Monday Motivation: I’ve always liked this quote. However, especially today it speaks to me. Today is my birthday. A day to look back and be proud of accomplishments, learn from failures, regroup, celebrate, and begin anew, hopefully armed with more wisdom. But really, if you think about it, EVERY day is an opportunity for a new start. Anyone can start from now and orchestrate a different ending. Every day we all have the opportunity of a new starting point. Every damn day! Wherever you are in your journey IS a starting point. And if every place is a starting point, then in a way every day is our birthday. How will you celebrate life today?

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Monday Motivation

Monday Motivation: I’ve always liked this quote. However, especially today it speaks to me. Today is my birthday. A day to look back and be proud of accomplishments, learn from failures, regroup, celebrate, and begin anew, hopefully armed with more wisdom. But really, if you think about it, EVERY day is an opportunity for a new start. Anyone can start from now and orchestrate a different ending. Every day we all have the opportunity of a new starting point. Every damn day! Wherever you are in your journey IS a starting point. And if every place is a starting point, then in a way every day is our birthday. How will you celebrate life today?

#fit #fitfam #fitspo #fatloss #fitbody #fitness #fittips #fitforce #fitmommy #fitjourney #fitnessgoals #fitsporation #fitnessquotes #fitnessjourney #fitnesslifestyle #fitnessmotivation #motivationalmonday #motivation #healthspo #healthyweightloss #yogalove #yoga #workout #wellness #weightloss #weightlossjourney #bodyafterbaby #buddah #burningcalories #hiit

MORNING MOTIVATION: Good morning, all! Today (and every day) let's be encouragers. This also goes for how we interact and talk to ourselves.

#fit #fitfam #fitspo #fitbody #fitness #fittips #fitforce #fitmommy #fitjourney #fitnessquotes #fitnessgoals #fitnessmotivation #wellness #weightlossjourney #bodyafterbaby #health #healthspo #healthylifestyle #healthyweightloss #bekind

MORNING MOTIVATION

MORNING MOTIVATION: Good morning, all! Today (and every day) let’s be encouragers. This also goes for how we interact and talk to ourselves.

#fit #fitfam #fitspo #fitbody #fitness #fittips #fitforce #fitmommy #fitjourney #fitnessquotes #fitnessgoals #fitnessmotivation #wellness #weightlossjourney #bodyafterbaby #health #healthspo #healthylifestyle #healthyweightloss #bekind

MORNING MOTIVATION: The same can be said for our body...and our psyche. We are the sculptors of our body and soul. Carve away you masterful sculptors!

#motivation #fit #fitfam #fitspo #fitbody #fitness #fittips #fitforce #fitmommy #fitjourney #fitnessgoals #fitsporation #fitnessquotes #fitnessjourney #fitnesslifestyle #fitnessmotivation #workout #wellness #weightloss #weightlossjourney #health #healthspo #bodyafterbaby

MORNING MOTIVATION

MORNING MOTIVATION: The same can be said for our body…and our psyche. We are the sculptors of our body and soul. Carve away you masterful sculptors!

#motivation #fit #fitfam #fitspo #fitbody #fitness #fittips #fitforce #fitmommy #fitjourney #fitnessgoals #fitsporation #fitnessquotes #fitnessjourney #fitnesslifestyle #fitnessmotivation #workout #wellness #weightloss #weightlossjourney #health #healthspo #bodyafterbaby

MORNING MOTIVATION: It's hard, it hurts, AND it's totally worth it. Our power is in our persistence.

#fit #fitfam #fitspo #fatloss #fitbody #fitness #fittips #fitchick #fitforce #fitgirls #fitmommy #fitjourney #fitnessgoals #fitsporation #fitnessquotes #fitnessjourney #fitnessmotivation #fitnesslifestyle #motivation #weightloss #weightlossjourney #wellness #workout #hiit

MORNING MOTIVATION

MORNING MOTIVATION: It’s hard, it hurts, AND it’s totally worth it. Our power is in our persistence.

#fit #fitfam #fitspo #fatloss #fitbody #fitness #fittips #fitchick #fitforce #fitgirls #fitmommy #fitjourney #fitnessgoals #fitsporation #fitnessquotes #fitnessjourney #fitnessmotivation #fitnesslifestyle #motivation #weightloss #weightlossjourney #wellness #workout #hiit

MORNING MOTIVATION: This woman wants to be strong and healthy. I do it for myself and my family. My goal is to be around a long time for my kids and husband and to be able to enjoy those years with them in a healthy body. I also want to feel good on the inside as well as the outside. When I am fit and strong, I feel good on the inside and feel beautiful on the outside. I think if you FEEL beautiful, you look beautiful. Share why you do it!

