What makes your heart sing?
I want to help people; I believe that I always have. That desire shaped a lot of the choices that I've made, and what I chose to do to keep the lights on. Really, it wasn't even about keeping the lights on, it was just doing right, and that felt good.
I still want to help people, but in a different way. The old way has lost some of its luster and shine, and honestly, sometimes it just hurts too much. It has made my heart heavy, and my thoughts cold. Not all of the time, but enough for me to know that carrying all of this weight all of the time is not all together good for me, and not for the people that I care for and who care for me.
Ever since my children were born, who along with my wife, are by far God's greatest gift to me, we have a ritual in my little family. My wife started it, and it is a beautiful thing. After bedtime stories, we talk to each other about our favorite part of the day, and after that, we take turns saying our prayers.
My oldest son is fifteen, and for nearly a decade and a half, I have asked God to help keep us happy, healthy, safe, and secure. These four ideas are the things that I want for my family so much, and to Him, I say thank you for all that you have done.
This ice cream, our paletas, embodies those first two requests. The joy on the faces of my children is complimented with the knowledge that this nourishment is both real and full. My metric for taste was whether my children, oldest to youngest, would eat the paletas with the happiness and excitement that ice cream evokes. I worked hard, and enlisted the help of my oldest son (who is pretty amazing in the kitchen) to get the taste, texture, and the macronutrients right, so that I, both as a parent and athlete, would feel good about feeding this to my children. I wanted it to be happy, and healthy, and it is.
Thank you for your time, and I hope that you and your family finds itself happy, healthy, safe, and secure.
Quite honestly, this is the first official blog that I've ever done. Wow, right? I have no doubt that you are underwhelmed. No worries, amigo.
If you've happened to make it this far onto this little experiment, I do appreciate you being here. I am going to take that to mean that you and I share a common interest in both happiness and healthiness. I think the two go hand in hand, and both compliment and support each other. I didn't realize it at the time that I was given the idea for a Protein Paleta, but those two are intertwined in these paletas. Healthy in the macro nutrients, and happy because its ice cream!
Thanks again for looking! I hope to be back soon.
Ships and Events
The weather is finally warming up again! I’m looking forward to the sunshine and the warm Earth; not a big fan of the cold and drizzly days.
We have finally/mostly/getting close now gotten the bugs worked out of the shipping process, and pretty soon, we will be shipping out these delicious ice cream treats to share with our friends and fans in other parts of the US! Keep an eye out on the website and socials for when we go live, but then you can get that big box sent right to your door! Or send a ten pack of delicious and nutritious to your buddy who isn’t lucky enough to live in the DFW metroplex! That’s the way to send your love and say that you care about someone!
We’ve got some pretty amazing events coming up soon for this summer season:
I want to also say thank you to all of the amazing gyms and people that we were able to meet during all of the Friday Night Lights! I got to see some amazing setups, and got to see a ton of heart when the athletes poured it all into the Open!
We got to go to Crossfit 817 (www.Crossfit817.com) , Crossfit XPB (www.crossfitxpb.com) , Crossfit Watagua (www.crossfitwatagua.com), Rock it Crossfit (www.rockitcrossfit.com) , Buffalo Creek Crossfit (www.buffalocreekcrossfit.com) , and even threw in a Burn Boot Camp in Frisco to boot! (www.burnbootcamp.com/frisco-tx/) We even helped out at the Maltz Challenge at the Dallas Division of the DEA (www.maltzchallenge.com)
Hopefully we will be seeing you soon! Come by any of these events and meet us in person!
We are now at TOTAL NUTRITION - MOCKINGBIRD & GREENVILLE in Dallas, TX and these other fine establishments: www.proteinpaletas.com/where-to-find-us