Thursday, November 29, 2012

Thong, Tha-Thong, Thong

Remember the song, The Thong Song? What a hit that was. I thought about bustin' it out at 1045 this morning when the AAA guy came to change my tire. Ok, no I didn't. It was an afterthought I had. Nonetheless, I had a flat tire. Not only did I have a flat tire, but I drove on the road with it. Really smart idea. I'm not sure why I didn't put two and two together this morning when last night I thought I heard my tire actually pop and when I was trying to back out of the driveway, the car was barely moving. All I did was check to make sure I had taken off the emergency break and off I went. No big deal, well at least until I got out of my car to pump my gas! It finally dawned on me why the car didn't quite seem right when I was driving ON THE RIM of the car. Ga!

Anyway, I didn't want to get stuck down at the gas station not too far from our little place so I drove back home. Of course, I missed one of the lights and the little Asian man behind me got out of his van and ran up to my car window to tell me about my tire (as if I didn't know!). I was just trying to prove to everybody that the fact that some women are terrible drivers/don't know anything about there car. Ok, no I wasn't...I just wanted to be a bit ignorant to the car and get home to a warm house. So dumb.

Alright, now I'm back home and the AAA guy shows up, asks me to push all my junk in my trunk (haha no pun intended, but it goes with the song anyway) to the back of the trunk. I do so and what goes flying...a THONG! haha Best part about it is I have no idea if it was truly mine. Not in a gross way, but in a way that after having suitcases and bags from the wedding in my trunk I question who it belongs to. If you're missing a pair of thong undies, holler at me. I've got 'em!

That's my thong song story and the main excitement of my day.

Cori asked me last night to check the tire because she thought something was wrong with it and although I'm pretty good at doing so, we got a little sidetracked and I spaced out this morning too. Since we're on the topic of thongs, butts, etc. I figured I'd let you in on how to get a good lookin' booty like my wife's boot. Here's a little Crossfit WOD (workout of the day) to do at home for all those who want to join in on a healthy lifestyle and want a booty-do. While you're at it play the Thong Song just for kicks.

     WOD 1:
     Warm-up by jump roping 75 times, doing 50 jumping jacks, 25 mt climbers, 10 push-ups, 5 sit ups

 25 Regular Squats or Jumping squats (be sure to go down to 90 degrees)
 50 Push-ups
 25 Jumping Lunges (switch legs back and forth for a total of 25 on each leg)
 50 Sit ups (sit with soles of your feet together, then attempt the sit ups)
 25 Burpees (Google it if you need a reference as to what they are)

Shout out to Dad for his birfday today. We love you!

Have a wonderful Friday all!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Paleo Goodness

The crossfit/paleo challenge is coming down to the wire...Ty's team is just trailing behind mine and all I know is that I am dying to win this challenge. I can't let Ty's team beat my team again, especially if it means my team is in the running for some Crossfit gear. What I'd do for a crossfit shirt (I could always buy one, I know). Ty has a cool one from the last challenge, I'm determined to get the next one.

What comes to mind when you think paleo? Tell me you don't first think of energy drinks. If you do, then just stop reading now. Ty and I about died when we saw someone post on their food logs weird stuff they thought was paleo. Since when was an energy drink even good for you anyway?! To be on the paleo diet and use an energy drink as part of a recovery drink, seriously? Ok, enough of my ranting. It's not paleo, it's just processed garbage. Don't drink them.

What you should drink is water. For me, I do coconut water and/or kambucha especially since Vancouver water tastes like dirt. Ty is not so in love with coconut water, but to each his own. The first time we had one it smelled like poo, no joke. It was a monster to try to choke down. It's still a gross smelling drink to Ty, but myself on the other hand...I've been buying them by the case at the little Asian store in Vancouver. LOVE them!

And what should you eat? Oh we've got the answer for you. Paleo style anything. I'd suggest searching the world wide web for info on the paleo diet. Wouldn't hurt ya to know more about if you plan on getting started! We eat paleo 90% of the time I'd say. Those 10% of times we have our occasional upset stomach or headaches for those splurges. Those things in life are so worth it though! Here are our hot bods from the first challenge:

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The most recent deliciousness we made was pulled pork over plantain mash. Good ish, no joke. Most of our recipes are stolen from some website or book, so credit to those fools makin' up all these recipes. We love them all, well most of them. Now it's your turn to test them out as we did and see what you think! Enjoy!

