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Motivation and Habits

shortmom:

Motivation is an emotion. This means it is not always under your control.

You can feel happy, you can feel motivated, you can feel sad, you can feel tired.

If you’re feeling sad, you can’t just flip a switch and all the sudden feel un-sad. Similarly, if you aren’t feeling motivated, you can’t…

Love this! I’ve definitely formed a bunch of good habits and (of course) broke a bunch of bad ones.

Monday morning coffee date!
To start, yesterday/Easter was pretty amazing. I got my run in, I got my lifting in, and while at the gym my friends texted me to get some brunch. We went to this incredible place (M Henrietta for anyone in Chicago!) and I had one of the most amazing quiches in my life. THEN we went to an antique store and oohed and aahed and finally walked along the beach because the weather was too perfect. Everything was just so lovely.
Now I’ve just come back from another 3.5 mile run - it’s supposed to rain later today and afterwards we’ll have a 20 degree temperature drop =(. But my week ahead is busy busy:
Open Books volunteering and work tomorrow. Possibly gym if I somehow find imaginary time for it.
Gym and work Wednesday.
Work and then a CUBS GAME Thursday! Did I forget to mention Derek and I got free tickets to a game?!
And again, gym + work Friday.
Plus I’ll be finishing up NROLFW Stage 3 this week, so stick around for progress updates!

Monday morning coffee date!

To start, yesterday/Easter was pretty amazing. I got my run in, I got my lifting in, and while at the gym my friends texted me to get some brunch. We went to this incredible place (M Henrietta for anyone in Chicago!) and I had one of the most amazing quiches in my life. THEN we went to an antique store and oohed and aahed and finally walked along the beach because the weather was too perfect. Everything was just so lovely.

Now I’ve just come back from another 3.5 mile run - it’s supposed to rain later today and afterwards we’ll have a 20 degree temperature drop =(. But my week ahead is busy busy:

  • Open Books volunteering and work tomorrow. Possibly gym if I somehow find imaginary time for it.
  • Gym and work Wednesday.
  • Work and then a CUBS GAME Thursday! Did I forget to mention Derek and I got free tickets to a game?!
  • And again, gym + work Friday.

Plus I’ll be finishing up NROLFW Stage 3 this week, so stick around for progress updates!

Don Knotts ceramic vase $245, who wants to buy it for me?

Don Knotts ceramic vase $245, who wants to buy it for me?

3.5 mile run: complete.

Lulu bra gets an A++. Those girls did NOT move.
Lake front gets an A+, beautiful weather and happy puppies with it’s only downfall being a sometimes too cool breeze.
Puppies get all the sticks and bones in the park because they are all out an excited today.

Now I’m off to the gym to lift shit and makeup the workout I missed yesterday.

3.5 mile run: complete.

Lulu bra gets an A++. Those girls did NOT move.
Lake front gets an A+, beautiful weather and happy puppies with it’s only downfall being a sometimes too cool breeze.
Puppies get all the sticks and bones in the park because they are all out an excited today.

Now I’m off to the gym to lift shit and makeup the workout I missed yesterday.

Ravenous

The past few days I have felt SO hungry constantly. I’m trying to not eat all the things but am not super succeeding. It’s getting frustrating to feel like I have no control over myself and must eat all the time! Plus it’s all just random crap. Today, so far:
3 tangelos, 3 bananas, two egg sandwich, bag of kettle chips, small bag of skittles, bread with mayo and mustard; pack of crackers, carrots and hummus. ALL THE THINGS. And nothing satisfies me. And all I keep thinking about is what should I eat next?

First venture into a lululemon was a success. I’ve had a $50 gift card burning a hole in my wallet since Christmas so I finally decided to give it a shot.
For some reason I was hesitant to go into a store but I was very pleasantly surprised! The clothes are indeed overpriced but I was able to find a sale section. I ended up buying two bras, their “bitty bracers” that fit pretty right but are supposed to stretch really well. They were $24 each and I threw in a $29 pair of shorts for fun and pink.
I hate hate hate unsupportive bras, especially my bigger ones that make my boobs sag, because they give me poor body image at the gym and make me feel sloppy. 
I’ll update you guys once I try these out!

