After my workout today I watched a TedTalk given by Tim Ferriss and he concluded his short presentation with a quote that I absolutely adore. In fact, after I saw the quote I sat down with my journal and wrote down some ideas about how I could apply it today.
When we repeatedly make easy choices, we have a hard life. We create a hard life.
I’ve lived this one. When I constantly made “easy” choices with food – overeating, overindulging, giving in to temptation instead of resisting, my life was hard. I wasn’t happy. I was self-conscious. I was disappointed in myself and obsessed with the changes I wasn’t making.
On the flip side, hard choices create an easy life. My choices now are in fact much harder than they used to be but my life is easier.
When I started making hard financial choices, my financial life got easier. When I started making hard career choices, my career got easier. When I started making hard health choices, being healthy got easier.
Could I justify some snacks or indulgences today? Sure could! But the hard choice of saying, “No, I don’t need that” makes my life easier.
It wasn’t easy to get up early this morning, but that hard choice, repeated consistently, makes my life easier. It wasn’t easy to go to the gym today, but that hard choice makes my life easier.
Easy choices, hard life. Hard choices, easy life.
I love that so much. What can you do with it today?
Today’s workout was quick but effective. My butt is going to feel those thrusters tomorrow!
13 Thrusters (75/55)
Throughout this workout I kept telling myself, “You don’t have to stop, you just want to!” It definitely helped me push harder.
On the food front:
I had a large glass of cold brew coffee before my workout and then around 10:15am I had a cobb salad with extra grilled chicken.
At 1:30 I had shrimp scampi with spaghetti squash (it was seriously amazing) from Paleo Power Meals and I was happy to have an early dinner around 5pm of steak frites (sweet potato fries).
While Paleo Power Meals gives me a discount code (ebprimal20 for your first order), they certainly don’t pay me to talk about their meals but holy smokes is it making my life easier!
I don’t buy their breakfasts anymore (I did at first) but instead I plan for lunch & dinner meals Monday-Friday. I love not having to cook or think about grocery shopping and meal prepping. I’m sure I’m spending a bit more than if I were cooking but the flip side of that is I can spend more time working, so I think it balances out. The time and sanity aspects are huge!
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