Motivation Monday is a Cliche for a Reason


Hey, all! I hope everybody is doing so well this wonderful Monday! Obviously, I’m in a great mood today. I hope I can spread some joy! I had an awesome weekend, despite some super gross rain. That probably helped, but I usually feel good when I feel like I’ve set myself up for success. Motivation can be tough for me, so I spent some time this weekend addressing things I wanted to get accomplished this week so I could start out on a high note!

This weekend was the Color Run, and when we woke for it on Saturday it was P O U R I N G. Sigh. I checked the site and didn’t see any sign of cancellation so luckily I was able to convince the bae to “just drive past it” (see that sneaky sneaky motivation?) and see (he is pretty easily convinced with “well, it’s already paid for” haha)! Even though he didn’t really want to run it in the rain, driving past all the people all decked out made him want to! Whoop!
Perfect because it stopped raining almost as soon as well got started so we would have been really bummed out to miss it.
Mostly, we strolled through it and took lots of pictures and just had a grand old time… Then got breakfast and went home for a nap. (We are not morning people.)
I think we were both just tuckered out this weekend, in general, so being able to chill was pretty nice–especially since we’ve been out of town the past 3 or 4 weekends. My poor cats.

Motivation is hard

My first instinct here, honestly, is to beat myself up because I didn’t get everything done that I wanted to get done. I think in today’s society, we’re not really conditioned to give ourselves any slack–it’s all or nothing all the time, and I’m not sure that’s doing any of us any favors. We’re  only human, after all, and not allowing ourselves any wiggle room isn’t doing anything for our health that’s for sure. Are you too hard on yourself?How many times have you just yelled at yourself because you didn’t clean the kitchen, or you only worked out 4 days instead of 6, or something similar? I’ve definitely done it, and it’s a habit I’m trying hard to break.

I know, for me, feeling as though I’m moving in the right direction helps me more often than not, so I try to give my credit for the thing I DID accomplish! It’s a pretty new thing…but my motivation levels are stronger than ever. 😉

Motivation Monday Check In

So! It’s a new week and a new chance to get stuff done and move towards our goals! So, since it’s Monday and I haven’t checked in in a while, I thought I would take this time to really check in! I want to give myself some credit and take ownership. What have I accomplished over the past week or two? What do I want to accomplish in the next week??
Accomplishments:
  • I’m down 3 lbs! Wee!
Because I was able to (mostly, always mostly) stick to my meal plan and workout plan, I’m right on track as far as my weight loss goals! (Thanks, bf, for getting a walking job and also to my incredibly high level of competitiveness.)
  • I have cut WAY back on my coffee-or, most notably, my Starbucks macchiatos! Hahaha, the bane of my existence, the cause of my gold card status at Le Bucks. Tough, but also helps with the first point.
  • I am successfully maintaining my grad school schedule.
I.e. All assignments turned in on time, not a single meet up missed, and an A average. Heyoooooooo~

 

  • I have been able to spend quality time with my poor kitties multiple times. This seems kind of silly probably. As someone who really cares a lot that they are happy and healthy, this is very important to me.
  • I didn’t throw out a single grocery last week!  This is something I struggle with a feel pretty guilty about, in general. I certainly have a tendency to overbuy. But I was able to prioritize and not throw out a single thing. ❤
Ahhh. *Crowd roars* Motivation can be so so tough, but I really think giving yourself credit for the things you DO do can be really helpful! It can also help maintain a positive mindset! And why not? Why shouldn’t you credit yourself?
This week, I want to focus on more of the above, and also get back into some other projects I’ve been meaning to work on! Top priority this week? ……..Bed time.
What did you accomplish this past week?
xoxo
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