Thursday, July 18, 2013


Guys, I really need some motivation to start working out and eating healthier. I decided last November that I really needed to get back in shape and start eating healthier and man was I doing AWESOME! I was working out every day, counting calories, I went gluten free for awhile, was eating clean and boy was I seeing results. I was really starting to love the way I looked and felt. And then BAM... I don't know what happened, but I just completely fell off the healthier living wagon! 

I think this is something that many women struggle with. We are programmed to believe that we should look a certain way. The question is, how do we deal with it? How do we overcome these struggles? I think one of the main things is we need to learn to love our bodies and stop comparing ourselves to others (I know that's A LOT easier said than done). It's so easy to look at someone and think, "Ugh... I would love to have her legs" or "I would love to be as skinny as she is". What we don't realize is that person is probably looking at you or someone else and thinking the exact same thing. Having a workout buddy, someone that holds you accountable and really pushes you, is a great way to stay motivated. Another thing is meal planning, plan out your weekly meals every Sunday and really try to stick with the menu. Also, get new workout gear. There's something about having a new tank top, sports bra, pair of yoga pants, running shoes, etc that really seems to motivate us (at least for awhile).  

I just got the Polar FT4 heart rate monitor/calorie burner counter from amazon and am really hoping that actually seeing how many calories I've burned helps keep me motivated. I'm really excited to hit the gym and try it out. Brian and I are also going to go through some healthy/clean eating recipes this weekend and make a menu for next week. Now, I just need a motivational buddy or buddies. Who wants to take on this challenge? 

What are some of your favorite healthy recipes?
How do you stay motivated? 

Happy Thursday!!! 

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  1. I want to be a motivational buddy! I have been doing much better myself lately!! I would love to see what recipes you are using!

  2. It really is so hard to stay motivated. I try to do everything in moderation...but even that is hard!! Ahhh. You look amazing, girlfriend!

    And this new blog design is killer!!!

  3. I agree with look amazing! no worries about how you look! you are right, there Is WAY too much emphasis put on outward comes from within! That which IS beautiful, will also look beautiful...
    There is nothing wrong with wanting to eat and be healthy....we all probably need to do more of that, especially since the trend in the medical profession is now "wellness", and that is what they are trying to promote...eating right and proper exercise helps you to be well!
    Speaking as someone who has done every diet trick in the book....and exercise gimmick as well.....there is really no fast, sure fire-way to get and stay in shape...healthy eating, and simple calisthenics and walking will keep you fit, when done regularly...
    the buddy system is great! it's hard to keep yourself motivated to a task alone...too easy to fall back on one is watching! there is strength in numbers....have a buddy, or two, or three!!!!! tell them what you ate for the day, what exercise you DOES help...
    All in all, i support you wanting to be healthy....skinny is NOT healthy....i trust you as a grown woman to know your limits.
    Your physical appearance is stunning, as it always has been....being healthy will keep it that way...great blog, btw! :)
    love you....

  4. Dear bff, can you buy me one of those watches? K, thanks, bye!

    btw, you are HOT

    and I love you

    and I can't wait to see you!