Yesterday I got to work out with my trainer Ty. He had been gone for two weeks and is finally back!! During the two weeks I danced a lot, did a weights work out and swam a couple of times. Nothing too crazy.
I mentioned that I have a wedding to go to this weekend and I asked if I should do anything to prep for it. I was thinking I would hear no salt or something like that. Instead I got put on the Paleo Diet for the rest of the week! For a quick run down, I can have lean protein, seafood, fruits, veggies and nuts. I don’t get grains, legumes and dairy. Being a milk, cheese and yogurt lover, I said “WHAT?” Ty reassured me it was only for the rest of the week and that I would be fine.
After our session I had to go look up the Paleo Diet and figure out what I should eat. I found Paleo Plan which has lots of recipes. I picked the Shrimp Avocado Omelet (without the shrimp), Spicy Tuna Salad and Berries with Balsamic Vinegar. I still don’t know what I’m going to have for dinner, but I’m thinking chicken.
My omelet went quite well this morning. I made my eggs scrambled and just topped them with tomato and avocado. I was pleasantly surprised at how good it was.
For my morning snack I had strawberries and balsamic vinegar. If I have sugar (re: fruit) I’m supposed to have it in the morning and focus on lean protein, veggies and nuts in the afternoon and evening. I’d never had berries with vinegar (outside of fruit vinaigrette salad dressings) and it was great! I might start making my own dressings.
The tuna salad was alright. It was really spicy though! One jalapeno and crushed red pepper? Serious spice. I know there’s sweet and sour, but this salad was spicy and sour thanks to the lemon juice. With the tuna, jalapeno and lemon, I desperately needed a mint afterward.
Side note: 3:30 pm hits and I’m so HUNGRY!!! OK, I can handle this, I didn’t finish all of my tuna salad at lunch, so I’ll go eat that and if I’m still hungry, I have some bell pepper strips.
After work I’m going to see if I can exchange my new running shoes; they’re about a half-size too big. My workout last night gave me a blister. I got my shoes from the Boulder Running Company which seems really customer-oriented, so I don’t envision a problem. I have another session with Ty tonight and I still have to plan what I’m going to eat tomorrow. *whew*