Weekend Plans Post: Gas In The Car
The big problem with the low-carb thing is the adjustment of energy levels. You can do short bursts of energy, but sustained cardio is rough. There’s no gas in the car.
Which I found out at the climbing gym last night. “Holy cow. I can’t do ANYTHING. Oh, yeah. I gave up carbs.”
Which means that, this weekend, the chores and errands will need to be gently spaced out.
The weekend begins with one of the kids at the local diner having a gig. He asked me to show up for his show and stick around through “Bohemian Rhapsody” and I told him I’d be delighted to do that. So I’m going to watch some kids play cover songs at a bar on Friday night, like I’m 24 or something. Eating eggs, watching kids cover Queen… Friday night in Colorado Springs.
Saturday is the rough one. I have to take the car in for Regularly Scheduled Maintenance, we have to visit the Credit Union, we have to get groceries, we have to go to Costco, we have to swap out the cat boxes, we have to do laundry, and I have to do Meal Prep because I can’t just fly by night and say “Oh, sure, I’ll just stop by Culver’s and get some fried cheese curds for lunch!”
If you want a fast low-carb option, there aren’t that many that are decent quality and the ones that are fast and decent quality are ‘spensive. (I went to the local deli and got a kale salad (that they called a “Power Salad”) and a pound of that with 3/4ths of a pound of chicken breasts was SEVENTEEN FREAKIN’ DOLLARS. It came with a drink, but still.)
So errands and chores and food prep. Maybe I’ll make the 3C Casserole. The spicy version. Grill some steak too. Wash some spinach. Prepare some cheese. Boil some eggs. Bake some bacon.
And that should get me to, oh, Wednesday.
So… what’s on your docket?
(Featured image is “Empty Tank“, by MonicaSwan. Used under a creative commons license.)