Choose Passion, Not Anger

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Let me preface this by saying that I’m not out to change the world.  I hardly have my own life figured out, and when I’m struggling to pinpoint what I want to focus my energies on, it’s hard to feel qualified enough to give advice.  But a recent discussion-turned-south caused an idea to bubble up inside me, and I think it’s worth sharing.

Choose passion, not anger.

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Paleo Banana Bread (nut free) | DoYouEvenPaleo.net

Banana Bread

This last week has been an important one for me.  Last week I celebrated my 1  year anniversary at CrossFit 701.  It was a great opportunity to look at how far I’ve come, and what my goals are for year 2.  But first, check out this simple infograph I made comparing my lifts from the beginning to now:

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Blueberry Protein Muffins

Paleo Blueberry Protein Muffins
This blueberry muffin recipe turned out awesome on my first try. As a result, I now feel like a Paleo baking goddess. So of course I had to share, so you can feel that way too!

I’ll admit, this recipe is a little more primal than paleo due to the protein powder. I use high quality, crap-free protein powder (SFH – Stronger Faster Healthier) that is made from grass fed whey as an occasional supplement for CrossFit. Whey is technically derived from dairy, so it’s not strict paleo. However, it doesn’t bother my stomach and it’s fantastic, quick fuel for my workouts. If you aren’t using protein powder, just add a couple more tablespoons of coconut flour or tapioca flour and you should be good.  (As a note, I’ve never tried them that way before, so I don’t know if it works).

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Hearty Beef Stew

I like smiling.  Smiling is great.

Life has been great.  I’m still unsatisfied with my job and looking for something new, but there’s not much I can complain about (except for the ever-growing stack of dishes in my sink).  It’s just great when you can take a look at your life and really feel like you’re on the right path.  I can look at myself in the mirror and smile, and not feel like I’m forcing a smile.  I certainly don’t have everything figured out yet.  But dang, what I do have is pretty good.

Okay, enough of that.  On to the recipe!

Paleo Crockpot Beef Stew
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