August 03, 2015

Motivational Monday #116

Happy Motivational Monday! I hope your August has started out well. I made the goal to avoid eating out all month, because we spent way too much money on restaurants last month, and so far it's going well. Of course, we're only three days into the month ;)

I feel like this summer is just flying by. It's already time to start getting the kids' back to school supplies, and I feel like summer hasn't even "officially" begun yet. Even though my family hasn't had any major plans this summer, I feel like we've had a fun, active couple of months.

Anyway, here are a few motivating stories to start off your week! Enjoy :)

Dana has officially hit her one year "fitiversary"! It was exactly a year ago that she started to make some healthy changes in her life, and she has made some amazing progress. Here are some of her stats that she is proud of:

Lost 69 pounds (nearly 25% of her body weight)!
Down four pants sizes!
Logged every single meal on MyFitnessPal for 365 days!
Went from running 2 minutes at a time to 22 minutes at a time... just since April!

Dana is feeling motivated and excited to take on the next 365 days as well.

On Saturday, Rhonda ran the Crawfish Crawl in Tualatin, Oregon. The run is part of the city's crawfish festival, and they have a 5K, 10K, and Half-Marathon. It was a hot day, and about 80 degrees when she finished her race, but she finished! She actually wanted to write to say how proud she is of her husband, Jim--he completed his first 10K! The course is hilly, and the hills plus heat made for a tough race, but he did great. He finished with a smile on his face and placed second in his age division!

Rachel had been running for a while now, but always either alone or with her husband. Recently, some new neighbors moved in, and the woman must have seen Rachel running, because she asked if she'd like a running partner once the kids were in school. Rachel agreed, but as it got closer, was a little nervous about it. They finally went for a run together, and it went great! They ran and chatted, and while Rachel was worried about being "slow", her neighbor was very friendly and assured her that she was fine with the way things were. They went again today, and completed three miles before breakfast! She says running with a buddy is pretty awesome, and she's proud that she tried it.

Congratulations on some amazing accomplishments!!


  1. These stories are always super motivating. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Love Motivational Mondays!! :)

  3. Great job everyone! :)

  4. Awesome work!


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