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Rope Climbs and Coconut Muffins!

I’m choosing to focus on the positives today and there were two big ones!

First, I made awesome muffins with the 4-Year-Old this morning — click here for the Coconut Milk Muffins With Banana and Clementines recipe. 


He doesn’t like to help as much as his brother did at this age but I still try. Normally, I can get him to crack an egg at least.

Anyway, the muffins came out great and I was reminded once again how much fun and rewarding it is for me to be in the kitchen. Sometimes, especially when I get busy, I forget how much I enjoy it. It’s hard to get back to cooking just like it’s hard to take those first few steps on a run or get out of bed to go to the gym when it’s still dark. It’s like the little bit of effort prevents me from doing something I really want to do, but when I finally suck it up I’m so so very happy I did.

Does that make sense?

Anyway, the second thing I’m super proud of…

Today I did true rope climbs during a workout at the gym!

rope climbs

I’ve been able to climb the rope for a few months now but not well enough to do it during a workout. The last time we had them programmed I only went to the 10 foot mark. Today, however, I rang that bell at the top four times — once during warm up and three times during the workout.

I was smiling ear-to-ear.

Nothing beats the feeling of accomplishing something I couldn’t do just a few months before. Not to mention, something I could never do even as a child!

It feels really good!

See, now all the little negative things that were stressing me out today don’t seem as bad. 🙂

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About Mehmood Esmail

Mehmood Esmail
Hi, I am Mehmood Esmail, there have been severe health issues in my family, like cancer, heart attacks, stroke, kidney stones, IBS, etc. Where we live, in Africa, health facilities are basic. Thus it becomes imperative that we hnow what is happenining to us and how to look after ourselves, and where possible, how to prevent serious illnesses.

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