Monday, June 2, 2014

Motivation Monday

Good morning folks!!

Sorry I've been a little absent lately. I've had so much family stuff going on, that it's been tough to keep everything up to date. I'll try to do a little bit better job of it because I've got so much stuff to tell you about!!

Let me update/recap:  last week was a difficult week for me. I did a back, shoulders, biceps workout last Monday. On Tuesday morning, I woke up with a stiff neck and shoulder. It hurt to turn my head and lift my arm. I ended up doing more cardio than anything else last week.

Another thing that has been tough for me lately is the situation with my mother in law. Last week, I thought that was improving and that we would be transferring to rehab soon. But now, I'm not so sure. I sincerely think that the best we're going to be able to hope for is to transfer her to a long term care facility and to keep her comfortable. She just doesn't seem to have the desire or drive for rehab. It's so sad and I know that it's hard for my husband to deal with.

I'm excited to announce that I became an aunt again last Friday. My sister had a beautiful baby girl last Friday morning. My sister is 43 y/o. Because she got married later in life, she thought that she would never have any children but apparently it was meant to be. She was worried because of her "advanced maternal age" but all in all, she had a normal, healthy pregnancy. She had a little bit of high blood pressure so she had a C-section last Friday. Her little girl is so perfect and so beautiful! She named her Hallie after our dad, who's name is Hal. He is so excited!!  She lives next door to my parents, so I'm sure she will have all the help that she needs with the new baby, but I've volunteered my services as needed of course!!

We had another wonderful weekend at our place at the lake. We got there Friday night in time to unpack and head to bed. I went for a run Saturday morning while hubs did a little walking. It was about 65 degrees with 100% humidity. I got in 4 hilly miles and worked up quite a sweat doing so. I had to stop for a couple of photo opportunities because it is just so beautiful there. After breakfast, hubs went to get the boat. We had no sooner got it in the water and got all our stuff loaded when it started to rain. We were expecting random showers but I thought that the radar was clear. It lasted about 20 minutes, just enough to thoroughly soak everything. We went back to the dock and tried to dry everything off a little bit, got fresh towels and headed out for a boat ride. It turned out to be a beautiful day after all. Another downpour came through later, but we were far enough south that we missed it. We went out for a while yesterday. I really wish we could have stayed another day because yesterday was the better boating day by far. But we had to get home and get chores done for the start of the week.

 I prepped meals when I got home last night. This week I prepped grilled chicken, turkey burgers, roasted sweet potatoes, quinoa, green beans, mixed veggies, hard boiled eggs and lettuce for salad.

No matter how hard I try, I always gain a few pounds at the lake on the weekends. I've got to get my clean eating and proper portions in a little bit better control. That's why I'm starting another round of the 21 Day Fix today. I'm also planning to get in a 2-3 morning runs each week in addition to the 21 Day Fix workouts.

So now you're up to speed with what I've been up to lately.

Until next time--get up, get out, and get moving. Whatever you do today, be awesome at it!!

Your friend,


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