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Motivational Monday!

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Motivational Monday!

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❤ Alicia

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Take Time Tuesday {#5}

Thanks to Katie for another Take Time Tuesday! 🙂

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This week I’m thankful for my awesome, sweet, caring, and always inspiring and motivating hubby. ❤

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Not only is he a caring, loving and genuinely sweet person, he’s a fantastic daddy and super sweet husband! I especially adore the fact that he gets ME and all the things I’m completely and entirely passionate about. I especially love that he always motivates me and always allows me to take the time I need for myself.

20130430-222916.jpgLast night, I was exhausted and decided to skip out on my evening cardio. I had literally just decided to take it easy and slack off, even though I knew  I would feel better if I ran. I simply had no desire and no motivation whatsoever. Then my husband says, “hey babe, go for a run, I’ll keep an eye on A”  Instantly, those few words did it. It was nothing big, no glorious speech or motivational spiel, just a simple: “do what you gotta do for YOU” kind of thing.

I went from ZERO motivation to a TON with just that little boost and best part of all? I had an AWESOME  one of my BEST cardio workouts yet! Talk about a win-win in everybodys book! 🙂 And I would not have done it without *MY LOVE*.

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So thank you babe, for always loving me despite all of my imperfections. Thanks for always acknowledging and accepting all of the quirky fitness and health related ideas, trends and foods that I’m ever so passionate about and for always inspiring me to BEST that I can be! ❤ Most importantly, thanks for being *YOU* and loving ME. ❤

❤  Alicia

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Music!!

Sooo now that school is DONE for the semester! *happy dance*  I’ve finally started to get more into a workout routine which I am totally loving.

One thing that I’ve noticed ALWAYS boost my spirits is *MUSIC*!! While I might be a shy, conservative person…I LOVE me some LOUD, CRAZY, BOOTY-SHAKING, JUMP UP & DOWN MUSIC!! I feel that a workout can totally be made or broken by the extent of its music. I’ve taken some awesome yoga/pilates classes where the music was so invogorating that though I may have at first doubted the intensity of the workout routine itself, it was the music transformed it and made it an exhilaratingly effective workout.

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Upon getting my run on the other day, {which might I add, is a work in progress…I’m far from running 5 miles like I used to, but I’m getting there…} I couldn’t help but once again be totally inspired to really challenge myself. There are often times when I physically feel I can’t go farther or push harder, but with the help of a good tune, I end up proving myself wrong and complete that obstacle that my mind felt I wasn’t capable of doing. Though we don’t always believe it, our minds are much more powerful than we think. 🙂

Not only does jamming out to good songs help me get my *sweat on,* I ALWAYS have something playing throughout the day when I’m cleaning and picking up around the house. & YES!! I often randomly pick up my little man and dance around the house with him, which he loves and cries when I go to put him down afterwards. lol

While I’m a passionate country music lover, I must say when it comes to working out and getting motivated, my country tunes don’t always give me that push that I need… so I of course have to rely on my Pop & Latin favorites like J.Lo and Christina….

My NEWEST workout favorite and I think I’d have to say a song that I would say is somewhat of a personal theme of mine would be:

I just feel that whenever I hear this song it completely reminds to forget about what others think or say; life is way to short to dwell on little things that are simply insignificant. Plus, I’m just a huge J.Lo fan! 🙂

My ALL TIME FAVORITE workout song HAS to be:

This has ALWAYS been the most influential workout song for me personally. I think its a total  “thanks” to all who ever criticized my physical abilities back in high school when I wasn’t living an active and healthy lifestyle. This is the song I listened to during my daily workouts when I first began going to the gym and started to live a healthier lifestyle. I feel that without that criticism, I wouldn’t have transformed and become a  real “fighter” for my health.

Though I don’t necessarily listen to them when I’m working out, I turn up the volume to full blast {or as loud as I can depending on what Mr. A is up to ;-)} to Carried Underwood’s Blown Away and Miranda Lambert’s Fastest Girl in Town. What can I say, I’m just a country girl at heart!! ❤ 🙂

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent” -Victor Hugo

What are your favorite workout songs or new song(s) in general??! 

❤ Alicia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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