Friday, September 28, 2012

Veggie-ful Paleo Chili

This morning, Matt talked me into doing G.I. Jane at 4:30am. Yeah, thats early.

G.I. Jane is oddly my favorite WOD. 100 burpee pull-ups (yes, thats one move, burpee, into a pull-up). I hate burpees as much as the next person, and I REALLY hate pull-ups. But the "scaling" for this is a sort of jumping pullup. Basically I can pull myself up if my arms are not completely locked out at the bottom. Still very painful, but obviously not a hard. I finished in 10:54 (about a MINUTE before Matt!!! Woop)

*Here's the proof*

Got my ass kicked this am by my gf  in GI Jane! Great job darling!   !

**He did it on a higher bar!

After yesterday's killer pull-up WOD, and Tuesday's pull-up infested WOD, and now G.I. Jane....I feel like my arms might fall off.

The Paleo Chili was good!
As promised, here's the recipe :)

Veggie-ful Paleo Chili 

(pics to come later!!)

  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 yellow onion (chopped)
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 lb lean ground beef (grass-fed if possible!)
  • 1-2 tbsp chili powder (or to taste)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 15oz can tomato sauce 
  • 1 medium zucchini, chopped 
  • 3 carrots, sliced (1/2 in slices?)
  • (other veggie suggestions- sweet potato, jicama, squash, peppers...)
  • 1 tbsp raw apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup water
1- Heat oil in a large pot, then add onion and garlic. Let cook for about 2 minutes
2- Add beef and cook until it's no longer pink.
3- Add everything else! Let cook for about an hour and a half on low (make sure you stir occasionally and check the added veggies to make sure they're soft)
4- Taste, add salt, pepper, chili powder as needed. Then eat!!!

Tastes really good over a coconut flour biscuit! Also, would be good served over spaghetti squash.

Before I sign off for the weekend (it's Friday people!!!) ...

First, I found the most amazing paleo approved dessert topping....I can't wait to tell you about it next week! (I literally sang "Almost Paradise" as I licked my spoon after making this)

Second, It's my Daddy's 50th birthday today!! 

Yep, I made him try CrossFit when he visited me.
I'll be 25 in a few months, which means I'll be exactly half his age! Which I realized this morning, means he was 25 when I was born (lots of work going on in my head today) I couldn't imagine having 2 kids right now. My parents are crazy people :)

Last, tomorrow marks 1 week until my first CrossFit competition and Sunday we are doing our CrossFit total! I can't wait to see how I do!

Happy weekend everyone!


  1. Way to rock the 4:30am workout!!! You go, girl!! Your chili looks fabulous too! Spa love!

    1. I love getting my workout in early! energy the rest of the day! (I do go to bed before 10 most nights!)

  2. Ew i hate pullups and burpees! Whoever intented burpee pullups is a jerkface. I've never done that WOD, but I'm pretty sure it would take me a billion years:) nice work!

    1. AGREED! ugh such an awful idea...but for some reason its kinda fun?

  3. Okay, burpee pull ups?! Girl you rock! That sounds like it might kill me! Hahaa. ;)

  4. Awesome job girl! and happy birthday Dad! SPA <3