For the past day my social media channels have been flooded with posts like this…
LOOKY! LOOKY!! It came!! So excited to read my good friends book!! @roninoone (please tag Carla!) A blog post about this awesomeness coming soon on my blog!!! Now if only I didn’t have to pick Andie up from school in 30 min I could sit here and read from front to back!! Oh well…25 min of reading will do!! #WYCWYC!!! A photo posted by Carrie (@carriedphotography) on
None of us can believe it!? #wycwyc has arrived!!!! @carlabirnberg #fitbloggin #beyou #befit #bestrong #misfit A photo posted by Allie Burdick (@vitatrain4life) on
#wycwyc so excited!!! A photo posted by jennifer (@jengoeszen) on
ICYMI: Two of our favorite brilliant women in healthy living blogging, @carlabirnberg & @roninoone, have written a book all about conquering the What You Can, When You Can life. It’s the #wycwyc << one of our favorite hashtags & life-adoption-themes [totally a thing, right?]) book!! Have you gotten yours?
Unexpectedly, Amazon started shipping #wycwyc preorders and I’ve got to be honest, I’m freaking out a little.
OK … a lot!
On one hand, I’m excited. Of course! The book’s been done for months and it’s just not my style to “sit” on things. I’m very much a blogger — not an author/writer type — in the sense that I journal in real time, and share things pretty much immediately. I don’t pre-write posts. I don’t have an editorial calendar. I simply journal my thoughts, my life, as things happen. If it was up to me, I would have shared the book a chapter at a time as we wrote it!
On the other hand, I’m feeling really vulnerable. I’m worried that the book is going to disappoint everyone who’s so excited about it. In a way, I think … how could it not? It’s short, a quick read, with simple, straightforward advice.
Then I think … wait! That’s exactly what we wanted to write. And then I get excited again.
Welcome to my internal, emotional roller coaster.
I am overwhelmed, but it really is in the best way possible.
- 5:40 a.m. 1/2 banana on the way to the gym.
- 7:30 a.m. Post-workout shake (1 scoop)
- 9:40 a.m. 1 slice of my Banana-Flax Breakfast Cake — I’m going to try to make something once a week for the kids so they have better go-to’s than the pantry.
- 12:25 p.m. 1/2 leftover baked potato topped with the last of my turkey and butternut squash chili with 1/2 of an avocado.
- 3:30 p.m. Taste tests of the chili I whipped up for dinner. I posted about it on IG — click here.
- 4:30 p.m. stomach growling but I had errands to run with the kids before dinner so I grabbed what I could find, which was 3 leftover chicken nuggets in the fridge.
- 6:45 p.m. The chili I made earlier topped with the other half of the avocado I had for lunch and some baked Scoops on the side. The 9-year-old actually ate it too!!
- 6 a.m. workout: Warm up – 500m row
I skipped the workout of the day and focused on making up all the strength programming I missed being away.
10 @ 33 lbs
10 @ 63 lbs
10 @ 93 lbs
6 @ 103 lbs
2 @ 113 lbs <– was supposed to be 4 and then 3 @ 118 but I just couldn’t. I failed twice at the 113.
10 @ 33 lbs
10 @ 83 lbs
8 @ 108 lbs
8 @ 118 lbs
6 @ 143 lbs <– was supposed to be 133 but I mis-added — this is what happens when I lift alone. lol
2 @ 148 lbs <– again, was supposed to me 138. At first I was mad I failed and then I realized I had 10 lbs more on that bar than I should have!
10 @ 33 lbs
10 @ 63 lbs
10 @ 88 lbs
8 @ 93 lbs
6 @ 98 lbs
4 @ 103 lbs
0 @ 108 lbs <– I failed — was running out of time and my heart just wasn’t in it to try again.
- 8:30 a.m. 2-mile walk to drop Evan off at preschool.
- 11:30 a.m. 1/2 mile run to test a new heart rate monitor for an upcoming review
- 2 p.m. another 1/2 mile run as I messed up the first test. :)
- Water off the charts today.
- Supplements taken