Eat. Sleep. Move. Pray
From dawn to dusk, I fuel my inner athlete. At dinner time, I still focus on healthy choices, but with the whole family's preferences in mind. We eat dinner together. Every night.
Pre-workout fuel -- usually a couple medjool dates with almond butter
Post-workout recovery - banana
Breakfast - Oatmeal with maple syrup, fruit and nuts.
Lunch - varies: salad | sweet potatoes | leftovers | peanut butter | sautéed veggies
Dinner- a mostly vegan menu - but sometimes a bit of egg or cheese.
Snacks - nuts, dried fruit, fresh fruit, veggies etc.
I set an alarm on my phone to remind me to go to bed. I often ignore the reminder. Work in progress.
The goal is to sleep 7-8 hours a night in a dark and quiet space.
This is my new normal.
Cycling- 2-3 times a week.
Running- 3 times a week. 1 track intervals, 1 tempo run, 1 long run
Yoga- I stretch everyday, and I lead a yoga class twice a week
Strength/Resistance Training- 2-3 times a week: body weight exercises [squats, planks, sit-ups, push-ups] I also do some dumbbell work and I'm still trying to master the chin up. It's pretty basic, but I can do all this at home. A favorite resource for these workouts: http://strengthrunning.com
This represents all the spiritual aspects of our family. It's about quiet space alone to contemplate and pray, as well connecting with each family member. Reading and study are part of our daily life.
[side note: we unplugged from TV fifteen years ago and haven't looked back.]
Scripture study. Attending church weekly. Giving. Serving.
Love God. Love People.