1.31.2013

Motivation...and "positive energy" maybe?

Last week I had the opportunity to meet one of my favorite bloggers up in DC. Dorothy has been such an inspiration to me and I absolutely adore her blog, Mile Posts. If you are a runner, I highly suggest checking her out. She's inspirational, encouraging, and fullllll of valuable information. And on top of that, she's beautiful, genuine, and just the nicest person. I was beyond stoked that she agreed to meet me and wish I lived closer so I could get her to coach me:) 

Recently I've felt the fire I had early this year about getting into shape start to dwindle. It was time for an accountability check. You know what I realized? I needed to surround myself with motivating people. Don't get me wrong, I'm not one of those new-agey, "positive energy" in a hippie-type-way kind of person. I do believe in surrounding yourself by positive people in a positive environment, just not in the whole "aura" thing. If that's you, good for you. It's just not me. 

But after a few conversations I had last week and then meeting Dorothy, I realized that's what I needed. I'm the forever pessimist so optimism doesn't come easily to me. I need reminders, whether it be by my friends/family, the inspirational quotes on Pinterest, or some other way, of what I'm capable of. And to push through the tough times. It's worth the sacrifice. Remember what I said here about 'living sacrifically' this year?

I want to share with y'all a couple things today that are helping me stay motivated. 


This right here is my fav workout shirt. I mean, how can you not go get that run in when this shirt is staring at you?

You can get these shirts from Dorothy at the website above. I'm obsessed with my shirt (I have it in grey). There's something so motivating to keep going when I look down and read this. Because I do. I run my body. No one else does. No one else is going to accomplish my goals for me. It's my hard work that brings my rewards. 

Bangles. Especially after this post about layering watches and bracelets:)


How amazing are these? And see her layering look? L.O.V.E. The charm ones are from Alex + Ani. They say some of the most positive, motivational quotes that we all need to be reminded of on occasion. Or in my case, on a daily basis:) So why not just wear them on my wrist?! 

This post today has been personal. I get it. We deviated from the norm:) But I know my thoughts here can apply to more than getting my body where I want it. You could feel stuck in a rut at work and have lost your motivation from when you set your goals earlier this month. It happens to all of us. Do what you need to do to help you get out of it. I just wanted to share with y'all some ways I'm using to get back and stay on track to get what I want out of 2013. 

How about y'all? How do you stay motivated? And how's those goals going so far this year?!



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    1. Good! :) It was kind of an introspective piece so I'm glad it was useful to others!

      XO,
      Blaire

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  2. I feel like I have learned alot about reflection in the past 6 months! It seems like you have too! Love the bangles. One more thing I am copying from this blog. My pants, my bangles, my bangs, etc. Love you Blaire!

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    1. Of course I have;) I'm glad you have too! Check them out for real..I love those bangles! And copy away girlfriend;)

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  3. I love the bangles!

    Lately I've lost some of my motivation. I bring it back by making lists and re-prioritizing my goals. My husband and I recently decided to put all other goals to the side for now and focus on our faith. It's been refreshing.

    Sometimes we just need to strip away the distractions and get back to basics.

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    1. Hi Nessa! I think you are spot-on. Stepping back to re-prioritize can be so crucial! And getting back to basics is key. Great words of wisdom! :)

      XO,
      Blaire

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  4. I love the theme behind this post (says the gal still up at 2:30am finishing up grad work because she didn't find the motivation earlier)! You are absolutely right in that this can apply to practically every part of your life. We have to make decisions daily to make ourselves focused and ultimately more happy. I agree with Nessa, sometimes we have to strip away the distractions and get back to basics!

    Love the shirt, btw!

    Hugs,

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    1. Heyyy!! Thanks lady! I'm glad others have found it useful:) Hope you are doing well!

      XO,
      Blaire

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