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Day 17 :) best decision I made!

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Sorry been so busy lately and haven’t updated as much as I would like but I have wonderful news I am already on day 17 of whole30 and I am feeling amazing- looking amazing– and so happy I made the decision to take part in a Paleo lifestyle :). I know people are like I can’t do this blah blah blah but that’s not true you can do anything you want to and anything your set your mind to its really not that complicated. Of course you have to prep things and make your own food and use lots of yummy spices but that’s what’s so great about it you wake up feeling so refreshed and amazing and not bloated because you are taking in healthy and wholesome things ๐Ÿ™‚ today I plan on dehydrating more fruit and making some applesauce and for dinner we are having what’s pictured below super excited hope it turns out great which so far all my Paleo recipes have! I could so see my husband and I eating this way it’s worth every penny!! I hope you all are doing wonderful!! I will posting some more today with recipes and tips regarding Paleo so be on the look out ๐Ÿ™‚

Day 12

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Never felt stronger I can already tell a difference in my stomach and my skin is so clear now since starting the whole30 others can see too I had my Best friend has started it as well because she saw how it was working for me and wanted to feel the same way! It has been exciting and the crazy thing is I havenโ€™t really craved anything unusual I mean time to time I want creamer in my coffee but truthfully it taste just as good black to me (I went to Starbucks the other day and ordered black coffee my hubby thought something was wrong with me if you knew me before I so would have gotten a Skinny latte). I wake up and just feel refreshed and happy I think it is because I am changing my eating habits towards something that is sustainable for life. My hubby and I have also been doing P90X I know this plays a role in my results too it doesnโ€™t get easier but I will have to admit even through the tough times (like PLYO yesterday) we laugh and I love doing it with him! I am excited to be making these changes to a better me thank you guys as well for supporting me through all this! I listed a few things I do need to work on though regarding whole30: I donโ€™t need to weigh, stay away from coconut milk unless in a can, and try to fight off the dessert demon (http://whole9life.com/2012/12/dessert-demons-in-disguise/). I hope you all are finding success in your goals as well!

Next time!

Alex

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Just an update :)

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Hey friends!!
All is well over here I have been doing the whole30 challenge as you can tell along with P90X with my hubby and running as usual! The whole30 is going well I have really set myself up for success with this I just hope it keeps going smoothly! ๐Ÿ™‚ P90X on the other hand OH MY– it’s so hard I find myself screaming at Tony Horton his little comments makes the pain even more unbearable…. BUT my hubby and I still mash play every day we are going to see it to the end of the 90 days even if we die trying which at this point that’s the way it looks (though we have so much fun doing it together)! Been thinking of some upcoming races I want to do I am thinking the Albany marathon in March haven’t decided yet on the full or half yet though! Hope your all staying on track towards your goals I really love blogging and helping people achieve their goals ๐Ÿ™‚ if you have any questions or just need some tips or motivation you can email me at alexiasuzanne31@gmail.com anytime! So far today I made a Paleo egg casserole this morning and also homemade Italian salad dressing (Yummy) I have all my salads prepped for lunch this week and my hubby is grilling tonight! PREP is the key here you have to plan ahead! Just keep looking here for updates, recipes and tips!

See ya later,
Alex

Days 8,9,10 going on strong :)

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Date: Feb 1st-3rd

Day # on the Whole30: 8,9,10

On a scale 1-10 how am I feeling? 9

Use 1 or 2 words to describe my current mood: Sore

Am I craving anything today? If so, what is it? A little chocolate lol

Only 20 days left but I can see myself doing this for so much longer. I feel awesome and the scale is in my favor too I really am happy all the time now ๐Ÿ™‚ I have this energy like never before I have been making some yummy Paleo recipes too like egg/spinach/sausage casserole and chicken enchilada bake!!! Also got a dehydrator that I love but my food processor crapped out on me ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I really love this way of life I do feel great like I can take on the world! Hope you all stick to your goals for super bowl Sunday!!

YumPaleo Chicken Enchilada Bake

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Paleo Chicken Enchilada Bake

Happy Cinco de Mayo! CrossFit Santa Cruz Central sure found a BRUTAL way to celebrate! Wow… heavy & hard, that’s all I can say. It just kicked my butt, and wiped me out! Tonight’s dinner, however, did bring me some much deserved comfort…because it was just SO delicious! This recipe was forwarded to me and is from another Paleo-Crossfit site (in the Windy City)… So, thank you Chicago (and Neile for a great recipe find). If you’ve been missing enchiladas, then give this a try! We really enjoyed this recipe, and I know we’re going to really appreciate all the leftovers, too! Enjoy mi amigas! ๐Ÿ™‚

Sauce:
1-2 small chipotle peppers, chopped (from a can of chipotles in adobo sauce), plus 1-2 tsp. adobo sauce
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp. ground chili pepper
2 tsp. ground cumin
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
pinch sea salt (optional)
2 C organic chicken broth, low sodium
3 C (or 3 8oz. cans) organic tomato sauce, no added salt

Combine all ingredients in a sauce pan. Bring to a boil, and then reduce the heat to low/simmer while you prepare everything else.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees!

Chicken:
4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 T olive oil
1 tsp. dried oregano
1/4 tsp. ground cumin
1/4 tsp. ground coriander
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper

1 head cauliflower, shredded with food processor until rice-like consistency
Fresh cilantro, chopped

Boil chicken breasts in water for about 8-10 minutes. Remove from water, and with two forks shred chicken into pieces. Set aside. Heat olive oil in large skillet. Saute onion, until transparent, add garlic, bell pepper, and spices. Saute a little longer to combine flavors. Add shredded chicken to the skillet, and mix together. Now add sauce to the chicken skillet … RESERVING 1/4 C sauce for the cauliflower rice. Mix well.

Put cauliflower rice in the bottom of a baking dish. Add 1/4 C of the sauce. Mix well. This is the bottom layer of your enchilada bake. Now add the remaining chicken/sauce mixture over the cauliflower. Cover with tin foil and bake for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, remove foil, and bake for another 10 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with fresh chopped cilantro. Serve with avocado slices, too! Ahhhh…. it was a perfect Cinco de Mayo meal! Hope you enjoy!