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Motivation Monday – Finding the Balance

Posted Feb 18 2013 6:51am

Monday, Monday. Here we go again. First things first, I did not win the FitFluential DietBet by losing 4% of my weight. Let’s move on.

I had a great weekend. Trivia with our friends on Friday night. Lots of productivity on Saturday. Went with hubby to his trail race on Sunday. It was great to spend some time outdoors, but boy was it COLD. Even with gloves on I could not feel my fingers after a while. Here are a few pictures I took:

Dark Hallow Wallow

Dark Hallow Wallow 2

Guess what I tried this weekend? Another recipe AND a new (to me) food. KALE! I had never tried kale before, but have been wanting to make kale chips. I did two batches. I think my third batch will be close to perfect. My first batch was a little messed up because I washed the kale (even though the bag said prewashed – which I noticed later). I couldn’t get the kale dry enough and I put too much salt/garlic salt and olive oil on it. My second batch I didn’t wash (since it was prewashed). I used lots of fresh ground pepper, tiny bit of kosher salt, olive oil, and minced garlic. Almost perfect. The third batch I will tear the stems out, put more pepper, and let cook about 2 minutes longer. Once I have the complete recipe I will share it with you! I figure this will be a great way for me to get more veggies in.

I took last week off activity. Why? My leg (the one that had surgery) started really bothering me on Monday. Not a sore pain from working out, but a sharp stabbing pain (that even woke me up one night). I decided to take it easy last week just in case. The leg just feels weird. There is no other way to describe it.

This week my plans are:

  • Concentrate on drinking 48 oz (or more) of water daily
  • Five 30+ minute workouts during the week
  • At least 15 minutes of health coach studying (or work) per day
  • Aim to make healthier decisions with each meal
  • Drink less diet soda – do NOT drink it while at a restaurant
  • See my new doctor and get a much-needed physical. Turns out I missed last years. Oops.

It has been a while since I have done a Motivation Monday, so let’s go!

Let’s Get Motivated

First things first – do NOT beat yourself up if you slip up and skip a workout (or two) or eat that cupcake (or two). It is not helpful in the least to dwell on it. Just move on and move forward!

Source: via Glenneth on Pinterest

Time to make some good habits: drinking water, moving more daily, eating more fruits and veggies. What good habits are you trying to make?

Source: via Glenneth on Pinterest

I love this. There is room for everything in moderation. And that’s my goal – to find the right balance. It will be different for everyone. Remember that what works for one person might not work for you.

Balanced Diet

Never stop trying – it will never be too late.

Never Too Late

I love the way this goal pyramid is set up. What do you think? I think I will create one for March. Daily goals support your weekly goals, which support your monthly goals, which support your long-term goals.

Source: via Glenneth on Pinterest

Anything exciting planned for the week? How do you set your goals? How did you find your balance? What is motivating you this week?

Enjoy your day!


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