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 💕
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 💕
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?
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!
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!
I don’t usually workout on Sundays, but when I do, I outfit myself appropriately 😉
I am doing my Monday workout today, because the late Patriots games always makes my 4am wakeup call really hard, so rather than be up late and then up early, this way I can stay in bed longer and know it’s already done!
BIG game tonight – will you be watching?
“The obstacle is the way. You gotta go through it.”
My trainer said this during my workout today, and she couldn’t be more spot on! Oftentimes we come to obstacles and our thoughts go to “how can I get around this? Over this? Under this?”
You know how in an obstacle course, if you go around them you get disqualified? Same premise!
You gotta go through it. That’s just the only way. And I’ve had to level up and go through tons of obstacles myself, and you know what? That’s a big reason why I’m now so confident and secure in my abilities!
There is definitely something to be said for the feeling of coming to and obstacle, working through it, and coming out the other side.
Get your MIND right and there’s no obstacle that stands a chance 😉