Monday, November 24, 2014

Whats been happening??????

I hope this finds you all well whether you are on your Paleo journey or just getting by in the day to day. Life has been crazy lately, which has severely limited my time to get on here and update this blog. I've said it before and failed miserably but I am going to try and get back here more regularly and keep this project going.

How have I been? Well I got a great new job - it pays well too!, My new daughter is growing up too quickly, Winter is coming (hehe hehe) no but really it is, I have a product review I need to post up here, I have a giveaway for all of you that have stuck around, I hurt my shoulder so slacked at the gym for the last 4 weeks, slacked on the Paleo as well and have been eating horribly (thank you 10lbs for coming back....jerk)...but through all that I am better off. I got back after it today, shoring up the eating and will be back in the gym likely next week to get this all rolling again.  If I have learned anything through all of this, it is this: Mistakes are going to happen, but don't dwell on them. I can sit around and be lazy or I can get back at it and continue my journey. Fortunately I have chosen the latter.....hopefully you will come along with me!

Kris


I found this very fitting for the times......





Monday, October 20, 2014

N72-NOW

Well here I am again way behind on this...but its all for good reason. A lot has changed and is changing which has pulled me away from this. A quick update on everything...still working out, still Paleo just not enough time to update this daily now. So for now I am going to switch gears and try to post updates once or twice a week. Plus you guys really didn't want to read about me EVERYDAY anyways did you?

Whats to come very soon:

  • Product review on Paleo To Go meals
  • Update on life
  • Update on where I am healthwise
  • More recipes
  • Another giveaway - this time its going to be free food!


Hope you are all well and sorry for slacking on you all...I appreciate you coming here to read this blog!

Kris



Thursday, October 2, 2014

Day N71 - Wednesday October 1st



Info: Was tired and didn't want to go to the gym, but I did it anyways. That's the difference now with me. I am not really sure where it came from or what changed, but I am motivated to get in the gym and make changes now. Wherever it is coming from, I'll take it!


Hello motivation! Have we met?




Food Log: 
Breakfast: Scrambled eggs with diced olives and hot sauce
Lunch: Chicken salad with romaine, mushrooms and artichoke. Hot sauce and olive oil dressing
Dinner: Ground beef, artichokes and cantaloupe

Exercise: Standing press day

20 mins of warmup/cardio on the elliptical



Squats: 135lbs x 10 reps (warm up)        Standing Press: 65lbs x 10reps
             135lbs x 10 reps (warm up)                                 65lbs x 10 reps
             175lbs x 5 reps (working set)                              85lbs x 5 reps
             175lbs x 5 reps (working set)                              85lbs x 5 reps
             175lbs x 5 reps (working set)                              85lbs x 5 reps

Deadlifts: 135lbs x 5 reps
                 135lbs x 5 reps
                 175lbs x 5 reps                                             
                 175lbs x 5 reps
                 175lbs x 5 reps


DAY N71 COMPLETE

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Day N70 - Tuesday September 30th


Info: Got in to the gym to make up my missed workout yesterday. Still figuring out where I am at weight wise and stuff, but gaining confidence and strength back on a daily basis. Love that feeling of accomplishment!



Slinging iron...It has to be done!
Food Log: 

Breakfast: Chicken salad with olive oil and hot sauce for dressing

Lunch: Tuna salad with wild caught tuna, olive oil mayo, mustard and diced pickle, fresh cantaloupe.

Dinner: Chicken thigh, artichoke hearts and a mixed greens salad with romaine and iceberg. Obligatory hot sauce dressing

Exercise: Bench press day!




20 mins of warmup/cardio on the elliptical



Squats: 115lbs x 10 reps (warm up)        Bench Press: 115lbs x 5reps
             115lbs x 10 reps (warm up)                              115lbs x 5 reps
             165lbs x 5 reps (working set)                           145lbs x 5 reps
             165lbs x 5 reps (working set)                           145lbs x 5 reps
             165lbs x 5 reps (working set)                           145lbs x 5 reps

Deadlifts: 135lbs x 5 reps                    Dumbell Curls: 20lbs x 10 reps
                 135lbs x 5 reps                                              25lbs x 10 reps
                 165lbs x 5 reps                                              30lbs x 5 reps
                 165lbs x 5 reps
                 165lbs x 5 reps


DAY N70 COMPLETE

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Day N69 - Monday September 29th

 
Info: Fell asleep waiting to go to the gym tonight and didn't wake up till Tues AM... Whoops..Made sure I got my butt to the gym though and made up the workout I missed. Its a good feeling to be motivated like that!

