Motivation Monday – Let’s Do What We Love

As many of you will know, I LOVE my job. Whilst it’s not the first, or only job I’ve loved, it’s certainly ticking a whole lotta boxes in my life right now, and I can’t see any reason that would change.

I was recently asked if I have holiday’s, and my reply was, no. Partly because work is really busy during the time I would most like to holiday (summer), and partly because when you love what you do, you don’t need a holiday. That’s not saying that I don’t long for and appreciate the days I have off during that very busy season, especially the completely-introverted, no-human-contact days. However, I thrive on being busy, helping racegoers have the most enjoyable day at the races that they can, and fulfilling my role to the very best of my ability.

How can you not love organising parties, entertainment, and events where the ultimate aim is for everyone to have a great time!

Lets Do What We Love

Fake A Smile

I’ve had a bit of a week. I’ll put it down to the ‘let down’ you feel after planning a bit event, there’s a void after having so much to do to nothing, and daylight saving which always messes with me. Anyway I found this quote on Pinterest and thought it was apt. I just gotta take a deep breath, put my big girl panties on, and carry on. IMG_4015.JPG

Monday Motivation – Thank Yourself

On Saturday I broke my #Dry100 and had a drink (or five) and woke up yesterday with a very sore head! 31 days dry and my alcohol tolerance was definitely depleted, and given the fact that I hadn’t eaten anything it wasn’t surprising I’d feel a bit under the weather.

Today I decided I needed to kick it up a notch and went for a run. Well not ‘really’ a run, more a wog (walk/jog), and only 3kms, but it was something – better than nothing, and I ran along the walkway and listened to the waves. It was good, even though it was bloody freezing!

I’m also going to try and get some of my ‘100’ items going too, will try and get out of bed early tomoro but it’s not easy when it’s so cold in the house!

Found the below on Pinterest and thought it was perfect for today’s MM

3 months from now

I Am 100 Update 1

A week in, and I am down 3kgs #kapow

Haven’t thought about drinking in terms of really wanting a drink. I’ve had the old ‘A glass of wine would be nice right now’ thought, but that’s quickly gone with someone flight of fancy #oohshinythings

Macros have been killing me smalls! My sugar has been out of control, even though my calories are sitting at an average of 620 calories per day – my sugar was 77 grams on Monday! Gah!

Managed to pull it back in the last couple of days, but clearly have to be more vigilant – so easy to let those things slip even when calories are in control.

Tomorrow night will be my first real test with a visit to a pub with work. Will have to avoid food and booze. Not an easy ask but it’ll be so worth it at the end of the day (well 92 days now) 😉

Happy thirsty Thursday to y’all, don’t forget those of you who are Dry Julying this is your last weekend before it starts.

cheers

 

I Am One Hundred

So this weight thing has been all over this year. Mostly up. Some down. And it’s now time to set some serious goals.

On Thursday the 19th of June it will be 100 days until Ladies Day and on that day last year I was a mere 700gms from my goal weight. Some 260 odd days since then I am more than 10kgs from that weight and knowing the second half of the year is going to go as fast as the first I’m laying it out. So here goes!

100 x 100 – a loss of 100gms a day for 100 days is 10kgs #kaboom

100 days alcohol free – no way I can lose that weight if I drink so that’s out

100 kilometres – As I’m not running at all at the moment I’m starting this from scratch. Might not seem like a great distance but it’s about 90kms more than I’ve done in the past six months.

100 x 100 x 100 squats, push ups, planks – again not that many but more than I’ve been doing!

Let’s do this!

 

it's not easy but it's worth it

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Wednesday Weigh-In – 15/1/14

Happy with today’s weigh in. I’ve lost a kilo since the last weigh in and have reached the first of my weight loss goals, back to 30kgs lost.

A total of 3.5kgs for the month so far,that’s pretty damn good.

I have been thinking about exercise a bit lately too, I just feel like I need to get moving and I could take advantage of this fine weather. My only hesitation is potentially stalling the weight loss progress as happened last time. I really do want to get working on my arms if nothing else and I know this will be fine, I just need to get motivated to get out of bed a little earlier and do some push ups and planks.

Let’s see if that happens this week, after all it’s only a month until Fashions On The Field and I want to rock my outfit! [Which I don’t even have yet!].

If Jen Aniston can rock arms like this at 44, so can I!

Jennifer Aniston seen on the set of The Bounty in Queens

Motivation Monday – Don’t

I spent the best part of Sunday trawling through Pinterest getting inspiration for this year’s Christmas, yes I do mean the Christmas that is 353 days away! I’ve decided that as it’s such a busy time at work for me I need to have a plan to ensure my Christmas is how I want it this year. So each room has a theme, I have an ideas list, a things to buy list, and most importantly – a ‘things to make’ list. These Things To Make will be a fundamental part of my Handmade Christmas.

During my browsing I came across some great inspiration including crafts, Christmas decor ideas, fabulous things to make, and of course diet and exercise motivation. The below quote really struck me as it can relate not only to the things you think you’ll want to give up such as exercising, or your weight loss regime, but also those other little things that might not be as easy as we would like them to be and the ‘CBF’ thought goes through our mind.

So this is the first Motivation Monday for the year and I want you to take it with you throughout the year and when you hit a wall remember the quote, and keep going!

Don't Give Up Motivation Monday