Happy High Five Friday, loves!
High Five Friday’s are usually published in the mornings or later on in the afternoon; however, I don’t think I’ve ever been this behind on writing a High Five Friday post!
Today was a busy day and you’ll find more about why tomorrow but for now it’s time to celebrate everyone’s achievements from this past week!
We have a lot of new participants in this week’s HFF which fills me with so much joy Thank you for your continued support! HFF wouldn’t be what it is today without your submissions!
The following high fives were submitted to me via email (if you’d like to be featured in next week’s HFF please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your submission! )
Mindy – “To celebrating 10 years of marriage, my husband and I went to 4 Disney Parks in 1 day.”
Miss Polkadot – “This week’s High Five is for convincing my colleague at my new internship to let me take up a more important task and showing her that I’m able to do more than she assumed. I figure it’s up to me to be stuck with the same boring tasks or prove myself and get for more interesting ones.”
Michelle – “My high five for this week is getting a family membership at the YMCA so as a family we can put an importance on health and fitness – and do it all together! Happy my children are learning this now at their age – so it becomes their normal.”
Heather – “My high five to myself is that I have spent the last 4 days in Vegas for work & have stuck to my competition diet (including no drinking) through the trip! Yay me! ”
Lauren – “I wrote my first ever What I Ate Wednesday post. I always felt like I would be judged for sharing my eats, luckily the responses were positive! I love the fit blogging community!”
Ali – “I am now three months out from my ACDF surgery (neck fusion) and I am finally feeling really good! I was able to get back to Zumba, Yoga and even ran a little bit this week! Feels soo good to be active again! And have a neck that isn’t in constant pain!”
Deana – “I’m proud of myself for stepping out of my comfort zone and buying shorts. Sure, I wear shorts from time to time but don’t feel comfortable in them. I struggle with body image issues and am learning to love my body. I feel that my legs are fat and am convinced that the muscle on my legs is actually fat. However, I took a big step and bought these shorts. I’m learning to show off my legs and learning to love them. As a bonus these shorts are from Lululemon so I’m adding to my collection!”
Mitchell – “Your blog inspires me to be a better person, and that the limit of what I can achieve is what I define it as (that is, unlimited). Your blog gives me hope. I was also so grateful to read your post on binge eating as it is something that is the biggest hurdle I face to living my best, healthiest life. One quote that has always stayed with me since I heard it is from Oprah, who said that whenever she binged, or began eating uncontrollably she stopped to ask herself ‘what am I really hungry for?’. The binge is (as you said) either a symptom of boredom, or there may be a bigger underlying ‘something’ that is being unanswered. Easier said than done! It’s still something I struggle with and I cannot thank you enough for speaking openly about it.”
Kim – “I am giving myself a high five for creating my own blog. I couldn’t be more proud of myself for the courage I have mustered up to even make this blog and post about my struggles. A year ago I would NEVER have done this out of fear for what others would think about me and how they might change their opinions about me. I was especially concerned about how other kids I knew (from high school) would’ve thought about this part of me, but now that’s not the case. Just tonight after creating my blog and making a long post about my struggle with food over the past several years, I received a message from a former peer in high school. She was someone I knew and was friendly with, but guess I have never known quite enough about her. She gave me props for creating the blog and was happy to find that there was someone sharing a similar experience. We chatted and she told me that she is there for me if I need to talk to her and that she will be following my blog. This meant the world to me, she did more than make my night- she made me realize that eating disorders are more common than I truly thought and that there is support out there. I know now that I truly can rid myself of the habit completely (over time ofcourse) and at the same time know I’m not alone. I am extremely proud of myself and how far I have come in ONE day. I have changed my mindset towards the better and I cannot wait to keep making improvements!”
Meg – “I’d love to give myself a high five for successfully participating my first client pitch at my new advertising agency. After an almost 70-hour work week, we presented to our clients yesterday and it went really well! ALSO I’m hosting my first discount offer to my readers on my blog today!!”
Thanks again for supporting me with HFF!
What are you giving yourself a high five for this week?
I will be giving myself a high five for doing a phone interview with one of the writers for the Yorkton paper, Yorkton This Week, (Yorkton is my hometown and where my parents currently live). The interview was about conquering my ED and was published in this week’s paper! You can read my story in the Yorkton This Week here.
I’m very proud about being open and honest about my past in hopes of helping others
So now it’s YOUR turn… what’s your high five?