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Low Carb Keto Tex Mex Meatloaf Cups


These were so yummy and so dang easy to make! 

Here’s my stupid easy throw together low carb meal

1lb apprx ground pork 

1lb apprx medium ground beef

1 cup salsa , then a few tbsp for topping 

Crushed up pork rinds – 2 heaping handfuls ( this is your replacement for bread crumbs) 😉

2 eggs

1/4 cup shredded cheese 

Garlic powder, chili powder,cumin apprx 1.5 tsp each 

Mix everything up in a bowl, spray 12 muffin tins and then bake in a 380 oven for about 25 min


Top cups with a little salsa before baking.


Once cooked too with shredded cheese and pop back into oven for a minute to melt cheese.


Serve with sour cream and more salsa! 


Enjoy

Low Carb Yum Bacon Everything

So lately I’ve been tossing around a few different ideas on how to cut weight while staying strong and not losing muscle. I think I’m going to give this Ketogenic Low Carb High Fat plan another go. 

I’ve been doing ALOT of research on it and I’m liking what I read. I have a Type 1 Diabetic daughter and significantly reducing her carb intake is the best thing I can do for her. It definitely won’t hurt me to cut back on some carbs too. 

I’ve been making some pretty damn good meals lately and tonight’s is and will always be a favorite . 

I took 6 chicken breasts, seasoned with a Southwest BBQ spice and wrapped in 1 piece of bacon. Cooked on MED heat in the oven the broiled to crisp up the bacon. 


Then I sautĂ©ed asparagus in bacon pieces , basically cooking the asparagus in bacon grease! 

Once played I topped the chicken with a mix of Caesar and Spicy Ranch dressing! Holy Yum! 

My macros are set for 70-25-5 fats, protein, carbs 

I’m still adjusting and my proteins and carbs aren’t quite perfect yet. I’ll get there. Follow along with me and I’ll let you know how quickly I tire or bore of this lifestyle- but for now it is All Bacon All The Time! 

RUTS !!!


My third time running Run Under the Stars in Kentucky and it was my poorest effort! First year I ran 35 miles, then 31.5 then this year a solid 26.5 miles! 

It was all I had in my tank this year. To give me some credit it was 2 weeks post 50 mile trail race so there’s that! I did get to hang out with some pretty awesome people including Dallas Smith and the best RD ever Steve Durbin.


If you have to have any idea what the Barkley Marathon is you will know this guy, Laz ! Yes he wears a white button down dress shirt everywhere! 

This race for me is a reunion of all my Run It Fast friends that I see once a year. We had RIF #1 on a stick thinking he wasn’t going to be there but he surprised us all! 

Well, I plodded through race walking this event and finished with 27.13 miles and I had the best time ever.


I’m not there to win, I’m there for the party! 

BUT if you ever hear me say I’m driving to Kentucky again slap me! 

RUTS !!!


My third time running Tun Under the Stars in Kentucky and it was my poorest effort! First year I ran 35 miles, then 31.5 then this year a solid 26.5 miles! 

It was all I had in my tank this year. To give me some credit it was 2 weeks post 50 mile trail race so there’s that! I did get to hang out with some pretty awesome people including Dallas Smith and the best RD ever Steve Durbin.


If you have to have any idea what the Barkley Marathon is you will know this guy, Laz ! Yes he wears a white button down dress shirt everywhere! 

This race for me is a reunion of all my Run It Fast friends that I see once a year. We had RIF #1 on a stick thinking he wasn’t going to be there but he surprised us all! 

Well, I plodded through race walking this event and finished with 27.13 miles and I had the best time ever.


I’m not there to win, I’m there for the party! 

BUT if you ever hear me say I’m driving to Kentucky again slap me! 

Buffalo Chicken Cloud Bread Sammie – Low Carb 

I love sammiches! I love carbs! I love gluten – but I’m trying to keep my diabetic daughter low carb so I’m on the bandwagon with her! 

I had leftover crockpot chicken ( which is perfect for shredding ) so I made this today! 

