Butt Cheeks and Brussels Sprouts

This is who I want to be when I grow up…


I just thought you should know.

On Sunday I did a typical crossfit session with my husband and I’ve been hobbling ever since. I grunt every time I move. It’s not very attractive but I can’t help it, it’s involuntary.

I’ve tried to go for a couple of runs  since then to workout the kinks and it literally felt like I was trying to run while holding an object between my butt cheeks.

(For the record, I’ve never actually run with anything in between my butt cheeks but if I ever did this is what I imagined it would look like.)

Other than that crossfit workout and a few runs I haven’t done much else. Penelope has been super sick with a stomach bug so I’ve spent the past week marinating in her vomit. The consolation prize came in the form of endless snuggles. Over night my little tornado was transformed into a volcano and although I could pass on the midnight bath time-sheet changing sessions I still enjoyed the cuddling. Oh how I love that cuddling!

She finally turned a corner the other day and I was so excited at the prospect of getting a good night’s sleep but it didn’t happen. She finally stopped getting sick everywhere but she still refused to sleep last night. So now I’m left exhausted with unusually sore butt cheeks. My butt really has nothing to do with being so tired but the combination is really starting to get on my nerves. Seriously, why am I so sore???

Today I went for a long walk’n talk with a friend and headed over to the farmer’s market afterward. In my sleep deprived state I decided to buy a big hulking bunch of brussels sprouts because I thought it looked cool.


I’ve been known to buy worse things when this tired so I won’t beat myself up too much. However, I’m not entirely sure I even like brussels sprouts. The only time I eat them is when I have the Kale Chopped Salad Maple-Almond Vinaigrette from Iowa Girl Eats… which is roughly three times a week. I seriously LOVE that salad but the brussels sprouts aren’t really the main ingredient. It would take a million of these salads to get through that huge bunch.


Other than that salad I haven’t really eaten brussels sprouts before. The truth is, I don’t really like vegetables. Or at least I didn’t think I did. Then I started experimenting and something sort of clicked. I actually kind of crave them now but I’m still picky about them. The fact that I force myself to eat vegetables and therefore force my family to eat vegetables is proof that I am well on my way to growing up.

Now, if only I could hike up my leg and rest it on a random metal box on the side of the road… 

Before we go on I think we need to take a moment to acknowledge the fact that I have transitioned from talking about squeezing things between my butt cheeks, to marinating in vomit and on to food. I just want you to know that I know this is entirely inappropriate but it’s something I tend to do. It’s also the 158th reason why I will NEVER be a food blogger. However, I am a weight loss blogger and shit happens (literally) and when it does I still have to eat, preferably healthy stuff. So… there you go. Shall we move on?

Now, what was I talking about?

Right… brussels sprouts. I haven’t tried any of these recipes yet so there is no telling whether I’ll like them or not but they look pretty yummy.

1. Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Fig Balsamic Dressing


2. Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Gold Raisins


3. Sweet Potato and Brussels Skillet


I am actually pretty excited about trying these recipes. Which may be proof that I need to get out more… or that I need to take a nap.

 What is your favorite fall vegetable and how do you prepare it?

P.S. Here is a list of the health benefits of eating brussels sprouts. It’s confirmed… I need to get out more 😉