I can’t believe that November is already going by so fast. I turned on the radio to Christmas music already, malls are decked out for the holiday season, and I’ve been indulging in the holiday Salted Caramel Mocha at Starbucks a little too often lately. Yup, I guess it’s that time of the year. While I do love the holiday season, it’s hard to get motivated when my wardrobe consists of bulky sweaters, stretchy leggings, and huge coats. Gain a pound here or there? Add a layer. Haha, this is definitely not how I want to be approaching this!
What I think I need is a strong dose of motivation. Annnnnddd, suddenly this week I was given some! A huge reason to stay motivated, and that is a trip to Cabo, Mexico! We started an annual beach vacation with a group of close friends last year and promised to do a get away like this each year. When the planning for the trip started a couple of months ago I wasn’t sure we’d be joining. There was a big debate about our destination, prices, dates, etc. Also, I was being reasonable by trying to save money. But, when the final details were figured out the price was good and I knew we might regret not spending valuable time with our friends. So, we’re back on board, tickets booked!
We are going the first week of February, so that leaves me 12 weeks to get to my goal weight. I always do so much better with training plans and nutrition when I have an end goal. I know that being healthy should be an everyday routine, but there’s something about scheduling my weeks for an event that helps me out.
This week went pretty well in terms of activity. I had a much needed intense cardio session on Monday followed by a relaxing steam room session, cardio and weights Tuesday, missed my workout on Wednesday (boo!), 4 mile run on Thursday, and I have Bodypump today. As long as I can keep this up through the holidays and eat well then I will be ready to hit the beach in my bikini in February!