Buffalo Chicken Salad 


Pretty simple! 

I used about 2 cups of shredded chicken

1 celery stalk chopped

1 green onion chopped

4 tbsp Frank’s Buffalo Sauce

3 heaping tbsp Mayo

Mix!

Now you can eat this stuff on anything, celery sticks, crackers or low carb tortillas. 

I chose to eat it on my “oopsie” “cloud” bread I made last night – you can find the recipe Here 


Yum freakin oh! Here is the nutrional stats if you made 8 servings of just the sammich mix only. 

No carb “bread” 

Well son of a gun! I made no carb “oopsie” bread on the first attempt with SUCCESS!!! 

I’m trying to work on a Keto Low Carb plan for my Type 1 Diabetic daughter, her sugars are crazy lately so when this worked I was stoked!

I 100% found this recipe on Pinterest and this is what it consisted of 

3 eggs seperated

1/8 tsp Cream of Tartar

3 oz cream cheese 

Pinch of salt

In a large mixing bowl beat the egg whites and cream of tartar until super stiff, key is super stiff! 

In a seperate bowl beat the yolks, cream cheese and salt until mixed and softened.

Fold the yolk mixture into the whites, gently Do Not Over Mix

Line a baking pan with parchment paper and drop by big spoonful mounds on the pan. I made about 12 

Bake at 350 for about 15 – 20 min, keep an eye on them though 

TA FREAKING DA!!!!!

I’m going to eat these with butter, peanut butter, sugar free jam and use them as egg “mcmuffins” 

Holy cow! This is life changing for us. My little Type 1 is going to gobble these up ! 

Just Do You 

This is a story about a girl, a girl who decided while on a 14hr running journey, that life needs to be lived and loved. She decided that she no longer needs to fit any molds, categories or labels. 

I have made the very conscious desicion to just Do Me! Whatever the heck that means. I’ve realized that I allowed myself to be categorized into a “said group” . A food group, yes I loved being a vegan but during my Ultramarathon I started thinking about chicken and tuna. Like right outta nowhere I wanted a god damn piece of chicken. I may or may not have been hallucinating a little because of the heat lol. 

I started thinking about why I was a vegan and why did I eliminate food groups from my life. I was never one who fought the animal rights causes because I grew up with a ” hunter gatherer” father who every year provided us with deer and moose. 

I didn’t like the addition of chemicals to my foodsand genetically modified foods where a no no. But every time I got a coffee and tim’s and they didn’t have soy and I opted to add cream I was a “cheating” vegan! Oh my! 

I started to think I Do Not have to explain myself anymore. I just fucking ran 50 god damn miles in treacherous conditions so if I want a tuna sandwich or a piece of chicken I’m eating it dammit! 


Tonight I totally indulged in this Greek and Feta salad with chicken and the world didn’t fall apart. 

Today I started googling Low Carb High Fat lifestyles because I have a Type 1 Diabetic child who needs to live low carb. First thing I thought- oh god I’m attaching a label to her? No , from now on we eat to fuel , eat to live and eat to be merry because you only live once so might as well enjoy it. 

So basically this post is about Doing You and what is right for You, no one else. Indeed to get better about not labeling myself because the guilt of failing these labels is too much. 

The one label I’m still attaching to myself is SOBER! I’m 68 days booze free and I feel amazing! 

Do You 

Using the Gym for Recovery

*This post has been written as part of the GoodLife Blog Ambassador program. All opinions expressed are my own.
The gym is a really awesome place. This is somewhere that many things can happen. You can use it for growth, gains,strength and even recovery. 

After this weekends 50 mile trail race I will be using GoodLife Fitness for 1 purpose- Recovery! 

My goals for the next 2 weeks are to recover and feel good. 

I will be spinning, foam rolling and doing lots of yoga and stretching! Thank god my gym can handle all these things. I plan on popping by on my lunch breaks or between appointments so I can recover in a nice cool air conditioned facility. My body will thank me! 
How do you recover ? Let’s discuss 

Sulphur Springs 50 Miler Race Recap

Holy Crap!!!! 
I ran a 50 MILER! 

