1) What I plan on using to help me stay on track this month: My monthly checklist has helped me a lot over the past two months. It's nothing fancy or crazy, just a simple list of the things I want to achieve and a space for me to write down what date I got each one done. I keep it on my desk so it only takes a few seconds for me to complete it each night. With the checklist right in front of my face, it's much easier to keep track of how I've been doing and what areas I need to pick up on. There are definitely some things that I've been slacking on. You can read about my plans for the month here.
2) What I cooked for the first time: I eat eggs/egg whites almost every single day. To change things up, I decided to try something like a paleo pancake. There were still some ingredients that I omitted because I wasn't sure if they were Whole Life Challenge approved. Overall, they were quite good, and I'm especially pleased that the coconut flour and coconut milk I made from scratch turned out really well!
3) What top 5 songs helped me push through my workouts: Music is such an important part of my workout. I've got different playlists for different songs. These were the top 5 songs this week that helped me kinda push it a bit further - whether it was to run a bit faster, punch a bit harder, or squat a bit deeper.
4) What I finished reading: Chael Sonnen is an MMA fighter and part of the UFC. One of my friends was reading this book so I decided to read it as well. It was ok. The best chapter was the last one where I felt he really got into what it takes to being a fighter - approaching the Octagon, getting ready to fight, dealing with being hit - but other than that, it was kinda bland.
5) What Quote Inspired Me: