Hi y’all 🙂
I woke up this morning, had my coffee and immediately got in 5 miles. Beginning the day with cardio sets up your metabolism for the rest of the day, and for me personally, it allows me to get my head set for the day ahead. I try to take this time to count my blessings and release the gratitude for all that I have, and all that is to come. Gratitude has the ability to overpower the dangerous emotions that can sidetrack us. The two emotions that mess us up the most are fear and anger. You can’t be grateful and fearful simultaneously, and you can’t be angry and grateful simultaneously. They just don’t go together.
Proceeding practice of gratitude, I take time to envision and manifest the things to come. Call me crazy, but I know without a doubt that I had a large part in conceptualizing my life’s plan. Some believe in God, some believe in the powers of the universe, some focus on Buddhism, dharma and the laws of cause and effect; whatever it may be, they all share in the same recognition that demonstrating faith and positivity repays us with progression and success.
My point, our thoughts dictate our behavior and mindset, which holds the secret to our personal transformations.
Breakfast this morning was quick and easy: Quaker 1-minute oats mixed with bpi’s vanilla protein and a green smoothie (coconut water and spinach).
Some people desire to hold the same physique that they present on competition day. I personally find contentment where I am now (1.5 weeks post show). I appreciate my body with a slightly fuller appearance. I hope to hold steady where I am for the next few weeks (you guys will soon see me facing some down time), but maintenance is very possible, and then, in the weeks to follow, it will be all about them gains (oh the excitement)!!!
Mama and I did some running around town today and of course had to selfie with our ball caps on. I think as I get older, I look more and more like my mother. Im definitely ok with that 😉
After Instagramming a personal message to my sister today, regarding the thievery of her monster, I did a quick consideration of a choppy bob 😉
Sissy and I had a pretty intense lower body session outside this evening. The workout itself was a tough one, and then add 90% humidity and sun glaring directly into the eyeballs..It was semi-brutal!! We still managed to get in our nightly cardio session of 2 miles once mama declared she was hitting the road without us if we didn’t get up… We mustard up the moxie and joined her 🙂 These evening strolls of ours make for the best girl talk, so they are always enjoyable and quite comical!!
Now for a night time snack of protein and oats and an episode of Gilmore Girls.
Goodnight my fit friends!!