Tuesday, January 21, 2014

It's that time again!

I have lots of crazy and exciting things going on in my life.
For the first time EVER I have been getting emails, and texts from friends and family, and even people who just read the blog saying how I have inspired them. 
You guys are cray. 
For real. 
YOU inspire ME. 
I had so much fun with the fitness giveaway it will def not be my last. 

Don't forget to enter the V.S. giveaway

I also realized that my training plan from yesterday is a little confusing. The spreadsheet is what I plan on doing as far as running is concerned. The day breakdown is on-top of the running. 

Alright enough chit chat I know why you guys are really here!


I have to admit I have not been fully paleo, but I will also admit when I eat shit I feel like shit. 
I did not eat all of this... I promise!

I am back on the wagon this week and I meal prepped and I'm READY. 
Meal prep is huge. 
I also realized that if all I do is try to "paleo-fy" sweets I am going to fail. 
I need to cut back on the sweets all together. 
Obviously coconut flakes and almond butter are not going to taste like a Reese's and I'm going to get mad, and go out and buy a Reese, and while I'm at the store I will probably buy a soda, and some toasted caramel coconut cupcakes to eat on the way home. 

So the recipes I have for you this week are ones I tried before I came to this conclusion. 
I tried Honey Merengiues, and Coconut flour pancakes. 

I don't like to listen to directions. 
I'm a rule breaker. 
The result of most of my cooking expenditures show this. 

Oh you want me to use a silicone baking sheet lightly sprayed with coconut oil. 
That's the same as my cheap-o cooking sheet sprayed to hell with Pam right? 
Oh the recipe calls for 4 eggs but I only feel like cracking 3 so just go with it?


Meringues are pretty easy and are kinda fail proof... unless you are me and you spend 10 min whipping egg whites from a carton before reading the carton that clearly says "Not recommended for meringues"
Once I started over they whipped up right away. 
I pipped them onto the cookie sheets (instead of the called for silicon baking whatever) in cute little dollops. 
They cook low and slow, and then they are supposed to sit overnight. 
I checked them after an hour and they were turning brown. 
or burning... 

so I took them out, and let them sit for about 20 min. Then proceeded to eat them, like all of them. 
They did not come cleanly off the cookie sheet, 

and apparently our dogs thought they were for them.
I loved them. 
So did the kids. 
I want to keep working on these. 

Verdict: Keeper for sure

This recipe is a direct product of trying to "paleofy" something I love, which is turn guarantees a fail. 
There's something about pancakes that don't have sugar...
They aren't sweet. 

The ingredients are as follows. 

4 eggs
3 tablespoons coconut floor 
Coconut oil for frying. 

That's it, but for some reason, I felt the need to make this small ingredient list even smaller. 
I didn't feel like cracking 4 eggs. 
I only wanted to crack 3. 
I also wanted to add blueberries
So I did. 
and these were disgusting. 
I couldn't even finish them. 
I gave them to the dogs, and they didn't even eat them.... 



  1. isn't it strange how, once your body is used to clean eating and you eat that crap again, you feel downright awful? that just goes to show how bad that stuff is for you. i mean, once in a while is ok but not as much as we used to. i had some mcdonald fries a few months ago after 2.5yrs of 100% pure clean eating and i felt so (physically) horrible that i couldn't even finish eating them. keep up the great work!

    Vodka and Soda

  2. I want to try some cleaner pancakes but I'm slightly afraid. The real things are so good! Also, I know you said you followed me on Instagram, but I don't see you! I was laughing thinking about how you probably followed somebody else thinking it was me! Haha! I'm mered19

  3. I haven't tried coconut flour pancakes however... when I was doing the 21 day sugar detox, I made pancakes with 2 eggs and a banana. I thought they were good!

  4. Ah, I love recipe fails. Because this is real life and whether you're experimenting with paleo recipes or regular ones, fails happen.. and they're usually hilarious.

    Jamie @
    The Growing Up Diaries

  5. Stopping by from the blog hop... Those honey meringues look amazing!

  6. I feel awful when I eat chips and brownies and crapola.

    However, I am not going to make the sweets light. I am going to cut back in general and eat them in moderation and not like a half of a brownie pan.

  7. You gave them to the dogs! LOL I was thinking that they sounded good... too good to be true, I guess. HAHA

  8. I just started the Whole 30 Challenge. Like literally just started...Today is Day 1. and I'm struggling. All I want is something sweet to eat. I have such a HUGE sweet tooth.

  9. You are an inspiration...don't be so surprised!! You push me on days I want to be a lazy bum. Love ya girl!