Eat Drink & Be Mary: Progress & Motivation


Progress & Motivation

Operation Get Fit, is back in action over here.  All this snow and my workout buddy being outta town started to get me in a slump, but I refused to give up.  So I'm back today with more motivation for myself and you, and an update in my progress so far.  Happy Sweating loves.

My progress so far; I've lost-- 2.5 pounds, and starting to lose inches.
Question: When people say they've lost __ inches, this is measured where?  Belly? Waist?  Total?

I don't actually have a number in my head of what I want to be.  I want to look and feel healthier and more fit.  I'm not as concerned about dropping a bunch of pounds, but more focused on turning some of those pounds from fat to muscle.  Nonetheless, it helps to see progress and change.

I love putting on a cute workout tank, "doing"--as in braiding the front & pulling it all into a ponytail--my hair, & occasionally sporting some studs.  It takes little to no effort, as getting ready for the gym should, but I feel cute & it helps.  Believe me.

 I've mentioned it before, and I'll probably mention it again.  But I love getting new workout clothes.  They motivate me to get to the gym to show them off, and when I feel cute (while pouring sweat in front of the fifty year olds that go to my gym) I feel more comfortable and willingly to work longer and harder.  This make no work for everyone but it does for me.  I've recently picked up some athletic wear from Old Navy, but I wouldn't mind having these pieces as well...

And lastly I leave you with my FAVORITE song that really helps me give that extra 110% during cardio sessions:

Drop It Low Girl by Ester Dean on Grooveshark

kidding...kind of.

What songs do you listen to at the gym?  Do you ever sport earrings at the gym?  What fitness quotes motivate you the best?  Do you have a pinterest fitness board, leave the link below.
Have you made progress since beginning your journey, I'd love to hear about it.  

Today's the last day to enter the giveaway going on...what are you waiting for!

Linking up at: Operation Get FitGet Fit, Feel Confident, Be Healthy, Fitness Friday, & Fitness Friday Linkup

Now head on over and check out this months sponsor, Ashley.

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  1. I'm doing a similar challenge I'm not really trying to loose weight but 'm trying to eat cleaner and work out more and it's a great feeling! :) Keep motivated!

  2. I love work out clothes! I live in work out clothes...even on days I don't work out. It's sad

  3. i love workout clothes too! i wear earrings but they're jut little fake pearl studs so they don't bother me!

  4. I just started, but I work out at home. So I can wear whatever I want and it doesn't matter. My best motivation is that I have to snapchat a few of my friends when I finish every day!

  5. Checking out your site from the linkup! I love new workout clothes too! That long sleeve Nike top is super cute! I wish running late counted as exercise, I'd be a fitness model if it did :)

    Great post!

  6. Haha, love the Internet Explorer top! I really don't care how I look at the gym, but it's important to me to look good in everyday life- it just gives me more confidence!

    xo, Hima
    Hima Hearts

  7. I LOVE new workout clothes... even more so, I love new sneakers!! I got some lululemon tops (ON SALE!!) the other day and I don't think I've ever been more excited!

  8. Thanks for linking up with us! A former trainer of mine would add up the deductions from each place of measurement to say "you've lost ___ lbs" and then specified 2 from waist, 1 from each arm, etc.

  9. I agree with you on not having a number part. I want to feel sexy. I want to look at myself in the mirror and say, Damn! Great post, hun!

  10. I'm ready to get back to working out! I haven't been able to since I had major surgery at the end of Dec. I think I'm just going to ease back in it by doing Yoga! I have to start somewhere.


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