First venture into a lululemon was a success. I’ve had a $50 gift card burning a hole in my wallet since Christmas so I finally decided to give it a shot.
For some reason I was hesitant to go into a store but I was very pleasantly surprised! The clothes are indeed overpriced but I was able to find a sale section. I ended up buying two bras, their “bitty bracers” that fit pretty right but are supposed to stretch really well. They were $24 each and I threw in a $29 pair of shorts for fun and pink.
I hate hate hate unsupportive bras, especially my bigger ones that make my boobs sag, because they give me poor body image at the gym and make me feel sloppy. I’ll update you guys once I try these out!

Coffee date?
Yesterday my district manager popped into our store. We were expecting her so it was all cool. She told me that I almost had a chance to go to NOLA! They’re opening a store down there and a bunch of store managers were going to help out, and since I have experience opening outlet stores she tried to get me on board. It ended up being a no go, but it feels nice that I was considered for it.
NROLFW yesterday just felt off - I didn’t finish the entire workout, but i did get through the important stuff. I kept seeing a not great version of myself in the mirror and it kept bringing me down. I can FEEL improvements all over my body but I have yet to SEE anything. I’m trying to give it time.
BIG NEWS! Derek and I will be taking a vacation to New York at the end of June! Tickets are bought, friend has offered us a place to stay, and we’ll be there for a week. I’ve been about 3 times with my dad but this is my first solo big girl adult vacation. Tips? Places I must go? Things to do? PEOPLE TO MEET? There will be at least one broadway play, because musicals.
Now today is work tomorrow is work and Sunday is Easter. Fun times!

Coffee date?

Yesterday my district manager popped into our store. We were expecting her so it was all cool. She told me that I almost had a chance to go to NOLA! They’re opening a store down there and a bunch of store managers were going to help out, and since I have experience opening outlet stores she tried to get me on board. It ended up being a no go, but it feels nice that I was considered for it.

NROLFW yesterday just felt off - I didn’t finish the entire workout, but i did get through the important stuff. I kept seeing a not great version of myself in the mirror and it kept bringing me down. I can FEEL improvements all over my body but I have yet to SEE anything. I’m trying to give it time.

BIG NEWS! Derek and I will be taking a vacation to New York at the end of June! Tickets are bought, friend has offered us a place to stay, and we’ll be there for a week. I’ve been about 3 times with my dad but this is my first solo big girl adult vacation. Tips? Places I must go? Things to do? PEOPLE TO MEET? There will be at least one broadway play, because musicals.

Now today is work tomorrow is work and Sunday is Easter. Fun times!

I had a really great work day and then a mediocre gym day, am I allowed to eat all the food?

I love me a great workout. 

Today was spin class followed by yoga, both with my favorite instructor. I was the only person in the spin class again which worked out really well. We got to talk about workout stuff and life stuff. AND she asked me if I’d been measuring myself since I started working out at the gym because I “looked more toned.” SO MUCH WIN. That made me feel really good. 

The class ended with some balancing on bosu balls and a double high five for awesome work. Yoga was so. hard. But so good. My arms and legs were just so tired and didn’t want to give anymore, but I’m starting to love to challenge myself to more. No regrets. 

Lastly I talked to the leasing office today, our rent is going to be raised if we resign the lease. We’ve got until about the end of the week to decide. Time for some money crunching and writing up some pros and cons lists for staying/moving…

Now, Tuesday trivia is back! One girl has been MIA for awhile now but our trivia team (Burp Reynolds!) LIVES ON!

Portioning like winners.

There’s containers of: black beans, tomato+lentil soup, brown rice, chili, broccoli, cauliflower. It always makes me happy when the fridge is full of grab n go meals!

Portioning like winners.

There’s containers of: black beans, tomato+lentil soup, brown rice, chili, broccoli, cauliflower. It always makes me happy when the fridge is full of grab n go meals!