6.17.2011

Work It Girl

This is an entry from my gratitude journal almost exactly a year ago from today.
Funny how I wound up in the same place once again.
I am in a rut and I am getting out of it..
Immediately.

Running and working out is something I have been passionate about over the past couple of years.
Noticed I say "have" been?
Somehow I managed to let the passion fizzle and there is not one happy {or strong} bone in my body okay with this fact.
Thankfully a dear blogger friend of mine is dedicating the month of June to becoming a better you on her blog.
Hallelujiah, praise the Lord, I think I found the motivation I need.
It has inspired me once again to break out the running shoes, pick up the hand weights, and get to town.
The benefits are SO worth it.

Just yesterday I was feeling so deprived of energy and really found myself being a boring person.
I hate boring.
So I thought to myself "self..you gotta kick it into high gear".
So that is just what I did-
I ran two miles on my lunch hour {nearly puked at the end..and did not shower before returning back to work, whatever..minor details},
Went to a FREE fitness class this evening where I thought my abs were going to miraciously make their way out of my body for punishing them so bad after just 30 seconds..
{local ladies email me at livinginyellow@gmail.com if you want in on this action.
Every Tuesday & Thursday night. Did I mention it is FREE?!},
and then convinced my husband to go on a walk with me afterwards.
I feel energized, I feel strong, and I feel like my butt is on fire.
And who doesn't want their butt on fire?
{Don't let the professional flourescent clothing fool you}

So here I am telling you {the entire universe}, that I am making a change.
I am dedicating myself to keep up this pattern, to do good things for my body,
 fuel it with the right nutrients, and treat it with the respect it so deserves :)
And then..then my friends, my journal entries will get back to looking like these:
I challenge you to do the same.

Cheers to strong bones, lean muscles, and six pack abs...
Or something of that sort :)

For more fabulous ideas on building a healthier you, visit:

Happy Weekend Booty Busters.



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8 comments:

  1. WAY TO GO! Love your neon clothes :) I wear bright colors to the gym all the timeee. It just makes me feel better. I have been in a rut lately with going to the gym..I've still been running outside but slacking otherwise. CHANGING that today!!

    Katie

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  2. Yay, good for you! I have to reming myself of all those wonderful things on my way to the gym....almost everytime, haha, but it IS so worth it :)

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  3. You are the cutest person ever, I can't tell you how much I love coming to your blog. I loved this post! I am not a runner myself but have recently found a dance fitness class that I love more than I've ever loved any sort of exercise. It feels really amazing to do good things for your body. My clothes are feeling better and I feel energized. Now to take on this clothing drive I emailed you about... ;)

    xoxo, Shelby

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  4. Great job!! I LOVE this! I'm doing the same thing over on my blog. Lol and I love that last quote.

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  5. You make me want to go run NOW! Unfortunately, I think I have shin splints :( of course just when I was starting to actually love running.

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  6. Thanks for the inspiration girlie!! I myself, started running/walking this past week and back to doing ab ripper too. I was starving for more energy so this was the answer! *Note* I am NOT a runner so this is huge for me too:) Great you're getting back in the groove...even though you totally don't need it!!

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  7. Great post!! I love love love your quote about lapping people on the couch! I am training for my first half marathon and have had a rough week of running, so I needed some good motivation for sure! Thanks for sharing!

    ~Tiffany
    http://tiffanyd22.blogspot.com

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  8. good job, girl!!! I've been in the same rut and have just recently gotten my bum back in gear myself!! go us!!!!!

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