Ah, another beautiful day in New England! After months of cold weather and a week of rain, I couldn’t be happier to be sitting outside with a tall glass of cold brew coffee, writing to you guys.
Yes, I have to work. Yes, I have a really busy week. Yes, I have time to get outside. We make time for what matters.
I carried my coffee & laptop outside and I’m doing the same work I’d be doing inside while soaking up some morning sun.
There are so many things I want to share with you guys today. Much of it will be captured on Thursday’s podcast (episode 321 which airs April 13th). Please don’t miss that one. I think it’s one of the best yet.
Lately, I have been reminding myself that what’s waiting for me on the other side of discipline & consistency is way better, way richer and way more fulfilling than whatever tempts me right now.
The rewards of progress, pride, growth & achievement are so much more fulfilling than Halo Top ice cream, wine or nachos.
Sometimes I have to remind myself of that 50 times a day and that’s okay. It’s true each time.
It’s probably true for you, too.
I’m not the only one who’s grateful for the sun & warm weather today! It’s a running workout at the gym!
Running = outdoors.
I don’t enjoy anything about running. There’s a lot of backstory there which I’ll save for another day. It involves being forced to run cross country, sprinting into a telephone pole, drinking beer DURING a marathon and much more… None of it is good. 😉
Suffice it to say, I wasn’t super excited when I saw today’s workout:
“Team Boat Race”
500 Meter Row
400 Meter Run
My initial reaction was, “I hate running!!!”
But here’s what I love: pushing myself & time in the sun. Yay, two things I love about today’s workout! Instant perspective shift.
It’ll be over before I know it and I’ll be proud if I give my best, so that’s what I’ll do.
That’s what I do.
Plus: I’m going back to the flotation tank today! A couple weeks ago I shared that I did my first ever 60 minute float in the sensory deprivation floatation tank and today I’m going back for 90 minutes.
I am excited to push my body during this workout and then get 90 minutes of complete rest in the tank!
On the food front:
I made the switch over to Cold Brew coffee this morning (from hot brewed). I don’t drink much cold brew during the winter because I crave the warmth of hot coffee. However, cold brew is my preference because of the bolder flavor and lower acidity.
Here’s the brand I buy – they’re literally bean bags that I soak in a pitcher of filtered water overnight. Super easy and totally delicious!
Did you guys see the amazing salmon I made last night? I’m pumped to have an extra filet today to enjoy in a huge salad. Hurray for leftovers!
When I got home from my float, I was only a little hungry so I had some cauliflower rice with scrambled eggs. Super basic but really delicious!
I hope you guys decided to make it a great day, no matter what’s happening around you!
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.