Motivation Monday

This was another one of those weeks where I was lacking some serious motivation. Granted it was week one of Whole30 (update on how that’s going tomorrow) and my energy levels were pretty low as I adjusted to life without sugar and bread (so this is what it feels like to come down off drugs….) and my body generally just felt a little wonky.  I also I’ve been a little bored with my typical exercise routine, which, as I’ve mentioned in the past, happens every couple of months or so and is usually a sign I need to mix things up a little.  I headed outside a few times this week, threw in another OTF class and only spent a couple days in the gym, and this was enough change of scenery to get me active.

Stats from this past week:

 Monday 7/4: 45 walk around the neighborhood, including some killer hill intervals!

Tuesday 7/5: 60 minute Orangetheory Fitness class

Wednesday 7/6: 20 minutes on the elliptical followed by a 45 minute power yoga class and some core exercises to top it off

Thursday 7/7: Had lunch plans today so I headed down after work and did a 40 minute run on the treadmill (6.0 mph) while watching Fixer Upper:-)

Friday 7/8: Walked outside along the river for an hour

Saturday 7/9: 60 minute Orangetheory Fitness class

Sunday 7/10: Really didn’t feel like doing anything, but I finally got my butt outside and walked around the neighborhood for 45 minutes, throwing in some good hill intervals. I felt so much better after I did…sometimes you just have to make yourself lace up those running shoes.

 In other news, Asher Wade had a run-in with a brick wall on the playground at school Thursday. These are not the kind of pictures you like getting from the preschool director…

However, that night I lathered him up with a mixture of emu oil and lavender essential oil that I get from my hippie soap and oil lady down in Seaside and I couldn’t believe the difference the next morning…

It looked 10x better and is continuing to heal quickly. I also use this concoction when I have burned myself or had a really dry patch of skin, and I used to put it on AW’s hiney when he got diaper rash.  I’m not sure if she has a website, but she does have a Facebook page, so maybe you can order from there if you don’t plan on being down along the 30A stretch anytime soon.  Just search “The Soap Pedaler” (she literally carries around her products on the back of her bicycle).  Good stuff.


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