September 22, 2019
Okay first off, THANK YOU GUYS for giving me the egg peeling tip! I tried adding ice to the water and then peeling, and it was like MAGIC. You literally changed my life!!! I even made a video about it!
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Omg. I’m an egg-spert at egg peeling!!!! 🥚🥚🥚🥚🥚 Thank you to you my blog readers for suggesting this incredible technique for peeling hard boiled eggs. I literally have struggled all my life with egg peeling until this afternoon. To pay it forward, I’m sharing this life hack with you and you must tell anyone who’s struggling! It’s miraculous!!!! 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼
Okay, and for those wondering if I put my eggs in before or after the water is boiling, I do before! Why? Honestly, just because it allows me to put the eggs in with my hands without burning! I have no scientific data to give ya!
Secondly, yesterday I allowed myself to ease up a bit on the keto. I didn’t feel bad about it – I just felt like my body needed a break. How did I know that? Well, the bloat. The discomfort. Just overall feeling not 100% my best. It doesn’t matter how disciplined you are when following a specific regimen, no one’s going to give you an A+ for being a “Miss Perfect” and not straying from the rules. If you don’t feel good, you gotta stop and readjust. That is what makes you the best student of your own body. So that’s what I did yesterday!
I had me some raspberries cuz YUM I love them. A lot of true keto-ers avoid fruits because of the carb content, which I get if you’re trying to be in ketosis – but realistically beyond the 90 days, fruit has to come back into my diet because they are FULL of vitamins and minerals.
For brekkie, I had some chicken sausages with cauli rice, sautéed baby bell peppers, guac and eggs. I actually ended up having 5 sausages 😛 This breakfast was phenomenal. I made Sam a breakfast quesadilla with cheese, sausage, and eggs and he topped with pico de gallo and guac! I usually always make 2 different dishes when we eat, but I don’t mind because I like the challenge of cooking creatively.
Nuts! My Thai chili almonds were waiting for me! I know Drew said to try to avoid nuts because if I’m not careful I can overdo it in the carbs and calories department…but then I wouldn’t have anything healthy to snack on! Yesterday my body said it wanted nuts so I gave it nuts!
I LOVE KOMBUCHA. It’s full of probiotics and tastes like a treat. This one from GTS has 12g of carbs in one bottle which would have normally been a no no for me if I’m trying to stay under 20g of net carbs a day. (Recommended is 20g – 50g of net carbs a day for keto-ers.) But because of my bloat, I needed to give my body more good bacteria. So, I drank a whole bottle and embraced every fizzy bubble that tickled my nose!
Did a Costco run and RAN to go find my beloved chili roasted pistachios! Luckily they had a full truckload. I MISSED THEM SO MUCH!!! Snacked on these. Was in heaven.
Sam and I saw it at Costco and we were like hmmmm what is that?? I mean…Costco was already selling Halloween stuff (and even Christmas stuff!!!) so we were totally in premature Thanksgiving mindset.
It’s supposedly a dessert hummus that is vegan, gluten free and dairy free…in the flavor of pumpkin pie. I turned it to the back to check the carbs and it had 7g net carbs per serving so I was like, okay. Let’s give it a shot. Probs won’t be that good, but whatever.
THIS WAS LITERALLY ONE OF THE BEST THINGS I HAVE EVER HAD IN MY ENTIRE LIFE.
No one is paying me to say this. I am FOR REAL RIGHT NOW. You need to get in your car, drive to Costco and GET THIS NOW. It is even BETTER than real pumpkin pie. OMG. I’m dead. The brand is “Delighted By”. Costco buyer, you’re amazing.
Then after that, I had made my coconut milk matcha collagen drink. It was superb.
Yesterday, Sam and I were invited by YouTube and the LAFC to attend their soccer match. To be completely honest, I had no interest in going but Sam said we should do something different plus he wanted to go so I said ok. We invited our incredibly talent artist Daniel to join us (he’s the one who draws the comics guys!) and omg…I did not expect to have so much fun!
We were led through the back way (like celebs) and given seats RIGHT ON THE FIELD!!! The fans were insane – they had chants, drums, smoke bombs, flags, and dances. It was so cool. I even ended up chanting with them! I have never seen a crowd so enthusiastic about their team! I loved watching the fans more than I liked watching the game TBH.
Our seats were super VIP which meant…it also included unlimited food and an open bar! I don’t drink, so that part wasn’t hard for me. But the buffet – oh man – there were cookies, cakes, wings, fries, and yumminess galore!
I ended up getting a plate of spinach salad, broccoli, 2 Korean short ribs and 2 hot dogs (only 1 is pictured, I went back for seconds).
Luckily I wasn’t alone. Daniel just recently jumped on the 90 day journey train and he’s doing Whole 30, so he was having the broc and meat too! What’s so cool is that Laurel, my Social Media Manager just started Whole 30 a week ago, and Jules, my POP Pilates Program Director has been doing lazy keto with me since mid August. She has had a ton of great progress so far! It’s cool that the Blogifam is all motivated right now. I love it because we seriously keep each other accountable!
By the way, if you’ve read this far and are like “Cassey, you call that indulging????” The answer is yes. If I went off the rails and had bread, cake, ice cream, and cookies, I guarantee you my stomach would be in knots right now. It’s not smart or healthy for me to do that especially after 5 weeks of eating healthy. My form of indulging is eating A LOT, snacking all the time, and eating til I’m past full. Why? I don’t know. I guess I just like eating 😛
There you have it guys. What I ate on Saturday in my Fit Journal. Today my body feels a lot better and seems to be back on track, regardless of how many calories or carbs I consumed yesterday. I think it needed a shocker.
OH BTW – tried working out at 11AM (was sleeping in but still woke up at like 7:30AM…working on it) on a fasted stomach and def not doing that again! I felt so weak. I can def do fasted workouts in the morning like at 7AM but 11AM is almost lunch time, so I’m too depleted by then to work that hard on an empty stomach. Now I know!
Sam and I (and this random Dasani bottle – why is it in our picture!!???) wish you a fabulous start to your week! See you tomorrow for some weird fitness equipment I tried out…like a machine that claims to give you 1 week’s worth of weight lifting in just 15 min…