With swimsuit season just around the corner it seems everyone is trying to find the latest new workout or diet trend. While I'm sure there are a few good tips hidden within these promises, I don't think they will make you look like Gisele by the end of the week. At the end of the day being healthy is pretty simple (to type), eat well and be active. Like I said, super easy to type. Not as easy to put down the slice of pizza that tastes so good, or get up at 5 to run. Motivation to do these things seems to come in waves for me. And to some extent I think that is just human behavior. The trick is to make it apart of your routine, have a motivating partner, and not put too much pressure on yourself to be perfect at it.

I'm no expert at any of this, but there are a few things that have helped me stay on track and motivated that I thought I'd share with you.

Plan out your meals. Understanding what you need from the store, and being prepared keeps us from 6 o'clock eyes that scream take-out:)
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Plan out your workouts.  I put everything else on my calendar, why not actually schedule time to workout?!  It gives me a feeling of commitment, and motivation to cross it off as done.

Also try to spice it up.  I'm such a creature of habit.  It is very easy for me to do the same thing every day, but this mentality it not beneficial in work-outs.  Try something new!  

Drink lots of water and take your Vitamins.  I drink two of these shakes every day and can tell a difference in my energy level!  It's a great way to get in my water and veggies!

Dress up to sweat. Sometimes just dressing the part helps get me motivated and eager to work my hardest.

Find a music list that makes you want to run, jump, and dance.

What is your work-out routine?  How do you stay motivated?


  1. I'm having trouble staying motivated right now. I have been working out at home but, I think I've been doing that for too long. I really like the lululemon tank you pinned!

  2. I've been planning my workout schedule recently and your pins are so helpful-I just had a c-section so I'm counting down the days until I can workout again-). new follower here!


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