Monday, 24 October 2011

Motivation Monday

Last week was not a stellar week for me. As always I start off on Monday with the best of intentions but as the week progresses...well...I get tired, life starts to get to me, I get cranky, and I definitely end up feeling less motivated. Typically by the time Friday rolls around all resolve has left me. I morph into a sloth at exactly 4:30 PM Friday night - spending my weekend primarily sleeping, lying around watching (mindless but juicy) reality TV, and eating way too much, especially when I am out socializing. FAIL!!! Then the weekend is over, I feel guilty, and start the cycle all over again.

Well NO MORE!! I have decided to add a new feature to my blog, called "Motivation Monday" (hence the title of this post) to inform all my faithful blog-o-sphere friends what I hope to accomplish exercise-wise for that week. It will hopefully force myself to be accountable, and put a stop to my lazy weekend ways.

Why inflict this upon myself, you may ask? And why now? As you all know, my time with this particular body is limited. In a few short months (at a date yet to be determined) I will be saying good-bye to my boobies and hello to a set of implants to preventative treat my BRCA 1 gene. I have discussed at length the implications this is sure to have on my body image, and the already fragile mental state I battle when it comes to my self-esteem in this department. So lately I have been trying to make a conscious effort to LOVE my body as it is (scar, swollen arm, and all) while I still have it. This is obviously a work in progress...

I purchased a goal dress to attempt to show off and enjoy the body I have, while I have it. I purchased a somewhat scandalous bridesmaid dress for my best friend Erin's wedding. Okay, the isn't completely scandalous. But it is strapless - something I never do, because of my scar and oh yeah...the protruding metal box sticking out of my chest (aka my pacemaker). And the hem-line is also much shorter than I would normally go. Needless to say it is definitely a good few inches north of the knee. I decided that this was going to be my last HOORAH with this body. And I better make it count! The wedding signifies one last time to get dressed up, be with all the people I love, and feel good (ideally GREAT) in my own skin.

But to feel GREAT in my own skin is certainly easier said than done these days. And knowing me, I know I always feel my best when I can say without any guilt that I have been taking care of myself and my body with a regular diet and exercise routine. So that is exactly what I intend to do!

The big day is Nov 19th, giving me 4 weeks to really work it. I want to look smokin' in that dress, and more than anything I want to FEEL smokin' in that dress. So here we go people, Motivation Monday #1.

Monday: 5 km Run
Tuesday: Strength Training Routine (45 min.)
Wednesday: Spin Class
Thursday: 3 km Run
Friday: Bootcamp
Saturday: 8 km Run
Sunday: REST

Ambitious and maybe a little crazy...But I am going to give it a go! Tune in Friday for my other new feature "Stay Truthful Thursday" where I will honestly tell you if I have been sticking to the plan and about this weeks progress.

Love your Favourite Darwinian Fail,