04-14-2014

Motivational Monday!

So happy it will be in the mid 70s today! Love that it is finally getting consistently warm. Hopefully it stays that way next week when my mom and I will be in Boston to watch the marathon! Anyone running or will be there too?

Anyway, I found this quote and print on Etsy and love it:

eleanor roosevelt quote

How often do we let other people’s comments and opinions get to us? It actually happened to me a few times this weekend and I had to talk myself out of it. It sucks and it’s hard not to care, but at the end of the day, you’re doing what is best for you, or going after things that you want…no need to have to justify that to anyone!

Have you let someone’s comments get in your head recently? How did you move past it?

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04-09-2014

Health & Fitness Links To Get You Through The Day

It’s only Wednesday…I seriously feel like it should be the end of the week already!

Here are your health links for today:

Do you strive for “perfect” eating or are do you treat yourself when you have a craving?

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04-07-2014

Motivational Monday!

Happy Monday! Sad the weekend is over, but excited a new week is here. Here’s today’s quote, which I have loved for quite some time now, ever since my brother showed me the whole video:

how bad do you want it

Here’s the video he showed me (though there is a full version, I’ve only seen this one).

Success, no matter what you’re going after, will only come after hard work. Whether you’re training for a 5K, or working to build your own business like I am, we all need to keep in mind that things don’t just fall into your lap. Sometimes we make excuses and don’t get things done. We care about other stuff, and put other things before our goals.

Let’s work out butts off and go after our goals this week.

What goals are you working towards right now?

What do you think of this quote?

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03-31-2014

Motivational Monday!

Happy Monday! I feel like this weekend flew by. I ran my first 5K of the season on Saturday and it was awesome! Race Recap coming on Tuesday :)

Random – but I just heard the news reminding us April Fools is tomorrow. Do you guys prank your friends? Maybe I’ll think of something for my brother…

Anyway, finally this WHOLE week will be in the 60s. Is spring finally here?? Today isn’t a motivational quote per se, but it’s a quote reminding us of all the great things about spring.

Springtime Subway Art 8x10Hopefully spring is here to stay! I can’t wait to get in some outdoor runs this week.

What is your favorite season? Mine are spring and fall. I love cooler weather as opposed to the heat of summer. Any of you love winter??

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03-24-2014

Motivational Monday!

I feel like I have said this a million times, but how is it possible that it was 60 yesterday and this week we may get snow…??!? Come on spring….

Anyway, I was looking through Tumblr for a good quote for today. If you ever want some inspiration, look up “inspirational quotes” or something related and you’ll find a lot of great stuff. I love Tumblr in general for discovering funny things, news, GIFs, etc. Here’s the quote I found:

inspirational quote

I read it and it immediately got me thinking. I mean, I think no matter what…even if you followed all of your dreams and gut instincts, you’d always regret something or wish you had done something else, BUT I like the message here. Pursue your goals and see what happens. You might regret it, or it may not work out, but it’s better to try. I think it would be scary to see “the person you could have become.”

Even now I think back to when I was a teenage and how I thought my life would be by now…and it’s totally not! Sometimes it is disappointing to think about but it also makes me want to work harder to get to where I want to be, so that when I’m 45 I’m not looking back to now and remembering how I wanted to accomplish X,Y,Z. Did that make sense? I feel like I just started rambling… :-P

What do you think about this quote?

What did you think you would accomplish by now when you were a teen? It’s not necessarily a bad thing if you haven’t done those things! Some of those desires were totally unrealistic :)

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03-17-2014

Motivational Monday!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Who had some St. Paddy’s related fun this weekend? Anyone run races? I’d love to hear about it!

Here’s today’s motivational quote :)

be happy

It’s a great way to view things. Sometimes we stew about things or get worked up, and in the end, it turns out it wasn’t AS big of a deal as we made it out to be. Stress can have a lot of health impacts (perhaps another post?), so instead focus on letting go of anger or stress, and try to focus on the good in your life instead!

What stress coping mechanisms do you use? I usually try to tell myself that there is nothing I can do to change a certain situation, so I should stop worrying about it and letting it affect me. How about you?