Is that your calf Kris....No it's a cow!!!! Squats are paying off!
Food Log: 
 
Breakfast: Chicken salad with olive oil and hot sauce for dressing
 
Lunch: Canned tuna with hot sauce, carrot sticks and a honey crisp apple
 
Dinner: Giant salad with romaine, iceberg, mushroom, red cabbage, onion, broccoli, and egg. Olive oil and balsamic dressing

Exercise:  Fell asleep....bad Kris bad. This workout will be made up tomorrow morning!



DAY N69 COMPLETE

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Day N44- N68 - Saturday September 14th - Sunday September 28th

 
I finally got to here, and its glorious!



Info: Sorry there hasn't been an update in a while, school has turned in tot he demon that sucks my time. I am going to post a big update to get caught up and then attempt to get back to the regular, but I am not making any promises. I have so much to share with you...product reviews, new information I have been testing out, workouts...all kinds of stuff. Please keep checking back I will get around to it!



Food Log: 

Food has been good, 100% complaint with the Whole30 program, until today I had 2 bites of a waffle. Yeah I'm terrible haha! Staying on track with the Paleo eating Makes me feel great and I can definitely tell a difference in the way I look as well!


Exercise: 

This has been a storm of activity as well. I started a strength and conditioning program on Monday Sept 21st and have been dedicated and motivated. Haven't missed a workout and have added substantial gains to my squat, deadlift, overhead press and bench press! Finally got in and got after it!




DAY N44- N68 COMPLETE

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Day N43 - Saturday September 13th

Info: So I got in touch with a company that makes portable paleo meals. I was at the Centennial Gun Clubs 1st annual firearms festival and saw a car advertisement. (They are called Paleo Meals to Go, check them out here) I gave them a call and they sent me some samples to try out. They are also generous enough to offer to do a give away with us here at the Whole360! Its a local Colorado company which is awesome and they make some great stuff! Look for that contest soon as well as a full review on the products!

 
Food Log: 
 
Breakfast: Omelet with home cured bacon, kalamata olives, artichokes and zucchini butter

Lunch: Steak and organic apple chips

Dinner:  Steak salad with kalamata olives, artichokes and half a baked potato
 
Snack:  none


Exercise:  Walking

Details: Still haven't made it to the gym - getting closer though.

Results: 1.01  miles



DAY N43 COMPLETE
Day N42 - Friday September 12th

Info:  We have a winner for the Paleo Solution giveaway! Stay tuned for another one coming soon!



 
Food Log: 
 
Breakfast: 3 scrambled eggs with salsa

Lunch: Pork tenderloin, 1/2 baked potato with hot sauce, mushrooms and onions

Dinner:  pork tenderloin, onions, mushrooms and hot sauce
 
Snack:  none


Exercise:  Walking

Details: Still haven't made it to the gym - getting closer though.

Results: 1.83  miles



DAY N42 COMPLETE

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Giveaway Complete!!!!

The giveaway for Robb Wolfs book The Paleo Solution has ended!

Congratulations to Caroline her number was drawn with a random number generator! Email will be incoming to you soon Caroline! Thanks for reading the Whole360 blog!




Stay tuned for another reader contest launching soon!
Day N41 - Thursday September 11th

Info:  its so easy to get behind on these posts! I mean i know you are all probably sick of reading what I eat day in and out, but its how I stay on track! Very soon more content is coming to the Whole360 page!


New Content coming soon to the Whole360 near you (Consequently which is this Whole360!)



Food Log: 
Breakfast: 2 eggs and a granny smith apple

Lunch: Steak, half a potato, sauteed shrooms and onion and 2TBS of almond butter as a sort of dessert

Dinner:  Steak salad with kalamata olives, OOM dressing and hot sauce
 
Snack:  none


Exercise:  Walking

Details: Still haven't made it to the gym - getting closer though.

Results: 1.75  miles



DAY N41 COMPLETE

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Day N40 - Wednesday September 10th

Info:  Lets get the gears churning here! I have a product review coming for you very soon, another recipe and some more updates! Hope all your Paleo is going well!



