Monday night was sleepless. The never ending commentary of thoughts streamed through my brain like a news feed. Anxiety of sleep overwhelmed. It was beyond time for relaxation techniques. What other choice did I have but to let the commentary play out.
Tuesday is a blur. I knew that sticking to planned meals (planned meals? meal plans? reminds me of college) was going to be tough, but I did not expect to resist so much on the first day. However, energy was found in unexpected places.
First, James made me this awesome smoothie when I got home from work:
Avocado, a mix of frozen berries, and some other stuff like flax seed, wheat germ, etc. It doesn’t really matter what else was in this smoothie as long as I mention the avocado. — I hate bananas. This is a sad thing when it comes to making a perfect smoothie, because bananas create such a nice texture. Well, problem solved. Avocado creates a better texture and is flavorless in the mix. Try it.
No sleep, a long day at work… do you know what I did after my snack? 4 mile run! A run that provided me with enough energy to make dinner.
Day 1 meal plan: red lentil and bulgur pilaf with olives, kale, and lime
Last night, I put my head on the pillow and passed out. Courtesy of a run and a good dinner (and maybe a beer).
Craving something crunchy on my morning bowl of oats, I added some vanilla granola on top of the soygurt and almond butter.
Instead of a cup of tea, I tried Kombucha–fermented tea. Bubbly from the fermentation and with a strong flavor, I can see why many people don’t like this drink. I like the acidic flavor.
Day 2 meal plan required skillz: Summer rolls
Filling: lettuce, bean sprouts, shredded carrots, mint, scallions, bean thread noodles. Rice paper wrap.
Wrapping method: place filling in middle of wrapper. Fold all sides (top, bottom, left, right) over the fillings. Roll lengthwise. Repeat with one more wrapper for strength.
Perfect with tofu:
Tamales are on the menu for tomorrow–if I can handle it.