Paleo Challenge: What it means to me…

MOC Paleo winners: Bryon and Moe

MOC Paleo winners: Bryon and Moe

 

When I first had the idea that I wanted to try Crossfit I dragged my husband to a couple boxes to see what it was all about. Unfortunately, we didn’t feel welcome and left. We went back to our regular gym routine but it just wasn’t enough. As we were driving home one day we saw a sign for Mt Ogden Crossfit, so we stopped. From the moment we walked through the doors we knew we were in the right place. We were immediately greeted by friendly people and informed of what Crossfit is all about. So we signed up. And that is when my life changed.

My very first WOD was extremely hard, but I loved every minute of it. I learned very quickly that I am a much stronger person then I thought I was. Not only has my body changed from the weekly programming, but I have also learned that my mind is a powerful tool. Now I know how to use that to my advantage, in a WOD and in everyday life. I have lost weight, gained muscle and learned to look at food in a totally different way. I ate terribly before I started Crossfit, which was causing different health issues. But now I have learned the Paleo lifestyle which has taught me to think about how what I am eating will affect my performance, my body and my mind.
As for the community, everyone at MOC is willing to help out in anyway. Whether it be diet, form or just everyday life. I expected as a newbie that it would take a while to fit in and feel welcomed, but boy was I wrong. On my first day I knew immediately that I had just made life long friends. When I am at my box, I feel at home. Every morning I look forward to pushing myself to the next level and seeing my Crossfit family. I am addicted!
MOC has completely changed my life for the better. I am healthier, faster, stronger and I have some pretty awesome new friends!

MOE.

By |June 25th, 2013|Paleo|0 Comments

Clean eating with a dirty mind

Via Tash:

Great article and funny spin for all you Paleo Junkies!

Direct link:

http://cleaneatingwithadirtymind.com/2013/02/16/is-it-pillsbury-no-its-paleo/

By |March 26th, 2013|Paleo|0 Comments

Paleo: Hawaiian-Style Meatloaf

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Hawaiian-Style Meatloaf (via http://www.janssushibar.com/hawaiian-style-meatloaf)
Serves: 6

 Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons ghee or clarified butter
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup orange bell pepper, diced
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 8-ounce can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini
  • 1/2 cup Maple Barbecue Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon gluten-free tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon kosher sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Cook the onion and bell peppers in the ghee over medium heat until the vegetables are beginning to soften, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat, set aside and allow to cool.
  3. Place the remaining ingredients in a large bowl; add the sautéed vegetables. Gently, but thoroughly mix with your hands until well-combined. Gently form a loaf shape in a 7″ x 11″ glass baking dish. Bake for 1 hour 15 minutes, or until the internal temperatures reaches 160 F.
  4. Allow to rest for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.
  5. Nutrition (per serving): 353 calories, 17.3g total fat, 156mg cholesterol, 800.4mg sodium, 824.8mg potassium, 16.3g carbohydrates, 1.6g fiber, 12.4g sugar, 34.6g protein
By |March 7th, 2013|Paleo|0 Comments