Friday, June 19, 2015

Friday Thoughts

It's Friday again! I've noticed that several other bloggers do sort of a random, bulleted post on Fridays; I did one a few weeks ago and enjoyed it, so I think I'm hopping on that train.


  • Even though it's Father's Day weekend, we don't have anything special planned. I suppose I could always take the kids out and leave Marc alone, but considering that he gets at least 1-2 days every week totally kid-free due to his work schedule, I don't feel any particular pressure to go that route. I think it'll just be another average Sunday (not a bad thing for us!). 
  • Ashleigh (whom I mentioned in this post) is not doing well. The cancer has spread to her liver, and I know she had a brain MRI on Tuesday to check for evidence of cancer and it was clear (thank God). I haven't heard much else, but I'm certain that's not a good sign. Thank you for all the sweet comments the last time I talked about her; please continue to keep her and her husband, and their two little boys in your thoughts and prayers. (Her blog: My Journey With Inflammatory Breast Cancer)
  • I have really been struggling these last few weeks with getting up to exercise in the mornings. I honestly do not know what my deal is--I just have to get tough with myself and make myself get out of bed. I've gotten to the point that I really do enjoy running, and other exercise, but it's the whole getting up at 5:30 and getting out the door that I'm stuck on. I've thought about making a proper running schedule, that way if I don't go run then I've actually skipped out on something that I scheduled--what do you think? Any other ideas or advice? Tough love is also welcome :)
  • I've been doing well with my June Goals. I've been excellent at staying within my PointsPlus for the week. Also, despite not getting up in the mornings to exercise, I've still managed to exercise at least 3x per week; running on Saturdays, and an at-home workout here and there. I've also managed to get to bed before 11 nearly every night; I didn't last night because I started watching this season of Orange is the New Black (I'm so tired of Piper and Alex drama, btw) and I just kept letting Netflix play the next episode. 
  • I've tried to be really open and honest about my journey at my WW meetings, because I know I appreciate hearing stories similar to mine and if hearing my story helps even one person who is struggling, then it's worth baring my soul. Well, at my WW meeting last week, someone actually said that I inspired them. ME! She'd just reached her goal weight again, (she's a longtime Lifetime member and came back to lose 30lbs she'd put back on), and the previous week I'd talked about how it took me a year to lose my first 30 lbs but I didn't quit and I kept coming to the meetings because without them, I'm certain I would've gained another 30 lbs. She'd been trying to lose her last couple of pounds for several weeks, and she said the fact that I didn't give up inspired her not to give up and to just power through it. And she did! 
I just looked at my phone and I've taken 0 pictures this week, so I apologize for the lack of imagery. I hope you all have a great weekend!

10 comments:

  1. I like the Friday roundup style posts. It gives you an opportunity to talk about a bunch of stuff without feeling like you have to stick to a "theme". Your friend Ashleigh is in my prayers. You are in my thoughts too - morning exercise is difficult to do, but you've been doing great with exercising in general, and I am in awe of you for doing it while you're a mom to small kids. Good for you!

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  2. Glad you are doing well. I'm keeping Ashleigh and her family in my daily prayers.

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  3. I love having a training schedule. Crossing off my workouts makes me so proud, it's like a grown-up star chart๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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    1. Ooh, never thought of it like that... I love star charts! :D

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  4. Love that she told you that you were an inspiration! I promise that even more people than that are inspired by you but aren't speaking up. :)

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  5. YAY to being someone's inspiration!

    So I have a few morning workout tricks. The first is, do you have to get up that early? I have a mental issue with getting up before 6AM so I just started getting up at 6:02 for my morning runs. I do my long runs on weekends so I don't have to be up as early so for short midweek runs, that worked for me. Second, do you have an accountablity friend? Someone who can text you to make sure you are awake? And third, get everything, literally EVERYTHING, prepped the night before. One little trick I do is wear my socks to bed and lay everything else out. That way I get up, get dressed, get my shoes on, before I am even fully away. Good luck figuring out what works for you!

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    1. I do, unfortunately have to get up that early... I love that 6am doesn't work for you, but 6:02 does :D I'll have to try setting my alarm for 5:33 or something random like that and see if it helps. Thanks for all the great suggestions!

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  6. I find your blog inspiring, so I'm sure the people you know in "real life" are just as inspired by you.

    I have been struggling to get started on waking up early to workout! I would be more comfortable with 7:00 instead of 6:00, but I'm so afraid I'll wake up baby and then I definitely won't get that workout in!

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