Motivate Monday!

I’m back!

Settled into my new apartment and my new job.

This week I plan to return to regular workouts. I’ve maintained my weight for the last few months but I would really like to start losing again.

Monday – run/walk
(I’m re-starting ease into 5K program)

Tuesday – rest

Wednesday – Ripped in 30

Thursday – run/walk

Friday – long weights workout and walk in the woods

Saturday – run/walk

Sunday – Ripped in 30


Motivate Monday

Let’s start by reviewing the results from last week:

Weight loss: 2.2 lbs

Exercise minutes: 285

Calories burned: 2400

Daily goals met: 6/7 (I didn’t plan blog posts for this week…but I’d say the rest were definite successes!)

And the goals for this week:

Monday -30 minute walk and abs
Daily goal: 5 servings of vegetables

Tuesday -Ripped in 30
Daily goal: Write 10 positive things about myself

Wednesday -45 min run/walk and STRETCH!
Daily goal: No candy

Thursday – Belly Dancing DVD and Arm Sculpting Barre Workout
Daily goal: Snack well – no processed foods

Friday -45 min run/walk and STRETCH
Daily goal: Stay calm and focused (have some family related things to attend to)

Saturday – Ripped in 30
Daily goal: Track everything (going away for my 1st anniversary)

Sunday – active rest day with lots of walking
Daily goal: Track everything


“I am….” – an exercise in positive self-talk

One of my goals for this week was to write 10 positive things about myself.  I thought it would be an even bigger challenge if I posted them here, thereby encouraging myself to really own this positive self-talk.

I tend to revert to negative self-talk  when I”m dealing with a lot of stress, busy, or just not paying attention.  But it really is as simple as paying attention and stopping the negativity as soon as I am aware of it.  Reminding myself that I’m strong, capable, confident, and   In a matter of minutes I can turn my day around with a bit of positive talk to myself.  Sometimes, faking it ’til you make it really does work!

Making this list was a little tough because I found myself doubting the things I wanted to list.  I would wonder if I was as good as the person reading the list….but who cares!?  This is about me, and that’s OK.  And having confidence in myself isn’t about comparing myself to others – that’s never going to work.  It’s about looking at myself in a clear and positive light and actually taking ownership and enjoyment in my positive attributes.

My 10 positives for today:

1. I have strong legs that can dance, run, and keep me on my feet for an 8 hour shift.

2. I have a great sense of humor and love to share my big, loud laugh with everyone.

3. I am kind and patient.

4. I am curious and interested in learning new things.

5. I have eyes that sparkle with life.

6. My hair is long and thick and healthy.

7. I’m never afraid to ask questions.

8. I make room in my life for fun and relaxation

9. I have a sense of adventure.

10. I am loving and supportive.

Do you engage in positive self-talk?  What are your positive things for today?