High Five Friday #12: Working Hard to Achieve Our Dreams
Ok, to be honest I thought yesterday was Friday. After writing my exam (which I completely dominated by the way) I felt that sense of relief and excitement that I usually only experience on Fridays which lead me to believe that yesterday was Friday, but I was wrong today is Friday! :D
High Five Friday #12 to be exact ;)
I hope you’re ready for a celebration because there is sure a lot to celebrate this week! :D
This week’s theme is all about working hard to achieve our dreams and goals! I thought this theme was appropriate due to the incredible amount of studying I have been doing lately and some other things that I have noticed throughout the blog world…
I am giving myself a high five for getting through three final exams this week! I studied so hard for each exam and definitely gave each one my all! After I wrote my exam yesterday, I left campus knowing I did
well amazing. It was a feeling like no other. I love that sense of accomplishment! :)
My dear friend Chelsea also needs a special high five this week! Not only is Chelsea my best friend here in London, but she is my motivator and inspiration as well! Chelsea knows how to balance her social life with her school life and I learn from her each and every day! This week Chelsea found out that she received a mark of 100% on her final exam that she wrote this past Saturday! Now, if that’s not motivating to push a little harder when I study I don’t know what will ever motivate me! It’s clear Chelsea works hard, but if you read her blog you also know that she has a social life, as well. She is a true inspiration. High five Chelsea! I am so lucky to have you as a friend :D
The next special high five goes to Katie. I have been waiting all week to give Katie a high five because she has recently graduated from her schooling and is now a Certified Holistic Nutritionist! :D
When I read her post announcing her huge accomplishment my eyes swelled up with tears instantly! I am so proud of Katie. She is going to do wonderful things. High five Katie! :D
I know all of us are working hard lately, it’s exam time – that’s what happens! So, high five to everyone for working so hard! :)
And if you aren’t a student writing exams you still get a high five because I know you accomplished something this week! :D
Share your high five in the comment section below or write a HFF post and link up below! :D
I love sharing my fitness loves of the week with you :) <3
Last week, I shared my love for the new-to-me exercise, t bar rows, which I am still loving by the way!
Have you tried them yet!? :D
This week I will share with you another new-to-me exercise! :D
This exercise left my shoulders and lower body feeling DOMS for a full two and a half days – I loved it though ;)
Overhead squats are one of the exercises I perform on my leg day and I am loving them. This exercise serves as a warm up exercise in my leg training routine because they are a great exercise to perform in order to warm up before the “big” squats, but they are also great for opening up your hips, increasing strength through using a large range of motion, incorporating your full body (which you will definitely feel the next day), and, more specifically, working the core!
The first time I performed the overhead squat I used a broomstick, so I literally had no weight above me. I was focusing on achieving proper form before adding any weight to this exercise which is important for all exercises you do. Proper form comes first then the weight. However, this past leg training day I thought I would take a challenge, so I grabbed a barbell with some weight ;)
The overhead squats still seemed easy even with the 20 lb. barbell, but I completed my sets and went on with my workout. Then the day went on… and I got sore and then Wednesday came and I could hardly put my hair in a pony!
I love DOMS and I love overhead squats :D Give them a try, but remember start light! You don’t realize it at first, but you are holding a weight over your head for the entire time it takes you to complete a set and if your upper body isn’t used to it, well, you will feel it - even the slightest amount of weight!
Have a great Friday friends! Love ya!
Have you ever tried overhead squats?
What are you giving yourself a high five for this week?
Have you tried any new exercises lately?