Since finishing my 2nd Whole30 I have been living Paleo except a few meals and some cocktails. I had a grand idea of ‘needing’ a cheeseburger Saturday morning and proceeded to spend the rest of the day in the restroom…YUK!!!
My husband and I joined a new health club (sorry if I mentioned this already), the Village at Ocotillo. This is not your average health club or gym. I have attended the best yoga classes and dined on the healthiest and flavorful food! There is something about waking up on a weekend, heading to a yoga class, sitting in the eucalyptus scent steam room, lounging by the pool (with a cold beer or glass of wine if you fancy!), and dining on blackened salmon over greens with grilled lemons. Who would have thought I looked forward to spending several hours at the health club every weekend?!
We have been busy planning our anniversary trip to Peru in October and most recently a Rocky Point getaway for my husband’s birthday. For Peru, we are booked for Lima and Cusco with a day at Machu Picchu 🙂 I also found an intriguing culinary tour that includes making your ceviche and Pisco Sour cocktail. I have a shopping list a mile long for the trip and am knitting a warm poncho for cool nights along the water. If any readers have been and want to offer tips, much appreciated!
For Mexico, we are staying at out beloved Bella Sirena on Sandy Beach in Puerto Penasco. I am looking forward to a long weekend listening to ocean waves and the bartender blending up my coco-colada (so different that a pina colada, but I don’t know why) all whilst wearing the new swim suit the hubby bought for me. The new suit is why for the next 2 weeks it is NO booze or crap food (I am eating grilled chicken and spinach as I type). Once we cross the border, all bets are off! There will copious plates of tacos, shrimp, and booze consumed. I will come home happy and in need of another Whole30!
Other than knitting, learning spanish, reading, trip planning, working out, fostering 2 adorable kittens for a local rescue, cooking, and working…I am not up to much! Have a great week folks!
Made Paleo BBQ sauce for the first time. Turned out really good… A little spicy, but very yummy! A simple sauce made me feel like I was indulging. Tried lunch at the health club. Who would’ve thought you could eat salmon and asparagus at the gym! Last night, we went to dinner with friends. It was a wine bar known for their bruschetta. I made it out without wine, bread, or cheese 🙂 I went armed with salad dressing, of course!
Tomorrow begins an emotional roller coaster. Hoping by Friday to have a handle on my stress and be able to sleep a solid 8 hours. Thursday will be day 30. I will keep going until I get my mind and body in line and in control.
I need to stay calm and positive to make it through this week without wine! Hope everyone had a fun and relaxing weekend!
I am no longer keeping track of what day I am on this round. The goal is to just keep going until our camping trip July 4th weekend. I feel I am over the hump of crappy mornings, tired/restless nights, and crankiness. Here on out, it is every day is a new day for my healthy and happy life!
As I type, I am indulging in an amazingly rich and easy dinner: Brussel Sprouts roasted with prosciutto (you know I am an addict!) and chicken with ghee and a mix of herbs from my garden. Simple, clean, and tasty!!
Last night, I had dinner with a Whole 30 partner. She is on round 2 just like me 🙂 We went to a Greek Cafe where I had tender, flavorful, not “gamey tasting” lamb skewers and veggies. My gal pal went with beef and shrimp skewers and veggies. The staff was flexible with our dietary needs 🙂 This is the amazing gal who introduced me to this life changing plan. It was so nice to share stories of our struggles and triumphs. We shared recipes, our favorites treats, the hard times, the ‘tiger blood’ times, and I got her to order the crazy orange night glasses! Yes, I am wearing them right now 🙂 It was encouraging to talk freely about all the things we have learned along this journey. It was my first time out one-on-one with this strong, illuminating, beautiful inside and out, woman. I look forward to our next meeting.
Tomorrow is another foot injection – well, both feet this time. Looking forward to my 30 minute drug induced nap! That’s all for now folks! Cross your fingers my feet injections go smoothly and I don’t have a flare up post-op!!
I am starting yet another Whole 30 today. I was over the moon excited to hear my gal pal that introduced me to this, is starting today as well!
I am better prepared than the last time I tried another round. I am stocked with good snacks and am not at home (pet-sitting at another person’s house gives me a better sense of control for some odd reason). This means my pantry at home filled with ‘naughty foods’ is not accessible 🙂 Then in a couple weeks, when my pet-sitting ends, my husband is out of town again – which again makes it easier for me to focus on me and not make foods I am not longer consuming.
I have had an ‘excuse’ for all of my recent slip-ups. No more! No crap food, no bread, cheese, dairy, soy, BOOZE, grains, legumes, sugar, artificial sweeteners, preservatives…NONE OF IT! The goal is to “Whole 30 it” until our camping trip July 2nd. By then, I should have a good grasp on my food habits again and be able to succeed camping – maybe not Whole 30, but at least Paleo the whole time with the exception of a cocktail 🙂
I am very limited as to my exercise routine currently due to my plantar fasciitis treatments. Whole 30 will give me a sense of satisfaction and self dedication the gym gives me. Then when I can return to the gym at full capacity, it shouldn’t be too much of a struggle, since my body will be loaded with good nutritious foods
I just cam across a Whole 30 emergency snack kit. I am contemplating – I may wait till closer to the end/camping trip and splurge on it.
Well, here we go again!!!
DAY 1 from the Whole 30 timeline:
Day 1: So what’s the big deal? It’s 3 p.m. on Day 1. You had a decadent plate of steak and eggs for breakfast, breezed through the morning with coffee and coconut cream by your side, and had a fresh, crisp chicken salad for lunch. Your body is telling you it needs a little more fuel, so you grab a handful of almonds and an apple and head back to your desk to finish out your day. You’ve got a slow cooker full of chili infusing your kitchen with a heavenly smell, and right now you can’t see why anyone thinks this is hard.
This delusion is somewhat akin to the first episode of any given reality show on which the contestants are herded together and forced to live in one house. At the end of the first episode, everyone can just tell they are going to be best friends for life. Those of us on the other side of the screen know better, though, don’t we? No one really believes this mess to be true, but everyone humors it… because how long can it last, really?
The truth is that you’re feeling empowered by making one good choice after another, all day long. And you should! Take note of that rock star feeling, stash it away, and bring it back out when days get rough. Because rest assured that after a lifetime of sub-optimal choices, things are probably going to get worse before they get better.
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