Day 1: Choosing to Love Myself and Own My Life Day 11. Thursday, December 17th. As Sunday (my son arrives) is quickly approaching, I’m trying to get everything done that is necessary for me to be able to take the 5 days off that he’s here. So far, so good… it’s looking possible! I woke up at 6:30, went through my entire morning routine and it felt good! Around 8am, I started working for the day – and knocked out three approximately hour-long blocks of work, with 15 minute breaks in between. My new (and functional!) timer arrived in the morning, so I was using that the rest of the day to time out my work/break blocks. [caption id="attachment_4467" align="alignleft" width="169"] Regal elf murderer.[/caption] My breaks generally consist of a combination of: checking Facebook/Email, time on the rebounder, a few minutes of Heartmath, taking Marley out/for a walk, coloring on a mandala, or just going to sit outside. Today, I added a new break time activity! I moved the table aside on our rug and played “tug” with Marley for an entire 15 minute break. (That’s a LONG time to play tug with a dog.) He was so happy, and then expressed his happiness in his favorite way to do so… by decapitating and disemboweling his elf toy. This definitely tested my shoulder (very minimal pain!), and gave him a great workout. As he gets older (he’s 9), we’re really trying to keep him in as good of shape as possible in old age! [caption id="attachment_4466" align="alignright" width="300"] Lunch![/caption] After a workout with Marley, I had some lunch – which consisted of beef roast, roasted root vegetables, and mixed sauteed greens. (Exactly the same as my dinner the previous night) I’m not a huge fan of greens – so this is one that I “take for the team”, because I know the nutritional value. I also get some green juice (in previous posts) from a local company and take a cruciferous sprouts complex supplement from Standard Process. Not the most flashy meal, but very nutritious and I was satiated for a solid 6 or 7 hours. After eating, I had a very pleasant phone call with Dani, a friend of mine who is going to be contributing some Yoga to our site in the form of videos and articles. She’s a great writer, excellent person, and I’m really excited for everyone to get introduced to her passion. These networking and collaboration calls are my favorite part of the day! Then another work block. Then it was time for our Microbiome Series webinar with Kiran. Joe had some family matters to tend to, so I flew solo on this one. Once again, just like always, Kiran blew us away with about a million knowledge bombs! The topic for this one was Enzymes. Truly fascinating stuff! If you haven’t watched them already, I’d highly encourage you to check out all of our Microbiome Series webinars! As of now, there are 7 episodes, plus the Primal90 interview I did with Kiran -available to all free members on our site! (Sign up HERE if you’re not already a free member or Primal90 member!) I took a walk with Marley to unwind after the webinar, did some more rebounding, a little qigong, and then another work block. Another phone call in the afternoon with someone you’ll meet real soon, as I’m going to be doing an interview with her pertaining to a functional medicine approach to infertility! It will be included with the Healthy Babies series we’re currently hosting/recording! She also may contribute on our blog and be on further webinars! The Rebel Health Tribe family keeps growing with excellent people… and I’m very grateful for that. Mira’s flight was delayed, so I used that time to do the dishes, clean up a bit, straighten and make everything nice for her return! After I picked her up (we live very close to the airport), we had some dinner – leftover beef fried rice, persimmons, and some raw cashews and Brazil nuts for me! (No photo, sorry!) A rather unorthodox meal, but it did the job. I don’t eat a lot of nuts, as I don’t feel good when I do – but probably once or twice a week I’ll have a few. After dinner, we just relaxed and went to be really early. All in all, a fun and productive day!
- Full Morning Routine (See Day 5 for breakdown)
- Walked approximately 40 minutes – 15-20 in the morning/Sun
- Nutrition totally on-point and optimal
- In bed early
- Rebounder for a few minutes several times throughout the day
- 15 minute tug o’ war session with Marley