Do you ever have a day where you wake up feeling alive?
Look at the view from my (messy) bed!
1/3 c. rice porridge flakes
1/6 c. raw quinoa
1.5 c. rice milk
4-6 drops of liquid stevia
Let it soak overnight and eat cold or heat in mircowave. I added a banana. SO good!
Had some grapes before lunch..cause guess what? I WAS HUNGRY!!!!
After lunch I headed to a local cafe with one of my students and brought along this book….
How great is it to be able to just RELAX and enjoy a book at a cafe with a cup of tea! Brilliant! (yes the book as been a coaster for a bit too long)
One of the lines from the book was “Less of the past, more of the future”
I think that to be honest, I have been still battling with comparing myself to the ‘Past Self’ I was at one point..especially when it comes to my body. I have been thinking A LOT about what I want my life to look, feel, be like. One of the areas which I have totally neglected is a regular fitness routine. Finding something that makes me aware of the fact that I have an amazing body that LIKES to be worked. I remember a post by Jenna@EatLiveRun where she talked about how Fitnessista kicked her booty with the Summer Shape Up!
Well, kids…it’s exactly 12 weeks and three days til my 27th birthday. I have realised that if I want a body that I am happy with then I need to move my ass and get it. I can’t bitch and complain about my thighs rubbing together..and I don’t really feel like starving myself again.
So…friends I did TWO huge things today!
1. Committed to Summer (Winter–for me) Shape up
2. Went to my FIRST 1/2 marathon training session.
I looked at my feet tonight….these shoes…before I headed to my first training session.
They have ran out of joy, punishment, challenge, when I didn’t think that they could, have moved sheep and continue getting me to where I want to go.
It was awesome to pump the iron today, to go running and realise that I busted out a 9:30 minute mile…THERE WAS A TIME WHEN I COULDN’T WALK A 15 MIN/MILE! I have underestimated my abilities for SO damn long, that I don’t even know honestly what I am capable of.
So I am running with the mantra from the book: Less of the past, more of the future.
When do you last remember feeling alive?
I ran a 9:30 mile…epic.