Today was one of those days when an extra pause to express gratitude is in order. I loved today. I'm immensely blessed to be able to do something for a living that I thoroughly enjoy while utilizing my talents and passions. All of those elements were present at my heaviest--a job where I'm allowed to be creative on the radio and exercise my natural abilities and passion for communicating--I've been doing it since I was sixteen years old. The difference isn't in what I'm doing every day, the difference is now, I'm actually making a point to recognize and express gratitude for the wonderful blessings in my life. If one is blessed but doesn't recognize it, are they still blessed? If it's not acknowledged and appreciated then they never experience the comfort and peace those blessings bring. Shutting it out and opting for a less grateful perspective was something I was really good at doing once upon a time.
Gratitude is a part of this recovery process for me. Slowing down long enough to shift my perspective to a more positive one has enabled me to experience epiphanies I wouldn't have otherwise.
The schedule today wasn't too much. I found a nap time before getting ready for tonight's performance of the play. The play was a wonderful success again tonight! I opted to postpone dinner until the cast and crew party at our local Ground Round Grill and Bar. I played with the idea of having an alcoholic drink as long as I found something refined sugar free, but then I decided to use those calories on food instead. I blasted past my minimum daily water goal of 64 ounces, consuming 64 ounces at the cast party alone!
There's so much more I wanted to write about tonight, but I'll wait until tomorrow night. It's super late. The good news is, my Saturday schedule is fairly clear. I can sleep in and believe me, I plan on it!!
The cast photo of Dog Sees God: Confessions of A Teenage Blockhead with corporate sponsor Roy Pemberton in the center and director Chris Williams over his left shoulder. Cast members include: Colt Smith, Ashley Clark, Morgan Ham, Andrea Storm, Gina Soucek, Stephen Long and Edward Dixon.
I'm not sure I've ever looked forward to a good workout like I'm looking forward to my trip to the YMCA tomorrow. I've allowed myself to cut way back on workouts throughout the rehearsal process of this show and now we're down to the final three performances--so it's time to get back into my consistent exercise routine/schedule.
My Tweets Today:
Good morning! It's Friday! Dark roast w/2 tablespoons half and half & sprinkle of cinnamon in each of 2 cups. 86 cal. pic.twitter.com/XdiwicN5tj— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 17, 2015
Avocado omelet w/3 egg whites & 1 whole egg, 71g avocado w/salt and pepper, 192g peaches, 170g apple. 404 cal. pic.twitter.com/5sVUyxtHSU— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 17, 2015
148g strawberries & one slice muenster cheese. #latemorningsnack 109 cal. pic.twitter.com/9KVNrX6DRs— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 17, 2015
Flatbread (90cal) pizza w/4oz 90% lean beef, mushrooms, mini-peppers, 1/2 srv SF tomato basil, 3slices mozz. 488 cal. pic.twitter.com/RupqnRtNC9— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 17, 2015
Evening coffee with two tablespoons half and half. Just one cup! 40 cal. pic.twitter.com/OZxcmIIGLB— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 17, 2015
With 672 cal. remaining, I've made a decision to have almonds/small banana snack during my play & wait for dinner at the cast party, late.— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 17, 2015
3 cups water. #wateraccountability Fake roll, fake milk. Approx. 3.5oz real banana & 11g real almonds. 😃 118 cal. pic.twitter.com/q5eGHNqYDx— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 18, 2015
Four cups water equals #watergoal #wateraccountability #watertracking Cast party! pic.twitter.com/TWH9oeoNdV— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 18, 2015
7oz center cut sirloin with double grilled asparagus. 394 cal. pic.twitter.com/H91bMhnSH7— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 18, 2015
A good cup of coffee after a long day...oh yeah. Just home from cast party. Relax time. Half & half+cinnamon. 46 cal. pic.twitter.com/tcGgSV1FbK— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 18, 2015
Blog writing snack. Or dessert. Or simply, #lastfoodofday Juicy pear (7.2oz). 114 cal. pic.twitter.com/WSCwzIjaHy— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 18, 2015
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