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It’s All About the Momentum

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I don’t have much time tonight as I want to relax with the husband a bit but I wanted to post real quick about momentum. I started this week with a Super Sensational Sunday and it has really set the tone for me. Tomorrow is thursday and I feel like I’ve made it through the week already.

That sounds bad doesn’t it? But you know what I mean. When you are trying to keep a happy family, eat healthy meals at home, send your kid to school with good lunches, have fresh fruit on hand and cleaned for snacks, get some "me" workout time in all while working full time, it’s tough. "Getting through" is about the only way to describe it.

That being said, "Getting through" my week has been much easier with a little bit of planning. It has really made all the difference. Plus I refuse to lose my momentum. Monday was a tough day at work but I still came home and made tacos. Tuesday I woke up in my running clothes and that made it so much easier to get my butt out the door for a run. Which I needed, I wanted, before starting my long day at work (been working on a bug I couldn’t figure out.) Tuesday night I had meat defrosted for dinner and the family got some activity in with an old fashion game of tag at the park. This morning I grabbed lunch along with my gym bag so I could get to Yoga after work.

Not bad. huh? :)

It didn’t all just fall into place.. we hit some snags. I forgot my lunch on tuesday. Dishes were piled in the sink overnight. I was 15 minutes late for yoga. Our apartment could be cleaner. But hey… we deal.. right? We do the work for the things that are important to us.

So I’m off. I need some down time tonight. My workout clothes are on and I’m prepared for another training run tomorrow. Oh! AND lunches are made AND I have chicken defrosting for a crock pot idea I’m going to try tomorrow.

Momentum people… momentum. ;~)



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There are 18 comments so far.

    Rebeca

    August 6, 2009

    Glad your week is going well!

    Kimberly

    August 6, 2009

    I feel so proud doing all the things I have to do for me. You are like super woman.

    I LOVE your sleeping in your workout clothes idea. It is brilliant. I am going to start doing that too. It will save so much time and remove all excuses for not doing it. That is half the battle with me every morning – getting up and getting dressed when I am still half asleep.

    diana

    August 6, 2009

    Great job not cracking under the stress! I’m impressed. Some of us, ehem not me of course, are still learning how to do this :)

    Nancy

    August 6, 2009

    Sleep in your running clothes! The best ever tip of the day! I don’t run but I walk and if I lose time chasing down clothes to get ready then I’ve wasted my walk time and can’t get it back. Thanks!

    Diane, Fit to the Finish

    August 6, 2009

    Momentum, and planning are what gets me through my days too. With seven kids, a new blog, and life both are essential!

    Great post, and good points.

    Tanya

    August 6, 2009

    I always think its amazing how you post things when I need a kick. This post is something I need for when I start my new job next week. Our routine is definately going to be changed with getting up & out early and then again when the 5 YO goes to kindergarten in 3 weeks. I have to remember to plan and do things ahead of time. I am so bad at these things.

    Although with my new job I will have more time with the kids after work, I have to be mindful of “me” time. I’m not big with exercising to begin with but getting up even earlier to exercise is something I know I will struggle with. I too will have to find my routine.

    Thanks again my friend!!

    Melissa

    August 6, 2009

    I know just what you mean — and it feels so satisfying to have such a positive, upbeat week. It sounds like you really had a mind shift from last week and are using it for some good!! :) Awesomeness. Making time for ourselves is so important, esp. as women.

    roni

    August 6, 2009

    Well I FINALLY had a week where I could just be! lol no vacation.. no conference… I really had no time to adjust to my new schedule after the move to the apartment and now that I have I feel much MUCH better. :)

    Fittron

    August 6, 2009

    Getting up early to run is always tough. But don’t you feel SO great after it’s over? It’s 730am and you’ve already run 3 miles. It makes the day go faster for me, and I don’t have the workout hanging over my head all day. It’s great to get it out of the way.

    The hard part is actually getting out of bed!

    Jen

    August 6, 2009

    I just want to commend you for getting out there and doing the runs! When I trained I was training with someone- so I sort of HAD to be there. I don’t know if I could have woken up on my own and run like you do. And it seems that everyone that trains for a marathon gets off a little and may not complete some of the runs. It’s okay. You’ll still do it!

    Anyway- I get up every morning at 5:30am to workout. And you know why? Cause I have 15 other people waiting on me! LOL I teach my bootcamp class so that I’ll actually show up. I swear I’d never do it on my own. :) IT’s the beauty of community!

    LG

    August 6, 2009

    That’s funny, I was just reading Monica Seles’ biography (the tennis player) and she talked about how important momentum was in her games. If she was winning, she had momentum on her side. If she wasn’t winning, she had to have extra confidence to be on the winning side to gain momentum and win. If she didn’t have confidence, she would fake it. And the matches where she couldn’t fake it…well, didn’t work out for her. :0)

    Carianne

    August 6, 2009

    Roni..Still loving you sleeing in the runnning clothes; why not hook up your Nike+ and see how miles your putting on during the night kicking. Hey we’ve got to do what we’ve got to do. HAHA Have a wonderful Thurday!

    Carianne

    August 6, 2009

    Opps~ meant how MANY miles

    Anne Marie

    August 6, 2009

    Good for you, Roni! Keep on keepin’ on!

    seriously, Roni…I’d ask how you do it but you just told us ;)

    if there is one motivation to not only lose this weight now, is that when later down the road I decide to have children, I can and still have all my habits in place!

    it’s obviously do-able!

    Abby

    August 6, 2009

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog. Thank you for being you and putting all of this honesty out into the world. :) I’m now an avid reader.

    I totally agree! Planning, balance, and flexibility are all key to loosing and maintaining a weight loss. You rock, Roni!

    Jenn@slim-shoppin

    August 8, 2009

    I love to have things planned so I stay on plan. If I don’t then there is usually a pizza ordered because I am not prepared!