Ahhh, Wednesday. Half way through the week and full of promise to turn the week around or keep going in full-blast, joy-choosing direction. What will you choose? How will you act?
My biggest question and challenge to myself right now is this: Will I make good choices in the kitchen? I’ve found this week that adage to be true: “Fail to plan, plan to fail.” I always knew that, but I realized it in greater detail this week when, after making a new rule post-flood and fridge clean out that we were going to wait until I fridge was empty to go shopping again, I found myself eating crap because there was “nothing” left to eat. I even made canned chicken with quinoa, diced tomatoes, spices and goat cheese in an effort to remain “healthy” and let me tell you, it.was.disgusting. There is good canned chicken and there is bad canned chicken. This stuff looked like cat food.
So, after some canned soup (that was low in sugar, calories, sodium and had real ingredients) and fresh french bread from the weekend, I was feeling okay when, at 9 pm, Mikey walked in with Peter’s Drive-In burgers, fries and shake each, thinking I hadn’t eaten yet. Ahhh! How can you turn down some late-night fries and a chocolate shake?! While I know I am fighting hormones this week, I still need to be making better choices. As of tonight, our fridge has more fresh food (despite trying not to go to the store since we are leaving Friday) and I feel like I have better options. Left to my own devices, I will eat crap – carbs, carbs and more carbs!
So I’m focusing on making better food choices as the rest of the week goes on.
On the workout front, I‘m rockin’ it!
I’m still not using my lower body much but pushed it a little today and created this fun workout for those of you with access to battle ropes. Many people are intimidated to use these bad boys, but get out of your comfort zone to experience a GREAT workout by swinging these ropes! Check out the workout below and feel free to change the structure/timing of the workout to suit your needs.
How will you make the most of the rest of your week, in and outside the gym, in and outside the kitchen? Let’s keep each other accountable so we wake up ready to go and go to bed feeling good with our choices!
And to finish off your Wednesday, two quotes I found that speak to the hardship but growth that come from adversity…
“The Lord’s mercy often rides to the door of our heart upon the black horse of affliction.” ― Charles H. Spurgeon
“Every disability conceals a vocation, if only we can find it, which will ‘turn the necessity to glorious gain.” ― C.S. Lewis
Live well & be well! Catch you guys later,