As soon as our alarms started buzzing this morning, Jon and I headed out for an early morning 3 mile run. It was a beautiful morning, and I was kicking myself for not having my camera. Please let me know if you’ve mastered the art of carrying your DSLR while running ’cause it seems the best moments happen while out on the road:)
It was the perfect time of morning as the sunlight was just barely peeking up over the horizon and glinting off the tops of the fields. Has anybody ever told you that Oklahoma has the prettiest sunrises and sunsets? Well, we do.
Second only to this maybe.
This morning was just one of those moments when I could hardly believe the beauty. The perfect way to start the day.
There was a biting chill in the air this morning as well, and despite my hands going numb it felt quite refreshing. Three cheers for fall! Have I mentioned that it’s my favorite season?
After I got back and showered, I blended up a green smoothie. Anytime I go more than a couple of days without one, I start to have withdrawals
2 handfuls of spinach, 1/2 banana, 1.25 cups almond milk, 1 tbsp chia seeds, 2 heaping tbsp Vega powder
I changed it up a bit this morning by swapping chocolate Vega powder in for Amazing Grass. I was a little nervous adding 2 heaping tablespoons of powder because I have yet to use a protein powder that didn’t make my smoothie chalky tasting. I can honestly say that this one did not! It added 12 grams of protein, 2 servings of veggies (like it needed more veggies:), 2500 mg of omega 3, 6, 9, 1 billion probiotic cultures, only 100 calories, and a hint of chocolaty goodness! And by the way, Vega did not ask me to review their product; I’m raving out of pure love of the product:)
Technically, this powder is supposed to be added with just water for a quick and healthy shake on the go – I’ve been a little hesitant to try it, but I think I just might have to now!
On a different note, now that I’m working from home, I’m finding out some things about myself that I didn’t know before.
- I really do like working at my desk better than on the couch
- I have a lot more discipline than I ever realized
- a good cup of iced coffee goes a long way with my mood and productivity
- I really can control the urge to snack even though I’m 4 seconds away from chips and salsa at any point during the day
- If/when I begin to feel lonely or isolated, I must book it to the coffee shop asap to avoid the downward spiral
- I don’t feel lonely or isolated most of the time
- I like to work in silence
I often feel the need to have music on in the house – especially when I’m there alone. It really does motivate me, and it’s nice to have some noise going on because unfortunately Olive doesn’t provide much good conversation.
At least she’s cute.
But I’m realizing more and more how nice it is to just work in silence. With the windows open and the sun shining in, it’s rather inspiring to just have quiet all around. I think it also helps me to focus better, and my thoughts have the freedom to take me wherever they want:) You should try it! You just might be surprised how nice it is to just be quiet.
Do you find that you work better with music or in silence? What about working out? That’s a whole different topic, but do you prefer to workout with music or enjoy the silence?
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