Food Log: 

Breakfast: 4 eggs scrambled with sauteed olives and onions

Lunch: Steak and broccoli

Dinner:  Steak with sauteed onions and mushrooms, half a baked potato and grilled romaine salad with no dressing

Snack:  none


Exercise:  Walking

Details: Still haven't made it to the gym - getting closer though. Got the new job figured out somewhat and will be able to get up in the morning and start going  very soon

Results: 3.5 miles



DAY N40 COMPLETE

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Day N39 - Tuesday September 9th

Info: Getting back in to the swing of things, got some bulk olive oil mayo made and a huge quart jar of zucchini butter made as well. Thawing a bunch of proteins as we speak to restock that too.Bulk cooking I have found is key to my success with Paleo eating. Such a time saver and a craving stopper when I have Paleo foods ready to eat and don't allow my mind to wander! I am starting a job tomorrow so I have to pack Paleo foods to take with me! This is likely just a temporary job as I continue the hunt, but it is money coming in so that's a plus LOL. Anyways glad to be back in the swing of things, I look forward to sharing with you all again!



I swear this is what my kitchen feels like as I try to get caught up on all my bulk cooking.
Food Log: Food log to return tomorrow.




Exercise:  Exercise log to return tomorrow


DAY N39 COMPLETE


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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Day N19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38 - Thursday August 21st - Monday September 8th

Info: I hate to do it. I really hate to do it.....but this is going to be a mass update post. I got way behind and do not want to let this go anymore so I am just going to bang it all our in one big update. I apologize for getting behind, but as you will see in a minute I have a very good reason for it! Thanks to all of you that still come and check on the blog, hopefully you are keeping after it and getting results! I am going to toss down a quick summary of the last 3 weeks for you and make this delay a littler clearer...here goes......./takes a deep breath.


Unemployment told me I was SOL, even though my claim is good until Feb of next year and I have been searching for a job relentlessly. No good reason really other than sorry dude. So the job search jumped to the front burner rather quickly...and it is a real pain to find something that isn't just minimum wage. Next up on the full plate was school starting again. I had to knock it back to two classes once I found out the job search was at a premium, but that is still a pretty full load coupled with everything else that is going on. And last but definitely not least my daughter was born on Sunday night!!! I won't even go in  to that other than to say that's a whole other time sink in itself!


Let me introduce you to Sanne (pronouced Sah-na) which is Dutch for Lily.
Obligatory kid in my hockey glove pic...the nurses LOVE this one lol

A bit older and more alert

On the way out the door, getting serenaded by the volunteers.
Food Log: This section will return when the regular updates start flowing again tomorrow

I'll leave a note that the food has all been compliant except when the baby was coming, I ate some pizza for a few meals. The hospital wasn't terribly Whole30 friendly!

Exercise: Same as above.


DAY N18-N38 COMPLETE




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Monday, September 1, 2014

Day N18 - Thursday August 21st

Info: Finally got the Zucchini butter recipe all done, if you haven't seen it you can find it here: Zucchini Butter/Spread Recipe. If you give it a try let me know how you like it!


I put that s**t on everything!

Food Log:

Breakfast: 3 egg omelet with turkey breast, onion and yellow squash

Lunch: Steak with Brussels sprouts and yellow squash

Dinner:  Mushrooms stuffed with Zucchini butter and then grilled

Snack:  Frozen Black cherries







Exercise:  Light workout

Details: trying to get myself motivated so I did some presses, light weight deadlifts and some curls.

Results:  Felt good to do a little workout and get the blood flowing, even if it was just a short and not that intense workout.


DAY N18 COMPLETE



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New Recipe Alert!

Sorry for the delay and lack of posts for all of you that are following this blog. lots going on and much to come as soon as I can catch up. in the meantime here is the recipe for the Zucchini butter I have been promising!

Zucchini Butter


As always you can click the link above, click the pic, or check out the sidebar under "veggies" for this and other delicious recipes!


http://whole360.blogspot.com/p/zucchini-butter.html
Delicious and good for you - spread over anything!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Day N17 - Wednesday August 20th

Info: Got the pictures all taken for the glory you will soon come to know and love - Zucchini Butter! I will be getting that posted in the next day or so. Trust me on this one for all of you out there that have loads of zucchini (they TAKE over the garden!) and don't know what to do with them.....you WILL want to try this!!!!


