Happy November Monday Morning

1 Nov

I didn’t sleep well last night at all because I wasn’t feeling well, so I decided to stay home and do my workout while the Husband went to the gym.  I did 20 minutes of intervals on the elliptical and then weights for 40 minutes.  Here are my stats:

  • Time:  1:02:02
  • Calories:  524 (35% fat)
  • Max Heart Rate:  189bpm (98% max)
  • Average Heart Rate:  156bpm (81% max)

Breakfast was hot lemon water, black coffee and a slice of low sodium Ezekiel bread with 2 eggs.

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I must admit, Halloween being a Sunday, just didn’t feel right.  We hardly had any kids come trick or treating, I think we only had 15 total over 3 hours!  Despite the lack of kids and lack of the day feeling like Halloween, I still had my holiday spirit!  So, I deck out our front entry way!

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The Husband wants to make sure everyone knows this is my pumpkin.SAM_1356

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I think we were the only house in our neighborhood to carve pumpkins and put them out too (we don’t have many young couples in our neighborhood)!  In addition, I hid a small CD player under the lounge chairs and had spooky music playing (think witches laughs)!  : ) 

Speaking of music, I put on our Christmas station on Pandora this morning, so as I type this, I am listening (and singing along) to Silver Bells!  I know it’s early, but I was so tempted. 

Morning Meditation

Motivation for the Day:  Mexico (only 6 days and 5 workouts left to fit into my bikinis!)

Three Things I am Thankful For Today:  1-  last Monday before vacation  2-  Christmas Music!  3-  Leaves are finally changing in our backyard!

Goal for the day:  Stay focused on work and get all the trainers paystubs done and all their clients up to date on payments.  I really will feel like a million bucks once this is done! 

Motivational Quote of the Day:  Opportunity is missed by most people because is comes dressed in overalls and looks like work.  -Thomas Edison 

This is one of my favorite quotes of all time, I really love it!  It really motivates me to give my all to everyday and every opportunity that I have.  I used to have this quote posted on a bulletin board in my apartment in college.  Every time I looked at it, I felt empowered!  : )

What quote makes you feel empowered?  What is the one thing that really motivates you in life to be the best person you can be?

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2 Responses to “Happy November Monday Morning”

  1. Shanna, like Banana November 1, 2010 at 10:27 am #

    Hmmm, what motivates me…making each day better than the day before.

    Have so much fun on your vacay!

  2. Stefanie November 1, 2010 at 11:09 pm #

    Such a cute Halloween set-up!

    It def. was weird having Halloween on a Sunday! I took my son trick-or-treating, but there were probably only about half the amount of kids in our neighborhood this year!

    Hope your feeling better! 🙂

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