Below is your weekly dose of 4 Thought Friday, a short list of idea’s, thoughts, and experiments from a few members of the Mako Team. Enjoy!
Always plan ahead! We all have busy schedules that can change day to day; which can really mess up your meal planning. Whether you meal prep or pay for a meal prep service, we all need a plan as to what meals we need for the day to reach our goals. I prepare my next day’s meal portions out the night before so I can easily pack them in the morning. This can maximize your time, eliminate next day stress, and ensure you stick to your food goals. The worst thing is spending all of your time on cooking meals for the week or buying them to just find yourself off track at a fast food restaurant for lunch, getting items from a vending machine at work, or just skipping meals altogether. I personally use an Artic Zone insulated meal prep lunchbox that fits multiple meals in it and has ice packs that connect to the containers to keep food cold. There are many versions of lunchboxes or meal prep carriers, so just find the one that fits your price and size needs- you don’t have to break the bank. Bring your awesome food with you and achieve your goals!
I’m in the middle of Why Buddhism is True by Robert Wright. This book explains the beliefs and the practices of the Buddha and how to apply them. Robert Wright does an amazing job of explaining little wins of enlightenment and being aware of your thoughts. Also, he gives details of ways he has failed and has overcome his failures. I am listening to this book on audible right now but have every intention of purchasing this book to read it.
Using the Gym Boss, to keep track of my intervals during running and workouts. The Gym Boss is a small interval clock that clips where you need it. It has a loud beep and vibrations to let you know when the time interval is up. Customizing your work and rest intervals, you do anything form 5 sec sprint repeats, to long slow intervals with short rest. It’s a cheap, effective way to have a personal interval clock small enough to carry during any workout. Check it out!
I’m just finishing up Own the Day Own your Life by Aubrey Marcus. This book breaks down what one optimal day looks like and some tips that one can use to optimize to live a healthier more productive life. Aubrey is the owner of Onnit check them out if have never heard of the company they make kick ass supplements and some cool workout gear also. This is a great read and I strongly encourage everyone to give this book a go!