Someone asked me yesterday why I worked out everyday, and how I can get motivated to workout everyday…. I had a simple answer for them. I go to the gym everyday to see my friends. Honestly, it’s the only way that I get up and get to the gym. I used to go to Sport and Health, be another one of the hundreds of people that go there to just get a workout in, don’t push themselves (unless they are a big muscle head and just sit there trying to pump 200 pounds more than they can… But now because I go to Raise the Bar/Bull Run Crossfit – I am there, and I’m there with my friends… we get there, we chat, we talk about our day, then we work out, we push each other, we work hard and it’s because our friends are there with us… I don’t know but I kind of love it haha – I def wouldn’t be motivated to go to the gym everyday if I wasn’t with my friends. It makes it easy to get up at 4am to do a workout, or even just go after a long day of work at 6:45pm. No matter what I’m doing, I always have time for the gym because I have time to see my friends! 🙂 I don’t know, it just helps, I really like it hahaha… I think that makes its easier to stick with the gym… if the time comes where my friends aren’t at the gym anymore haha then who knows if I will ever go back to the gym! HAHAHA (just kidding, I’m not going to give up that easily I don’t think hahaha)
So, I have a lot of these workout type facebook pages on my feed – ones like Fitness Girls, BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH – and you know what, them posting pics of super fit, super thin chicks basically wearing nothing, that doesn’t make me want to workout – it makes me want to eat cheeseburgers since I know that I will NEVER look like that… how is that crap supposed to make us feel better about ourselves and our weight loss journey? Is it like, hey, you COULD look like this – but in reality, you actually could NEVER EVER LOOK LIKE THIS…. Unless you stop eating, do a SHIT ton of drugs, and then get a ton of plastic surgery, maybe a couple lypo’s hahaha then you could be that skinny… the fact of the matter is, everyBODY is different…. so personally for these fitness people to be posting pics like this and trying to inspire us, I think it’s kind of bullshit… maybe put a pic of a girl who has some more meat, and has gym clothes on instead of a bandeau and undies, and then inspire me…. how about that? hahaha… I just can’t take it anymore hahaha!
I hope to lose another 5 pounds by the end of march, let’s see if I can get that goal accomplished. Starting to cut things out of my diet and really just be good about what I’m eating… I found these yummy breakfast ideas on Prevention this morning! 🙂 Check them out!!!! AND THEN BELOW THAT – I have this great info graphic about what it means to just exercise for 30 minutes a day!!!!!
8 Healthy Breakfast Ideas
1. If you need to stay full all morning Greek yogurt is a powerhouse breakfast, packing up to 18 g of protein into just one 6-ounce container. Plus, one serving of plain can tally only 100 calories and 0 g of fat. Mix in some almonds and a fiber-rich fruit, like fresh pear, to round out the meal.
2. If you need something fast
Grab a bar, but not just any one: Many are laden with sugar and fat. Try Kind fruit and nut bars, which have up to 10 g of protein and 5 g of fiber, plus antioxidants.
3. If the drive-thru is your only option
Avoid morning calorie sinkholes like muffins, bagels, and pancakes, and order a protein-packed egg sandwich instead. To save calories, hold the cheese.
How to chose the best breakfast bar
4. If you’re never hungry ’til noon
If your body’s not used to having breakfast, ease yourself into it by sipping on a smoothie (we like Odwalla) throughout the morning to start your day with vitamins and nutrients. Also, curb late-night snacking, which can suppress your morning appetite.
Up for making a smoothie yourself? One of these 20 delicious smoothie recipes will totally hit the spot.
5. If you need to fuel a workout
Carbs and protein are essential for repairing your muscles post sweat session. Kashi’s 7 Grain frozen waffle has 7 g of fiber and 4 g of protein per serving. Pair it with a protein-packed serving of peanut butter, some sliced bananas, and a glass of fat-free milk and you’ll have a winning start.
6. If you’re trying to lose 10 pounds
Swap your morning cup o’ joe for a mug of green tea—research shows that it can rev your metabolism. As for your main meal: Fill up on two eggs any way you like ’em. Studies show that people who incorporated eggs instead of bagels into a reduced-calorie diet lost 65% more weight.
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7. If heart health is your priority
Try a breakfast burrito chock-full of heart-friendly monounsaturated fats. Fill a whole wheat wrap with sliced avocado, scrambled eggs, and a splash of salsa. Also check out these other tasty breakfast burrito ideas.
8. If you need more fiber
Don’t settle for a cereal with fewer than 5 g of fiber per serving. Some varieties, such as Fiber One, contain as much as 14 g. To add even more fiber-filled food (and flavor): Toss in raspberries.
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