20 January 2013

A little under the weather

I woke yesterday morning with a scratchy throat and some slight sinus pressure. Signs I might be getting sick. Bleh. In spite of that I went to Crossfit and gave as much as I could. Then I followed that up with a rings class and tried out some new and exciting things. The rings class was fun and I'm glad I went. I did things like skin the cat:

And the forward lever:

I did not do any of these things by myself, but with the help of spotters. It felt awesome and was definitely fun.

So what else happened this week? Well, I got accepted into a PhD program, I start in March. I got asked to speak at a Catholic Schools Conference. I started another Paleo challenge at a higher level and it's going great. And I think I even managed to teach my students some chemistry. So overall it was a pretty good week.

One thing that happened this week was in my mind. Jeez, that sounds weird. But when I started doing Crossfit and Paleo and I started losing weight, one thing I promised myself is that I would not look back and beat myself up. I would not bemoan the time I wasted and the mistakes I made. I would just look forward and keep moving forward. This week was really good and I actually fit into some pants that have not fit me for 3 years. And in some bizarre, twisted way that made me feel bad. I got to thinking about all the time I wasted and how I spent so much time just talking about it. Well, that pissed me off and I had to slap myself. I can't get back the time I wasted not taking care of myself, but I'll be damned if I'm going to waste more time being sad about it. So I shook myself off and put those thoughts behind me.

That was the first time I've really had those thoughts since starting this whole journey. Up until now I've been very positive and upbeat about the whole thing. This week was the first time a little bit of negativity has crept in and I didn't like it. I prefer the positive me.

So there you have it. My week in a nutshell and some minor navel gazing.

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