It is Friday! And while I would normally be posting another installment of “Triple F”, I decided to shake things up this week and create a High Five Friday post!
What is High Five Friday? It is a weekly link up hosted by the beautiful and talented Meg at A Dash of Meg. The purpose to recognize and applaud our personal achievements each week. I have sent in a few submissions to Meg’s post, but I thought it would be fun to share a few more over here at my corner of the blogosphere.
Here is what I am High Fiving myself for this week:
1. Saying no to Pizza – Now while I always advocate balance in eating and would never tell anyone to deny themselves, pizza is the one food that I truly struggle to eat in moderation. I think it is linked back to the fact that during my ED days, I binged on pizza quite a bit. Needless to say, when I joined a co-worker for lunch at a local Pizza joint, I was nervous. But I kicked off my meal with a big salad and then enjoyed 2 thin-crust slices. That’s it! When she asked if I wanted more, I said no – and I meant it!
2. Recognizing that my “bad mood” was more than a “bad mood” – For weeks now, I have battled severe fatigue. I have also become extremely short-tempered, had a lack of desire to do the things I normally love to do, and have found myself crying in the bathroom at work far too frequently. I tried to tell myself that it was just stress, or PMS, or hormones. But this week, I realized that I was not getting in better on my own. So I talked to my doctor. Together, we realized that I am battling mild depression, and I have started taking Pristiq – an anti-depressant. I have already noticed an improvement in my mood and in how I feel!
3. Realizing that not all workouts have to be SUPER HIGH Intensity – I have mentioned before that I am participating in Tina’s Best Body Bootcamp. I am loving the workouts and have been doing them a pretty high level of intensity. However, last night I was tired and my knees felt a little sore. I considered scrapping the interval workout because I knew I wouldn’t be able to “run”. Instead, I jumped on my treadmill and did walking intervals. Guess what? I still worked up a great sweat!
Those are my high fives….what are yours? Check out Meg’s page for more high five fun!