From July 22 through July 28, I’m going to make it my job to be as fit, healthy, and well-rested as I can be. Because...Read More
Spa(ish) Week: Day 4 Recap
From July 22 through July 28, I’m going to make it my job to be as fit, healthy, and well-rested as I can be. Because I’m curious… How much time does it really take to make health and well being our number one priority? And how much awesomer will I feel if I do it?
Day 4 Recap
On Day 3, I spent my morning walk chatting with my dad on the phone, and today I had the pleasure of visiting with my mom (via iPhone, of course) while I made my way around the lake. I love that walking frees me up to have a virtual visit with my favorite people! Then I spent a big chunk of time in the kitchen making Chocolate Chili, prepping piles of veggies, and testing a new recipe.
1. Walk 4 miles
Done! I enjoyed 23 minutes of Jack Kornfield’s sitting practice. Kornfield’s recommendation is to label pesky thoughts that distract from staying focused on breathing. I mostly have trouble with “planning” and, sometimes, “itching.”
Breakfast: grass-fed ground beef, diced sweet potato, broccoli, coconut oil
Lunch: smoked salmon, homemade tartar sauce (mayo+scallions+minced pickles), carrot, cucumber, red pepper, strawberries
Dinner: tossed salad, green beans with olive oil & garlic, Chocolate Chili, cherries
General Well-Being & Random Thoughts
I slept great last night and felt pretty good physically today. Unfortunately, my to-do list feels very heavy this week, so I’m mildly anxious and in rush-rush mode. I’m hoping to dial it down a little tomorrow and be more like Smudge. This kitty knows how to chill.
On deck for Day 5 today:
Walk 4 miles
plus… more writing, testing another new recipe (fancy beef stew!)