High Five Friday #117

by Meg on May 23, 2014

Happy High Five Friday everyone!! :)

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I don’t think I’ve ever been this excited about HFF before!

Of course I am excited every week, but I always become more and more excited each passing week… especially when we have new participants giving themselves high fives and this week we have quite a few new people joining in on the HFF fun!

So, let’s get started! The following high fives were submitted via email. If you’d like to see yourself in HFF #118 please email me at adashofmeg@gmail.com :D Remember, any high five counts! It doesn’t have to be something “big”. Even “small” accomplishments in your life are worth a big celebration :)

Emily - I’m sending in a high five for myself today…I am in recovery from anorexia that ruled my life for 8 years, and my therapist told me that one of the stages of recovery might be a tendency to “go crazy” on the foods that I restricted for so long..I never thought that would happen (I had so much self control!) BUT it definitley has- for the past few months I have eaten more sweets and desserts than my body wants, to the point of sickness, and I have been feeling so guilty. HOWEVER (and this is where the high five comes in) this week I decided that enough was enough. I was not going to beat myself up any longer for giving myself the foods that I denied my body for so long, and I am going to start listening to my BODY to tell me when I’ve had enough, not my disordered mind. I’ve been able to enjoy a small dessert each day WITHOUT going overboard for the past 5 days, and my body is thanking me for it!

Jan - My high five Friday this week is being able to run 4.5km non stop. It’s not the longest I’ve ever run but it is since having my arm out of a cast and it’s the first run I’ve had where I actually felt more comfortable doing it.

Katie - I know this may sound simple, but I’m giving myself a high five for sticking to my #100HappyDays project. Life has been a little crazy and I’ve definitely felt like I’ve been on a major roller coaster these past few weeks. Taking that time each day to reflect on something that made me happy has been so important to staying happy and sane! ;)

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Lee-Anne Barclay - I am my own worst critic. But this week, I am high-fiving myself for finishing 2nd year of law school on Monday (after giving birth in the middle of the semester!) and also for taking the scary leap to join the gym yesterday to re-gain control of exercise and eating. Getting back in the saddle, and taking tiny little steps towards even bigger dreams <3

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Angela - My high five Friday is forcing myself to step out of my comfort zone and be adventurous. Being on the Police force here is really competitive in Boston,MA and I’ve been wait listed for around four years now( I have my bachelors in Criminal Justice, just like a lot of people). To say I really  tried and traveled other places, I signed up to take the written exam and physical ability test across the country for the city of San Diego, CA. I may not get the job offer, but I will feel accomplished because I tried other routes/locations before possibly starting a career in another field. Also I’m super excited to start training for the physical ability test and adding new things into my workout routine!

Ashley - I was in a wedding about a year ago and the bride presented me with a multi frame collage of photos from the wedding. I enjoy the gift a lot but can’t stand to look at myself and see how much I let myself go and let weight take over.

Everyone around me is supportive and said I had a rough year, I had a knee surgery and broke my arm which sent me to physo for most of the year. They keep saying your body took a huge toll from dealing with all that, which I believe to be true.

I want to be able to look into the mirror and see the happy healthy girl again. So when I was cleared from my physo about a month ago I started to take control of my own future.

I bought Turbo Fire a year ago and haven’t opened the box. TILL NOW!!!!

I am four weeks into Turbo Fire and I love it!! I am not seeing huge changes but I am feeling stronger in certain muscle group and my energy levels are high.

So I would like to give myself a high five for taking control of my future and completing four weeks of Turbo Fire and feeling great! I can’t wait to see the results at the end. :)

Tailar – This week I did something kinda scary and opened up to my Grandma (who is like my wise, older best friend:) ) about my past with my eating disorder and depression AND I finally took the advice of my sweet friends and saw a counselor. I am sooo glad I did because I received more love and encouragement than I ever imagined and am feeling SO much love for others and for myself this week and just for life in general….so that is MY high five! Because some weeks I have really great accomplishments to be proud of, and other weeks I have to realize that life is a climb and just makin’ it through with a smile on my face and happiness in my heart is awesome!

