Thursday, August 26, 2010

Camping Can Proceed!

I'm a planner. Sometimes this is a great thing, and sometimes it is not. Occasionally I get accused of not being spontaneous enough, or not being 'fun.' Well, in terms of keeping my sanity and my health, there are certain things that I can't simply leave up to chance. I like to know where I'm sleeping. If I don't plan my meals, I eat crappy. I like to know I will be getting exercise. I have to plan in order to make time for all the things I deem necessary.

The planner in me especially comes out when my boyfriend and I decide to take a late summer (ok, fall) camping trip. I research campsites. I find hikes to take, sights to see. I think about the s'mores we will be making. Errrrrt....! Back-up. S'mores? I can't have s'mores! Marshmallows, chocolate, and graham cracker is not Paleo. Camping is not camping without s'mores. What to do...what to do. Even more then I like planning, I like problem-solving.

On Tuesday, I picked up the most bad-ass backyard fire-pit known to man. It's so awesome. Its not one of those round flying saucer dealies with the mesh screen over the top that everyone has. Its a 5' cast iron bullet, weighing close to 100 pounds? I didn't get a pic of it, but you'll just have to trust me, its tits.

Last night we decided to break in the firepit. The boyfriend mentioned something about practicing for camping.

Ding...time to test out my (almost) paleo s'mores.

I got an idea to slice banana into marshmallow looking shapes, and roast them.

I then placed the warm banana on top of a chunk of near-pure chocolate (Scharffen-Berger 70%). No graham cracker.

Definitely a success. Camping can proceed!

Despite efforts this week, my eating has been derailed everyday by some non-paleo food. I know this started with me not making my breakfast for the entire week on Sunday. I decided to just 'wing it' and that has proven to be a bad decision. I'm not going to dwell on it or beat myself up over it, I just know that if I want to feel my best, look my best, and perform my best, I must continue to stay focused, and eat good fuel. Today is a new day!

1 comment:

  1. Camping just isn't camping without some toasted marshmallows. The chocolate and banana combo looks nice though :)