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Motivational Monday

Hey party people!  So I had finally gotten myself on a good workout routine, and what happens? I got sick yesterday. Like, laid out in bed, can’t move, sleep all day sick. Thankfully I have an awesome hubby who took care of our boys and everything else around the house, but I couldn’t work out and I’m not 100% to work out today. There’s a heaviness in my chest, so I don’t think breathing hard would help me out very much. If it was just a sore throat, I would ignore it and get some sweat in today, but its a whole bunch of things. One more rest day for this mama. 

Have you ever had a sickness or something try to derail you from your goals? There are all sorts of external factors that try to hold us back when we really get our mojo going. Sickness, jobs, haters, etc. You just have to keep moving and ignore those things. Or, take a couple days off, regroup, and start again. Don’t get too down on yourself if you have to stop for a bit; as long as you start again, you’ll be ok. And as for the haters? Brush ’em off! You don’t need people in your life that put you down and don’t support your goals. 







Stay sweaty, my friends!

Motivational Monday

So, I have to be honest. I have been slacking on the squat challenge. I had Little Man’s birthday last Wednesday and party on Saturday, so I’ve just been putting them off bc I’m too tired. Ahhh! EXCUSES! I hate excuses and will be picking up where I left off today. I realize every day life sometimes can get in the way of our health and fitness routines, but that’s when we have to try extra hard to stay healthy. Since my 32nd week of pregnancy, honestly, I’ve gotten lazy. I didn’t feel like eating right, and most days, still don’t. I’m not motivated to start working out yet, even though I was cleared last Wednesday, and ate so much birthday cake on Saturday. 

Well, that all ends TODAY. I cannot let myself use breastfeeding as an excuse to eat badly anymore, and I can’t be scared (c-section incision) to start working out hard again. I WILL finish the squat challenge, I WILL eat more green stuff, and I WILL be healthier starting today. These extra 10 pounds of baby weight will be coming off soon. I have a tough mudder race to dominate in October. These are my promises to you guys and to my family and to myself. 

What’s your fat trap? In other words, what’s your favorite excuse for not being the healthiest you can be? Mine is “I just had a baby and am breastfeeding, so I can eat whatever I want.” I’m hoping by being honest I can motivate you to be honest with yourself. Find your “fat trap” and figure out a way to get out of it. You can do it, even if you have to claw, kick, and scream to get out. 







Let’s do this.

Stay sweaty, my friends.

Motivational Monday

Good Monday morning to ya! I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend and got to celebrate with their father or father-like figure. Dads rock! I know Hubby is the best dad I could’ve found for my two boys. He’s amazing, even getting up to change a diaper at 2:30 am so I can sleep just a little bit longer until the 3am feeding.

Anyway….here is your motivation for the week. Guess what? I get released to workout on Wednesday! Woop woop! Besides my sons’ births, I’ve never been so excited to go to the doctor. My legs are already getting used to the squat challenge, so I’m ready to step it up a bit.


Thought this one was hilarious.

Thought this one was hilarious.



Stay sweaty, my friends!

Motivation Monday

I thought I would start the Motivation Monday blogs again. I am in need of some motivation to start eating right again…why are you needing motivation? Sometimes we just get complacent in our current situation and need a kick in the pants to get us up and going again. I hope you have a marvelous Monday!



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Stay sweaty, my friends!


Motivational Monday

Happy Monday everyone! I hope y’all had a great weekend. I ran the Jailbreak, yet another mud run. I’m so addicted. My ankle almost came between me and finishing, but I sucked it up and kept going. Its kinda painful today, but jut another battle wound. Here’s a pic of me and the hubby when we finished.


I’ll tell you a fun fact about this run in a later post. Right now, here is some Monday Motivation!




Excuse the horribly 80’s workout gear!


Stay sweaty, my friends!!

Motivational Monday

I’m still here! Finally getting back into a routine now that hubby has gone back to work. Hopefully I can get to blogging every once in a while again 🙂

Ah, I can feel the hot days of summer melting away and giving in to the cooler days of fall. The smells, the sights, the wonderful temperatures are all reasons why fall is my favorite time of year. Here in Texas we get maybe a month of it, so gotta enjoy it while we can. Fall also means that people, maybe you?, start to go into hibernation mode and stop being so active. DON’T DO IT!  Don’t give into the warm, cuddly sheets…get up, work out, and feel great! You can do it. Here is some motivation for this lovely Monday morning.






Stay out of hibernation mode!

Stay sweaty, my friends.

Motivational Monday!

I’m back for a couple days. On Thursday, Hubby and I go to Vegas, so I don’t really plan on blogging from there since everything has to stay there anyway 😉

Here’s a little motivation to get you going on this lovely Monday morning.



Stay sweaty, my friends!




Motivational Monday



Hope your Monday is treating you right! Only four more days until Hubby comes home from Afghanistan!!!! This is the best/slowest week ever!

Stay sweaty, my friends 🙂


Motivational Monday

After being sick all last week, I definitely need a pick me up this morning. I lost a lot of motivation last week in regards to the blog and working out. I’m really trying to get it back though. I lost a little ground on my no sugar pledge because when you’re sick, all you want is comfort food, right? Well, after a couple hits of yummy yummy sugary goodness, I’m back on track. The end of the month is tomorrow, so Wednesday I will tell yall how I did on all my goals and make some new ones. Until then, here is some motivation:



Really need to remember this one.


Stay sweaty, my friends!


Motivational Monday

Happy Monday y’all!! I hope your Friday the 13th was easy and not doomed. If it was, I bet you’re needing a little motivation this morning. Here you go! And remember, these posters don’t always have to deal with working out. You can usually apply them to anything going on in your life.

Keep dancing my friends!

Stay sweaty, my friends!

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