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Stronger Than Yesterday

You know what happens when you set your intentions for the day, when you plan ahead, and when you find internal motivation to have a better day than yesterday? You fucking succeed! Or at least I do.

Today was SO much better than yesterday, oh my god! I went to bed earlier, woke up earlier, and went on my morning run as promised, and that was crucial in setting the tone for the rest of the day. I ate clean all day, I had energy, and I accomplished quite a number of things, with plenty of time to spare to talk to a few friends back home.

After my run, I had my usual oatmeal with protein powder which kept me full for hours and hours. I mixed it with my usual cinnamon and walnuts and I added apples today, just ‘cuz.

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For lunch, I had a minor moment of distress when I opened the fridge and felt discouraged and too lazy to cook. I really wanted to spend a minimal amount of effort on my meal and I almost settled for some poor choices, for sake of convenience (i.e. leftover French food, aka a heart attack), but I paused, took a deep breath, and decided to do a little hunting to see what I could make. Sometimes I start cooking and I don’t even know what it is that I’m making until halfway through the process, and today was one of those days. I found vegetables, sauteed them, and found some eggs and decided to make a veggie eggwhite scramble with half of a small avocado that I had from my picnic this past weekend.

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It was a great success, totally lean, full of good protein, raw, full of vitamins and minerals, vegetarian, had good fats (from the avocado), filling, and low calorie. When I feel lazy and I have eggs around, I’ll usually make a plain eggwhite scramble, but today’s was even better because of all the veggies. I could eat this every day! This meal is all sorts of GOOD.

In the afternoon, I made myself a protein shake with a little almond milk, water, a scoop of protein powder, and a tablespoon of almond butter, because I’m addicted, duh. I don’t have my shaker bottle like I do at home, so I found a janky ass bowl and whisked it all together. Not ideal, but hey, beggars can’t be choosers.

Four my 4th “meal”, I had a picnic with the little girl and I ate an apple and some dried fruit. And when dinner came around, I didn’t have much (aka any) freedom to choose what I ate, but I controlled my portions and ate slowly and mindfully. It was lamb with all sorts of sauces, and good lord it was good, but its red meat, and I try to avoid that at all costs. I’m proud of myself for avoiding the nightly cheese course, the bread, and the dessert… all things which I crave more than life itself. But my willpower carried me all the way through a successful dinner time, and now, moments before going to bed, I don’t feel sick to my stomach as I do when I overeat, I don’t feel bloated as I do when I eat the wrong things, I don’t feel remorse as I do when I lose self control… I feel perfectly content, healthy, and satisfied with myself today.

It really is amazing what starting the day off on the right foot can do for the outcome of the rest of the day. For me, waking up early and working out early was absolutely the key to my continued success all day long. I want to try to turn this into a habit, as it clearly works well for me! I feel strong, physically and mentally… I’d call that a success.

What habits work well for you? What do you do to start your day off on the right foot?

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This Shit Is Bananas

And only about 20 minutes later after that last post, another friend sent me a text saying this: “Ok, you have officially inspired me too”, followed by these 2 pictures:

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I had mentioned my experiment to this friend in adding oatmeal (uncooked) to the smoothie, and looks like it was a total hit for them as well. Plus frozen strawberries. Yum.

KEEP ‘EM COMING, folks!!

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YAY

I just received such an amazing surprise. One of my friends sent me an email saying “Check out what I’m having for breakfast… You inspired me!” with this picture attached to the email:

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I feel so happy and honored to know that this little baby blog of mine has already inspired at least one other person to try some of the nonsense that I share with you here every day. There is nothing better than knowing that you can be some type of inspiration for another person, and that is one of the greatest personal inspirations I could ask for. Thank you, friend, for sharing that with me. And for anyone else out there that has enjoyed or benefitted from my silly words, please don’t hesitate to share with me! It’s a positive cycle… I’m inspired by you as much as I hope I can be an inspiration to you. Hearing that I’ve even just been able to positively affect someone’s breakfast is more motivation for me to keep doing what im doing, for me, and for you.

Let’s do this together. Whatever it is you are trying to gain strength in, whether its physical, mental, emotional… whatever its is, I’d love to hear about it. Send me a message or leave a comment and lets keep up this positivity cycle. FUCK YEAH.

 

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