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Well, the lack of sleep thing makes more sense this morning. (Insert sad trombone…)

After struggling to sleep all night (again), I woke up with a sore throat & chest congestion.

As much as my ego is screaming for me to go workout (which is absolutely what I would normally do), I’m not going to.

Can we pause for a second and celebrate what a huge self-care victory that is for me?! Yay! 

But, I am determined to work with my body during this year of push, not fight against it. After all, we’re on the same team.

I have a lot of work to do today and when I’m not working on hosting my Masters Club workshop, I’m going to be drinking water and trying to create some down time.

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One question that keeps coming up is about the journal I’ve been sharing over on my Instagram stories. (If you follow me on Instagram and see my picture in a circle at the top of your app, that means I’ve shared a story: a real time picture or video that displays for only 24 hours.) The past few days I’ve been showing morning & evening pictures of my journal.

It’s called the 5-minute journal & I absolutely love it! I was chatting with one of my clients this morning and she shared that seeing my Instagram stories of my journal encouraged her to get back to using hers and she’s really excited about it.

Here’s to hoping I wake up bright eyed & bushy tailed tomorrow, ready to crush a strong workout! I’ll tell ya – not feeling well makes you really appreciate your health and value taking great care of yourself to preserve it!

On the food front:

Let me be very honest for a second – I actually don’t love sharing what I eat every day & here’s why:

I think many folks don’t understand the intense variability in food & nutrient needs based on body size, metabolism, activity level, body composition, etc.

I know that many people look to eat the same way every day. I’m not that way. I really strive to listen to my body which means some days I eat a lot and some days I eat very little.

Right now it’s 2:34pm and I’m still not hungry. So, I haven’t yet eaten. I’m not surprised by that – I’ve been very sedentary and I’m really congested. I wouldn’t be surprised if I don’t eat at all today and I think that’s completely fine.

My goal is to listen to my body & give it what it needs. I don’t just monitor hunger but also energy & focus. What my body needs most today is water & rest.

When people get hung up on eating every few hours or making sure to get 3 meals each day, I think they forget how humans evolved.

We didn’t have predictable access to food and we were lean & highly active.

This constant eating and snacking is much more about access and habit than biological need.

If I don’t eat today, I’m totally fine. I’m at zero risk of starving or damaging my metabolism.

#rantover #fornow 🙂

…But then you go to Whole Foods…

Haha.

I went to Whole Foods for some cold brew coffee and sage (you can see how I sage’d my mattress on my Instagram Story) and that trip triggered some hunger.

I didn’t buy food there but I came home and finished up the leftover steak in the fridge (from the another night) with 1/2 an avocado and some Primal Kitchen Chipotle Lime Mayo.

I don’t even like mayo but I use that stuff for everything! I mix it with canned salmon, I dip veggies in it, I absolutely love it!

Between now and the end of the night I’ll just be sipping on tea and drinking lots of water to help me power through my Masters Club workshop and hopefully getting a great night of sleep on clean sheets, a refreshed mattress and a peaceful heart!

Let me wrap up by sharing with you a powerful thought my sister texted to me today: