How I Keep Myself Motivated

Once again, we have salmon cakes for dinner! I love these things! Plus, I have leftovers for lunch tomorrow. Which makes my food prepping a little easier.

Dinner

I put some sweet potatoes in the oven while thinking about what to cook.

So, I got a head start on chopping vegetables and making guacamole before I started on the salmon cakes.

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I told my mom to see if she could grab some blue chips for the guacamole, and she did Smile

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I must warn you…these are delicious. And rather addicting. I had to force myself to stop.

I finally got everything cooked and ready to eat

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My dad ended up cooking some black beans, which was a genius idea. YumSmile

A little while later, I made dessert for myself. Everyone else had cheesecake, but I skipped out on that and had a clean chocolate pudding. Its super simple.

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Ingredients:

  • Plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp. of Stevia in the Raw (According to what Stevia you have, the measurements will be different…If I had pure powdered Stevia, I would only need 1/2 tsp. Or if you have Stevia drops, you may only need 1-3 drops.)

Mix all together! Eat plain or with some fruit! Or put on top of pancakes!

I use a lot of exclamation points…I think I’ll stop.

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My Motivation

My weekend is usually spontaneous and full of family time so its always hard to plan things out like I do during the week. So by the end of Saturday, I kind of feel a little unmotivated.

When Sunday afternoon rolls around, I know that I have a whole week ahead of me, so I start thinking of meals to cook that I can have for leftovers for lunch, quick breakfast ideas, and my workouts. This starts getting me motivated!

I’m a Pinterest girl, so I look back at all my pins and try to come up with some ideas. I like my Mondays to be simple so I’m going to give you an example of what my Monday is going to be like.

  • Breakfast: 2 boiled eggs, big glass of ice water, cup of coffee, my vitamins
  • Lunch: 1 leftover salmon cake, lots of spinach, 1/2 sweet potato
  • Snack: Applesauce with protein powder
  • Workout: 1 mile warmup + 4X800’s + 2X400’s + 1/2 mile cooldown = 4 miles.
  • + 6 minute plank workout + some extra core work + stretching
  • Dinner: Salad with leftover vegetables from today

Now, if you happen to like these 1 day plans, I can do one every night to kind of show you how I stay motivated and organized. Please let me know if you do Smile

Spring Scramble 5K Training

I am also starting my training for a future 5K that is on my birthday, April 6, so I will be sharing a lot of my training techniques and workouts on here as well. I did Cross Country at the beginning of the school year…

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Then I went straight into half marathon training + PR’d, and now I’m ready to jump back into short distance. I really want to get my 5K time down!

XOXO Audrey


Questions:

  • Do you like running 5K’s?
  • How do you stay motivated?
  • Do you like my little one day plans?
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I love Sunday Mornings + Sweet Breakfast Scramble

I think I enjoy Sunday mornings way too much. It’s my time to enjoy coffee and a good breakfast without having to feel rushed. And this morning, the sun is out. Which makes me love this morning even more!

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Breakfast

I had Tina’s sweet breakfast scramble this morning. It’s one of my favorite breakfasts. I use pumpkin instead of acorn squash and my nut butter of choice is ALMOND BUTTER! Obviously.

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Okay, its time to buckle down and get some work done for school.

Have a good Sunday everyone!

XOXO Audrey

Cold Nights Call for a Warm Fire

Around lunch time, after I finished up blogging and working on stuff, I got my workout clothes on and hit the weights

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I made an awesome visual of my workout with PicMonkey. I love that site!!!

I have done this workout 3 times already and I really want to get up to doing a 4th round the next time I do it. I’ve only been able to finish 3 rounds. Today I added in two weighted wall sits and some mountain climbers for active recovery after each round. It definitely kicked my butt.

I then finished up with some cardio

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This has been one of my favorite cardio workouts when I’m short for time. I found it on Pinterest. It has me sweating like crazy, especially if I don’t take the water breaks. I held plank for 40 seconds after the circuit and then quickly stretched before I had to get ready and cook some yummy food, which we will get to in a minute.

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It has been freezing cold outside all day long. We got snow flurries this morning and the sky has been dull and gray since I woke up.

Well, we definitely had to make a fire. We don’t do this often because in Alabama, it doesn’t exactly get under 20 degrees or anything.

So we have been cozying up to this fire since this afternoon and its been great.

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We had a late lunch/early dinner and it was delicious. I love clean food. Its so real and my body definitely can tell.

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When I eat, for example, anything considered junk food or restaurant food or even just a plate of spaghetti, I will feel so awful and tired. But when I eat fresh sautéed vegetables, a lean meat, and greens or a big salad, I will feel like a new person and have more energy than I did before I ate.

Any of my other clean eating friends feel that way?

Anyway, my meal consisted of spaghetti squash, asparagus, zucchini and broccoli, and chicken with bell pepper and onions.

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I’m so ready to drink some clean hot chocolate and call it a day…in 2 hours. Smile

Hope everyone is having a good Saturday!

XOXO Audrey


Questions:

  • Do you like working out?
  • Do you prefer hot or cold? *** I can never decide.