Sunday, January 31, 2010

Motivation ~ Found

I have had a fantastic week! I feel GREAT!

Over the past several weeks, or months, rather, I have been struggling with my motivation. Not only in my running, but with life in general. I can't blame this lack of motivation on one particular reason, just a combination of things, I guess. I will spare you the details. This week I found my motivation... So,what is it that motivates me?

***New music on my ipod...right now, it is Lady Gaga. Needless to say, she is a "fascinating" woman. But every song has a great beat, I have been running faster. I have actually been getting up at the butt-crack of dawn to go running! OUTSIDE! I know, shocker, huh? Winter running for me is usually on a treadmill, but since I live in the desert, why not go out, it's a balmy 37 in the mornings...BTW, I don't know how you Canadians get out there and run in the cold everyday!

***The scale going down...I have lost a few pounds this week. Yay me! I have been eating better, which is making me feel better. I have cut bread out of my diet and I am eating more fruits and veggies. Common sense stuff, really.

***You, my Bloggy friends...reading your posts is motivating for me, I may not always leave a comment, but please know that you are all an inspiration to me! Thanks!

AND...is a Disco Stick really what I think it is??? ( ;

14 comments:

Meg said...

Losing pounds is SO motivating and maybe eating so well is helping you feel GREAT too! I've been working on that since Friday(I know, baby steps)and it's so hard! That's my goal for the week; eat clean and drink a lot of water.

Aka Alice said...

No shame in listening to Lady Gaga. She's on my iPod too.

Glad you found your mojo!

Janice {Run Far} said...

I love lady gaga..... keep it up girl.

Marlene said...

Lady Gaga makes great runnig music. Glad to you you've got your groove back and congrats on the weight loss!

Glenn Jones said...

I konw the lack of motivation feeling all too well. Burnout rears it's ugly head every now and then in life. I'm happy you see to have been able to beat the beast down.

ShutUpandRun said...

Good for you, glad your mood is so sunny!

Lorian said...

Welcome to the world of motivation...so glad you found it! It makes life so much better! Good luck on your upcoming runs and I look forward to more posts!

The Happy Runner said...

That's awesome!!! Keep it going :-)

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Happy to read that you've found your mojo!!

NJ said...

My "following" list of blogs keeps on growing...but I really didn't need another one from someone from a warm climate to remind me that Minnesota winters are miserable and cold. For the record, I don't go outside and run in the winter...it's all treadmill. But that provides a great time to really focus on form and specific workouts.

Love your blog!

Candice @ I Have Run said...

Yay for losing a few pounds! And for finding motivation. I was just thinking about adding some Lady Gaga to my playlist the other day!!

X-Country2 said...

Send some of that motivation this way please. I'm jealous!

Tricia said...

whooohooo sounds like youre doing great!

And I'm checking in on behalf of the Tall Mom on the Run Club. Make sure to update your lovely miles on the club spreadsheet.

ESH said...

Lady Gaga is my go to run music right now. She is fantabulous! Congrats on finding motivation, it can be a tough thing to do this time of year!