I realized yesterday that when I agreed to start the Whole30 on Feb. 23, I hadn’t taken a good long gander at the calendar.
While our first day on the program was delicious, there’s still an adjustment going on. It takes time to prepare food and think through what we can and can’t eat. With no cream or sugar to take the edge off my morning coffee, I drank less of it, which is overall a good thing but there’s still some withdrawal involved.
All was well until I got to work last night and realized the impact of starting a new eating plan during tech week. Anyone who’s ever been involved in theatre in any capacity knows that tech week is the stressful stretch of days where the show comes together on the stage, and the crew keeps it together with strong coffee and gooey doughnuts.
It wasn’t so much the temptation to belly up to the snack table, as the stress and the need to move quickly that got to me. I had a bag of almonds for renewed energy, thank goodness, and today I can rest some before diving in again.
It’s okay. The show will open and calm down. I’m around people I enjoy, and the snack table is clear up on the next level from where I have to be most of the time.
So we soldier forward, and Whole30 on.