There is a story that an engineer performed some aerodynamic calculations on the wingspan, body weight and shape of a bumblebee and concluded that bumblebees should not be mathematically capable of flying. And yet…we all know that they can and do. How is this possible? Because nobody ever told them that they can’t. This is one of my favourite stories and one I try to remember when I hear the words ‘you can’t’.
Think of that as you wake up and give yourself your five minutes of quiet time. Stretch and start your day.
OUT OF THE BOX
Smile at a stranger today. Not a cashier or a sales person. I mean a random person that crosses your path on the street. A real smile – smiles don’t count if you don’t look the person in the eyes.
I’m going to go for a run today – 5km – but I’m a runner and don’t expect you to suddenly start running. Put on your sneakers and go for a walk – 30 minute brisk walk. Put your favourite music in your ears and walk in the clouds!
DRINK DRINK AND DRINK. Water or tea. Make sure there is no sugar in what you’re drinking. Add flavour with my favourite Genmaicha Sticks in a bottle of water.
Hot water with lemon
Whole wheat toast with almond butter and sugar free jam
Spinach salad with grilled skinless chicken. Make your own dressing: Balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt & pepper
Green Drink: Combine kale, apple, grapes, cucumber, 1tsp agave in a blender, fill half with cold water. Blend well.
Vegetarian Chili – click for recipe
Sunburst Raspberry iced – sweetened with 1tsp of agave and a splash of club soda