The other day 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.
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One thing I’ve been practicing over the past few days is spending just a little more time on all the good things. Usually, I rush from one thought to another, one choice to another, never really pausing to let the good stuff simmer. To be honest, the thoughts I usually let simmer are the negative ones – worry, stress, frustration, etc.
Yesterday, after taking a walk along the waterfront, I sat down to soak it all in. Sure, I needed to get back to work. Yes, there were a million other things to do. But, I stopped to just enjoy what was around me for a few minutes.
In the evening, I glanced in the mirror and thought, “I look pretty!” Instead of dismissing the lovely thought or turning to a critical thought, I just stayed with it for a few more moments.
Where we let our mind rest determines so much about our mood and mindset. I’m trying to let my mind rest on the good just a little more often.
In fact, I’m practicing that this morning! I’m attending a training for the weekend and I’ve had a few moments of nervousness: what if I don’t fit in? What if I don’t pass the test? What if I can’t keep up?
All those are future thoughts. When I think those thoughts, I am manufacturing problems. They aren’t rooted in reality. What’s real is that I’m sitting in my comfortable hotel room with a cup of coffee. I am fine. I am great! I’m letting my brain rest in those thoughts.
I got up at 4:30am today so I could work for a few hours before my training begins. My legs are pretty tight from Thursday’s workout so I spent the first few minutes stretching before opening up my journal and spending a couple minutes in gratitude.
5 – 7am: Work!
7 – 8am: Meditate & get ready for training
8 – 8:30am: Walk to the training center
8:30 – 12pm: Class (more on this later)
12 – 1pm: Lunch! I brought salmon, cauliflower rice and brussels sprouts from home. It was pretty good!
1 – 5:30pm: Class!
This included a LOT of movement. Tons of squats and overhead presses as well as a more organized workout.
3 Rounds for Time (RFT)
- 15 thrusters
- 12 burpees
5:30 – 6:45: Walk to the harbor for dinner with my sweet sister.
Debi and I love Mexican food and we almost always get guacamole as a starter and then split fajitas. That’s what we did tonight. We got chicken & beef – it was a reasonable serving for one person, but we happily shared it with each other.
7:00 – 10pm: Studying (related to this weekend away)
I’m sooooooo tired! See you tomorrow!