Two things: I’m alive and I feel better than ever. I mean my neck is really stiff, but that’s just from entertaining the ladies. Am I right?? *holds hand up for high five* No takers? Fine. Ha ha. My second day wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. At least in the context of exercise. I just did some walking around campus, and some light stretching before bed. One of my roommates works at Whole Foods and they were having a Soft Opening for Friends and Family to do some shopping before the grand opening. He invited us to come check out their selection of organic fresh produce, and niche groceries. I was like a kid in a proverbial candy store, but I am on a budget so I had to fight the urge to splurge (look out because I like to rhyme). The real test came when we passed the baked goods area where things like $.99 cent snickerdoodle cookies and freshly baked s’mores pies abound. It didn’t help that halfway through the section we had to clear the building due to a fire-alarm going off. Leaving me to weigh the pro’s and con’s (as well as various methods of secretly eating the cookies so my roommates wouldn’t notice) the entire time we were outside. Probably sensing my weakness, my roommate Oscar encouraged me by explaining we would be back on our cheat day to divulge in my sweet tooth. So with that in mind I held strong leaving the store with nothing but the essentials I would need to survive. The rest of the day went swimmingly. Except for that annoying parking ticket I got -_-. I was able to end day two on a high note having not only resisted temptation, but still managing to challenge myself intellectually, and physically.
Super food of the day? Sweet Potatoes, for the Win!
As for Day 3 I woke up at 7 am this time so I could eat some food before I left home to save the world. I had TWO Fuji Apples because… well have you had Fuji Apples? They are redonkulous!! (look it up.) Also since starting The Paleo Diet my blood sugar has been fantastic, and my sweet tooth is on a little vacation. Which means no more raiding the break room for some sweet, sweet sugary treats. Someone even brought in some cookies from Subway today. Normally I would be like “free cookies! let me at ’em”, but I went straight for my apple in the fridge. Oscar gave me a high five because of that. Ha ha. When I got off work I managed to convince the aforementioned high five distributor to run stadiums with me. It was such a beautiful day outside today, a cool 65° with not a cloud in the sky & the sun hanging high overhead. It didn’t take much for me to get him in the car to drive us there.
Running Stadiums, which believe me when I tell you are not for the feint of heart. Take a huge toll on your legs. If your hamstrings don’t feel like Jelly after the second or third time you make a lap you’re doing it wrong. That or you have legs of steel. 🙂 We must have been out there for almost an
Nom, Nom, Nom.
hour because the sun was still out when we arrived, but by the time we started our cool down and stretch the evening chill had begun to set in. I was starving when we got home, thank god I didn’t walk to the stadium. Your body is made in the kitchen, never forget that. So I decided to give mine some much needed nourishment. I seasoned some chicken with a variety of spices including but not limited to black pepper, cinnamon, garlic, ginger, and a dash of salt. Toss in some kale greens, nuts, and carrots and you got yourself a nice little healthy dish.
Finished up the day learning some new chord progressions on my guitar in between reading for my rhetoric class, and working on some poetry. All in all a great way to end a fantastic day. Thanks for reading. Stay classy people. 😉