Wednesday Quirks #2

crazydriversIt’s Wednesday and we are more than halfway done with the normal work week! So I have my Wednesday workout and another weird list for you… Speaking of weird, we had a car go through the fence at our apartment complex today. I think there was a police chase involved, but I could be wrong. Regardless, the roads were wet and the fence and brick columns definitely stopped this guy… That’s car #2 in less that 12 months, in nearly the same spot (the last one was Thanksgiving morning really early, around 5 AM). It’s crazy how bad people can drive in this city,- the drivers are scary sometimes, even though I love Atlanta.. Anyways, it’ll be a quick post tonight – workout first:

fsquatWednesday Workout – mostly lower body to build that booty for HUMP DAY!

  • 1 mile walk to the gym & Kettlebell swing warm-up w/35 lb kettlebell
  • Barbell warm-up followed by Front Squats – 95×10,105×8,115×8, 125×6, 135×5, 145×3, 145×3 then a quick every minute on the minute for 5 minutes with 135×3 followed by a cooldown with decreasing front squat weights.
  • Deadlift 135×6, 145×6, 145×5 (mostly to give the hamstrings some easy work) followed by TRX single-leg lunges

My workout was followed by a steak burrito bowl from Moes (thanks to my husband) with all of the fixings, including guacamole <3


 

So I figured I’d stick with my weird theme for Wednesday’s so far an give you another list of some of my weird tendencies/habits…errr… gifts. 🙂

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  • I talk to my plants, like when I water them… especially when I am home alone.
  • I’m blind in my right eye (my brain doesn’t like to use it) and constantly run into things on my right side.
  • Despite that, I am a freakishly good shot with rubber bands.
  • The first time I saw the Count Censored video, I almost peed myself laughing. I have a terrible sense of humor. (warning: explicit language…)
  • Did I mention my obsession with dolphins before?phinsdraw

What “weirdnesses” do you have? (See, I made a new word!)

-HD

 

20 Questions Tuesday

060215sunsetGood evening!

Can we take a moment to admire the gorgeousness of the sunset in Midtown Atlanta, tonight? Alright, done? Good! So I found a fun 20 Questions survey that I thought would be fun to share. Hope you enjoy!

1) What is one of your favorite ways to spend a Saturday?

  • playing soccer games!
  • working out with Jeremy (love our buddy workouts)
  • reading by the pool in the summer

2) List your top three favorite TV shows.

  • The Vikings (History Channel)
  • Archer
  • Family Guy

3) Would you rather be in pictures or take them?

Take them, but it’s fun when someone else has the camera every once in a while. I always forget to get photos of Jeremy & I when we are out.

4) Why do you blog?

It gives me a place to put some of my creative energy to use, and I can both keep track of & share the things I try with people who may be interested!

5) Share five websites that you visit regularly…

  • Suppversity
  • WordPress hah
  • Weather channel (does the phone app count?)
  • Pulse reader
  • Facebook

6) If you could have lunch with one two persons from your Twitter list who would it be? 😉

@ProfDrAndro – Adel Moussa of Suppversity. A genius regarding things fitness & nutrition.

also … Ingrid Visser (@orcaingrid) – she researches & swims with the killer whales in New Zealand

7) List a few of your favorite snacks.

  • organic cream top yogurts, especially from Kalona
  • candied ginger
  • beef jerky
  • Quest bars

8 ) Do you have a pet? If so, what kind?My brother's German Shepherd

My husband counts, I swear! We don’t, but one day when we have the space and a yard, I’d love a German Shepherd like my brother’s.

9) Which three material possessions would you struggle to live without?

Cintiq tablet, my Canon Digital Rebel, and mascara.

10) What’s your favorite drink?

Kombucha and Hot teas of all sorts. Alcoholic? Beer – I enjoy a good craft beer (like Dogfish Head Indian Brown – one of my favorites)

dinner_05021511) Do you enjoy cooking?

