Good morning! Happy Monday and new week to you all!

I don’t know about you, but I am ready for a reset. Last week was kind of a struggle, so I’m ready to refocus and take this week by storm.


I am going to back up a bit to Saturday. After we got in our workouts I was wiped. I knew that was a sign my body need to rest so I knew right then I needed to take a second rest day this weekend. I took Sunday as a relax and refocus day.


Saturday night we had plans for a double date. We have not been out with others in a while, so even though I was pretty tired I knew it would be a great time.

We had a Mexican dinner (yum!) and then wet to see Wolf of Wall Street.

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Verdict? I enjoyed it.  It is LONG (right at 3 hours) so if you can’t sit still that long it might not be for you. The husband and I figured if we are going to pay to go to a movie we might as well get our monies worth.

There is a lot of inappropriate parts so if you aren’t into that, I would suggest it. I found the movie to be entertaining and kept me focused the entire 3 hours.


It’s been a while since I have done a Motivation Monday post. I had a tough week last week, so I figured it was about time I did another one!

Motivation Monday
If you missed the first two:

Motivation Monday: Part 1

Motivation Monday: Part 2



Life is full of setbacks. In your personal life, fitness life, running life, in just about everything we do.  We can fall apart or we can focus on the blessings of life and work hard to make setbacks into something better.  I’d be lying if I said the past 6 months have been easy BUT they have taught me a lot about myself and my marriage and that is a blessing.


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I am a planner. I know you probably already knew that but I hate not having things planned. When things don’t go as planed sometimes I don’t know how to handle that. I have really focused this past month especially on trying to be more free. I try to let life happen and then I adapt as I need to. I haven’t always succeeded and I probably will continue to work on this for quite some time, but if one thing is certain we cannot plan out life.



I loved this quote.  My circumstances and the things that happen to me in life are not what make me. They are not what shape my – my DECISIONS on how I handle those set backs are what define me. I can crumble or I can hold my head up high, keep pushing, and draw closer to those in my life that mean the most.



I have a feeling by now you are starting to see a trend in these quotes. This quote goes along with them all. No matter the setback you can’t give up you have to hold your head high and keep moving. If I am seeing that my workout routine isn’t working, I can’t just stop working out and running I have to stop, regroup, and figure out what is going to work for me



Finally, this was just too cute not to include :)


I hope everyone has a wonderful week and if you are like me and are having some struggles (as life always brings us), hold your head up high and keep a smile on your face! YOU make YOU!


What are you focusing on this week?

Do you have a go-to motivational quote for this week/your life?

The Bob’s Red Mill giveaway winner will be announced in my afternoon post! Stay tuned!