How do you stay motivated to eat healthy and work out?
Favorite foods: This yummy sweet potato beet juice, Ezekiel bread with avocado and smoked salmon, and on Monday I made some delicious paleo nachos that were so good! It was just baked sweet potato chips, seasoned ground beef, Rotel, cilantro and guacamole.
Hardest Workout: Kentauros 4/6. Seriously it was only 4 out of the full 6 rounds and I was dead. So many jumps, so many burpees. We did manage to find a great spot of the roof of the parking garage to workout though without disturbing the neighbors or trying to work around the douchebags in our gym. Also, my workouts tend to coincide with the sunrise or sunset so it makes for quite a pretty backdrop!
Biggest Accomplishment: I did around 400 burpees in my 5 workouts last week. One of my workouts was an abs circuit and then just “100 burpees”. I didn’t think I could do it but I did 100 burpees in 18 minutes! I can feel myself slowly becoming stronger and able to push myself further and it feels good.
Currently Craving: Bagels, always bagels. Vince and I were just talking a few weeks ago, wondering when we get to the point where vegetables taste good again and I am happy to say we have reached that point! I was so excited for a bowl of fruit last weekend and cheeseburgers don’t even sound good. Hallelujah! Craving vegetables is a real thing that can happen, ya’ll. It’s not just a myth.
Staying Motivated: With any lifestyle change or workout plan, staying motivated is often your biggest obstacle. After a long day at work it’s so hard to come home and put your workout clothes on and get out there, especially when you know your workout is going to be tough. This week I have basically only survived because of my running playlist and progress pics. And also, long evening baths.
My running playlist! Guys, it is sooo good. Whenever I don’t want to go for a run I just turn it on and I instantly want to start moving. I am that lady that is lip synching so hard while I’m running. It doesn’t matter what kind of music you like, spend the time to make a really great playlist for yourself. It will make everything so much easier. If you’re into southern hip hop mixed with some random other hip hop songs you can find mine here. It will make you run faster so you can babe real hard.
Progress pictures: These are for you. You don’t have to share these with anyone else but you definitely should take them. These are for the days that you want to quit and think you aren’t getting anywhere. You see your body everyday and, often, it’s not easy to notice the changes that are happening to your body when you look in the mirror. I’ve been taking pictures every Monday when I wake up and I’m so glad I have these because they are literally the reason I keep going. I can feel myself getting stronger when I workout (even though my workouts keep getting harder) and I definitely feel healthier but to be able to see the real changes happening make me want to work harder. I’m only half way through my 6th week of Freeletics and while I think I look the same when I look in the mirror, the pictures are telling a different story! Apparently 6-9 weeks is when you really start noticing a difference in your body, so I’m excited to keep going and hopefully not ruin it on vacation. And because I said I was gonna use the internet to hold myself accountable here is my progress so far! Please ignore my gross face.