#fit #fitfam #fitspo #fatloss #fitbody #fitness #fittips #fitchick #fitforce #fitgirls #fitmamma #fitmommy #fitjourney #fitnessgoals #fitnessquotes #fitnessjourney #fitnesslifestyle #fitnessmotivation #motivation #wellness #weightloss #weightlossjourney #exercise #eatclean #eatcleantraindirty #healthy #healthspo #likeagirl #strong

MORNING MOTIVATION

MORNING MOTIVATION: This woman wants to be strong and healthy. I do it for myself and my family. My goal is to be around a long time for my kids and husband and to be able to enjoy those years with them in a healthy body. I also want to feel good on the inside as well as the outside. When I am fit and strong, I feel good on the inside and feel beautiful on the outside. I think if you FEEL beautiful, you look beautiful. Share why you do it!

#fit #fitfam #fitspo #fatloss #fitbody #fitness #fittips #fitchick #fitforce #fitgirls #fitmamma #fitmommy #fitjourney #fitnessgoals #fitnessquotes #fitnessjourney #fitnesslifestyle #fitnessmotivation #motivation #wellness #weightloss #weightlossjourney #exercise #eatclean #eatcleantraindirty #healthy #healthspo #likeagirl #strong

Monday Motivation: Strive for progress, not perfection...and keep going!

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Monday Motivation

Monday Motivation: Strive for progress, not perfection…and keep going!

#fit #fitfam #fitspo #fatloss #fitbody #fitness #fittips #fitchick #fitforce #fitgirls #fitmamma #fitmommy #fitjourney #fitnessgoals #fitnessquotes #fitnessjourney #fitnesslifestyle #fitnessmotivation #exercise #weightloss #workout #wellness #weightlossjourney #motivation #motivationalmonday #healthspo #workoutathome #workoutvideo

Never liked cauliflower until I had it roasted. Now I think it’s better than candy. I’ve been known to down a whole head of roasted cauliflower all by myself. Cauliflower is a nutritious, fiber-rich veggie that is very versatile in a low-carb, high-fiber diet. It is high in anti-oxidants, such as vitamin C, manganese and carotenoids. It also contains glucosinolates and thiocyanates, which help increase the liver’s ability to neutralize potentially toxic substances.  In addition to being a cancer-fighting veggie, it also has anti-inflammatory properties due to it’s high vitamin K and omega-3 fatty acids content. We love roasting cauliflower with just a bit of olive oil, salt and pepper.  Easy and tasty! Cauliflower is also great as a low-carb version of mashed “potatoes”. Check out these other creative ways to incorporate cauliflower into a healthy diet.

http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/recipes/dinner/cauliflower-recipes/

Photo: Fitness Magazine

#fitfam #fatloss #fittips #fitnessjourney #fitjourney #healthyfoodporn #healthy #lowcarb #food #fiber #healthyfood #healthylifestyle #healthyweightloss #weightloss #wellness #weightlossjourney

Cauliflower is the Magic Wonder Veggie for Low-Carb Eating

Never liked cauliflower until I had it roasted. Now I think it’s better than candy. I’ve been known to down a whole head of roasted cauliflower all by myself. Cauliflower is a nutritious, fiber-rich veggie that is very versatile in a low-carb, high-fiber diet. It is high in anti-oxidants, such as vitamin C, manganese and carotenoids. It also contains glucosinolates and thiocyanates, which help increase the liver’s ability to neutralize potentially toxic substances. In addition to being a cancer-fighting veggie, it also has anti-inflammatory properties due to it’s high vitamin K and omega-3 fatty acids content. We love roasting cauliflower with just a bit of olive oil, salt and pepper. Easy and tasty! Cauliflower is also great as a low-carb version of mashed “potatoes”. Check out these other creative ways to incorporate cauliflower into a healthy diet.

http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/recipes/dinner/cauliflower-recipes/

Photo: Fitness Magazine

#fitfam #fatloss #fittips #fitnessjourney #fitjourney #healthyfoodporn #healthy #lowcarb #food #fiber #healthyfood #healthylifestyle #healthyweightloss #weightloss #wellness #weightlossjourney

Eating healthfully doesn’t have to be tasteless or boring.  Lower the fat and increase the protein in chicken or tuna salad by skipping the mayo and subbing in either greek yogurt or cottage cheese.  My personal preference is the cottage cheese substitution b/c it has slightly more protein, half the carbs, and a third of the sugar than Greek yogurt.  I also prefer the way it makes the chicken or tuna salad taste, since it’s less tart than yogurt.  If you think the texture will bother you, opt for the Greek yogurt. Either way, you can’t go wrong with this healthy spin.  If you are reducing your carbs, try putting it over a salad rather than eating it as a sandwich.

