It’s complicated? It’s actually only as complicated as you make it.

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We see things as we choose to see them and what we experience as “hard” or “easy” is a direct result of our choices.

Let me give you an example. Today in one of my FLFT Facebook groups, someone made this comment:

Eating is such an emotional mind game!

Here’s exactly how I responded:

It’s whatever relationship between food & your thoughts you decide to create.

You get what your consistent choices create. That’s what determines what is hard or easy.

It’s no different than when we get super stressed over a family vacation. The relationship between your thoughts about the event & the event itself creates your experience. You can choose to focus on how you don’t like being away from home & out of your element. How there can be tension between certain family members. How you don’t have control over your food choices and getting packed up is such a pain in the butt.

Or, you can be grateful that you have a family to travel with. That you have the ability to go on vacation. That you’re well enough to do so.

You create the relationship between your thoughts & events. That relationship determines your experience.

You have way more control than you think you do. It’s really not that complicated. It’s not always easy, but it’s pretty simple.

Change the way you think and you change your experience of the world.

Today’s workout wasn’t very fun. It was challenging, but not intense the way I really prefer.

For Time:

50 seated shoulder press

50 push-ups (right leg crossed over left to my right quad dis-engaged)

50 hanging knee raises

I also did a little seated-shoulder stabilization work doing seated single-arm kettlebell presses, which the ball of the KB facing up. Like I said in my Anchor post yesterday, right now my workouts are about consistency & recovery, not intensity. Hopefully in another week & a half my knee will be better and I’ll good to go full speed.

On the food front:

As you can see from my past blogs, I usually do lunch/dinner food for my first meal of the day but I wasn’t in the mood for it today. I wanted yogurt. So, I had it. I picked up some greek yogurt on the way home from the gym and added coconut flakes to it. So tasty. I can’t do greek yogurt on the regular but every once in a while it makes me happy!

Around noon I had a large cobb salad with extra raw cabbage. I resisted the temptation to have my computer open while eating. That continues to be something I need to pay attention to. No multitasking while eating! I want to pay full attention to my meal, my body as I eat and if I’m still enjoying each bite.

I was planning on an early dinner & early bedtime but at the last minute I decided to go away for the weekend so I’m not sure what dinner will be…

Did you guys hear the tequila cauliflower story from yesterday? I shared it on the Anchor channel. Shaking my head…bananas.

Have a great weekend, guys! Definitely check out the Anchor channel if you have the time.