Fitness Friday // A Rough Week & Positive Outlook

Can you believe it’s already March? Where did February go?

month_of_march_greeting_cards-p137959213020813347bh2r3_400It’s been one heck of a week leading up to today, so I should admit I’m welcoming March with open arms and as a chance to reset myself – physically and emotionally.


So why was it so challenging?


My workouts this week challenged me mentally and with a tired physical state, it was just not good.  I also had several long shifts at work this week (including an open-close shift), plus the addition of the snow and shoveling and whew, I’ve just felt spent all week.



The good thing is that I understand the power of a good workout.  I understand the importance of sleep.  And I understand what things I can put to the wayside to take care of the things that need my attention right now.


Besides, don’t we need the less-than-stellar, super-challenging, just-want-to-hide-in-my-pillow kind of weeks so that we really appreciate those amazing ones?


And let’s not forget, I still got it all it, got it all done, plus a little extra work shoveling.  I assure you, that’s a flippin’ workout – don’t question!

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How was your week?

15 thoughts on “Fitness Friday // A Rough Week & Positive Outlook

  1. lindsay

    that was me this past week. It’s hard to admit we need extra rest some days, mentally we struggle with pushing or resting. But you know what is best in your heart. Cheers to the weekend

  2. Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen

    Look at you, powering through! I had a great run yesterday–partially because I was avoiding a gym creeper–but another this week that was just exhausting, mentally and physically. I am super proud of myself for FINALLY going to a yoga class, and I know it was so good for me. I am going to try and commit to going once a week from now on.

    1. admin Post author

      LOVE yoga! But I too often struggle to maintain my practice. i’m working on it.

  3. Calee (@chimes) — life + running

    I love that you included shoveling snow. 🙂

    I am going to opt out of participating in this for a while. I think when I participate in something like this I end up doing workouts that I don’t love just to show that I’m awesome. Right now I need to focus on what makes me feel good and getting my body back in working order.

    1. admin Post author

      Shoveling = one hell of a workout! Two Tuesdays in a row of crazy shoveling and you KNOW I’m sore. haha

  4. Michelle @ Eat Move Balance

    I had a rough workout week. It started with straining something in my right arm on Monday. It’s only just now beginning to feel better today. Finally. And my legs feel like lead today. I guess it’s time for a break. Time to recover! Yoga tomorrow and rest day on Sunday. Nice. 🙂 Happy Friday!

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