I'm checking in this morning at a higher weight than I started the challenge. Nothing dramatic, and certainly nothing unexpected. This is the week that I gain weight. It happens. For my team I'm sorry. For myself I have to be okay with it.
Scratch that. I am okay with it.
I'm having a cup of apple cider this morning. I'm enjoying it guilt free. Sure its 80 calories that wouldn't be in a cup of coffee, but while the coffee actually inhibits iron absorption, this cider has vitamin C which helps your body absorb iron better.
So me, my cup of cider, and my cinnamon & raisin bagel are all good this morning. After all I'm on a quest for better health, not smaller thighs. (Okay I'm still on a quest for smaller thighs but I'm not going to put my racing career in jeopardy for them!!)
This weeks Mean Girl cleanse won't be easy for me - its giving up comparison. I'm the queen of comparison. Well at least the kind that shines a bad light on me and a good light on someone else.
In monetary terms I realize that wealth isn't a pie chart. In order to grow my assets, I don't have to take yours. Why do I have a hard time grasping that I can be slender and attractive while you are skinny and pretty? Your beauty/size has no bearing on mine.
Last week I didn't realize that there was a Facebook page for the challenge, so I wasn't as involved as I could have been. I've since found the page and promise to be more active!
On to the Drop Dead Gorgeous Challenge!
1. A photo of yourself with a self-motivational note.
I cannot allow fear to steal my dreams
Jamee posted a song last week that really spoke to me. The song was Unbreakable by Fireflight and one line in particular grabbed me. Fear is just a crutch that turns your dreams into dust. By not allowing myself to dive into my training plan, I was allowing my fear of anemia take my triathlon dreams away. That's not going to happen. Not on Super Boo's watch!
2. Posting your weight is completely optional.
I'm up a little, I think since the D&D challenge is over I'm going to switch to a monthly weigh in. Since I'm not actively counting calories I think the lack of change each week on the scale will just drive me nuts.
3. At least one but no more than five long-term goals.
Finish my mud run strong - its in 10 days!!! My first race back!!! No time predictions - only I'm fairly certain that all my clothing will head straight for the dump afterward.
4. One brag for the week.
Completed my 1st brick workout of this training series. Bike/run combo. Had to cut back to 20 minutes each discipline (typically 30 min ea) due to time constraints but i got it in.
5. One thing to improve upon for next week.
Smarter food choices, less treating myself
So that's me for the week. Hopefully you finished the challenge well! Head on over to the Sisterhood and tell us all about it!