Time to get to work? After I post this, of course! I do have a lot to do this weekend, but I am going to do it with a smile on my face.
5 quotes I love
4 things I liked online this week
1. This picture that came up on my Facebook feed.
2. Anything and everything on the Spirituality and Recovery Blog on EatingDisordersBlogs.com. This blog is by Carolyn Costin and Keesha Broome (Costin is the coauthor of 8 Keys to Recovery from and Eating Disorder - which I appreciate because it was written by a therapist-client duo and gives that extra insight/perspective) and is just one of many good ones on the site. Lately they’ve been sharing a quote and some insight and we all know things with quotes are right up my alley! For instance, the latest post starts off with this one, and I think it’s a winner whether you’re looking at it from a recovery or a carpe diem perspective:
“I would rather be ashes than dust. I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow than a sleepy and permanent planet. Thr proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.” -Jack London
3. This article about incorporating different intensities into your spin classes. Instructor or not, it sends an important message:
”When you do the same workout or ride day after day, your body naturally adjusts to the activity and gradually slows its response to the training.
Alternatively, when you vary your training routine, your muscles are consistently responding to new and different muscle recruitment patterns and intensity, which helps them continue to respond positively to training.”
For me (and I’m sure for many), this means not going hard every single time. Yes, go hard or go home sometimes applies, but there are times when an easier ride is a good idea. Give up the need for immediate gratification–you don’t have to get the “that was the hardest class of my life!” comments every day–and be glad that you’re a good instructor who actually takes their clients’ health and progress over the long term into consideration.
4. The updated “What is Kaleo?” post on GoKaleo. Gosh I feel like this lady’s got it figured out.
3 recipes I want to try
1. Applesauce oatmeal muffins from fit sugar –> Maybe as a substitute to some of my daily granola bar snacking!
2. Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies from Canadian Living –> I have a serious craving. Someone give me a reason to bake a whole batch!
3. Cheesy mac and chickpeas also from Canadian Living –> ‘cuz I have a few too many chickpeas kicking around and this caught my eye!
2 songs on serious repeat
1 to do I gotta do
…jk, since I just bought new underwear. Prolonging the amount of time I can go without actually tackling my huge basket (in my defence I lost my laundry card and was hoping it would turn up…but that was last Friday!)
What’s on your list this week?