The Plan Works If You Work It

It's really easy to forget your body when so much of the world is governed by your thinking. Many of the jobs, tasks and means of communication require our bodies minimally. It's our intellect that is prized. It's one of the problems of our modern world that we spend SO much time in unnatural environments – buildings, offices, sidewalks, streets, etc.
 
Today you have to go out of your way to be in your body and the natural world. I find that having a regular dose of nature not only calms you but re-calibrates your senses. You're more able to enjoy the ordinary things your body can experience. It also awakens you to the intelligence that resides within your body. It, better than any diet, exercise or health expert, can show you the way to your own custom wellness plan.
 
Today my musing is on listening to the promptings of your body by taking action on what you already know how to do to take better care of yourself.
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Morning Musing

Got an insight yesterday to wake up at 4:30am in order to get three of my daily tasks – meditation, musing and movement – in the bag. I usually wake up naturally between 5:00am and 5:30am so it's not much of a stretch. However, when the alarm rang this morning my body said, “Whoa, it's Saturday!” I decided to indulge in the extra sleep till 6:00am.

Upon waking I meditated then headed off to the gym. This is my second week of training consistently. Yay for me! I did cardio and 9 sets of quads. In total a 45 minute workout. It felt awesome to get my body in movement for the day.

As I was driving the rental car home – yeah, car is now in the shop after a hit and run – menu options for today's meals popped up. I'm going to make some adjustments to my daily date: start the day with a smoothie, salad with protein for lunch, salad in the evening.

Picked up more ingredients for smoothies and salads at the local supermarket. Got home and made this delicious green smoothie:

1/4 cup orange/mango juice
1 cup baby spinach
1 ripe banana
1-inch chopped ginger
crushed ice

Blended it up in my best blender for smoothies and drinking it as I'm doing my morning musing! Yum.

For brunch I'm going to make a Veggie Egg White omelet:

10 egg whites
1 chopped chorizon
1/2 chopped onion
1/2 broccoli heads
1/2 grape tomatoes

Saute chorizo and onions till brown. Add veggies and cover for 1 minute. Add beaten egg whites and your choice of spices (pink sea salt and pepper, garlic powder, paprika, etc.). This serves 2-4 depending on portion size.

This evening I'll have a salad with spring greens, spinach, grape tomatoes and avocados and sprinkle with olive oil, balsamic vinaigrette and a dash of pink sea salt.

Eating well is fun and easy.

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I forget how much I know about taking good care of my body. I co-owned a World Gym Fitness Center for 15 years, trained to be a Holistic Health Counselor at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in NYC and also as an Associate Raw Foods Chef in Chicago. I've been on the health and fitness adventure for almost 30 years.

Today, I just listened to my body and I knew what to do. I have no doubt I'll reach my fitness goals over the next 90 days. The plan works, if you work it.

Image: Take Back Your Health Conference

Adela Rubio

Adela Rubio writes and speaks on awakening your creative essence with the power of collaboration and community. She's hosted 20+ Women's Writing Circles, 30-Day Adventures, and Telesummits.

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