I just saw this on Pinterest and loved it, had to post it.
Some tips for when you struggle with motivation that helped me…
Change your environment
If you’re in the gym day after day, change it up and get outside! It can make all the differnce. Go to the beach, go for a run outside, go hiking or biking.
Get a gym buddy
Meeting up with a mate locks you down to that session, and makes you less likely to cancel. And, it’ll make your workout fly by if you’re catching up with a friend you haven’t seen in a whgile.
Buy some cute new gym clothes
Call me shallow, but a cute new outfit has given me that extra boost. Use it as a reward to motivate you to achieve a goal.
Buy some new gym gear
Similar to the above, buy yourself some new trainers, a heart rate monitor, resistance bands, a protein powder or bars etc, something to re-invigorate your passion for exercise, and again, you can use it as a reward for achieveing a goal.
Whether it’s a particular muscle group, running for ‘x’ amount of times or km’s, going to workout ‘x’ times a week, or a weightloss goal, it helps to be working toward something.
Change up your playlist
Get a whole new playlist to get you moving, New tunes, and a great tip I love to do is to put a song I love halfway, and at the end of a workout.
Try some classes
This helps you stay motivated and working hard on days when you’re not feeling it. Also, helps change it up, try yoga classes, crossfit, pump at the gym, martial arts, whatever is new and challenging!
Invest in a personal trainer
Yeah, it may be expensive, but if you’re in struggle town and it helps it’s worth it. It’s like an amped up version of the gym buddy too. No cancel, commitment, and someone to push you to that next level.
There are loads of other things you can do, walk or ride to work, join a team sport, download a new app, and follow a program.
Hope these tips help you as much as they’ve helped me!
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Lately, I have been slack with eating habits relaxed, exercise routine very sporadic. The number one reason for this blog is to keep me accountable, so there it is. I’ve blogged about my struggle with a plateau, losing my mojo etc. BUT- I will not give up! I am so close to my goal, and I WILL get there. I want to still lose about 5 kilos more and firm and tone up. Summer is around the corner, and come 2013 I want my body to be at a point I’m happy with, and can maintain. I am so close, and want to get there for once and for all! I got this, and if I can do it, so can YOU!
I’m giving away a fab fitness and food diary, details can be found here. Don’t miss out!
Last night we (boyfriend and I) got snack-y – luckily we had the yummy slim secrets pack to help bust any binges. I’ll post the review once we’ve sampled the lot. I also found that blogging ate helped me keep my mind ff late night snacks, as well as going to the gym. Night time is worse for me, I think tv is maybe too boring and my mind wanders…. to the kitchen. Anyways, I usually weigh myself once a week on Saturday mornings, but I am really wanting a good result this week – after 100 grams last Saturday so weighed myself and was down over a kilo from then! How this is possible I have no idea. My calculations of my calorie deficit this week says it shouldn’t be so, but whatever, i’ll take it! Hopefully I continue this downward trend by the time I weigh myself Saturday. Having the crappiest digital scales ever doesn’t help. It seriously changes by up to a couple of hundred grams for me, and up to a kilo for him, depending on which tile we place the scales on. How bad is that?!? So, I weigh myself on the exact same tile, and take the grain of salt each time. If anyone knows of a good accurate scale i’m interested.
Last night I also did shoulders at the gym. I’ve come to love defined shoulders and that’s my goal. I want ’em and I want ’em by Summer!
This is actually delightful. Easy to make, but I didn’t use sheeps milk yoghurt. Plus it’s a recipe endorsed by one of my favourites, the amazing Miranda Kerr, how hot does she look here in the reebok ad? Anyways, enjoy the recipe. I’m sooo sunburnt after a long beach walk today.
When I was recently back in Australia and my schedule was hectic I had some of my meals delivered by Eat Fit Food. This was one of my favourite recipes so I thought I should share it with you. Not only is it quick and easy to prepare, it is also nutritious and contains one of my favourite ingredients, quinoa.
I hope you enjoy it, Miranda xxx
Prep time: 25-35 minutes, Cook time: 10-15 minutes, Serves: 4
Ingredients for salad:
3/4 cup uncooked quinoa
1/2 cup grated carrots
1/2 cup chopped capsicum
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1/4 cup chopped coriander
1/2 Spanish onion
1 tsp. of lemon juice
1 tsp of lime juice
1 tbsp orange juice
2 garlic cloves
1 tbsp tamari soy sauce
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp fresh ginger
1 tsp of fresh chilli
1-2 tbsp sheep’s milk yoghurt
Marinate for the salmon:
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp lemon zest
1 tbsp of lime juice
1 tsp lime zest
1 tbsp orange juice
1 tsp orange zest
4x 150-200 grams salmon
Rinse quinoa and drain. Add 1 1/2 -2 cups of water, bring to a boil, cover and simmer for about 15 minutes, or until the water is absorbed. Remove from heat and let stand for 10 minutes. Fluff with a fork and let cool.
Mix carrot, capsicum, parsley, coriander and Spanish onion in large bowl. Add room temperature quinoa and toss to combine. Whisk together lemon, orange and lime juices, tamari, ginger, garlic and chilli. Pour over salad and combine well.
Place all the citrus dressings in a bowel including the salmon and let it marinate for 10-15 minutes. Lightly pan-fry the salmon until slightly pink in the middle.
Serve salmon on a bed of the Quinoa salad with a dollop of sheep’s milk yoghurts. ENJOY!