My Spin on My First Whole30: Turning it into a Mermaid Whole30
I’m getting married in August, and am going to offer myself to my fiancé as a healthy, happy, beautiful bride. I live on the coast of California (and grew up on Disney), so I thought to myself: what could be more beautiful than a mermaid? Eating, swimming, thriving, living. I’m not actually swimming in the ocean (yet), but you’ll see from what I’ve written below the changes that I have made to put this aquatic spin on my first Whole30.
In My Toolbox
Wild harvest: we fish and hunt (because this mermaid still has legs). The cases of canned albacore stacked in the garage are suddenly getting a lot more attention from me (not just for tuna noodle casserole anymore), and I’ve made quite a dent in the venison in the in the freezer.
Remembering the hand and the fish: my most vivid mental images were of the portion sizes, (thumb of fat; palm of protein, etc.) and that fish from the newsletter. You know, the one that says “If you’re hungry enough to eat this fish with broccoli…”
Duck eggs! Luscious, rich, ginormous, delectable duck eggs! I have two laying ducks who provided me with the most decadent breakfasts. Thank you, ladies.
Fresh seafood: we have excellent fresh seafood markets, so I’ve taken full advantage.
Baths: long soaks in the tub in Dead Sea salts and essential oils; they really help with muscle aches and stress.
Wearing the right gear: you know how putting on an apron changes dinner?–well, putting on the right clothes for each task makes all the difference. I wore my special one-piece swimsuit to water aerobics, and my specially ordered water shoes. I also wore my under armour cold gear for jogging, and real running shoes. No schlubbing out of the house in what doubles as pajamas.
Prayer: continually checking in with God for repentance, strength and guidance.
What Went Well
Be sure to check out my Pinterest Board: Mermaid Whole30