It’s another early morning in this household. After I hit “Publish” on this blog post, I’m going to lace up and head to the gym. I’ve been so regimented about getting a workout in before work. It’s become a non-negotiable and I absolutely LOVE it.
I think this morning routine (and the fact that I’m being so consistent with it!) has been the thing I’m loving the most this week. But, in true Thursday fashion, I’ve included a few other things that have brought me joy. Play along in the comments or if you’ve got your own “Thankful” post, link it up below! Happy Friday eve! <3
After my last 21-day challenge, I was feeling really good about myself. I felt stronger, leaner, and more in control of my actions. So, on the very last day, I jumped on the scale – eager to see the number drop a couple pounds to validate that all my hard work paid off. Well, it didn’t drop. It actually went up a few pounds. I melted into the ground (quite literally) and cried my eyeballs out as my patient husband explained to me that when you first introduce intense weight training into your lifestyle, seeing an increase in weight is normal.
He said a bunch of other science-y things that I tried to process. But I was just overly emotional that the number didn’t match up with all my hard work. Eventually, I got back up and dried my eyes and calmly listened to him as he explained that I just needed to keep going. That, over time, the muscle would beat out the fat and eventually the scale would catch up with it all. But the bottom line is that I should keep going. I should hide the scale and keep going. If I’m happy and if I’m healthy and if I’m feeling good about myself, everything else will fall into place.
A New 21-Day Challenge Group
Besides gaining a few pounds (which was not my intention. But, um, see above), I also gained a lot of perspective and mental strength (minus my one mini meltdown) through the last 21-Day Challenge I was a part of. The new Facebook group starts today and I’m excited to keep the momentum going. If you’re interested in joining the fun, let me know in the comments or shoot me a private message.
The Allergy Blend
Last Friday, all of the veterinary staff members went out to the farm to support with the 3rd year practical exams. Around 2PM, the wind started blowing and my allergies got a little out of control. I could barely keep my itchy, bloodshot eyes open to do my job. Fortunately, I carry my oils with me wherever I go. And, within a few minutes of putting these three oils on my neck, I was as good as new. I swear – this blend works like magic. I feel like I’m performing some sort of witchcraft every time I use them.
Subway Dates with My Favorite Human
Even though I’ve been at this new job for over a month now, I still find it so exciting to get to work in the same building that Ankur’s classes are in. I’m not crazy-stalker-wife status by any means. But it’s pretty darn fun to get to carpool on some days and go to Subway for lunch every Tuesday. (Sub of the Day on Tuesday = Oven Roasted Chicken Breast. So, obviously, where else would I be?)
Questions of the Day:
- What is one thing you’re loving this week?
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