Guys, working out is hard. If it is not hard, you are not doing it right.
I love fitness. Well, I love talking about it and how it affects my life, but I really do not like working out. You get all sweaty and feel like you're going to die. So, you definitely have to weigh the positives to get the motivation to keep it up.
So, here are my top 5 motivators for fitness. I'm by no means an expert at all. Just a normal gal telling you what works for me ;)
1. Think Big Picture Stuff
Obviously the whole reason you are working out is for health, to feel good and possibly just to look hot. Don't forget the end result of all your hard work.
One way I like to make fitness a little more fun is to jazz up my outfits. If you have a cute workout outfit that makes you feel good, it makes things a little more awesome.
So, get some good looking shorts/capris, a cute, flattering tank and some rockin' neon shoes and you are on your way.
3. Have a Buddy
Having a buddy for fitness is a great plan, because it's harder to back out of stuff because they make you feel guilty ;) Plus, it makes things a little easier to handle having someone fun around.
It's my Mom, y'all ;)
Music is a huge motivator to get moving (even if you are just dancing in the kitchen). Here's some fun, upbeat songs you might want to add to your playlist to keep things fresh:
Fitness Top 100 Workout Songs
5. Challenge to Change or Just Fake It Til You Make It
Setting mini goals works for my brain because I'm a goal oriented kind of lady. I try to push myself and it is the coolest feeling for your brain to be like, "I can't do this" and for your body to prove it wrong.
By faking it, I mean put on a happy face & pretend you are really excited about working out. It will eventually change your attitude ;)
This is my most fake smile before heading out in the 100 degree heat.
Ok, sorry for the long post on fitness. It's the last What I Ate Wednesday with this topic, so I wanted to fully exhaust it. Now, to the food!
Breakfast, Part I: Zucchini Bread
Yep, I recycled this picture from Monday's recipe post. It was great to not take a picture in the dark at 5 a.m.! I ate a piece of this yummy bread before heading out to boot camp.
Breakfast, Part II: Green Monster Smoothie
Today's smoothie was cold and delicious! In the mix: 1/2 cup frozen spinach, 1 frozen banana, strawberries, frozen mango chunks, vanilla protein powder and almond milk. I also took an iced coffee on the road with me.
Morning Snack: Wasa & Cheese
I've been missing cheese and crackers, so this snack was a welcome one.
Lunch: Super Veggie Wrap
My niece got to choose the place for dinner to celebrate her 11th birthday, and she chose this country kitchen type fast food restaurant. I chose baked fish, turnip greens and black eyed peas and this is what they brought out. I ate the fish and nibbled on the veggies (didn't touch the rice or dry cornbread), but I was not too impressed. Oh well. At least she enjoyed her chicken fried steak.
Alright, that about wraps it up. Have a super fantastic week & I'll hopefully find some craft motivation for Friday ;)