Man, it has been a rough couple of days around here.
Emotionally rough. Anyone have any extra internet hugs to give out? Send 'em my way.
That's certainly not a way to get Motivation Monday kicked off but, I like to let you in on the happenings of my life, good or bad. Basically, my husband had to leave, and I won't be seeing him for the foreseeable future (5ish months). Even though it was rough, I am certain that this is for the best, and that it will help bring happiness to my family in the long run :)
I also have some good news! This:
It has been FRIGID up in here for the past week. I hate having to wear 3 layers of clothes to go running. It makes me feel bulky and sloooooow.
Luckily, our neighbor 3 houses down from us has a treadmill, and after seeing me run by her house when it was 6 degrees outside, told me to feel free and come use it whenever I wanted. (Big gasp of breath for my ridiculous run on sentence)
Ummm... OK, twist my arm.
She works from 10-2 so I just shuffled my curly self on over there this morning and did 7 miles of glorious, warm running.
Since it says that I burned 191 carbs, I assumed that meant I had to immediately replace them all. Right??
As long as the cold/snowy/icy weather continues, I see a lot of bonding time with that treadmill.
In other news, I've decided to make myself accountable for a few things that I NEED to work on. SO! I give you....
February Fitness Month!
(I was going to make a ballin' picture to go along with this, but it's 10:30 and I'm tired)
Basically, each week in February I'm going to challenge myself to work on some aspect of fitness/nutrition that I deeesperately need work on.
Why do it this way? Answer: I need a challenge. I am the type of person who needs goals and plans to succeed. If I just say "Nicole, you need to do some freaking sit ups," I'm all "YEAH I KNOW." But then I don't do them.
Basically I need accountability. Even if it's just through this itty bitty blog.
Each Monday (since Sunday is my rest day) I will post my goal for the week.
This week: STRETCHING!
My hip flexors have been sooooo tight lately. And listen, if I'm being completely honest... I probably stretch..... 28% of the time. Usually after my long run aaaaaand that's it. I NEED to stretch more. It's so important. I'm sure you've heard it before. Let's move on.
I'm challenging myself to stretch for a minimum of 20 minutes a day even on my rest days. I think you should too. We could play Words with Friends while we stretch.
More flexible AND smarter?! Why wouldn't you do this!?
Are you good about accountability? Or do you need a goal to keep you on track?
Treadmills- yay or nay?