80 Day Obsession

80 Day Obsession Day 71

Day 71 was Leg Day

I love Phase 3 leg day! I feel strong. Today was tough (see below) but I did it and I feel pretty bada$$ not gonna like!

The Nutrition:

Nutrition was good but I did notice I had more sweet cravings today after refeed day. I added a Daily Sunshine in the afternoon to combat that!

How do you stay motivated?

This is one of the top questions I get.

The answer….I don’t.

I don’t stay motivated.

When I did the 21 Day Fix, I was motivated every day, it was new and exciting, I was dropping weight quickly.

This program, I still haven’t dropped pounds, pretty likely that is not happening this round!

Although I have lost inches, what I have gained is immeasurable.

I have gained what I have lacked in every other program after my first couple rounds of 21 day Fix.

Determination and commitment.

I have had a few nights if not sleeping great. Couple that with a nasty storm last night, allergies and my RA being a PITA, I woke up with a heck of a headache today!

I got up and got ready to workout, thinking if I could just start, I would be ok. The time kept changing, I will do it at 10,11, 12..

I could have just said I will take a rest day, I could have just dialed it in, because I assure you, there was ZERO motivation.

So what made me head downstairs to workout? The same thing that had me press pause after round one, grab a couple ibuprofen and go right back down and finish every rep. It’s what made me jump when I haven’t jumped before. It’s what made me squat deeper and push harder.

No, I wasn’t motivated. I was DETERMINED, I was committed. When you aren’t motivated, when you don’t feel well, when you have stress, or a cat that pooped on your bed, THAT is when discipline kicks in!

That is what I have learned I this last 71 days.

I have learned on the days I don’t want to the most, those are the days I need to work the hardest. That’s where the growth happens.

What do you do when you loose motivation?

The ENDGAME:

Although the workout was harder with the pain of RA, the fatigue from not sleeping well and the headache from allergies, this was probably one of my BEST workouts. I left it all on the floor and I learned a lot about what I can do. I can do hard things!

I have finished with Day 71 and I am all in for Day 72 through 80!

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A Day in My Life

Convicted Much

IMG_9367.JPGHave you ever had one of those mornings? You know, the ones when your intentions don’t line up with reality? I am not gonna lie, I have them most days!

First,  Full disclosure:  If you are here, looking for grammatically correct perfection, move along, you won’t find it here! As a home schooling mom of 7, I teach my children all the rules but honestly, when I get five seconds to type something from my cellphone, I am just happy if it sounds co-herent.

If you are looking for politically correct, don’t offend anyone, don’t stand firm in your beliefs, move along.

If you are here, looking for someone who has it all together, you have come to the wrong place!

If you are looking for a hot mess that is just trying to balance being a godly woman, a daughter, a wife, a mom, a friend a somewhere in there still have a moment of me time, I’m your girl! I am just trying to figure it out and I fail…DAILY! Don’t believe me? Just ask my family! Stating with the six year  old……..which leads me to…

Are you convicted much? My morning started with a 6 a.m. workout alarm, which I promptly ignored, because I could not lift my right hand. My fault, who knew picking the pepperoni  off a gluten packed pizza would cause a reaction…..oh wait…I did :/  But  anyway, after having gone back to sleep for a bit and then waking back up to the daily “mom, what’s for breakfast?” apparently I was asked by two children if they could be the breakfast helper. (That will be important later) I put my eye drops in, temporarily blinding myself, stumble around getting dressed and head to the kitchen.

My sweet sweet son Hudson had gotten all the supplies out for oatmeal. I tell how much to add of the items to add and I head off to grab all of my devotions that I have left and personal development items for the morning. I come back to the kitchen and as Hudson is adding the last couple things, my six year old comes in. “Mom, you said I could help make breakfast.”

Hmmm I’m sorry! I don’t remember that. I told Hudson he could help.  I finish instructing Hudson and I come sit down to start my devotions. It’s a book I have already finished but I pick it up again every now and then. I open it and land on day fifteen.

#p31Goal

No matter the task, my work ethic remains

PERFECTION! I desire to have a good work ethic! I often struggle with being consistent with my personal development and working by business!

I am highlighting “In His grace, God has given us different gifts for doing things well” (Romans 12:6).

YES!! I love this verse! I am an encourager.  God has given me the gift of encouraging. I do this well…this thought is interrupted by the loud whine of Kinley….”MOM, you said I could help make breakfast!” (Yes, those of you that have 7 or more children may feel free to completely judge me for my parenting fail of having allowed children that whine! You are going to want to leave now because I will totally loose my countenance in the next dice minutes)

Kinley, I am sorry. You can help tomorrow.

Screaming begins. Kinley, go to your room. Full on screaming tantrum commenseses! Being the Amazing mother I am….I ignore her because DUH..I am having my DEVOTIONS!

I continue to read….”Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might. For when you go to the grave, there will be no work, planning, knowledge or wisdom.”

Screaming is now LOUDER

Awesome mom, still ignoring….

Michelle Myers speaking to me from the pages of this book….

“Doesn’t this fill you with a sense of urgency? Today is a gift, and tomorrow is not promised. We have to act now. ”

Yes! Yes it does Michelle, I get it!

The screaming is going something like this..mommy lied to me. Mommy Lied. MOMMY LIED TO ME.

“We have to act now. It might not be tomorrow…”

I KNOW MICHELLE, I’m trying!! But this kid WILL NOT STOP SCREAMING!

Mommy proceeds to loose it….Kinley, shut up….one of the worst things I ever say. I cannot stand that…..and it should be noted, it does not stop the screaming….

My husband, now disturbed from work comes up from his office to see what could possibly happening to his family.

Ummmm, she’s having a tantrum, apparently I lied to her..

She’s still screaming.

“Well, are you going to discipline her?”

I am just going to ignore her!

I keep reading….

“Whatevever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, and not for human masters.”

#Conviction

WHATEVER YOU DO-DO IT WITH YOUR WHOLE HEART!

I tell this to my husband quite often since his company was purchased. Remember who your boss is. Do your work as unto the Lord!

I apply that for my business 100%

I have Forgotten that with my family! My most IMPORTANT job!!! I AM CALLED first and foremost to be a wife and mother! I am entrustsed to the care and nurture and training of these little ones!

I put my book down. I marched into her room and I scooped her up and instead of diciplining her out of anger, I held her. I hugged her, I loved on her. And then I prayed! I prayed for forgiveness for both of us for being disobedient in our actions and I prayed we would remember each day was a gift, we aren’t promised tomorrow, let us use our gifts and talents to bless others, let is do ALL our work as unto the Lord and let us THANK HIM that his Grace is new every day because I have used it up from the day before!