Monday morning after my meditation, I went downstairs and did my upper body workout.
After my workout, I had my superfood protein shake with Recover in it.
I got my stuff ready for the day and then we headed to town to take Ethan to school.
Joe and I ran some errands and enjoyed a nice day together.
I attended my team leadership call and re-qualified myself for my commitments going into 2017. It was a powerful call. While I was on the call, I had a pork chop and green beans.
I had a short coaching call in the afternoon. I am excited to be beginning some new training! It's all about making my best better as well as growing and learning new skills!
I had my third meal which was chicken and cauliflower after my coaching call.
Joe and I were able to accomplish a lot of errands.
We went to pick Ethan up from school and then headed to his hockey game. On the way to the hockey game, I had my other superfood protein shake.
Ethan's team lost their hockey game 3-1. It was their first loss of the season. They had won 12 or so games straight up until last night. The upsetting part was that the other team played dirty to win and the referees weren't calling a lot of the penalties. I am assuming that they didn't see the penalties. There was elbowing, taking sticks and jamming them in kids' stomachs, and tripping to the point that a hockey stick got stuck in the tripped kid's skate. I would have preferred that they lose to a team that beat them fair and square. Ethan's team took it in stride and joked around with each other while they were leaving the ice.
The lesson today is that sometimes bad things happen, but it's all about your response to the bad event. The reality is that bad things happen in life. When they do happen, we each have a choice. We can choose how to respond. We can let the bad thing or event get the better of us or we can make the best of the situation. I love how Ethan's team chose to enjoy themselves despite the loss.
Part of their amazing attitude comes from Coach Pete. He is an amazing coach. He is tough but fair and he instills good sportsmanship into the kids. He encourages them when they are doing well or not giving their best effort and corrects them when that is required too.
I recall two years ago when Ethan also had Coach Pete. They played in a tournament and made it to the finals. They lost in the finals. They cheered louder than the team that won the tournament. It was interesting to see the reaction of the other team. They almost looked confused as to whether they had won or not! Ethan's team celebrated that they had made it as far as they did, that they had fun, and that they gave their perfect effort! Beautiful!
After the hockey game, we headed home and I had