Today I woke up at 5:45am, feeling sleepy and sluggish again. I think I need to start going to bed earlier. I am definitely a night owl… I will stay up late just so I can be awake and keep experiencing life, even if I’m crazy tired. It’s an ongoing daily battle.
Anyways, I headed over the Mission Bay workout for 6:30. Before every workout, we do a motivating quote with a shot of Herbalife tea (gives you energy, boosts mental clarity, is packed with antioxidants and is also a thermogenic, so it burns 80-100 calories per serving. Talk about a great way to start off your morning!) We had 5 people come to the workout, including someone new! Always love when new people come 🙂
After the workout, I headed back home, and caught up on emails while having a little snack (some sharp cheddar cheese with 3 slices of sprouted wheat bread. I want to switch my diet back to low carb, but first I need to eat all the carbs in my apartment! Haha.) I headed down to the workout in National City for 9:30, where we had a great turnout! Got some regulars as well as some newcomers who are coming back, and/or bringing new people! So awesome! Coach Michael led a great full body workout, and we had the music BUMPIN’. After the workout, I reminded our little workout family the importance of eating 25g of lean protein along with some healthy carbs immediately after their workout. I really, truly hope we can help change people’s nutritional habits through these workouts! I always thought I knew everything about nutrition all my life, but low and behold, I wasn’t doing it quite right. What I’ve learned in the past 3 years has completely changed everything around for me and it’s a lot easier to stay lean this way.
On my way home after the workout, I stopped to fill up my tank because it was already empty (I go through gas like a bat out of hell! I can’t wait for the day when money won’t be an issue for me!) I then headed home and got to work for myself!
I couldn’t stand the functionality of my room, so I decided to change it around, even though I just moved into my new place 6 weeks ago. Meh. There’s always room for improvement! I spent maybe 2 hours moving stuff around and organizing it. Man, was it an AWESOME feeling once it was done! I love feeling on top of things! Being disorganized is probably one of the most stressful things to me.
I realized I was starving somewhere around 1:00, so I made a delicious Herbalife smoothie with Vanilla Formula 1 Sport, fat-free Lactaid milk (I’m lactose intolerant,) frozen pineapple tidbits from Trader Joe’s (one of my favorite grocery stores to shop at) and a banana. That thing was delicious and totally filled me up! When I was putting the milk back in the fridge, I noticed a tub filled with brown balls of some sort. I picked it up and read the label; “Chocolate & Caramel Covered Macadamia Nuts.” Say what?
I had to have one.
Holy yumminess! I gave myself a pat on the back for refraining to just having ONE. Those nuggets of joy could be LETHAL to my waistline.
I carried on… back to work. I decided to change things up, and work on my laptop out on my deck. Since I just got my room organized, I figured I might as well set up a workout and nutrition plan for myself to start focusing on. Not only that, but a list of my WHY’S so I can remember why I’m taking on this challenge for myself. I have been feeling pretty blah lately and am sick and tired of it! It’s time to make a change and stop wallowing in my lame-o misery. That’s not like me, anyways. I am a BOSS after all! ;P
I resolved to go with a nutrition plan that has worked wonders on me in the past: A Paleo/Blood Type diet, but this time I’m mixing in a little Herbalife. In addition, I’ll be doing some carb cycling because that seems to work well with my ever-changing style of workouts as well. My weekly workouts will consist of 4 weight-lifting days, which will need to include a minimum of 45 minutes of cardio each day. I’ll have one full-body workout day (my Sunday Fundays on the beach) and one day of just cardio, where I’ll go for a run or bike ride (Saturday mornings.) Mondays will be my day off so I can use the full day to organize my week ahead.
I noticed it was still pretty cloudy out and suddenly got the feeling it might rain. I started to think about the fact that about 2 days ago, I asked the universe to bring us rain because 1) San Diego needs it and 2) I just wanted a rainy day so I could hide indoors for some strange reason. I had checked the weather forecast and there was no rain in sight. I sat out on the deck, working for a few more minutes, when all of a sudden it started sprinkling.
Ask and you shall receive! 🙂
I guess it was time to go hide. I picked up my laptop and papers and headed inside. I hung up my nutrition game plan and my WHY’S on the cork board in my room so I could see them every day. I then wrote in my workout schedule, along with my carb cycling days, on my dry-erase calendar. I love that thing. This will be a short 3-week goal for myself. Let’s see if I can do it! I just want my flat stomach back! That’s all I keep imagining in my head! And it’s what I think about every time I go to put food in my mouth. FLAT STOMACH!!! FLAT STOMACH!!! FLAT STOMACH!!! GONNA GET IT!!! Haha.
I brought my laptop over to the dining room table and started working on my blog post. I also read up on affiliate marketing stuff a little more… I am really getting into all of this and see a lot of potential ahead in doing it! I feel like THIS is what I was meant to do! So exciting!!!
My roommate got home around 4:30 and I found myself automatically getting up and heading into my room with my laptop. I was wondering why I did that. Was it because I wanted to avoid my roommate? Yes. However, I realized it wasn’t because I don’t like him. It was because I was too busy concentrating and didn’t want to be interrupted. If I could live in my own place, I totally would, mainly because I just want to keep laser focused on building my businesses without too many distractions. My roommate likes to talk incessantly, mainly about himself, so I think subconsciously I just know better, haha.
I ended up working on my blog in my room for about another 5 hours straight. Crazy, right? Not when you love what you do! Around 9:45 I decided it was time to start winding down. I thought to myself, “One episode of the Witches of East End and then bed, cuz I want to try to get a lot of sleep tonight.” Buuuut, one episode turned into almost two, when I had to turn it off half way through because I was falling asleep. There I go, fighting Mr. Sandman again. He always wins eventually, but I do put up a good fight! 😛