Monday Motivation

When you wake up on Monday morning feeling like you’ve been hit by a bus from the last 4 days of working out (and hiking) it can be difficult to feel motivated to start an entire new week, I’m not gonna lie. Thank you 34 year old body… But having said that, when you step on the scale and you weight almost two pounds less than the day previous, that’s pretty damn motivating!

I’ve always had this motto, that I’m sure every fitness enthusiast/professional has also had, “Never Miss A Monday.” There is something so great about starting the week of with a positive mindset, intention and drive… it definitely gets the week started on the right foot.

So I’m currently sitting here trying to convince myself that IΒ needΒ to get up off this cozy couch.

Great Things

September has been an amazing month, particularly the last week… yes we are only 12 days in but this 30 day dry month has me feeling all sorts of goodness. I can’t remember the last time I’ve felt this good! Being 4 pounds lighter is a huge plus… it never ceases to amaze me how much alcohol affects my body in such a negative way, as soon as I cut it out of my diet I immediately see progress. Sad but true πŸ€”

Some highlights… Β 

Fitbit Stats!
Not too bad…

Sunday Runday

Oregon Sunset
We’ve been going for walks every evening, and the sunsets are to die for!
And just because my cat is adorable… and also subs as my workout buddy
Played a pretty disastrous game of golf… some days are better than others πŸ˜‚

I don’t know about everyone else, but I do my best to get outside as much as possible and be active so I’m not just stuck in the gym. This weekend was a definite success. We also ate at home ALL weekend, which never happens. It was actually really nice, I think I’ll try to do that more often.

My gym is starting a weight loss challenge similar to “Biggest Loser” (Two grand prize winnings of $2,500 and 5 second place winners get $500 each!) and Kris and I signed up, the plus side to that is that we get to do this fancy-schmancy body fat measurement so I’ll be heading to gym later to do that, and get some non-running cardio in. What’s your favorite cardio, aside from running?

Coming Up Later This week…

  • An amazing 7 mile hike that I did last Thursday
  • I made some pumpkin puree last night, so guess what that means: recipe time πŸŽƒ
  • I’m working on an exercise ball routine to share, hopefully will have that by Friday!


Have a great week fit fam! ✌🏼



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  • Great post! I needed a little motivation today, so I loved reading this…I always try to get the week started out right as well πŸ™‚

  • I always try never to miss a Monday as well – it just sets the right tone for the rest of the week. And yes, getting outside to switch out your workout routine is a necessity for me as well. It feels good to breath fresh air while working out!

  • I love when i get tons of steps in! Stepping out of your comfort zone can be challenging, but SO important! I love spinning or swimming for cardio, but running will always be my #1 love πŸ™‚

  • Looks like you had a great week, minus the golf game. LOL. But hey, I’ve never tried golf so props to you for playing!! Looking forward to the pumpkin puree recipes next week!

  • I find that Wednesdays are the hardest days of the week for me, especially when the weather is crappy. I normally love fall weather, but I’m not feeling it AT ALL this year. Which is not good, since fall is almost over here in Alaska. It’ll be winter before I know it! I try my best to stay motivated. Music helps a lot. What kind of music do you listen to when you’re working out?

    • Wednesday’s are definitely hard, I think we all feel that a little. Oregon has crappy weather most of the year so I get that a lot too, it’s so hard to get up and go out when it’s cold and wet! I listen to all sorts of music when I word out but I’d say the majority of my playlist is like house/techno-ish, but I have some pop/hip hop and even some alternative songs too. Anything with high bpm’s 😊