The holiday season is gone.
The decorations are put away, the bags of ripped paper are in the recycling, the stuffed bellies are recovering and the year has started anew.
It’s time to make resolutions, amends, promises…blah, blah, blah….
I don’t usually fall into the camp of resolution makers. I try to fix any bad habits when the calendar rolls over and I definitely make goals, but I have no written lists are hard and fast rules. I try to keep myself on my toes, ever changing, always trying to better whatever bumps cross my path.
The past year threw some huge bumps my way and things could have been changed in a drastic way and not for the better. But I persevered, and so did my friends and family too. Relationships were forged even stronger and great friendships were made. The past year brought me a stronger marriage, great friends, a new found love of CrossFit, a better diet and a stronger, healthier, more confident me.
I couldn’t ask for anything more. I can only strive to make 2013 even better then 2012 and I know it will tough and not always rainbows and unicorns, but I’ll get there.
There will also be more tattoos, some kind of crazy ass haircut, maybe a new piercing and of course more food, workouts and sore muscles.
Here’s my question going into 2013: Do you do your workouts at home or at a gym?
We do ours at home, or our neighbours garage gym. But this last weekend we made our own home gym ninety four times cooler by adding this bad boy:
DIY squat stands! Oh and that’s my Christmas present it’s holding up, my own Olympic Barbell (not the tampon bar, a real MAN’S bar).
Oh and here’s how we rung in the new year with our awesome neighbours. This pie might scare you. It’s green.
Fear not friends! The green is from a natural source, the avocado. Oh, that scares you too? I thought the same but my first taste out of the blender and I was hooked. Sweet avocado? Yes, please! Make this pie when you are having a party and you will have a conversation piece built right in. Will they try? Will they like it? Even our kids devoured this one.
PS. I start my sugar detox today.
One year ago: Pear and Ginger Smoothie
Two years ago: Roasted Sunchokes
Three years ago: White Fish en Papillote
Recipe inspired “Key Lime and Avocado Pie” by Chef Alyssa Moreau
Similarly addictive food from other awesome food blogs:
Pumpkin Pie for Breakfast from Chef Katelyn (my soul sistah)
No Bake Pecan Pie Bars from The Detoxinista
Paleo Apple Pie from CrossFit CatCave
Chocolate Cakes with Sea Salt and Olive Oil from Stuff I Make My Husband
Blueberry Cheezecake from Betty Rawker