Friday, May 4, 2012

Days 24 & 25

Day 24- Wednesday. Well today we woke up and had eggs for breakfast. Then we headed to CrossFit- here are my socks for the day! For lunch we were too tired to make anything and there were not enough leftover from last night so we headed to....wait try and guess....yes that's right to Lemonade! Haha! And I got some very delicious curry cauliflower with almonds, squash with a lime vinaigrette, and some chicken chili (bean free!).

Then I spent ALL DAY doing work. Matt was able to make CrossFit later that night, but I had too much work. Matt then came home and fixed us some dinner. He used some olive oil and sauteed garlic and onions. Then he added 2 lbs of grass fed ground beef and cooked it. After the beef cooked he added a can of diced tomatoes. He then sauteed some cabbage and threw a bag of cauliflower in the microwave. Matt served the beef on top of the cauliflower and it was a very tasty dinner!!  

Day 25- Thursday. I woke up late today and had a laughing giraffe snack for breakfast. Then for lunch I had some delicious leftovers with an apple and a coconut water.
Then I will admit- today was not a very good Paleo day :( we were traveling to Vegas. So right when I got home we jumped in the car and headed to Vegas. We forgot to pack snacks in the front seat by us- and we got very hungry. So we pulled over at In N Out and got 2 double double no cheese protein style burgers. Then when we got to Vegas my family was having a place called Zabas for dinner- so we ordered two burrito bowls- mine with chicken, Matt's with steak, with sweet potatoes, fajita veggies, tomatoes, salsa, guacamole and lettuce.

So today was less than ideal- but we had to make it work. For our weekend trip to Vegas we brought a cooler bag full of Brian's Bowls meals to keep us going strong for the weekend.

At this point in the challenge- my face has cleared up, my energy level is awesome, I feel like I have lost weight and gained muscle, my nails are growing really fast, my shoulder is healing quickly and I feel really, really good. Are all of these improvements due to Paleo? I guess we will never know for sure- but I DO know the way I feel is awesome and I personally think it is due to fueling my body with healthy foods. I could easily do another 30 days, 90 days, 1,000 days! This doesn't mean I don't miss some things. For some reason I have wanted a cupcake for about a week- but it does mean that the positive effects of this way of life have far outweighed my once-in-a-while cravings for cupcakes. Hope if anyone reads this it can inspire them to try their own challenge (however strict they feel fits their lifestyle) and to feel as great as I do! Also- I want to mention that our challenge that Matt and I are doing is not 100% strict- we have butter, fruit, and plantain chips. We eat out and are not FULLY aware of every ingredient used- but every Paleo challenge is different and the key is to fine something that is SUSTAINABLE for you so you can complete all 30 days.

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