Motivation Monday: Resolution

Good morning peoples!

It's Monday! It's a New Year! It's so fresh and so clean clean! We had the great cleanup of '09 over the weekend in which I cleaned out closets, cleansed and purged the home of the post-holiday carnage i.e. cookies, tins of smoked sausage, etc etc, mopped floors, vaccuumed pine needles, organized...oh, the organized. I feel so fresh. And this morning, it's back to the routine that is whole grain waffles, eggbeaters and turkey sausage.

My body actually hated me for eating the not-so-good stuff and pleaded with me to return to the healthy stuff. It was bloated, it was sluggish, it's really amazing how it performs when there is the whole delicate, deliberate process of "food for fuel" thing going on as opposed to the shoveling of food in mass quantities into my piehole.

On Friday, I was up two pounds. No big deal, really (especially because I was well, er, extra bloated that day anyway because of nature) but I worked out hard on Saturday, ran my long run on Sunday and am ready to kick it up a notch from here on out. I have been getting in all my run workouts, just not all of my weight-training ones. But today is a new day. I actually scared myself because the half-marathon is less than 8 weeks away! Egad! I'm escared! But I'm excited too because I, the shy-gym-girl, am trying out new things!!! I tried spinning!! I've been rowing!!! And I love them!!!

I took a spin class and I'm making it my regular Saturday morning gig and there are also spin classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays at (ahem) 5:45 in the morning. And I am not a morning person, but I think, hmm. If I can get my workouts out of the way in the morning before my house wakes up, I won't have to panic about whether or not I'm going to get it in later. What do you think? Is it too crazy to think I'll wake up at 5ish? Do you do this?? And the rowing machine.. don't even get me started on how cool that is. I'm still not sure if I'm doing it right, but how can you do it wrong? You just row, right? But I needed to switch things up because my body's used to the same ol' same ol'. I highly recommend trying these.

So I've switched out my necklace that said "Focus" to the one that says "Discipline" because I used to have oodles of discipline and just needed to focus a little, but it's somehow my discipline has waned a little, probably because of the holidays. And I don't just need discipline for exercising, it's about the whole of my life. When discipline starts to go away, gym and exercise is just a symptom. It usually means that I'm lacking motivation in pretty much all areas and need to clean up my act. I can usually look around and see messes, piles of laundry and a fridge that needs purging/cleaning. When all these things are in disarray, going to the gym and working out just seem like work to me, and I'm carrying around the messhouse in my head throughout my workout.

My New Year's resolution is to try and stay organized this year. (For the first time ever I am not using "losing weight" for my resolution!!!) But staying organized is key to staying disciplined in other areas of my life. Only 51 weeks to go! What's your resolution???

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And by the way, Congratulations to Natalie for an awesome time in her first 5k ever of 35:10!!!! Woohoo!! Make sure you head on over and give her a high five if you haven't already!!! Her Jiggle Butt run was Saturday and she's running another at the end of next month! Amazing job Natalie!!!
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  1. My body has been hating me too for all the bad stuff I've been giving it. But that's all over with. I even managed to jog 2 mls today with a chest cold (it's a slight chest cold not a major one) and I did 20 min. with the Wii fit. Here's to a healthy new year for all of us :)

  2. Hi. My goal is to do the 15k in 2010. I grew up in St.Pete and still have family there. But I'm in Southeast Alabama.


  3. Way to go with getting up early. Working out early burns more FAT calories haven't eaten anything so that is what you will burn up first.
    Saturday and Sunday are rest days from weights for me but I still did 40 minutes on my treadmill each day.

  4. I'm with you on trying to stay organized. Really, I'd like to just stay caught up on things.

    My resolution this year is to be more patient. I really need to work on that!

  5. I can totally relate to the stuffing food in my pie whole thing!!! I too purged my house of the cookies and left over holiday foods and am getting back on track. I actually gained two pounds in my two weeks off but I am okay with that because I really think that I am gaining muscle mass since I have made the switch to Pilates as my form of working out! I will be back to posting this Friday!!!!


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