Meg - I’m giving a big High Five to the blogging community. For two weeks I have been loathing looking in the mirror, I’ve been upset and so cruel about my appearance.. THEN I read your posts about Critical Eyes and your Primal Palate interview… It rocked my world. No more room for that kind of negativity from me, we are all such incredible creatures and you helped remind me of that.

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Domi - I finally mastered some arm balances and headstands! I’ve never given yoga much of an effort – always believing it was something only “skinny girls” could be good at – but after giving it one more shot last week I ended up falling in love. It’s amazing to do something physical purely for the sake of the delight it brings me, rather than for any kind of aesthetic or health-related goal. And what do you know, I’m actually good at some of it!

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Tracey - Your blogpost where you spoke about “if something scares you, then you should probably do it” SERIOUSLY inspired me. Like its stuck with me cause it’s SO true! The only way to get rid of bad thoughts is to scare them away! So I’ve been changing up and doing different workouts, not sticking to ridgid routines! I’ve been scared to have too much sugar on like rest days cause it used to affect my skin so much but the past couple of days I’ve had alotttt more sugar that wasn’t post workout! I’m gonna keep doing things like this if something makes me uncomfortable because that’s how we get a healthy mindset! Seriously thank you so much girl

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And this week I will be giving myself a high five for really opening up and being 100% cool with who I am. It all began by writing this post and sharing that picture of my stomach (which I am totally proud of) without any hesitation whatsoever, then sharing my story on Primal Palate to a whole new audience, and then sharing my personal notes with you about how I have been keeping self love and body peace within myself. I really love talking about body peace, self love, and sharing my story with others and I hope you benefit from some of the things I share, too!

See, I told you today’s HFF was rockin’ :D

Thanks to all of you who chose to participate this week! You made the 17th HFF extra special! Thank you :D

What will you be giving yourself a high five for this week?

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Tina Muir May 23, 2014 at 7:23 AM

Yay! What an awesome group of bloggers to Hi 5! I am hi 5-ing all of you (you included Meg :p)

I would like to Hi-5 all the wonderful people who commented on my brooklyn half post, I was overwhelmed by the support!

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Meg May 24, 2014 at 7:40 AM

it was a great hff wasn’t it :) congrats to you on your half <3

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Katie @ Talk Less, Say More May 23, 2014 at 7:48 AM

HIGH FIVES TO ALL!!

What an amazing week of high fives and so much love in this space today. I’m so happy to be a part of it and definitely celebrating everyones high-five worthy moments this week! :)

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Meg May 24, 2014 at 7:41 AM

thanks for joining in, love :) makes me so happy to have you on here! lots of great stuff this week

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Michele May 23, 2014 at 8:02 AM

Love hearing the awesome stories! There’s so much negative on the internet that it’s nice to come to this website and remember how good it feels to hear happy stories. Hi five to me this week for running with a new friend (I always run solo) and having a great run and conversation :)

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Meg May 24, 2014 at 7:41 AM

awwww well big high five to you :) that’s awesome to try something new! i am so happy you enjoy hff :)

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Samantha @ The Faithful Runner May 23, 2014 at 9:29 AM

Wow! So many high fives this week! It’s great to see so many amazing people doing great things! :) High five, everyone! :)

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Meg May 24, 2014 at 7:41 AM

this week was my fav :D

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Sara @ LovingOnTheRun May 23, 2014 at 10:16 AM

I really love these posts! They always make me so happy on Friday mornings :)

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Meg May 24, 2014 at 7:41 AM

aw that makes me so happy :)

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Domi @ Eat Pray Lift May 23, 2014 at 12:31 PM

These are fantastic! So great to see everyone celebrating their victories, small AND big! :) You are inspiring, doll!!! xo

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Meg May 24, 2014 at 7:42 AM

aw, thanks girl :) and high five to you again :)

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april May 23, 2014 at 3:32 PM

i really like this series! it’s very inspiring to read about everyone doing such great things :) high 5′s to all, including you! :)

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Meg May 24, 2014 at 7:42 AM

thanks april :D

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