Saturday, May 11, 2013

I Survived!

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{awesome quote from this etsy shop}

Please excuse the melodramatic title, but that's kind of really how I feel about this past week. I had finals, final projects, lots of work, some bad news about how I did on my finals, an event in which my car broke down, a phone call in which I was told my car isn't even fixable and needs to just be donated somewhere, and a lot of other miniscule stressors I won't bore everyone with.

But there was plenty of good things that happened, too! I get a small break from classes, I got so spend more time working out, I got to meet a TIU sister in real life, my fiance graduated, and my parents come into town to visit. Yay! However, these 2 sets of events made this week feel like one big roller coaster ride. Here's a secret: I am not a big fan of roller coasters...real or symbolic. I hate feeling like I'm not in control. In situations like these, I really struggle with just letting go and offering up all of my frustration to God. I've gotten better and don't hold on to the bad things as long as I used to, but it's still a struggle. I've mentioned this before, but seriously every time I see my TIU sisters' positivity, either expressed directly to me or just as an individual expression in the form of a tweet or picture on Instagram, I can't help but feel lifted up. I think this community really helped me more than I thought it could this past week, even if I was lurking the majority of the time and not interacting as much as normal.

I've had some major achievements this week which I would like to quickly celebrate! I still exercised *almost* every day, and when I was able to dedicate more time than normal to a workout, I did. I really do feel myself getting stronger and slowly more toned. And I am craving workouts! I actually want to be working towards my goal of running more or being able to do more than 2 burpees in a row. I am starting to have a major love/hate relationship with planks and TIU tummy tucks. The girl who hated exercising is starting to actually like it!

I've also been eating way better than I would be if I had gone through all of this a month ago. I've definitely indulged a little but resisted the more processed/starchy options and gone for more fruit and veggies instead when making my plate of food. I've been taking the buns off of my veggie burgers from our favorite restaurant, and I ate eggs and potatoes that were not in a tortilla yesterday at brunch. Things like that have been a struggle, but I realize how much lighter I am feeling now without eating all of those starchy carbs every single day.

I can't wait to get the new schedule tomorrow and make a meal plan to go along with it. I'm looking forward to conquering this week! Even though the craziness is far from over, there's just something about starting "over" with a plan at the beginning of the week that makes me feel confident I'll be able to keep it up and kick my working out and eating right up a notch.

I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend and celebrating their achievements, no matter how small they might seem :) You guys rock!

1 comment:

  1. Love hearing your positive thoughts about this whole experience! I feel like TIU is about more than just eating and exercising... It's about a new approach towards a healthier and happier lifestyle, which is exactly what you've got! Keep it up! <3