So this week has been amazing for many reasons.  The first is that it is both mine and Josie's bday weekend.  Josie had an amazing princess tea party that I have been planning forever and enjoyed every moment of.  Then on Sunday we went out to one of my favorite restaurants for my birthday lunch.  Yes I had cake but I also had a salad for lunch instead of something less healthy because let me tell you this place has the most amazing chocolate hazelnut cake-I ate every stitch of it and it was delicious.

Yet, the other reason it was amazing-I finished the 2 week challenge!  It was hard, I mean really hard.  Add to that a crazy week with preparing for the party, conferences for Dylan, as well as general crazy teacher stuff.  Yet, I did all the workouts and began some optional hazing for the Mamavation Mom's campaign.  There is no other way to say it then it kicked my ass-literally and figuratively.  For me the hardest are the abs and burpees (if you don't know what these are look them up).  I was trying to do 100 of them this am-I was really defeated because they are so hard for me...I was having a hard time even getting to 75.  Then I looked up and saw my two kiddos sitting there playing and I said to myself they deserve a healthier mom and it motivated me to get my ass back on the ground and trying to finish the set...yet to be honest it was me who pushed myself to the end.

This week's Monday topic is motivation.  I am motivated by my kids to be a healthy mom for them.  Yet, this two week challenge has taught me something.  I am doing this for me.  I deserve better.  I deserve to be healthier and it is going to be hard.  Really, Really hard.  Yet, I can do this.  It might not be pretty but I will get there.

Finally, although cheesy to say, my fellow contestants in the moms competition are also motivating me. It is nice to see other moms in different parts of their journey who are at different fitness levels all doing this with me.  It helps-It really does to get my ass back to to grind with these workouts.  So to those moms-Thanks

Stay tuned for my official two week challenge results later this week
7 Responses
  1. monicazyoung Says:

    Happy birthday.
    Good luck this week and I am happy you are getting stronger.

  2. Unknown Says:

    Happy belated Birthday and what a great present to yourself than making working out and health a priority.

  3. Happy belated birthday first off, second off great job on the lunch having the healthy and letting the splurge be totally worth it... Still to this day burpees kick my ass and I despise them

  4. Unknown Says:

    Cheers to a fabulous week and happy birthday! Being there for your kids is the best motivator!! Congrats on finishing the two week challenge

  5. Jen Crum Says:

    It sounds like a great week!

  6. kia Says:

    Happy Belated Birthday - sounds like you made some mindful choices.

  7. Unknown Says:

    I am so proud of you and all the hard work you have put in! You can do this and I am so excited to call you my friend!

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