Monday Motivation

I can’t promise to do this every week but maybe once a month I want to check in with you guys on what our current motivations are. This post is going to be centered around my motivations but I have a request, I need YOU to interact with me and share your current motivation!

This week is fairly easy…Swimsuit Season!

In just a few short days we will spend our first of many weekends at the lake for the summer. We love the #lakelife and are lucky in the fact that my parents have a house on the lake just about 40 minutes away. Close enough for a day trip but let’s be honest, we normally stay for the weekend!

Now don’t get me wrong, this isn’t the first time I’ve been in a swimsuit this year but it’s the first time I’ll be chasing kiddos in a swimsuit. That makes a WORLD of difference. It’s hard to be concerned with sucking in your belly and making sure you don’t bend your body crazily while your man-handling an 11 month old and keeping up with a 3 year old. So yeah, I’ll be rocking a one piece for the foreseeable future when kiddos are around. Luckily I did find a fun new one piece that I’m actually excited to wear!

After Memorial Day I’m actually setting some pretty strong goals. Honestly I did SO GOOD leading up to my Phoenix trip but since then I’ve had a hard time getting back into my 5 workout a week groove. So after Memorial Day (well, I’m trying to get 5 in this week also), I’m resolving to hit 5 workouts a week, prep ALL of our food for the week on Sunday and HIT. IT. HARD. We’re going to the beach mid July and I am dead set on being at a certain weight. I know, I know. I’ve said not to have a “goal weight” but this is just something I really want to aim for. The lowest I weighed pre-kiddos was 152 and I want it back. It was HARD work then and it’s going to be HARDER now. My goal by July 14th is to be back in the 150’s. I don’t think I can get to 152 by then but I KNOW I can drop 4 pounds and hit 159 👊🏼👊🏼

There is also another significance to July. The ONLY progress pics I have taken since having Maggie Kate are from July. I would guess to say in these before pics I weighed 195. They aren’t pretty. I’m ready to take updated progress pics. As I type this I’m already feeling ALL kinds of emotions for what it’s going to be like to see these pictures. The last year has quite honestly been the hardest of my life. It has shaken me to my core and strengthened me right back up. Because of the support of my husband and the Good Lord I feel certain that I am thriving more than ever now and have found myself again.

So let’s do this. Summer 2018, bring it on ’cause I’m coming for ya!


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