The last couple of writings I have been talking about setting goals, being healthy, and eating right. It came to my realization that I never talked about my real motivation for this journey I am on. So, here it goes.
Do you ever get the feeling that you’re not motivated, no energy, and maybe just not really happy? Well, that is what happened to me. I find myself not being able to get out of bed in the morning, and very little energy and motivation to get through long day, so it seemed. I didn’t want to feel that way anymore and I had this little voice in my head day after day reminding me that I am going to the Dominican in a few months and would be needing to wear a swim suit soon! I decided that getting healthy, exercising, and getting in shape to wear a swim suit is all that I needed to get motivated.
One of the battles of getting motivated, is staying motivated. How do I do this? Well, I think of the big picture and what I really want, what am I striving for? What I really want, is to be in the best shape that I have been and wear a bikini in the Dominican… that’s right, I said bikini! To do this, I know I have to stay motivated and be committed. I also set a schedule and stick with it, as I have mentioned I work out in the morning because that is what fits my lifestyle best. Lastly, I joined a team through Beachbody to help me stay focused on my goal and to be accountable for what I eat and what exercising I do. Nothing more motivating than peers cheering you on and knowing you are not the only one in this boat. I will talk more about this team commitment in days to come in other posts.
Before I go, I would like to share a new clean eating lunch/dinner idea. So easy, cannot believe I did not think of this before.
Baked Chicken Salad
1 Chicken breast
Crumbled cooked turkey bacon
Cajun seasoning (better for you than salt, and it is SOOO good!)
Bake raw chicken breast sprinkled with Cajun in oven at 350 degrees for 30 min. Cut up and add to salad mixture with all other ingredients and eat!