Embracing contentment

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You guys, this photo is how I feel today. Content. Peaceful. Does that sound ridiculous? 🙂 I think too rarely do I stop and appreciate these moments. This weekend I said “wow, I feel really content right now” over and over. The last 2 years have brought some big changes and plenty of unknowns, so to feel this settled is quite refreshing.

Part of embracing contentment for me has been cutting off the to-do lists. I leave work at work. I don’t get my planner out on the weekends. I don’t check my email every day. *Gasp I know!* I jealously guard my weekends especially for things that refresh me.

And you know how you forget that being active makes you feel so much better? I just remembered. I did some great workouts for my “reset week”. Then we had a fabulous, though exhausting, weekend with one of our best friends. #happy

Monday

• Yoga class, 90:00
Went in to class with achy legs. It was a touch week to be sore! Lots of leg and hip work and finished with plenty of handstand work at the wall. Savasana was amazing after this one.

Tuesday

• Park laps + cross training, 2 miles, 45:00. Hit up the park next to my apartment.

2:24 – 1/2 lap .25 miles (to where I did the exercises)
3:43 – CT 20 each bench step ups, pushups, boat crunches
4:46 – full lap .5 miles
4:36 – CT 20 each squats, tricep dips, plank tucks
4:59 – full lap .5 miles
6:54 – CT 20 each sumo squats, pike pushups, bicycle crunches
5:04 – full lap .5 miles
5:33 – CT 20 each walking lunges, dive bombers, russian twists
2:25 – 1/2 lap .25 miles (toward home)
3:20 – cool down

Wednesday

• Yoga at home. ~35:00. Lots of planks. Lots of hamstring and hip stretches. Threw in some back extensions and twists for good measure.

Thursday

• Run! 4.07 miles, 45:00 (11:03 pace)
Some easy treadmill miles. Had fun with these! I’ve been running to little lately that I just wanted a good, no–pressure, run.

• Weights: nothing fancy today, just couldn’t leave the gym without some arm/shoulder work post run. 8 reps each move, x5 for each superset.
Superset 1: basic curls #10, tricep extensions #20.
Superset 2: lateral raise #10, bent fly’s #15.

Friday + weekend

• One of our favorite people came down from NYC, making our weekend packed with lots of walking. And more walking.
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The fellas learning to use Sextants for navigation.

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Thank you, Air & Space Museum, for ‘teaching’ me how to target a plane.

  
* Feature image courtesy of adamr at FreeDigitalPhotos.net.

 

What makes you feel most content?
How was your last week??


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