Never Miss a Monday – Day 1 of 21 Day Fix!

I came hard for Monday mornings workout – after all, it’s day 1 of my program…

… and then Monday came hard for ME, in the form of a sinus infection.

Does this make us even Stevens? Because that’s what I’m telling myself… 🤣

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Make It Happen Monday – MonSLAY

Uhhh, if we’re being honest, so far I’m not slayin’ nothing today…

I overslept after FINALLY falling back to sleep after a lovely night of nightmares, night terrors and anxiety, and my workout was nothing to write home about (though I’ll give myself credit for actually getting out of bed and moving!)

I’ll be honest, it hasn’t set up a very positive frame of mind to start off this Monday. And I’m tiiiiiired… mama needs the sleep while she can get it, you know?!

The good news is the day is young and there are still MANY hours with which to slay, so let’s give it the old college try, shall we? 😉

Move It Monday – Graduating!

Being that today kicks off week 3 of this program, we “graduated” and, if we wanted to, we could add a riser to our step.

So I decided to give adding one riser a try, but I promised myself from the beginning if it felt like too much or I didn’t feel stable, I’d remove it, no guilt… because I’m not here to prove anything or to put myself and my little one at risk, I’m just here to move my body and stay active, and I can do that without risers too!

Today wasn’t so bad, definitely felt the burn, though!

Who’s pushing play on this snowy Monday?

Monday Musings – Martin Luther King, Jr

Never miss a Monday…

But I’m gonna, and you know why?!

Because Mondays workout was already done, on Sunday!

Sara needed to do her Monday workout a day early because she had an overnight planned, so I was like well, we have a “night game” and those typically keep me up later than usual (and as is the case last night, is a LOT of adrenaline to come down from!) so rather than staying up late and then sluggishly working my way through an early workout, why not just get it done?!

So that’s what we did, and my sleepy ass is thanking me for it today, because I was still wired for a while after that wild game!

And as a reminder, today and every day, just LOVE and be the LIGHT!

Move It Monday – Never Miss a Monday!

I finally got home at 12:45 am… do YOU think I’m getting a workout in today?

If you know me, you know I simply don’t embrace EXCUSES, I embrace SOLUTIONS. And if you have been paying attention, you also probably know that I don’t skip many days, but I DEFINITELY don’t skip Mondays… something about starting the week off with EXCUSES instead of ENDORPHINS doesn’t vibe with me, you know? 😉

So an EXCUSE might be “I’m tired, one skip day won’t hurt” but a SOLUTION would be “sleep in a bit, and just workout a little later than usual!”

One of these gets me to my goals and makes my wellness a priority, and one of them doesn’t – I know which one I’m WORTHY of, so I think I know which one I’ll choose!

(For those wondering: the motivation to actually do it is at 0, but sometimes you gotta rise above that and do it anyways!)

Move It Monday – Post Run Muscle Soreness

Raise your hand if your hamstrings were so sore you went to sleep on an ice pack last night?

Totally normal – a reentry into the running world, (especially at that pace 😉) after an almost 6 month hiatus… of course you’re gonna be feeling that!

Here’s where I know I’ve evolved; been empowered and enlightened. The OLD way of thinking would be “I’m sore, that’s a good reason to skip my workout” whereas now I know that MOVING my sore muscles will help get the blood flowing and ease the soreness, so it’s in fact a good reason NOT to skip a workout.

Plus I mean it’s Monday, so I had twice the incentive to move it!

Who else got Monday’s workout in?

I’m baaaaack!

I’m baaaaaack! Man it felt SO good to lift again!

Okay full honesty here: today’s workout was definitely kind of humbling, BUT, I expected it would be and I was okay with that. I wouldn’t expect a re-entry into strength training after a 3 week hiatus/cleanse to go perfectly smoothly anyways, right!

In the past, I would have been frustrated about that… but I’ve grown so much and I’ve gotten a different perspective on things, that now I know I can ease back into it and get back to the badass that takes on intensity and crushes it!

And muscle has memory, so I’m good!

Happy MonSLAY!