Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Finding Motivation

I'm not going to lie.  The wedding planning process took a lot out of me.  While it was mostly fun & the day turned out perfectly, there were times when there were tears, it was very stressful and caused arguments between LC & I.  Since we've been married, we've been argument/tear/stress-free and very happy in love :-) 

But there's one thing that I'm missing: motivation to workout.  I wish I could say that I exhausted myself from all the working out that I did before the wedding, but that would be a big {fat} lie.  I did take a little bit of a break from The Bar Method, but I'm back to it this week.  I've been working out since I got married, but not the extent that I should be to continue losing weight and the motivation to actually get up and go is just not there.  

Before I got married, what motivated me to get up and workout was that BWD {beautiful, white, dress}.  I wanted to look and feel my best on my wedding day, and I did. But lately, when I don't feel like running, I have nothing to think about that gets me up and going.  Now I see how newlyweds gain weight their first year of marriage.

But I won't let that be me.  I'm mixing things up here at the casa.  I've recruited a running buddy: my husband.  Our goal is to run at least twice a week together and I've been toying around with the idea of signing up for a 1/2 marathon at the end of the October.  I've also ordered Turbo Fire from Beachbody because I've heard so many great things about it and it looks FUN! I was going to start the 60 day Insanity program {which I bought about a year ago}, but one of my bridesmaids had asked to borrow it so I'm going to let her try it out.  I also think it's time for some new workout apparel.  Maybe a trip to lululemon is in my near future :-) 


  1. I'll give you motivation on why to work out: Heart disease, high cholesterol/clog arteries, cellulite, Enjoying taking pictures because you look nice, remember your 20's as a healthy time in life, clothing shopping is more fun when you are fit...I can go on forever....:-) People say they are trying to look good for their wedding..I say we should try to look good for our life...:-)

  2. Thanks Elvi :-) I LOVED reading this this morning! Made me even more pumped to get a good cardio workout in today.

  3. Good for you! Keep us updated on how you like TurboFire. I've never heard of it sounds INTENSE!

    Beautiful wedding photo BTW :)

    Kristen L.

  4. Thanks Kristin! I'm hoping to get turbofire by tomorrow :-) So that I can try it out this weekend. I'll definitely let you know how it is.

  5. It's great to hear that you're blissfully happy. Contentment does lead to weight gain - for some people, like me! Lovely wedding photo...