Monday, 14 November 2011

Final Motivation Monday

Okay, so this is it...my final Motivation Monday! WHAT?! How did that happen? Four weeks have come and gone and this weekend is the wedding! EEEK! I am excited!! And hopeful that all my hard work is going to pay off as my Goal Dress Journey is coming to an end. So send me your positive fitness thoughts for my final week!

I ended my weekend with  restorative yoga class, which left me feeling rested, balanced, and thankful for this defective body of mine. I used to be an avid yogi; using yoga as my  primary form of exercise, and going to classes 3-4 times a week. But lately with my running aspiration I have being doing a lot less yoga. This was probably my first class in about 6 months and I left feeling amazing. I need to be more mindful of what my body can accomplish and respect the way it serves me each and everyday. At the beginning of class the instructor asks that you set an intention for your practice and for your week ahead.

This week's intention: Feel Strong, Healthy, and Beautiful. 

Last week went pretty well, although I must confess I had a few diet flubs on Saturday at my girlfriend's birthday party. So this week to ensure I stick to the plan and really push myself I have decided to add more classes than normal to my routine. Classes help me keep my intensity high for the full hour. I always leave with a boat-load of calories burned and feeling pumped up. Hence why I have started my week with a Sunrise Spin Class! Yes that's right I was up and peddeling to the dance beats this morning at 6:30!! This week I only have 4 days to work with and I want to make them count! So this week this plan is...

Monday - Sunrise Cycle Flow
Tuesday - Strength Training
Wednesday - 10 km Run
Thursday - 1hr Endurance Spin Class 

I am feeling good, and so far I am noticing a difference in how things fit, as well as with the numbers on the scale  - all signs that point to progress. More than anything else this journey has shown me the kind of results I can expect to achieve if I really focus on my fitness and make it priority. So I am excited to see how far I can go if I continue to apply the lessons I have learned over the last 4 weeks. The proof will be in the pudding on Thursday though...so stay tuned for my final Stay Truthful Thursday and The Big Reveal coming next Sunday.

PS In other exciting blogging news one of those amazing fit and fabulous friends I have made in the online world has asked me to write a Guest Post for them! EEK! So tomorrow check out The Orange Mask to see my post on creating a Holly Jolly Battleplan now that the holidays are fast approaching!

Lots of exciting stuff this week! Talk to you soon!
Love your Favourite Darwinian Fail,
Krysten