Monday Aspirations

While I’d like to say nothing is ever “all or nothing,” it’s always nice to have a proverbial clean slate on Monday, isn’t it?

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Last week, I took a bit of a hiatus with my running. And for the last couple of weeks, I’ve also foregone my weight loss efforts. Don’t get me wrong, with marathon training hitting its peak month, it’s hard to fall completely off the wagon. But, I did skip two runs last week, and while I ate semi-healthy (as my normal diet isn’t so bad), I definitely let myself add in a lot of extra treats. Like brownies and pizza and wino happy hour.

Even though I know the “Oh, well I just ran 6 miles” excuse to eat crap IS crap, I still find myself turning to it. Bah.

So, I made up my mind last night that it was back to the 6am wake-up calls this week, no excuses: Get up early, do pilates, make coffee, pack my HEALTHY lunch, and start the day off on the right track. It’s been a good morning around here already!

We’re checking things off the wedding to-do list and it’s starting to loom into the territory of…REAL. There are only two months until I have to take my dress in for alterations. I’d like to be at my “ideal” weight by then so that (a) the dress fits right on my wedding day—not too big or too tight; and (b) then I only have to maintain!

Here’s to Monday—a fresh start, and a good week. Cheers!

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What’s your goal this week?
How do you like to start your week (or day) on the right foot?

Now that it’s not pitch black all morning, I love taking 10-15 minutes to enjoy my coffee while I watch the sun rise over the lake. Okay, I can’t quite see the lake, but I still see those spectacular colors…and they are something to marvel at. :)

2 thoughts on “Monday Aspirations

  1. Amanda, I hear ya. This is a lot of weeks for me.

    Just try to remember not to be so hard on yourself for it. All of us who don’t have personal coaches to monitor our every move will slack off sometimes, and one week really won’t make THAT much of a difference in the grand scheme of things. Sometimes life just happens! I try to remind myself also that feeling bad about it really won’t solve anything.

    Good for you though that you are on the right track this week. Sometimes I think that’s the real purpose of those weeks – to make us press the restart button!

    Also, I envy you – if I want to get an AM workout in I have to get up earlier than 6 :-( There really aren’t enough hours in the day!!

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