Monday, November 25, 2013

Motivational Monday #42

Happy Motivational Monday! I'm currently on Day 14 of a binge-free streak, and it's getting easier now. I've been 100% on track all week, so I'm proud of myself for that :)

My winter training started today. I'm a little bummed, because it has truly felt like winter here in Michigan for a couple of weeks now. It's super cold!! I feel like we skipped over fall completely, and fall is my favorite season. Anyway, I'm looking forward to my winter training, and hopefully hitting some new PR's in the spring!

I hope everyone had a great weekend! Let's see some of your accomplishments...


Amanda and her husband started their "health journey" in January of this year. They have lost a collective 100 pounds! The couple goes to St. Louis every fall, and Amanda was pretty shocked when she saw the difference in her pictures from last year and this year. She's lost 70 pounds!



Brandy and a few of her friends just ran the Route 66 Half-Marathon in Tulsa, in freezing 23-degree temps! It was Brandy's second half-marathon and her friends' first. They all did great! (I'm cold just looking at that photo).



Carolyn just celebrated her one-year "fitness-versary"; she's lost over 60 pounds with Weight Watchers, and has become a runner! She ran her first half-marathon, the Chicago Half, in September. (Carolyn's blog)



After taking several weeks off of running due to a stress fracture, Nicole had a great run this weekend! She took her boyfriend and her sisters to The Color Run in Melbourne, and even got her non-running younger sister to run intervals with her. They had a blast at the race, and got very messy. Next up is her first half-marathon in two weeks! (Nicole's race report)


Jenna just reached a huge milestone in her weight loss--she's down 50 pounds! In January, after her daughter was born, she filled her house with healthy foods and started doing Zumba to get in shape. She's excited that she now has the energy to be an active mom to her two kids. (Jenna's blog)



Mindy just ran her first marathon relay. Her team was very unique in that each member has lost over 100 pounds!



After a two year hiatus from running due to foot surgery, Stacie just ran her first post-op half-marathon! She's lost about 45 pounds over the past year, and she finished her race in 2:18:54--a 10-minute PR! (Stacie's race report)




After losing 120 pounds and becoming a runner, Shannon just completed her THIRD half-marathon this weekend in 1:58, beating her goal of 2:00! She ran the Magic City Half, which is a race that benefits Ruben Studdard's charity for music education. Shannon is passionate about music, and was excited to be able to meet Ruben at the race (he was running the 5K). (Shannon's blog)



Don't forget to check out the Motivational Monday Facebook post, and share your own accomplishments for the week!

6 comments:

  1. I love Motivational Monday's!! Everyone's stories are so inspiring. I've read your blog from it's inception and you've been my biggest motivator. While following your blog has been, and continues to be a huge inspiration, reading these stories every Monday night has become a huge part of my own weight loss journey. Thank you to all who share their stories and Katie, thank you for bringing them to us.

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  2. So happy to have happened on your blog. You are such an inspiration!! I really get so much out of your posts - training tips and insight! Fills me up!!! Thanks!

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  3. Wonderful wonderful Motivational Monday! Congrats to all! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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  4. I love Motivational Monday's!! Everyone's stories are so inspiring. I've read your blog from it's inception and you've been my biggest motivator. While following your blog has been, and continues to be a huge inspiration, reading these stories every Monday night has become a huge part of my own weight loss journey. Thank you to all who share their stories and Katie, thank you for bringing them to us

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