Yay! Another High Five Friday!
We have so much to celebrate today, so let’s get started!
The following high fives were submitted to me via email this week! As always, thanks for your support and, more importantly, being proud of YOURSELF!
(If you’d like to join in on the fun and be featured in next week’s post read the HFF page for more info!)
Linz – “I FINALLY ROCKED A ONE ARM HANDSTAND!!”
Alisha – “I’m high five-ing myself for inspiring my best friend to attend her first yoga class this week through my love for yoga over the years. High fives for yoga!”
Lucie – “I want to give myself a High Five because I cut down carneval celebration from 3 days to 1 day, since I realized and accepted that I am not far enough in my recovery to be ‘off the track’ for so long. Carneval is a tradition which I am involved since all my life and it was hard to take this decision but I did because I want to be true to myself.”
Anan – “I’ve joined the masses and started my own blog! YAY!”
Lori – “Becoming a certified NASM personal trainer”
Frances – “I just wanted to say that I’ve been in treatment for my anorexia since October 16, I’m from Toronto and I’m in treatment in Arizona after a near death experience from the disorder and I have officially completed 4 months and just reached the target they had for me, after being on a feeding tube and going through the hardest therapy I could imagine. I also have just gotten a discharge date and am for the first time in a long time actually looking forward to starting a future, rather, believing that there is a future for me worth living. To anyone else struggling please contact me I’d love to meet new contacts especially ones around where I live we could all use all the help we can get
Frances Moretto (on Facebook)”
Shannon – “I have been without any diet drink for 50+ days! I even designed an infographic about it to encourage others to do the same.”
Lauren – “I wanted to submit two high fives this week. Firstly, I completely my longest run to date. I set out to go 6.5km but was feeling so good at the end that I added another 5. I finished 11.5km in 1 hour and 3 minutes. I am really proud of myself since I wasn’t having great training runs lately. Secondly, I started a new section on my blog called “Ask A Beauty Blogger”. I figured I wouldn’t get very many responses, but I ended up getting quite a few! It is really exciting for me to be able share my passion with my readers. You can check it out here if you want http://ellepottsie.com/2013/02/21/ask-a-beauty-blogger/”
Jen (summergrl375 on Twitter & Instagram) – “I am so flipping excited to tell you about my new PR. I ran 8 miles on Monday! That’s my furthest distance ever! I made 7 last summer & have been averaging 4-5 miles the last few months. I can’t believe I did it!”
Danielle – “On Monday I tried snowshoeing for the first time… My kids and I had So Much Fun! And it was a great cardio workout, too ”
Jessica – “I entered to win a scholarship for B-School with Marie Forleo, check out my video entry here. It’s pretty serious, and deep, but it’s from the heart. Promoting positive body image is a huge passion of mine, that and making others laugh…those two combined I hope to make a future business out of it inspiring others to love themselves through healthy food and fun fitness. Let me know what you think! The results come out on the 25th, AH!”
Kat – “So with my birthday money, I was finally able to get my own punching bag!! I’ve already used it every day this week, and it has literally SAVED me from myself. My legs really took a beating in my last soccer game and needed rest so badly, but I wasn’t planning on giving them any. Now that I have my punching bag though, I can get my cardio work in WITHOUT beating up my legs! It’s been so much fun, and I’m really proud of myself for finding another way to keep my cardio up besides torturing my poor knees and ankles by pounding the pavement!”
Heather – “This week I deserve a high five for switching my blog to be self-hosted (because I fell in love with a design!) and I did it all by myself! It was definitely challenging, but I learned a lot, and learned that I am capable of things all on my own! I know I am not done learning and I will be changing things on my blog still, but it is so much better than before!! ”
Cassie – “I’d like to give a high five to my trainer, Tara, who not only survived a terrible bicycle accident, but has made the commitment to overcome whatever obstacles her injuries create in the way of her passion–weight lifting.
Tara also is responsible for the plan that has helped me in so many ways, including furthering my goal of growing my booty. Inspired by her strength, I managed to increase all the weights and set new PRs for every exercise on my lowerbody day this weekend. Since before we started, my glutes were practically concave, I was shocked when I walked past the mirror on the way to the gym and saw my progress staring back at me. It feels strange posting a picture of my backside on the internet, but I’ve been busting my, well, butt for it, and it’s paying off! ”
Meg – “I’m giving myself a High Five this week for completing my 8 mile run on Saturday… I was pretty anxious in running this distance, since I hadn’t run a 10K in a while, let alone 12K. Anyway, I challenged myself but stayed present and listened to my body and finished the run and felt great. I suppose we are stronger than we even know:) Oh, AND I treated myself to a much-needed hair cut and colour!”
Ashley – “This week I am on vacation. I am having such a relaxing week & have had a lot of fun trying out new recipes on my bucket list. Tonight I made a batch of granola. Successful batch, easy to make, and delicious!”
What a great list of high fives! Again, thanks to those who submitted and showed their HFF support
The remanding high fives are something I like to call “surprise high fives” which are the successes and accomplishments I’ve taken note of over the past week!
Sara made her first carrot cake using her Mom’s original recipe
Rachel flipped her first tire
Samantha reached 500 likes on Facebook
Emily got an interview for a dietetic internship
Monica ran a race
Amanda took 2nd place in the run club relay and got her personal training certification
Emily ran her first 7 miler on Monday
Linz “juiced” for the first time
Alexis set a new PR for deadlifts
Tina ran three miles for the first time since her break from running
Courtney set a new PR for push presses
Abby received a good evaluation from her boss
Jill became a certified personal trainer
Kristen ate scallops for the first time
Haley set a new PR for doing burpees for time
Laura set several new PR’s this week
Clare attended her first barre class
Stephanie received her official papers for culinary school in NYC
Heather tried a new-to-her kombucha flavour
Rachel registered for a half marathon
Anna launched her first e-cookbook
Kierston posted her first ever vlog
Char celebrated one year of blogging
Leanne reached 10,000 Facebook likes
I will be giving myself a high five this week for continuing to excel in my transition to IE, reaching out to people when I am in need, and feeling more confident than ever when listening to my body!
Remember, our bodies are smart! We just need to listen
What are you giving yourself a high five for this week?
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