Happy Thursday, loves! My day started off with some work on Saturday’s podcast which got me thinking about back to my most powerful question:
What opportunities can I create today to take impeccable care of myself?
These things certainly won’t happen by accident. I won’t drift towards impeccable choices and consistent self-care.
This week has been totally crazy and I’ve been driving all over creation every day. Today, I don’t have to go anywhere other than the gym. That creates a lot of great self-care opportunities.
- I can drink plenty of water – after yesterday’s intense massage I know it will help
- I can bring a positive, enthusiastic, eager attitude to my workout
- I can meditate for at least 20 minutes
- I can cook a delicious, fat loss friendly dinner & enjoy it without my computer or phone
No need for a crazy long list, just a few things that feel like self care today.
At my gym, before each workout we all give each other fist bumps or high fives.
For some people, it’s more of an apprehensive eye roll that says “here we go, this is gonna suck!” or “is it over yet?”
I’ve decided that every time I give another athlete a high five or fist bump before a workout I say, “have fun!”
I mean, honestly, we aren’t Olympians. We aren’t competing against each other. Do your best and for chrissakes – have fun!
Stop being dramatic about self care. It’s a wonderful thing that we’re well enough to be able to move our bodies in this way.
Put a damn smile on your face & have some fun!
That’s as much of a pep talk for myself as it is for you. Especially given today’s workout! Ready for it?
*Buy In: 50 burpees
50m Prowler Push (95/45#)
100m Sandbag Run (50/35)
Yayyyyy all the running! #sarcasm
Running with a sled.
Running with a sandbag.
Running with dead tired legs.
(See why I needed that “have fun” pep talk today?!)
Speaking of legs…
The funniest thing happened during my massage yesterday. Well, it was funny to me and you’re gonna hear about it whether you agree or not.
The massage therapist was working on my hamstrings while I was laying on my belly. My knee was bent at a 90 degree angle to the table and she was moving it up and down like a water pump to see where the muscle was moving easily & where it wasn’t.
She wanted me to relax my leg instead of holding up the weight on my own.
She says, “let your leg be heavy”
I said, “Uh, that’s like telling water to be wet”
I hold about 80% of my body weight in my legs so that just cracked me up.
Heavy legs. Check! #overachiever
Yeah, the workout was pretty rough. After the first couple of rounds my legs felt like I was running uphill through molasses in the winter. Yup, that’s about right.
I collapsed on the pavement afterwards and relaxed in the sun. So nice.
On the food front:
I ate before my workout today. I was hungry this morning so I ate. I had a Paleo Power Meals bacon & egg muffin from the freezer. I’m not usually hungry in the morning. If I am, I eat. Pretty simple.
I absolutely love Paleo Power Meals – if you try them out, be sure to use the coupon code ebprimal20 to save 20% on your first order!
After my workout I ran over to Chipotle for another salad bowl. I had one yesterday and I forgot how much I love it! I personally opt for no rice & no beans. Just a salad with fajita veggies, chicken, pico & guac.
I kept my promise of drinking lots of water throughout the day and dinner was simple but delicious:
I took a can of wild caught salmon, mixed it up with some Primal Kitchen Chipotle Lime Mayo and had it with a bag of cauliflower rice.
See you tomorrow!!