No Class Friday…Thursday and Friday this week! Girls Weekend!

Hi Everyone-

Well, the week and weekend had moments of gorgeous weather, but today is just nasty!!!  I can’t believe this snow!!  I’m trying to write the posts on Monday now, trying to leave some “family” time for Sundays, so the posts are probably going to be coming out on Mondays this Spring…we will see what the summer brings!  I also had my girls weekend with the high school girls up in Lake Geneva.  We crammed a lot in to a 24 hour period, but it was so nice to go shopping, drink, laugh, have a nice dinner, drink a lot, laugh, watch two guys get arrested (too long of a story to tell, but interesting), laugh a lot, relax, go for a long run up some big A– hill named “snake” something, eat a great breakfast and be home to have a nice dinner with the family Sunday night!  So fun!!

Snow on the ride up…it was supposed to be 70 and sunny!
Selfies are not easy!
Selfies are not easy!
A great dinner!!
A great dinner!!


I guess I smelled after 2 runs and no shower…even girl weekend isn't enough to motivate a shower!! LOL!
I guess I smelled after 2 runs and no shower…even girl weekend isn’t enough to motivate me to shower!! LOL!

Back to us:  I would have to say that the workouts the past week or two have been pretty great (only cause I’m stealing lots of ideas from friends and Tony Horton) and I feel like we keep pushing to the next level (or I’m still really out of shape from spring break which could be the case).  That being said, I hope everyone feels that they are getting stronger and are aware of there “comfort” levels.  It is so easy to get stuck in those “comfort” levels.  Don’t get me wrong, I see everyone working hard….I feel like I am working hard, but I did notice a few times some “not so high” knees, or some “lighter” dumbbells.  I also kept track of myself during a few tabatas, I did 9 X- jumps in a 20 second period and the next time did 14, I obviously didn’t go as hard as I could the first time.  Obviously I am working hard, but in order to see the results that I want to see I need to give 110%!!    So, this is just a gentle reminder that we need to find that inner drive!

I read an article recently about Motivation and even from the little “teaser” in the subject line I was hoping I knew what it was going to say.  I have heard so many people say, including myself and some of my dearest friends who workout all the time: “I’m just not motivated!”  “I can’t stay motivated!”  “How do you get motivated at that time?”  “I am not in the mood to run this morning!” “This sucks, I don’t want to workout!”  AND BEFORE I EVEN CLICKED ON THE ARTICLE….I thought to myself, I sure hope this article says it’s all about HABIT…and it did!!

There are so many moments that I don’t want to get up and workout, but I HAVE to go, you guys are counting on me.  I PROMISE that if you weren’t there I am pretty sure I wouldn’t be rolling out of bed 3 times a week to go workout at 5:15 am!!  The part that keeps me going is that it is a habit and that feeling I feel after the workout is sooooo worth it!  Now that working out or running is a HABIT for me, when I don’t do it my body knows that something is missing!!  The motivation to workout may not be there, but my body knows that I get up at 4:46 almost everyday and it is ready to go because it is HABIT!  Unfortunately it is too much of HABIT that when I can sleep in on a girl’s weekend without the kids, I was up!  No worries, I fell back to sleep, but my body always wakes up around that 5:00 time!!

Is it a HABIT for you?  How can you make it a HABIT?


What gets you motivated?  And, remember, the motivation may change, but the HABIT stays a HABIT if you make it a HABIT!!!  Is it so you feel healthier on the inside?  Is it to look healthier on the outside?  Is it to be a positive role model for your kids?  Is it so you can eat a yummy treat after dinner and not feel guilty about it?  Is it for those you know would kill to workout but physically can not?  What motivates you?


When that motivation isn’t there, it’s nice to let the HABIT kick in!!


See you this week on Wednesday and Thursday at 5:15 am!!



Tonight’s Dinner is…..

Baked Chicken Parmesan (
Gina’s Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 8 • Serving Size: 1 piece • Old Points: 5 pts • Points+: 6 pts
Calories: 251 • Fat: 9.5 g • Protein: 31.5 g • Carb: 14 g • Fiber: 1.5 g • Sugar: 0
Cholestr: 14 mg


4 (about 8 oz each) chicken breast, fat trimmed, sliced in half to make 8
3/4 cup seasoned breadcrumbs (I used whole wheat)
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tbsp butter, melted (or olive oil)
3/4 cup reduced fat mozzarella cheese (I used Polly-o)
1 cup marinara or Filetto di Pomodoro
cooking spray

This is what it is supposed to look like….we shall see!  I hope it’s good!  It smells delicious!  I didn’t use butter and I used croutons for breadcrumbs-Super easy to make!!


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