Weekly Reflection 2018 – 29

How I got Stronger this week: This was my first full week back since vacation and it felt like the week would never end. I am not sure why I was so desperately waiting for Friday but the week felt like it dragged. I worked on my physical strength a lot this week. Though my emotional strength was a bit out of whack. Overall, though I feel I put in the work to show up for my kids, my husband, my work, exercise, and nutrition this week. The main thing I didn’t do that I would have liked to do more was to spend time doing art and journaling. I had intended to be more intentional this week and I think I did that reasonably well. 

Top Goals Review: i setup a lot of 1-1s and did a little bit of thinking about both September and December. I continued on the couch 2 5k even though it kicked my ass. i did other exercise too and i continue to eat well. i didn’t journal much and i did very little art. I did physics and math with david and vocab and programming with nathaniel. 

I celebrate: I celebrate sticking with both good nutrition and exercise hygiene. It’s hard but I am doing it.

 I am grateful for:  long summer days that make it easier to be outside running at 6am.

Karen’s Points: I Body Pump on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. I did HIIT on Thursday and went running on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. I’ve also been meditating a little bit at a time. I’ve been eating caffeine free, sugar free, grain free and dairy free. I’d say it’s whole30 cause i don’t eat legumes either but some of the eggs i have are cooked with rice bran oil so i think that disqualifies whole 30. net-net i am eating healthy with possibly a little too much fruit.

A Change I embraced: being back at work in full and couch25k are the two biggest changes this week.

I let go of: doing anything at night this week. i worked with my kids, cooked and then rested. i was too tired. 

Core Desired Feelings Check-in:

  • Fresh: nathaniel and i started a new programming class, david and i started calc 2. i hope those count 🙂
  • Magical: processing all the photos from our vacation has been magical for me.
  • Lighter: i feel slower, lighter, and calmer now that i am back. 
  • True: truth is i am constantly a work in progress. i get hung up on so many things and would much rather be able to shed all my worries that aren’t serving me.

Where I chose Joy: I chose to spend a little bit of time with my friend this week and it was really special.

I showed up for:  my husband this week, cooking him dinner every night. i don’t usually do that but we’ve both been trying to eat much better and avoid certain foods we have sensitivities towards. 

A Mistake I made this week: i am worried a bunch about things that i am not sure are worth it, as in i am not sure if there’s a there there but i can’t seem to stop spinning.

What I tolerated this week: a lot of soreness still, so much hardship with cardio in both running and HIIT.

My mood this week was: calm. 

I forgive myself for: worrying a lot, spinning, and trying so very hard. and also for craving sugar so much!

What I love right now:  the long summer days even though they are getting shorter, i love them so.

Weekly Reflection is a year-long project for 2018. You can read more about my projects for 2018 here.

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