Day 23

I did NOT want to get up this morning. Everything in my body said, “Just push snooze—just once.” However, my brain told me to get my butt out of bed, so that’s what I did. Once up, I did lie on my office floor in the dark for a few minutes just soaking in the silence of the morning.

Today’s take aways:

“The brain makes up l/ 50th of our body mass but consumes a staggering 1/ 5th of the calories we burn for energy.”

  • This is INSANE to think about. Our brains burn 1/5th of the calories we burn for energy. Honestly, I should be the size of a pencil of the rate of my brain activity has anything to do with it. My mind never shuts off.

“Foods that elevate blood sugar evenly over long periods, like complex carbohydrates and proteins, become the fuel of choice for high-achievers— literal proof that “you are what you eat.”

  • The key to fueling our brains comes from complex carbohydrates and protein. Put in GOOD clean fuel and get out more energy.

“When our willpower runs out, we all revert to our default settings. This begs the question: What are your default settings?”

  • My willpower runs out late and night. My default settings are snacking in the kitchen and wine. So, instead, I try to reach for hot tea. I just need the satisfaction of “something” after the kids go to bed.

“So how do you put your willpower to work? You think about it. Pay attention to it. Respect it. You make doing what matters most a priority when your willpower is its highest. In other words, you give it the time of day it deserves.”

  • I love the idea of respecting our willpower. We all have it. We just need to understand in and plan for those times when we know our defenses will be down (tired and hungry!)