I'm looking forward to having much more time over the weekend to actually write on this blog. I feel like this week has been full of short updates. I suppose this happens from time to time.
I've written about the "life stream" and the "fundamental elements stream" and how they must run parallel to one another and not cross.
If we allow life and all of the energy it takes to maneuver, to negatively affect our ability to maintain consistency in the daily elements of our extraordinary care, then it always will. The frustration of inconsistency will be a common theme if the life stream is allowed to dip down into the fundamental elements stream on a regular basis.
And if we get too carried away, making the fundamental elements all consuming, then we run the risk of it crossing up into our life stream. And that's when it isn't any fun and we dread what we're doing every day.
I've had several challenges of late where I really had to remember the power of this "parallel streams" philosophy. I've discovered, when life demands more attention, we don't have to let go of the elements giving us our success, but we can scale back the amount of energy it uses to operate. We don't sacrifice the integrity of the elements, we just do what we can do. For me--on super busy days, I have three requirements: 1. Stay within my calorie budget 2. Hold my abstinence from sugar sacred 3. Send the accountability tweets and write this blog--even if it's just the tweets of the day.
I shared with some support buddies that if I exercised tonight it would be a bonus. I made the bonus! I had a good workout. My calorie budget is solid, I abstained from sugar, I live-tweeted the accounts of my food and exercise and I've written this blog.
I'll hit the pillow realizing that my "life stream" required a little more attention today, but it didn't cross over and become road blocks for my "fundamental elements stream." This perspective helps me balance.
My Tweets Today:
Coffee, I'm counting on you to help me get through this morning. Dark roast w/ sugar free hazelnut. 30CX2cups= 60 cal pic.twitter.com/ZTqfzgLHee— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) May 7, 2015
Scrambled eggs (2whites-2whole) w/mushrooms & muenster(2slices), strawberries (121g) & golden delicious apple. 438cal pic.twitter.com/1Igo25Ru5V— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) May 7, 2015
Grilled drumsticks w/sugar free BBQ sauce, grilled asparagus & fresh cut & baked sweet potato fries (135g). 398 cal. pic.twitter.com/1iNALlBo8P— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) May 7, 2015
FF/SF bean (195g) & Mozz (3) tostadas w/red onion, salsa, lght sr crm (30g), avocado (25g). Strwbrrs, apple. 649 cal. pic.twitter.com/PlrdQ1IKPv— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) May 7, 2015
After dinner cup with sugar free hazelnut creamer (1tblspn). 30 cal. pic.twitter.com/zsT6n2WL0r— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) May 8, 2015
#endorphinsflowing #naturalhigh Skipped weights tonight. Just elliptical. Feel good. 2 cup bottle refill. #waterhelps pic.twitter.com/H5D21zVRiu— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) May 8, 2015
1/2 flat bread, 1/2 srv sugar free tomato basil sauce & 1 slice mozzarella. #lastfoodofday 113 cal. pic.twitter.com/Bpc267QoXs— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) May 8, 2015
Thank you for reading and your continued support,