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~*

 

Sanity Saving Saturday — Mission Weekend Warrior

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 GOOD MORNING!

Happy Saturday!!!! Kinda been a little off and on all week. I don’t know if it was a little writers block, or I just didn’t feel like blogging! It wasn’t a BAD week just not a great one. I’ve been trying to adjust to being at home all the time and not in school or working. It’s been a tough adjustment.

CONFESSION….. I couldn’t get in to Chiropractor, but I did get in two massages this week. My back is feeling much better, but I still need to get in to chiropractor and get my hips aligned. This is holding me back from working out and marathon training! I got a couple good workouts in this week, however, I have honestly not been eating good! So, time to step up my game in the clean eating department! I’m gonna be doing kind of a elimination diet, not “diet diet” I will call it a plan! And, working on my meal plan, grocery list for this next week today. If you are curious about what kind of PLAN I am doing you can check it out at For The Glow It’s called 33 to glow and I am pretty much eliminating certain foods and seeing how my body responds, for the next month. It’s not that hard, I can still have coffee and lean protein, but it WILL be challenging!

This week I was also focusing on getting my home in order. So far, I’ve done a lot of cleaning, but it’s time to focus my intentions on organizing! Clearing LOTS of clutter! I don’t know why this comes so hard for me. Let’s just say I am “Domestically Challenged! Off to a good start thanks to having guests this weekend! But, I have to focus harder on getting ahead.

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YES! It is time for me to EVOLVE! (This is the name of my gym…lol) I need to get my MIND in the game and my body will follow. I really know that the most important thing about killing GOALS is when I have my mind in the game. Kill the “I can’t do it voice!”

My Evolution…

Get back to everyday mentality working out. I was there before with amazing results. Active rest days are my friends! It keeps the momentum going, which is what I need right now. And, now that my back in getting fixed, it’s time to put marathon training action plan into action!! 100% COMMITMENT~!

So, just WATCH me, I am on a mission!!!

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Made this my home screen on my phone. Yes, I do believe it’s time to be awesome! :)

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Time for some SELF-LOVE! This includes working out and eating for optimal energy. 

Daily meditation and  writing in JOURNAL! (MY ultimate sanity saver!)

Planning, and execution of my weekly planning.

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I love this saying, posted above!

Sometimes, I feel like I fall down more than most, but it’s time to pick myself up.

It’s all about the commitment! My daily and weekly intentions. To do my BEST every single day, Because my BEST IS good enough!

I’ve been feeling a little overwhelmed about the SF Nike Women’s Half, because I have not been getting my runs in. I have not stuck to what I said I would do as far and waking up and just going for a run. I have not worked on fundraising at all and time is closing in (TICK TOCK TICK TOCK,) FOURTEEN WEEKS UNTIL MY HALF!

I AM GOING TO STEP UP OUT OF MY COMFORT ZONE AND FOCUS ON OUTSIDE RUNS. Next week, I may do runs at gym to see where I am as far as heart rate, where I am at on a physical level. My STARTING point. Also plan out my other workouts to give myself some well rounded training!

Well, I hope everyone is having a fantastic weekend.

I’ve made the decision that weekends are not meant for “REST days,” or “permission to eat whatever I want!” I know myself, and week days are better for this. So much easier to have a rest day in the middle of the week, less likely to fall off the wagon for the whole weekend!

MISSION WEEKEND WARRIOR

QOTD — DO you have rest days on weekends or weekdays? What works for you?????

XOXO,

Laurie~*