If you’re new here, #MotivateME Monday is a weekly link-up co-hosted by myself and Running Rachel for accountability and encouragement. It’s a place for us to share goals, plans, successes and have each other to pick us up to keep moving forward.
Happy Monday everyone!
The weather here in Southern Ontario has turned cold, wet and pretty dreary making me want to fill up with comfort food and hibernate for the winter. My favourite place to do that is in our basement next to the gas fireplace on an old, broken La-Z-Boy that’s the comfiest place I have ever sat in my entire life. I like to lean back in the chair with my iPad, a glass of wine and just chill, or sometimes I watch Netflix (I’m now totally hooked on “Switched at Birth”) and on rare occasions I do all the above all at the same time 🙂
Does the cold weather make you want to do this too?
With my motivation to be active disappearing along with the leaves on the trees, I’m finding that this time of year it’s more important than ever to for me to plan out my fitness. I struggle with this just as much as everyone else, especially in the winter, which is why I’m getting more serious with MotivateMe Monday. I need your support too!!
This week you may have gotten an email reminder about the link up. This is because you have participated in the past and I thought you might want to continue to take part. All you have to do is share your nutrition or fitness plan for the week (or both) by linking up. I find that if I make a plan for the week I’m much more likely to make smarter food choices and to be more active.
Basically to accomplish any goal you need to have a plan and support, MotivateMe Monday is a way to accomplish both.
So without further ado, here is my fitness plan for this week:
Monday: Early morning Yoga on DailyBurn
Tuesday: 8k morning run with my running friends.
Wednesday: Day off of work – BodyPump class at GoodLife Fitness
Thursday: 8k morning run with my running friends.
Friday: Early morning strength workout with DailyBurn.
Saturday: Rest day – the girls are playing in a hockey tournament
Sunday: ??? – day 3 of the girls hockey tournament
Last week I bought myself some hockey skates so I can skate with my oldest two daughters while my youngest is on the other rink at her skating lessons. Friday night was my first time ice skating in 20 years, and the first time ever wearing hockey skates! My daughters had a blast making fun of how mom skates 🙂
Saturday was a laid back day (sort of), in that I spent the morning relaxing and started the laundry, then spent the rest of the day driving people to hockey practices and to birthday parties. Later that night I was supposed to go to a wine tasting party but found the lice that have been plaguing us this school year were still around on Amby, so I stayed up late treating us all (again), washing sheets, blankets, pillows & vacuuming the whole house.
Sunday was another chill day full of hockey and cleaning. I found some free time to spin an my bike and did a kettlebell workout and took the kids to the local parade. Amber had a blast since it was the first time she’s seen a parade since she was 18 months old! This is a pic of Amby at the parade:
All in all it has been a great week, but I’m also ready to make this week’s fitness plan happen!
Have a great week everyone!!
PLEASE JOIN THE #MOTIVATEME LINK UP!
THE RULES ARE VERY SIMPLE:
- Every Monday share your fitness, nutrition plan etc by linking them up. All you will need is your post’s URL, and a photo you would like to attach.
- Posts that aren’t related will be deleted.
- In your post, please mention that you’re participating in #MotivateMe Monday link up, and link back to the hosts, Fitness Cheerleader at FitnessCheerleader.com, & Running Rachel at RunningRachel.com.
- Read what the other linkers, are sharing. Visit at least 2 other bloggers’ posts and share some support by commenting and engaging with each other. The more you support, the more support you will get back.
This post is being written as part of the GoodLife Fitness Blogger Ambassador Program.