Faith Fitness and Laughter

Are your workouts motivating?

on January 29, 2012

I love Sunday’s.  Not only do I try to make them my rest day, but it’s just such a laid back day.  We had a potluck at our church after our morning service, which means lot’s of eating and talking.  I passed on the food that was there, mainly because my breakfast was so filling, but mostly it was just a decision on my part. 


Now you can see why I was so full.  🙂  This is one of my favorite breakfasts.


After church was over, I headed home for a nice chocolate smoothie.

  • 1 frozen banana
  • frozen cherries
  • 1tbls of carob powder (or cocoa powder)
  • 1 scoop of chocolate whey protein powder
  • 1 cup of 35 calorie almond milk
  • 1 1/2 tbls of peanut butter
  • handful of spinach

Yum Yum Good!

Today was technically a rest day, but I wanted to share with you some of my tips for staying motivated when it came to working out.

  1. Plan out my workout the night before, or at the beginning of the week.  Doing the BodyRock Challenge, I knew exactly what I was going to be doing.  Now that it’s over, I am going back to laying out my DVD’s the night before.  If I am doing a run or walking outside I will lay out my running gear the night before, so I can just roll out of bed and get a move on.
  2. I choose a workout that I like.  I have done them all.  Taebo, Denise Austen, Turbo Jam, The Firm, Jillian, Bob, the list goes on and on.  I love them all actually, but sometimes I can get bored and then I know it’s time to incorporate something different. 
  3. Know my limits.  If I can’t do a particular workout, then I am not going to risk injury.  Too many times I have done a workout not using the proper form and really hurt myself.  I have also run into comparing myself to others when it comes to fitness.  What works for me, may not work for someone else, even when it comes to food.  We are all made differently and must remember that. 
  4. Remember why you are doing the exercising in the first place.  I know the reasons that I do it, but I can run the risk of doing it for vain reasons.  I don’t want to fall into that trap.  If you have to, write it down.  Make a list of the reasons you want to start or continue an exercise program.  Such as; health, family….you get the picture. 🙂
  5. And last, but certainly not least.  Stick with it.  Don’t allow things to get you down or talk you out of doing a workout.  It takes about 3 weeks to start a habit.  Try to stick with it for 30 days and trust me, you will find a way to work out. 


Dinner was a repeat, as were all of my meals today…:)


Update:  I am a full week of having NO “specialty” coffees!!  If you knew me, you would know that this is HUGE.  I can actually tell a big difference not having that in my system.  🙂

Have any of you seen the movie Super 8??  If you have, let me know your thoughts. 

Have a great night!!  🙂



4 responses to “Are your workouts motivating?

  1. Krystie says:

    I’ve never seen super 8. but I love those tips & Sundays are my favorite days too I get to do a long run and see my grandparents for afternoon tea!

  2. Alyse says:

    Congrats on a whole week of no specialty coffees! That’s a huge accomplishment!! 🙂

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