Motivation Monday

Posted: April 2, 2012 in Articles, Facts, Quotes

How would your strength and endurance hold up in The Hunger Games!?

It was a lovely weekend here in Michigan! Not only did I work and get a new client, but I got to do a partial leg day with Doug, we saw The Hunger Games, and we made some darn-good food! As for the movie, we both read the book and were, in all honesty, disappointed with the movie. It didn’t follow the book nearly as close it could have 😦 Boo. I will definitely be sharing our recipes later this week, but it’s Monday again. Monday of spring break for many, but of course, not for me and most of my friends.

What has been keeping you going lately?

What do you need to motivate you to start or stay with what you’re already doing?

For me, it’s always the same things—a quote or two, a few scary-true facts, a new workout move, and a few good recipes or food ideas to get me through the week. If I can score a new workout jam, too, then that’s a bonus!

Quote-tastic!
“If hunger is not the problem, then eating is not the solution.” –Anonymous

“Processed foods not only extend the shelf life, but they extend the waistline as well.” –Karen Sessions

“Stay committed to your decisions; but stay flexible in your approach.” –Tony Robbins

Scary-True Facts
*Facts courtesy of
Self and Women’s Health magazines

Half of Americans down at least one sugary drink a day, and some guzzle more than 567 calories’ worth—that’s like eating a Big Mac daily :/

Excess weight could lead to indulging in the face of temptation.

38% of women who think about their diet more often than they think about their partner. How sad! Don’t let your weight run your life—partner-up with your partner to lose weight and get healthy together!

Those with gum disease took an average of two months longer to conceive than those with healthy mouths. Brush and floss every day!

Workout Move of the Week
Kettlebell Lunge, Raise, and Kick

*Called “Liftoff” in the March 2012 issue of
Self magazine

Stand with your feet hip-width apart, holding the horns of the kettlebell at your chest. Lunge your left leg back, raising your arms overhead. Stand, kicking your left leg forward as your lower your arms to your chest. Return to the lunge and continue for 30 seconds. Switch sides and repeat.

Food Ideas
Did you know that there are A TON of healthy foods that are less than $1 per serving? Yes, really. Check ‘em out.

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