We’re officially in Las Vegas, Nevada. More importantly, this means we made it one week and 900 miles without succumbing to our food demons!
We hit a few bumps in the road en route to the West side, and a week ago we would have relied on food to make us feel better about these mishaps.
With our 30-day food challenge, we were forced to take solace in salad. Guess what? We survived. Shocking, right?
I often tout that the most important thing that we have learned through our travels over the past 2 years is to be open-minded. I feel a bit silly now as I realize I was never open-minded about food. I believed that I needed starchy carbs like rice, gluten-free bread, or pasta to feel full. Well, here’s another shocker: I was wrong. Except for being extremely gassy, I’m doing fine (Spenser, too). Better than fine- I feel pretty darn great. I know my digestive system is still adjusting to all this fiber I’m ingesting, so I’ll be sure to keep you updated on the passing gas. 😉
Of course, our charge across the country wasn’t all negative happenings…
Except for the necessary stops due to the mishaps, we charged across the country only stopping for a few days in New Mexico. We explored the boulders outside of Roy, NM with Eric Bissell and friends last weekend. Eric also showed us around the exquisite granite in La Madera, about an hour north of Santa Fe. Spenser will have an update on these two fun bouldering spots in his next post. For now, you can check out the photos on our Facebook page.My next post will contain the recipe for the best homemade granola. Ever. Get excited- it’s incredibly easy and costs much less than buying the hoighty-toighty kind from the store.