I love the weekend. It is truly the best part of the week. Usually our weekends FLY by, and this one was not much different, but yesterday seemed to be a VERY productive day, so today gets to be a day of relaxation!!!
Last week I felt like I was paying catch up all week. In the middle of the day I felt like I had accomplished everything but then somehow by the time I left for the day my “to do list” seemed
a mile high 5 sticky notes deep. I don’t know about you guys but I am a sticky note sean, I have notes lining my computer to remind me of what I need to do or get done. It works for me because I am never sitting at my desk so keeping a working list there would never get looked at. Plus this lining of my computer gives it a cool fringe look 😉
Last week was the LAST week of the Move Nourish Believe Challenge, I can’t believe February is almost over and these mini challenges have come to an end. If you missed week 1 and week 2 recaps make sure you check those out too!!
Thank you Lorna Jane Active & FitApproach for sponsoring this challenge and helping me step out of the winter-blues rut that is so easy to get in after those initial January resolutions are made.
The theme of this week was Believe. I was really excited for this especially after the long weekend that we had last weekend.
Monday – Spoil Yourself… I did not take a picture or even (honestly) think about the challenge on Monday of last week. We were pretty busy and I was most concerned about the crazy snow storm that we were supposed to drive through. But I definitely did do some spoiling which included eating lots of yummy baked goods (read: baklava, chocolate cookies & brownies) & drinking some yummy wine. SO I will reuse this picture from my birthday weekend… similar enough 🙂
Tuesday – 5 Mindful Minutes… There is a good part of me that really wants to learn and become aware enough to meditate and let go of the thoughts of the day. I have a hard time getting to a restful accepting place when I try to meditate and my mind generally drifts to the areas that I am stressing or thinking about, so this challenge was great practice for me!
I would love to say I spent those 5+ minutes in complete solitude but to be honest I felt a little silly and distracted. I am glad I did a guided meditation from Heather Waxman as it showed me I need to set aside some more time and do this regularly. I need to make it a habit and become accepting of letting go.
Wednesday – Be Happy… Ahhh this one is easy! I simply am happiest when I am with Brent. I guess that means I picked the right guy to spend the rest of my life with ;)… This guy makes me more happy than I could’ve ever imagined someone else making me, while allowing me to be 100% myself. We are not perfect individually or together but we definitely challenge each others strengths and strengthen each others weaknesses, which to me is just about as perfect as you can get :)!
Also I am pretty dang happy at the gym. I love that I have found exercise to challenge me and push my limits.
I found this quote on Wednesday and wrote it on my clinic board, where I write a motivational/inspirational quote of the week, and it definitely was share worthy. I seriously laughed out loud when I found it, because I think it is very true, and because I think I am way more funny than the rest of the world!
Thursday – Thankful Thursday… I am thankful for sooo much! And since I was a day behind on all these challenges I thought of what I was thankful for on Friday, mid-workout. I think the most of my inspiration for blogging & life, comes when I am at the gym. I am able to let my brain wonder and inspiration flow, especially when i have a rest between sets. So Friday I was thinking about what I was thankful for & I came up with this list.
I am thankful for having happiness in my life. I am thankful for MyWellnessland & YOU! I am thankful for the gift of health, love, and strength. I am thankful for my career physical therapy and the opportunity it gives me to impact others lives. I am thankful for Brent! I am thankful for my Family ‘n Friends for keeping my head up and being by biggest supporters. I am thankful for food & fitness… this sounds dumb but those are the things that keep me going, the fuel that takes me to the gym and the opportunity to exercise to improve my fitness is extremely important to me.
Friday – Shout Out… Okay I didn’t share this one either because I have SOOO many #1 supporters I can’t just pick one. I suppose the three people who have been there for me each day the past year. They listen to me when I am most upset and cheer for me when I am most excited. I guess it is understandable that one of these people has been talked about 2 times already today and the other one is my dad & then my step-mom. These three are seriously always there for me. I have a wonderful network of family members & friends who I know are always there for me but I guess these three stand out just a little above the rest, and I am so thankful for that!
So thats a WRAP! I have really enjoyed the MNBchallenge and have enjoyed getting to know a few of the other girls who have been involved in the challenge as well. If you are looking for something to do on Wedensday night (8pm EST), log into twitter and check out the Twitter Party for the #MNBChallenge that FitApproach & Lorna Jane are hosting. It is sure to be a great time!
But now I am off to Church and then on to my Sunday ritual of food prepping and getting my life ready for the week ahead!
Have a happy and healthy Sunday!
Are you a sticky note user or long list maker?
How did you spoil yourself recently? I did buy new running shoes yesterday!!! WOOHOOOOO
Do you meditate? Have any tips?