Transformation Tuesday – Handling Frustrations!

It’s Tuesday, so let’s talk about a little •transformation•, shall we?!

In a bit of a testament to how far I’ve come mentally/handling frustrations, when my BOD disconnected this morning and wouldn’t reconnect, while I was barely 1/3 of the way through my workout, instead of getting pissy and frustrated like I normally would, I simply decided since Sara was doing the same workout and we were on a Live Zoom, she could be my trainer and I’d just follow what she did!

Stayed calm and made it work 🙌🏼

Troubleshooting technology at 4am is not my idea of a good time, but I also didn’t want to miss my workout!

It was much better to just workaround it than to spend time and energy being frustrated and fiddling around.

I wouldn’t always have such a “shit happens” reaction (because you don’t eff with a girls workout/stress relief!), so it was nice to see how far I’ve come, and I’m proud of myself!

If you must look back, do so only to see how. far. you. have. come. 💕

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Move It Monday – Coffee, You The REAL MVP!

Today’s open eyes are sponsored by COFFEE!

This morning was one of those days I reaaally had to talk myself into getting out of bed (and if not for a set time workout date with Sara, I likely wouldn’t have gotten up til much later!)…

And then I got back in bed after my workout and hit snooze no less than 5 times!

I’m not immune to those days, not at all. I just know my wellness is worth rising above them 💕

Sunday Well Spent – Food Prep

Food prep used to totally overwhelm me until I figured out it didn’t have to be the whole kit-n-caboodle… it does NOT have to be ALL your meals for EVERY day of the week, but rather, a few key components to help you have nutritious, nourishing foods ready to go.

And these key components are different for everyone! Today, I don’t have time to bake, but I’m gonna get my eggs boiled, my fruits and veggies washed and cut, and my quinoa salad ready to go!

It’s worth carving out a little time for your health and wellness 💕

 

Flex Friday – January 2019

Yep, I’m looking at my muscles and smiling proudly!

Some might find that conceited, but I’ve come to learn those simply aren’t my people. My people are the ones who understand and applaud why I’m so proud… I work HARD for my muscles. I work HARD to be strong, to be better than I was yesterday; to be the BEST ME I CAN BE.

I work hard to turn my OBSTACLES into my OPPORTUNITIES.

I WORK for them. So, I LOVE them. They are tangible reminders of how VERY FAR I have come.

Say peace out to anyone who judges you for being proud of your hard work! 💪🏼

Water Wednesday

Our bodies are largely composed of water, and winter is especially prime time to be replenishing that water, because the dry winter air (and our heating sources!) can lead to winter dehydration, and since we aren’t sweating, we often don’t notice we feel dehydrated!

It’s just as important, if not more important, to stay hydrated in the winter, for a multitude of reasons.

I’m pretty good with getting my water in, but I do love that every Wednesday in my challenge group, we make it a focus to hydrate and award points for doing so – I love that so many of our challengers say it helps hold them accountable to hydrate!

Do you drink enough water? Do you know how much is recommended?

Tasty Tuesday – Creamy Parm Tortellini Soup

If you are looking for a warming, filling and super delicious dish to get through these bitterly cold days, this one was PERFECT! 😍

Warmed me up after being chilled to the bones for weeks!

Creamy Parm Tortellini Soup

Of note: we added chicken to get protein in. I also suggested next time we could try it with small meatballs like in Italian Wedding Soup, because I bet it’d be delicious!

And we seasoned to our taste, because recipes always go light on the seasoning and we LOVE seasoning!

So good!

Monday Musings – Martin Luther King, Jr

Never miss a Monday…

But I’m gonna, and you know why?!

Because Mondays workout was already done, on Sunday!

Sara needed to do her Monday workout a day early because she had an overnight planned, so I was like well, we have a “night game” and those typically keep me up later than usual (and as is the case last night, is a LOT of adrenaline to come down from!) so rather than staying up late and then sluggishly working my way through an early workout, why not just get it done?!

So that’s what we did, and my sleepy ass is thanking me for it today, because I was still wired for a while after that wild game!

And as a reminder, today and every day, just LOVE and be the LIGHT!