When I woke up yesterday I knew it was going to be a good day. I just knew it.
Do you ever get that feeling?
I slept in until 8:00 am, got out of bed feeling fully rested, and had a delicious breakfast which was accompanied with a side of blog reading. Everything was perfect. I had the morning all to myself – to do anything I wanted, so I took advantage and did whatever I pleased. To no surprise, I spent my morning cooking. Definitely my favourite way to spend my days – in the kitchen. I cooked chicken breasts to have on hand for the next few days as well as turkey burgers and meatballs. I’ve been craving meatballs lately and they will taste delicious on top of my roasted spaghetti squash
After a full morning of cooking, I started to get ready for the day (even though it was half over). As I got ready, I noticed some serious progress looking back at me in the mirror. It was clear to me that my arms have grown – I felt very muscular and I loved it! So, I had a little photo shoot (please tell me you do this too?)
Noticing my progress got me all fired up for my upcoming workout! It was an exciting day for me because not only was it back day (my favourite training day), but it was also weigh in day!
Last week I mentioned my gains have been slow, so my personal trainer and I sat down and developed a serious meal plan for me to follow in order for me to reach my goal weight. I have been following this meal plan to an absolute “T” for the past two weeks and was about to see the results through a weigh in.
I wanted nothing more than for the scale to go up. If the number remained the same I knew I would have been extremely frustrated, so I was praying for an increase. Any increase at all.
My workout took place from 1:00 – 1:50 pm and, since I don’t sweat during my workouts, I was weighed after. Nearing the end of my workout I could tell my trainer was getting a bit anxious – he really wanted to see the scale go up, too! He said, “Even if it’s just a pound! That’s all I ask!”
Well, I got on that scale and it was three pounds. I went up three pounds over the past week! I looked over to my trainer and his eyes were all glossy. He gave me a huge hug and then we both let out some tears.
I am so proud of myself, all of my handwork, and my determination. I am so proud. I was also very right, Wednesday was a very good day. I think I smiled the entire day after my weigh in
Not only am I proud of myself, but I am thankful for the many people in my life who have been supporting me along the way. My Dad, Mom, boyfriend, and many other close friends who’ve been helping me along the way all congratulated me with supportive and loving texts It was amazing and I am so so thankful.
My boyfriend’s text:
Like I said, so many people to be very thankful for!
Gosh, life is good.
Here’s what else I am thankful for this week:
Friday, Jan. 11 – Having the biggest High Five Friday yet! (P.s. I am still accepting submissions until this evening before I go to bed!)
Saturday, Jan. 12 – My strength! I set a new PR for squats!
Sunday, Jan. 13 – My new friend Liz and her Sunday morning shout out!
Monday, Jan. 14 – The lady at the gym who approached me to compliment me on my strength
Tuesday, Jan. 15 – Creating a delicious new recipe!
Wednesday, Jan. 16 – Gaining three pounds and the amount of support and love I received from my family and friends
Thursday, Jan. 17 – Hanging out with my friend Katie later today. I haven’t seen her in an embarrassingly long time – I am very excited to catch up with her!
I hope you all can find some time to reflect on this week and pick out some things that you are thankful for, too! I guarantee you’ll feel amazing after doing so I always do!
Love you all!
What are you thankful for today?