Motivation Monday #27

Motivation Monday

Can’t believe it’s Monday all over again. This last week just seemed to fly by.

I haven’t had a good workout in over 2 weeks!


I know – bad on me. Especially since I sit here every few days blogging about being active and setting goals.

I have great intentions.

But it’s just not happening. Why?

1 – The heat.

It’s been extremely hot and humid the past few weeks in Nova Scotia and my pregnant body just can’t handle it. Normally, I’d go out in the evening once it’s cooled down – but I can’t even manage that.

2 – I’m pregnant and exhausted.

I work full-time, have a toddler (who’s been sick for the last week), and am just managing everything else. My husband is home but still “in school” and so close to being done.

3 – I need sleep. It’s 8:09 PM as I write this …. and I am falling asleep! Not cool.

4 – I’m nauseous – ALL THE TIME!


5 – Pregnancy related pelvic pain – just not cool.

Don’t get me wrong – I have been active. By active, I mean walking as much as I can but I can’t run at the moment which is really ….. depressing. I see some fellow blogger’s post about training for a 1/2 or Full marathon and all I can think of, is that I am jealous.

I guess on the bright side – in about 21 weeks we will have a new person in our life. So for that, I am thrilled …. but I just wish I could get one awesome run in.

So, I found this picture to motivate myself.

Even when I am tired (always), busy (most days)  – I just have to do something.

I have to do something to make me feel good.

I’ll let you know what it is when I find it 🙂

Cheers, Anna.

Picture from  – Google Images

5 thoughts on “Motivation Monday #27

  1. Be easy on yourself, Anna. You’re creating a beautiful new life and that is work in itself! no wonder you don’t have the energy for a run! You’re still active and you’re still an inspiration to the rest of us…even more so now that baby is on the way! I forgot how far along you are but once you hit trimester 2, I’m hoping for you that the energy increases and the nasty sicky throwing up part is behind you! 🙂

  2. I agree with the other poster, you need to be easy on yourself! You’re number 1 priority is to be healthy so you can have a healthy baby! Running in extreme heat does not make a lot of sense. The fact that you are so committed to health and a fit lifestyle that you are still walking is impressive.

    Part of setting goals is being SMART, with realistic being a key component of that. Swimming, walking or other low impact activities is realistic. Getting an intense run in isn’t. Keep up the good work.

    Remember that you exercising while being pregnant is an inspiration to all who aren’t that there’s never an excuse to not be active!

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