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1. What is draining my energy?
2. What can make me move?
3. What should I do in order to be more energized?
4. What is holding me back?
5. How can I beat that?
6. Mistakes I shouldn’t make (anymore)
7. What is the lesson I should learn out of this “energyless” period?
8. Ultimate goal (What should I go for)

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So I’ve been feelin a drastic loss of energy lately , so i decided to check it with my cards and made a spread asking what I want to know. The spread was successful and answered my questions (the cards were bashing me ofc and giving me a lecture), so i wanted to share with you guys. Now I know that there may be thousands of arrow-like spreads, but I felt this is the best way to line them up cause…arrows pointing up……..why not

My phone went completely wonky while I was on the cruise and reset itself to the point that I couldn’t even turn it on!😳 It honestly felt so nice to completely disconnect from my phone and technology for 5 days💆🏻🏝🛳 But this was the last picture I got on the cruise and it was when I went to the gym to do Day 2 of my next challenge!💪🏼 It was a GREAT workout!😍

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bike ride to the gym

  • 6 x 5 pec machine @ 135#
  • 4 x 5 dips
  • 6 x 5 row machine @ 160#
  • 6 x 5 low row machine @ 145#
  • 3 x 10 tricep press machine @ 125#
  • 6 x 5 seated press machine @ 210#
  • skipped the cardio

bike ride home

  • the gym workers received mini Reeses..
  • bottom pic = gym is installing a concrete place for the bicycles to park.  yay!!!
Not worrying about my weight recently feels great! Not exercising too much, not weighing myself all the time, it feels good. I've been over eating a little bit because I'm getting my period soon, but it comforts me to know that my metabolism speeds up during "girly times" lol I'm just glad I'm not worrying too much about something that's been bothering me for a few years now...
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Throw back to some beautiful nice cream bowls in honor of this amazing day!! Why is it amazing?? Well:

1) it’s 70 degrees and sunny and beautiful but it’s not too hot that I sweat every time I move

2) we’re more than halfway through the semester, which means only a few more weeks until summer

3) there are flowers and dogs everywhere

4) today was an AMAZING day at the gym, and even though i’m not feeling totally great about my body lately, I know good things are coming

Guys! I can officially say I survived my first Crossfit class!! It was so much fun. I can’t remember the last time I was that winded after a workout. Lately I’ve been getting so bored of going to the gym by myself all the time and the atmosphere I felt tonight is exactly what I need. And having someone who actually knows what their doing look at my deadlift form was a plus since I’ve had lower back issues in the past. Think we identified a few potential issues so it’s just going to be light weight and form practice for a bit..but I mean I’m just glad to be making positive progress, you know? Overall I’m looking forward to going back Wednesday night!!!

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I kind of dread posting this, but I thought maybe some other mom/person in my situation could relate! It’s been a long time since I’ve regularly exercised. Today I considered it. Then quickly talked myself out of it with all the housework, homework, etc I had planned for later. So I just made myself do some movements while cooking. This little focus on body weight exercises got my blood pumping and muscles moving. 10 Squats, 10 Push Ups (no upper body strength like me? Use the wall!), 10 Calf Raises while holding your abs as tight as possible. Stir dinner. Repeat 😆 I got in 4 rounds! (You can hear my kids yelling in the other room because I have the baby gate up so they can’t get hurt by the stove lol!) #smallchanges #fitmom #weightlossjourney #fitnessjourney #fitfam #workout #exercise

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boundless sky

monday

3 weeks til Boston, we’re tapering

Feeling good about the race and the weekend in Syracuse.  A relaxed 13 mile shakeout in the park to recover from yesterday’s half marathon (16 miles total on Sunday, the Half plus 2 mile warm up/1 mile cool down).  Went into the store last night after the race to receive some deliveries, the left bicep is sore from the lifting; and the hamstrings cramped up briefly while sleeping.  Still in one piece, though.

I love these recovery runs, or any easy ones, they’re my sanctuary, a brief but blissful respite from the world.  I often look up at the sky while running, sometimes straight up and up ahead at other times.  That was the case this afternoon when the day’s fog had cleared and the clouds were a little behind opening up the pale blue sky underneath.  One of the earliest images I can recall is of the sky and clouds, I must have been a toddler, before I knew what is good and what is bad, and I remember feeling good looking up at the boundless sky.  I still get that feeling looking at the sky, especially while running.