Motivation Monday

Posted: February 6, 2012 in Articles, Facts, Music, Quotes

This says it all.

Did you watch the Super Bowl last night? Did you respect yourself or did you indulge? Did you indulge wisely or not-so-much? No matter how or what you ate last night, today is a new day, so start respecting yourself by doing three things: Drinking more water than you did yesterday, getting at least 30 minutes of exercise in, and going to be 30 minutes earlier than you did last night. I promise you’ll feel even awesomer tomorrow.

What do you need to get yourself moving and grooving in a healthy fashion this week? Checking in with your workout buddy? Talking to your personal trainer more? Meeting with your personal trainer more? Making and sticking to your grocery list? Making a few meals’ worth at one time so you can refrigerate them and eat them on the go? You decide and let me know what I can do to help!

A few things that are helping me put one foot in front of the other this week are below… Enjoy 🙂

Words to Help You Reach Within
“Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.” – Albert Einstein

“Consistency is key. Mindless eating, skipping workouts for weeks/months, crash dieting etc all causes a yo-yo effect with your mind and body. Change your thought process and imagine each healthy change becoming part of your new LIFESTYLE. You have to WORK FOR IT! Now GO GET IT!” –IFBB Figure Olympia Nicole Wilkins

Dance, Run, Jump, Lift to It
Crank It Up by David Guetta ft. Akon
N***** in Paris – Remade Instrumental
by Jay-Z and Kayne West
First of the Year (Equinox) by
Skrillex (*Warning: There are a few weird “Call 911!” scream-y parts, but otherwise it’s a solid jam.)

Fit Truths
Smoking suffocates your skin cells, which accelerates signs of aging, like marionette lines and sallow skin.

According to Carol Torgan, an exercise physiologist and fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, “Muscle discomfort is a symptom of placing stresses on muscles that make them stronger and better able to perform the task the next time.”

Does your workout time really make a difference? According to Barry of Barry’s Bootcamp, the answer is no. “It’s just a personal preference. The important thing is that you’re working out.”

You actually can get physiologically hooked on exercise. “When you work out regularly, you’re actually changing your genetic expression. That’s how potent and powerful exercise is,” says Pamela Peeke, MD, spokesperson for the National chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine, and author of Body for Life for Women.

According to the surgeon general, more than 60 percent of adults don’t exercise regularly and 25 percent of us don’t work out at all. And yet we all worship (and secretly despise) celebs with perfect bodies who essentially have “Be superhumanly hot and toned” written into their studio contracts.

Workouts to Try/Replicate
Speaking of… Does Barry’s Bootcamp really work? Read one girl’s real experience with the Hollywood workout.

And this workout!:

It may not be Friday, but who cares! Try this workout TODAY! You can even do it at home so no more “I don’t have a gym membership” excuses!


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