the G R A T I T U D E journals: week 1
March 23, 2019
Today I had time to sleep in with no alarm. My body feels 100% better and my mind operates so efficiently when I'm not fighting with sleep deprivation. I had today almost completely to myself and I'm learning to love that. I often feel my heart craving a slower pace I am finally learning to take advantage of my alone time. This time gives me a chance to catch up on personal projects and allows me to feel gratitude for my own company.
A great lift in the gym was such a refreshing change of pace - thank God that I have the freedom to move my body any way that makes me feel strong and alive.
March 24, 2019
I won't lie to you, I was not in the swing of things today and didn't even think to pick up my journal. Classic!! But I picked up the habit pretty quickly after this day.
March 25, 2019
This week has been so much slower than I've experienced in a long time, giving me plenty of time to study while moving at a slower pace since acquiring a super gnarly cold. My favorite weekly yoga sessions with the sweetest client were cancelled, which normally would have majorly disappointed me, except for the fact that I need the time off from teaching to get over being sick. I have the sweetest boyfriend who spent his whole afternoon making sure I had what I needed to feel better. My DOPE personal training client showed out at her session and so impressed my with her effort. A great idea for my future came to me today and I am blessed with the time this week to research it. I FINALLY launched my website. I fed Cory and I a fun and different meal and received the sweetest encouragement from him and my roommate.
March 26, 2019
Today I am so aware of the way that Cory encourages me to live my best life - one of travel and the road less traveled. I am already feeling so much better after that cold knocked me on my ass (thank you Zinc supps and grapefruit), good enough to absolutely smash a spin class and get my nutrition on point. Today was another open and easy day where I had time to make moves towards my goals. On this day, I actually have a request..a prayer maybe? I need confidence in my desires + decisions; I need to ditch the need for external validation.
March 27, 2019
I went to a boppin concert with the most fun pals that I haven't seen in forever - s/o to the band CAMINO for a hell of a show. The weather was perfect, we had space to dance, the energy was sick. Abigail and I crushed a SLAM of a double on the bike - like I am impressed with our legs and lungs. We were blessed by 2 encouraging instructors who routinely take notice of effort and personally reach out. My hair also didn't feel like a dry frizzball today. Love that.
March 28, 2019
My homemade coldbrew is DANK and I cannot get enough of a coldbrew coconut milk iced latte. The weather feels beachy. I wrapped up one of my senior classes and made my FIRST $20 off my ebook. That feels so good. I made that. And I didn't even know the person;) . Someone let me hold their puppy and I got too happy too fast and cried.
March 29, 2019
Today is the clearest, sunniest day. I had a great run and it feels so good to return to this familiar form of exercise and have it feel so natural and freeing. I had the best mango of all time on my oatmeal and am spending the evening celebrating the sweetest friends.
Thankful for it all.