A good day today. It started off early at work where I got to train a number of unique, remarkable women. Then I worked my own self into a sweaty puddle, which felt great. I spent some time in the garden, did a bunch of weeding, cleaned the house, and took an afternoon bath. Sometimes I really love a daytime bath – it feels absolutely decadent and indulgent.
I got Nom Nom Paleo’s new cookbook last night and I’m totally hooked. I have been reading it cover to cover and I can’t wait to cook from it. I can’t tell you how many hours of my life have been spent reading cookbooks. I have always loved doing it. I lived for six years in France and bought every cookbook in this particular series and would read them on the metro on the way to work. It helped me learn the language as well as understand how flavors come together. Cookbooks transport me into the flavor combinations and get me inspired to cook and eat healthy. I’m hoping to make a few of the recipes this week so you’ll see them show up, I’m sure.
I feel like my eating is adapted to my activity level and cravings are down. I’m just cruising along and enjoying the journey. It’s a good place to be since Day 30 is right around the corner. I’ll probably do a bit of a recap and then keep on going until the end of the month. I’ve been considering what I will do after and I think at first I’m going to spend some time doing a focused reintroduction of certain foods. I intend to let that process take a while, trying something new and then returning to strict Paleo to tune in to how I feel. I think that by doing it that way, I will also remain mostly doing what I’m doing while loosening the reins just a little bit. Still staying curious, which I think will be key. I’ll keep you posted.
I hope you are all enjoying a wonderful weekend!
What did I eat today?
Breakfast – 2 eggs, cabbage, 1/4 avocado, salsa
Post-workout lunch: Small portion of Moroccan lamb and cabbage / Sweet potato chunk
Second lunch: Chili on slaw / Carrots
Snack: Three jalapeno stuffed olives / Blueberries
Dinner: Scallops with lavender salt / Garlicky zoodles / Bell pepper with avocado smash
Breakfast was early today and dinner was late so I was definitely hungry at various times, but it all felt relevant to my activity. I love that I didn’t feel overly full at any point during the day and, in fact, could probably use a few more starchy carbs.
How did I move today?
MetCon with thrusters, man-makers, lunges, rows, and squat jumps. I was toast when it was done.