Monday Motivation – GET OUT THE DOOR!

Get out the door

Last Monday I talked about doing something that scared you. I LOVED all the responses I received! You wonderfully inspiring, brave souls joined a group bike ride, put together a 70.3 ironman relay, and ran intervals for the first time!! I was sidelined a bit last week with a head cold and then Baby Z got sick. But for my something scary I decided to set up a Facebook page for my blog. It was fun! You can check it out here Take a gander and “like” it…well, ehm…if you like. 🙂

This week, for my Monday Motivation I posted this meme. I’ve always loved this one because it’s SO TRUE. Some (well, most) days I struggle just to get out the door to exercise. I am always full of tons of excuses, “I’m too tired”. “I’m too busy.” “My house is dirty.” “Ohh, a Friends episode just came on!” I often use a little trick to get myself out the door. I make a bargain with myself, “Just 10 minutes”. All I have to do is move for 10 minutes. I can run, jog, walk, dance, skip…whatever, just MOVE. If I’m not feeling it I can go back in and finish that episode of Friends (that I’ve seen a million times already). 99.99% of time, once I get going and those endorphins kick in I start feeling great and want to finish what I started. Ten minutes turn into 30. One mile turns into three. And I’m always glad I walked out that door.

So this week, I challenge you to GET OUT THE DOOR! Make a pact with yourself. Just ten minutes of movement. That’s it. Try it and let me know how it goes. Did you fell better? Did you keep going?

Make it a great week!

Monday Motivation


So I challenge you to get out there this week and do something that scares you!

I’m fighting a bit of a head cold right now, so today I’m just going to do a slow and easy three miler followed by some hip and glute strengthening exercises with my resistance band.

For my something that scares me, I think I’m going to try a new class at the gym, or I’ve been thinking about going to a StrollFit class put on by our local Baby Boot Camp. I’ll let you guys know how it goes!

Let me hear about your week’s fitness plans and your plans to do something new and scary!

Make it a monumental week!