Have you ever thought about how wasteful water fountains are? I have.

Fried ice cream doesn’t make sense in my mind. So I made up my own version. Because I can. And I can rant about random stuff. Like this crap below. I’m warning you, I’m on a soap box right now.

I want to talk to you about something. Just because I like to talk about feelings. Because I have a lot of them. It’s just something that has been looming on mind for a couple of months now. I think it’s absolutely crazy how much things can change in a year’s time. How much relationships can change. How much a mind can change. And how much a body can change. This time last year, I was training incredibly hard to try to make it to the CrossFit Games. Well, even though I did not make it that far, I placed 8th in Regionals in the Southwest, and did so by gaining almost 20lbs to be able to stand a fighting chance. Not that I meant to, but I somehow did. With lots of training and lots of workouts.

But after Regionals ended and I injured myself a couple times, I had to take a step back. I stopped doing the prescribed weights in workouts, I started resting more than I had in the past two years, and I started looking into more goals I had. More things I wanted to accomplish. More things I wanted to do. These injuries made me take a step back and look at my life. It made me stop and think about what JULI wanted instead of what other people wanted.

And when I took that step back, I noticed that I hadn’t been happy for a while. I wasn’t comfortable in my own skin. And for me, that is very important. I started competing because it made me happy. And made me confident. I never cared if I did poorly, I never worried about not finishing a workout. I just tried my hardest and tried to smile through it. But when disappointment began to appear on others faces, I knew it was absolutely time for me to take a step back. I never want my performance in the gym to disappoint someone. That is not why I work out. I work out to better myself. To improve myself physically and mentally. Not to upset someone because I didn’t do all my wall balls unbroken. Or because I didn’t set a PR.

This has been a hard thing for me to come to terms with. I haven’t wanted to admit it, but I don’t want to compete right now. I don’t want to train to the point that I’m spending hours in the gyms, aching constantly, and gaining 15-20lbs to be able to keep up with the amazing CrossFit ladies in my Region. That’s not what I want nor is it what my body wants. And since I’ve stopped training to my max every day, I feel better. Even though I’ve lost a ton of strength and endurance, I’m happier. I feel better in my own skin and I’m finally not crying on a regular basis because I was unhappy with how I looked. Yeah, I cried because of that. No fun. I’m an emotional mess without that crap on my mind.

But I want to make one thing clear. I LOVE CrossFit. CrossFit is one of the biggest things in my life. It’s absolutely changed my life. I have a CrossFit tattoo on my ribcage for gosh sakes. It’s really changed me and how I look at things. I set goals differently because of CrossFit. I see food differently because of CrossFit. I view health differently because of CrossFit. If I didn’t know CrossFit, I wouldn’t know me.

But this year, in 2013, I’m doing what will make me happy. And that means eating fried ice cream. My version, of course.

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Banana Fried Ice Cream

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For the ice cream

For the toppings


  1. Place 2 cans of coconut milk in a medium saucepan along with the honey, cinnamon, almond butter, vanilla extract, and salt.
  2. Add saucepan to medium heat and mix well until well combined.
  3. Once mixture is well combined and smooth, put in freezer until completely cooled.
  4. When the mixture is cooled, add to your ice cream maker and turn on.
  5. When your ice cream has almost completely thickened, place a small skilletover medium heat and add your coconut butter and bananas.
  6. Then add the cinnamon, coconut sugar, and a pinch of salt to the pan.
  7. Mix around in pan and cook until bananas are caramelized and soft.
  8. Top bananas on ice cream and sprinkle with a bit more coconut sugar.
  9. Eat. Emotionally eat.

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  1. SherryS says:

    This is your BEST post I have read! I, too LOVE crossfit. I, too have backed off and am finally finding a happy balance. Not everyone is happy about it, but I have a life outside of the box, and love myself just as much.
    Thanks for your recipes and especially for sharing your experiences!

  2. Zach says:

    You know who else seas food differently… Red Lobster. Sorry couldn’t help myself (I’m not sorry at all).

    1. juli says:

      you’re the best human ever

  3. Dorothy says:

    Just made this and the whole family emotionally ate! Wonderful!

  4. eric says:

    Thank you for writing about your struggles with XFit and the decision you made. I am going through the same realization with mountain biking right now, been doing it for 25 years (and I’m only 38!), and over the last few years it just isn’t as much fun for me anymore. At this point I am doing it just to keep my riding “friends” off my back and live up to the reputation & lifestyle I have built around it. You verbalized exactly what I am feeling. So many other things I *want* to do and experience, but I focus on the same 1 thing I always have because it’s a matter of habit, not necessarily enjoyment. Thanks for giving me something to chew on (both mentally and physically!).

  5. Ashleigh says:

    This looks amazing! I am not able to do dairy anymore after completing the whole30 and I am still looking to comply with a paleo lifestyle. I can’t wait to try this.

  6. Carrie says:

    You are the BEST!! I love all of your posts and I want to live next door to you :)m, no I’m not a creeper hahaha. You are awesome!

  7. Caitlin says:

    I made just the ice cream and served it on hot sweet potatoe brownies. SO GOOD. I’m so glad you blog

  8. michelle says:

    How long are you supposed to keep the mixture in the ice cream maker? When I made ice cream before going Paleo, it was about 20 minutes. I let my ice cream maker run an hour and it was cold milk and not at all thickened. I also questioned the amount of cinnamon, but followed the recipe. It seemed overly cinnamon-y too me.

    1. juli says:

      Every ice cream maker is different so just keep it in there until the mixture has thickened. Not sure why it wouldn’t have thickened. And I’m sorry about the cinnamon, I love a crap ton of it