Road to Bluegrass 8/28

I didn’t work out this morning. After getting up at 5 on Saturday and again pretty early on Sunday, I was happy to sleep until around 7:00 today. Sleeping in during the week is awesome because, you know, sleep … but on days that I don’t work out, I often have a hard time getting rolling, like something is missing. Since I’m not running or punching or lifting I guess my body just thinks I should still be snoozing.

But not today.

No, today I felt great. I loved on my dogs, got dressed, packed my gym bag for after work and hit the road to the office. I left my old iPod Touch (seriously old — like first-gen old) at the house so I played stuff from my phone. New shit from The Lees of Memory, the new Lana Del Rey, the latest Mutoid Man and even a bit of Metallica. I was jamming, sometimes dancing, sometimes head banging.

I bounced in through the doors, a slight skip in my step. I waved, smiled and said hi to several people, most of them politely nodded and did that awkward whisper greeting where you’re unsure of how loud you’re actually speaking. Some people seemed groggy when I approached them but my annoyingly bubbly positivity I was carrying this morning seemed to lighten their moods and they walked away with a smile.

Except this one dude. I could hand him a puppy and he’d just stare at me as if I’d decapitated it. I don’t know about him.

And then there were the ladies in the break room. I waltzed into the break room, coffee mug in hand, and when I saw who they were, I greeted them with a hearty “Good morning, ladies!”

“Wow,” they started. “That’s an awful lot of positivity, especially for a Monday!”

And I suppose it is, but, I mean … Why?

Sure, Monday is definitely the sign of another weekend that’s dead and gone and it’s a reminder that it’s “back to reality,” but is reality all that bad? I don’t want this to be a “be thankful for what you have” post because that’s not (entirely) where I want it to go, but seriously — why is it considered normal to be a sourpuss on Monday morning?

I often have a problem with normal and I’m challenging everyone who reads this to also take offense. I don’t mean you should go to work next Monday morning wearing a clown suit or with an attention-grabbing new haircut or something. I mean maybe take it upon yourself to bring a little positivity to your workplace. This is where you make your living for Christ’s sake! A lot of people see their coworkers more than their families! It’s stressful at times and you may be overwhelmed but what good is your shitty attitude going to do?

So maybe knock it off. Look at Monday as a new challenge you get to overcome. Grab your week by the jewels and insure you’re the one that’s in control!

Or just say hi when someone else says hi to you. That’d be cool.

Anyway, let’s talk about training…

Last week was really good, y’all. My three classes at TITLE Boxing Club went well, I traded my Crossfit workout for a Saturday morning bootcamp with the sunrise and some good friends, and I ran four times for a total of 16.5 miles. The cut seems to be going pretty well, too. More on nutrition in a second, though.

Current weight lost: 6/10 pounds. Three weeks remain.

For real. Six pounds already. Here’s to fast progress! Here’s also to not screwing it up in the next three weeks.

  • Monday: 7:00pm Kickboxing at TITLE Boxing Club
  • Tuesday: 3 Mile Run
  • Wednesday: 5:45am Boxing at TITLE Boxing Club, 5 Mile Run
  • Thursday: Rest
  • Friday: 5:45am Boxing at TITLE Boxing Club, 10 Mile Run
  • Saturday: 7:30am Boot Camp Class, 11:00am Boxing at TITLE Boxing Club
  • Sunday: 3 Mile Run

Nutrition has been fun! Last week I talked all about Clean Eatz and I had every intention of thoroughly detailing and reviewing everything I ate there but I kept forgetting my camera at home and didn’t want to upload shitty iPhone photos of their food and before I knew it, I had already eaten all of my lunches for the week. The Hawaiian Chicken I had for lunch was fabulous and filling, though, as was the blackened mango and coconut cod I had for dinner every night. The star of the week, however, was the French Dip sandwich we had for lunch on Saturday. It didn’t look that appetizing but it’s one of the tastiest things I’ve eaten in quite a while!

With that said, I’m using Clean Eatz again this week but only for lunch. I’ve chosen a variety of lunches and for real will share them with y’all in a timely manner this time. I also did some meal prep of my own (finally back to it) with some hella veg turkey taco salads that I’m pretty darn excited about.

I did take some photos of the loot I picked up last week, at least. It may not be glamour shots of the food but there’s something nice about seeing stacks of meal prep containers. I like it, at least. Dig ’em:

So that’s Monday. Let’s do something cool this week! Make someone’s day better! Have a milkshake for breakfast (unless you’re cutting, of course *WINK*)! Call your grandmother after work this week!

And maybe stop acting like McGregor won the other night. He didn’t.

And maybe also don’t cheer on Mayweather for winning. That guy’s an ass.

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