Motivation Monday

Life is pretty darn good these days. I had a great birthday celebration yesterday with some of my closest friends! I am in love and getting married. So I am in Love with my life. I challenge each of you to find ways to be in love with your life. We all know it’s not perfect, but every little bit helps!

 

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Motivation Monday

My running motivation has been struggling lately but Thursday it seemed to all click for me. I am at the point where an outside run really is my escape from reality. I just needed to clear my head and get out on the open road. Although my time wasn’t the lowest it was really reasonable (given the hills I face on this route). So today I leave you with the motivation:

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I know running puts me in a better mood, and it is addicting!

Be your own Motivation (Monday)

Sometimes you just need to be your own motivation! I decided this morning that I just couldn’t get out of bed at 6AM to workout. I know I made the right decision I was just not feeling all that well when I woke up. I decided to sleep for another hour, and although I still didn’t feel great I forced myself to come to work. I figured calling in sick on a Monday is never good unless you are REALLY REALLY sick and well folks I wasn’t. My tummy didn’t like me very much but I powered through. Then I took a look at the weather and just knew I needed to be outside! I needed to feel the warmth of the sunshine on my face. I needed to breath the fresh air, although I might pay for that later when I have a sinus headache. So I decided to get my run done early today and do it at lunch time. Luckily I am a good planner and had a full set of clothes to change in to work out with and some “stuff” to clean up after since I don’t have access to a shower at work.

I walked outside and instantly felt the love on the sunshine and warmness that I have missed these last couple of months. I was able to run in a t-shirt! No fleece, no gloves, no long sleeve shirt required. I only had my phone with me (no need for tissues) and my heart rate monitor on! It was a great run! I felt great and I went the fastest I have gone, EVER!

So today I am my own motivation!

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Fun Day Friday

So it’s finally Friday and I have a GREAT weekend planned. Friday night out with friends, Saturday date day with the boy and Sunday shopping with another friend! I am jumping for joy right now about my weekend, yup I am a dork.

But today started out awesome with a great workout! It’s been a while since I could say it was great. Since my half marathon it’s been mediocre at best, but this morning it was great! I only did 2 miles but it felt good and I know I could have gone longer.

So have a great weekend everyone! What’s your plan?

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Motivation Monday

So this week I really need to get back into the swing of things. Last week was a LONG hiatus of working out and a few days of not so healthy eating. But I am happy to say I have managed to keep it somewhat under control. Dinner last week wasn’t the best choices but I made strides at making sure breakfast and lunch were OK.

This week I am getting back to the swing of the gym. Yes I realized I need to hold myself accountable by challenging myself to new tasks. Now that the half marathon is over I needed a new event. So I plan on doing at 10K in June.

Here’s your little motivation piece for the day!

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What promises are you making to your body this week? Remember it’s the only one we have so we need to treat it right.