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Things I Loved This Week #3

Things I Love

Habits I’m Working:

  • Lately my FOCUS has been scattered because I’m temporarily in an environment with a lot of distractions (I’m use to being home all day by myself without anyone around). Whenever I find myself scattered or jumping between tasks, I say to myself “FOCUS” and go back to what I was doing. Essentially, I am training my mind and the more I do this, the easier it becomes.
  • I’ve been going out to eat a lot lately due to circumstances but I just crave for a few consecutive home-cooked meals. I much prefer to cook 80% of my meals so I know exactly what’s in my food. Who knows what kinds of toxic seed oils or butter restaurants use in their food, no matter how high-end?! I don’t feel good about myself when I’m constantly eating out!

Articles:

Our kids are listening when we talk about “earning” dessert with a hard hike or long bike ride, or when we call their Goldfish crackers “junk” and try to steer them toward farmers’ market veggies instead. And they’re watching when we cut out gluten or stare critically at our thighs or our abs in the mirror.

Outside Online
  • How Exercise Makes You Better at Life. I can never be with anyone who doesn’t exercise regularly. Once you know it’s affects on your wellbeing, it’s hard to go back and level down! If they are mandating vaccines, they should mandate exercise!! I see exercise as essential to my life like working, eating, and brushing my teeth. It’s just a mindset shift. 😉

Research shows that regular physical activity increases creative thinking and problem solving, improves mood and emotional control, enhances focus and energy, and promotes quality sleep. There is no line of work that doesn’t benefit from these attributes.

The link between physical activity and BDNF helps explain mounting evidence that regular movement prevents and delays cognitive decline.

Podcasts:

Kickstarters I’m eyeing:

  • Mind Expanding Stroboscopic Lamp: a stroboscopic lamp that easily induces altered states of consciousness for relaxation, focus, sleep and exploration. This is super dope! I’m a huge fan of light therapy. Most people don’t realize that since your skin is your biggest organ, we are hugely affected by all the lights around us.
  • Secret Powers Planner: a planner for children to help create a positive mindset for childhood and beyond! I can imagine how the world would be a better place if we teach children the power of journaling, affirmations, and breathwork at an early age.
  • Little Hackers: Learning to Code for Early Readers: a fun, interactive experience that uses a workbook and augmented reality to teach coding without a computer. My secret aspiration for my future child is a computer hacker!

Tweets:

  • we need a pixar movie about the secret life of the socks that go missing in the wash – @adamgreattweet
  • Smartest investment you can make is in yourself, there’s zero competition in the space – @jaimeschmidt
  • read comments: “What is the most meaningful thing a doctor ever did for you?” – @DrBryanLeyva
#1 for sure #highfunctional

Personal Updates:

  • I found a new physiotherapist that I just LOVE this week. Originally I went to see her for craniosacral massage but she did such a thorough full body assessment on me like no other, and I connected with her energy. Let’s just say not all health practitioners are equal, and I have seen A LOT of them (since recovering from bike accidents and car crashes). As requested, I will write a separate post on my recovery journey!
  • The past two weeks, my left shoulder (from the whiplash) began acting up again. Healing is a pain because you can do all this treatment and then one little thing can set you back to square one. I can probably speed up this healing but I’m always try to aim for delayed gratification so I’ve been resting as much as I can.
  • I haven’t been able to ride (wah) and Vancouver has been having torrential downpour all week. Let’s just say I haven’t been this sedentary in ages. I DON’T KNOW HOW PEOPLE GO FOR DAYS WITHOUT EXERCISE!! Honestly it’s driving me nuts but I’m trying hard to reframe this as downtime for recovery. I’ve been doing a lot of stretching + mobility + meditation, and without hardcore bike rides and grouse grinds weekly, my body hasn’t felt this ‘loose’ in a while. 🙈
  • I haven’t had this much body fat on me in 7+ years (not complaining, just saying!!!) so the universe is telling me to start lifting again. Since I can’t do much for the next couple of weeks, I’ve been trying to get back into a consistent weightlifting because I know I need to strengthen certain muscles in my back + shoulders.
I’m living vicariously through my sister, her BF and their dogs in Northern California right now!
Things I Love
Not gonna lie, I love a nice 5-star hotel and flying first class but I am 100% a camper, not a glamper!! I’m all about BALANCE and roughing it is a skill that everyone should have. 🙃

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