Happy Monday!

I never sleep well on Sunday nights…I have no clue why…I suppose I just can’t turn my mind off and get rest.

So last night was a sleepless night, but I tried to catch a few ZZZ’s in each hour between waking up with stomach issues.  I could’ve let this ruin my day…COULD HAVE.   But I was pleasantly surprised to get not only morning cuddles from my husband (normally tough with a 60 lb. dog in the bed), but to also have my youngest crawl in bed for 5 minutes of snuggles before we had to get up.  I knew it would be a great day. 

And then I stepped on the scale for my Monday morning weigh in, and heard a terrible crack.  DID I BREAK THE SCALE???  I registered at 100 lbs. which is ridiculous, but I figured I broke the scale.  (Come to find out it was one of my daughter’s beads that broke underneath the scale, LOL). 

I have struggled with negativity ruining my mood lately, so I went into work with a new found positive attitude.  And guess what, it worked!  Will it work every day, maybe not.  But Monday is complete and I am happy.   

I was SOOOO tired today after a terrible night’s sleep.  But I made myself drive straight home from work and change into my workout gear for the gym.  I was pleasantly surprised to get a good workout in.

I ran 2.12 miles in 20 minutes and added in some weights to help strengthen my legs.

3 sets/15-30 lbs abdominals
3 sets/15-55 lbs leg extensions
3 sets/10-45 lbs leg curls

Not a huge workout, but a great start. 

I also (drum roll please) signed up for my first ½ marathon this spring. 


A lot of my running friends are signing up, so it should be a blast. 

Lastly, I am happy to report I’ve lost nearly all the weight I gained during marathon training!   Thank goodness, my knees were very unhappy with me.  Hard work truly pays off! 

7 Comments on “Happy Monday!

  1. Way to go on the weight loss!!! Don't worry-you're not the only one who gained weight during marathon training! It took me about 7 months to get back to my pre-marathon weight!


  2. Congrats on signing up for your first spring half and getting back to your pre-marathon weight. Funny story about the scale!


  3. Great job getting to the gym when you were so tired. I am never motivated at night. Guess what? My first ever half marathon was the Egg Shell Shuffle 1/2 Marathon 2 years ago. It's a great race. Maybe one day this winter we can run the Fox River. 🙂


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