Day 1: Choosing to Love Myself and Own My Life Day 13. Saturday, December 19th. Mira worked, but not until 10am (7am is normal). I got up early and went through an abbreviated version of my morning routine. (Shortened things down a little bit) Why? Well… I needed to cook a small feast (breakfast and lunch for Mira, food to have in fridge). Finally, our stockpile of food from last Sunday’s food bonanza was running out. I had marinated some beef chuck steaks overnight to make some bulgogi (Korean dish) – so I broiled that, stir-fried some orange bell peppers in the leftover marinade, and we at that over some rice for “breakfast.” It was delicious. [caption id="attachment_4505" align="alignleft" width="300"] Bulgogi![/caption] I also sauteed some diced onions and Granny Smith apples, threw some Primal Palate Apple Pie Spice towards the end (fat was ghee), and set those aside. In the same pan, I cooked a couple French Apple pork sausages from our Sonrise Ranch pork CSA. If the breakfast sausages from Meatmen aren’t the world’s most delicious breakfast-style sausages, then these are. So. Good. I sent this with Mira for her lunch. Transparency Report: I was eating the last of my bulgogi and rice at my standing desk, responding to a friend’s email. Mira busted me and reminded me that I’m not to be eating and standing and typing. BUSTED! After prepping the foods – I knocked out a little bit of work before my scheduled podcast recording with Jason Prall, a Rebel Health Tribe Contributor and founder of Calyx Performance. His podcast is launching soon, and I’ll be one of the first guests! As you’ll see, it was quite a fun interview and discussion! I love my job. Of course, it ran a little long, as we chatted about everything we each have brewing professionally, and discussing further ways to collaborate. When we were finally finished, I noticed a missed call and text. I had, once again, screwed up a time zone conversion and missed the start of a scheduled client consult. I can understand rather complex biochemistry – but ask me to successfully adjust for time zone differences in my scheduling and you may think it’s quantum physics or something. (Another thing I’m working on) I called my client back, apologized profusely, and went through with the consult. The rest of the day got a little hectic trying to get things done before my son arrives the next day – and I didn’t get everything done that I’d wanted to finish before that happened. Seeing that I wasn’t going to finish – I laid out my next two weeks. It’s a very quiet time regarding any webinars, events, or anything professionally, due to the holidays. I try not to work at all when Michael is here, but may have to do a little bit (besides keeping up with these posts). That’s okay! I’ll have plenty of time during the down time of the next two weeks to get just about everything else done. I threw together the last hodgepodge of leftovers from last Sunday’s food feast/batch cook for dinner, and called it a night rather early. Even though she worked a later shift (not home until after 11pm), Mira had to work the next morning early, so I’d be up at 5:30am.
- Abbreviated morning routine (See Day 5 for breakdown of full morning routine – slightly shortened)
- Walked approximately 30 minutes – 15-20 in the morning/Sun
- Nutrition totally on-point and optimal
- In bed early I didn’t do a whole lot in this regard today, but I also didn’t do anything to really negatively impact my health at all. My shoulder is feeling pretty good, and I’m going to turn up the workout intensity next week.