Since being injured in the fall I really wondered if this would come to fruition and it did, how? Sheer determination and never once letting my head tell me to quit. Which it tried, countless times while out there battling the heat and sun. 

So here is how it all went down 


415 am wake up, ate my typical pre race breakfast of oatmeal with PB and a large coffee. FYI. I always take Immodium the night before and morning of a race for you know which reasons why! 

Got to the site at Dundas Conservation Park by 530 and downed my banana. Nerves weren’t too bad and I had a great time talking to people. 

Gun time 6am… Here we go ! Loop 1 (20km) was awesome and I was pacing so well. Met up with local running legend Joe Cleary and finished that loop with him in 2:54

Stopped at camp to change out buffs and grab more Gu and Nuun … Hands started to swell a bit but overall I felt great. 

Loop 2 finished in 6:29 and went pretty well but the heat really picked up and I was hot! I knew I’d start losing time but I wasn’t concerned yet. I spent a lot of time alone on the trails but once the 50k runners were out there I saw more people. 

Loop 3 done 10:29.. Added on more time but the conditions were pretty rough. 30+ degree heat and the humidity was brutal. I heard at this point there were many DNF’s happening but there was no way in hell I wasn’t finishing this lap. I met a lot people who were congratulating me and I informed them with ” I still have one more lap” and they said “sorry for your luck” !!! Thanks guys! This loop I did a whole lot of praying, thanking those who from day 1 who believed in me and a shit load of singing . I sang all kinds of songs and I think I was a bit crazy. 

Then I climbed those damn 3 Sisters kill and gave them a big ole F U see ya next year bitches cuz I’m outta here wave! I had timed the distance to the last aid station at 16 minutes from the switch so as soon as I got there I knew I was in the home stretch! Then I knew the worst was yet to come – climbing that final hill for the 4th and last time . I knew I had less than 10 minutes and I was going to finish this! I had no time goals and the only thing I wanted was to finish but inside I knew I wanted 14 something hours. 


14:18 done!!! Officially !! 

Running Gives Me All The Feels

In my almost 46 years on this planet, I think I have finally found peace.

My life has changed quite significantly in the last 35 days and I feel really good. Step 1 was completely giving up all alcohol – yes beer! I know I know – I run for beer has been replaced with ” I run for the Feels” 

You see I needed focus in my life and I just didn’t have it. I was injured in the fall and had to be immobilized for 8 weeks and I hated it. I decided that I had to figure this out. What makes me happy. Running does! 

But!!!! I also figured out that I absolutely Do Not need to be better than anyone but the person I was before. I was that person who always compared myself to others “they are faster, they run farther, they are better” than me. Social media is a very strange place in that you can go there to find motivation and inspiration OR it can completely bring you down when you play the comparison game. 

After my injury, which I’m still plagued with, I realized that I’m a solid 10 min slower than I was before on any pace goals. So guess what? I decided I no longer needed pace goals! I needed finishing goals. My one and only job is to cross that line, grab my medal and feel all the feels. 

Another major decision I made was that I was not going to run any road races in 2016. Why? Mostly because I find them boring, there’s so many people and it hurts. My focus is now on conquering fears and distances the scare me. That happens in the ultra trail community. 

When I am out on the trails I find myself. I experience many emotions out there, some good some not so good but nowhere else makes me think and dig deep into my soul. 

Running in nature is so absolutely soul cleansing and when you have 10-24 hrs alone with your thoughts , things happen. I will conquer my first 50 miler this month at the Sulphur Springs trail race and I will not worry about my time or pace- I just want to finish. Then I’ll be satisfied.

I know that running is a ” to each his own” kind of sport which makes it even more awesome. Just remember to ” Do You” and don’t compare your end game to others. I will now always be a ” back of the pack” runner and that’s ok. I’m ok with that. 

Run For the Feels because 

Finishing is Winning! 

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