Addicted to Leggings. LMAO I haven’t been a fan of Jenna Marble’s recent videos but this one is hilarious and I can totally relate :P



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XKCD usually says it best, and with stick figures no less


XKCD usually says it best, and with stick figures no less

Reblogged from Getting to Rx



Throwback Thursday! Brought to you by Nov 24th, 2012

(And just in time, cause I totally had a day like this yesterday, after the audacity of having one-and-a-half drinks Tuesday night xP)

This is my cheat meal everytime. Cake and cheese. Mmhm.


The Boyfriend Pillow
 FOREVER hilarious (and surprisingly comfy, though weird).  Get it here. Or just read the reviews, which are AMAZING. :)


The Boyfriend Pillow

FOREVER hilarious (and surprisingly comfy, though weird).

Get it here. Or just read the reviews, which are AMAZING. :)


Day 26

Breakfast: Paleo cereal (banana, hemp seeds, chia seeds, coconut milk, walnuts), vitamin b, spirulina, flaxseed oil, black coffee.

Snack: Fuji apple, almond butter, and cashew cookie Larabar.

Lunch: Asparagus, egg white omelette with salsa, cumin, cayenne, cabbage slaw (red cabbage, carrots, yellow onions), 1/4 avocado, cilantro.

Forgot to eat dinner. So much studying so much caffeine. 

CrossFit @ Rugged CrossFit

Mobility: Bullet Proof Shoulders

Strength: 4x4 Press from a Split Jerk stance (45# :( I hate presses)


'Mountain Prep' 6 minute time cap

5 Rounds For Time

5 Unbroken Thrusters (115,75)

1-5 Strict Ring Dips (1st round do 1, 2nd do 2, 3rd 3, etc..)

15 Double Unders

5:30, 55# thrusters, red band ring dips, 30 singles

Sleep: 4 x 4 hours. 

Day 25

Breakfast: Paleo cereal (banana, chia seeds, hemp seeds, walnuts, coconut milk), black coffee, spirulina, vitamin b, flaxseed oil.

Lunch: Spinach paleo veggie burgers, cauliflower mash, 1/4 avocado, mixed greens, salsa, cabbage slaw (red cabbage, carrots, yellow onion).

Snack: Grapefruit, pink lady apple, blueberry muffin Larabar.

Post-run: Pink lady apple & almond butter.

Pumpkin pie smoothie (1 cup pumpkin, 1 cup almond milk, 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, 2 teaspoons raw coconut shreds, hemp seeds, chia seeds, hemp protein powder), banana.

Dinner: Asparagus, cauliflower mash, egg over easy, Frank’s Red Hot

Crossfit off today.

Run: 80 minutes.

Sleep:  6 hours

Day 24

Breakfast: three hardboiled egg whites with hot sauce, black coffee, spirulina, flaxseed oil, vitamin b, paleo cereal (1/2 pink lady apple, 1/8 cup crushed walnuts, two teaspoons chia seeds, and a cup of almond milk).

Lunch: Banana, half a pink lady apple, blueberries, carrots, two hardboiled egg whites, hemp protein, cherry pie lara bar, and a boss salad (mixed greens, spinach, salsa, lime juice, red cabbage, onions, carrots, 1/4 avocado). I didn’t end up eating the grapefruit pictured in the top right, and the funny looking green stuff is hemp protein powder. 

Snack: Banana, almond butter, pink lady apple.

Dinner: Made some more veggie burgers for the week! smorgasbord of veggies (zucchini, baby sweet peppers, roma tomatoes, red cabbage, carrots, yellow onions, lots and lots of spinach), almond flour, eggs, hemp seeds, and chia seeds for an added protein boost! I ate a bunch with lettuce and frank’s red hot. you know, the usual. Flaxseed oil and spirulina. 

Crossfit @ Rugged Crossfit


Overhead Squatting


Every Minute On The Minute 8 minutes

2 Power Snatches from below the knee + 1 Drop Snatch

45# (I can definitely snatch more than 45#, but I couldn’t get the drop snatch at a higher weight! Gr.)



5 Rounds For Time

400m Run

15 Over Head Squats (95,65)

16:40 45#

Sleep: 6 hours

Yoga was cancelled tonight. Boo. I’m definitely making it a priority to get to Sweat and Soul tomorrow to get my yoga on.

Day 23

Breakfast: 1 cup mixed blueberries and raspberries, two bananas, 1/4 cup mixed almonds and walnuts, and two tablespoons chia seeds in 1 cup mixed coconut and almond milk (I ran out of coconut milk. boo), Black coffee (yes, I did drink the whole french press!), spirulina, flaxseed oil, vitamin b.

Lunch: spaghetti squash with spinach and pinenuts, three hardboiled egg whites, spinach/zucchini/carrot “veggie burgers” (with almond flour, egg, and jalapeno), frank’s red hot.