Zucchini Butter...coming to a Whole360 near you!

Food Log:

Breakfast: 4 eggs scrambled with sauteed olives and onions

Lunch: Steak with Brussels sprouts

Dinner:  Chicken salad with olives, salsa and olive oil mayo

Snack:  none


Exercise:  Walking

Details: 1 foot in front of the other...still...still....still....still...still

Results:  2.15 miles


DAY N17 COMPLETE


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Day N16 - Tuesday August 19th

Info: So I'm giving away a FREE book.......actually a really good book even if you don't know what Paleo is or even care about it.... And as of right now no one is even registered to win it! Come on guys/gals its fast and easy and I want to give away this book! it's opening doors for more giveaways but if no one wins this one, I can't move on to the next giveaways! Its easy to enter - click below click like and BAM entered...or send a tweet. I promise its not for other devious purposes or anything like that!

Enter to win a copy of Robb Wolf's national bestseller "Paleo Solution" HERE





Get your entries in, its free!

Food Log:

Breakfast: $ eggs scrambled with sauteed olives and onions

Lunch: Steak with Brussels sprouts

Dinner:  Chicken salad with olives, salsa and olive oil mayo

Snack:  none

Daily Totals: forgot to enter the food to get the results so this is MIA for a bit
 
Exercise:  Walking

Details: 1 foot in front of the other...still...still....still....still

Results:  3.36 miles


DAY N16 COMPLETE

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Day N15 - Monday August 18th

Info: Someone's got a case of the MONDAAAAYS! Still got the food part rolling, but finding motivation to work out is just killing me right now. I don't know what the deal is. I was all gung ho to start this and just fizzled. I will break the spell and get after it, its just making myself start (I'm trying to pump myself up here!)

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Food Log:

Breakfast: Chicken breast with olives, carrots and mustard all chopped up

Lunch: Turkey breast wrap with iceberg lettuce, mustard and green olives

Dinner:  Large salad with mushrooms, chicken, hot sauce and OOM

Snack:  none

Daily Totals: forgot to enter the food to get the results so this is MIA for a bit
 
Exercise:  Walking

Details: 1 foot in front of the other...still...still....still

Results:  2.43 miles


DAY N15 COMPLETE

Monday, August 25, 2014

Day N14 - Sunday August 17th

Info: Today was a bleh day, but I got through it. I seriously think trying some cheat foods as messed up my energy levels etc. Goes to show what a difference your food can make!

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Food Log:

Breakfast: Scrambled eggs and hot sauce

Lunch: Turkey breast with mustard and kalamata olives

Dinner:  Chicken salad with OOM/salsa and kalamata olives


Snack:  none

Daily Totals: forgot to enter the food to get the results so this is MIA for a bit
 
Exercise:  Walking

Details: 1 foot in front of the other...still...still

Results:  3.11 miles


DAY N14 COMPLETE

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Day N13 - Saturday August 16th

Info: Came across something interesting to do with all your leftover zucchini and gave it a shot. after a few tweaks I must say it is quite awesome! Zucchini butter recipe will be posted in the next few days for you guys to try and enjoy!

Enter to win a copy of Robb Wolf's national bestseller "Paleo Solution" HERE

Have a lot of this? Stay tuned for an awesome recipe!


Food Log:


Breakfast: Holland pie with onion, celery, yellow squash and black olives

Lunch: Canino's sausage with home made Zucchini butter (recipe to follow), olives and olive oil mayo

Dinner:  Chicken salad with OOM and salsa


Snack:  none

Daily Totals: 1862 Calories, 62g Fat, 64g Carbohydrates, 14g Fiber, 12g Sugar, 107g Protein
 
Exercise:  Walking

Details: 1 foot in front of the other...still

Results:  3.1 miles


DAY N13 COMPLETE
Day N12 - Friday August 15th

Info: Gotta get these updates caught up...going in to efficiency mode! I have the recipe for the Thai not so peanut dressing ready, just need to get pictures so I can post it!

Also: Enter to win a copy of Robb Wolf's national bestseller "Paleo Solution" HERE

Enter to win guys, its easy, free and actually a cool book just to read. Good humor in it too!

