Whole 30 - Week One Wrap-Up
Okay, show of hands, who thought I would have quit by now? Eaten cheese, or dessert, or oohhhh, bread! I love bread!
Nope! Still at it. Okay, so today is day 5, and technically a full week hasn't passed, but as it's the end of the work-week, I'm calling this week dunzo. We've shopped midweek. We've made do. I've even been out to eat with my dad. And still - we've done it!
So how does one eat out at a Mexican restaurant full of chips, tortillas, and that yummy, ooey gooey melted cheese? You order the chicken fajitas: no cheese, no sour cream, no rice, no tortillas, por favor y muchas gracias, senorita!
It was good! I realized that without all of the things I'm not supposed to have, I was still pretty hungry. After all my veggie portion was pretty lacking compared to what I eat for dinner at home, but I drank a lot of water to make up the difference. I said no to the sopapilla triangle offered to me. When I tried the salsa, I "drank" it off of a chip and then set the chip down. If you know me and chips, you'd know that's one of my favorite parts about Mexican food! Hate the bagged stuff from the store; love the stuff in the restaurant!
I ate my guacamole, even though it was far from fresh, and I even ate the beans. Okay, so legumes aren't allowed, but Whole 30 allows you to make the best of your situation, and it was a better choice than the rice. I considered it more of my fat for my meal than a veggie, and given my new outlook on food, I actually enjoyed refried beans for once in my life!
Monday I did kickboxing & learned that I'm going to need WAY more fuel on KB days! Burning 1600+ calories when you taken in less than 1200 is no bueno for energy, and you DEFINITELY need energy for that class! Wednesday I skipped class and went to the gun range, where I shot my first gun. It was AWESOME!! My hand is still bruised and sore two days later, but I want to go back as soon as possible! More research for Stronger, which is coming along nicely. Looks like it might very well be another novella, or perhaps just a short novel at 40k, but it will tell the story it needs to tell. No extra words just for the sake of word count here, folks! (I hate that, don't you?!)
If you're interested in Whole 30, I encourage everyone to try it. You can do ANYTHING for 30 days, right? Nothing is so difficult, or important to you food-wise that you can't give it up for 30 days. And just think, if it's not healthy, you might not even want to go back to it at the end! If you start while I'm still going, I'd love to be accountability partners. Everyone can use a person giving them the "YOU CAN DO IT!" speech once in awhile.
Tata for now!
I'm not a very good juggler. I have a husband (our 10 year anniversary is this month - YAY!), kids, work, writing (yeah, yeah, I'm working on it!), fan pages (if you're a fan of my work, or Twilight, Hunger Games, The Vampire Diaries, ask me for fan page recommendations!!) and I'm chairing (well, co-chairing with our charity's president, Cindy Adrien) the Breaking Dawn Part 2 Pre-Screening Party & Movie Premiere, complete with special guest star, Daniel Cudmore (Felix from The Twilight Saga). So how do I keep all of the balls in the air? What if something drops? Obviously I can take time out from the fan pages. Obviously I can put my writing on hold for a bit since I'm not on strict deadline. Obviously, my husband will understand my need to get just this one last thing done tonight before we go to bed, or go out to dinner, or watch that movie, or, or, or. Obviously I can do stuff during my lunch time without wasting that valuable hour. But at what point does something just FALL? Or do I break?
How do you do it? How do you keep all of the balls in the air? Or am I just trying to do too much? I know some of this seems trivial, or isn't some people's idea of a good time, but I enjoy it. But have I broken off more than I can chew? NaNoWriMo is right (write? haha) around the corner, but the movie premiere falls smack dab in the middle.
This clown business isn't as funny as one would think.
Greetings from NaNoWriMo...well, almost.
It starts next month, and last year, I won! No big prize, except the pride of winning, and the completion of my first EVER novel, Breathless.
So this year I have a conundrum: Cheat by using the novel I've already started (Sleepless) and that I've been begged to finish, asked when will it be out? (I mean, come on, Becki, it's been since APRIL since you put out a book!!!) OR I could not cheat and start on the new project I've had in my brain, a sort of romantic suspense novel, Running, that I'm really excited about, but not really sure how it's gonna go, plot-wise.
What do y'all think? Sleepless or Running? I want to finish Sleepless so badly, but maybe I'm putting it off because I don't want to end Carly's & Ryan's story. Hmm...
I'm just not sure about this whole blogging thing. On the one hand, daily (weekly?) writing may help spur me on to more writing, which may lead me to finally finish Sleepless. I know, I know, Sleepless should be out already!! But most authors don't birth a book in 29 days, as I did with Breathless as part of NaNoWriMo 2011. I'm trying, I really am, but between trying to make Carly happy (she hates her job, you know) and keeping the details in line between book 1 to 2 to 3, it's just taking forever. At first I blamed my lack of computer. Then I bought an iPad. Now I'm just unmotivated. Therefore, I'm going to participate in NaNoWriMo 2012 (more on that in a separate post). In the meantime, y'all tell me, will blogging help motivate me? Or will it just suck away what little time I do have to write? Does anyone even care about what goes on inside my head, if it's not in the world of Carly & Ryan? Let me know!