I’m not sure if I’ve ever been so excited to sleep in my own bed. I slept so hard last night, it was amazing. But sleeping in a hot tent on the hard ground for three nights was more than worth it; Bonnaroo was incredible. The number of musicians and bands that I got to see for the amount I paid is unreal. Here was my Roo 2013 Lineup:
Futurebirds– Alt J– Sea Wolf– Calexico– Of Monsters and Men– Wilco– Paul McCartney– The XX– Tallest Man on Earth– Portugal. The Man– The Dirty Projectors– Beach House– Macklemore– The Sheepdogs– Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros– The National– Ed Helms– Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Easily worth the 200 bucks. I was super impressed with Alt J, Calexico, the XX and Macklemore, Paul McCartney was the tits, and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros put on probably the best concert I have ever been to. I can also safely say that my experience would have been completely different had I not packed lots of snacks and sought out the better food options. I would have felt sluggish and foggy headed, and wouldn’t have been able to enjoy the concerts. Thanks to my preparation though, I didn’t experience that. Here’s a quick look at some of my choices from food trucks and vendors that kept me full, energized and feeling good.
Greek salad and a chicken kabob
Arugula, scrambled eggs, avocado, corn and apple pico de gallo, and mango chipotle sauce with organic cold pressed coffee, all from the Goatacado stand. Goatacado is a healthy food start-up from Richmond, VA. If I ever pass through Richmond I’m totally hitting that up because this was the bomb. I may even recreate it and post the recipe.
I did indulge in a few not so clean eats, but not so much so that I felt groggy. Favorite cheat: sweet potato fries dipped in chocolate-vanilla swirled soft serve ice cream. omg. I died. That combo is too good to be true.
But no ice cream (or froyo ) for me for the next 21 days because today I’m starting the 21 day sugar detox! This will be my second attempt. I tried it for the first time back in February while I was at school and lasted a whopping 9 days. Which actually is quite a while to go without any sort of sweeteners or sugar, and pretty much no fruit. I just didn’t have the willpower back then, but I think I can handle 21 days now, especially since I have much easier access to healthy, wholesome foods here in Atlanta than I did in St. Andrews (it’s pretty much a health food desert in case you didn’t know). It takes 21 days to make or break a habit, so over the next 3 weeks I will be working towards breaking my addiction to sugar. Wish me luck! I’ll be posting about my meals periodically and keeping a record of most of them on Instagram. Any encouragement is welcome
Have a happy Tuesday!