Today's Movie: Into the Wild
Action Items for Wednesday, May 13th:
Fitness Challenge: As Many Reps as Possible (AMRAP) Squats for 5 min
Compare to last week. Are you able to do more reps? Are you able to increase the difficulty?
Start at the most challenging squat for your fitness level and modify from there.
Mindfulness Challenge: 4 Affirmations
Write 4 affirmations about yourself. These are "I am" sentences where you describe yourself. It's not so much thinking about what you actually ARE, it's finding those qualities within yourself that you want to highlight in a positive way. For example, I pride myself on my independence and strength. However, I struggle with needing constant validation from loved ones. It's not all the time - it is mostly when I am feeling stressed or feel like a failure. This tactic my mind sneakily devised convinced me I NEED validation daily. If I don't get it, my world falls apart and I start thinking I really. am. alone. (I'm not)
This shows just how IMPORTANT taking care of your mind is! Affirmations are like taking a daily vitamin - reminding yourself of your strength instead of focusing on your weaknesses.
SO. Make two affirmations about yourself. To really have these help you, reflect on what weaknesses or fears you have. I'll give you a few to start:
afraid of weakness? I AM STRONG.
failure? I AM POWERFUL.
fearful?I AM BRAVE.
burnout?I AM A WARRIOR.
being judged? I AM A QUEEN.
loneliness? I AM ENOUGH.
not achieving your dreams? I AM UNSTOPPABLE.
being left? I AM LOVED.
not being good at something? I AM SUCCESSFUL.
taking this for granted? I AM GRATEFUL.
sadness? I AM HAPPY.
not having enough? I AM ABUNDANCE.
sickness? I AM HEALTHY.
Pick three ONLY and write them somewhere you can see it multiple times a day. I know it sounds silly, but this actually does work! I wrote I AM STRONG. I AM A WARRIOR. I AM LOVED. I AM ENOUGH. on my bathroom mirror. Now, every time I go into the bathroom, I see it, read it and remind myself that I AM STRONG. I AM A WARRIOR. I AM LOVED. I AM ENOUGH.
Lifestyle Challenge: Web Wednesday! Reach out to an old friend.
Nutrition Challenge: Only complex carbs for carb intake today.
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