I Do

One of the first things Tate said this morning was “Whoa!  It’s 60* out, open all the windows!”  “oh, wait.  That’s in Portland.  It’s 78* here.”

He still has Portland weather pop up on his iPhone because it reminds him that we made a good decision to move away from there (because the weather and the distance from home are the only two strikes against that wonderful place!).

78* at 7:30 a.m. most definitely calls for a cold breakfast.

A combo of two blogger favorites: a green monster and overnight oats.

A super-power packed jar.  Flax meal, bee pollen, maca, chard, wineberries, spirulina, oats, loads of goodness packed in that little jar.  And it tasted great!

We all have people in our lives that seem superhuman to us.  Those people who are highly-motivated-always-on-the-go-and-never-tire.  I have a few of this type of person in my life currently and I saw one of them yesterday.  This women runs on jet fuel.  She works crazy long hours, is super active, is working on her PhD, travels, is planning her wedding, functions best on minimal sleep, and is always cheerful and perky!

Whenever I see her I am super inspired.  I think, “wow, that girl gets it done!  I could definitely be doing more with my time…”

After going through a long list of “I shoulds…” in my head yesterday I had a realization: there may always be “I shoulds” but I also need to remember “I do”.

I do: remain highly motivated to exercise [nearly] every day.

I do: prioritize cooking tasty and nutritious food for Tate and I (and friends!).

I do: value my downtime.

I do: always strive to keep educating myself in nutrition, cooking techniques, and exercise principles.

I do: value time with friends on a regular basis.

I do: love my home and prioritize making it cozy and spending time there.

I will continue to be inspired (and in awe!) of people who have boundless energy, seem to never procrastinate, and can gracefully juggle hectic schedules.  The world needs this type of person, they get shit done.  I, on the other hand, like to stop and smell the flowers. 🙂

Be inspired by others, embrace your “I do’s”, and stay cool my friends!