Before jumping into this week's WIAW, I had a couple of fun things to share! Well, they're cool to me anyway but if you're bored, skip on ahead. ;P
First off, I roasted a whole chicken for the first time! I'd been wanting to learn for a long time now but had never got around to it. I'm glad to cross that one off my list. Thanks for helping me, Mom!
Certainly not going to be winning any beauty pagents with this photo but who cares when it tastes great?
After a great Crossfit WOD, a mess of errands, and roasting the chicken, I was in one of those productive moods. So I baked some Paleo pumpkin muffins...
...and finally got a couple of pictures hung in my living room. These had been in the corner of my room for, oh, a year now. Super pumped to have gotten them up there - they really finish off the room nicely. :)
The first couple of days on Paleo pretty much sucked. Which I was expecting...but was still not prepared for. I had a headache for 4 days straight (though that may not have been the cause, I'm guessing it was) and felt super tired and weak during my workouts. So much so that I only ended up hitting Crossfit twice last week, rather than my usual 5 times. And that second day basically killed me. I ended up being a lazy bum the rest of that day.
Anyway, I'm happy to report that I'm feeling MUCH better this week. Most of my cravings have either disappeared or diminished. My headache and tiredness has lifted. And my workouts have been stellar. I snagged a 10# PR on my squat cleans on Monday (from 105# to 115#!) and have been resting less during the WODs. Whether this is from my eating Paleo or I'm invigorated from 3 days off, I'm not sure entirely sure. But I ain't gonna knock it!
Alright already, let's get to some eats.
Breakfast: Egg whites, avocado, grapefruit
The new normal. But if it ain't broke, don't fix it, right?
Snack: Banana w/ almond butter
Someone please chime in here and tell me I'm not the only one who likes their bananas to be on the slightly greener side. Once they get all yellow - and especially with brown spots - they are just too gross for me to eat by themselves. Anyone else out there?
Snack: Raw Brazil nuts & almonds
Between a few handfuls of this, picking pieces off of the chicken, and taste-testing the muffins, I wasn't hungry for a real lunch.
Dinner: Roasted chicken, baked sweet potato, salad
Yum, the perfect dinner for the first crisp fall day we've had!
And now I'm off to see what you have all been up to. Have a great day!
By the way, for anyone else Paleo, check out this chicken salad recipe: