There is someone who knows me better than anyone else. When I got the text, “Listen to this song, it reminds me of you”, I knew it was probably spot on.

The song was Thunder by Imagine Dragons.

Not a yes sir, not a follower…

I was lightening before the thunder

Yup. In love with it.

Think about a storm for a second…

If you aren’t paying attention, you can miss the lightening but you can’t miss the thunder. The thunder is loud, it demands attention. The lightening is silent. Powerful, but silent.

I love this.

I don’t talk about how many hours a day or a week I work.

I don’t talk about the (literally) unbelievable trials I’ve been through in the past few years.

There are hardships I haven’t even shared with my family.

It has been hard as hell at every single turn. Harder than I could have imagined.

But…

I am the lightening before the thunder.

I show up and I do the work and I don’t need to make a sound.

I’m not a “yessir”; I’m not a follower.

I don’t care if you understand me or like me.

I’m here to create my best, happiest, most fulfilling life and I know that when I stand in my own truth, the right opportunities and people will come into my life.

I love this.

I’m bringing that attitude into today’s workout. I am the lightening before the thunder.

“Lead Foot”
AMRAP 4:
27 Calorie Row
27 Burpees
27 Jumping CTB Pull-ups
Rest 4:00
AMRAP 4:
21 Calorie Row
21 Burpees
21 Toes-to-Bar
Rest 4:00
AMRAP 4:
15 Calorie Row
15 Burpees
15 Jumping Pull-ups

My goal was to bring 100% effort to each 4 minute WOD and not hold back at all. No pacing. Well, the pace is: GO.

When I wanted to give up, I reminded myself that I’m the lightening.

I’m not a follower. When everyone else slows down, I don’t. I put my foot on the gas.

Today’s workout felt great. I left the gym proud. I wanted to puke on my shoes, but I was proud.

On the food front:

Remember last week how I wrote about my response to PMS? I’m now within a couple hours of starting my cycle so I’m still having a bit more hunger than normal. Answer: I eat more. Usually more protein & veggies.

Around 9am (I woke up at 4:30a) I had balsamic glazed chicken & tomatoes and a handful of almonds.

After my workout, around 2pm I had a beautiful chicken cobb salad. It was romaine, tomatoes, chicken, avocado & bacon. Super tasty!

Dinner was shrimp cocktail, sushi & pickled brussels sprouts. Yup, entirely random and just the way I like it!

PS: If you’re new to these posts, listen to this podcast episode to get the scoop on what changes I’m making in my life and you can start back at my first daily post here.