Pushing yourself is hard!


tuesday- 4 miles on TM + shoulder shaper workout NTC

I finally pushed myself yesterday and it was really hard, but so rewarding. You can’t get anywhere unless you try right? I think it’s hard for me to try sometimes because I’d rather not fail or get out of my comfort zone. I’m glad I listened to my own motivation in yesterday’s post and all of your sweet comments and got up and got back in the groove.

I did the Shoulder Shaper workout from the NTC app and it was such a great workout. It suggests using 8-12lb dumbbell, but I stuck with a 3lber ha seriously, I was dying with just that. This workout is perfect to do at home and if you don’t have weights use 2 soup cans or no weights, it will still work you out. (3 sets of each exercise for 1 minute).
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Yesterday I got to take 2 of the coolest ladies around to lunch for their Birthdays. I’m so grateful I made such great friends in my old neighborhood and that I’m still live nearby.
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The rest of the day J just wanted to chill. I’m not sure if he’s getting sick or what, but he just wanted to hang out at home. He waited all day for Josh to get home because he just “wanted to play castles with dad” and as I type this the floor above me is quaking with running feet and laughter. It doesn’t matter that it’s passed J’s bedtime, they are up there playing castles haha
Earlier I made a yummy homemade chicken alfredo. But of course this happened first…
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After dinner I got to go have a girls night with my college friends at Shaylin’s house. Her baby is getting so big! The last I saw him he was in the NICU. Sad we missed Amanda who is living in TX now.

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Great day, and I’m hoping to roll it over to tomorrow with a run outside!

what motivates you to push yourself?

do you eat when you first wake up or do you wait awhile?

About Sugar Plum Runner

Welcome to the Sugar Plum Runner! I grew up in WA state, but currently reside in UT with my husband Josh, son Jackson, and 2 daughters Lily and Claire. I love running, but I have never been so inspired to run, race, and blog about it since 4 years ago after I had Jackson. I grew up playing soccer and cheered in high school. My favorite part of both sports(and yes I consider cheer leading a sport) was the conditioning. I found myself running after practice was over on my own. That's when I realized that running may be the sport I really loved.
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1 Response to Pushing yourself is hard!

  1. Piper's Run says:

    Lately I’ve been waiting a while to eat once I get up -not sure if it’s because it’s so warm out or what! My motivation are my two daughters….if I don’t work out/run I’m pretty cranky and that’s not the parent/person I want to be. Sounds like you had a fun night!

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