Good morning, my loves!
Is everyone ready for a big High Five Friday celebration!? I know I am…
The following are high fives that were submitted to me via email this week. If you’d like to be featured in next week’s post please read here and send me an email to adashofmeg.com
Clara – “For getting a first on my dissertation!! Yay my first High Five Friday!!!! ”
Haley – “I did 30 double-unders in a row”
Lucie – “I realize that I am overtraining and that I am deep in the addiction of exercising. I set my goal to decrease my workouts and planned a week in April when I will recover and won’t do any exercise for 7 days. This is a huge challenge for me but I am thankful that I got this insight and that I have this goal set.”
Emily – “I want to give myself a high-five this week for learning to truly love my body. Over the past 6 months I’ve gained weight, gotten stronger, and finally started getting my boobs & booty back! I still have a ways to go but I’m happier, healthier, and more confident than I’ve been in years and that’s all that matters. <3″
Kat – “After 2 days of eating not so great food on vacation and spending no time working out, I thought for sure that I was going to be disappointed in what I saw and how I felt when I worked out Monday. I had decided to just have a good time on vacation and not be so uptight about my diet and working out, because I really just wanted a stress free few days. Well, when I looked in the mirror Monday after my workout my jaw literally dropped. Not only did I see that my muscles hadn’t turned to flab, but my abs were peeking through! My workout was also beyond awesome. My body felt recharged and my mind was in the right place. Take rest days people!”
Colleen – “My high five is that I got through a really rough week emotionally. I had a stressful week at work, my first Graduate School midterm exam, and I found out some sad news about a friend who passed away in Afghanistan while on active military duty. Needless to say, it has been a tough and exhausting few days. However, I am moving forward, and I think I actually aced my exam! Woohoo!”
Heather – “My high five this week is all about stepping out of my comfort zone and going across the country! I have been taking care of my three cousins all week. That deserves a high five because I don’t have any children or major responsibilities at home, but have had to take care of 3 children all week! They have been so great and weve had the best time, so it is totally worth it. I also went running on my own and checked out the scenic routes to see more of the town. I have done quite well being so far away from home this week, but I can’t wait to get home and be back to east coast time! ”
Cassie – “I’d like to give myself a high five for taking last week off from the gym for the first time in months, and also for getting back in there refreshed (and now very sore!). It was exactly what I needed, and gave me time to focus on activities like walking, dance, and yoga, instead of heavy weights. Now I’m hoping to incorporate more of these activities to create a more balanced and well rounded way of moving my body. So far, so good!”
Melissa – “I want to give myself a High 5 because I finally stood up for myself and got a raise! I don’t like to speak up for myself, which isn’t good, but finally I did, and it paid off (literally!). I’m very proud of myself!”
Lindsay – “High Fives, friends!! I had such a great week at work, I took on big challenges and have been working my butt off. I love my job more and more each day, and I can’t wait to see what the future brings. I also want to high five having some better runs this week. They’re not great, but it may be a turning point!”
Becki – “I didn’t finish the detox this week (actually finished it at the beginning of March and just posted the results), so I don’t feel like it’s quite fair to use my results for my high five, but it was a HUGE deal for me to post the photos online for everyone to see, so that’s what I’m submitting for this week.”
Meg – “My high five this week is that I was asked to be on Athleta’s team and as one of their models for Fitness & More Magazines’ Women’s Half Marathon! I am so flattered and so excited. The race is on April 14th and I’ll be posting all about it. High fives to all! Xoxo”
Mary – “I skated in the Pacific Coast Adult Sectional Championships last weekend and placed fifth of eleven in my group of 41 to 50 year old skaters. It’s the most technical program I’ve ever had and the biggest competition I’ve ever skated in. I’m happy with my skate and pleased that I was able to have the experience of being there!”
Read and watch a video of Mary’s skate here.
Thank you for participating, girls! It means the world to me <3
Now that we’ve celebrated all of the high fives that were submitted to me, it’s time for the surprise high fives!
These high fives are the successes I’ve noticed over the past week!
Juliet set a new PR
Laura ran a St. Patrick’s Day race
Monica tried her first sardine
Laura set a new chest PR
Lindsay did her first ever rope climb
Heather set a new 5k PR
Lisa became ACLS certified
Caroline celebrated her blog’s 5th birthday
Kelsey @ kels057 (instagram) did her own highlights for the first time
Anne ran a 5.5 mile trail race
Kristin ran a half marathon
Sarah reintroduced eggs into her diet
Jaren was given the President Award at the Corvette Chevy Expo for scoring a 98 or higher
Tara completed her first outdoor run of the season
Jolynn is expecting
Danielle celebrated her bloggiversary
Meg got a job
I will be giving myself a high five for finishing my nutrition paper early! It is due today, but I was able to finish early afternoon yesterday, so I had some time to spend relaxing with my friends and have a nice dinner with my boyfriend! It always feels so good to be done early!
What are you giving yourself a high five for today?
Don’t forget that HFF isn’t over once you’re done reading this post! Promote HFF all day with the HFF hashtag, #high5fri
Love you all and see you tomorrow with four new workouts!