I don’t know about you, but I enjoy a rainy day every now and again and today was no exception. I took the afternoon to do laundry, sort out my messy apartment, and let my mind wander. I’ve been thinking a lot about my blog and what it’s for and what I want it to be lately. I guess I struggle with whether daily recaps of my training and my eating are all that interesting to people, but it comes down to this: I write for me. I like having a record and I think it’s cool to see how I’ve changed, where my thoughts have taken me, and how the process happened. With my newly evolving approach to training, I think forgoing posting would be heinous. I also love blogging every day because I can use words like heinous.
So…yesterday was day 1 of the 30 day Life By Design Challenge!
Here’s my recap:
…plus some photo documentation:
Today started early with the first 7am spin class of the semester! I had 3 eager spinners and that was enough to make it worth getting out of bed, in my opinion. I did a few sets of squats and some deadlifts (but these for some reason felt IMPOSSIBLE today!) as well as some pullups this morning too. Again, you have to start somewhere and even a little bit is better than nothing at all (what I was doing before) so I’m giving myself some props for doing something!
I had a handful of nuts and a banana around the workout but they were gone before a photo happened (and we all know how inappropriate my photos with bananas tend to be).
After a shower I got my spine checked at Gainsborough. I want everyone to go there–it’s beautiful, there’s a good conversation waiting for you, and just hanging out in the place would be good–let alone having an adjustment/your power turned on! I had a very “Think By Design”-themed chat with Dr. K afterwards and felt a bit more clear on some of the things I’ve been thinking about (purpose, what I want to do in this world–no big deal !).
Lunch today was chicken, potatoes, and mixed greens (with butter). om nom nom
Then I had a life coaching session. I started out a bit scattered–confused and not sure what I needed to get out of the call or what I was really feeling. I managed to identify it: a bit scattered, seriously proud of myself, and in need of some reassurance (from myself). We talked about some of the same purpose questions and values that I keep coming back to and I left the call feeling like I’d definitely moved forward in terms of awareness. God, the world would be a better place if there were more life coaches–and people willing to work with them!
After my session, I ran a bootcamp at Campus Rec. I had two lucky duck participants who did plenty of pushups, squats, step-ups, jumping jacks, burpees (would you expect anything less?). I think most people aren’t aware that the schedule started at the gym so the class numbers are wacky. Just wait til mid-September.
I worked up another heck of an appetite and threw together a really random bowl of kale, tuna, coconut, and avocado. With some vinaigrette, I’d best describe it as a mess in a bowl that somehow did what it needed to do.
Today’s been a productive day so sitting here blogging for the hell of it and realizing that I’m not in school right now — so blogging must be exactly what I’m supposed to be doing — is pretty cool. I do miss my other half and all the other study buddies and coffee company I have but I’ll take a big ol’ decaf and some blogging any day. On that note, I plan on continuing to post these recaps and then every once in a while, letting the inspiration flow and throwing in those random posts. The 30 day challenge posts are keeping me even more organized so I’m hoping that carries over into the blog–but we’ll see.
Have an awesome night!