It doesn’t feel good to wake up with frustration or regret. I don’t know if it’s ever happened to you, but I have a lot of experience with it.

I’d overeat and wake up the next day wishing I hadn’t. Or, I’d put off an important project and wake up facing more pressure than I would have if I just got it done.

In fact, waking up with that regret & frustration would usually make me less likely to make good choices.

I’d use the regret or frustration to justify more choices that would trigger more regret or frustration.

Insanity, right?

A big part of this pattern was that I was focused on all that was wrong and on all I hadn’t done instead of focusing on what I could do now & next.

If you aren’t focused on what you can do now or next, why would you think you’ll choose it? You probably won’t!

I was thinking about this today when I saw the below post from CompeteEveryday.

I think this is a powerful mantra: I keep coming back.

No matter what happened last, I keep coming back.

Every time you find your attention fixed on what went wrong or why you’re frustrated & disappointed, redirect your attention to: no matter what happened last, I keep coming back.

Think about it – life is SO short and you absolutely have the power to make it incredible, but to do that, you can’t keep quitting. You have to keep coming back.

I’ll tell ya – today’s workout was a tough one! I loved it, but it kicked my butt!

“Doce”
AMRAP 4:
27 Calorie Row
21 Power Cleans (115/85)
15 Burpee Box Jump Overs (24/20″)
Rest 4:00
AMRAP 4:
27 Calorie Row
21 Power Cleans (95/65)
15 Burpee Box Jump Overs (24/20″)
Rest 4:00
AMRAP 4:
27 Calorie Row
21 Power Cleans (75/55)
15 Burpee Box Jump Overs (24/20″)

I was definitely hungry when I got home!

On the food front:

Alllll the post workout food: steak frites and a couple handfuls of cashews! So delish. I wanted to keep eating because it was satisfying but I wasn’t hungry, so I stopped.

For lunch I had a cobb salad with extra grilled chicken & dinner was that chicken & broccoli over cauliflower rice that I’m finally digging again.

Don’t forget! In yesterday’s daily recap I proposed an AMA (ask me anything) blog or podcast segment – all questions are fair game and you can post them in the comments, on social, or wherever! I love getting to know you guys better so I thought it would be fun for you to get to know me, too! 

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.