Hey guys, 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.

Welp, I’m definitely fighting something that seems like maybe strep? Ear infections? Major chest congestion & headaches. Insomnia. Here’s the really great thing about it: it creates so much appreciation for how good I feel most days!

To those of you who listen to tomorrow’s podcast (4/1), you’ll wonder who the dude on the show is…yeah, that’s me. Haha. Sorry about it!

Even though I’m still struggling, I’m going to gut it out and go to the gym. Don’t worry, I won’t be going full throttle at the workout but I need to move my body and get my blood pumping. I’ll be sure to take it easy and avoid heavy lifting, but I’m still going & going to do the scheduled workout, albeit slower.

Here’s what it looks like today:

3 Rounds:
5 Burpee CTB Pull-ups
10 Power Snatches (115/80#)
20 Box Jump-Overs

I’ll scale those chest to bars to ring rows and keep the weight light on the power snatch, just to make sure I’m not adding stress to my body while I feel like garbage.

My goal is to consistently move at a moderate pace. I’ll finish when I finish.

I can’t lie – it wasn’t an easy workout. I felt every single step pounding in the back of my head and I was coughing throughout, but you know what, it felt good to sweat and now I’m taking it easy (and working) for the rest of the day.

On the food front:

After being restless most of the night, my wifi went out this morning. That’s always awesome when you run an internet business from home!

Instead of getting all huffy-puffy about it, I saw it as a great excuse to enjoy an Americano from Starbucks before my workout! I packed up my stuff and spent a few hours working from there.

I picked up almonds while standing in the interminable line, but, the sloth-like pace gave me enough time to realize I wasn’t even hungry. It was a convenience grab. I set them down and just enjoyed my Americano.

After the workout I went over to Whole Foods and picked up a container of pre-shredded cabbage and spinach to make my super-salad-mega-meal.

I put it in my Oxo Salad Chopper with avocado, cilantro, jalapenos, hard boiled eggs and some cashews. Oh it makes me so happy!

Note: chew well when you’re eating! 

Seriously. Most of us tend to chew a bite of food only 4-6 times before swallowing. We really should chew closer to 20 times before swallowing. The amount of chewing we do has a big impact on bloating, metabolism, bowel movements and satiety.

I’m not suggesting you should count. Don’t overcomplicate it. Just chew more.

That salad keeps me so full for so long but I was feeling a little hungry around 6pm so I made a 2 egg omelet with tomatoes, spinach and goat cheese.

Happy Friday to me! I think this is the first Friday night I’ve been home in quite some time & it’s wonderful!

Enjoy your weekend, guys! I’ll see you on Monday and hopefully I’ll be back to my normal, healthy, vibrant self! I’ve got a massage scheduled for Saturday & an anti-gravity flotation tank session scheduled for Sunday!

Details to come! Love you, mean it!