Motivation Monday

Posted: September 24, 2012 in Articles, Music, Online WO Reviews, Quotes, Recipes

I was going to put a picture of caramel apples up here but it was just too tempting to look at all of the pictures and not eat anything!

It’s the last week of September—holy whoa-ness. One of my favorite months has flown by! And yes, it’s getting colder, windier, and the leaves are changing. Bring on the Starbucks drinks (tall soy chai tea latte!) and caramel-candy apples :)

The end of September means October, which means Halloween candy. Yep, I know, it’s already out. And no, I haven’t bought any yet. Why? Because I can literally get that stuff year-round, so why do I—or you—need to go splurge on it now!? Just chill out, grab some tea, and make some plans for the week. When are you going to get to the gym? Don’t have a gym? Then when are you going to find some time to take care of your body? What are you going to fuel it with?

I can help.

Fuel Your Mind with…. Quotes
“The first wealth is health.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Today is your day, your mountain is waiting, so get on your way.” –Dr. Seuss
“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” –Henry David Thoreau
“Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.” –William Penn

Fuel Your Legs with…. Songs
“Higher Ground” by The Red Hot Chili Peppers
“Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana
“Let’s Get It Started” by Pitbull ft. Shakira

Fuel Your Brain with…. Articles
“9 Foods That Can Fool You” – are you falling into these traps?

Why you truly need to eat after a workout.

Fuel Your Body with…. Recipes
Trying to go more vegetarian? Try some of these snacks.

Pumpkin Protein Oats
*Courtesy of Peanut Butter Fingers

Ingredients:
Makes 1 serving

  • ½ c. old fashioned oats
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • ½ c. canned pumpkin
  • Several shakes of pumpkin pie spice
  • ¼ c. milk or water

Directions:
Combine ingredients with milk or water and microwave for approximately 90 seconds, stirring every 20 seconds to prevent overflow . Note: WATCH the oats while they’re in the microwave, as they can “grow” and overflow from the bowl.

Power Your Body with…. The Workout of the Week
You don’t have time, right? That’s what you always say! So come on! Get off your booty and do this workout by Amanda Russell—it takes 15 minutes and you can do it while watching TV and without getting crazy sweaty. But yes, it will burn. And it works.

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