Monday, August 19, 2013

Motivation Monday #5

Thank goodness I love to do the cha-cha

Could it be this simple?  

Just a dance?

I am inspired by the simplicity of these few words.

With the above quote in mind, I am taking a step back to re-consider what Motivational Monday is becoming for me.  

Since I began a lifestyle of clean eating and fitness I would like to devote one post per week to this endeavour.

So Motivation Monday will still be a place for me to set the mood for the week, but also be a way for me to talk about my lifestyle goals and its ups and downs...aka the cha-cha.

I'm still deciding on the new name. 

hmmmmm...any ideas???


Week 1 went great for me.  

I was able to work out (at home) 4 days.

I followed my clean eating plan to the letter...I am so very proud of myself.  

I indulged in my 2 weekend cheat meals, which I am allowing myself.
Based on  A LOT of research (my own) I decided that long term success will only come if I know that I can still have my unclean, processed foods every once in awhile.

Overall I feel successful.  The biggest surprise to me was the fact that I was  not hungry.  I had not one craving.  

I'll share more about my food choices as the weeks progress.

I lost 4 pounds.  



  1. Congrats on the 4 lbs! I'm trying to eat cleaner too and so far I've been feeling really good! I love that picture you posted!
    Karen @ Karen's Soiree

    1. Thanks Karen. Week 1 was as I said surprisingly easy. The picture summed up what I wanted to say about this lifestyle change in my life. In fact, I do feel better.

  2. Congratulations on losing 4 lbs! And that quote is awesome and I just pinned it!

    Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection.
    Please come back Friday to see if you were featured. :)

    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo

    1. Thank you. Yes, it is an awesome quote.
      I will certainly check back on Friday.

  3. thank you for stopping by my blog to comment on my walk along the beach. i seem to be finding some beautiful people via rebecca at recuerda mi corazon. so here i am, looking through your blig and laughing at this post. i loved the photos of your hoya plant, i will look it up since i love gardening. until we meet again.

    1. thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. Rebecca is an amazing person and the folks who play with her are wonderful. Like you I am having a great time meeting up with her friends.


Recognition is the greatest motivator.