Thursday, November 21, 2013

Why I Buy Organic

I know I know... " Ashley organic is a scam, how can it organic, and organic is such a gimmick and so expensive how can you afford to eat like that.. " I know...



Well I can afford to eat organic because of videos like this...Be Aware that this video is VERY DISTURBING and very GRAPHIC. I couldn't watch any more than 10 seconds of the video.

Any food that requires the vicious slaughtering of animals is just not right. I know that some will think I am hypocritical because no I am not a vegetarian and yes I like my meat but that is the food cycle. I eat beef from cows that graze and eat grass, not genetically created corn so that they bloat and grow to be massive, same for for chicken, and pigs.

I know where my food comes from and I know that the people who prepare them for me do so in a way that doesn't torture the animal and gets to me the best fresh way possible. I am a big believer in you get what you put in. So if your eating gross meat washed with ammonia from an animal that eat created corn products then your not going to feel the best or get the best nutrition.

I don't know much and while I veer on and off this Paleo track and try new things, I always eat organic and grass fed meats from local farmers.

If you don't believe me.... then watch FoodInc. and it will change your life!!!



XO,
Ash

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Music Soothes My Soul

Tuesdays Are the BEST DAYS EVER!!!

Want to know why because it's the day when new albums drop. Last week one of my favorites had there album drop.
Yep that is right! Lady Gaga's Art pop album dropped and I really like a lot of the songs. Some of them are a bit artistic but I love the beats and the catchy verses.

This week, YESTERDAY the Daughtry album dropped! Baptized!!!!
Food for Thought:

Tonight Mike wanted a stir-fry so I stopped at the store and picked up some rice noodles, gluten free soy sauce, peppers and onions, and some chicken. The meal came together pretty quickly I quickly and it wasn't that many ingredients and still super yummy!

After dinner I hopped on the computer to get some work done. I also played a little Daughtry for Mike and he seemed to like the album. I think it's a little soft for him, but I think he enjoyed it, I know I did.

XO,
Ash

-How's your week going?

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Lunch Box Supplement Note? WTF Mate

So how is everyone today? Good... Awesome... So I am about to step of into a world of rant because I just can't believe my eyes. So I was drinking my coffee and perusing the internet when I stumbled across this terribly dumb article.


Two of the reasons I would never want to live in Cananda

Politicians like Rob Ford 

AND 

School Boards like this one... Who clearly aren't SMART

I am not yet a parent but I have been doing alot of research and I plan on raising my kids in a more Paleo-ish kind of lifestyle. So that being said if I had one child and I fed my kids based on the paleo lifestyle it would cost me $900 ($5.00 x 180 school days) and the school district would be feeding my child foods that I would have otherwise been trying to avoid. This is just CRAZY to me... This school should be in the same ring of crazy as the woman who told kids that they are too fat for Halloween Candy...


The point is they have this all wrong. My "imaginable" child may have a gluten tolerant. Missing a grain is not the end of the world, and if they were trying to be healthy Ritz Crackers would not be on my list. The fact that it's 2013 and this is the "NEW" thing is scary. I think a lunch consisting of meat, potatoes, milk, carrots, and orange is a pretty healthy lunch. I as an adult would be quite full and fueled for the day. 

 What are your thoughts? Should schools tell us what to eat and how much? What would you do if you got this note in the mail? Better yet, what was the cafeteria serving that day? 

Food for thought!!!

XO, 
Ash

Friday, November 15, 2013

Freaky Friday


Hey Guys!!!
I am still super sore from Wednesdays work out! Last night I took it easy and just stretched a little and just had a relaxing night. Mike and I made wings for dinner and they were so yummy! My trick is to grill or bake them and they come out crispy and perfect every time... I also ONLY buy my wings from Whole Foods. Better food better fuel!!

We tossed them lightly in Franks Red Hot sauce and also some crazy ghost chili and habenero sauce. I ate one wing. It was yummy and definitely HOT. 
Random Thought for our Freaky Friday-
Would you do 30 squats in front of a machine in a Subway instead of paying for your fare? Check out this story?
 
I think this is awesome and I feel like it is something that we over look. It's so easy to hop on the elevator rather then walk that flight of stairs but a little movement in the day can make all the difference.
I would totally do this for a free ride.. and just think how much money you would save and pounds you would loose and strength you would get if you did this everyday for a month....

XO,
Ash

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Peanut Butter and Banana's!!!

I am back to my old favorite breakfast... Banana's and Teddie Peanut Butter!! If you are looking for a quick and healthy and filling breakfast you can't get any easier than this. When I am in a rush and my tummy is rumbling I just grab a couple scoops of peanut butter in a Tupperware container and throw a banana in my bag, grab a spoon and in two minutes I am out the door. Then you just throw the banana in either by slicing it or just breaking it into peices with your hand and Voila! Breakfast is ready...
I was in a rush this morning. I snoozed longer than I wanted to and I got up a bit late. I wanted to make breakfast but I just didn't have time. I do love this breakfast though! It yummy and filling and it takes me some time to eat it which is perfect! Keeps me eating longer and fuller longer. Sipping a lovely coffee with So Delicious Creamer :)

Last night while my yummy pork chops cooked I worked out...
8 Rounds for Time
This totally kicked my butt and I am super duper sore today!!! Wonder what crazy work-out I will do tonight... I am thinking some serious stretching is in order as well!

Twirling is in full swing and I love it! I love learning new routines and I totally love the team! So happy to be back with my family!!! Hopefully we will get to compete with my old team sometime this year!!!
How are you guys doing?
XO,
Ash