Good morning, friends!
Oh, I couldn't be happier that today is Friday! I write my final exam today and can finally put studying to rest! But, more importantly…
It's High Five Friday!
The following high fives were submitted to me this week (if you want to submit a high five for next week please email me at adashofmeg.com and read the High Five Friday page for more information):
Alek – "I deserve a high five for running my firs ten mile race (and run) and getting 19/180 and 1st for my age. I ran a 1:16, 7:50 pace and negative split by over a minute!"
Stellina – "My high five Friday moment is that I ran 6 miles on the treadmill this week! Woo!"
Megan @meganamraen – "I'm so excited for today. Not only is it Friday and I only have three more finals to go, but today marks my 200th post! When I started blogging, I never imagined it would benefit me in such a positive way. I've made so many friends and learned so much about people I may have never had the chance to correspond with if I hadn't started blogging. I can't wait for 200 more posts. I think I'll celebrate with my new favorite yoga class "
Deana – "I wrote a blog for mindyourmind.ca about my tattoo. It's great to share my story behind that tattoo as others are coming to terms with the fact I have one.
Check out my blog on mindyourmind.ca about my tattoo! My blog explains what it means to me in my own words. http://mindyourmind.ca/community/blog/35-mental-health-a-coping/4632-sharing-my-story-through-my-tattoo-"
Michelle and Lori - "We just wanted to share something that we are so happy and thrilled about – our first cookbook! Something we have worked so hard, and finally able to smile that we did it!!!"
Ashley – "I am giving myself a high five this week for commiting to do my first BIKINI COMPETITION! I have hired a trainer who has created a diet/workout plan that will get me stage ready by May 2013. This is a bucket list goal for me, something I never thought I could ever accomplish, but I am into my 3rd week of the program, and I'm gaining more confidence, energy, and passion every day! I know the journey will be difficult, but I'm so excited for the process! "
Nadege – "Just want to let you know that I'm giving myself a huuuuuuuuuuge HFF for my first CrossFit experience !!!! My whole body still hurts sooooo bad today especially my arms (body pump class yesterday was quite painful) Our WOD was : 10 squats with medecineball + 10 pull ups + 10 push ups , repeat this set during 15min. OMG , my muscles remember that believe me !!! I was the ONLY girl in a group of 10 !!! and I did 7 rounds
here is my blog post about that —> http://mydreamdirectory.blogspot.fr/2012/12/initiation-crossfit-ou-comment-adorer.html"
– "I took some much needed 'me time' by taking a time-out from everything and rested, this is HUGE for me, as I'm not so good at relaxing. Slowly but surely though I'm learning to rest in between things to be sure not to run myself down and get sick like I have this week. Bottom line: We must do what's good for us no matter what. Even if it is straying away from our overall workout goals, job situation, personal targets just a lil. It's only temporary and we will get through it. Take care of yourselves this weekend, we all know what's best for ourselves, so listen to that inner voice."
Corinne – "I made my first successful vegan cheesecake this week (http://www.healthbites.net/2012/12/12/finally-a-successful-lemon-cheesecake-vegan/), which I'm really happy about. I'm one step closer to being 100% plant-based and I feel so much lighter for it. I also finally bought my first pair of vibrams and did two runs in them without too many blisters to show for it!"
– "Even though Im struggling with the news that i need surgery on Tuesday on my foot, i did see my endocrinologist Tuesday and got amazing news! I am a newly diagnosed Type 1 diabetic and i got my A1c tested (a 3 month avg of your blood sugar) and my number was 6.1. Which means in 3 months, i reduced it from 11 (which is horrible) to 6.1, a person without diabetes scores a 6!
That means, after almost dying in August, im doing so well, my body doesn't even know i'm diabetic!"
The following are successes and acheivements I've noticed throughout the week that deserve high fives!
took a rest day when she knew she needed it rather than pushing herself like she has in the past.
Val deadlifted 155 lbs.
set new PR's in Crossfit this week
celebrated her 1 year blogiversary
set a bicep curl PR
started a new journey and began taking a course about miracles
Charlene completed her undergrad
enjoyed a DQ blizzard without any guilt
Jennifer began olympic lifting
ran her 4th half marathon
surpassed 1,000 Instagram followers
appeared on the cover of a winter/spring program guide for her local gym
listened to her body during her workout and didn't push herself to do more than she could. Instead, she remembered quality > quantity
broke 800 followers on Instagram
I get a high five for overcoming my study fears and studying with a friend two days in a row! I have also been very good with positive self talk this week which will = success in today's exam! Positive thoughts = positive results! (Something my Mom tells me time and time again…) I can guarantee you that she is smiling right now <3
Did you write your own High Five Friday post? Please link up below!
Thanks again for all of your support with High Five Friday! I receive more and more submissions each week and it means the world to me! Keep them coming!
Love you all! Happy High Five Friday!
What are you giving yourself a high five for?
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