Monday, June 10, 2013

New Weekly Topic- Motivational Monday!

I decided to hop on the band wagon & join Wendy over at A Daily Dose of Del Signore for Motivational Monday! 

This weekend, as some of you know, was my 30th (gulp) birthday this weekend. Although I wasn't unhappy about turning 30, it's a big milestone & I was unsure how it would go or if I would feel any different....and funny thing, it was probably the best birthday I have ever had!
I spent the weekend surrounded by friends & was a great few days! 
Friday the family & I headed to our timeshare in Cocoa Beach...we just went for the day and enjoyed the sand then took a dip in the was a gorgeous day!

 Saturday we went to my best friend's parent's house for a pool party/bbq. (My bff's bday is the day after mine and we try to celebrate big bday's together) We had lots of fun & incredibly delicious food to eat...hence my weight gain when I got on the scale today...ugh!

Saturday night was my party...we hung out with all of my closest friends & enjoyed great drinks and even better food!

Sunday was Attack where I spent the hour on stage with Greg. It's tough to be up there. You can't take the low option...everyone is watching's a lot harder than it girls joined me up there for a track or two. The family & I then went swimming at my FIL's house...had some birthday cake, eek!
About 4, we went over to my girl Karem's home & had a paella party! Again, more food, more drinks & more weight girls did start planning our Key West trip in September! 

Wo-hoo Key West! Never been although I have lived in Florida my whole life. I am so excited to have a girl's weekend...especially since I haven't been away from all my kids for longer than a few hours....

 As you can see, we had a busy weekend!

So it's Motivational Monday...where is the motivation? Well, I didn't eat right the last couple of weeks....but I didn't get down on myself, I simply pick up where I left off. I prepped for my week all sunday evening. I cooked chicken breast & ground turkey. I roasted sweet potatoes & asparagus. And I boiled up some brown rice & chopped up salad. I am all set for an awesome week of better eating....

My goals this week are:
-To lose the weight I put on, about 4lbs
-Get my butt in the gym at least once per day
-Cut the junk!
So the motivation of the story here is...don't get on yourself for having a screw up. It has taken me months to become healthier, a few bad days aren't going to completely ruin it. You just have to pick up where you left off & start again.

My biggest motivation is that I started my 30's in the best shape of my life. That's motivation enough for me to continue on in this not stop or give up on myself just for a couple pounds. I love myself more than that. It's taken me a long time to learn to love love the person I love my body. And although it's not a perfect body, it's what I have created after some hard freakin' work the last year & a half.

77lbs gone!

What are some of your goals? What motivates you?
Find something deep inside that gets you going. Only You can make the change!

*Remember to check out Wendy above! Just click the pic!

1 comment:

  1. Happy 30th birthday!!! looks like you had a lot of fun this past weekend.