Its been a doozy of a day.
I started off the day with a spin class, another great one! It was a little brutal getting up this morning, but I always feel reenergized after a morning sweat session.
Its fun when you get to class before everyone, but awkward when someone walks in and you’re taking a picture of your empty spin bike.
When I returned home, I instantly made another green juice to enjoy. I can’t get enough of these lately.
This one had
- 2 cups spinach
- 1 cup kale
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 a leftover carrot
- 1/2 cucumber
- 1/4 cup strawberries
- 1 cup water
Planning, thinking, appointments, e-mails, laundry, basically crossing things off my to-do list. I wanted to get a bunch more accomplished, but time was just not on my side.
I swear we need more than 24 hours in a day, there is simply not enough time for everything I’d like to have done…or I just wish I didn’t need to sleep. That would make life easier.
Starbucks was much needed. Isn’t it always though? Enjoyed with a side of blogging
Americano saves the day.
I decided that once I got home I’d add some cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice for a nice autumn touch, did the trick.
A hearty lunch was needed to keep up my energy throughout the day.
Ezekiel bread topped with almond butter, an egg, and homemade blueberry jam. With a spinach salad on the side!
Eggs, almond butter, and jam is a weird, but delicious combination. For seriousness.
Appreciation is something that is so overlooked in our society. It’s certainly easier for us to look at all the stuff we don’t have, or the body we wish we had, which only leads us into a negative spiral. Feeling unworthy is easier then working on our happiness.
How many times do we hear people talking down about themselves and their situations negatively. Getting mad about the fact they only ran three miles, feeling guilt from eating a slice of cake, or feeling they will be “happier” when they have a certain item in their lives.
These things are a privilege for some other people. How does complaining about these things change your life for the better? It doesn’t make me feel better if I start complaining about these things, in fact, it makes me feel worse about myself.
What happens after we get these things, we usually replace them with the next thing that will “make us happy”. If we aren’t happy in our journey to to get what we want, we want be happy once we get there. And then this cycle continues.
When we lack appreciation, aren’t we just making those things so much worse for us to deal with. If we feel we are not getting enough from life, its easy to continue a “lacking mindset”.
We have the power to approach these situations with a positive attitude instead, showing up with intention, and appreciation. Shifting our energy and focus into the positive things happening in our lives. I can now look at my body and my life with more appreciation then I did before.
Choose self-acceptance, not self-loathing. We deserve self respect. Even if we aren’t aware now, we all have something to give in this life. Be grateful for what you have, even if it starts with focusing on the little things.
Tell me what you appreciate right now!
Any excited plans for the weekend?
Happy Friday! Hope everyone has an amazing day.