I'm mad about getting tapped out, but the silver lining was that I got tapped whilst seeking out my own submission, and I was working on a new submission; going from turtle to a triangle. I just re-read this last statement and I realize I sound like Pollyanna or Mary Poppins, all tweeky optimistic. But for heavens sakes, I don't want to be sucked into a din of misery every time I lose a fight. I am embracing the process, letting go, taking risks, taking risks, taking risks. I'm finally starting to get submissions, just, not, tonight.
In related news, today marks my first week of the Paleo Diet. I won't bore everyone with every single meal I ate this week, but here is a brief overview of my meals:
Breakfast consist mostly of smoothies. Two bananas, almond milk, and one small scoop of egg protein powder. Today I substituted strawberries for one banana. Two days ago I mixed it up and scrambled two eggs with spinach.
Lunch has the most variety. The other day we had lunch at a place called Mongolian Hot Pot, which serves "Shabu Shabu." This is a cauldron of delicious simmering broth, served with your choice of vegetables and thinly sliced meat. Very Paleo, save for the sodium in the broth. I had my husband's crock pot vegetable concoctions a few times, and today I had his crock pot chili. The chili recipe came from the Food Renegade, which has a ton of excellent healthy recipes that are fairly simple to make.
Dinner has been anything from a heap of vegetables baked in the oven, to tuna salad with sauteed spinach, tomatoes, red onion and bell pepper. Oh! Speaking of tuna salad, I made mayonnaise this week. I mixed three eggs, about 3/4 cup (or so) of olive oil, and a dash of cornstarch, with my hand mixer. I used a glass french press container, as it was tall and narrow enough for the hand mixer. I cheated a little with the cornstarch, but it was tasty! I don't recommend this if you are squeamish about raw egg, but if you are someone that can eat mayo out of the jar (like, um, me), then home made mayonnaise is simple and flavorful condiment choice.
Snacks have been mostly 1/4 cup of almonds and sunflower seeds, raisins, or dried apples.
The first two workouts after I started Paleo were fairly rough going. I felt more fatigued and out of breath than usual, but I kind of expected a breaking in period. Tonight, despite getting whooped, I felt back on the energy track. My movement was fluid and flowing again. I feel good. I definitely do not feel deprived or starved. The abundance of vegetables is satisfying and delicious. So far so good.