Motivation Monday

Posted: July 16, 2012 in Articles, Inspiring People, Music, Quotes, S&S Workouts

Not gonna lie, when I’m tired and sore and teaching a class, I think similar things…. It helps!

After a busy weekend with family, my boyfriend Doug and I are gearing up for a much-needed vacation with his fam. But, of course, we both have a few long work days (I’ve got four 16-18hr days!) before we hit the road due north. So, we collaborated on this one — here’s what’s getting both of us through the next four days!

Lift, Spin, and Sprint Tunes
“Hit the Floor” by Linkin Park
“Let’s Go” by Calvin Harris ft. Ne-Yo
“Bleed It Out” by Linkin Park (*Warning: Obscenities)
“Beautiful Monster” by Mick Lion (I’m so on-the-go this week and already stressin’ that I decided instead of crazy, I’m just going to be a monster and do it all. A beautiful monster 😀 )

Quotes to Push You On, Up, and Through
“Just when you think you are down to nothing, God is up to something!” –Tony Gonzalas

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” –Confucius

“Never regret. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it’s experience.” –Victoria Holt

There’s an Article for That!
Emotional eating. Doug and I both do it on occasion—especially when we’re stressed and have to spend time apart thanks to our jobs. And because we’re tired. Neither of us gets enough sleep.

People Who Motivate Us
As corny as it sounds, Doug and I motivate each other. We both know that we will feel better after a good workout, so we encourage each other. And honestly, we enjoy 1) competing with each other a little (who can do more squat jacks in a minute!? *cough* me *cough*), 2) we like to look nice for each other, so that’s motivating, and 3) we enjoy showing off a little when the other is watching, which, in turn, pushes us. Who motivates you!? Your best friend? That dude you always stare at in the gym? Your husband or wife? Or does staying strong and healthy to be able to take care of your parents motivate you?

Workout Move of the Week
*Plank with side toe touches*
Start in plank—straight-arm or forearm—with your feet together. For a set amount of time or a certain number of reps, slowly alternate touching your toes side to side while keeping your core tight.

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