It's hard for me to believe. It feels like these 28 days have flown by.
Today was an absolutely lovely day. (I sound so sophisticated! "It was a lovely day!" I need to start drinking my La Croix with my pinky in the air, I think.)
I woke up around 8:30 and, per usual, chilled for a bit: wrote, caught up on Facebook, listened to music, drank coffee, etc. I cooked breakfast and then wrote some more -- with plenty of help.
|Seriously, this cat wants nothing to do with|
me unless I'm doing something.
|If Little Dog isn't the picture of happiness, I|
don't know what is. Fat Face, on the other hand...
Or because they were pretty.
When I got home, I whipped up lunch and then, you guessed it, wrote some more. I've been on a writing kick lately -- and am loving it. Seriously, someone give me a book deal. Now.
And then, I decided to get (somewhat) productive. I graded a few papers, (minimally) organized my closet and workout clothes, made a to-do list for tomorrow for when I get to school, etc.
Finally, I cooked dinner, did dishes, talked to my sister-in-law, and am writing this post. Before I hit the sack, I'm going to do a teensy bit of food prep for dinner tomorrow so that I don't have to do it before school, lay out some workout clothes for my first 5 a.m. workout in forever, and maybe read a bit of Insurgent -- or, hopefully, just crash instead.
Yes, today was a lovely day.
Today, I made the same thing I had yesterday (it was that good): Paleo Oatmeal. My sister-in-law made it today and didn't like it as much as I did because, as she said, it was a bit "moist" (ewwwwww). I told her that I tried to "overcook" mine a bit so that they weren't "wet," so if you like "non-damp" food, try to let it get a bit brown before pulling 'em off the stove.
For lunch, I ate some leftover sweet-potato nachos from yesterday. I still have a bit of taco-seasoned ground beef left, so I may mix it in with my eggs for breakfast tomorrow morning.
This was an easy, delicious meal that I'll definitely be making again.
(Side note: I sliced and baked a brand-new sweet potato today. I'm not sure it would've been super awesome leftover from the prior night.)
I was a bit nervous for dinner tonight because I'm kind of burned out on chicken, but this. was. amazing. I whipped up a batch of Paleo Jalapeno Chicken Burgers from Once a Month Meals. I only made a third of the meat but kept close to the same amounts of everything else and even added an extra jalapeno (I'm obsessed with jalapenos, y'all). I sided it with sauteed asparagus, which I'm pretty sure I could eat for every meal (when it's in season and therefore $1.99 a pound, that is).
Physically: My muscles are tired from yesterday, and we've already talked about my Achilles. Again, though, both of those issues are not Whole30-related. However, I think that the fact that I'm not super sore after running six miles is definitely connected to Whole30: when you eat well, the recovery time you need after a hardcore workout decreases. Magic.
Also, I think I'm a bit dehydrated today. Or, maybe I'm not dehydrated, but I don't think I'm as hydrated as I should be. I feel fine, but...you do the math.
I'm not tired at all today (like I was yesterday), which is a bit troublesome since I need to fall asleep like, now, in order to wake up at 4:30 a.m.
Emotionally: I'm feeling great -- absolutely lovely, remember?
Cravings: I am not craving anything. It was interesting: when we were at the lake, BFF and I were talking about nutrition and food, and she said that Dairy Queen sounded good right now. I have always loved DQ, but when she said that, I almost wanted to throw up. I cannot imagine eating that right now. Weird, huh?
Well, friends, I'm off to do my aforementioned before-bedtime tasks, and then I'm going to try to make myself fall asleep so that I can wake up bright-eyed and bushy-tailed super, super early. Wish me luck!