What? I still have a blog?!

It’s been exactly 5 months since my last post and SO much has happened since then.  I haven’t been able to blog lately because, since moving back to Springpatch, I haven’t had internet.  As of this past Friday, I finally have it and will be back to posting!  I finished my internship (which was amazing), I moved out of Bloomington-Normal, said a temporary goodbye to my sister (who moved to Arizona – lucky!!!!), I am finally settled into a great new place, working as Manager at Gold’s Gym, and I’m coaching at CrossFit Instinct, aaaand I’m earning MONEY!!!!!!!!  Since way too much more has happened to write about, I’ll tell my story in pictures.

 

I dyed my hair cotton candy pink... I miss having crazy hair!

I dyed my hair cotton candy pink… I miss having crazy hair!

New deadlift PR at the State Fair... 250#

New deadlift PR at the State Fair… 250#

My team competed at the CrossFit State Fair competition

My team competed at the CrossFit State Fair competition

I got my Level 1 certification!!!!!!!

I got my Level 1 certification!!!!!!!

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Cole and I got new tattoos! (Mine's on top).

Cole and I got new tattoos! (Mine’s on top).

I went to visit Liana in Arizona! Miss her so much!

I went to visit Liana in Arizona! Miss her so much!

...and we dressed up for Halloween!

…and we dressed up for Halloween!

I got a new nephew... Li and Jonathan's new baby Jax!

I got a new nephew… Li and Jonathan’s new baby Jax!

A group of us went to O'Fallon and got 3rd place!

A group of us went to O’Fallon and got 3rd place!

Cole and I moved into a new place and got a new 2 year old pup, Lizzy!

Cole and I moved into a new place and got a new 2 year old pup, Lizzy!

...I love Christmas :)

…I love Christmas 🙂

Hope you all have a great Christmas and realize how lucky we all are.  Enjoy the holidays and feel the love all around you. 🙂

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Vegetabalicious

Today is the day!  Yes, I think Whole30 has finally fully kicked in.  I woke up from an amazing night of sleep (no weird dreams thankfully) and felt refreshed and awake when my alarm woke me up.  For the past two weeks, I felt like I was starving 24/7 and it kind of got hard to deal with; today was different, though.  I have been moderately hungry around the times I normally eat and am craving healthy food!  So I won’t ramble on about Pop Tarts, Reese’s, Ben & Jerry’s Half-Baked ice cream, or any other cheat that I would scarf down if they were Paleo.

I’m not bloated anymore, which is a huuuuge relief and I feel in control of things.  The only sucky thing is that I woke up with a scratchy throat and it hasn’t gone away.  I’m blaming allergies.  I wouldn’t have bad allergies if I lived out in Scottsdale, Arizona…maybe someday…  I saw something on the Today Show about housing there.  I think it’s a sign (and if you can’t tell, I usually have the Today Show on every morning while I’m doing homework and other business).

I have to give thanks to my CF box, Fit Bodies, for making it hard to walk to class this afternoon.  Here was the WOD:

run 800m then…

10 rounds of:

10 overhead walking lunges (25# plate)

10 ground to overhead (25# plate)

then… 800m run

My poor hammies were on FIRE! …and shoulders!  It was a good Tuesday burner.

So I decided to add some new veggies to my list and I. am. jacked.  Parsnips are freaking awesome.  I first got the this past Friday at Station 220 and tried steaming them on my own tonight:

They taste like a delicate mix of banana and carrots; I usually hate hate hate cooked carrots, but these are awesome.  And they’re easy to make! Just peel and steam.  This little guy helped me peel.  He likes overhead squats.

Okay, I had a lot more written but when I published it, it erased it all.  It always does that and it makes me want to snap my laptop in half.  I apologize I am not going to re-write it.

Ring ring! My dinner’s calling.  Time to go!