Listening to my body and giving it a break. I went for an upper body work out instead of an intense cardio workout as my lower body joints are still very sore. Not sure why my joints are bothering me but I’m listening to them and taking it easy.
I made a commitment and I’m holding up my end of the bargain even though my body isn’t sure about it’s end of the bargain. 💪👍👏💓
Meal prep for the week is done✅
🔺Beef stew with carrots, potatoes and mushrooms
🔺teriyaki turkey meatballs
🔺roasted broccoli and cauliflower 🔺roasted purple, white and orange sweet potatoes. 🔺overnight oats with berries(not pictured)
🔺 snacks- apple with nut butter and snap peas with hummus (not pictured)
So happy to have all this prepped and ready as I have another busy week.
Simple meal to end a simple day.
Some roasted veggies with some roasted sausages. Yesterday I meal prepped so that today and the rest of the week all I day to do is heat and eat. This is the easiest way for me to stay on track when I have very little time. How do you stay in track with your healthy eating?
The calm before the chores. I’ve decided to take a break from chores and take in some bullet proof coffee and some reading.
So far I’ve been to a Pilates class and then the grocery store. I’m running the dish washer now but still need to vacuum and do laundry. So since I’m half way through with the work I thought I’d take a break.
As an introvert I find that I refill my cup best by sitting and reading. That is what I try every morning before I start my day I read a little and why I try on the weekends to read a little more. I vary the books I read between fiction, non fiction and self development. I’ve learned that it’s ok to take a break and that I didn’t have to go until I drop as at that point it takes more work to refuel than if I always do a little bit.
How do you refill your cup?
Better Late than Never. Today’s work out did not go as planned. Instead of waking up early I ended up catching up on some much needed sleep. My body is letting me know to take it easy so I opted for a dance work out instead of a plyo work out. I may not have been able to do what I planned but I kept my word and did seomthing. I’m learning that it’s ok if I’m not able to do what I planned, I just need to make a modification and do something different. The biggest thing is listen to my body and to show up for myself. What do you do when. You can’t do what you planned?
Good Morning Sunshine 🌞
Starting my day off with a slow start. I love starting my mornings off with a good book and a good cup of coffee.
I’m learning to go with flow and move with the push and pull of life. Finding balance takes work but it makes for a much happier me. 😁. How do you balance your life?
How often do we let the story that we tell ourselves get in the way of our progress. It is the decisions that we make in life that determine what happens in our lives not the conditions of our life that determines what happens In our lives. Today I listened to an eye opening Poscast form Tony Robbins about this subject. I don’t feel like the topic was new it was his approach to it.
An example of this would be I used to say I could never workout in the morning due to time, it would take too much time to get it the gym and back and I would have to get up too early. But you know what, now I work out every morning but I do it at home so drive time isn’t a problem. Sure I do get up earlier but it’s a doable time. By changing the story for I can’t to I can I have changed my outcome.
Look at the stores you are telling and see which ones you can change to change your outcome.
I have often found myself getting stuck In the could have, should have, would have and if only. Dwelling on these hasn’t done anything good for me and only caused me to suffer longer. These days I’m really trying to focus on the know and to see how I can better myself for the future.
As the past has already happened I can not change it only learn from it.
Refueling the body and fueling the mind.
I try to pack as much in to a small amount of time as possible. I love sitting down to finish a book in one sitting but these days I’m learning to read it a few pages at a time due to limited time. There isn’t a right or a wrong way to fuel your mind it’s about just doing it anyway you can. My challenge is to take a minute today and listen or read to book or podcast that will fuel your mind.
Doing what I can to stay on track. Today I have all my food for all my meals prepped and ready to take in the go. Today is a long day so I have even included my dinner in the mix as I want to make sure I get some healthy food rather than stopping for some fast food. Yes it does take me a few extra minutes in the morning to get my food ready but in the end it’s worth it as I tend to eat better and feel better. How are you found with your food today?
My challenge to you today is to show up for yourself and do something that makes you uncomfortable.
