump caused by girly hormones (or the annoying lack... read more

Tuesday 10: Badass Burpee Variations

10 Badass Burpee Variations Burpees seem to be everyone’s favorite love-to-hate exercise, so I thought it would be fun to share the burpee variations I’ve collected since I was introduced to burpees at my CrossFit bootcamp back in 2008. (I collect three things: healthy recipes (or unhealthy ones I can paleoize), copies of Jane Eyre, and workouts. In their ways, all three of them are... read more

Strength Monday – 06/18/12

In my quest for lean superhero-ness, I’m following the Wendler 5/3/1 strength training program. Twice a week, Dave and I are hitting the craptastic gym in our Converse to lift heavy and crank through a mini-metcon. Traveling back in time. The best thing about the Wendler 5/3/1 strength training program is that it both encourages and rewards consistency over superstardom. Since we started the program... read more

Rants & Raves – 06/17/12

Oh, the webbernet! It gets me all riled up with dire news and mainstream idiocy, then blammo! it hits me with something so awesome, it must be shared. Beautiful people, welcome to this week’s collection of Rants & Raves. Rants Sigh. That’s all: sigh. MUST READ: Sugar is making us fat. If you’re up on your paleo what-what and read paleo blogs, this statement won’t be... read more

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