I came hard for Monday mornings workout – after all, it’s day 1 of my program…
… and then Monday came hard for ME, in the form of a sinus infection.
Does this make us even Stevens? Because that’s what I’m telling myself… 🤣
Day one or one day?
Choice is yours!
Today was supposed to be my day 1 of the updated, relaunched 21 Day Fix, but there is a slight delay with the captions (and captions contain important info like cues, safety information, counts etc) so I might push it off a bit and wait for the captions so I can do it safely and effectively instead of bumbling my way through (which isn’t something I’d do anyways, but certainly not pregnant, where doing a move wrong could be extra dangerous!)
I still got a workout in, which is good, because I had something stressful to face today and I needed the release!
What’s your go to when you have to face something you’d rather not?
Uhhh, if we’re being honest, so far I’m not slayin’ nothing today…
I overslept after FINALLY falling back to sleep after a lovely night of nightmares, night terrors and anxiety, and my workout was nothing to write home about (though I’ll give myself credit for actually getting out of bed and moving!)
I’ll be honest, it hasn’t set up a very positive frame of mind to start off this Monday. And I’m tiiiiiired… mama needs the sleep while she can get it, you know?!
The good news is the day is young and there are still MANY hours with which to slay, so let’s give it the old college try, shall we? 😉
You know what I find heroic?
Yes, of course our military, first responders and their families/the people who support them, absolutely!
But I also find it heroic when someone decides to love themselves as they are, while also loving themselves enough to show up to be even better.
It IS heroic when someone realizes their self worth enough to know they are great, but can be even greater. To show up, shine their light, and be their brightest self.
It is NOT selfish to take the time for yourself and your wellness – I do it now and I will continue doing so through my pregnancy AND after the baby is here.
It might be a little more challenging, but when have you ever known me to back down from a challenge?! 😉
Today I did something I never, ever do… I bailed halfway through the workout.
Okay so, my shirts a lying liar who lies… I wasn’t having a good time because I still don’t feel well and my throat is still in that cool little “knives have invaded it” stage and I’ve since added a phlegmy cough, but I also know totally skipping a Monday wasn’t gonna make me feel any better, so I tried. I did what I could.
I’ll settle for 17 minutes of workout versus nothing. This is me taking my own advice to my group to let go of the all-or-nothing mindset. I’m human. I have limits. I have flaws.
Tomorrow will be better 😊
Monday didn’t start out so great – one of the moves in my workout triggered a bout of dizziness, so the rest of my workout was spent trying not to trigger that again, and it’s just not the way I wanted to start the week, you know?
But life happens.
So I did what I could in my workout, and realized it’s no reason to let the rest of the day suck – the day was literally only 4 hours old at that point, which meant I had 20 hours to turn this ship around!
A delicious coffee and an awesome commute almost completely covered by one of my fave Phish jams – Sand @ Big Cypress 12.31.99, and my mood was instantly boosted!
What will you do to make Monday awesome?
Dear Monday, please be kind…
That was honestly my first thought when I woke up, and last week I was already thinking about how exhausting this week is gonna be.
It’s just such a busy time of year, being pulled in so many different directions… but we got it done nice and early, because DESPITE being busy, we DO the things we need to do, WITHOUT making excuses!
The wind was not so kind to my hair on my walk in… what do you think, should I stick with it? 😉
I messaged Sara yesterday saying she’s gonna LOVE my new shirt today, because I knew she would… and because it’s true as eff!
Last week was challenging – but we are BACK for another round because there’s moves to perfect! 😉
Back to 45 minute workouts at 4am, back to resistance bands and sliders, and back to mostly clean nutrition… and as sore as we may be, we will do it, because the alternative is to just get by and be mediocre… and pardon my language, but fuck that!
Go make your Monday count!