    Easy Crock Pot Pork Over Plantain Mash
     (Credit: paleomg)
Easy Crock Pot Pork:

    1-2lb pork loin, frozen
    1 yellow onion, cut it up
    2-3 cups beef broth (depending on the size of your pork)
    1 tablespoon garlic powder
    1 teaspoon onion powder
    Salt & pepper to taste

Plantain Mash:

    4 ripe plantains, peeled and sliced in half
    2 tablespoons coconut oil
    1-2 teaspoon cinnamon
    Pinch of salt
    3-4 tablespoons coconut milk

Don't freak out because this is so easy. You ready? Ok, throw that pork, the onions, beef broth, garlic and onion powders, and salt and pepper in a crock pot. Turn it on. Leave it on for 8-10 hours. Once done, shred it in the crock pot. Bomb!

Now throw the oil and sliced plantains on a pan on med heat. Sprinkle them with your cinnamon and salt. Cook until brown on each side. Throw them in a food processor/blender with the coconut milk.

Slop some of that on each plate, cover with the pork, and top it with sliced avocado if you want to get crazy.

Friday, November 16, 2012

We're Doin' It!

If your mind was in the gutter, get it out. That's not what we meant.

I’m home by myself as always am on my days off. I like to think I can get pretty creative during these times. Or maybe I should say I think of lots of ideas, not all of which turn into a final project. That being said, I’ve decided to take the initiative to start a blog. Yes, another blog. That makes four (yes, four) for all those who have known about all the previous. I’m convincing myself this is a good idea to start this one though. Plus I’d rather be doing this than working on my project for work or emailing my manager about needing time off for conferences. So yes, this is a good idea for those times I want to be doing something other than what needs to be done. For Ty, maybe it will just end up being another thing on his plate. Either way, we're doin' it!

Anyway, back to this blog. What will it be about? Honestly, I’m not sure so don't ask. I’m in one of those inspirational/motivated type-of-moods so it will end up being a hodge podge (or is it modge podge) of things. Maybe the blog will have some days we can inspire you all to test out our favorite paleo recipes or maybe you'll just find them gross. How about motivating you all do get a quick crossfit-like workout in at home? We can help with that sometimes too or you could be totally turned off from wanting to do it. No big deal. Want updates on our future travel dreams? We can throw that out here and there. Other days you can read about what we’re up to or what we’re wanting to do, but instead we’re sitting on the couch doing nothing. Speaking of nothing, I’m learning I need more of those days. Keyword “learning” because we all know how hard it is for me to sit more than 15 minutes unless I’m sitting and doing something rather than doing nothing or what most just call “relaxing.”

If any of you care to know, I actually did nothing last weekend. That’s right, nothing. My little secret…I took a nap for 30 minutes while Ty was at the grocery store. I enjoyed it, I think. I just had to block out all those thoughts of what I could be doing instead of nothing. I realized I make lists of dumb stuff that doesn’t need to be done. Another secret: I use to make lists and I'd put stupid stuff on there like "put on deodorant," "wash face," and so on. Kind of embarrassing, but I'm just letting those secrets out today. Maybe you can relate, to lists that is. I doubt many of you took it as far as I did. Good news is I don't make lists like that now though.

Thank the Lord Ty still loves me for all that though. It’s just another reason why Ty and I married each other. He can do nothing and feel good, he can sleep in and not think he wasted the day, and he can go along with all the to do’s that are needed to be done on my to do list. I should probably start adding “naps” and “nothing” to my lists for his sake. That way I can actually live to be 100 with him. At least that’s my goal. Ya we know we have no control over that but we're hoping for a good 100 years.

But seriously, Ty and I are starting a blog. Ty doesn’t know yet, but he will when he gets home from work. Here’s to making stupid to do lists, 3 months of married life, and the beginning of our blog!


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