It has finally dawned on my this week that I am really about to graduate. I have one more week of school, then after that we have finals for three days + last 1/2 day, then graduation day. We have to go in like normal on the 13th so we can practice, but we go home early so we can get ready for that night. O boy, life is about to get real. I should probably savor these last few days of high school, but I won’t. I just try to float through each day, trying not to totally fall asleep as we watch movies in basically half of my classes. At least I got through that Latin recitation on Tuesday 😉 I butchered the meter, but came out okay!
I finally met with my personal trainer for the initial evaluation on Wednesday. He just took measurements, base line fitness, tons of different heart rates (endurance while using the bike), grip strength, BMI, etc. I came out with amazing physical fitness, endurance, and strength (made me feel pretty good!). We discussed what I was looking to get out of training and we will meet again in a few weeks to actually start developing a program. So when that happens, I will let you all know about what is going on in the fitness front!
Here is my 19th link-up to FTSF (Finish The Sentence Friday)! FTSF is that you are given a sentence each week and you finish it however you want, long or short. This week’s sentence was, “My favorite way to exercise is…”
My favorite way to exercise is yoga. I think that was a no brainer 😉 It really is the perfect form of fitness. If you want something light, you can do a more relaxed practice. If you want something to make you sweat and get strong, you can choose to do a powerful flow (which is what I always opt. for!). Doing yoga just makes me feel so good and so beautiful! I have always loved moving my body in such a way which I think stems from my 13 years of dance. In yoga I am able to keep that flow, flexibility, but also include my strength, balance, and power. I love that it is an exer-expanding practice. There is always room for improvement, may that be going deeper, a harder variation, tons of different asanas, and even challenging fears. Really, it is just simply perfect to me. A beautiful art of the body.
Tuesday: How Yoga And Fear Work Together
Wednesday: More Than Carrot Cake Granola
Thursday: How To: Pancakes For One
Blog Posts and Links I loved this week:
Life, Mind, Body, Spirit:
I cry at pretty much the flick of a finger. I might be a sensitive person, but I have learned how to be strong at times. Crying is definitely not a sign of weakness.
Things I should remember going in to freshman year from a rising senior.
How to change the way you react.
A beautiful yoga analogy.
These are truths and I have already learned a lot of them!
Some simple things to do that will clear out the old and allow for the new!
You can’t keep living in the past, there is so much more out there for you!
Embrace your muscular athlete legs!
Have you ever had to step into the shoes/role that you could have never pictured yourself doing before?
You are! Don’t let anyone or anything (even yourself) stop you from loving you!
Learn to take them and not an “active” rest day, a real day of complete rest.
Very interesting read from a hardcore athlete.
Some tips on staying calm, cool, and collected 😉
Vegan cooking is not a mystery my friends 😉
All sugar is sugar. Agave, Maple, Cane. Unless you use Stevia, sugar is sugar and it is no good.
Great info on what to look for!
The “better-for-you” processed food!
This title is not what you think. A must read! This girl knows my exact thoughts.
May is not only Celiac Awareness Month, but it is also Mental Health Awareness Month!
I can say that mine has pretty much healed! Hallelujah! I still get twinges of pain and my walking still feels funny at times, but for the most part I am 90% better!
Bringing awareness this month to other important gastrointestinal diseases.
Doesn’t pertain to me what-so-ever, but this post is packed with info!
Create a better healthier relationship.
I just can’t even handle this new “study”. Please just stop the maddness! Soda is toxic and so is Diet (even more so!). Simple just don’t drink it…please.
Don’t let your job get in the way of your health!
Blogging & Social Media:
A break up letter with the internet. I think I will be more cautious with my use this summer to. I need to savor my last few weeks at home.
How to heal the blogging blues.
Could you benefit from on Instagram cleanse?
I love the SITS Girls monthly prompt ideas!
Check out how Caitlin got her start in freelancing and her tips if you want to start!
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Quinoa and Chia Seed Toasted Granola Bars. These look fantastic!
Cinnamon Granola. So simple and perfect! I just found Amanda’s blog last weekend and all of her recipes are so incredibly perfect 😉 This girl could be my blend!
Light Pink Jumpsuit. Still obsessed with the jumpsuits!
Spring Chili & Quinoa Bowls with Seeded Buckwheat Crisps. Can you say, I would eat this every day!
A few things I loved about my week or am grateful for:
+ Well, next week, exactly 7 days, I will be an adult 😉 Be prepared for a celebratory Friday Finisher!
So tell me:
+ What are you up to this weekend?
+ Do you have a favorite piece of jewelry? I love my Buddha necklace, but I also love the matching branch necklaces I got for my mom and myself last Christmas.
+ Have any upcoming events your excited about?
Have a beautiful weekend friends!
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