April 16, 2012

Motivation Monday: Make It A Great Week

I know, I know... if you are in Minnesota, you looked outside the window this morning and saw fricking snowflakes. What the what? And here I am telling you to make it a great week?

That's right! No more Debbie Downer. No more Negative Nelly. My husband teased me the other day about my negative attitude lately. I didn't even realize how negative my thoughts and words were becoming. I'm kicking Debbie and Nelly to the curb. 

I'm going to make it a great week. 

Last night as we were watching the storms roll in and the rain pour down, my 3.5 year old was so sad. He said, "Oh man. Now I'll never get to play outside again." My husband told him that there might be snow on the ground when he wakes up. Jack's eyes lit up and speaking very fast he said, "So we can go get a sled and go sledding? YAY!" Not wanting to ruin his enthusiasm, we told him if there was a lot of snow on the ground, we would go sledding. Who am I to take that twinkle out of his eye?

So yes, the weather is crap, but remember, this is Minnesota. It could be 70 degrees and sunny by the end of the week.

Look on the bright side. Make it a great week. 

I am happy to say that I lost 2 pounds this week after a lot of hard work. When you cheat as I did so gloriously on Easter Sunday, it is so hard to get back on that wagon and last week I worked hard to stay completely on plan. I am also happy to report that I finally broke the 160 pound mark (barely) at 159.5 lbs, I am just 9.5 pounds to goal. Single digits. Surreal. No lie, I never thought I would make it this close. I just didn't think it was possible. That light at the end of the tunnel is shining brighter than I ever imagined.

Last Year's 5K- 194 lbs
It is race week for me- I am running the Earth Day 5K in St. Cloud, MN with a good friend this Friday evening. Not only am I excited to spend time with her and her family, I have been working towards this goal for a long time and am excited to see how I'll do. I am even more excited that my husband and son will be at the finish line cheering me on (it rained last year so he had the little one in the car most of the time- I literally crossed the finish line and jumped into the car). It means everything to me to have my husband's support- I have worked insanely hard for this and NEED him at my side. The picture here is from the 5K I ran last May. Yes, I will post new ones after Friday's race so you'll get a little sneak peak at some pretty crazy before and after of my Medifast body transformation. After this race, I will be taking time off from the running craze. My Medifast counselor (also a personal trainer) told me that to finish my weight loss, I am going to need to start doing some cross training as the running is burning calories, but not burning fat so we need to switch it up and "trick" my body a little bit. I am actually excited about it. As much as I have enjoyed running, especially since there is always a specific goal (i.e. run faster, build endurance), I have found myself dreading it a little bit and that is no good for me in the long term so it is most definitely time to make a change. Since I am quite close to goal, it is time to start planning for my transition and maintenance. During transition I'll still be mostly eating Medifast but adding in things like dairy, fruits and whole grains. Maintenance is the challenge. Going back to real food I plan to track using Myfitnesspal.com (which also has a pretty dope iPad/iPhone app). In order to maintain, I will need to track for the rest of my life. Seriously. Sounds crazy but there is NO WAY I am going to regain the weight. Not this time.

Medifast has asked me to write a testimonial about my experience and I am THRILLED to do so. Look for my testimonial post to come in the next few weeks as I close in on my goal weight.

Another motivator (and major adrenaline rush) for me this week is that I have a job interview for a GREAT opportunity that is a perfect fit for my skills and aligns with my overall career goals. I am really fired up about it and positive that this is the one I will get. No Debbie Downer Negative Nelly self-deprecating talk here. This is mine for the taking. Send me your positive vibes so I can ROCK this interview and start a new chapter in my life. The timing is quite perfect don't you think?

I feel motivated. Powerful. BRING IT ON!

How are you going to make it a great week?


3 comments:

  1. Wow- congrats on the milestones!! I have no doubt you will meet your goal. It is well within reach! Did you ever post a "before" pic of yourself? I always like to see the drastic changes :) I'm sure it's buried in your years of blogging...

    Keep on goin' and best of luck with that job interview!!

    Jen
    www.MyNamesNotMom.com

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    1. Thanks Jen- I appreciate the support! My husband is doing my photo shoot as soon as I reach my goal weight and I promise there will be plenty of pictures once I get there. I'll probably have a little teaser before/after post this Monday following my 5K race on Friday.

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  2. Thank you for sharing your positive attitude! You have had such great success! I'm thrilled for you!!!

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