Monday, August 22, 2011

Motivation Monday!

Motivation Monday

So now that the lil' one is on his/her way, my motivation has kind of changed because, well...let's face it...I'm not going to be losing weight any time soon, right?  Sure, once he or she arrives, I'll bust my butt again and work to get that extra weight off, but right now?  Not so much.  So my motivation - stay healthy.

The first twelve weeks of my pregnancy (and still off and on depending on the day) my stomach felt awful, and I couldn't eat anything so working out kind of was pushed to the side, and understandably so.  The energy level hasn't helped either.  There have been days where, after putting in an eight hour work day, getting on that treadmill and walking for 45 minutes just doesn't seem humanly possible.  However, now that I'm in the 2nd trimester and my energy is starting to resurface, I've been trying to do at least 30 minutes of moderate cardio a day.  I'm still working with the personal trainer, but we've had to scale it back a bit on what I do.  My goal?  Keep my heart rate up and strong and help to keep the blood pressure and stress level down.  Because when that is down, that means baby's is down.  My problem is that I do push myself too hard at times so I have been known to work out a little bit too hard and perhaps get dizzy (and then get yelled at by T) but I'm doing much better.  And eating healthy.  Or eating at all for that matter.  So that's my motivation...

My other motivation?  Keep pushing T towards his marathon goal.  Marathon is about 10 weeks away, so we sat down Sunday night and worked out a running schedule for the next three weeks.  And so help me God, his ass will be getting up and running.  Even if I have to use physical force to remove him from bed.  Because baby and I will be cheering him on in November, and I'm super excited for him to reach this goal.  26 miles!  That's incredible, right?

So what's motivating YOU this week?  Thank you to Chloe and Amber LaShell for participating last week...let's get even more this week!  Just write a post about what's motivating you and leave a link to that post in the comments section...and I'll link you up! 

Happy Motivation Monday, everyone!

Chloe @ My New Life as a Housewife
Amber @ Amber LaShell 

1 comment:

  1. My motivation today is to get into my site. Can't access it, ugh!


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