April 01, 2013

Motivational Monday #9

I can't believe it's already time for another Motivational Monday--this week FLEW by! I think the fitness/health related accomplishment that I am most proud of this week is that I stayed on track while in St. Louis. It was hard not to eat like a pig (and drink like a fish!) when it was paid for. There was a lot of temptation in the short amount of time I was gone, so I'm happy that I handled it well.

Let's see what you all have been up to this week:

Chrissy did over an hour of cardio in one session for the first time in her life! She is going to be a bridesmaid in her sister's wedding this summer, and wants to look fab in her dress.

Kay completed her very first 5K--The Color Run, if you can't tell!--and her goal was to do the whole thing without walking. She ran the whole 3.1 miles!

Katie just turned 25 years old on Friday, and she reflected about her accomplishments over the past year--she started counting calories and running, and has lost nearly 50 pounds and 2 clothing sizes since her 24th birthday!

Mary started back on Weight Watchers this week, and lost 5 pounds her first week! She also completed her longest training run so far, just under 6 miles. (I love this picture--the post-workout flushed cheeks, the smile, and the Bondiband that reads "Will run for beer")  (Here is Mary's blog--"Runs To Get Waisted"--funny, right?!)

Ivayla ran her first 5K on Saturday in a great time of 36:54! She is now going to start training for a 10K.

Allison says she completed "the hardest thing she's ever done" on Saturday; her first triathlon! 

This tweet made me laugh... because it's pretty much how I feel EVERY week ;)

And finally, you can read the full thread on Facebook (lots of motivation there!). Here is a snippet:

Awesome week, everyone--keep it up!!


  1. Aww thanks for posting my submission Katie! You are a huge inspiration to me!

  2. I can't wait to share my motivational Monday moment (say that 5 times fast) when I run my first 5K in May!

  3. Awesome ladies! You all rock!

  4. Those colour runs look like so much fun. I really want to do one.

  5. I really look forward to your Motivational Monday.. I'm working hard and it helps me so much to read about others successes! Thanks!


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