Monday, October 17, 2011

Monday Morning Motivation

Happy Monday!! (maybe?)

I don't know about you, but I need some motivation for this Monday!

My motivation for this week will be thinking forward to the holidays.

The holidays are just around the corner (where did the time go????) and just thinking of all that food that'll be in front of me makes me feel bloated. So, my motivation this week is to make sure that I'm living a fit and healthy lifestyle so that I don't want to do too much damage to all of my hard work. If I'm in the habit and loving being healthy, then I won't want as much of that calorie and fat filled food that isn't good for me and I don't need anyway....and what I do end up eating won't be too bad since I've been healthy, and plan on going back to healthy right after.

I love the holidays, and I want to enjoy them, not sit around in a food coma! This makes me want to prepare and make sure I'm ready to take on the temptation. And setting yourself up for success is always easier than trying to come back from the abyss later!

How does this Monday Morning Motivation make you motivated? It makes me want to eat really healthy today!

Have a fantastic Monday, and stay fit!!!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Booo-bie Check

In the spirit of living a healthy life....don't forget:


I hope that my friend doesn't mind that I stole her post idea, but in the interest of women everywhere I don't think she'll mind.

Stay fit!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

The "F" Word

There is one word that I hate more than anything....that dreaded "F" word:


No other word has the power to make someone feel just awful about themselves that this does. It brings out powerful feelings that can completely destroy self-esteem. It can ruin a day. It can be said by anyone, about yourself or about others. It is most hurtful coming from someone you love. When it gets said over and over, eventually it becomes a part of who you are and changes how you feel about yourself forever.

How can this be changed?

You must tell yourself otherwise! You must say I AM BEAUTIFUL! When that word creeps in, you must say NO! The way I deal with this word is to tell myself, "Okay, so maybe I am not happy with myself as I am, so let me CHANGE that!"

Here is how to deal with this word:
F: Feelings
A: Attitude
T: Take Action

Regardless of what you might think, you can change your feelings. It is not easy, by any means. But you must change how you feel about yourself, and how you see yourself, in order to make a difference. If you think negatively about yourself, it will show. You must think positively about yourself to change how you feel. You need to tell yourself that you are amazing and that you deserve to feel good about yourself, no matter what. If others are breaking you down, you must block out that message and reinforce a positive message about yourself. Any changes you make must be for YOU, and not for anyone else. If not, the changes won't last and will end up doing more harm than good. So, FEEL GREAT!

Changing your feelings will be a big step in changing your attitude. Having a positive and can-do attitude will go a long way. My attitude has to be: I CAN do something to change this, and I WILL! I set myself up for success. I get mentally prepared all day for going home and being psyched about working out. I get my attitude right so that I can be motivated and do what I need to do. I don't allow myself to make excuses or let anything get in the way of what I know I need to do. I'm doing it for myself, so I don't let myself mess that up.

Take Action
Once you feel better and have the right attitude, DO IT! Get out there and make those positive changes in your life. For me, that's to get out and run. For you, that may be different. I want to lose weight and be healthy, so I'm going to be exercising and striving to eat right. What action are you going to take?

In order to create a better life for ourselves, we have to take a negative, the "F" word -- FAT, and make it a positive force in our lives, by changing our Feelings and Attitudes, and Taking Action.

How do you create that change in your life?

Until next time, Stay Fit!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Back to the Fitness

Friends, I think I am finally getting my act together. Most of the time, we get some good sleep now (except when Baby is teething.....), so I have a little bit of energy left to exercise!! We have been making good use of our jogging stroller, and it certainly does amp up the intensity of a run!

So here's what I've been up to on the fitness front:

I've been out for a run 6 times in the last 2 weeks, the longest distance being 2.68 miles and the best time being 12:32/mile.
I've been on the elliptical 3 times, and burned an average of 300 calories each time.

I haven't been doing any weights or anything yet, but I'm getting there. I want to get back in the swing of things with cardio first.

I have been doing a lot better with my eating lately too. I have seriously cut down on the snacking, and have really gotten control of portions during meals. I have been eating healthier, which also helps me feel better and have more energy.

So, that's a (really) short summary of what's been going on with me lately. I promise that this blog will be back to it's regularly scheduled content now :-) Plus, I'm going to the beach in 2 weeks!!! Yay.....but I'd like to be a little more fit before I go :-P

How have you been doing lately? Are you working toward your fitness goals?