Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Think About "IT"

January 23, 2012

Think about it. When you are lying in bed, think about it, when you get up in the morning, think about it. Life. You are in control of your own life and the way you live it.

I am getting pretty BIG into this whole "positive attitude thing." I have to say, its sort of working wonders. I am trying not to downplay my advancements and achievements with negativity. I am trying not to let the "little things" bother me. I am really trying to think about the reasons why things "piss me off" and asking myself... "is this worth the energy."

See, I am really starting to believe that we have more control over these things than we like to admit. The way we handle and given situation can be the backdrop for the rest of the day. AKA, you have a bad day at work so when you get home the fact that you dropped the mail walking from the mailbox to the house all over the we ground sets you off like a rocket. You... "I" can control this... take a deep breath, the two are not related, your bad day did not make you drop the mail... as much as that is hard to believe sometimes.

I worked for 4.5 years at a job by the end literally sucked the "happy" out of me on a daily basis. I would be pissed before my alarm even went off, at the alarm... pissed at the walk to the car that the weather wasnt "perfect," pissed at the bag that I had to carry because it was falling off my shoulder, pissed all day at work because there was so much negativity... pissed all way home at the traffic, pissed right into the gym parking lot where I got pissed off even more because there was no where to park... get it... all the while I was pissed that I was working my ass off to get out of that situation and it seemed it was never going to happen.

Well, it did. Life took a turn. My prayers were answered, the stars aligned... whatever way you want to look at it... I got a new job. The best job. A great job, with people I like to work with, a boss thats amazing, a simple commute and well... I get to do what I love to do all day long. Whats wrong with that?! Hmn... sounds great dosent it? Than why the heck am I still finding things to be pissed at?! Because I like it?! No, because its LIFE... we are totally programmed (unless your my mom she is the most positive person on the planet) to find things to bitch about.

I am trying to change that. Life is way to short for all the bitching and complaining. Things happen and bitching is necessary, bad days are going to happen too... but you have to step back and think about it... is this really worth the energy? Is there a way to turn a bad day up?

So, when you are lying in bed, think about it, when you get up in the morning, think about it. How do you want the day to go?

There is no "perfect," at least I dont think so...

3 Rounds
- 20 Walking Lunges
- 15 Abmat Situps
- 10 Back Extensions
- 5 Ring Rows
Thrusters & Double Unders (3 Rounds)
- 5 Thrusters (45/45/65)
- 5 Double Unders

WOD: "Head Rush"
10 Minute AMRAP
- 20 Box Jumps (20")
- 20 Toes to Bar
(3 Rounds + 18 w/all real toes to bar)

Back Squat 5-5-5-5
155, 175, 186, 191(3) <---- PR!!

WEEK 3, DAY 1: Paleo Challenge
Post Workout Shake - 2 Scoops Protein
Morning Tea
Morning Snack - 2 Egg Muffins with Mushrooms, Onion, Tomato
Snack @ 12:30 - Lara Bar
Snack @ 1:30 - Paleo Banana Bread Muffin
Lunch @ 3:30 - Leftover Butternut Squash Lasagna
Dinner - Pork Chops and Balsamic Butternut Squash
Water throughout the day...

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