Yesterday I announced that I’m starting a new blog series. Make sure you read what it is and why I’m doing it. Seriously – that part is important. It will take you 30 second. Read it now if you haven’t already.
My goal is to see just how amazing I can feel if I do everything as close to “best for me” as possible. If you’d rather listen to this blog than read it, please click here. Otherwise, keep reading below.
It’s a beautiful new day. I love the blank slate that comes with every morning. One of the first things I see every morning when I wake up (because it’s in my bathroom) is this beautiful quote:
This is the beginning of a new day. You have been given this day to use as you will. You can waste it or use it for good. What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it. When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever. In its place is something that you have left behind. Let it be something good.
Everytime I read it, it makes me smile, it makes me grateful & it inspires me. Today I will see just how amazing I can feel when I take impeccable care of myself. Remember, this isn’t just about nutrition. I’m looking to optimize
- stretching & mobility
- focus & distractions
Here’s what that has looked like for me today.
4:45am: Alarm goes off. Glass of water, journaling, stretching
5 – 6am: Dive right into my work with black coffee
6 – 7am: Meditate (20 minutes of Transcendental Meditation) & admin tasks
7 – 8am: Work on upcoming podcast (sneak peak – it’s all about the results of the microbiome testing I had done!)
8 – 9am: Grocery shopping (this is usually prime work time but work was being done outside my house so I used the opportunity to get the shopping done). Here’s what I picked up.
- Distilled water
- La Croix
9am – 1pm: Work (drank about 1 liter of water)
1pm: LUNCH (pictured on my Instagram stories)
Large salad with farm fresh lettuce, arugula microgreens, cherry tomatoes, avocado, bacon & Primal Kitchen balsamic dressing. Their dressings aren’t cheap, but I save by getting them from Thrive Market. I also poured the dressing over some chicken thighs that I’m going to grill for dinner!
I really love big salads with farm-fresh veggies. As I ate this one, I felt really inspired by how great it feels to eat amazing foods! I feel infinitely better when I’m eating well than when I’m not! Eating well is the true indulgence!
2 – 3pm: More work and 20 minute transcendental meditation
3 – 5pm: Workout! (drank about 1 liter of water)
- Crossover symmetry for shouder strength + shoulder rehab exercises
- Foam rolling
- Group warmup
- 15 minutes to build to a heavy jerk
- Workout for time
- 10 clean & jerks
- 400m run
- 8 clean & jerks
- 200m run
- 6 clean & jerks
- 100m run
- Crossover symmetry cool down
5 – 6pm: Finish up work for the day
- Cauliflower rice cooked in ghee
- Grilled chicken thighs (Primal Kitchen dressing as marinade)
- Large green salad
7 – 8pm: Working outside in the yard
8 – 9pm: Reading Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself while doing some lacrosse ball mobility work
Sweet dreams! See you for another amazing day tomorrow!