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03-03-2014

Motivational Monday!

Finally, it’s March! I wonder if spring will come anytime soon…

I hope you all had a great weekend! I was down in Atlantic City for my best friend’s birthday and it was so much fun.

We went to Dusk, a club in Caesar’s Palace, and danced the night away with our BFs :)

Anyway, here is a quote I found for today’s motivational Monday:

How true is that? I catch myself complaining sometimes and then tell myself that if there is nothing I can do to change a situation, then I need to just move on. Tomorrow is a new day, and a new day to make things happen. Forget about yesterday.

What are your thoughts on this quote?

Did you do anything fun this weekend?

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02-17-2014

Motivational Monday!

Another Monday…another week. I’m super excited for this week because it’s NYC Social Media Week! I’ll be going to 2 events on Thursday and possibly one on Tuesday. I’ll be writing more about this in a post later today.

Here’s today’s inspiration:

Have you ever been afraid to try something? Because you were afraid you wouldn’t be able to do it? That’s how I felt back in 2010 when I started thinking about trying a half-marathon. My mom and I were so scared, and did not think we’d be able to do it. Then we did…and then we committed to a full marathon-and were petrified! But now, 2 marathons later, we know it’s something we can conquer, and every year we work to improve our times and continue to run :)

Had we not decided to try a half-marathon, we would never know what we were capable of. Sometimes you may think, “I could never do that.” Stop and think, is that true? Or do you just think you couldn’t? I say, I could never do a triathlon, but now I’m considering trying a mini one and seeing where that goes.

Going along with this, I was watching the Olympics and heard the story of an athlete who wanted to go to the Olympics, so she started skiing 4 years ago. Never skied before! And is now in the Olympics. You really never know what you can accomplish.

Is there something you have said you would never do, but then ended up doing?

Is there something you think you can’t accomplish ever? Why?

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02-14-2014

Happy Valentine’s Day To You!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Whether or not you’re in a relationship…I challenge you to focus on one thing today: yourself!

After all, that is the most important relationship, right?

Use today to feel good about yourself, and treat yourself too!

valentines day

Here are my challenges to you:

  1. Get Sweaty. Do your favorite workout today. Mine is lifting, and I can’t wait to go to the gym later to work on arms and shoulders.
  2. Treat Yourself. Do something nice for yourself today. Maybe give yourself a manicure, or go get one (actually, I may do that…). Take a nice relaxing bath. Get a haircut. Anything that makes you feel pampered.
  3. Treat Yourself Part 2. Indulge in a sweet treat! After all, it IS Valentine’s Day! I plan on having some chocolate…specifically Ferrero Rocher – one of my favorites! If you don’t like coffee, treat yourself to whatever your favorite “splurge” is.
  4. Text A Friend. Text or call a friend to say Happy Valentine’s Day and show you care about them! What would we be without our best friends? And making others feel good will make you feel good too.
  5. Do Something Nice. Do something nice for a random stranger. Whether it’s buying their coffee or giving them a compliment. They will appreciate it and, like I said above, you will feel really good afterwards…which sets you up to be in a good mood for the rest of the day!

Enjoy the day, and remember to love yourself! That’s what matters most ;)

Are you celebrating Valentine’s Day? How?

What’s your favorite chocolate? I love Ferrero Rocher and Lindt Truffles!

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02-10-2014

Motivational Monday!

Hi all! Hope your weekend was great! I had a fun weekend that included throwing a surprise party/outing for Dan’s birthday…he was totally surprised and it was a blast.

So today’s quote reflects a topic of conversation I was having with friends over the weekend:

Money isn’t everything. It’s easy to get into a cycle of feeling like you need more money, or need to buy certain things…and some days I certainly feel that way. I feel like I should be making more or down on myself that I don’t, but I love this quote.

Right now, I have everything I could want in my life. Money isn’t the only thing that matters, and whenever I feel a bit down about it, I reflect on the things I am thankful for:

  • A roof over my head
  • My family
  • Plentiful food
  • …and much more

Do you ever get into moods where you wish you made more money?

What are you thankful for that money can’t buy?

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