February 24, 2014

Motivational Monday #53

Happy Motivational Monday! I hope everyone is off to a great start this week. I'm so happy that I was able to run outside yesterday, and again today. Today was colder, and a lot windier, but it really did feel good to be outside for a little bit.

After having a very snack-y February, I made the decision this week to start tracking my food again. It's been hard getting back to it, and I was starting to feel out of control; so today, I went to weigh in at Weight Watchers, even though I was sure I was over my WW goal weight. (I was borderline at the beginning of February, and even though I haven't been weighing myself, I could feel that I'd gained).

It was so hard to swallow my pride and go in there, but I'm glad I did. I'll write more about that tomorrow, but I'm happy that the worst is over (the "worst" being weighing in, even though I knew my weight was up), and now I feel good about going forward. Because I was over my goal weight, I had to pay the weekly fee. I'll have to weigh in once a week, and continue to pay each week until I'm back under goal. I'm hoping that will only take a week or two! But I think that having to pay will help me to stay on track and log my food again.

So I guess I can say that I'm proud of myself for weighing in today, even though I knew it wasn't going to be a good weigh in. ;)  Let's see what you've been proud of this week...

John (co-captain of my Ragnar SoCal team) ran 19.7 miles during Ragnar Del Sol this weekend! He ran with a team called Kilty Pleasures, and had a blast. (John's blog)

Audrey ran her first timed 5K race on Saturday! She was very nervous about being able to finish, but once the race started, she got excited. At the second mile marker, she just knew she would cross that finish line. She finished in 40:06!  (Audrey's race report)

Katie was recently going through some old photos on her phone, and she came across one of herself that was taken exactly one year ago, after her first long walk. Knowing she looked quite different, her husband took another one so they could compare the two, side-by-side. She's lost nearly 78 pounds over the past year! Her husband treated her to a run clinic for her birthday in December, and she's been loving it. She done some 5K's, and is preparing for an 8K in May! (Katie's blog)

Shelley just completed the 2nd Annual Freezin' for a Reason 5K! This was her first race this year, and only her second since May of last year, when she broke her ankle. She was nervous about training for and running the race, because she feared she'd hurt her ankle again, but she did great! She even finished in the same time that she finished last year.

Amy, along with her mom, just completed their first 10K! They traveled to Disney World to run the Enchanted Princess 10K. During training, Amy hurt her knee, which set her back; rather than not doing the race, she set a goal of 1:45 to allow herself to walk the entire race, if needed. She ended up being able to run about 75% of the race and finish 15 minutes before her goal! She's lost 80 pounds, and is very proud that she has been able to stick to a training plan and to accomplish a large goal like this one. Up next? Training for a half-marathon!

Congrats, everyone! Don't forget to check out the Motivational Monday Facebook post for some more stories :)


  1. So glad you went to weigh in! That must have been really tough.

  2. Thanks for sharing so many stories each week!


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