so i’m a food store snob. what are ya gonna do – right?
here’s the thing.
my go-to food store for weekly meal planning, shopping, etc is trader joe’s – it wasn’t always this way – before i discovered the three trader joe’s within 15 minutes driving distance from me – and the gloriousness of the products there – i used to be a pathmark, walbaums, stop & shop kind of girl
those food stores are ex-haust-ING.
i realized this weekend – well really just today – that i would rather weed through the crazy, unmanageable & hectic trader joe’s parking lots then drive to one of these large and in charge, way too many choices, crazy coupon clipping people giant supermarkets and do my shopping there
yes. i am a food store snob.
i dramatically thought “WHAT THE HELL am i going to do” when super storm sandy took out one of our local TJs for a couple of months
i mean “now there are only going to be two within driving distance – and that’s not mentioning the one in brooklyn that is 7 minute walking distance from my office”
but i just can’t – i just can’t handle the big food stores
too many choices, too many people, too many misleading prices, & compare this with that.
trader joe’s – so dependable, so easy.
i go in – i know what i want – i get it – occasionally throw something new in my cart – and hey i even get to enter a ‘bring your own bag’ raffle for a gift certificate there – which i happened to tell the friendly worker there today that some day i will win – i mean i’m there enough – doesn’t that get me bonus points?
i digress. i love trader joe’s. and i think to myself on a frequent basis – where in the world would i shop if it wasn’t for good old TJs.
and some how – some way – i’ve got it down to magic where i end up spending the same amount of money there every week. i don’t think i could do that elsewhere.
i bet you can’t get love cookies at waldbaums…
it’s looking like this valentines day it’s gonna be that box of cookies & me. but that’s a post for a different day – no?
breakfast this AM.
2 1/2 to 3 ingredient paleo pancake
- a tiny sweet potato i found sitting in my fridge that needed to be used (skin included)
- 3/4 cup canned pumpkin
- a heaping scoop of unsweetened coconut flakes
- 2 eggs & 2 egg whites
- more cinnamon & pumpkin pie spice than your bowl can handle
mix mix mix all of the ingredients together! don’t you dare leave out that skin – it’s one of the best parts of the pancake!
cook in a GIANT pancake shape on a skillet – probably about 5 minutes per side – be patient or your pancake will fall apart.
dress up to your desired likings
i was indecisive this morning so i went halfsies with coconut butter & halfsies with almond butter
for the record – i couldn’t feel my armpits for two days after thursday’s WOD
part 1: 20 minutes get to your 3-rep max of power cleans
i got to 3 reps with 75lbs – i’m struggling with these bitches like a mother effer! i can’t get a good jump shrug – advice is MUCH needed.
part 2: which left my armpits & chest on fire for 3 days
- 50 pushups (hand release)
- 20 goblet squats (35lbs)
- 40 pushups
- 20 goblet squats
- 30 pushups
- 20 goblet squats
- 20 pushups
- 20 goblet squats
- 10 pushups
i finished up in 14:41 and i did my pushups on my knees (weaaaaaaaaaaaksauce –> i can’t do chest to the ground regular pushups yet!) and i used a 35lb kettlebell – this was a freaking KILLER workout – it doesn’t seem like it like oh pushups and squats – no problem – well thats 150 hand release pushups & 80 goblet squats. WAH.
as for the power cleans i’m still working on these – and still debating if i want to hit up open gym this afternoon at 4PM – you know – because of my box insecurities (right now it’s a debate between open gym & pedicures…)
i can’t believe it’s been a week since i’ve posted!
love to love you <3