Monday, February 27, 2017

Monday Motivation

The blogging world has blessed me with many inspiring people that I am able to read about and follow in their journeys.  Sometimes I even get to be real-life friends with them!!!  Dani is one of those people!  The things that inspire me most about Dani and motivate me is that first and foremost she is honest...she is able to see when she needs to reset and is honest about the steps she is taking to get there.  Secondly Dani sets a goal and you better believe she is going to hit it!!!  Yesterday the ladies and I were so excited to be able to cheer Dani, and Paige, on for Dani's 50th half marathon!!!!  Let that sink in....5-0!!!  Take a page from Dani this week...put on your sparkly gear (seriously you can't help but be happy in sparkles) and tackle your goals head first!!!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Monday Motivation

Working out for me used to be a punishment...I used to try to "out-run" or "run off" all the things I had eaten.  Over time it became much different!  I began to see what amazing things my body was capable of and working out was more about pushing myself to see just how much I could.  I love the way I feel when I am working out...even now when my workouts have to change sometimes depending on the day/how baby boy is sitting...when I am sweating I feel awesome!  Get out there this week because you love your body...and the amazing things it can do...NOT because you hate it!!!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Accountability Time

I feel like I'm in this spot in my pregnancy that is very similar to how many feel after the holidays...I just can't use my waistband to measure it!

I don't feel like my eating is out of control, however I am physically feeling much different.  One factor (in addition to my rapidly growing backside....boys only show in the front WRONG) is that my energy levels are SUPER low.  Regardless of what time I wake up, I find myself DRAGGING by mid-morning and falling asleep on the couch by the time the kids need to go to bed.  Aside from this keeping me from getting anything done, I also have no time just to hang out with my husband! 

I know that part of this is pregnancy, but I also know that my diet must be playing a part in that too!  I haven't been eating out of control, but if I'm being completely transparent, I haven't said no much either!  I came to this point yesterday after being completely overwhelmed this weekend, where I know I need to reign it in.  I am healthy, yes, but I want this pregnancy to be healthier than it is right now.  In order to do that I am going to start by tracking my intake again...back to my good friend My Fitness Pal.  I am starting there to get a good read on what I am actually taking in.  From there I will make adjustments...first one being cutting the sugar WAY back!  I know the drill....I've done it before...and reigning in my sugar and fats now will only make things easier once our little man is here. 

Please read this correctly.....I AM NOT DIETING!!!  I am simply choosing to make better choices that are healthier for myself AND the baby!  I will be using Wednesdays to keep updates going so that I am not only accountable to myself but also all of you!! 

Any suggestions on how to reign in the sugar cravings while pregnant?

Monday, February 6, 2017

Monday Motivation

If you went to bed early last night you missed it....the greatest comeback of all time!!!  Tom Brady and the Patriots did one thing out there on that field...they did NOT give up!  It looked like the game was over...they were behind 25 points...but they did NOT give up!  I'm not saying that I am like Tom Brady but things certainly have a knack for piling up against me but I can't give up!  Today and every day I have to remember that it is a new day to reach my goals no matter what happened the day before!  Give it everything may just stage the greatest comeback of all time!!