Choices > Circumstances

by | Sep 27, 2017 | Blog

We had a great conversation in the Primal Potential Masters Club the other night about change.

We often seek change when we’re unhappy. We usually think we’re unhappy because of our circumstances (job, finances, relationship, etc).

Really, our happiness or unhappiness comes from our choices, not our circumstances.

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It’s easy to convince yourself that you’re unhappy because you hate your job or because you’re single.

It’s easy to create a story about the fact that your financial burdens make you unhappy.

Here’s an empowering, simple truth: peace comes from your choices, not your circumstances.

It’s amazing how your perspective can change on your job when you prioritize taking impeccable care of yourself.

It’s amazing how much clarity you’ll have about a relationship when you’re taking impeccable care of yourself.

It’s amazing how much more calm & happy you’ll be when you’re taking impeccable care of yourself.

There are two things you can do to create immediate & dramatic change in your life:

  • Improve your attitude about your circumstances
  • Take impeccable care of yourself

Those are the magic bullets.

Taking impeccable care of yourself might have to do with what & how much you eat. It might have to do with sleep. It might have to do with how you care for your home or your finances. You get to decide what it means for you but this fundamental truth remains:

Peace comes from your choices, not your circumstances. 

You have so much more power than you think you do. You have so much more power than you’re taking advantage of!

Today was a great day at the gym. I really didn’t want to workout when I got there, but I told myself to take it one minute at a time, and I got in a great workout!

I need to avoid impact activities while I’m going through this egg harvesting process so I incorporated wall balls instead of the barbell facing burpees the workout called for. It was still a heck of a burn!

“Weightlifting Wednesday” 
Push Press

followed by…

“Pushed Around” 
Every 3:00 x 4 Rounds
15/12 Calorie Row
10 wall balls
Max Push Press
No rest between rounds

My shoulders will be feeling that one tomorrow! So many push presses!

On the food front:

I thought I’d be getting tired of my cabbage salad bowl but I am not. Not even close. It’s one of the highlights of my whole day!

This morning’s bowl included shredded cabbage, bacon, eggs, walnuts & Primal Kitchen Chipotle Lime Mayo. Keep in mind that because this is such a big meal with so much fat and a decent amount of protein, it’s usually brunch or brunch-like for me. That’s what works for me, my body, my activity level and my hunger. That doesn’t mean it’s what works for you. #youdoyou

A few hours later I had a few handfuls of macadamia nuts. Again, I’m not usually a big snacker but since I’m feeling a little crummy, snacking seems to help a bit.

I don’t know about you, but I feel like macadamia nuts are hit or miss. Some brands are super delish and others are either bland or off-tasting. Sometimes I think they taste like soap. I get nervous when I try a new brand but these ones I got from Thrive Market are legit! They definitely meet my standard!

Dinner. Chicken thighs and bacon. That’s what I want. It’s super random but nights are challenging for me with my hormone injections and if it’s fat loss friendly & easy, it wins.

Make it a great day!

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