Saturday, December 29, 2012
Its a good day when I can feel my muscles from the inside out (code for: I'm sore!). I know my workouts are working when that happens. And, this morning, every muscle south of my own mason-dixon line are alive and well. This means today is a recovery day for me: long, slow walk that gets my heart rate up, releases the tightness in my muscles, and allows each part of me to relax.
I'm really looking forward to eating today, too! The kitchen is stocked with fresh oranges, apples, kale, and even a pomegranate! I can't wait to dig in and put together something delicious and nutritious. My breakfast plan: a spinach and apple smoothie (they are SO good!), orange slices, whole wheat toast and a poached egg. Yum Yum Yum!
One thing I love about focusing on my health is how much I enjoy my body. I feel so proud that I completed the strength-training class yesterday (Yowsers, it was tough!). I really appreciate that my body can do all that it can do! I also feel really happy when I see a healthy spread of food with different colors, different textures, and different tastes in front of me. I put it on my special china and treat myself to the best!
These are all reminders that I deserve what is best for me. I deserve to be happy, right now. My body deserves my love and respect, just as it is. And, best of all, I have all that I need to be happy right now, no matter what I weigh. Being grounded in this reality -- I truly have all I need in this moment, right now -- brings me peace and gratitude. This reminds me I am going to take some time to meditate today as well, to dwell in the knowledge that all this is, is enough.
May we all be well today.