|Totally worth the not-so-good meal|
|Not as good as it looked.|
When I got home from dinner, I decided to attempt (for the first time) to make Paleo ice cream for our Easter dinner. My dad is making one of my favorites - chocolate bread pudding. I know I have to stay away from that so, after a little research, I decided to make coconut milk ice cream. I went for the recipe on Paleo Diet Lifestyle. I decided to treat myself some and added two Dove dark chocolate squares that I shaved into little specks of delicousness- only two for a whole double batch. I think the ice cream came out pretty good - ice cream is one of my favorite foods.... It isn't as delicious as I hoped for. I had this fantasy that my family would pass on the bread pudding because my ice cream was the best dessert they ever had....not going to happen. I know it isn't quite sweet enough...I am going to make a second batch using the strawberries Abby picked during her field trip to a strawberry farm. I think I will probably try to add some honey to sweeten it up some. It was a good first attempt though.
Today was a GREAT day! I forced myself out of bed even though we had the day off from work. I got to the gym for the 6:00am workout. We started with a 1000 meter row. Then we did some stretches...The WOD was:
Workout of the DayPush Jerk 3-3-3
-100 Kb Swings for Time
-100 Sit ups for Time
And, here is the exciting part - for the first time ever, it was not modified for me!!! I did the exact same workout everyone did! In crossfit lingo, that means I RXd.......I did the workout "as prescribed." And if that wasn't exciting enough, one of the guys that usually goes to the same WOD with me said, "wow bethany your workout is becoming legit" because my time was on par with everyone elses!!! YAYAYAYAY!
|Not bad for fast food!|
After lunch, my mum, Abby and I got all of our Easter dinner shopping done. We are having - ham, turkey, cauliflower rice, turnips and carrots, butternut squash - all prepared without butter, sugar, or dairy. My mother in law is making asparagus and broccoli/cooked paleo friendly. So the only foods I will have to avoid are mashed potatoes, dinner rolls and dessert. Not bad for my first large dinner party since Paleo! Of course there is the temptation of Easter candy but I am feeling confident that I will do fine.
Sooo..I was exhausted when I got home but, for some reason, I woke up today deciding that I will do my best to integrate calorie burning exercises into my daily routine...sooo...I mowed the lawn for the first time ever! It really did feel like a workout....I am so glad I did it!! I am just going to try to be really focused about burning calories - parking further from the entrance of stores, using the stairs, etc...every extra movement counts.
Can't wait to see what tomorrow brings!