If You Don’t Like Something, Change It
On my walk to work every morning, I am usually too engrossed in reading my Kindle and trying not to trip to notice anything else around me. But yesterday morning, I happened to glance into an antiques/quirky home goods shop and saw a framed manifesto that made me stop and read the whole thing.
A few parts really got me thinking and hit close to home, especially:
“If you don’t like something, change it.”
So applicable to healthy eating, working out, and getting in shape. If you’re not happy with your body, as I wasn’t for a long time, it’s time to man up and change it.
Every meal, every hour, every day you have the chance to make a choice that will either get you closer to your goal or further away. There’s no use making excuses and complaining about something if you’re not willing to change it. In fact, I read a great post that Theodora did a while ago about excuses, and why they suck. Go read it!
Anyways, I hope you guys enjoy the manifesto as much as I did!
I got stuck at work a little later than usual to dial-in to a call (which thankfully, I was not leading!) with my co-workers in San Francisco. For the most part, I could just sit and listen, so I may or may not have been surfing Pinterest for a little while. I also munched on 1/2 a super garlicky bagel with cream cheese, since I knew I wouldn’t have time to grab dinner before meeting a friend of mine for drinks.
I hate snacking on bar food because it’s always pretty greasy, so having a little something to tide me over helped immensely. Kman, Matt, and I met up with my old lululemon co-worker and friend, Lisa, who just moved to Brooklyn! It was great to catch up over a few Anchor Steams, and I’m so happy to have another bud in the city.
On the walk home from the bar, we passed Red Mango, AKA a black hole of deliciousness. However, I’m sticking to my May goals and managed to exercise some willpower by not getting any fro-yo! Surprising, I know.
In lieu of fro yo for dinner, Kman and I started craving food from the sushi restaurant near our apartment so I called in an order. Chicken teriyaki for him, salmon avocado roll + seaweed salad for me!
I was wide awake at 5:45 this morning because of a super vivid, super bizarre dream I had that I wanted to jot down before I forgot. Seriously, so strange…just take a look.
I need to try to analyze this today or something. Also, I’m pretty impressed with my one eye open typing and my foresight to actually write it down. I rarely remember dreams, and on the offhand chance that I do, I always forget to write them down.
Since I couldn’t fall back asleep, I headed down to the gym to knock out a quick 3.75 miles, some planks, dips, and ab work.
The area next to my treadmill was another magazine graveyard due to the crazy perfume and foundation ads in Lucky magazine.
I also read Runner’s World magazine and was particularly into an article titled Eat Like a Rabbit, which was all about runners adopting a vegetarian diet (or drastically cutting meat intake) to better performance.
Interesting stuff! That’s the eating style I’ve adopted in the past 6 months or so, and I feel incredible.
Breakfast was a little bowl of oatmeal with 1 tbsp of Trader Joe’s Cookie Butter mixed in and a fresh juice.
And while I’m a die hard iced-coffee-in-the-morning kinda gal, I brewed a pot of hot coffee today and had a cup with almond milk and agave nectar.
Eight O’Clock coffee was nice enough to send me a few bags of their coffee, which I was psyched about! Honestly, it’s the ONLY coffee I buy. Say what you will about fair trade, organic, blah blah blah…it works for me, and I like it.
I first saw it at BJ’s since I’m a frugalista, but fell in love with the taste. I’ve gotten multiple compliments on the taste of the iced coffee I brew at home and can’t recommend Eight O’Clock enough as a great budget coffee!
While I’ve tried in vain to completely eliminate coffee, I know myself too well and knew that it wasn’t going to work if I quit cold turkey. I’ve been limiting myself to one cup a day which has been working out really well so far.
Question: Umm can you analyze that weird dream for me? If not, that’s cool. You can just tell me your favorite line from the manifesto!