Yesterday was rest day, so for some reason, I was thinking I would bound out of bed today for my early workout, feel energized and extra strong…but the opposite was true! 😳
I actually started overheating far too soon in the workout, felt nauseated, had a cold sweat going and my muscles felt weaker than usual… Then when I was done, I had an overwhelming urge to go back to bed!! I have already had a full litre of water this morning, but am still feeling a bit dehydrated, so maybe that’s the problem…
Despite feeling somewhat crappy, I pushed through every rep and now I can at least say I did my workout of the day even though my performance was not stellar 😊. My icy chocolate recovery drink is a welcome relief today, that’s for sure!
No regrets for getting it done though!😊. Being consistent every day and keeping the momentum moving forward will bring me the most success. Also the things in life that steer us into being a stronger person are not supposed to be easy! Right? 😀. My current philosophy is this…Set the rudder in your life in the right direction and keep doing slight adjustments as you go to stay on the right course towards your goals. Don’t let yourself or someone else nudge you off course!
I must say that today is an interesting and thought-provoking Wednesday.
I was listening to my mentor Darren Hardy this morning, and… he was talking about what it takes to achieve greatness.
He was saying… It’s not necessarily what we do for a living or do each day that makes us great, but rather the exceptional effort that we put into it that’s above and beyond average.
So no matter if you’re a nurse, a doctor, a grandmother, mom, a teacher, a caretaker, a computer programmer, Lab technician, a friend, a coworker, coach, etc… None of these titles make us great. What makes us great is the amount of passion and effort you put into these roles in our life. For example if you mindlessly punch the clock or wake up every morning and begrudgingly do the bare minimum, does that make you great? If you perform your duties or work with vigour and passion, go the extra mile, and give it 110%, does that make you great?
Give this concept a try today….be the exception and not the rule. Work at putting more passion and going the extra mile into everything that you do today… See if it makes you feel great!!😊
Even though Mondays typically have a bad rap, they still tend to be one of the best days of the week and I’ll tell you why…
Mondays are the day that we have a fresh start &new beginnings, the first day to implement your goals for the week, a new start, and a date to start off fresh and creative.
My goals for this week are to be sure to have superfood every single day, exercise of some kind every single day and… To wear my glasses every day so that my eyes are not burning by the end of the week!! 😊
My other important goal this week, is to get the message out to you that I have a new health and fitness accountability group starting in May 2016 that you can connect to! We can always use more accountability! 😊😊
I hope that you have a Marvellous Monday and an accomplished week! 👍
Did you know… That starting your day with laughter, giggles even just a smile… Will set the tone for your entire day!?
This is a proven fact!… In fact how often do we race through our morning, flat lipped, in a hurry, and not taking the time to actually enjoy what we’re doing ! This can often set the tone for what is already a crappy day!
so… Consciously make an effort to have some happy times in the mornings. This is so often easy to forget when we are in a rush and not thinking about it… But a little conscious effort in this area is certainly worth it!
Is it possible to be a happy grouch? Not certain about this one…
Had a very bad evening today…just felt so many cravings and was hungry and very grouchy … To top it all off, I gave in to a few too many cravings which then made me feel weighed down and even more grouchy and lazy too! 😡
With the encouragement of a friend, I forced myself to do a 20 min cardio workout then tried really hard to smile for the camera. I do admit feeling a wee bit better after exercising, but still feeling bloated and so grouchy! Grr…
Not sure if I am still recovering from my cruise vacation, or if it is life challenges getting me down…but sure hope that a good night sleep will get rid of how I feel. Tomorrow is a new day, right? 😳
Give me some positive encouragement in the comments to lift me up please! 😊