It's January, and it's too warm in here. A whole weekend in the 60's, how gorgeous, although admittedly, I am hoping for at least one more good winter storm. Not this week.
I haven't been back to boot camp all week - Monday I went to the doctor, and I had bronchitis, so I spent the week resting (from boot camp, I did work most of the week) and taking the 'roids to clear up these here pesky lungs. I'm much better - still gloopy and coughing some, but not sick, and better enough that I got to go snuggle a beautiful little princess baby this morning, which started this Sunday off on the right foot. Three of my friends and one of my sisters have had babies over the past 2 months - there is much snuggling to be done.
I started Whole 30 today. I was going to start tomorrow, but my husband was all, "why start Monday, you could start Sunday," and I said, "well, maybe I will." And I did, which works well, since February is 29 days, so March 1 will be my first day off Whole 30. Please give me strength, my friends. I spent hours prepping food today. Hours. I made bone broth, cauliflower rice, baked chicken, Whole 30 mayo, planned out dinners for the week, and packed breakfasts and lunches for the next two days. I'm plumb worn out, let me tell you. Luckily, the husband made dinner, and he has been super supportive (in his way) by going through recipes we all like and picking out the compliant ones. Tonight he made pork tinga, and there was a ton of leftover, so I'll have plenty for lunches or breakfasts, if I choose.
It's not pretty, but oh so good. Usually you eat it in a tortilla, but grains are verboten, so I put it over leftover home fries (Husband made up a mess of those, as well) and a pile of spinach. I am really drawn to the whole "pile a mess of food together" way of eating, so hopefully my concoctions will work. I'm stressing a bit about this, but I really need to relax - I think it will be helpful. I'm interested to see what my body does with this particular experiment. I will try to post more often while I am doing this, as I think it will help me stay accountable, and I have had some requests. I don't know how often I will photograph the food - do you really want to see what I'm eating? I can't be tied down people, I will just go with the vibe...
This weekend was also rather lovely in that we had no tournaments, so my Girl and I had lunch with my sweet baby sister yesterday, went shopping, and then my husband and I watched "Straight Outta Compton" last night, which was quite good - and wow, does Ice Cube's son look like him! Tonight we watched "Amy" which was just sad. Such a talent, and you feel like, if she just had the right kind of support...I was actually not a fan when she was alive, as I hated Rehab, which was her biggest song here; my lovely friend A with fantastic taste loved her and introduced me to her music, which grabs your heart and plucks and pulls at it like a harp. Rather messy metaphor, I know, but it's how it feels. So, it was a decent movie, and very sad, but lots of lovely Amy.
I am getting up for boot camp, and I promised to paint my Girl's nails tonight, so I'm off to bed. Sleep well, lovelies.