Motivation Monday

Posted: January 24, 2012 in Articles, Inspiring People, Music, Quotes, Recipes, S&S Tips&Tricks

Makes moves. Today.

How are your goals/resolutions going so far? Are you sticking to them? What’s working? What’s not? Do you need an extra push? From who or what? What kind of motivation do you need?

My Go-To Healthy Treat
I made this bark this weekend for my boyfriend’s family and holy wow, it was/is amazing. I had some leftover for myself and I could sit and eat it all.

Almond-Cherry-Dark-Mint-Chocolate Bark (yeah, that’s right!)
Ingredients:

-Whole or chopped plain almonds
-Dried cherries
-A bag of dark chocolate and mint chocolate chips
-Vanilla extract

Directions: Melt the chocolate in a glass bowl in a microwave, stirring every 20-30 seconds so it doesn’t burn. Chop the almonds (or don’t, you can keep them whole if you want) and the cherries (if you want), by hand or in a little chopping machine (Cuisinart rocks!) until rough. Mix the chopped almonds and cherries into the melted chocolate and add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. The chocolate will start to lump a bit so quickly move it to a cookie sheet and spread it as thin as you can. Put the pan in the fridge for at least an hour before breaking it into pieces.

Seriously, it’s amazing. A-mazing.

Read, Peruse, Learn, Be Inspired
Go Tami Go! This blogger is all about workouts, experiments, recipes, and is basically a one-woman inspirational machine.

Delicious 100-calorie snacks.

5 tricks that add up to some major calorie burn… And weight loss.

Easy ways to add more fruits and veggies into your diet.

You’re Sexy and I Know It—Just Work Out Like This at Home
The women may wear awkwardly provocative clothing, but the workouts are crazy good over at BodyRock. Now, not having a gym membership is no excuse! Boom.

Have the Will to Fight for Your Healthy Life!
“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” –Michael Jordan

“A long, healthy life and taking care of yourself should be your new marker for wealth.” –Sparkpeople.com

“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” –Mahatma Ghandi

Lift, Spin, Run, Repeat—Grooves for All Your Moves
We Stand Together by Nickleback
Pressing On by Relient K
Bad Reputation by Joan Jett

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