Whole30 Day 1 (for realz this time)

Whole30 Day 1 (for realz this time)
So…we’re wrapping two things into this blog post! Today is Day 1 of my self-Whole30 challenge, which is also being done by Kate T, Irene, Kristin-of-6AM-Fame, Irene’s sister and a person named Alex (a boy? whose boy? Did I cycle a century with him? I’m unsure. If this is a girl, I’m going to feel ...

KK Review, Day 4: Merguez Sausage Scramble (Special)

KK Review, Day 4: Merguez Sausage Scramble (Special)
Welcome to Thursday folks! Today, rather than stuffing everything in my purse, I re-used the ever-fashionable brown paper bag with handles that my Kettlebell Kitchen meals came in as a lunch tote. The extra storage was necessary because I was bringing my post-wod head-of-romaine-and-tuna breakfast to work as well. I was running terribly late and ...

KK Review, Day 3: Mint Kale, Tuna and Pomegranate Seed Salad (AKA Manna from heaven)

KK Review, Day 3: Mint Kale, Tuna and Pomegranate Seed Salad (AKA Manna from heaven)
  One of the weirdest things in the world to me is standing in the salad bar line at the RCS cafeteria and picking up some fresh-looking grilled asparagus or a nice spinach salad to put on my plate and having a fellow faculty member either at my front, my back, or my side, lean ...

KK Review: Day 2, Plantain Beef Lasagne

KK Review: Day 2, Plantain Beef Lasagne
First, props to whomever on the Kettlebell Kitchen staff writes out the names of the Weekly Specials on all their containers – your handwriting made me want to have better handwriting. Or, should I say…. I always think it’s important to compliment people on things they do well, or on things they own that are ...

Kettlebell Kitchen Reviews: Day 1 1

Kettlebell Kitchen Reviews: Day 1
So, CrossFit Momentum recently started a partnership with Kettlebell Kitchen. I’ve been off-and-on paleo for about a year and a half (with more on than off…SELF HIGH FIVE). More often than not, I drop off, not because I want to cheat, but because I’m lazy and my workplace provides me with free (sometimes not-paleo) lunch. ...

Going to the movies alone.

Going to the movies alone.
I saw Star Wars: Episode 2 in the theaters. Alone. OK: I didn’t necessarily revel in the idea of doing this. But I did it. All my friends had already seen it, and the weird boy I was in love with at the time (and when am I not in love with a weird boy?) ...

It’s funny cos 13.3 is 12.4

It's funny cos 13.3 is 12.4
Life goes in cycles. And that’s why I woke up to Sonny and Cher this morning. I first saw Groundhog Day in theaters, which meant it was 1993, and 10-year-old me was much too young to grasp the elegance of the film. I hated it at the time – mostly because I was too young ...

Rituals

Rituals
“It took me years to fully appreciate the value of the lessons I have learned from the Iron. I used to think that it was my adversary, that I was trying to lift that which does not want to be lifted. I was wrong. When the Iron doesn’t want to come off the mat, it’s ...

Hello. (again.)

Hello. My name is Jen. I am a thesis away from a Masters Degree in English literature, even though I do database management, IT and networking for a living. I work at a hoity toity New York City private school and I live in Nyack, NY, a lovely little town north of New York City. ...

No Witty Title, Just the CFN Paleo Challenge

No Witty Title, Just the CFN Paleo Challenge
Sorry I haven’t posted lately – I have a backlog of posts, but I’ve also been trying to stay really really busy so I don’t end up spending my days in my bed, eating frozen Lean Cuisine Eclairs, listening to Death Cab for Cutie and feeling sorry for myself. CFN is doing a 40-day paleo ...