Yes, but my cooking tends to be random and experimental! (for example, my dinner of taco seasoned ground lamb, red lentil/rice/quinoa mash, guac, plantain chips, and stir fried okra. haha. (Pictured Left)

12) Do you have children?

None, but plan to in the future. Continue reading

Weekend Recap: Atlanta Food & Wine Festival

atl_afwf2015The Atlanta Food & Wine Festival was this weekend and I had the opportunity to attend the Saturday classes and explore the tasting tents for some of the best food (& booze) I’ve ever had… It’s such an insanely perfect experience for any foodie (and don’t worry, I got over 16,000 steps in throughout my day) 😉

A recap of AFWF2015!

On Saturday, I got to attend three classes that were held at the Loew’s Hotel in beautiful Midtown, Atlanta:bbq (2)
  • At 10 AM I attended the Leftover BBQ
    talk by Chris Lilly, owner of Big Bob Gibson BBQ in Decatur, Alabama. This was definitely a change of pace from my typical breakfast but so so good.

Pictured is the BBQ smoked chicken salad, smoked pork shoulder tortilla with Serrano pepper coleslaw, & BBQ gumbo. 

The smoked bbq chicken salad was phenomenal, but both the BBQ gumbo and smoked pork shoulder tortilla were delicious, too! You can read more about Chris Lilly here: http://atlfoodandwinefestival.com/talent/alabama/chris-lilly/

  • IMG_20150530_180750The 11:30 presentation was Trash Fish: A Chef’s Treasure, presented by  Bryan CaswellKevin Johnson & PJ StoopsThis was my favorite presentation by topic, especially with my interest and background in marine biology. The presenters did a wonderful job promoting seafood sustainability, and emphasized that the by-catch from the fishing industry, or “trash fish,” can be equally delicious (or MORE so) and 20150530_121042 (2)comparable to the “crowd pleasing” fish like halibut, salmon, and red snapper. I also loved the unique dishes, especially the fried fish skins and bones (using the whole animal, no waste! pictured above). The fried fish tails (pictured right) were surprisingly succulent & also incredible. 
 
  • Fact v. Fi(sh)tion, presented by Derek Emerson, Spike Gjerde & Ryan Prewitt, was the final presentation before I headed out to the tasting tents. These guys were also big on seafood sustainability and building relationships with the fishers and guys selling oyster_afwf2015you their hard-earned seafood, and the dishes did not disappoint. We started off with sustainable farmed oysters (SEX DRIVE UP) while the chefs cooked up snapper, filling the room with the most mouthwatering aromas. For the first time I tried a whole fried soft shelled crab (incredible but not pictured), and I was completely surprised that you could eat the entire crab, even the claws! The red snapper (also not pictured)was finally served on a bed of  at the end of the presentation, and was to die for! Unfortunately, because the presentation had run a bit late, Jeremy and I had to bolt out to catch my family in the line for the tasting tents.
To read more about the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival, and all of the chefs, staff, sponsors, and talents that made the event possible, please feel free to visit their homepage: http://atlfoodandwinefestival.com/ !

 Weekend Link Out – some research I think you should read!

Delayed Umbilical Cord Clamping May Benefit Children Years Later The World Health Organization has endorsed waiting to clamp the umbilical cord for at least one minute after a baby is born. – I thought that this would be worth the share, especially for mothers to be.

“One Egg per Day Improves Inflammation when 052015_greenegg1Compared to an Oatmeal-Based Breakfast without Increasing Other Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in Diabetic Patients”

“Eat Whole Eggs All Day and Throw Your Statins Away? 375x Increased Dietary Cholesterol Intake From Eggs Reduces Visceral Fat & Promotes Healthy Cholesterol Metabolism” – A throwback article from my favorite nutrition and exercise research scientist, Adel Moussa, creator of my favorite resource, Suppversity.

had to share more egg love^ It’s no secret that I love my eggs.

 Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!
What did you think of the articles/links?
Any plans for the week!?
-HD
PS: Happy Say Something Nice Day! No really, take the time to show someone that you appreciate them, say something kind to your family… and a stranger.