Monday Must Have’s!

Hey Guys!

How is it Monday again already?

I am on getting ready to head out the door to start another long week at work, luckily my boss will be out of town Wednesday-Friday so I can skip the heels and slacks.

Today, I wanted to share with you two of my Monday must have’s, and no one of them is not coffee because that goes without saying!

My first Monday must have is the Goodr sunglasses for running! As I have been scrolling through Instagram lately, I kept seeing these really cute sunglasses that a number of people have been wearing. When I looked into them, I loved the fact that they were only $25.00 and that they had hilarious names to go along with them. I loved mine so much that Sydnee even wound up getting a pair about 2 days after I did.

During our training runs we will be rocking these adorable glasses. Let us know if you would like us to do a separate review :). The color that I chose was Flamingo’s On a Booze Cruise because I love pink! Sydnee went with Gardening with A Kraken.

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My second Monday must have is these adorable flats! The two on the left cost me $3.00 and the two on the right cost me $5.87 each. Since I am all about comfort on most days these heels were an amazing find. I had already purchased a pair of the red previously and since I receive compliments on them, I should probably purchase another pair before fall. One tip that I do have is that if you are going to buy these flats and have ankles that rub easily, pick up some heel guards in the shoe department. I spend less than a $1.00 on these and they have made it so I can happily wear flats without the blisters.

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What are your Monday must have’s?

Keep Calm and Coffee On

Good Morning!

Lindsey here, hoping that all of you are having a great day so far. I am back to work after what felt like a very short weekend. Then again, they always do!

I know that a few weeks ago I talked about Monday motivation and what I did personally to get motivated. Today, I would like to give you a few ideas on how to keep going once that Monday motivation wears off!

We’ve all been there- Sunday night, setting out your work out gear, planning your week down to the specific details, not know what curve-balls the week will throw at you. You crawl into bed intent on getting up early, not hitting the snooze button, going to work refreshed and ready to take on the day. Then you wake up still a little sleepy and conquer the day. You return home and think about the awesome day you had and how you are going to wake up tomorrow and do it again. If you are like me, some weeks it is just a struggle to crawl out of bed and pour a cup of coffee, let alone throw on my running shoes.

I am actively working on this and diligently trying to stick to my guns regarding working out and making the right choices for me.

Here are five tips to keep you going once the Monday motivation has worn off:

  1. Listen to upbeat music. One of the ways I can escape and regroup is through music. The right playlist can make the difference between owning the day or the day owning me because it has a huge effect on my attitude. I have found lately that I enjoy a combination of upbeat oldies and alternative as well as Disney ride soundtracks.
  2. Be realistic. I am guilty of setting lofty goals for myself on Sunday night. That is mostly because on Sunday night I am looking to the possibilities of what the week might hold and dreaming big! However, sometimes it is necessary to check myself and be realistic about what is going to be accomplished and what won’t. By doing this, I am making sure that, come Friday night, I am not regretting all the coulda-woulda-shoulda’s and can celebrate what I did accomplish.
  3. Treat Yo’ Self- That is what Donna would recommend and also what I recommend. Sometimes this treat can come in the form of a manicure and other times it might be a soft serve cone from McDonald’s. The important thing is that at the end of what you proclaim as a great week, it is important to celebrate and indulge yourself a little. You work hard and deserve it!
  4. Rest. I Cannot tell you how many times I have woken up on Monday rip roaring and ready to go, only to find that the next day I am dragging a little. This trend seems to continue through the week until I am so exhausted the idea of doing anything more than putting my pj’s is awful. That is what it is so important that you rest and give your body the time to relax and allows you to wake up feeling refreshed.
  5. Elsa said it best, Let It Go! What I mean when I say it is that sometimes, you just need to let it go- the stress, the sadness, the anxiety and look at all of the good things that are happening around you. This is one that I have to frequently remind myself to do. My job is not necessarily life or death but I have a boss that is a tad..high maintenance. Because of this, I sometimes have trouble checking my attitude and negative thoughts from the day at the door. However, I have found that if I can look at a the silver lining from the day and focus on the good things that happened, I can enjoy the rest of my evenings and weekends a little more.

I hope that some of you may find these tips useful as you venture through your week. I would absolutely love to hear about what keeps you going during the week!

 

“Mako” Move Monday!

Hello everyone! This week is our favorite week ever, do you want to know why? IT’S SHARK WEEK. Our whole family loves sharks and we’re big fans of the movie Jaws so you can imagine how excited we get when it’s time for Shark Week. Our posts this whole week will be all Shark themed so if you’re also a fan of this magical week then join us for a sharktastic week of really fun blog posts.

“Mako Move Monday” I know you’re thinking “what does this mean?” well it means WE CAME UP WITH A SHARK WEEK INSPIRED WORKOUT TO DO WHILE WATCHING SHARK WEEK! Make shark week a good workout week by doing this workout that we made by being shark week experts. Burn off the calories from all of the sharky snacks by getting up and moving while watching shows all about sharks.

 

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We hope that doing this workout tonight won’t make you too tired because we have 1 whole week to go and we’re ready to attack this workout everyday. Thank you for reading and make sure to follow us to stay updated on all of our shark week posts!

What are you most excited about for this year’s Shark Week? Let us know in the comments!