i Went On An Adventure - and I didn't like where I ended up but it was awesome

I Went On An Adventure – And I Didn’t Like Where I Ended Up

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I went on a “vacation” recently with my partner. I’m finally taking the time to chronicle that time away.

Spoiler alert: I didn’t like where we ended up. But, I still had a wonderful and memorable time, and I wouldn’t change it for the world.

But that’s why I’ve taken to calling my vacations “adventures”.

Here’s the play-by-play…which you’ll notice is mainly illustrated with food. That’s my life!

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Enjoying Life Guilt-Free: Stop the Glorification of Busy

Enjoying Life Guilt-Free: Stopping the Glorification of Busy

In a recent conversation with my sister, she announced to me that she decided to take a year off from her PhD program. She had been thinking about this for a while, but finally made a firm decision about it. I’m proud of her. Frankly, she has been so stressed out working part time, teaching, and going to classes that she was obviously pretty unhappy.

But when my sister started voicing her concerns about stress and not having time to enjoy the things she loves to colleagues and professors, she received largely the same response: “You’re a grad student. You aren’t supposed to have free time.”

Does anyone else realize how ridiculous that sounds?

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Butter Coffee and Beyond at DoYouEvenPaleo.net

Butter Coffee and Beyond: My #NutButterInAvo Obsession

Hey, you! Glad you’re here. Sit down. Let’s take some time to unwind. I’ll whip up a butter coffee for you and we can chat!

I’m introducing something brand new to the blog! Butter Coffee and Beyond! It’s really the first ongoing series here at Do You Even Paleo.

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Doesn’t the graphic for it look awesome? I’m super excited to make this a thing. What will Butter Coffee and Beyond be? Well, the posts will be more lifestyle-centric. Not as much focus on recipes, but it might feature my favorite snacks, CrossFit stories, paleo/gluten free products, the stuff I’m doing to stay happy and healthy beyond food.

I would also like Butter Coffee and Beyond to create more of a conversation between you and me. I named the series Butter Coffee and Beyond because I think the best conversations happen over coffee (or, if you don’t do caffeine…tea, hot chocolate, kombucha, whatever). When you’re sharing a delicious beverage with someone, you each tend to open up and grow closer. I hope I’m at least somewhat able to replicate that cozy, personal atmosphere of a small local coffee shop.

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Whole30 Recap – DONE!

Woot! My Whole30 is officially over….(last week)! It ended 11/18/14, actually, but who’s counting?

I wanted to take a few days to truly think about how the Whole30 went for me before writing this post. That, and I was feeling awfully lazy.Whole30 Recap - Done!

Does anyone else just feel lazy and unproductive during the winter months? Well, that was a dumb question. I’m positive a lot of people feel that way. There’s just something about it being cold as hell and only having 8ish hours of sunlight that make people want to curl up under a blanket sipping hot chocolate and not moving. DON’T ever leave the comfort of those blankets. That’s a winter sin.

Sorry for getting off topic…back to the Whole30 stuff.

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Whole30 Week 3 Recap

Whole30 Week 3 Recap

It’s that time again! Another week has gone by. It’s Tuesday, and I’m on Day 24. One week from now I’ll have finished my first Whole30! I simultaneously am surprised it’s almost over but happy to be close to the end!

Keep reading to see my thoughts on the week, a snapshot into my meals, and my goals for the last week of my Whole30!

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