After months of being pretty good about going to the gym but still indulging daily in the kitchen, I decided to bite the bullet and TRY the 30 Day Paleo Challenge! I am fully expecting to not make it the full 30 days…but I’m okay with that! For some reason I’m feeling very excited about “challenging” myself! In the gym, it’s easy for me to make excuses. I have kneecaps that love to dislocate whenever running or even walking is involved. Because of my lovely knees, it’s easy for me to scale back my workouts out of fear of being back on crutches. In the kitchen, however, I have no excuse not to give 100%!
So yesterday I did my favorite thing of all: a day-before-the-diet pig out! For me, it was a Nico’s bacon, egg, cheese, and potato burrito, cookies, Little Caesar’s deep dish pizza, and tapioca pudding.
But now it’s Monday.
In case you don’t know what the Paleo diet is, here’s a little graphic to clue you in:
That’s right, this Italian girl can no longer have bread, pasta, or cheese! Are you kidding me?!
I have absolutely no intention of living my life like this permanently…I love those foods way too much! BUT, I want to see if I can do it for 30 days (or even a week!)
Here’s what today has entailed so far:
TONS OF WATER
Whipping up a batch of Paleo breakfast quiches
This is supposed to be my breakfast for the next week. Since they weren’t done in time, I just fried some eggs for today’s breakfast.
I know breakfast will be the easy part of Paleo for me. I usually have eggs for breakfast everyday anyway. It’s making it to bedtime without a belly full of bread and sugar that will be the real challenge!
Is anyone else currently eating like a caveman? I would love any tips/favorite recipes of yours!