Motivation Monday

Good morning and happy Monday!

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I just wanted to share this photo with you because it is so true. Most times we build our own walls, and they aren’t meant to be there. Keep working hard- you CAN accomplish you goals with positivity and strength!

Motivational Monday

This quote is one of my favorites- because it couldn’t be more true. 

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Don’t some of the best parts of life happen when we are uncomfortable? Pushing outside that comfort zone is where we can find some of our true character, find out what we are made of! I feel like we are all usually much stronger than we really think. 

Personally I’ve really gotten into heavier weight lifting and flexible dieting. WOW- it’s a whole new world and it has been fun to see my progress so far. I’m power lifting and seeing some great weight increases. I’m surprised at how strong I actually am! :-) 

Happy Monday! Have a great week! :-)

  • When’s the last time you moved out of your comfort zone? 

Motivation Monday

Good morning everyone! I don’t know about you- but this is how I’m feeling this Monday morning haha! (or to be honest- MOST mornings :-) )

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But hey- it’s a brand new week and I’m ready to go. My husband and I have been working out hard as of lately- we seem to be having a little competition going with ourselves on who can be fittest by summer. 😉 just kidding- but we have been eating well, working out hard, and loving to see our progress! 

Our newest workouts have included a lot of olympic lifting and I’ve really been lifting some heavy weights. I’ve never consistently done heavy lifting, I would do it here and there, but now that I”ve been doing it for the past few weeks- I have been happily surprised by myself! It’s been making me feel great and I’m really feeling those muscles bro

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Those words couldn’t be true! Hustle, work hard, get after your dreams!

  • What have been some of your recent goals?
  • How was your weekend?

Friday Favorites Link-Up

Yay Friday! Today I get to link up with other awesome people in our Friday Link-Up.

Check out the other hosts here: Eat Pray Run DC , You Signed Up for What and Mar on the Run!

This week, we are talking about our Friday favorites. Here’s what I’m loving this week!

 

1. This Greek Yogurt Parmesan Chicken found on Pinterest– It looks kind of bland but it turned out SOOOO good!

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2. This Cereal has been my dessert at night this week- and YES it is as good as it sounds!

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3. These sweet Jamberry nails that I did recently. It’s my favorite pattern so far!

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4. As always, breakfast is my favorite. Always. I want to eat it every day!

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5. Lastly- I’m running a 7 day Meal & Workout group! It’s gonna be 7 days of workouts and healthy eats all to you on a group! Please comment and leave your email if it’s something you are interested in. It might just give you the jumpstart you need! Everything starts March 15th!

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  •  What are you loving this week?

Thoughtful Thursday: On Food & Training

I love food… I could eat it all day, really. I could. There’s not much food I wouldn’t eat. Vegetables aren’t my favorite, but I’m learning to make them in ways that I like them.

However, despite all this, people try to make eating so darn complicated. Truthfully- it shouldn’t be that hard…RIGHT!? (And yes I realize, the actual science & nutrition might be more complicated than I’m making it out to be, but to us average joes, hear me out!)

It helps to always look at food this way:

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Food is the fuel we need to live our daily lives, workout hard, and smash our goals. 

The simple rules I try to live by:

 

1. Try not to eat 100% junk all the time. Living by the 80/20 rule is a pretty good guideline.

2. Eat some fruit and vegetables every now and then. Incorporate them into each meal you have. Soon enough it will be habit.

3. Eat when you are hungry and stop when you aren’t. Over stuffing yourself does not feel good, try not to scarf your food down so you can pay attention to the signals your body is  giving you. 

4. Treat yo’self. (I miss parks & rec already). You work hard right? A treat isn’t going to hurt you. A piece of pizza will not derail your diet, and you will not gain 60 pounds in one night. What hurts you even more is depriving yourself of food you crave and then going overboard one night and feeling terrible. 

That’s it. That’s all I strive to do when dealing with food. Lately I’ve been lifting some HEAVY weight and really power lifting, because of this, I’ve been super hungry! Therefore I’ve been eating more. Work out hard and eat more? I’m good with that. I’ve been trying to get in plenty of protein, healthy carbs…but there’s always room for a treat every now and then :-)

This has to be my new favorite!

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  • What is your perspective on food and training?

Motivational Monday

Happy Monday, everyone!

I’ve been sick with a cold for a week and a half so I didn’t workout at all this weekend and am trying to rest up and feel better!

I wanted to share this quote for you, because it’s so true. 

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Fear can stop us from doing things, but if we have enough courage to do it anyways, it usually creates a great story. It’s not easy and it can go against the grain- but it IS worth it.

  • When’s the last time you did something you were afraid of?