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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Switch It Up

Do you eat the same thing for breakfast almost every day of the week?  I'm guilty of this.  My breakfast staple is: 2 strips of uncured bacon, 2 cage free eggs (mashed into some form of an omelet), fruit (blueberries, blackberries, apple or banana) and of course, COFFEE!  Sometimes I get crazy and have a protein shake for my protein with some coconut milk (my fat) and oatmeal if I'm going to wod.  Yes, I know this is a Paleo blog and yes, I just said I sometimes eat oatmeal which is clearly a grain, but take a deep breathe hommies.  I'll explain why I sometimes eat oatmeal but let's dive-bomb into our breakfast choices.

So, this morning I had to wake up ass early to drive the kids to their snowboarding lessons, and when I opened the fridge I quickly saw that there were no EGGS!!!!  What the fugazi?  Are you shitting me?  As I started to hyper ventilate I grabbed a brown paper bag and caught my breathe.  I then opened the fridge again hoping that I just missed those brown babies, but NOPE we were OUT!! Now the kids are up and cannot find their gear, like every Sunday, so their flipping out too.  The dog gets up and has to do his "thing" and starts to bark....and all I can think to myself, "if I only had some mother f'n eggs"!  I let the dog out and that cold air smacked some sense into me and I realized I had a lot of delicious left overs I cooked yesterday.  Now we're talking!  I opened the fridge for the third time and still no eggs, but that's cool because I decided on heating up left over crock pot chicken with 2 strips of uncured bacon (I'll never ever run out of bacon!), a banana with 1/2 cup of blueberries, and ..... cafe!!  Pretty tasty I must say!

How many times have you dumped out left overs?  There's nothing more frustrating, at least to me, to throw out left overs.  Especially a meal that was so tasty a few days ago, but now has some stanky smell... yeah you guys know what I'm talking about.  So, why not have left over dinner for breakfast? Seriously Christian?  Yes, I am serious and it's pretty damn tasty.  There's something about reheating food on a cast iron skillet with some coconut oil.  Don't knock it until you try it!  At least if you do this 2 or 3 days a week you won't eat the same thing every day and you also won't have to toss out perfectly, or what used to be perfectly, good food.  Remember,  groceries are not cheap!  Don't waste your grub!

Okay, do you guys want to know why I started to eat oatmeal and brown rice?  I'll take that as a yes.  I've been eating Paleo for nearly over three years and crossfitting for four.  A few weeks ago I watched a couple of videos on youtube of high performance crossfit athletes who talked about why they incorporate carbs other than veggies and fruits into their diet.  A common complaint from people who dive into the Paleo Diet feel tired a lot in the beginning, but usually after 3-4 weeks your body adapts and you feel amazing.  This is all true but after Thanksgiving I started following Outlaw Crossfit which is a very intense workout routine that typically takes 1 1/2 - 2 hours to complete, so for the past month I've been feeling more tired than usual.  My numbers in the box are not where I would like them to be, so with the higher volume in my wods I needed the fuel from grains (organic oatmeal and brown rice) to give the energy I needed.  Other than oatmeal and rice I am strict paleo, and I only eat them on the days I workout.

I realize I've rambled and my writing skill blow, but at least this blog has shaved off some time here in the lodge.

God bless!

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