Photo courtesy: elvis santana
Day 7 – Monday (Memorial Day)
This mornings weather forecast calls for lightening, thunder and heavy rain showers. What good is a thunderstorm anyway? A month ago, I would have taken this opportunity to get some ‘couch time’ in and cuddle up with a good lifetime movie or whatever is new on Netflix. Today… totally different story. With this increased energy, I was able to get the lawn mowed and vacuum the inside of my truck just before the rain fell. During the storm, I finished the laundry, cleaned the kitchen floors and boiled some eggs for my upcoming work week. Hard boiled eggs seem to be the quickest for me to grab on the go, since I have no time to cook before work.
By 1:30 in the afternoon, the sun began to pop back out and I had completed 75% of my to-do list. I felt accomplished.
I have a ton of computer work to catch up on today, so I made a quick lemon vinaigrette marinade for the chicken skewers that we cooked for dinner. There is a plethora of recipes for marinades, dips and sauces that can be found online. After a week of eating nothing but chicken and Dijon mustard, I needed some variety! It’s the spice of life right?
Due to the holiday and the Crossfit competition that is going on this weekend, the shortened gym hours have not fit into my schedule. It has been three days since I have had a good workout, so I am actually looking forward to getting back to the gym tomorrow. And trust me… this is the LAST thing I ever thought I would hear myself say! Family and friends would certainly agree with that.
Food for the day
Lunch: leftover paleo spaghetti and strawberries
Dinner: chicken, onion & pepper skewers with bacon
Snacks: an apple dipped in a small amount of almond butter (not sure if it is allowed during the 30-day challenge… but it was too late to call Dr. Ryan… oops)
*NOTE: Eating breakfast is still considered the most important meal of the day. My breakfast choices are NOT suitable for ANY diet. I am sharing my experience so if you are willing to challenge yourself to a healthier lifestyle and try the paleo diet, you now have the knowledge of what NOT to do!
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