This weekend was a little….rocky. Shit weather, bad sleeps, Ray was on call and got called out four times. I need a pick me up…..so I’m going to do Bad to Good.
Bad: Ray was on call and got called out at 4am on Saturday morning, 10am on Saturday morning, 4pm on Saturday and 7pm last night.
Good: When he got home from the early one on Saturday, he woke me up and had brought coffees! And I got to go with him to the one last night and see where he works and what he does.
Bad: Crap weather all weekend, torrential rain and heavy winds.
Good: Gracie and I lucked out and got an hour walk in the park during the only reprieve of the weekend. We also got to have a fire, light the lantern & some candles and watch a feel good movie on TV.
Bad: Still not feeling tops mentally and the increase in carbs (including higher ones, carrots, beets, squash) is making me feel sluggish and heavy.
Good: I can see the mental and emotional “feel better” part on the horizon and my pants actually feel looser in the legs. Go figure.
Bad: So. Much. Cooking. I was really not as organized as I should have been this weekend so I spent a lot of time in the kitchen.
Good: We have a great variety of healthy “nearly ready” food to eat which means very little cooking for me this week. Also, Ray may be coming around because he commented last night on just how long cooking takes and how little I sat down this weekend. Acknowledgement is a nice start!
Bad: I’m dealing with some Achilles Tendonitis (self diagnosed…but I’m usually pretty accurate). The treadmill sprints I’ve been doing along with some crappy shoes for dog walking are the likely cause.
Good: It’s forcing me to sit down a couple times a day with an ice pack and do nothing. It also means that I’ve been forced to foam roll and I’ll be forced to add in some variety at the gym for another week and head for rowing and cycling instead of the treadmill. It’ll heal up in no time.
And, some things that are Just Good.
- My skin and hair are really enjoying the cleaned up diet…and some natural skin scrub and conditioner!
- Pumpkin Pudding. Whole30 approved. Needs one more test run and then I’ll post the recipe. It’s quite good…and a nice way to get some extra carbs.
- I actually have a To-Do list to work off of today, not that I am right now. 😉
- I’m at work in a hoodie and yoga pants right now. It doesn’t suck.
- I’m looking forward to the gym tomorrow morning, I have new lifting & cardio logs. I am a geek. I also have a new playlist, cannot wait to crank!
That’s about it. Lunch in a few minutes…leftover cumin carrots, leftover cauli Confetti Rice and leftover Citrus Carnitas. Hopefully the overpowering lemon flavor has chilled out a bit overnight! I really want to love this recipe because it’s very cheap, makes a tonne and takes very little effort. So, I’ll try it again in a couple weeks but with pineapple and orange juice instead of lemon and lime. One thing that I have to say that I have been incredibly impressed with regarding the WellFed cookbook is how extremely accurate her methods are. Obviously the food is delicious and varied….but her cooking methods are spot on. Everything that I’ve made has cooked EXACTLY like she says it will……that does not happen to me very often. I also feel like, after having read and worked through some of the book, that it’s making me a better cook overall. When I’m making my own dishes or modifying other people’s recipes to suit myself, I feel like I’m doing a better job of seasoning and timing. I was already fairly decent but now I just feel like I’m that much better at it. Nice bonus!
The Well Fed cookbooks are amazing. I can always count on the food turning out perfect. She describes the cooking methods perfectly and everything always seems to turn out beautifully (and DELICOUSLY)! Like you, I have become a much better cook since reading and cooking from Mel’s cookbooks. They are both out on my counter at all times and I read them and cook from them a lot. They are hands down my favourite cookbooks of all time. Glad you’re enjoying too!