Yes it’s hard to wake up early to work out, yes it’s hard to push through the tiredness but the reward is worth it. Keeping my commitment to myself is something I am proud of and see the results of on a daily basis.
No matter how tired I am I know that If I just do my work out I will feel better. I may still be tired but I have a different kind of energy afterwards. That energy comes from the internal strength, the newfound confidence and the knowledge that I stuck with something.
Give it a try and see what happens let me know. It doesn’t have to be exercise it could be something else, Morning meditation, eating a healthy breakfast. Just try something you have always thought you couldn’t or wouldn’t do. 👏
Getting ready for the day. - overnight oats with blueberries - superfoods smoothie
- chili Mac
- coffee with cinnamon -water
- snap peas and hummus (not pictured)
- mini perfect bar
I have my food packed and ready for the day. It’s super important for me to plan my food today so that I have enough good food to fuel me through the day. Do you plan your food for the day or wing it?
Grace- it’s a word I have had to relearn. For me it means not beating myself up when I’m tired and don’t do as much as the day before. It means showing up but taking it easy because my body is in pain.
When I started this journey I jumped in with both feet, however I’m learning that sometimes life happens and I need to extend myself grace when things don’t go as planned or my body doesn’t cooperate. As long as I continue to do my part that’s what matters. Do you show yourself grace?
Meal prep for the week is done •chili Mac
• roast chicken
•sweet potatoes •snap peas & hummus
• kefir,blueberries & muesli •roasted Brussels sprouts • roasted butternut squash
• roasted bell peppers
I was able to put most of this together in a short period of time. Yes some of this is pre-prepped food but I do what I can with the time and resources that I have. Eating healthy isn’t about getting rid of convenience. It’s about moderation and doing the best you can with what you have. As my days have gotten busier I’m trying to come up with ways to eat better and still be where I need to be and not feel hungry. How do you maximize your time and food options?
Saturday lunch = roasted veggies with quinoa and balsamic glaze. I love that I can get a quick healthy meal with minimal effort.
What’s your favorite quick healthy meal?
Before I start my day I get in my work out. If I don’t do it first I know that I will let other things get in the way. Today was tough the moves were ones I hadn’t done before so I felt a little in coordinated. In the past I would have let my lack of coordination derail my work out or at least turn it off and do something else. This time I pushed through and did my best. I’m so proud of myself for pushing through and finishing. One of the reasons I work it is for the feeling that I have done something good for my self and the sense of accomplishment. How do you feel after you work out?
How I start my Saturday:
1. Coffee in fun mug
2. Good book
3. Cozy blanket
I use this time to just relax and fill my mind with good thoughts. This mornings thoughts are about not being silent and sparking the truth. I never realized the huge price one pays when they are silent. As I look back over my life I realize that there were plenty of times where I was silent and it cost me. For me it was hard to speak up because I didn’t feel like I had a right, yes it was my life that was being spoken about it but I felt like the people around me knew better than I did so I just followed their direction.
It was a hard place to be in, feeling like what I was being asked to do went against my heart but not knowing that I could do anything different. I have spent many years growing those mental muscles so that I’m never in that situation again. I don’t want to feel like I don’t have a voice e related to my own life. Yes there are people around me that I ask for advice or an opinion but in the end I still make the choice.
As you go through your day I challenge you to break the silence in your life, it can be something small like giving and opinion about a radio channel. Speak up today. 👍
Perseverance is my word. Each day I show up for myself. I’m determined to be the best version of me and this is one part of that process.
Sure somedays I struggle with the work out and have to make significant modifications but no matter what I stick it out and finish it. It may not look pretty but I’m getting the job done.
I wake up early to work out because it’s time that I have set aside for me. I have decide to make me a priority and this is how I do it.
Another way I do it is by giving my body good food. Most days my food is on point and I’m feeding my body with food that fuels me through the day. Somedays I give into the sugar carving and have a peanut butter chocolate chip cookie or a pastry. I try to keep this days limited as my body is not used to those foods anymore and so I am often hit with an intense fatigue afterwards. I guess that’s the price you pay for eating healthy most of the time.
Are you making yourself a priority each day?