So, today we have sworn off all animal products and basically anything white - sugar, flour, all that jazz. We are in training, after all, our bodies being morphed into fire-destroying machines even as we speak.
I won't give you a daily rundown of what I eat-seriously, are you that desperate for reading material? - but since it's Day 1, I figured I'd give you an idea of what I'm consuming now.
The Engine 2 Diet, as interpreted by the Siren Sex Goddess:
Gah, I have to eat BREAKFAST???!!!! I detest eating in the morning!!! Ugh. Determined to turn over a new leaf, I started my day with an English muffin, smeared with a small amount of peanut butter, and a banana.
Engine 2 says-approved, thank you very much.
Spinach - coconut milk yogurt - orange juice-frozen mango -banana smoothie. Before you get all gaggy on me, don't knock it until you try it. It was really frickin' yummy. The hard part is getting all the blended spinach fragments out of your teeth before you have to go back to work.
Engine 2 says - pretty much approved; Rip probably wouldn't be so jazzed about the added sugar in the yogurt. It's Day 1, don't judge me.
Old-fashioned oatmeal with soy milk and the teensiest bit of sugar on it.
FINE (rolling eyes) - and 2 Oreos that I ate while I was cooking said oatmeal. Geesh, people, I was starving and it was the kind you have to cook for like 7 minutes to get it thick enough.
Engine 2 says - added sugar, boo hiss. The Oreos - baby, they were totally worth it.
But you know what, my little chickens? For day 1 of my firefighter training regime, I think I did pretty awesome.
To close, I thought I'd run one of my test prep questions by you. Think you know the answer to this one?
In your judgment, what is the best reason for fire hoses to be removed and reloaded on an apparatus at least once every 30 days?
a. Hose tends to get brittle with little use.
b. Water trapped within a hose after use can stagnate and deteriorate the lining.
c. It reduces the possibility of bends becoming permanently set at certain points on the hoseline.
d. It is just another menial job to keep firefighters constantly busy.
Well? I'm waiting.....and no, I didn't make "d" up.