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Monday, November 5, 2012

Motivational Monday!!

I hope that y'all had an amazing weekend!!  Mine was filled with work, where I was reminded how much I enjoy my co-workers... so much so that I even signed up to work some overtime next weekend... a dolla make me holla.  I also wrote out my exhaustive to do list that does not include my current activity of watching Kathie Lee & Hoda, but I have a weakness for ladies who get day wasted on national television so what can ya do.  Ryan's parents will be here in about 8 hours and I have about 12 hours worth of cleaning to do so I should probably make this quick.

So today, Keyona and I are starting our Motivational Monday posts!!  Each week, I will be sharing with you guys what keeps me focused on my goals.  I hope you guys will join us and share your inspirations too!!  So, let's do this thing!!

My major motivator this week is getting over this damn plateau I've had the past couple weeks!!  I know I haven't done my best, so I'm kicking it into gear and getting pissed.... grrrrr

Fall and winter are my favorite seasons.  I love the holidays and the fashion during this time of year.  So wanting to wear outfits like this pushed me through my run this morning and gave me the power to sit across from Ryan eating a sausage, egg, and cheese biscuit while I sipped a muscle milk.

I have always been one to shy away from the camera, but I love picutres!!  I want to have the confidence to jump in front of the camera and take pictures that I can look at years from now and cherish or even proudly display in my home.... gasp.  Plus I really really want to take some amazing engagement and wedding photos.

 I really love this shot!

 this is the perfect wedding photo

  I think we are actually going to take this one in a couple weeks!

The POTM challenge also started last week, and I am sad to say I only got in 2.5 miles last week between my work days and being so exhausted once I got home and it being nearly dark by the time I woke up yesterday afternoon... boo daylight savings!  However, I did get up this morning and pushed myself to run 3.5 miles on this chilly morning and it felt AMAZING!!!  Even though I still run slower than a turtle, I didn't feel incredibly winded, stayed at a fairly consistent pace of a 12:30-12:50 mile, basically stopped because I have a 47381 item long to do list for the day, and I loved every second of it!  I am looking forward to getting back out there tomorrow!  I will be busting ass to hit my 50 mile goal!!

So what is keeping you guys motivated this week?  


  1. Good for you Jen - getting out there and going. That is wonderful!!!! You can do this and you ARE doing this. I keep motivated by knowing that I want to be healthy for my kids. I love when they say "mommy is running" - or tells people "mom won the race". I didn't win, but in their eyes I did.. Love it.

  2. I started off POTM with a lousy 2.5 miles too, but you are already ahead of me this week! I told my daughter mommy needs to run when we get home and she asked if she can run when I'm done! Don't know how well it will work out but you've motivated me to at least try to make it work!

  3. WTG getting your run done early in the morning! Love the denim shirt look!

  4. I love Keyona! And this is a great linkup idea. I need to finally commit to the POTM. :)

  5. I love this! It is always good to remind ourselves about what motivates us. It may be just what we need to push ourselves AWAY from the junk food. I plan to partake in this next monday!! :)
    Awesome job on running girl!

  6. I really like your motivational monday and those outfits! I can't wait to be skinny and look good in them. You are off to a better start with you POTM then I am, I only got in .5 miles the first week, I have the same 50 mile goal, I better get to it. Your doing awesome!

    I'm a new follower =)