Non Scale Victory Friday!

It’s Friday, and you know what that means! Time for the non-scale victories of the week. So without further ado:

  1. I got out and ran on Monday and Tuesday after an entire week off from running last week, despite the heat it was great to get out and run.
  2. I tried a new recipe on Monday! I made pizza with a yuca root in the dough. Don’t know what a yuca root is? Well it looks like this:
My boyfriend said I can always be trusted to find the weirdest items when grocery shopping
My boyfriend said I can always be trusted to find the weirdest items when grocery shopping

And my pizza looked like this:

Brussels sprout and broccoli white on the left. Chicken and artichoke on the right.
Brussels sprout and broccoli white on the left. Chicken and artichoke on the right.

And it was delicious! I got the recipe from this amazing blog here!

  1. After making delicious, healthy pizza I met up with a friend on Wednesday for delicious, greasy, unhealthy pizza. I got pepperoni, I enjoyed every bite and I didn’t feel bad about it at all. Yay for not feeling guilty for the occasional indulgence.
  2. Made plans with a friend to go running on Saturday morning in Baltimore followed by brunch. I HATE running in the morning, but I’m excited to start Saturday off early and healthy, not to mention the girl time!

That’s all for me! Enjoy your weekends, and as always share your non scale victories in the comments below!

Non Scale Victory Friday

This was one of those weeks that felt like it would never end, and yet at the same time I can’t believe it’s already Friday! I was so busy and things just got away from me. Proof, I didn’t go running once this week. I don’t usually let this happen but from realizing on Monday I had left my only sports bra at my boyfriend’s place, to having plans after work every other night of the week there didn’t end up being time. I’m just going to tell myself the universe was trying to tell me that if I ran this week then I would have injured myself or been struck by lightning. At least that’s what I’m telling myself.

Enough talk! Onto the Non-Scale Victories!

  1. Stopped procrastinating and finally registered for the Baltimore Women’s Classic on June 22nd. This was the first race I ever ran and I’m super excited to do it for a second year in a row!
  2. I had to stay late at work yesterday so I could attend orientation for graduate school (How scary/exciting/nerve wracking/I forgot how to study!) and I planned ahead and packed a healthy dinner so I wouldn’t starve. I’ve developed a habit of packing lunch, but I always seem to forget to pack enough for dinner for the few moments I need it!
  3. Despite not being able to run this week I ate so healthily! Lots of fruits and vegetables. LOTS of fruits! It’s strawberry season, my favorite and they’re so sweet! The cashier at the grocery store remarked after ringing up my 2 pounds of strawberries, 16 ounces of blackberries and pint of blueberries “I would be healthy if I ate all that!”

Anyways that’s all for now! Don’t forget to share your personal NSVs below! I love reading them!

 

Non Scale Victory Friday!

It’s Non-Scale Victory Friday! I had a lot of positive things happen this week. You can find the first Non-Scale Victory Friday here, and so without further ado!

  1. I went shopping last night after my run and bought so many whole foods and then proceeded to cook most of it into healthy meals for the upcoming week. My fingers still smell like garlic this morning!
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My grocery haul for the week. So yummy!
  1. I ran the ZOOM Annapolis 10k on Saturday! I already wrote about that, but the bit thing was that I classified the race as “fun!” I was talking about it to my boyfriend after and he stopped me and said “Do you realize you’ve never described running as ‘fun’ before?” He’s right too! So yay for running being fun!
  2. My church had their annual Greek Festival this past weekend. After jet skiing I was starving so I stopped by and got some food. Once there I was craving french fries much more than usual (I think it was the salt). I bought a serving of them and enjoyed about ten, and then I stopped! I LOVE french fries, they are easily one of my favorite foods, but so unhealthy, so I try to avoid them. Still I’m so glad that I didn’t deny myself a craving, I let myself thoroughly enjoy every unhealthy bite, and then, most importantly, stopped when I’d had enough.
  3. I was so sore on Monday after running, jet skiing, and water skiing the previous Saturday, but I still managed to go for a short two mile run! After those two miles I had to stop though. My legs were so mad at me!

What were your non-scale victories this week? Share them in the comments below, and have a great weekend!

Non Scale Victory Friday!

If you’ve never heard of a Non Scale Victory (or NSV for short), it’s basically exactly what it sounds like, healthy victories in your life that don’t have anything to do with the scale! As I was thinking about a way to track my progress on my blog this seemed like a no brainer. It’s the perfect way to keep track of all the positive outcomes that are a result of my lifestyle changes.

I’m going to devote Fridays to a reflection on the past week and to list out the various non-scale victories in my life. This isn’t just about me either, feel free to share your own NSVs in the comments below, I’d love to read about them! And so without further ado….

  1. I threw away my scale! I already wrote about this here, but it’s worth repeating. Doing this and starting this blog is my first step of many towards a life of positive and healthy changes in my life.
  2. When the thunder and lightning started up on Tuesday evening, ruining my running plans, I made the best of it and did a 40 minute Jillian Michaels workout video at home instead. My abs are still killing me!

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  1. While going through my summer wardrobe I found I can now wear shorts that I haven’t been able to fit into for years! I’m excited to rock my bright pink shorts this summer!

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And lastly…

  1. I’m running my second 10k tomorrow! I’ll be in Annapolis for the Zooma Annapolis Half Marathon and 10k. This is my first year running this race, and I’m very excited. You’ll be able to track my progress on twitter so make sure you’re following me @ScalesDown!

I’d say overall it was a pretty good week. Feel free to share your non-scale victories in the comments below!