Good morning! This week sure did pass by quickly. I swear, weeks go by double time in the summer – even though the first day of summer was only yesterday! (Is it just me, or does it seem like it’s been summer since April? That’s A-OK with this sun-lovin’ girl )
The heat’s not breaking here, so I started my morning off with a little iced coffee!
I made this last night a la the cold French press method. This morning it was ready and waiting for me! You can also see the corner of yet another protein pancake in the corner there (I’m on a kick!!)
This time I used 1/4 c. Greek yogurt, ~1/3 banana, 1 scoop brown rice vanilla protein powder, and 1/3 c. egg whites as the mix before cooking it on the stove. So good topped with berries and almond butter
Anyway, I sipped on a cup of coffee and finished my pancake and am now about to hop on the elliptical and take Niko for a walk. Yesterday I did the Lower Body Blast Workout and my buns are screamin’ at me today. Screaming. I planned on doing the stair climber, but I made the executive decision to use the elliptical this morning instead in fear of falling down the stairs Owwwwwie! Hurts sooo good.
Although I’ll be taking it easy today, as I was going through some other workouts, I was reminded of this KICK bootay (literally!) booty burner workout. Great superset workout with some videos I recorded on that one!
What’s Important to You?
Switching gears a bit, today’s post gets a little personal.
During my time in Estes Park, I realized a LOT. When you’re surrounded by nature and gorgeous mountains, it’s nearly impossible not to look at your life and make some evaluations.
Toward the end of our trip, I started journaling what was important and what was not important to me. I was in the moment when I wrote out this list, so it truly came from the heart. It’s funny, but even as we were driving home, I was looking at the list, and realized some of my old ways of thinking were already starting to creep back in.
I feel it’s incredibly important in life to keep our priorities in check. There are some times I find myself not calling a friend back because a show is on, or not going to a family function because I have laundry or cleaning to do for the week. That’s just no way to live in my opinion. And you know what? Neither laundry nor Real Housewives of New Jersey made my “What’s Important” list.
In order to keep myself in check, I put my list onto paper…well, virtual paper anyway I made a photo collage (on Picmonkey.com – it was super easy!) and on it I listed what was important and what’s not important to me.
On my list, I simply listed my priorities, and then under them, I listed how I honor those priorities in life. And then on the third picture, I listed things that I often let get in the way, which aren’t important at ALL. Obviously, I blurred out a lot of what I wrote because it gets pretty personal
Anyway, I plan on printing out the pictures to frame and hang up so that I’ll have a daily visual reminder of what I should be spending my time and energy one.
If you’d like to do the same, just choose two pictures (I used three because it spilled over ) and use one for what IS important to you and one for what is NOT important. It’s pretty fun and enlightening at the same time!
And lastly, before I go, it’s time to announce some winners from last week’s NuNaturals NuStevia Giveaway!!
The winners are…………………
Congrats, guys! Please send me your info and I’ll pass it along to Ron to get your Stevia Goodies!!
Have a great Thursday, friends
What’s one thing on your Not Important list that you need to stop focusing on?