Monday, June 5, 2017
Weekend Wrap Up
Double Light strength training. I was happy to get it done in the morning on Friday. Please take a moment to appreciate this workout because the rest of the weekend was all about relaxation.
The day started with a trip to the Farmers' Market. I wore one of my new dresses with my bare arms for all to see. This is has been front and center on my mind since Mary (one of the awesome ladies in our fitness group) had some frank words for us. Our group had decided on a weight loss challenge for the summer - part of it was posting our starting weights and posting a "before" picture. She reminded us of our strengths and how are weight does not diminish those strength. She urged us to be proud of ourselves and not focus on numbers/pictures. Seriously though ladies. Being healthy is supposed to feel good. It's not supposed to hurt, not emotionally anyways. Allow yourselves to feel good. Don't stress about how you look now and where you are. You're all really strong women I admire with a very diverse set of talents. You all accomplish so much day to day just being YOU, so yeah, I have 100% faith in all of us reaching our goals! No more negative self talk! So here I am, world. I felt good enjoying the market and not caring one bit about "less than perfect arms," who by by no accident are stronger than they were three weeks ago. They do push-ups. I admit posting my weight and pics did make me uncomfortable, but guess what, I haven't thought about it much since because these things do not define me.
I started the day out with a solid breakfast (see, I don't always eat that wacky sweet potato hash!).
Raspberry Pink Velvet Cake with Raspberry Cream Cheese Frosting. Can I get credit for all the fresh fruit in every component?? The cake batter was probably the best I've ever stuck my finger in :)
It was a nice weekend, but here it is Monday morning and time to put my relaxation and treats aside. A quick bowl of oatmeal and black raspberries with a hard boiled egg was a perfect segue to a healthy week. I usually like blueberries on my oatmeal and was a little hesitant to try the raspberries (they don't seem like oatmeal fruit to me), but it was SO good. I hope they have black raspberries at the market next week.