I know there’s a good…hmm, 200+ of you now that are new here. Catch up, look around. My entire journey is basically documented here along with the random rants, some yummy recipes and the crazy insight of a very typical Boston girl. If you don’t like TMI, some profanity (and by some, I mean all) and unfiltered honesty. Stop reading now! I’m just kidding… kind of. Sometimes I get really deep, (see previous post). That’s “deep” for me. Oh and let me give a HUGE shout out to PaleoPot for saying some pretty kind words about my site and me. Jason, I know we just cyber-met…but I think I love you. I suppose I could share a really easy slow cook recipe that is my personal favorite. I’ll save that for the end of this post.
I want to talk about how freaking nervous I am for tomorrow’s gym sesh. If you’re just tuning in. I am “Leangains” right now & I’m avoiding CF (temporarily) and just strength training 3x a week. A lot of back squats, OH lunges, strict presses, deadlifts, chin ups, pull ups, push ups and benching. I’ve lost 7.2 lbs thus far. 5 of them being from week 1 alone. I know, that shit is crazy, right? Anyway, I LOST strength last week which worries me because now in my own head I’m like “fuck! am I losing muscle? UM…not what I want!” Then again last week was a horrific week for me (read previous post). I feel better now, and I’m going in with a good attitude. Tomorrow I’m just going to walk into the box, turn up some ridiculous music like Sophie B Hawkins- Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover (and, no I’m not kidding, that IS a gym song for me) and then I’m going to lift things up and put them down. Then eat more sweet potato than I can handle.
… Okay, well maybe that’s all talk, but it’s a pretty sick vision in my head.
Today, I rested. By “rested” I mean I spent the day worrying about training tomorrow. “How heavy should I go”… “failure is not something I can take on right now!”… This is what I do. Please tell me you might be as or close to as crazy as me? Since it was a rest day, I ate a crap ton of protein, veggies and fat. Broke my IF at 1pm. Ate full fat dairy. I know what you’re thinking “wtf, you call yourself The Paleo Angel and eat dairy, IMPOSTER!” It’s for leangains and strictly because I need yummier ways to eat protein then pound meat 24.7. That sounded wrong… but I think you get it. Then I ate eggs, salmon and corned beef (the recipe I’ll feature). I’m not going to lie. My meals were boring. Hence this sexy face… If you’re really wondering. It was the last of my salmon and roasted broccoli. I waited too long to cook the salmon. It wasn’t the most fresh piece. Bleck.
Without fail though, this little girl was by my feet the entire time, begging…
Okay… here’s my favorite way to make corned beef!
What you’ll need:
A crock pot
A hunk of corned beef (I like to buy at least 3 lbs to feed 4 max)
A head of cabbage (chopped in wedges)
Onion (I like to chop it into big chunks its just for flavor)
Method: Add carrots and onion to bottom of crock pot. Place meat on top. Fill crock with water until all or most of meat is submerged (dont worry if some meat is not in water). Cook on low for 7-8 hours. During the final 30 minutes, add your cabbage. Once cabbage is done, drain and serve. Seriously, it’s that easy and it’s that good. Of course if you wanted to add some sweet potato, I would add chunks with the carrots and onions at the bottom. Spices are optional and for me, a must. I like garlic powder, onion powder and sea salt, personally.
Hope everyone has a fabulous week and again I am SO excited to earn your keep as a blog follower. I am open to opinions, suggestions, etc. Hope you’ll stick around for more!