Food Log:


Breakfast: Holland pie with onion, celery, yellow squash and black olives

Lunch: Tuna salad made with Olive Oil mayo, spicy pickles and black olives

Dinner:  Guacamole salad with chicken, red chili sauce and green chili sauce

Snack:  none

Daily Totals: 1409 Calories, 69g Fat, 93g Carbohydrates, 16g Fiber, 16g Sugar, 101g Protein
 
Exercise:  Walking

Details: 1 foot in front of the other...

Results:  2.7 miles


DAY N12 COMPLETE

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Day N11 - Thursday August 14th

Info: I have been craving a Thai noodle salad with spicy peanut dressing but of course I can't have that. So I made my own dressing and salad sans the noodles and peanuts. Will post the dressing recipe shortly, it is definitely a winner!



Paleo Thai not so noodle salad with not so peanut dressing!



Food Log:


Breakfast: Chicken breast/cabbage salad with OOM and hot sauce

Lunch: Same as breakfast but I added salsa instead of hot sauce...oooooh tricky!

Dinner:  Chicken breast/cabbage salad with a Thai peanut style sauce (almonds instead of peanuts)

Snack:  none

Daily Totals: 1665 Calories, 69g Fat, 89g Carbohydrates, 18g Fiber, 42g Sugar, 188g Protein
 
Exercise:  you know the drill here - Walking

Details: More walking

Results:  2.7 miles


DAY N11 COMPLETE

Monday, August 18, 2014

Giveaway!

Since my posts have been lacking lately, I am going to make up for it with a giveaway! I've got a copy of Robb Wolf's National bestseller the Paleo Solution up for grabs!

Donated by a friend we will simply call "Thorni" it can be yours for the low low price of FREE-ninety nine!

Enter now and share with your friends!



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Day N10 - Wednesday August 13th

Info: Another day of not so motivated in the workout department. Still walking and getting that in but just don't have the steam to get in the gym. I am forcing myself to go back next week, I know once I get in the gym and going regularly it wont be an issue.




Unfortunately no, I do not lift.....at this time


Food Log:
 

Breakfast: Holland pie with yellow squash, onion, celery and black olive

Lunch: Canino's sausage with diced pickle, black olive and onion

Dinner:  Chicken breast salad with shredded cabbage, onion, black olives, Olive oil Mayo and hot sauce

Snack:  none

Daily Totals: 1567 Calories, 80g Fat, 52g Carbohydrates, 7g Fiber, 5g Sugar, 154g Protein
 
Exercise: Walking

Details: More walking

Results:  2 miles


DAY N10 COMPLETE
Day N9 - Tuesday August 12th

Info: As usual life has consumed more of my time than I planned so I am behind here.....getting caught up.....NOW


In the future there will be less of this, and more of staying on top of things!
Food Log:

Breakfast: Larabar and then on the run, no time for a "real" breakfast today

Lunch: 2 Canino's sausages and left over steak mixed with broccoli and black olives

Dinner:  Slow roasted pork tenderloin with sauteed zucchini and yellow squash

Snack:  none

Daily Totals: 1405 Calories, 66g Fat, 47g Carbohydrates, 8g Fiber, 15g Sugar, 155g Protein
 
Exercise: I haven't been the most motivated in this department, walking is good for me but I really need to crank it up a few notches

Details: More walking

Results:  3.17 miles


DAY N9 COMPLETE

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Day N8 - Monday August 11th

Info: Went fishing at a place called officers Gulch all day today. Not only was it beautiful and a lot of fun, we actually caught a lot of fish! Rainbow and brown trout were all over in the lake and it made for a very fun day!



Our view as we got to the lake

Food Log:

Breakfast: Spicy Canino's sausage

Lunch: Canino's sausage and a coconut water
Dinner: Made some fauxchos (fake nachos) with leftover steak and habanero olives, lettuce and hot sauce
Snack:  none

Daily Totals: 1498 Calories, 95g Fat, 62g Carbohydrates, 13g Fiber, 9g Sugar, 100g Protein
 
Exercise: Walking around the lake all day

Details: I wanted to do more today but we left the house at 7am and didn't get home until 6pm. Luckily there was a fair amount of walking so I just used that as my exercise for the day. Not optimal but a whole day active is better than nothing!

Results:  3.5 miles of walking/hiking and carting fishing gear around a mountain lake = AWESOME!


DAY N8 COMPLETE