Snack: apple pie Larabar and a FUJI apple. I was legitimately upset that I grabbed a fuji and not a pink lady. fujis are icky. their ickiness is second only to red apples. I suffered through it, however. it definitely looked more appetizing than the huge freaking subway cookie the girl in front of me was mawing on in crim law. 

Dinner: salad (mixed greens, red cabbage, carrots, yellow onion, salsa, fresh squeezed lime juice, 1/4 avocado, and a crap ton of cilantro), spaghetti squash with spinach and pinenuts with homemade marinara primavera on top (marinara (i don’t remember…tomatoes and other veggies in a blender) plus yellow and orange bell peppers, basil, mushrooms, tomatoes, and onions). I got a little ambitious and set out two hardboiled eggs, but I was waaaay too full to eat them. 

Walking home from crossift: banana, hemp protein powder. No picture because I’m not THAT obsessed with documenting what I put in my mouth…she tells herself.

Dessert: more Paleo girl scout samoas (minus the maple syrup) (full disclosure: i ate three, not two, judge away!), spirulina, flaxseed oil.


I’ve noticed that these have actually started tasting better and better the more temporally distant the last time I ate refined sugar becomes. Which makes me kind of really want a Dunkin Donuts coffee. Like, I actually talked with one of my study partners about how much we love the grit of the first sip of an iced coffee because there’s so much sugar. It just congeales to the bottom of the cup, and no matter how hard you try to stir it or shake it up you still get that syrupy, crunchy, first sip. Fiending hard. 

Dear flying spaghetti monster, give me the strength to keep paleoing on. And to maybe continue to abstain from alcohol until finals are over. I think that’d be in my best interest. Amen.

Crossfit @ Rugged CrossFit.

Superset of 5x5 floor pressing and 5x5 ring rows 

55# :( Lift, baby arms, LIFT!

Skill: how to do correct push ups!! (HAHAHAHAHAHAHA)


Death By Push Ups and Knees-2-Elbows 
Time cap of 15 minutes 
**make these movements efficient and pretty!

11 rounds + 3 K2E attempts. Since I don’t really do knees to elbows quite yet. Today was, in general, full of stuff I suck at. I hate presses. I hate them off the rack. I hate them on the floor. I hate them I hate them I hate them. 

Sleep: 8+ hours. Seriously, all I do is eat and sleep. 

Day 22

Breakfast: Grapefruit, banana, three hardboiled egg whites, coffee, spirulina, flaxseed oil, vitamin b.


Snack: banana bread Larabar


Lunch: salad (mixed greens, spinach, avocado, salsa, red cabbage, carrots) blueberries, raspberries, cauliflower fritters (I added cilantro, cumin, cayenne, chili powder, and jalapeno), Frank’s red hot. 


More coffee. It helps make contracts less painful.


Dinner: kitchen sink soup (water, spices, whatever vegetables were going bad…) 

Dessert: Paleo girl scout samoas (I took out the maple syrup…no sugar. :( I miss sugar). They’re seriously addicting, even sans sugar. 


I went to the Monday night competitor’s class. It was kind of scary and my body was definitely not used to lifting that much for such an extended period of time. I’m posting this on day 23, and I can tell you my whole upper body just hurts. 

1. 2 muscle cleans +1 drop jerk (5 rounds), 85#

2. 1 clean + 2 fs + 1 jerk (4 rnds) 85#

3. 3 x 5 deadlift cleans 105#

4. 1 1/2 jerk + 2 jerks (4 rnds) 85#

5. 3 x 10 hip extensions

6. 30 lateral box burpees for time w/4 min cap, 20” 2:45

Sleep: 8 hours. 

Day 21

Breakfast: Vegan Banana puddin’ (banana, coconut milk, chia seeds, some raspberries on top just cause), spirulina, vitamin b, flaxseed oil

Lunch: Salad with cabbage slaw and salsa (mixed greens, carrots, spinach, red cabbage, cilantro, avocado); stir fry veggies, mini spinach zucchini carrot veggie burgers, Frank’s Red Hot

Snack: pink lady apple with almond butter


Dinner: looks like vomit, actually cauliflower frittatas! (Cauliflower, jalapeno, cumin, cayenne, chili pepper, almond flour, eggies to bind it all together…delicious), hot sauce. of course. Another pink lady apple, more almond butter, flaxseed oil, and spirulina.


"rest" day…but I couldn’t sleep so I went for a run at about 10:30. :(

Sleep: 8 + hours. I slept for days.

In other news, I finished my property outline (finals are soon) and it’s a whopping 64 pages. Yikes. My mom bought be bananas…six pounds of bananas. And I’m rocking a sweet shoulder bruise from squat snatches because I can’t bring the bar onto my back delicately yet. Goooood night.

