I had a fantastic week consisting of workouts, clean eating and a lot of hard work. Training at Beyond FIT was great - with some awesome highlights, including the 300 Workout, and squats at Power FIT on Friday evening. My eating was solid and I felt amazing throughout the week; really high energy and good focus.
On Wednesday, we were challenged with the 300 Workout. There were some modifications made to the workout, but overall it was really challenging and intense. We kept track of our finishing times as well as the weights/resistance used, so we have something to beat the next time we complete it.
It was so great to be around so many people with a common interest. It was really a cool experience to discuss the benefits and impact of eating raw vegan on one's overall health and training and their athletic performance. Fred's knowledge of preparing raw foods was impressive and he was so patient with our questions about it all. The food was delicious! There were so many layers of flavor. With some research and time, I can see how I could easily implement a diverse mix of raw foods and meals into my diet. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and passion with me, Fred!
As I am sure you can imagine, I was pretty discouraged by this. Instead of allowing this to defeat me, I gained an understanding for the reason behind this move. Instead of putting additional stress on the muscles that were not yet recovered, we changed up the move to target other parts of the back and bicep. I did not do anything wrong. This was not my fault. I was still heading in the right direction and just needed some additional time to recover.
This morning (Sunday) some of the great people of Beyond FIT met at Town Lake for a trail run. This was awesome and most definitely the highlight of my weekend. The weather was gorgeous; sun was shining, nice breeze and just under 80 degrees!
If only I could have the same outlook in other areas of my life. As I have been on this journey, especially as of lately, I am finding it difficult to find balance in my life. Earlier today, I met up with my girlfriends, Deb and Lundberg, at the Flying Saucer.
After not having a drink since summer vacation, I drank two beers. I had been craving a beer for a few weeks and gave in to the temptation. In the moment, this felt great! I was being social with my girlfriends; participating in things that girls my age do on a regular basis. We joked about how I was drunk off of one beer and commented on what a cheap date I had become.
Now, although I am full of regret, not to mention the weird headache and bloated feeling, I am choosing to use this moment for good. I know it was not the most productive thing I could have done. I will remember how this made me feel use that to propel my decisions in the future. The choice to have a couple of drinks does not define me. This was not a life-changing moment kind of choice. It was just one decision made in time. This does not erase my progress. This has not derailed me from achieving any of my goals.