Monday, November 19, 2012

Motivation Monday: Thanksgiving edition

Motivation Monday

Happy Motivation Monday everyone, and happy short week!  Definitely stoked for that.  We can use a break for sure.  This last weekend was a tough one, not really much of a break.  I took Aubrey in for her 9 month visit on Friday and left with medication for an ear infection.  And teething.  And we're weaning her off the pacifier.  So yeah...this was a fun weekend for Mommy and Daddy.  Exhausted, I tell you, exhausted!

I did manage to run once this weekend.  So that was good, and I plan on working out most days this week including Thanksgiving morning.  I have to get my workout in so I can eat!  I did slack off on one day this weekend.  We had our tradition of decorating for Christmas and drinking mulled wine.  And I'm pretty sure mulled wine isn't in the diet or at least as much as I had.  But...oh well...

Something that is keeping me motivated is clothing.  I'm in this stage right now where my old outfits don't fit me, but there are some that still are a wee bit too snug.  I had a Mary Kay event on Saturday, though, and I had to wear a dress for that.  So I braved the closet and tried on several dresses I haven't worn in forever, and they fit!  That in and of itself is huge motivation.  So I got to wear a few of them that have been just hanging there forever.  And I have this red and black one that is from my smaller days, but it's super cute and it almost fits perfectly.  So it's my goal to have that dress fitting by Christmas to wear it at Christmas Eve mass.  I will get there! 

I have to admit, I am nervous about slacking off around the holidays so it'll be my motivation to not let that one day carry over into several.  Keeping track of my food records and doing the one thing I am awful at, drinking water, will be a priority.  But it is Thanksgiving, after all, so I will allow myself that one least in reasonable limits!

Today I am thankful for the fact that my dresses fit again - hooray!

Hope you all had a good weekend and enjoy the short work week!


  1. You gotta love the feeling of a well-fit dress. Just ups the confidence level for sure. Congrats!

  2. That's awesome! For me, it was pants. I was wearing the same jeans every day because none of my nice pants fit anymore, but now, after several years, they finally fit again and I am stoked.


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