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Workout Clothes to your Door!

Awhile ago I shared with you my newfound love of stitchfix. I am a huge fan of these monthly “boxes” that are available lately for anything from vitamins, to food, to clothes. I’ve been debating signing up for PV Body for awhile now. I keeping seeing some other fabulous bloggers review their box from them and wanted more and more to try it out. When PV Body offered to send me a sample of a monthly box I immediately agreed. Those of you who know me know that I am rarely in “normal” clothes and almost always in workout clothes. Case in point: I currently have 2 pairs of jeans and 6 pairs of black lululemon pants.

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How did it work?? I filled out a brief survey on my clothing preferences and sizing needs and PV body shipped me out a workout top and bottom to try. If you sign up for PV Body every month they will send you a new top and bottom from their collection of brands and personalize it to your preferences. For 49.95 a month your top and bottom are shipped to you for free and you can try it on and decide to keep the two pieces or return them.

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The verdict: I loved it! They sent me leggings that fit perfect and a long sleeve top that was very similar to a swiftly from Lululemon, which is my all time favorite top for working out in. I found it pretty awesome that two of my favorite workout pieces came to me all from a simple survey. They got my style perfectly and I am in love with the light blue color of the top. I can’t wait to wear them to CrossFit. I also loved how simple the pieces were  as I am not a fan of very fancy or detailed workout pieces. I’m also impressed by the price seeing as a typical pair of workout pants are usually over $50.00 and tops usually average around just that much so to get two pieces for one is great.

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Most awesome was the shiny pink package everything came in!

You can find PV Body on facebook at and on Twitter @pvbody and sign up here!

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Not sold yet??? You can sign up through me and get 20% off of your order! Here’s the link!

Disclaimer: pv.Body contacted and provided me with a complimentary outfit for review and an affiliate link. All opinions are my own! 

What’s your favorite workout clothing??? Have you tried PV Body before?

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Peppermint Chocolate Chip Sugar Cookies

Happy National Candy Cane Day! I wasn’t quite sure what I could make Paleo to celebrate National candy cane so I decided to go with a gluten free recipe instead. Besides, my sister always approves of my gluten free recipes more than the Paleo ones, and her opinion counts! Even though Christmas has passed, which I can’t believe, the year flew by, doesn’t mean we can’t still celebrate with holiday flavors. I always used to be so sad with the  end of the holidays when I was younger. It meant I was back to school and counting down to February vacation. Now it just means that we are a bit closer to summer and have a lot of snow and cold weather ahead. Yuck! This means I make sure to really pay attention to my mood and how I’m doing. When I feel a case of the “winter blues” coming I make sure to take extra good care of myself. Some ideas…

  • Planning a trip or vacation (even if it’s just a weekend)
  • Work on a project (cleaning my closet, decorating a room, organizing my kitchen, etc…)
  • Cozying up with the puppy in my comfiest sweatpants and watching a movie
  • Extra naps
  • Making time for CrossFit and dance classes when I need it
  • Going shopping
  • Extra manicures and pedicures
  • Lots of time with friends and family

peppermint chocolate chip sugar cookies

Ingredients: 

  • 1/2 cup sweet white sorghum flour
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot starch
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. xanthan gum
  • dash of salt
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup agave (can sub honey or maple syrup here)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp. pure peppermint extract
  • 1/4 cup enjoy life mini chocolate chips
  • 5 peppermint candies (check the label and make sure they’re gluten free)

Directions: 

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a mixing bowl combine your flours, arrowroot starch, baking soda, xanthan gum, and salt.
  3. Next add in your applesauce, agave, and egg mixing well.
  4. Add in the vanilla and peppermint extract.
  5. Lastly fold in your chocolate chips and crushed peppermint candies.
  6. Drop onto a greased baking sheet in 1/2 tbs. sized portions.
  7. Bake 10-12 minutes.

Makes 12 cookies

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gluten free peppermint chocolate chip cookie

Anyone else suffer from the “winter blues”?? What are some things you can do to make yourself feel comfy and happy?

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The time I followed a diet for a day.

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Today I want to talk to you about something I know all too well. Diets. We’ve all tried them. Some work. Some don’t. Some are temporary. Some feel permanent. I no longer follow diets. In fact I have point blank shunned the word from my radar! So let me tell you about the time I stopped dieting for good.

I really wanted to lose weight. This was no different than any other time but this time I really wanted to and not just for looks. I wanted to improve at CrossFit. So why not try the Zone diet? A lot of CrossFitters follow it and it works for them so why not for me? Well here’s what happened. Day one went well. I was hungry but commited. By the end of the night I was starving. I stuck to my guns and begrudgingly ate my apple with cinnamon. I went to bed early hoping my hunger would disappear with sleep. Well it didn’t work. I woke up hungry in the night. Couldn’t sleep. Woke up grouchy the next morning starving. I ate my eggs and squash just wondering how anyone does this. CrossFit was rough. My energy was just not there. Why you ask. Well the nutritionist in me knew it was the less than 1200 calorie day I had eaten the day before but the CrossFitter in me wanted me to fight through. Let me tell you something your body will always win and I know this. That night, day 2 of the zone, I was getting ready for dinner and all I wanted was chocolate and bread. Dramatic I know. Then I thought about it. How could I make these veggies more appealing? It wasn’t to zone them out, measure them and coat them in an evenly measured teaspoon of olive oil. It wasn’t what I wanted. So I did something. I gave myself permission to eat the veggies but to have them anyway I liked. Magically I suddenly craved the veggies. I roasted them, my favorite way to eat them. I sprinkled them with sea salt and pepper. Drizzled a tiny bit of melted grass fed butter and sprinkled with parmesan cheese. Perfection. Not Zone but Perfect. Just what I wanted and I ate my veggies. Had I gone on with the Zone I probably would have lasted another few days starving then gotten majorly too hungry and eaten too much. Just another drastic cycle I needed to end. This was the last “diet” I ever followed and I am proud of it.

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The Veggies in All Their Glory! 

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Do you “diet”? Why do you feel like you need to? How do they turn out for you??? Which ones have you tried? 

Happy non dieting!

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What I Did Wednesday

Happy Wednesday! I am just a bit too excited that WIAW happens to fall on the day after Christmas this year. I will be at Zumba this morning and CrossFit WODing this afternoon but before I get to my workouts I wanted to share with you what a typical Prestejohn/Sementelli Christmas looks like over at my house! Unfortunately though I ended up with one picture of food from the day and  a ton of random fun pictures from my Dad. So instead of daily eats. You’re getting the day in a life of Christmas with my family. and I didn’t realize it until posting these pictures, but you’re getting Sophie’s view on her very first Christmas. She loved it! Enjoy!

Since before I can remember Christmas day has been celebrated at my parents house and I can’t imagine it any other way! The morning started early and Sophie was a little too excited about all the wrapping paper! She especially enjoyed tissue paper.

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Sophie got dressed in her Christmas dress….

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and our family arrived. She loves my Nana!

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The table before…

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and after. Filled with us! My dad is missing because he was taking the picture.

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Present time. No clue why I had the random smile on face. Sophie’s missing from this picture but my guess is she was off eating wrapping paper somewhere.

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Sisters. Two of my most favorite people ever (Sophie’s too)! My Mom and Aunt.

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 Awesome. My Aunt Geri. Love her.

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Dessert. Trust me we had way more than this but this is all I got a picture of. Chocolate filled strawberries. Idea thanks to pinterest.

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Sweats time. For me anyway. We were wrecked and definitely look it my this point! Sophie and her cousin Cooper were too.

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 See you next year!

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How was your Christmas? Best thing you did yesterday??? 

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