Well, my friends, as you can undoubtedly see, I’m struggling. It’s not that I’m not cooking. And I’m cooking strictly FastPaleo meals, as I promised September 1st. But I’m not keeping up with posting recipes… and the reason for that is my achy lower back.
I’ve been dealing with this injury since July, but have just now found out what is really wrong with it. And the truth is, while I am going to heal, I feel angry and depressed. I have a great chiropractor, and he’s giving me good exercises to do at home. I have seen improvement, yes. But the truth is, after a one hour very easy, very slow walk with my family yesterday, I was hurting so much, I could barely walk anymore. I am starting to understand, that this thing is bigger than expected, and that my road to recovery will be longer than expected. Six weeks until I can start working out again… but not at the rate that I am used to. Low, low, low weights, easy, easy, easy WODs (for you non-Crossfitters, a WOD is the workout of the day). I am still not allowed to swim, and my chiropractor told me, we’ll talk about that again Friday. As for running… I can bury the dream of running any races for… well, a long time.
Yes, I’m a big whiny crybaby. So there!
On to better things now. See that picture? It’s a variation of Meat over Vegetables. I made some burgers, set them on some lettuce leaves, topped with mashed, salted avocado, pepperoncini, feta cheese and bacon. Friggin’ delicious!! It was, in fact, so good, that I made it two days in a row, and nobody complained about it. Sweet!
Last night I made a variation of Chicken Tortilla-less Soup. I still had some chicken left from the baked chicken I made a few days ago. I needed to use it up. And I really, really needed some soul food last night. This soup hit the spot, and because I only made a variation of the original recipe (speak, add all ingredients, cook, done!), it was done in about 25 minutes. Win win!
I’m off to clean my kitchen now, then the plan is to make Pumpkin Pie Muffins.
I’ll also post a week’s worth of recipes soon.
Have a nice day, Everyone!!