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My Motivation

Currently I’m running more than normal for me so I thought it would be fun to share some of the things that motivate me.

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Jordan went to his first dance a few weeks ago – a huge step out of his comfort zone!  I’m going to borrow some of his confidence for my upcoming runs!!!

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We need to make sure that everyday has some fun.  My Mema who I miss every day and my sweet niece Isabel are a great reminder of just being silly and having fun!!

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2 of my favorite guys sending each other off for another great day!!  Every day should start with  excitement as we embrace a new day!

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My Poppa was such a great example of being happy and content in each moment!!  98 years of life taught him that the best things were the simple things!

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While I’m running I think of my boys a lot!  Now that they are runners I just want to be an example for them.

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Another view of Jordan showing confidence!  Actually this is just part of the whole picture.  For his birthday in November (when he turned 16!) we gave him sunglasses to go with his new car – I think some of the confidence needed to be on our part as we let him start driving everywhere!!!

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Chris really is the hero in our family.  He shows me everyday what it means to be a true life hero!!!

Screen Shot 2015-02-15 at 3.11.20 PMSo this one was just funny!!!  Hunter was being a goof over the weekend so I took this picture and Jordan turned it into a motivational picture!!

Screen Shot 2015-02-15 at 3.09.43 PMAnother silly one but still a reminder that we are all tougher than we think!!

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How would you caption your motivational picture?

Happy Monday!!!

(Thanks to Jordan for teaching me how to make my own motivational pictures!!!)

An Appointment with Myself

We are all busy – I never think that I’m busier than anyone else.

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I believe that we all have different ways we cope with the things that we need to do.

A lot of times my coping is to lose motivation.

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For the past few months, I’ve been working with an Action Coach while we are trying to build our business.  Running a business is a completely new thing for me and I finally realized that I need some help!!

Anyway, we meet every 2 weeks and then I have homework to do before our next meeting.

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I see the benefit in our meetings and even know that the “homework” is going to help grow our business BUT…..I put it off until the very last.  (That technique got me through grad school so don’t knock it!!!)

These days, the very last isn’t working for me – there is always something else that I need/want to do and then I just feel guilty (more than normal) that I’m not putting forth enough effort.

Yesterday at our meeting, my coach (Hi, Andrea!!!) had a great idea.  She told me to schedule an appointment with myself.  First she asked me when I was most productive.  I know (and shared in my post last week – Tuesday rewind) that mornings really are my most productive time.

Even though I hate my alarm, getting up at 5:00 am is not something I think twice about because I know that it is to workout!!!  But, I also know that the few hours after that workout are some of my best work times!!

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So, this  morning – after my workout – before I take Chris’ car in for an oil change (I took mine yesterday!!) I have 50 minutes plugged into my calendar/daily guide  – an appointment with myself!

I think/hope that if I schedule small amounts of time with myself several mornings a week, I will be able to stay ahead of the little things that I tend to put off!!!

Do you schedule appointments with yourself?
Do you have times that your motivation is completely zero?

Happy Wednesday!!!


Motivation – What Motivation??

Today for my 43 I used my figure-8 band:

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figure 8 band

I put it around each ankle and started with my feet in close then jumped them out wide, wider, widest (squat) and back in – got it?!

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This was a quick 43 that I felt in my quads and it got my heart pumping – success!!

Today’s workout was HARD!!!  I did Turbo Barre with Cathe and YIKES!!  I might have even moaned and whimpered during the workout because my hips and legs were on fire and overall I was dying!!  I have done this workout before and I knew it was challenging but I don’t remember it being so brutal.  I guess that’s what happens when you have 3 weeks of almost no activity/working out!!

Screen shot 2013-05-20 at 11.06.35 AMSo, confession time:  The past few days, I’ve been lacking any motivation to workout.  I’m not gonna lie, this is really rare for me because I usually love the feeling of a really hard workout or run!!Screen shot 2013-05-20 at 11.01.43 AMTypically, I don’t even think about if I’m going to workout – I  just have to decide what I’m going to do.  Screen shot 2013-05-20 at 11.03.31 AMOver the weekend I did my daily 43 but that was the extent of my working out which is pretty sad since I just started back last week!!!  I tried to justify it in my mind by saying that I needed to ease back in – NOT TRUE!!!  I just didn’t want to do it!!!  Screen shot 2013-05-20 at 11.01.07 AM Then this morning I still didn’t want to do anything – not cool!!!  I read a few blogs thinking that would inspire me.  Finally I just buckled down and did it!! Screen shot 2013-05-20 at 11.04.42 AMI really needed some help – Screen shot 2013-05-20 at 11.05.57 AMI’m not sure a carrot stick is going to cut it either!!!  Screen shot 2013-05-20 at 11.05.22 AMI think that part of the problem is the fact that I got out of the habit and feel like I’m starting from scratch! Screen shot 2013-05-20 at 11.04.01 AMPlus, I told Chris last night that it isn’t as fun to workout when my legs hurt before I even start!  I try to just suck it up and do it but it is sapping the joy out of my workouts for sure!Screen shot 2013-05-20 at 11.00.38 AMI’m hoping that this is a temporary thing because fitness is really my passion so I don’t know how to deal with this lack of desire to get a good sweat on!!Screen shot 2013-05-20 at 11.00.27 AMI guess I will just keep forcing myself to hit it hard and hope that the joy comes back!!Screen shot 2013-05-20 at 11.06.11 AMEither that or find a new passion – JUST KIDDING!!!Screen shot 2013-05-20 at 11.02.14 AMIn the meantime I will make this my mantra – Screen shot 2013-05-20 at 11.02.36 AMScreen shot 2013-05-20 at 11.02.59 AM

Does anyone else ever struggle with a lack of motivation (even for things that you generally love)?  What do you do about it?

And just for fun – here are some of the pictures I took yesterday on our 2 hour drive through a major storm.  (I was keeping myself busy while Chris had the stressful job of driving – he said it doesn’t bother him – perk of being a pilot, I guess!!)

Check out the storm chaser!  Look how dark it is between 4 & 6 in the afternoon!!
Check out the storm chaser! Look how dark it is between 4 & 6 in the afternoon!!

Happy Monday – I’m off to find some motivation!!!