Friday, February 1, 2013

The "End" of Whole 3/4 ~ R4G Week #4

The "End" of Whole 3/4
This week has been a struggle to keep on a strong path to the end of the Whole 3/4 aka the Whole 30 program.  Simply put, this final week has not been as successful as I hoped it would! You can read last weeks update and get a sense of the overall learning process throughout the Whole 30 program : I have been extremely stressed in a few areas of life (that's a different post for a different day) and I struggled with meal planning, etc... The main struggle for me this week is I have not seen the exact results that I had set out to achieve so I am struggling with feeling as though I failed. My goal was to loose 10 lbs by the end of the program, as of today I lost 8 lbs. I realize that's an accomplishment in itself but it is 2 lbs shy of my goal. 

So where do I go from here? I will keep working toward loosing those other 2 lbs and a few more! I will keep trying my best to eat the right foods and stay clear of all the "wrong" foods. I need to be better with meal planning for the week. Overall, I just need to stay focused on the final goal! I will get there, sooner rather than later! 

R4G ~ Week #4
This week provided us an opportunity to have a presentation by Karen Harvey, FSU Women's Track Coach. She shared information about Mercy Ministries and an the upcoming Run 4 Mercy 5K. This race is being held on May 4th in the Southwood community. Check out the information on both links. I plan to get more involved and help out as much as possible with this race. The stories attached to this ministry are remarkable! 

After Coach Harvey's presentation we went through the study which allowed for us to explore our passions and what keeps us going. Not just what keeps us going physically but spiritually as well. I believe that God is opening some doors for me lately, we will just have to see where all that leads. What is your passion?? I'd love to hear all about it! 

At the conclusion of our study Shannon Colavecchio, CEO of Badass Fitness, shared with us the importance of stretching before and after any exercise. She showed us a few very valuable stretches to prevent and help heal shin splints. Shannon also reminded of us of the importance of taking rest breaks and not overusing our bodies! 

It was a great night at R4G and we hope to see many more faces next week!

Funny how God works sometimes, I have been chatting with a few friends and co-workers this morning and it seems as though it's been a week of struggle for many of us! I tried to remind them and myself "Don't let the devil steal your joy!!!", Love y'all! 

I hope everyone has a great Mardi Gras / Superbowl weekend! My house will be wearing Purple this weekend - Go Ravens! Hey, if you can't beat 'em then join 'em :-) 

1 comment:

  1. Great post, Mitzi!! And I understand your disappointment but you also have to give yourself credit for the stuff you did "right" that was so good to your body. And remember all that hard work you're doing improves your muscle to fat ratio which is good. I am excited about the run in Southwood and hope it works out that I can help!