Yaysayers

So I’m a day and a couple weeks short for Monday Motivation but I’m here. This message truly resonates with me. Life can be tough and you have to surround yourselves with people who truly support you. You have to know that regardless of the decisions you make that you make decisions based on your own needs/wants and not due to pressure from outsiders looking into your life. Outside perspective is important, but it can’t dictate what you do.

That being said I’m coming to terms with the fact that I’m less than 2 weeks out from my first half marathon. I ran a 10k on thanksgiving and felt confident with the fact that I still had plenty of gas in my tank when I finished. I feel confident with my physical capabilities and trying to focus on my mental strategy.

Hopefully on December 10th I’ll be able to post that glorious post-race pic with my finishers medal!!

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Motivation Monday 


You’ve heard it. You’ve seen it. Never miss a Monday. 

I don’t plan on missing it because today I get to take my new shoes for a spin tonight 🙌🏻 I’m so excited!!

My trip to Fit 2 Run in Sarasota went great. After my gait analysis I tried on several pairs of shoes and found my perfect match in a pair of Asics. Told the guy I felt like Cinderella when I tried them on the second time 😂

After finding my new shoes I ventured to Walmart to pick up all the meal prep necessities. Got home and prepped so much fruit for my morning smoothies: bananas, blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries. Then made this awesome dish: https://thirdshiftfit-wordpress-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/thirdshiftfit.wordpress.com/2016/01/13/chicken-spinach-artichoke-pasta/amp/


I forgot the artichoke hearts while shopping but it turned out amazing and great sized portions for the week. I roasted some broccoli and red onion to go along with it. 

I’ll check in after my first run with my new shoes!

Monday Motivation 

I recently came across a link for a running group called Moms RUN This Town and got sooo excited! I’m reaching a point in my training for my half-marathon where I’m going to start with some long outdoor runs and I thought “What a great group!” But then realized that there wasn’t a group located near me. From that point I set it aside for a couple weeks. This weekend I decided to do something about it though. I started the process to actually become a chapter leader here in the North Port, FL area. No one has joined yet, but it’s a start!

Rut be gone!

Man oh man! Last couple weeks I was in a SERIOUS rut. I came up with every excuse in the book to put off or skip a workout/run, eat this when I should be eating that, etc…I just felt stagnant and stuck.

Late last week though the fog lifted and I got my butt back in gear. Had an awesome 4 mile run and weight session Saturday which solidified how much I need the increased activity in my life. It wore me out, but I felt great afterwards – mentally, physically, and emotionally. 

Sunday I prepped my lunches for the week and got to use my new electric wok which was super exciting! Never thought I would love a kitchen appliance as much as I love it! Normally when I make a big batch of fried rice I have to divide it into 3 batches because my stovetop wok was so small. To be able to get it all done at once was a nice treat and timesaver! So happy my step-mom didn’t have a need for it in her kitchen now that they’re all unpacked. Score for me!

Shredded boneless skinless chicken thighs in the crockpot, fried rice with veggies and egg, with broccoli and cabbage 😍

Last night I tried out a HIIT (high intensity interval training) workout and holy crap! I was insanely worn, wobble legs and all, and lets talk about how I’m definitely feeling it this morning! Definitely going to have to add that into the rotation on non-run days.

I’m trying my best to log parts of my journey here. For more day to day stuff make sure to find me on Instagram @eat_run_mom_repeat

Monday Motivation 

This weekend I had my absolute, without a doubt, best run – EVER!

Friday was my weights day and I had an awesome time, but my run on Saturday took the cake! I almost caved and didn’t do it. It was intimidating. Including warm-up and cool-down the elapsed time was 1hr and that filled me with doubt. About 21mins in I reached a point that was just ‘wow’. I guess you could say it was my ‘zone’ but it felt amazing! 

I am so happy I pushed myself to stay consistent because after that 4.83 miles….I felt invincible!

Monday Motivation 

I strive to show my daughter each and every day that she is capable of so much more than she realizes. This week she’s given me two examples that prove I’m on the right track. 

Thursday night at her make-up session for gymnastics the different teacher pushed her to try something on her own and after one unsuccessful try she nailed it! She was so proud of herself, her smile made my heart burst!

And today I get notice she was been nominated as a ‘Gracious Gator’, one of the most gracious students for the entire  kindergarten group! Ugh this girl is my world and I am so proud of her ❤️❤️❤️

Our little ones are ALWAYS watching!