Recipe:  canned chicken breast, mixed with fat free cottage cheese, chopped Thai lime almonds, dried cranberries, pickles and/or banana peppers, sriracha and black pepper to taste.

#fit #food #fitfam #fitspo #fatloss #fittips #fitmommy #fitnessjourney #healthy #healthy #healthylifestyle #healthyweightloss #lowcarb #protein #lowfat #wellness #weightloss #weightlossjourney #healthyfoodporn #healthyfood #bodyafterbaby #glutenfree

Eating Healthfully Doesn’t Have to be Tasteless or Boring

Eating healthfully doesn’t have to be tasteless or boring. Lower the fat and increase the protein in chicken or tuna salad by skipping the mayo and subbing in either greek yogurt or cottage cheese. My personal preference is the cottage cheese substitution b/c it has slightly more protein, half the carbs, and a third of the sugar than Greek yogurt. I also prefer the way it makes the chicken or tuna salad taste, since it’s less tart than yogurt. If you think the texture will bother you, opt for the Greek yogurt. Either way, you can’t go wrong with this healthy spin. If you are reducing your carbs, try putting it over a salad rather than eating it as a sandwich.

Recipe: canned chicken breast, mixed with fat free cottage cheese, chopped Thai lime almonds, dried cranberries, pickles and/or banana peppers, sriracha and black pepper to taste.

#fit #food #fitfam #fitspo #fatloss #fittips #fitmommy #fitnessjourney #healthy #healthy #healthylifestyle #healthyweightloss #lowcarb #protein #lowfat #wellness #weightloss #weightlossjourney #healthyfoodporn #healthyfood #bodyafterbaby #glutenfree

MORNING MOTIVATION: “This month’s choices are next month’s body”.

“This month’s choices are next month’s body”.

MORNING MOTIVATION: “This month’s choices are next month’s body”.

A goal without action is just a wish. Set some goals and smash them! If you don’t have a heart rate monitor, consider investing in one for a little bit of extra motivation. I find that using a heart rate monitor really helps motivate me, both in terms of frequency and intensity of my workouts.  I like to monitor how hard I’m working during a session, and I LOVE getting my workout session totals at the end of the week.  It makes my workouts a fun game and helps me accomplish my goals by giving me focus and making me accountable. It’s what I find works for me. These are my results from last week’s workouts. The fitness program on my watch set my weekly target at 2550 calories, but I was aiming for a 4000 calorie goal.  I’m super excited that I finally broke through that 4000 calorie ceiling! It took a few weeks of trying, and I was very close (3850) a couple times, but I finally did it! The fitter you become, and the smaller you are, the fewer calories you burn. Bummer…but the upside is that you are (1) more fit, and (2) have more muscle mass, so you are burning more calories at rest.

Whether it be fitness, or any area of your life, ask yourself what you truly want.  Then write down the #goals that you’ve set for yourself, make a plan to get there, and start driving. Start anywhere! The important thing is to just #START. “Be not afraid of moving slowly, be afraid only of standing still.

A Goal Without Action is Just a Wish

A goal without action is just a wish. Set some goals and smash them! If you don’t have a heart rate monitor, consider investing in one for a little bit of extra motivation. I find that using a heart rate monitor really helps motivate me, both in terms of frequency and intensity of my workouts. I like to monitor how hard I’m working during a session, and I LOVE getting my workout session totals at the end of the week. It makes my workouts a fun game and helps me accomplish my goals by giving me focus and making me accountable. It’s what I find works for me. These are my results from last week’s workouts. The fitness program on my watch set my weekly target at 2550 calories, but I was aiming for a 4000 calorie goal. I’m super excited that I finally broke through that 4000 calorie ceiling! It took a few weeks of trying, and I was very close (3850) a couple times, but I finally did it! The fitter you become, and the smaller you are, the fewer calories you burn. Bummer…but the upside is that you are (1) more fit, and (2) have more muscle mass, so you are burning more calories at rest.

Whether it be fitness, or any area of your life, ask yourself what you truly want. Then write down the #goals that you’ve set for yourself, make a plan to get there, and start driving. Start anywhere! The important thing is to just #START. “Be not afraid of moving slowly, be afraid only of standing still.”