Time For Another 21DSD & Other Ramblings

Howdy everyone!

I had no idea Austin got this cold in November. Brr and hope you all are keeping warm.

Joey and I joined Wheatsville Co-op this week. We are stoked about their local and organic selections!

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Went to the farmer’s market this weekend to pick up our Thanksgiving bird.  We must not have remembered the birds were first come first serve as we wanted a 6-8 pounder and got a 21 pounder instead. Oh hello, xmas! Now, does anyone know how I can saw this baby in half?!

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I haven’t had a chance to really talk about it on here, but Joey and I started a business, Kippin’ It Paleo! Please check out our Kickstarter! We had our first tasting today at The Combine and it went so well. People are digging our food and that feels amazing!!

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Check us out on Facebook and Twitter to find out when we are handing out samples as a box or gym near you!

I’ve been stressed lately trying to juggle my 40 hour a week job, photography on the side and starting a new business so Joey and I will be doing the 21 Day Sugar Detox (created by Diane Sanfilippo of Balanced Bites) starting today! I’m all prepared with food and looking forward to kicking my stress induced sugar cravings!

While I’m super excited now, I might be complaining of headaches and other fun withdrawal symptoms in a few days…

My Generation: a move toward the self employed?

I am in a constant state of feeling like there’s not enough time for cleaning the apartment, buying groceries, cooking meals, doing laundry, walking/playing with the dog/cat, running errands, having a social life, exercise, relaxation time (reading, tv, etc.) and working in order to afford all of the above. The chores come first and taking care of ourselves usually comes in second. I often feel run down from the constant cycle of things that NEED to get done versus the things I want to do such as exercising and relaxing. I can’t even fathom adding kids into the mix.

Is it my generation? Am I lazy? Do we just have more to deal with now than older generations?  I hate my job and thus it drains me. I don’t feel like my body was meant to sit at a desk staring at a computer all day. Yet, so many people do that and love it. I also know that it feels like there’s an increasing number of people that make it into there mid 20’s and decide that going to college and then working at the same job for the rest of your life feels like a death sentence. Joey and I are two such people.

Many of you may already know that Joey and I have decided to start Kippin’ It Paleo, a paleo food preparation and delivery service, because we both hate working in an office and sitting all day in front of a computer. If we find it hard and stressful to balance cooking meals from scratch into our busy schedule, then I am sure other people do too. I find it really hard to eat out without triggering some kind of autoimmune response because my body is intolerant to nuts, grains, gluten, legumes, dairy, eggs and sometimes nightshades. My body also reacts to sugar, but when under stress, I subject myself to it which I know is terrible.

When our business website goes live, we’ll have a blog attached to the site. It’s then and there that I’ll rehash my full story since I believe there are many people that can and will relate. Maybe some people will realize that the headaches they get correspond with eating a certain food or if they feel really tired, that could be food induced as well.

Part of the reason for this business is to be able to set my own hours and rules for how and when I work and to be a part of something I believe in and care about. I love the idea of helping other people by doing something that will help give my life more meaning and allow me to live a healthier life.

Don’t Mess With My CoCo-Roons…

I’ve been having a rough day / week / month / year? Joey and I are relocating to Austin in approximately one month. My job is aware and they have hired my replacement for me to train, but it is our busy season (I work in an accounting firm) and I am mentally fried. I really wish I had more time for…anything? Specifically, I wish I had more time or energy for CrossFit. I mean, with snazzy shoes like these, who wouldn’t want to wear them as often as possible?

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So anyway, I was having a bad day. In my stressed out state I forgot to bring my lunch (yummy Caveman To Go)! Joey left work early due to a swollen ankle that he managed to injure pumping gas. Yea, I didn’t really ask either… Anyway, he drove all the way out to where I work to bring me my food and suprised me with deliscious Coco-Roons! I may not be a fan of all of their flavors, but the “Brownie” flavor is addictive. Also, there’s nothing terrible inside them! See?!

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