Sunday, September 8, 2013


Definition of MOTIVATION

a : the act or process of motivating
b : the condition of being motivated
: a motivating force, stimulus, or influence : incentive, drive 
Motivation is a psychological feature that arouses an organism to act towards a desired goal and elicits, controls, and sustains certain goal-directed behaviors. It can be considered a driving force; a psychological one that compels or reinforces an action toward a desired goal. For example, hunger is a motivation that elicits a desire to eat. Motivation is the purpose or psychological cause of an action.[1]

I know I wrote about this a while ago but one moment stands out as  huge motivator to finally have lap band surgery.  We were out bowling and my friend's husband was cheering me on calling me "Big V"....that was crushing.... it was sometime in the winter of 2011 - maybe February...

Fast forward to last night...I've lost 67 pounds since then (including my 15 pound regain)....This past week, I got my mojo back - and have been tracking calories, working out twice a day - jillian videos and biking or running ~ and feeling pretty Boss about the whole thing.  

We went out last night to a bar where we used to go all the time..I haven't seen one of the bar tenders in a while and when we went up to the bar to get a drink, he congratulated us on my pregnancy....not in a nasty way ~ but he was just being nice and really thought I was knocked there's that ~ punch in throat.  I told him I was just fat and he smiled and was like no really?  Then he felt bad and bought us a round of drinks. 

A) I'll never wear that dress again - I even had my spanx on...WTF.
B) Even though I'm sore as shit - thanks to level 2 of 30 day shred - I'll work out hard today
C) Now I've  got that - "Oh yeah?  I'll show you" kind of motivation. 

Yesterday looked like this:
~ ran Dogs on beach
~ Level 2 of 30 day shred
~ Mountain Biked for 90 minutes
~ 1/2 cup egg beaters
~ raspberries
 ~greek yogurt plain 1/4 cup
~ flax meal
~ sun gold tomatos - snack
~1 egg
~ bean and rice chips
~egg beaters and half a veggie hot dog
~ 1 Beer 

Today ~ I hurt so will prolly just do 6week abs video and go for a spin on the road...easy 


  1. I have no words, other than I love you!
    We have our plan to get these 28 lbs off by December 31. Lets crush this.

  2. You do not look pregnant! And it baffles me that anyone would even go there unless they knew for sure. What bothers me more though is that the bar tender would think you would be drinking alcohol when you were pregnant! So glad that Mojo is back. I missed him:-)

  3. WTF? I would have felt like punching that bartender! I always laugh because my favorite humor author (Dave Barry) once said something like 'you should NEVER assume a woman is pregnant unless you are at the end of the hospital bed and you SEE the baby coming out, then you are safe to congratulate her on her pregnancy'...haha.

    BUT I do like how you will turn that sh*t into motivation...good for you!

  4. Um, I just saw you a few weekends ago and you do NOT look pregnant. What damn dress were you wearing?????

    And, huh, yeah, we are out celebrating our pregnancy with alcohol??? Idiot. I will punch him in the throat.

    You show his a$$!!!!

  5. Dude. Well, glad that you are using it as motivation, because that guy is clueless.