Day 20

Breakfast: Paleo cereal (1/3 cup mixed pistachios, almonds, and walnuts, 1 cup raspberries, 1/4 cup blueberries, 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk), black coffee, vitamin b, spirulina.

Lunch: Mixed greens (red lettuce, romaine, spinach), salsa, red cabbage, carrots, cilantro, salsa, 1/4 avocado, 3 mini veggie burgers (zucchini, spinach, carrots, almond flour, egg), Frank’s Red Hot

Snack: two carrots and a pink lady apple

Dinner: Two more mini veggie burgers, frank’s red hot, more salad with cabbage slaw and salsa, and four eggs (I’m a food vacuum, I know) cooked over easy with cumin, black pepper, and chili powder.

Dessert: one of those raw paleo girl scout somoas (see day…? for recipe. there’s a picture somewhere), spirulina, flaxseed oil.

CrossFit @ Rugged CrossFit

Strength: 5x3 snatch drops (80#)

WOD: 4 rounds for time

5 Overhead Squats (135, 95)

7 Wall Climbs

200m sprint

11:45, 55#, 1/2 wall climbs

Sleep: 8 hours! 

Day 19


10:12 am

Breakfast: a whole pot of french press coffee while I watch the news on the Boston manhunt. School is cancelled today, transportation has been suspended, and they’re telling everyone to stay inside. So I made some paleo comfort food for breakfast. 


Two eggs, two egg whites, grapes, asparagus seared w/garlic, spirulina, vitamin b, flaxseed oil.

Lunch: Mixed greens, spinach, red cabbage slaw with cilantro and carrots, salsa, 1/4 avocado; paleo veggie burger/frittata things (spinach, zucchini, carrots, almond flour, egg, formed into patties and grilled!), Frank’s Red Hot sauce, and an extra carrot for good measure. 

Snack: Pink Lady apple with almond butter

Dinner: same as lunch. It’s not that I wasn’t feeling creative, it’s that lunch was so good I decided I wanted the same thing for dinner. 

Dessert: another pink lady apple with almond butter.

CrossFit @ Rugged CrossFit 

Skill: Kettle Bell swinging.

WOD: Helen

3 Rounds For Time

400m Run

21 Kettle Bell Swings (1.5,1)

12 Pull Ups

13:30, 35# KB, Green band pull ups

Sleep: 7 hours

Day 18

Breakfast: French press, homemade cashew cookie Larabars (cashews, dates), spirulina, flaxseed oil, vitamin b, grapefruit, and the other half of the mocha protein shake I made yesterday (coffee, cocoa powder, hemp protein powder, chia seeds, banana).


Ordered a black coffee at Dunkin Donuts this morning and opened it once I got to school only to discover, much to my chagrin, that they had put cream and sugar in it! :( So I gave it to my roommate. I thought about drinking it for a hot minute, but decided to paleo on.

Lunch: Kitchen sink veggie soup (the floaties are jalapeno chunks), salad (mixed greens, spinach, carrots, red cabbage, cilantro, avocado, salsa).


Snack: Strawberries, almond butter, cinnamon, grapes (not pictured).


Dinner: Zucchini spaghetti with carrots and spinach, marinara primavera (homemade marinara, peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes, onions), lots and lots and lots of fresh basil. 


Dessert: Banana bits filled with almond butter (and then rolled in slivered almonds). 


Confession time: I ate all of these (two bananas cut up, yo). And then I ate more homemade Larabars. And then I ate a lot of pistachios. I gotta cool it on the nuts. And the fruit. I need more veggies in my life. 

Crossfit @ Rugged CrossFit

Mobility: Shoulder mashing

Strength: 4x4 Strict Press


10 minute As Many Rounds As Possible

4 Presses (95,65)

8 Lateral Bar Burpees

12 Toes-2-Bar

Crossfit was definitely a “oh hey guys, let’s do everything Christy sucks at today” type of day. Presses: 55#, WOD: 5 rounds + 8 lateral burpees, 45#, something in between knees to elbows and leg lifts.

Sleep: 6 hours 

Why Dove’s “Real Beauty Sketches” Video Makes Me Uncomfortable… and Kind of Makes Me Angry

This is a GREAT response to Dove’s new video. 


So this video started going around my facebook today, with about a dozen of my female friends sharing the link with comments like, and “Everyone needs to see this”, and “All girls should watch this,” and “This made me cry.” And I’m not trying to shame those girls! I definitely understand why they would do so. And I don’t want to be a killjoy. But as I clicked the link and started watching the video, I started to feel a slight sense of discomfort. I couldn’t put my finger on why that was, exactly, but it continued throughout the whole thing. After watching the video several more times, I have some thoughts… 

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