Monday, February 28, 2011

Motivated to keep going

Motivation Monday

It's Monday!  I'd say "Happy Monday," but that would be stretching it because...well, let's face it....Mondays are kind of a drag, but that's why we need motivation.  And that's why I'm here writing this post.  So how does it work?  Just write a post about what is motivating you this week - any topic whatsoever - to work out that one extra day, to floss your teeth every night, to sit through one entire episode of "Minute to Win It," whatever it is...write about it, and comment on this post, leaving a link to your post in the comment.  And I'll link you up.  And if you can't think of one it Tuesday, or Wednesday....pretty much any day until next Monday.

Alright, to my motivation...still on the workout wagon and eating right.  Last week I brought two items of fruit with me to snack on - one orange at mid-morning and a kiwi in the afternoon.  Those were my snacks so I didn't reach for the sweets.  It worked out pretty fact, the oranges were pretty damn good for something sweet and tangy.  So I'm motivated to keep it up.

How'd I do on the working out thing last week?  I managed to do five days out of seven.  Not as good as I'd like, so my goal is to do six days this week.  And cardio, too.  My doctor has told me to lay off the weights a bit for now, so I do those for about one day a week with my trainer.  This upcoming Saturday we are doing the mini-marathon training race, a 10K this time around.  (That's 6.2 miles for those of you who are like me and willfully ignore the metric system...)  I've done one 10K before, but that was a couple years ago, so here goes nothing!  And the last training race is 15K the second weekend of April, just one month shy of the mini-marathon.  So my motivation is to keep up on it...keep walking and add the distance and time.  I'll be there to 13.1 miles before you know it!

So what about you?  What's motivating you this week?  Leave a link to your post in the comments, and I'll link you up!  Have a good Monday!

Kristen @ This, Than and then Some (First time participant!)
Amber @ Amber LaShell Rants
The Coffeeqween @ A Coffeeqween's Life (First time participant!)
Chloe @ My New Life as a Housewife
Robin @ Find Good In Every Day


  1. Good luck with your workouts!!!

    I'll join you today!!

  2. I'm so proud for you! You continue to be my inspiration!!!

  3. Good luck with the running,,, I am just not a runner, LOL

    Here is my post!

  4. Whew - you are amazing. Seriously. I can't imagine even training for such an event much less completing it. Keep it up! :-)

  5. Good luck with the race! And cheers on the continued motivation!

  6. The sun *was* motivating me today. But now we're having a massive cloud attack.


  7. Thank you for Motivation Mondays! I have been in such a drunk and reading your posts has finally given me the gusto to find my motivation for this busy week!

  8. 5 out of 7 is amazing! You should be very proud. I'm proud of you. You're doing great!

    Good luck, and I have no doubt you'll be at the 13 before you know it!

    I'll link up later this week :-)

  9. Here's my post!!!

  10. I am finally joining you for a Motivation Monday post.


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