It’s been a good week. I have been remembering to love myself, just for being myself. In the past I’ve given myself a lot of positive feedback for the good things I do – eating right, achieving goals I set, volunteering for our local charity, getting recognition at work – but not just for being me. Which means if I take a break or stop doing those things, I no longer have good things to say to myself or about myself. I am more than the sum of my accomplishments and I am trying to remember that on a day to day basis.
So, I got myself some really pretty roses before Valentine’s Day…
And I took myself to yoga class twice this week, which I am feeling in my muscles just enough to know I did it. I like that feeling.
I’m quieting the negative comments that float to the top of my consciousness. They aren’t constructive...
I’ve pretty much stuck to goals, did 3 cardio workouts and three strength training (I am counting yoga as strength training because it feels like it!). I also checked with my orthopedic surgeon about whether my knee is up to a weightlifting program and they said fine, I have no restrictions. So, next step is putting together the tracking charts, which I’ll try to do one night this week. And then I’ll get started with the New Rules of Lifting for Women program.
I’ve done fairly well with staying under calorie goals too. Went over a couple days, but one was because I did a protein shake after cardio and yoga and the other one was an accident (forgot to track something). And I met the goal of adult beverages only once this week.
And I lost 4 pounds! Kudos to me and no qualifying about water weight, blah blah blah. I did it!
Big week at work, applying for a promotion and another big deadline on a project. I’ll be keeping an eye on my stress level, going to HOT yoga on Wednesday, doing cardio two mornings and listening to music I love to stay balanced.
Have a great week, my friends!