Workout snack

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I happen to sit next to a male body builder (slash IT guy) at work. He’s constantly mixing protein shakes and eating bars. While personally I have no interest in prepackaged meals or bulking up, I do find myself too tired to workout after a long day in the office. My co-worker brought in these peanut butter “cookies” the other day and a) they are delicious and b) they were extremely effective in giving me enough energy to make it to the gym. They’re such a game changer when it comes to choosing between heading to my couch or heading to workout.

Protein Peanut butter balls

Ingredients:

1/3 cup natural peanut butter
1/4 cup honey
1 scoop chocolate whey protein powder
3 tablespoons ground flaxseed
3 tablespoons dark chocolate chips

Mix all of the ingredients together and roll into balls. Refrigerate overnight.

Enjoy an hour or two before SoulCycle.

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The Art of the Open Letter

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The open letter. You’ve seen ’em before, I’m sure. If not, they can look something like this:

Dear Monday,

I must admit I’m never happy to see you. I dread you in the morning, and on the drive to work, and from what I see on my Facebook feed, no one else likes you, either.

Why you gotta be so gloomy?

Sincerely,
Cheri

Sure, it’s a silly example. But it’s a different, more creative approach than simply typing:

I have a bad case of the Mondays.

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When you stop chasing the wrong things, you give the right things a chance to catch you

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Yesterday I called one of my close friends to tell her about all the things on my mind, of which there were many. Not that they were new worries (should I be in New York, should I move back to California, am I doing what I love, what if I’m meant to be doing something else, maybe I should go on an Eat, Pray, Love journey but just do the eating part, etc, etc), but she listened, like good friends do, and when we got off the phone she sent me a link to this list of reminders. It was exactly what I needed to hear. 

1. Stop spending time with the wrong people. – Life is too short to spend time with people who suck the happiness out of you.  If someone wants you in their life, they’ll make room for you.  You shouldn’t have to fight for a…

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