Holiday shopping done or not, it is practically here! So what are you doing this weekend? I have a few plans that include sleeping in, writing, and definitely getting in a workout or two. It’s part of my stress management game. In fact, everything in this post today is part of my stress management game. My 5 Friday Favorites. Let’s go!
Craving Cocoa from Metabolic Effect designed specifically to reduce cravings and hunger. I use this delicious concoction with a bit of water, almond milk and cinnamon and make up hot chocolate, smoothies and pudding for snacks that are super low in calories but high in fiber and satisfaction. If you want to get all sciency, Metabolic Effect says this:
“Cocoa powder is one of the richest sources of bioactive compounds that can alter brain chemistry to bolster mood, reduce hunger and combat cravings. It works through increasing key neurotransmitters in the brain such as serotonin and dopamine. It also contains natural cannabinoid compounds like the powerful molecule anandamide, often referred to as “chemical bliss.”
Currently Reading (re-reading)
The 4 – Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss. Yes I am in re-reading mode because I like to keep my focus on things that keep me in line with the mindset I want to have and the goals I want to achieve. It is all too easy too let those thoughts slip if we are not careful. This books has tons of mindset bombs such as this. “The universe doesn’t conspire against you, but it doesn’t go out of its way to line up all the pins either. Conditions are never perfect. “Someday” is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you.”
You know how much capability our iphones have? And how we probably use 1/10 of it. That is how I truly feel about our bodies and our lives. We have so many capabilities, opportunities and skill. We just don’t know how to use it. Or we know how to use it but don’t like going through the challenge, pain or discomfort of something difficult, the unknown, or the seemingly unrealistic. So we choose to lay low and simply dabble in what we feel comfortable in or what we convince ourselves we are capable of. Do yourself a favor and go buy The 4-hour Workweek to find a little inspiration and motivation.
White Turkey Chili. The recipe will be up in blog form soon. With a significantly cooler week here in SoCal (enough to break out the beanies, boots and parkas for our chilly 50 degrees) I was all about something stew like. White beans, ground turkey, onions, spinach and salsa all make up this delicious dish. Add parmesan cheese to top and I was one happy girl.
I was looking back on some of my blog post and wanted to share a few on topics that tend to come up often when talking with people about health, fitness, and mindset.
Lacking confidence? Check here.
Curious about your own perception of hunger. Read here.
Need help making healthier choices. Start here.
Want motivation to be more consistent? Learn here.
I will leave you with that and remember to start surrounding yourself with things, people, notes, words, and reminders that keep you in line with your goals.