Ambitious — August

Hello-August

Happy Friday!!!!

Welcome August! <3

I can’t believe it’s August already! I don’t know where this year is going! I want to make the most of this last full month of summer! I LOVE summer and haven’t got a chance to enjoy most of it! Weather has been crazy! It’s just gray and gloomy today or it has been too darn hot! They are calling for thunder storms this weekend.

Am I gonna let that get me down?!?!

Heck to the NO!

I Love a good thunderstorm! I just pray that there is lots of rain to go with it, to help the wildfires burning here in Washington State!

I have a few major “Intentions” for the month of August!

* P.S. It’s my Birthday Month!

* Focus on my productivity and get the certifications that I am going for.

* Focus on my ABS — ABS August!!! Strengthening my core is a BIG one!

* Run, Run, Run, and runs some more!!!!

* I am putting it in my mind and I WILL lost some weight this month! When I really focus on losing weight I DO!!!! Let’s watch these lbs melt off with the heat of the Summer!!!!

(I may come back and edit and get detailed on this list later. Gonna spend some time writing in my journal and have appointments and some important errands to run!!!

I plan on making August Injury free, and ABSOLUTLY AMAZING!!! HOW ABOUT YOU?!?!?

 

Motivation –ME — Monday

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Happy Monday!

I said, I wasn’t gonna blog this week! I was just Kidding! LOL

I have a successful week all planned out! I CAN do this!! I absolutely hate the word Can’t! My ego keeps popping in my head randomly and has NOT been being very nice. Luckily the other voices told my ego to STFU!

I put a sticky note on my bathroom mirror last night that says, “YOU GOT THIS”

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So what is going on this week!?!?!?!

I have a few priorities this week, listed in order!

1.) Study for CPT Exam, exactly one week from today is when I take it!

2.) Workout EVERYDAY!

3.) Meals are planed, stick to them!

4.) Continue to look for Sponsors for my Team In Training Raffle for my fundraising for the Nike Women’s Half in SF! So far it’s gonna be pretty AWESOME! You don’t have to wait until my prizes are announced to be entered in the raffle. I will say it will be a awesome prize package that I will add stuff to myself as well, and also a separate raffle for those that can only donate a dollar. Five Dollars gets you one Raffle entry! Each One dollar gets you into a separate drawing for Amazon, iTunes, and Starbucks Gift Cards! What are you waiting for I need your help!?!?!? Enter Here. I think my chances of getting even better sponsors will go up if I get some donations. It’s for an amazing cause!!!! Even if all you can do is one dollar I totally appreciate it!

5.) Wake up and BE AWESOME!

Sound like a great week?!?!?

 

 

**Satisfaction — Sunday**

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Happy Sunday!!!

I am up at 4am on Sunday Morning planning my week!!!

I have ONE week and ONE days to prepare for my CPT exam! I’m a freaking out a little! However, I have just got to get BUSY. I’m in a cramming situation! Not because I have not studied, I did too much studying early on and then got caught up in Spring Quarter at college~* In other words I have a week to go through each chapter by chapter, videos to watch, notes, cards,  fill in workouts and meal plans.

MY KEY TO THIS WEEK IS GETTING AND STAYING ORGANIZED!

I may or may not take a week off blogging. This exam is priority #1! I am MOST definitely taking  the week off blog surfing. I get  started and next thing I know hours have passed! I’ll prob be on social media, but my time is totally gonna be limited! I can’t quit it all cold turkey right?!?!?!

Well, off I go to get everything for the week planned etc.

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What are you doing to get ready for the week?!?!?

Blessings All~*

Thursday — Random Thoughts

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Happy Thursday!!!

I hope this find you all having a wonderful week!

I’ve been on the injury list :( I slipped on a piece of paper going down the stair and landed on my booty! I think I am feeling better today. Perhaps, start back at it with some Yoga. Instead of feeling down and eating everything in the house, because I can’t workout, I’m practicing a little extra self-love and gratitude! I have been been focusing on other goals and keeping my meals super clean. I’ve had a lot of blessings the last couple weeks. I’ve made a major attitude adjustment when it comes to my life.

I’ve been excited to get out of bed at 4:30 am (for no good reason.) No alarm, it was P***ing me off for a while, that I could not sleep past 4am! Instead I am choosing to take, “The Attitude of Gratitude” and enjoy my quiet mornings while everyone sleeps! I used to be a night owl, waking up at 4 still leaves me draggin’ part of the day! I am LOVING my daily naps right now!

I took a little break from “blogging.” I would start something and IDK delete it. I just didn’t feel like it! I’ve been writing more daily in my journal! I am LOVING my journal time.

