After an AMAZING weekend with lots of wonderful people and tons of fun activities, it’s back to Paleo for this girl. Strict Paleo. I’m really feelin’ it right now considering there was literally nothing Paleo about this weekend PLUS Meghan, Mollie, and I have a cruise coming up in a little less than two weeks (yikes, that’s soon!), sooooooo, yeah, Paleo. And I want to be ultra strict about it so I won’t feel as bad about all the pizza and french toast I’ll be eating at 2 am. Hi, my name is Rebekah and I eat Paleo so I can eat french toast. I’m not ashamed.
Anyway, my man and I have kind of created a game to keep us accountable throughout these next two weeks of intense dedication to our health. We tried a challenge like this a few months ago but it didn’t really work out so well, so we’re trying again, with simpler rules this time.
Here are the rules:
Choose your diet and stick to it – for me it’s Paleo and there is NO leeway.
Exercise every day – for at least 10 minutes.
Stretch every day – for at least 10 minutes.
Supplement every day – fish oil and vitamin D.
No eating out – it saves money and avoids bad calories.
Each of the above represents 1 point, with a potential to earn 5 points per day.
So, it’s pretty basic: 5 categories – 1 point each – Diet, Exercise, Stretch, Supplement, No Dining Out. If I fail to eat according to my set diet, work out, etc. then I lose a point for that category that day. We’ll log our points daily, and the player with the highest score at the end of two weeks wins. Don’t get too excited – the prize for winning isn’t anything glamorous. The loser has to buy the winner a delicious, calorie heavy chicken wing dinner at Taco Mac. Um, yum. And gross. And yum.
SInce Monday was the first day of the next two Paleorrific weeks of my life, here’s what I ate:
For breakfast, I used grass fed butter and scrambled an egg with some chicken sausage and broccoli. I added a handful of raspberries for something sweet.
For dinner, my babe and I baked some chicken breasts brushed with garlic, lemon, and basil along with salt and pepper seasoned shredded brussels sprouts. We also sauteed some green beans with olive oil, red pepper, and lemon zest.
We had a little date night, so he set these up for us so we could eat and watch a movie. How freakin’ adorable.
For dessert, we finished off the fresh blueberry crumble I made a couple days before.
It’s a super simple recipe. 2 pints of blueberries topped with a combination of walnuts (or macadamias), almond flour, maple syrup, lemon juice, melted butter, cinnamon, and salt. Bake for 30 minutes. This is one of my favorite Paleo desserts, by far.
Unfortunately, we didn’t have it with that delicious vanilla bean ice cream. We were going to blend up some frozen bananas as a substitution, but we were stuffed. Next time.
Last night we made steamed broccoli, baked brussels sprouts, and wild shrimp sauteed with coconut oil, garlic, and oregano.
All Paleo e’erythang!
Oh, yeah, and my boyfriend ate a piece of pizza, too. I don’t think pizza is healthy, but I could be wrong. And if I am, I want pizza too! Wahhhhh. Jeez, I can’t be sick of this already. It’s only been two days.