Meal Planning (2/22 – 2/28)

Pork Steaks in the Cast iron pan - Kohler Created

Our grilled “TBD” meal from Friday — hot wings! Our first week attempting to return to more diligent meal planning went great! We didn’t get a chance to try the interesting technique we found for spaghetti squash and meatballs because we ended up taking a rest day from the gym and just doing it all […]

Meal Planning (2/16 – 2/20)


One of my biggest takeaways from the Whole30/Nutrition Challenge is that I have kind of checked out on being involved in the meal planning for the past year. It wasn’t intentional. I went from the holidays, to pregnant and nauseated by the kitchen, to just being plain tired all the time, to having a baby […]

Week 3: Whole30/Nutrition Challenge

kaitlan eating cauliflower - Kohler Created

I ate my weight in salad and meat last week — and loved every minute of it. For me, being half-way through any challenge marks a shift in mindset from survival to planning ahead. I hit a rough patch about midway through the week, but when I came out on the other side (despite a […]

Vitamin D

Pork Butt - Kohler Created

A few random ditties from the weekend. We had an absolutely gorgeous weekend! After getting down into the negatives last week, it got to nearly 70 on Saturday! We got outside and took a really long walk. Kaitlan is officially old enough for the front-facing attachment on the stroller — and she LOVES it. She […]

Week 2: Whole30/Nutrition Challenge

bacon-wrapped pineapple - Kohler Created

Week 2 feels much calmer than week 1, isn’t that always the case? While it still wasn’t perfect, I feel more motivated because I’m feeling the results. And I think I know why. We were having a discussion on our Challenge Facebook group and one of our members hit my biggest issue on the head: […]

Week 1: Whole30/Nutrition Challenge

Whole30/Nutrition Challenge: Week 1 - Kohler Created

Well — it didn’t go as I hoped, but I’ve managed to do okay, mostly thanks to Neil’s cooking. We kind of went into this week on the fly because we are finally fixing the storm damage to our ceiling and as a result didn’t get a lot of planning/prep in. Additionally Kaitlan and I […]

Preparing for your Whole30/Nutrition Challenge


Hey everyone! So last week I wrote about our Whole30 Challenge coming up at the gym, and I wanted to give you a little bit of an update! After writing my post, I talked to a few more members and they were in kind of a similar “life” place that I was with Whole30. They […]

The 2015 Kind-of Whole30

2015 Kind-of Whole30 - Kohler Created

Above: Paleo Beef and Winter Veggie Stew Is there such a thing as a diet challenge cop out? Every year, CrossFit Fringe undertakes the Whole30 Challenge. I help orchestrate, so of course it seems only fitting that I too step up to the plate — literally. (Here are a few of our adventures in Whole30 from […]

Cast iron procrastinators

Cast Iron Pizza Crust Recipe - Kohler Created

We survived the holidays! By the time they end every year, I am just so ready to resume routine. Even though I was a little sad to take down our tree and say goodbye to our baby’s first Christmas, I am so happy things are back to normal! Our New Year’s was expectedly low-key. We […]


Burritos - Kohler Created

Look, it’s baby’s first Christmas tree! We were only one string of lights short, which Neil was running out to grab when this picture was taken. Despite the fact that she’s looking the other way, she LOVES looking at the tree. I hate that it’s always Wednesday or Thursday before I clear my plate enough […]