Ah, what a great start to the day!
It’s 9:14am as I write this part of the blog and I’ve caught up on emails, connected with my Fat Loss Fast Track groups and 1:1 clients, showered and been to the gym.
I had to get in an early workout today because I need to be in Boston this afternoon when I’m normally working out.
Today was a barbell workout and while I loved it, it was super hard.
12 Deadlifts (155/105#)
9 Hang Power Cleans (155/105#)
6 Push Jerks (155/105#)
Essentially, you’re doing this workout as quickly as possible, all barbell. The deadlifts felt pretty easy but my back really tired out quickly on the hang power cleans.
After the workout I went for a short run outside to loosen up my back. Like I said yesterday, I despise running but I know I will like it more as I get better at it, which takes practice.
If I avoid the things I don’t like, I’ll never improve and never enjoy it.
After I felt like my back was a little looser, I worked on my toes-to-bar for just a few minutes.
When I got back from the gym, I checked back in with my Fat Loss Fast Track groups & one of my veteran clients had posted a great quote from Elizabeth Gilbert.
“You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestation of your own blessings”
I absolutely LOVE this quote and the idea behind it.
I responded to her, telling her so, and sharing that the first thing it makes me think is, “So Elizabeth, how will you participate today? What will you do today to participate in the manifestation of what you want?”
It’s not going to come to me because I deserve it. It’s not going to come to me because I want it. It’s not going to come to me because I understand it, read about it and know a lot.
I have to participate, daily, in the manifestation of what I want.
So, I’m going to answer that question right here. How will I participate, today, in the manifestation of what I want?
- I’ll respond with patience & generosity to every email
- I’ll connect to my inner circle and make them feel loved & admired
- I’ll drink plenty of water & eat exclusively whole foods when I’m hungry
Speaking of hunger…
On the food front:
Oh cold brew coffee, I love you so much. I had two tall glasses of cold brew – one before my workout and one after.
Around 11am I had an early lunch en-route to a meeting in Boston. I stopped off at Chipotle Mexican Grill and got a salad bowl (no rice, no beans) with chicken, pico & guac.
After my meeting I had a massage. Yay for self-care! In this year of push of mine, I’ve got to take care of my body in many ways. Working out is only one of those. Sleeping more is another. Massage and floating are others.
I dashed to Whole Foods after my massage to enjoy their salad bar.
- Mixed greens
- Shredded cabbage
- 1 hard boiled egg
- a few ounces of salmon
I’m proud of the way I participated in the manifestation of what I want today!
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