Who says that eating clean and healthy has to be complicated?!?! Not this girl! I take frozen tilapia filets and put them in a foil lined pan. Drizzle with lemon juice. Sprinkle with Mrs Dash Fiest Lime seasoning. Bake at 350 for 30 min. Voila! Easy, cheap, healthy and yummy! Can’t beat that!
How Can I Fit Exercise Into My Life?
“80 percent of success is showing up.” – Woody Allen
We all have days that we struggle with having the motivation to get our exercise in. I know I do, so I’m sure you do too. How can we overcome this lack of motivation?
There are a few things I do EVERY SINGLE DAY to help keep me motivated. I start the night before….I get all of my workout gear (shoes, clothes, weights, mat, etc) out and ready to go so that’s one less thing I have to do at the crack of dawn.
I go to bed early! 8pm CST folks! I know what you’re thinking….that’s too early or what about my shows?! Set the DVR to record the shows you simply can’t live without and take your butt to bed! If you’re exhausted, you won’t want to get up before the birds in order to bust a sweat. Additionally, you’d rather sit on the couch and watch tv than get your butt in gear and get in shape so you can be healthy and live longer? If this is you, my guess is you’ve stopped reading by now.
I pack my lunch for the next day. I lay my work clothes out the night before so everything is ready to go. There is no time to think about it and there are no “excuses” as to why you can’t workout.
I’m up at 230am CST to break my sweat EVERY SINGLE DAY. Ok, I may sleep in until 4am on the weekends, but my workout is the very first thing I do EVERY SINGLE DAY! This is for several reasons.
1) My early morning workout sets the tone for my day. If I don’t get my workout in, the rest of my day seems off. Nothing seems to go right, I feel super tired and sluggish, I don’t have the desire to eat as healthy and my sleep is off for that night. And people start to take notice on the days I don’t work out too!!
2) Motivation is earliest first thing in the morning. As your day goes on, you will talk yourself out of working out for various reasons. You’re too tired, you’re favorite show is on, a friend asked you to hangout or go to dinner….and you won’t get your workout in. If you get up and strut your stuff first thing in the morning, you don’t have to worry about it because its already done 🙂
3) Ayurvedic practices teach us that there is more energy in the atmosphere in the early morning before so the sun rises, so use it to your advantage!! Believe it or not, you will have more energy throughout your day and will accomplish more in a few hours than most people do all day! Also, early morning workouts will help you sleep more soundly at night and who doesn’t need that?!
Now I know you’re probably saying “I’m not morning person and can’t drag my butt outta bed before the sun and birds are up to bust a sweat”. Trust me, you can! It will take a few days or maybe the first week to get used to it, but your body will begin to naturally wake up that early and will crave your workout! Sounds crazy huh?! Give it a try 🙂
I’m sure there are a million other “excuses” I can come up with as to why some may feel they can’t wake up at the crack of dawn and workout. I will end on this note…if you want to fit exercise, health, wellness and happiness into your life, YOU WILL FIND A WAY. If not, you will find half a dozen or more excuses. Don’t let excuses run your life! Make a decision and stick to it! Build your willpower and determination muscles! Your mind, body, heart, health and even owe around you will thank you for it 🙂
See you bright and early tomorrow for the next workout 🙂
Here is this weeks meal plan. Yes, I keep it simple so I can bulk prep my food on Saturday or Sunday and not have to cook the rest of the week. It saves so much time and money to bulk prep and cook your food!
Breakfast – green smoothie w/protein powder
Snack 1 – two egg white muffins and a Cutie
Lunch – baked tilapia and baked spaghetti squash
Snack 2 – handful of mixed nuts (almonds, brazil & pine nuts) and a Cutie
Dinner – baked tilapia and spaghetti squash
Snack 3 – green smoothie with protein powder
I was super worn out last night after my first P90X workout yesterday! I was in bed by 730pm!!! But my body needed the rest 😴 Woke up with sore muscles 💪 this morning but that wasn’t going to stop me 🙅 I got up at 230 and rocked day two of P90X doing the Cardio X DVD. We had our running shoes on 👟 and were sweating 💦 like crazy. I am already super sore and shaky! Got my lunch packed for the day with lots of healthy treats. I feel super great, healthy and alive. I am already breathing deeper and feeling better!
Get your early morning sweat on and you will accomplish more in the first few hours of your day than most people do all day. According to many, there is more energy in the morning before the sun rises than at any other part of the day, so use it 👆🙏 to your advantage!
Have a blessed day and thanks for reading 😘
It’s time to get real here. What is it that you really want? What are your dreams, goals, hopes? There is no better time than NOW to go after what you want. Now to get really real. What are you willing to give up to get what you want? Tv time, Facebook, hours on the Internet, games? It takes sacrifice to get what you want and there’s no better time than now to go out and get it!