what a week

It's been a busy week over here for sure!! As someone who hates clutter, I do actually love a full, busy whiteboard. I love the whole process of writing what I have for the day up there, and checking off or writing my rep results as I go. And if I don't erase it for a couple days, it's cool to look back all of the hard work that's been getting done in the garage. This week was my first week of training on my new program and it was great... hard, but great! 

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I was pretty sore at beginning of the week and was having some trouble walking like a normal person! Then I was filming my floor press and had to screen shot this part of the video because it is proof that I am sore for a reason and my muscles are definitely growing!! It's also proof that Bo is a shadow/guard dog as we lift ;) He just sits there super still and watches with this super serious face- it's adorable!

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Speaking of being sore, making sure I have enough carbs before, during, and right after training, has helped my recovery so much. I have learned so much about my body and how it responds to certain things, and I can feel a big difference if I don't have enough carbs on a training day. I just get more sore than usual and feel more tired overall afterwards and for the next two days. That is definitely what happened last Sunday, so I adjusted my carbs for the rest of my training days this week and felt so much better, it was great. I am on a big Lenny and Larry's cookies kick right now, too. They are the perfect way to get in at least some of my carbs when I feel like having something different than waffles, oatmeal, or bread (my usual go-to carbs!) 

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My regular old overnight oats are pretty awesome too (even though I really only soak them for a few minutes usually!)ย 

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Here is a little video of some random training clips from Wednesday and Thursday. Nothing too exciting, but I have to delete the videos off my phone now!

The other night, my coach gave me this little plaque to add to my medal from the meet, which was pretty cool. 

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And in other news, for the fifth time in my eight years of being a teacher, I got a new position. Last year, I finally got my "dream job" as a second grade teacher at the school I've been at for a long time, but an opportunity arose that is a thousand times more dreamy to me, and I jumped on it. It didn't even arise, I found it, and made it happen for myself. I am moving to a school that has only kindergarten through second grades, and I will be teaching my all time favorite grade ever, my first love... FIRST GRADE!  

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I am so excited to move to my new school and have a happy, new, fresh start! The whole physically moving part has become pretty easy at this point ;) 

The whole thing got me thinking, though, about how much I have changed in the past few years and about the person I am now. If I am not 100% thrilled with something that I can control, I do whatever I can to change it. I'm not going to just continue doing something that doesn't make me as happy as I want to be, because life is short and I have to be me everyday. For a long time, I settled for things and a lifestyle that didn't make me excited to be me everyday, and I have so many regrets about that time in my life.

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So that's all for now! We are off to the beach! Have a great weekend :)ย 

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