I LOVE mornings. I love the fresh start. I love tackling a new set of objectives. I’m a much happier person in the morning. After sunset, I don’t do people. Anyways. Hi.
My alarm went off at 4:30am and I felt great. That’s probably because I went to bed at 8pm last night! No, that’s not my normal bedtime (I try to shoot for 10-10:30) but I was pretty beat last night & I’m a big fan of heading to bed when I feel tired. If it’s early, it’s early.
I’m thinking about potentially incorporating some of my tips & tactics related to productivity in these posts. What do you think? For me, productivity has a huge impact on my mindset, attitude and the quality of my choices. It’s also something that I feel I have improved DRAMATICALLY over the past few years.
I have to say that I loved today’s workout.
3 rounds for time:
120 single unders
28 calorie row
20 hand release push-ups
The goal is to complete 3 rounds of the above activities as quickly as possible.
My triceps are killing me after that workout – I think hand release push-ups are harder than standard push-ups because you don’t have the benefit of momentum, but that’s just my opinion.
I was really excited to learn a few new-to-me rowing strategies during our warm up. I’m a pretty good rower and I love learning how to be more efficient and powerful. So grateful for new lessons!
There was an IG post that really inspired me today & it definitely helped me push through my workout:
Just because I’ve given up on myself before, that doesn’t mean I can’t choose myself now.
Just because I’ve had a rough last year doesn’t reduce my ability to make this year an epic one.
I won’t quit on my workouts just because it’s hard.
I won’t stop dreaming even my life has had it’s nightmare moments.
Through my actions, I’m making my dreams come true no matter how many nightmares I have along the way.
I’m going to do some body work stuff tonight while I wind down and watch a little tv – body weight squats and some planks since I’ve been sitting on my butt most of the day! Gotta move!
On the food front:
I blended a packet of Phat Fudge into my last cup of coffee before the workout so I had a little something in my system. The workout is at a weird time. I could totally make it until noon before eating and I prefer to workout on an empty stomach but it’s usually close to 2pm before I get home. So, I decided to have something small.
I left the house a couple hours before the workout and was feeling a bit hungry still so I stopped to get a Rebbl cold brew. (You can click the pic below to view the post on Instagram which includes the backside of the bottle).
I was absolutely feeling hungry around 2:30p and made my one of my fave meals ever – my cabbage salad bowl with bacon & eggs. I skipped the avocado this time.
Gosh I love that meal. It’s so filling & delicious!!
I prefer to eat dinner kinda early so I’m not eating late in the evening. I didn’t feel like cooking or doing dishes tonight so I had pickled brussels sprouts & rotisserie chicken. Sounds lame, but tastes pretty good & requires zero clean up and very little prep time. Winning!
Thinking ahead to tomorrow: I’m going out to dinner (Mexican) so I think I’ll keep the food light during the day (just enough to feel good before/after my workout) and enjoy a bigger dinner.