Good morning. I had intended to write a post last night, but the past 24 hours have been long.
We started a little slow for a Monday. Black coffee (yeah, weird), pajamas and sunshine,
toddler hot cocoa (made with Nesquick- not the healthiest),
a new candle
(Yankee Candles are the best)
and loads of kabocha squash.
STUFT Daddy and the boys did their own thing and I powered through the rest of the day. I always struggle a bit the day after races. I’m exhausted mentally and physically and there’s always the temptation to just eat everything in site and not be productive at all. But…. I know that it’s just that much more important on days like that to fuel my body the right way. I had to do a lot of self talk yesterday reminding myself of that.
I also tried this little trick a couple times.
Actually, I didn’t write anything down, although I think it’s a great idea, I did mentally think about things I valued and was grateful for so I didn’t drown myself in loads of chips and chocolate.
I made it through my 5 classes I taught just barely.
Favorite circuit from my Y40X class that you really need to try was this one.
I had enough energy when I got home to give the boys a quick lesson on how much crushed red pepper to add to roasted kale salad.
Ha ha. They’re learning.
We finally sat down for dinner late once the boys were in bed. I had some leftover pizza
all doctored up with my roasted veggies.
It was fabulous (and a bit spicy).
I have a couple things to share today. My friend Michele is hosting a virtual Race for Recovery 5K/10K. All the proceeds will go towards the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund. It’s just $20 to participate and there are a ton of great prizes to win. All of the information can be found here.
Also, my friend Amanda is hosting her annual Holiday Bootie Buster Challenge that starts on November 19th. It’s a fun way to earn points and prizes and stay motivated to keep healthy habits over the holidays.
Now time to some serious inspiration.
His story is incredible. Incredible. Since I can’t do it justice I thought I’d share this video with you.
Matt Long was a New York Firefighter who was struck by a bus. They didn’t think he would survive. Well, he showed them and after a very LONG road, he not only walked again, but came back to compete in the New York Marathon and and Ironman Triathlon.
Talk about amazing.
Specific things I took away from his speech were that sometimes in life you need to accept what happens, accept what live gives you.
If you have the will, you will find a way.
If you set goals and believe in yourself, you WILL achieve them. It won’t be easy, the road will be long, but you CAN do anything you put your heart and your mind into.
I also bought an extra copy to give to one of you.
Yep. Look. This one is made out to STUFT Mama’s friend.
Okay, so while I go eat an entire kabocha squash for the third day in a row, you need to leave a comment here telling me one thing you really want to do. One goal that won’t be easy to achieve and will take some sacrifice and commitment, but deep down you really want to do it.
Have a wonderful day! I’ll choose a winner Thursday morning.