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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