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The Only Logical Thing

by Courtney on January 9, 2012

Good morning and happy Monday!

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Love, Cody and his Mama Smile

Code-man was really itching for some attention this morning, so we wound up spending about five minutes hanging out and playing fetch.

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He was definitely in rare form to start.

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But his attention fizzled out pretty quickly…

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Aaaaand, he was done. Winking smile

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Such a cutie, I’ll tell ya!

Breakfast

Nothin’ you haven’t seen before today, folks. A classic nut butter, banana, and chia seed English muffin with coffee.

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I couldn’t really decide whether or not I wanted almond butter or peanut butter today, so I did the only logical thing and had both. Almond on the left, peanut on the right.

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The peanut butter won out half way through, so I saved that half for last. Even better, it was on the best half. Winking smile

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Workout

Today’s workout was the usual Monday morning BodyCombat, but it was an awesome class. My motivation to go was only so-so this morning, but I knew once I got there, I wouldn’t regret it. My shoulders were on FIRE for at least 3/4 of the class, and when they weren’t, my legs were. Gotta love feelin’ the burn!

Just Catching up?

And of course, just in case you’re playing a little catch-up this morning, here’s what you may have missed on STSL over the weekend:

**Side note: I’ve only had one winner contact me from the Working Out Sucks book giveaway. Make sure to check and see whether or not you’re one of the other two!**

Have a great day, everyone!!

Question for the Morning:

What are some of your biggest motivators for working out?

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1 Andrea @ Andrea Out Loud! January 9, 2012 at 9:43 am

I love how I feel after a great workout, it is a stress reliever for me, plus, it is going to help me lose a few lbs! ;)
Have a great week Courtney!
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2 Lauren @ Chocolate, Cheese and Wine January 9, 2012 at 9:45 am

I’m not a cat person, but Cody is absolutely adorable!

My biggest motivators for working out are feeling the burn and not feeling lazy. I just hate how lazy I feel on days I don’t work out (even though rest days are completely necessary).
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3 Emma @ The Hearty Heart January 9, 2012 at 9:58 am

Motivation to work out comes from how much more energy you have through the day (even sometimes despite how much sleep you get!).

Ps I haven’t seen Body Combat classes since coming back from Australia-Les Mills is huge over there. I LOVE Body Combat!

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4 Khushboo January 9, 2012 at 9:59 am

My biggest motivator is the endorphin rush- nothing quite like that feeling of self-satisfaction! Have a fab Monday!
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5 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles January 9, 2012 at 10:13 am

My cats were going wild this morning when I was working out. It made mountain climbers quite interesting as well as crunches with cats nibbling and clawing at my toes, thinking they were toys this morning…… I think they aren’t impressed with the husband and I going back to work last week, they liked us home on Christmas break.
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6 Jana @ Newly Wife Healthy Life January 9, 2012 at 10:14 am

My biggest motivation is the confidence I feel when I get a good workout in. Days when I think I’ll be happier to just skip a workout, I almost always end up wishing i had gotteb my exercise in. I don’t work out too hardcore, maybe 4 or 5 days a week, but when I skip my regular workout due to laziness, I definitely regret not having the extra boost of energy and extra love for myself and my body that working out gives me!
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7 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries January 9, 2012 at 10:15 am

always reminding myself how great i’ll feel after my workout is probably the biggest motivator for me! the mantra: “you’ll never regret a workout” is one of of my favorites. happy monday!
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8 Sarah January 9, 2012 at 10:25 am

I believe you solved your almond butter vs. peanut butter situation PERFECTLY! haha

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9 Patty January 9, 2012 at 10:43 am

I haven’t seen you mention it so I wasn’t sure if you heard but a Trader Joe’s is coming to the capital region this spring. Not the best location but much closer then Mass.
http://blog.timesunion.com/realestate/trader-joes-announces-wolf-road-location/11143/

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10 Courtney January 9, 2012 at 10:47 am

YES! I heard that last week…SO excited!!

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11 MizFit January 9, 2012 at 10:52 am

I missss my canine companions.

*pours out some dogfood for her fallen furhomie :-)*
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12 Courtney January 9, 2012 at 10:56 am

LOL, you are TOO funny, MizFit! ;)

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13 Lena @Fit on the Rocks January 9, 2012 at 11:08 am

Cody’s such a cutie. I wish I weren’t so allergic to cats. My biggest motivator for working out right now is knowing that I have my first half marathon in a month. If that doesn’t get me out the door right now, I don’t know what will.
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14 Melissa January 9, 2012 at 11:40 am

My biggest motivation for working out is just that I like to have a goal. It could be as simple as just to MOVE for an hour or as big as wanting to run a marathon (which I’m currently training for–YIKES!). For me, it’s about having a goal just to see if I can do it. Can I up the weight in my strength workout? Well, it’s going to be a lot harder, but yes I can! Can I run a mile further than I’ve ever run before? I may have to go slower, but yes I can! That’s a pretty great feeling if you ask me!
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15 Brandi @ Faith Fitness and Laughter January 9, 2012 at 11:42 am

Cody is the coolest cat, next to mine of course. ;) I love it when my cat gives me that look. “oh great, now I have to play with her.” I swear we just live with them and they are in control! lol!!
I felt the same way with my workout this morning….could have stayed in bed, must be a front coming in! Once I was done however, my joints liked me again.
Have a great day!
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16 Cat @Breakfast to Bed January 9, 2012 at 11:42 am

My kids are my biggest motivator. Not only that I want to be healthy for them and be a good role model, but also while I exercise, I am ALL ALONE for a few hours. ALLLLLLL ALLLLOOOONNNNE.
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17 Jodi @ Southern Flavored Life January 9, 2012 at 11:42 am

I wish I had a gym with actual classes ANYwhere near me. Til then, I’m stuck doing the best I can solo… :-(
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18 dena b January 9, 2012 at 12:04 pm

I stay motivated by knowing my health is top priority and any other chore or item on my to-do list can wait until after my daily work-out. I would rather regret not doing laundry then missing my workout, I can always find something to wear, I can’t replace a missed workout! I’ve kept this motto going for 2 years and have kept of 20 pounds:-)

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19 Alex G January 9, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Nothing beats the “runner’s high” after pounding the pavement or much like yourself I definitely dig the afterburn I feel after a great session lifting weights :)

I love that Cody fetches and plays like a dog – much more than my lazy bones pup lol

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20 Alyssa @ Life of bLyss January 9, 2012 at 12:57 pm

I love that you have “the best half” too. :) and I think Cody is turning me into a cat person. what the heck is going on?
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21 Courtney January 9, 2012 at 1:02 pm

It must just be because you’re OLD and wiser now ;)

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22 Debbie (accidently delish) January 9, 2012 at 4:48 pm

I love that you had a “favorite” side of your English muffin because I do that all the time!! I’ll do different things on each side and then always seem to favor one side and will save it for my last bite! I thought I was the only weird one who did that. Haha. Glad to see I’m not :)

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23 Michelle (Better with Berries) January 9, 2012 at 8:49 pm

My biggest motivator is just thinking about how I’ll feel afterward – strong and energized! Although Jillian Michaels yelling at me from my TV is usually pretty motivating too.
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