Moon

~A New Moon is Approaching.

It makes a lot of sense to me that we are affected by the Moon phases. I mean, we are made up mostly of water and the moon affects the tides and other factors here on Earth. I can’t think of any reasons why the Moon would NOT affect us. I found this really interesting article…

How to Alchemise the New Moon Energy to Manifest your Goals

I really like the idea of crossing off your goals throughout the month! I’m gonna give it a shot. Why Not? It couldn’t hurt right!

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I am READY!

Things are happening in my life. And, I couldn’t feel any stronger that my time is now and I AM READY to spread my wings and fly. It would be too hard to explain right now, but let’s just say I feel it, change, growth, happiness, joy,  and some very amazing things that I have been working on are coming together .

I am just HAPPY!

That is all!!!

~Thankful Thursday~

Question

What are your Thankful/Grateful for? :)

Many Blessings to you all, Laurie~

Random Saturday

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I know, I know! You have seen this “quote” a million times.

Why? Because, it is so AWESOME and so true!

Self-doubt is a bitch!

In my heart, I know that this is TRUE! 

That is all!

Just wanted to share a little Saturday Inspiration.

Hope everyone is having an amazing weekend!

BELIEVE <3 Nothing is impossible and get there and ROCK IT!

 

 

Thankful Thursday~*

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Happy Thankful Thursday!

Today I am feeling super energized and overwhelmed with Gratitude, just for the way life is going at at the moment!

1~* I am thankful that whatever funk I was in had lifted.

2~* I am thankful for coffee!!!!

3~* I am thankful to have amazing friends.

4~* I am thankful for having an amazing Network and Support system!

5~* I am thankful for my new gym for having amazing classes!

6~* I am THANKFUL that I received my first donation to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

7~* I am thankful for my family, my amazing children, and my husband.

8~* I am thankful that I have been feeling empowered and driven lately!

9~* I am thankful that I took summer off school.

10~* I am thankful for my health.

I am thankful that I have about another 100 things I could add to this list!!!!

Question

What are you thankful/grateful for today!?!?!?!

Workout Wednesday — Back In Action — Half Training #wowlinkup

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WOW link up

 

Happy Wednesday!!!!

Thank You Diatta For inviting me to the the Workout Wednesday #WOWLinkUp!

Head on over to her page Femme Fitale Fit Club  and show some love! And, Check out the amazing blogs that link up there!!! Also Thank you to the Co-host Shelia at The Frugal Exerciser.

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What a beautiful quote! — Everyone should take this to heart.

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Can I get a AMEN! This is so simple…yet so powerful! I am a true believer in Karma!

Nike Womens Half

Let’s Just say, My Journey to my first Half Marathon, STARTS RIGHT NOW!!!!!!

I have 13 weeks and 5 days until the BIG EVENT! I’ve had some setbacks! My ankle is better, it has not been bothering me, I had two massages next week and started seeing Chiropractor again for my hips/back. I am feeling about 80% better with that issue. So, with the clock running down it’s time to get serious and take this to the next level.

The FIRST level — Confession — I am at the starting point of not being able to run a whole mile with out walking! However, I can HIIT it for a few miles, so that’s a good thing! I know this is a 100% mental challenge that I will have to get over, in order to be successful!

Team

I am so thankful to be working with Team In Training for this BIG goal/milestone in my life!

I have received so much support from the Team and my Mentors!

I re-visited an amazing Guest Post Five Tips for Setting (and Reaching!) Your Running Goal   written by: Katie — at Live Half Full.

In her post she linked –

Top Ten Fundraising Tips for Runners

I really needed this today, in re-visiting her post.

So far, I have not raised any money for LLS — My Fundraising page for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Well, It’s time to get my rear in gear and get going on my GOAL!

My Ideas so far…

* I am trying to volunteer at The County Far in the Bar to raise money in August. I am also, going to talk to local bars.

* I am running a raffle! For every dollar donation, I will be running a raffle to win a Gift Card from Starbucks, Amazon, and iTunes.

* I am working on sponsors, for every Five dollar donation I will be running a raffle with a big prize. The contents are still to be announced.  I will be adding in some stuff myself so it will be an amazing Prize!!!

Question

Have you ever done fund raising for a Marathon?

* What worked for you and what didn’t work for you! I am totally open to suggestions tips, tricks, etc.

* Any and all suggestions are appreciated! And, if you can spare a dollar I will start adding in names for the raffle!

I hope you are all having an amazing week!!!

XOXO,

Laurie~*