Real Food + Back Pain Freedom

I’ve had back issues since rowing in college so needless to say, I’m no stranger to lower back pain.  I’ve had countless MRI’s, physical therapists, chiropractors, and massage therapists in my life, all accompanied by chronic pain.  Only about half of this has to do with my body, and the other half is undoubtedly linked…

Energy Refuel: meals + sweats

Day 2 & 3 of 28 were the roughest of all.  I was craving everything that I couldn’t have and nothing that I could.  The amazing thing is that most of the meals are not that far off from how we normally eat, so it was really the little things and the sweetness of coffee and…

Day 1 of Real Food Freedom

Captain’s log: Day 1. The 28 day challenge began for us on Monday.  Cutting out the few ‘food’ ingredients that were off plan wasn’t the challenge (well, not really), it was the loss of half and half in my coffee and any potential thought of a glass of wine that nearly brought me down in…

Snow Days are to Be Celebrated, By Cooking.

This week Charlottesville (and certain randomly selected pockets of the east coast) got hit with a one day blizzard.  In 24 hours the skies dropped slightly over a foot of snow, effectively causing a state of emergency and shutting down the town.  Oh yeah, and 60K residents lost power for days. While most of the…

Charlotte Recap: sweats + eats

After we finished sweating out the friday night branding celebrations at Fight Gone MAD, and after we kicked off the prelude to our ‘Real Food Freedom’ at Cristina’s ’28 to Life’ seminar, Dar and I beelined to Whole Foods immediately to feed our own personal hunger games.  In the spirit of keeping things in line…

28 to LIFE w/ Fight Gone MAD

This past week has been chaotic, to say the least, thanks both to some unpredictable travel plans, and some focused time with our friends from Fight Gone MAD. Since announcing their franchising plans, the FGMad team spent some time with Carrie, the creator of Pink Toast Ink, to give a little extra juice to the…