As a kid, I felt free as bird swinging. Today I could not resist plopping my butt on a swing. Seriously, this made me happy!! 😄. Age ain’t nothin but a number!
Live well and have fun doing it!
I woke up this morning feeling happy and a little topsy-turvy. Happy because I woke up to the sounds of birds, sunshine and looking forward to another blessed day. Topsy-turvy because, in the next two days, I need to make an important decision. My gut instinct, my heart, and my mind are all at conflict, which made the morning a little cloudy.
I put the decision on the back burner and headed to my happy place; the gym. :0)
Shoulders (deltoids) were the muscle of choice today. At first I was frustrated because I wasn’t feeling the burn. Grr!! :0( However, I went for heavier weights and focused more on the movement and the muscles. The result? Fried delts!
For my post workout meal, I am eating left overs, except for the fresh baby spinach.
This meal made me very happy! Day#1
(Mushrooms, onions, spinach, and grilled curry chicken topped with crushed red peppers)
So what’s up with all the “happiness” stuff?
Happy Tuesday and enjoy the day!
I like to challenge myself. I like to learn – so I like to try new things and try to keep growing.
I loooooove to try new things; it’s scary and fun!
If you are on a journey to live healthier, whether it is to eat better foods, get into better physical condition, or just to adapt a healthier lifestyle, it begins with having the courage to be open-minded to trying new things and a willingness to view life through a different lens.
I am so excited! Why? Because today I am trying not one, but two new recipes!! Heeey! I’m dancing around the kitchen. Lol!
To eat healthy and clean (as clean as possible), you have your staple food items (avocados, leafy greens, brown rice, quinoa, and more). However, the six meals a day can get boring really quick, so just like fitness, you’ve gotta mix it up!
This is suppose to be a quick post, so I’ve got get back to cooking, but check out the ingredients. I forgot to include the black beans and two other spices in the recipe, but everything else is included in the picture.
These ingredients may not look like much, but oh… wait until you see the results!
I’ll chat with you later! 🙂
I run more than I write. A balance between the two is better. After each run, I update my Facebook, twitter (lexa82), and sometimes Instagram. Rarely does my WOD (workout of the day) appear on Lexa’s Journal.
Starting today that will change. The plan is to post my daily workouts or how I feel when I don’t get a workout in. Perhaps doing this will motivate me to write more.
Distance: 10.22 Miles
Pace (Average): 9:57 mi/mi (minute miles)
Stepping out the house this morning, my sole thought was, I know that it is going to rain while I run, but please let the thunder and lighting hold off.
Dark gray clouds filled the sky, but I headed out anyway. I always run with my phone sealed in a Ziploc snack bag. If it rains or I run through a sprinkler, the phone is protected.
Four miles into my run, the rain started. A light drizzly rain, not the heavy rain that I ran in last month. The rain was refreshing and kept me cool in the humid thick morning air. Throughout my run, it rained off and on, but not nearly enough to discourage or turn me around.
By the way, I especially enjoyed my run this morning. Why? No time restrictions, which means that I can run for as long as I want to. It’s more fun this way.
Near the end of my run, I realized that I ran through clouds and the rain. I stayed with the run. Ultimately I was rewarded by the blazing sunshine, which I can’t get enough of.
Today’s run is a good paradigm for the daily grind in our lives.
Some mornings, you get out of bed not feeling mentally and or physically right. Or maybe the day just starts out wrong: over-sleeping, car trouble, an argument, a sick child, etc…
From the onset, you can choose to ignore the feeling and hope that the negative energy vanishes. You may play the victim for the day. You know… “Why does everything always happen to me?”
You could also chose to acknowledge the feeling and make a willful decision to—mentally or physically—work through your challenge.
The “work through” could be prayer, meditation, yoga, and reading, focusing your thoughts on the positive aspects of your life, or another use of positive energy.
However it is that you mange to get through your funk, working through it is more rewarding. Eventually the sun reappears. Your situation, issue, or challenge may not seem as bleak or as dark as you initially thought.
I know! I know! I am old enough to know that my explanation may be oversimplified, but the notion is true. Our response to any situation will affect the outcome.
This isn’t my analogy. Through readings, conversations with others, and life experiences, I learned this along the way. The energy that we put out is the same energy that we get back.
“… See the positive possibilities. Redirect the substantial energy of your frustration and turn it into positive, effective, unstoppable determination.”