Motivation Monday

Posted: March 5, 2012 in Articles, Music, Quotes, S&S Workouts

Your health and fitness levels are so much more than just those digital numbers.

Not only did I have a great weekend workout-wise—with a little rest, some good energy while working out, and a solid mix of workouts—I also made a new healthy recipe that I can’t wait to share with you all this week. It was double-date night last night, so my boyfriend and I made healthy veggie egg rolls, and oh man, they were delicious! So stay tuned 🙂

It’s Monday again. I swear it creeps up faster every week! I get to sleep in until about 7/7:30am on Saturday and Sunday and then BOOM! I have to wake up at 5am again on Monday. Ugh. Not ideal, but once I’m done teaching early, I feel amazing. However, it’s a crazy-busy-long week for me, so I’m amping up the motivation. Take a look at what’s starting me off on a good note and will keep me going for the next 5-6 days.

On My Playlist Now
“Mercy” by Matt Nathanson (I just bought his newest album “Modern Love” because we’re going to see his concert in GR this Friday!)
“Not Lost” by B.o.B. ft. T.I.

The Facts
People ask me a lot if it’s true that eating late at night makes you gain weight. My answer: Not necessarily. Why? Because it’s mostly about what the calories are as opposed to the calories themselves. Read more here.

Moves of the Week: Plank Variations
Let’s be honest—planks are awesome, but when you get awesomer (yep, I’m making that a word) at holding straight- and forearm planks, it gets boring to hold for 60, 90, 120+ seconds in one position. So here’s the deal: if you can hold a plank for longer than 45 seconds, or you’re just looking for more bang for your time-buck, then try these plank variations.

Words That Push Me Harder
“A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.” –Ayn Rand

“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” –Martin Luther King, Jr

“It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.” –Confucius


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