Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Move It Move It.

This weekend we went to the Zoo and when Mabel saw the lemers she started singing "I like to move it move, I like to move it move it." 
Then she looked at me with this "WTH this animals are broken" face. 

I love the zoo, mostly because I love looking at exotic animals up close. 
I hate the zoo, because I don't think exotic animals should be seen up close. 
I am a walking contradiction and I hate Starbursts. 
I did get to touch a Zebra and seriously my life is complete. 
Their stripes are so insane in real life. They look photoshoped on. I couldn't walk away.

Mabel's dance break also reminded me to join in on an awesome link up my girl Jacq is doing with another on of her blogger buddies. 

September Move It Challenge. 

The link up also is a giveaway, and this is the last week, so be sure to head over and enter for your chance to win!

Here are last weeks questions.

- Do you have a motivation buddy? Tell us about him/her!
Instagram and blogging has been my biggest motivations. I have quite a few friends through both who have inspired me in insane ways to get up, get active and get healthy! I am actually thinking of trying to rope some of them in for a new segement in October with guest posts/motivational story Mondays!! What do you think??

- What’s a strength move you’re working on mastering? Or one you’d like to master?
I personally love Yoga inversions. I am always working towards a new pose. The most recent one I've been working on is the Scopion Headstand. 

- How do you make sure you work out? Do you get up early? Schedule a fitness date?
I wake up SUPER early and I'm at the gym by 5...sometimes 5:15am. It's very important to me that my fitness goals do not get in the way of family time. My husband and I both work full time so the evenings and weekend days are family time, and I am not willing to sacrifice that .I get up and go to the gym and I'm home and ready for the day before the fam even starts to stir. 

- Do you set prizes for yourself if you meet a fitness goal? What’s your next goal and prize?
I always say I'm going to set prizes for myself but I never actually have. I should... haha. 
My next big (REALLY BIG) goal is the half marathon in Boston. I haven't registered yet so we shall see. 

- Ahhh fall is here. What is your favorite thing about fall?
The color in the leaves. I live in New England and there is no better place to watch the beauty of nature unfold before your very eyes. I am not very religious  and believe me I wish I was. This last week I would have loved to put all my faith and trust in something other than science, but never the less I am a scientist and that's just the way it goes. Thankfully I am an ENVIRONMENTAL scientist and the beauty and adaptability of nature never seizes to amaze me. I put my faith in that. 

I have been secretly taking on this challenge and I feel like I am doing a really good job. Last week doesn't count because it was out of my control. Beyond that I have gotten up 5 days out of the week to go to the gym and I have been lifting weights like a boss. I have totally overhauled my diet, and my sneeky plan to get my husband on board is coming together....hehehe. 

He agreed to cut out all sugary snacks for the kids, and mentioned that "it probably wouldn't be a bad idea for him to do that also"

I will never push him to eat a certain way or workout with me. I know it has to be something you want to do for yourself not for someone else. Besides I love my husband just the way he is. I just want to make sure he's going to be around for a long long time. 

So I'll leave you with this... it really is true what people say, 


  1. Thanks for linking up! Awesome inversion pose!

  2. Awww poor baby, she was really expecting them to bust out into dance. Haha! So sweet!

  3. thanks for linking up!
    I'm super inspired by your yoga pose!!
    and thank you for promoting our linkup! you're inspiring me to get up and out early again to the gym :)
    xoxo - Kaara

  4. I love the zoo! I think the best one I've been to so far is St. Louis. :) How long did it take you to get to the scorpion headstand?