Monday Motivation – Be Awesome

It’s Monday. Beginning of the week. Another chance to do all the things you fizzled out on last week. Time to wake up and be awesome. Let’s do this. 

Have this attitude EVERY SINGLE MORNING (and after naps). Trust it. Believe it. Live it.


Don’t let fear dictate what you do. Accentuate the positive. After all, you’ll never know till you try…you could be totally awesome.


Fall is coming quick! Don’t let the wind, rain and chilly temps keep you inside! Wanna be hard-core awesome? Train in colder months.


Remember the things you need in life…and the things you need to give your body. And that you need to love what you do. Giving love + receiving love = awesome.


Try new things! Take chances! If you’re going to mess up trying something different, own it and make it the best failed attempt EVER. There’s power in that, yo (Amy never lies…and she’s pretty awesome).


When it’s before your run or at mile 1, 7 or 22 – feel this awesome. Because you are. Boom.


Believe that you’re the best version of yourself. And you’ve caught a sweet case of awesomeness. Just don’t let it go too much to you’re head (remember, humility is also awesome…)


Now, go. Be awesome. Punch today in the face.



Monday Motivation – Go Big or Go Home


Monday Motivation - Go Big or Go Home

This is one of my favorite quotes about Mondays.

Who likes Mondays, anyway? Yes, it’s the start of a new week. Yes, it usually means you’re back to the 9-5 desk job. Yes, it’s probably everyone’s least favorite day of the week.

I’m a little different – I love Mondays. Seriously. LOVE them. Why?

  • It’s the start of a new week, so it gives you a fresh start with EVERYTHING. Exercising, owning projects at work, talking to that cute boy or girl on the bus, winning your friends at frisbee golf or knitting a new sweater without a giant hole in it…everything.
  • Depending on what you do on your weekend, you’re recharged and ready to go on Monday. Granted, if you go out and party hard till the wee hours of Monday morning, it’ll come back to bite you in the butt.
  • Because it’s at the beginning of the week, there’s usually some kind of, “Ok, I got this.” Start your week off positive-end your week positive.
  • Mondays really aren’t the worst. Think about it: Monday you’re charged from the weekend, Wednesday is hump day, Thursday means you’ve got one more day and Friday is basically the weekend. What does that mean? Tuesday really is the worst day of the week. Hate Tuesdays instead.
  • Mondays are a chance to build on the progress you made the following week or over the weekend. It’s a new platform that’s one step closer to where you want to be physically, mentally, emotionally, etc. Climb that platform and own that step!
  • Bragging rights. This quite explains why. A friend of mine always says that if you don’t look forward to Mondays in some form or another, it means you didn’t live your weekend right because you’ve got nothing exciting to tell people.

So, folks. Mondays are awesome. And IF you go on amazing adventures over the weekend-live Saturday and Sunday without inhibitions, trying new things and exploring new places, pushing yourself to new limits-you’ll have something to look forward to every Monday (mainly to brag to your friends). I promise.

Making your weekends count makes each Monday something that you’ll actually look forward to.

Live it up. Give yourself something to build on, something to be proud of. Make your Monday proof that you didn’t kill yourself by challenging yourself. Go big or go home.

Monday Motivation – liquid awesome

It’s Monday. You either hate that it’s the start of a new week, love that it’s the start of a new week…or you don’t really care at all. The worst thing about a Monday? Finding the motivation for a morning workout. So what happens when you can’t get out of bed to do crossfit? Or your legs are “too tired” to go for a run?

Well, try these –

Remember this:


And this


And how much happier when you find your happy place before work


So put on your favorite workout clothes, brag about mileage, and strut your stuff


When you think you’ve gone far enough because your poor little feet hurt, remember this:


And when you worry about sweating before work, don’t forget:


And who doesn’t need more awesome? Get more awesome – be more awesome.

Wake up, stretch, pull on your running shoes and say:


Monday’s Motivation – Tickets Are Free

It’s that day again – the beginning of the week. The start of new goals being set, the determination {or lack thereof} will push you through today’s workout and tomorrow’s procrastination. Mondays are huge, people! Time to take them by the horns and show ’em who’s boss. 
So, when you’re sitting and debating about running or working out…remember this:
Seriously, now is THE BEST TIME to get toing
Kick today in the face, flex what you’ve got and say to the world:
Tickets are free.
You got this

Monday’s Motivation – The Hoyt’s Race

Found this. Love this. Totally gave me goosebumps.

So many great things to gather from this video; from what’s said, what’s felt and what you learn is truth surrounding their motivation for doing what they do.

This dad is amazing. This son is amazing. They’re both proof that the goodness of the human heart is larger and more powerful than most people give ourselves credit for – and you can see exactly how it’s helped them get through the physical trials of racing as well as the limitations of Rick Hoyt’s son.

They set the standard for determination and perseverance.

Favorite quotes:

I still experience the same wonderful feelings I felt on our very first race. If I had to sum up all I’ve learned by competing in long distance events is that it all boils down to “yes, you can” and “never, never give up.” – Rick Hoyt, born with a severe form of cerebral palsy