It's always good to keep yourself afloat with happy thoughts and positive thinking, eh? Lately I've been super tired with all of this packing and moving and work and life! Believe me, it's a happy life (duh, happy newlywed!) but it catches up with me for sure. I never know how to sit still! To stay with the power of positive thinking, I felt I should post the Top 5 Things that Keep Kat Motivated for Monday Motivation!
1) My before picture - it reminds me where I've been and how far I've come to get to where I am now. Plus it reminds me just how easy it is to pack on weight and just how hard it is to get down 4 sizes..no joke.
2) Being with this guy
We celebrated our Cinco De Mayo wedding with pinatas at the reception. I'm not 100% sure
why hubs has a plastic toy gun in his pants though ((shrug))
Photo taken my our photogs at Crash My Event
As semi-corny as this may sound, this guy and living a happy and long and healthy life with him, keeps me ticking. We've both had our share of health challenges and days where we just don't feel like it (and we actually pout) but we both know to push the other. Gar was with me, pushing me to my 5k PR and has a way of pushing me to do my best without bossing me (we ain't goin' out like that.) With all of the long runs I've been putting in lately and increase with my workouts, he's always first to compliment me and tell me how proud he is I'm his wife; who wouldn't want to hear that??
3) Runs with these ladies
At least 3-4 days a week I'm with one or more of these ladies on a run, most of which have been tougher lately while we have all had our fair share of aches and pains and injuries. We push each other to keep moving...we never let each other give up and we never judge each other when we're just not feeling the run or 'where we should be.' A great bunch of friends who you can spend miles of time with are very hard to find ;) - tear.
4) Working towards the Women's Half Marathon on November 18. I've heard many many times that I can do a half marathon; I've already trained enough to do one. I'm just one of those runners that needs to get out of my head - races psych me out. My goal is to work through this heat and humidity of Florida summer and do WHM as my first half to get me on the road to the next half since I plan to do one a month for 6 months. That way, once it's off of my 'checklist' I can wrap my mind around a full marathon...maybe, just maybe.
5) Finishing the long run. Weights and circuit training, I could do that all day, err day. I've always been pretty strong and good at strength training. Cardio and I have had a long-standing battle with each other for as long as I can remember. It's a wonder I'm even a 'runner' now. When I finished the 15k and started maintaining my mileage by staying with my running schedule, it became therapeutic for me. I definitely think it'll help me come race time to know I've already hit the distances I'm racing. When it comes to Long Run Saturday, it's never a matter of 'looking forward to it.' Duh. All the girls and I ever talk about [the entire way] is how much we want it over with...how sweaty we are...how much we'd kill for a takehome of Pinkberry...or maybe that's just me. But in the end, we just naturally smile. I know that feeling of finishing and having my long run under my belt for the week is the best feeling. Not only do you feel super skinny (not the right thing to say, but it's the truth) but you get to scarf down on some serious breakfast & feel so rewarded that you're done! Honestly, the pain [I usually feel] is worth the sense of accomplishment. (As I ponder this Saturday's long run...yay!)
How do you stay motivated to keep going??
comment love makes me smile :)