Want to hear a quote I tell myself throughout the day? “If you find yourself in the wrong story, leave.” ~ Mo Willems

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I remind myself of this quote if I’m in a bad mood, if I’m feeling stressed, if I’m bummed about a choice I made or if I’m angry at someone.

We create the stories we experience with our focus & our thoughts. The beautiful thing about that is we can CHOOSE to leave the story, go to another one, or create a new one.

If I’m feeling stressed and overwhelmed about work, I don’t have to stay in that story. I’ll shift my focus to how lucky I am to have a job. How lucky I am to have people who rely on me and how lucky I am to work in my passion.

If I’m feeling disappointed in a food choice I made or like my physical progress is too slow, I can leave that story. I can choose to create the story of all that is in my power to make a change right now.

If I’m feeling hurt by someone I love, I can choose to leave that story. I can remind myself of how much they love me. I can choose to see the situation as a misunderstanding or as poor communication. I can remind myself that it’s not worth being upset – that relationships are a gift and life is short.

If you find yourself in the wrong story, leave.” ~ Mo Willems

This is a superpower we all have.

Today’s workout totally crushed my shoulders! Since I’m still on crutches, I’m pretty limited in what I can do, so I had to get creative. Here’s what it looked like

3 rounds of:

  • 7 seated strict press
  • 7 ring rows
  • 7 situps

2 min max effort on bike (arms only)

3 rounds of:

  • 7 seated strict press
  • 7 ring rows
  • 7 situps

2 min max effort on bike (arms only)

3 rounds of:

  • 7 seated strict press
  • 7 ring rows
  • 7 situps

Afterwards I did some recovery work on my shoulders and then got a massage.

On the food front:

I was sooooooo hungry after my massage. I enjoyed the heck out of steak & sweet potatoes in the early afternoon. I made it a bigger meal because I’m headed into Boston and probably won’t be able to eat for about 8 hours or so. I’ll choose not to snack, so I wanted to make sure I ate enough to hold me over.

While I was out, I had a large Americano.

When I got home, I had a huge cobb salad with a few cups of added raw red & green cabbage.

Make it a great day, guys!