I wasn't ready when the alarm sounded at 4:30am. I didn't sleep particularly well. I spent a little extra time in prayer and meditation because it was important for me to embrace a positive perspective. I had a choice: Accept that today would be rough, then I could focus on how rough it could be--and that would have invited even more roughness--or I could ask and answer the question: How can this be a great day? What can I do to encourage a better day?
I had a decent show this morning. That helps. I completed some good production. That's also a plus. I took a lunch break away from the studio, and not just a quick lunch on my own--Irene, her man Allen, both of my daughters, my youngest daughter's boyfriend and my precious grandson Noah, was there for a fantastic family get-together. Courtney turns 23 tomorrow. My youngest daughter is 23!!! How is that possible??? Time moves quickly, for sure. This family time also did wonders for my overall attitude and perspective.
After-Lunch Picture. The birthday girl, Courtney, Me, Amber and my little 3 year-old grandson. Isn't he the cutest? A picture like this rarely comes along it seems. At Christmas, Thanksgiving--sure, but on a hot summer day in late July--rare. It was fantastic.
I returned to work, finished up on time and hurried home for a good nap. I checked in with support contacts several times today--just to say, I'm doing okay, how about you?
I made it to the gym for a great workout later in the afternoon, then returned home for a fantastic dinner before settling in for the Tuesday night support group conference call.
Getting the workout done and dinner, both before the Tuesday evening group is a very rare thing. It's important for my schedule, helping me get to bed earlier--but it's rare for me to accomplish this--but not today. Today, despite anything else, was going to be a great day. I asked and answered the "how?"
I'll be in bed and asleep before 10pm. That's a big deal for me.
I maintained the integrity of my calorie budget. I remained abstinent from refined sugar. I stayed connected with great support. I exceeded my daily water goal. I completed a great workout. And I'm going to bed at a reasonable time.
When the alarm sounded at 4:30am, I would have never guessed today would unfold like it did, so well. I'm blessed and very grateful.
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2 cups water, 20 push-ups & 20 squats✔️✔️✔️#morningdeal b4 coffee has become a consistent routine. It's fast&simple. pic.twitter.com/eY0wdYoNYo— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 19, 2016
Three tablespoons half & half in my first cup. Same in a refill to go. 120 cal. pic.twitter.com/gA8EFvxbun— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 19, 2016
Breakfast in MFP... pic.twitter.com/I4rDsx4jnd— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 19, 2016
2 whl eggs-2 whts w/107g avocado. 6.9oz pear, Ezekiel toast w/.5oz crm cheese & 18g SF raspberry all-fruit. 606 cal. pic.twitter.com/if6g6GOv6O— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 19, 2016
Two tablespoons half & half in this Midmorning cup. 40 cal. pic.twitter.com/Wb8loO349S— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 19, 2016
12 chips and freshly prepared salsa. 170 cal. pic.twitter.com/BrH4MZtpR6— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 19, 2016
Lunch in MFP... pic.twitter.com/ZOUUe4sanC— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 19, 2016
Fajita Chicken Salad w/lettuce, jalapeños, tomatoes, approx.45g sr crm, approx.6oz chicken&approx.28g cheese. 410cal pic.twitter.com/oC96V2vHTm— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 19, 2016
Two tablespoons half & half in my after-lunch dark roast. 40 cal. pic.twitter.com/6PyhIiR3Zq— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 19, 2016
Workout time. Full-body elliptical ride starts now. Max Level 20-30 min. 3 cup bottle water exceeds #watergoal pic.twitter.com/oAxzYqexj5— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 19, 2016
Max level 20/30min ✔️Feels amazing. #endorphinsflowing #naturalhigh #needashower pic.twitter.com/7iCZN3EsW4— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 19, 2016
Dinner in MFP... pic.twitter.com/2bnJmChINz— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 19, 2016
9.2oz cod, 220g swt.potatoes, pan preprd w/red onion, yllw pepper&OOspray. Grlld asparagus&mini ear of corn. 625cal pic.twitter.com/nsci2K6q9r— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 19, 2016
Evening cup of decaf with two tablespoons half & half. 40 cal. pic.twitter.com/uykzf0F76H— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 20, 2016
Jos.flax seed/oat bran/whl wheat 60 cal.pita w/4.4oz banana & 16g (1 tbsp) nat.peanut butter. #lastfoodofday 235 cal pic.twitter.com/NZJVIojo4v— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) July 20, 2016
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