Motivation Monday

Posted: April 9, 2012 in Articles, Facts, Music, Quotes, S&S Tips&Tricks

4% of your day. That’s it. Make it count.

Did you have a good holiday weekend? I personally ate a ton of candy and food… Ugh… Needless to say I will be extra focused this week and need some new motivators to keep me on-track.

Oh, and before you move on to the gold-mine below, read my first blog post for Anytime Health, introducing myself to the crowd: “Beauty is Strength and Sweat.”

Your Personal Jam Session
“Get Ready” by Flipsyde
“Lose Yourself” by Eminem
“Not Afraid” by Eminem

The Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing but the Truth
*Most of the facts courtesy of
Working Out Sucks by Chuck Runyon                                                                                                                                

  • In 1970, Americans spend $6 billion a year on fast food. Today, it’s over $110 billion.
  • That’s more money than we spend on higher education, personal computers, computer software, or new cars.
  • That’s also more money than we spend on movies, books, magazines, newspapers, videos, and recorded music combined.
  • The average weight for a female in the early 1960s was 140.2 pounds. In the 1990s, that figure increased to 164.3 pounds. For men, it swelled from 166 to 191.3.
  • Twenty years ago, a typical hamburger packed 333 calories. Today, 590. Pizza has gone from 500 calories a slice to 850.
  • The average American spends more money in one month of automobile expenses than he or she does on one year of personal fitness-related expenses.
  • When you drink 18oz. of water, your metabolic rate increases by about 30% for 40 minutes. For every 18oz. of water you drink, your body burns about 25 calories.

Read It and… Don’t Weep… Move
“An active mind cannot exist in an inactive body.” -General George S. Patton

“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” –Larry Elder

“The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition.” –Thomas Edison

Who or What Motivates You?
Why do you work out? I sincerely hope you have more reasons than just the number on the scale. I challenge you to choose a person or specific goal or achievement to work out for every day. For example, work out to be a stronger, healthier, better significant other for your partner on Monday. On Tuesday, work out to fit into those pants that haven’t fit you into in a year so you don’t have to buy new ones. Work out to be able to chase your kids around the backyard on Wednesday. And so on. Having a reason—especially if it’s a person you love—as your motivation is the best way to get yourself up, moving, and dedicated.

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