Focus is real

To put this into words is hard because I have been extremely focused lately.  I’m the person you come to for motivation and inspiration to tackle your dreams and lately I’ve just been focused on chasing my own stuff.  It’s been hard for me to put it into words to post here on the blog.

I’m still here.  If you follow me on Instagram, you know I’ve still been around.

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The goals I’ve set for myself aren’t visual goals.  That’s why I haven’t had much to post on Instagram (besides in my stories).  The goals I set are kind of personal and hard to put into words.  It’s hard to explain something completely personal to others because the FULL understanding just won’t be there.

A couple of weeks ago I looked in the mirror and didn’t like what I saw. I lost all of my muscle when I was pregnant and I knew I needed to start building that back. I just knew I needed to put the steps into motion to make the change.

The goals I have set for myself are to keep on a schedule.  I know if I don’t get up in the morning to get my workout in, I probably will struggle with trying to get it in during the day.  The past two weeks I’ve gotten up every morning to do my workouts.  I’ve been focusing on getting my strength training done and getting my 10,000 steps by the end of the day.

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I’ve been doing my walk/runs in the evening with the baby. It’s been a nice way to put a stamp on the end of the day. I have definitely felt accomplished which has given me a push to continue on the path.

The goals I’ve set is to rebuild my mental toughness because I went through a hard time.  At some point, I started to discredit myself and question my worth to the world. I started to isolate myself and I took a few steps backward.  I’ve been working on building my mental strength by doing some type of daily devotional.  It’s amazing how things started to change when I started my daily devotionals.  That really just tells me your attitude can make a big difference in how you go about things in life.

I’ve been energized, even when I’ve been tired.  Four A.M. comes early and there are a lot of things that happen in a day, but I’ve been focused on accomplishing my goals.

I am still here.

And now that I’m writing this, I realize it wasn’t so hard to write.  When I am honest and not trying to “write to impress” things do come a little easier.

Tips for new runners

Tips for new runners

It’s about time for me to get back on my blogging game and provide some useful information. Right now I’m about to start my marathon training for Chicago so running is on my mind. Plus, I feel like I’m starting all over again so this is the time for me to share tips for new runners since I feel like a new runner…again. 1. Build your base. It’s easy to get super jazzed about running. It’s easy to get caught up in comparing yourself to others. You have to put all of those things aside and just build your base… View Post

Forgotten Five Things Friday: Halo Top, LilleBaby and …

Forgotten Five Things Friday: Halo Top, LilleBaby and Kinedu

Happy Earth Day!  I wanted to get out and run this morning because I haven’t run in two weeks due to concentrating on returning to work at the gym.  I’m ready to get back outside and I thought Earth Day would be the best time to do it.  Well, life had other plans and I didn’t make my run.  It was just too warm for me to get out there.  I’ll try later because I’m not going to waste the day. I missed my Five Things Friday so I’m going to give them to you on Saturday today.  Normally, I… View Post

Five Things Friday: finally blogging edition

Five Things Friday: finally blogging edition

I feel like I’m sneaking to blog.  It’s in the wee hours of the morning but I need to get this in.  Last week I made the mistake of blogging about nonsense and then the baby woke up so I didn’t get to finish the post.  It’s sad, but I’m already wasting time.  Let’s get with it: Running.  I’m starting to get back into it.  I’ve gone back to it and things are so much better. Granted, I’m a wee bit slower (like almost 4 minutes a mile slower) than what I use to be, but I’ll get back there.… View Post

Setting my goals for 2017

Setting my goals for 2017

I’ve always said the best way to achieve your goals is to write those goals down and revisit them from time to time.  This will be my place to share my goals with you and you will hopefully keep me accountable to some point.  Things in my life are different now and it’s weird how quickly things can change.  In the past, I would have been talking about collecting states on my marathon quest or that new distance I was hoping to tackle. I feel like I’m in a place of starting over and I don’t mind it at all.… View Post