Monday, April 21, 2014

Motivated Monday

I've been up since 5AM. Yes, you read that right, 5AM. 
Not because of a baby. Not because we had to catch an early flight. 
No, I'm up because I decided today, April 21, 2014 was going to be the day that I stopped making excuses. The day I started achieving goals. 
Today starts a journey that will be difficult. One that I will want to abandon more times than not, I'm sure.

However, the weight isn't going to just disappear. It doesn't just fall off anymore.  
Hell, it's never just fell off.

So while the guys were comfy, cozy in bed this morning, I went to the Y. I busted out a little over 3.3 miles and did a quick arm and leg workout. I'm currently drinking and ENJOYING a Peanut Butter Banana Green Smoothie for breakfast.

There is so much potential lying deep within me. Potential that I've been overlooking, abusing for the last 17 months. 

Each week I will be holding myself accountable. Pushing myself to do more, be more, give me, achieve more. You can follow along here along with MyFitnessPal. My first goal is to rid myself of 19 pounds. I would love to see the majority of this disappear by June 30th. That's 10 weeks. Do you know how much can change in 10 weeks? We're about to find out.

I have a lot of work to do. I have a lot to prove to myself. I want to be the best wife/mom I can be. That all starts with me loving myself, inside and out. 

So dream big dreams. Stick to your goals. Don't give up hope. 
Don't believe for a second that a small step in the right direction is a pointless exercise. 
As long as you have breath in your body, opportunity is waiting for your somewhere.

20 comments:

  1. Good for you! I amped up the exercise last week. I just feel better when I exercise and I have to remind myself often. :)

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    1. When I make it exercise an every day activity, everything else seems to fall into place so much better.

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    1. Thanks Becky! Maybe I'll be able to dress like you more often! I love your style.

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  3. Proud of you!! Keep it up. Eventually it doesn't feel like work. Eventually it isn't such a struggle. Eventually you'll enjoy it!

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    1. I even signed up for a 5K in June... so no turning back!

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  4. Good for you girl!!! As soon as school is over for me this semester I am kicking it into high gear!!

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    1. I would love to cheer you on, let me know when you start!

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  5. Good job! I try to workout a couple times a week but I know I need to ramp it up more.

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  6. Good job! I always say I'm going to get up early and work out and I never do, I typically work out in the evenings after Hunter is in bed.

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    1. Our evenings are so chaotic with J's work. He sometimes gets home as late as 7 so it's not always possible. But we have been doing family walks to let Connor enjoy a little more time outside.

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  7. Good job.. Yes, I was SO COZY in my bed until 645am! I was lucky enough to get to sleep late this morning.. hee hee..

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    1. I don't know the last time I set an alarm clock. That will take some getting use to!

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  8. Good for you!!!! Keep up the great work! As hard as it is to get up early, it must feel so good to have accomplished so much. I have learned to cherish those quite moments when I truly do have the house to myself and find them to be some of the most productive moments of my day.

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  9. Good for you! Lately I have been bad about getting up early...Tomorrow I will try again! You always get so much more done and I feel so much more accomplished when I get up early. I also am better to my kids b/c I feel like I already got a ton done before they woke up!

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  10. I've found that I really enjoy getting up before the guys and hitting the road for a walk/run. It's peaceful at that time of day and it helps me to clear my head and focus on the day ahead all at the same time. You've got this thing! It's not easy, but it is doable! The link to MFP didn't work for me so add me! JOvenshire23

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  11. good job on getting up early, it will be tough but so worth it. you can do it!!!

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