SO MUCH BETTER than Sunday.
I told myself last night when I went to bed that the attitude would have to change come Monday morning. I needed to get over whatever it was causing my crappy-attitude on Sunday (there were multiple factors involved) and just start Monday fresh. That is why I LOVE Mondays! It is the first day of the week. A clean start. A brand-new set of goals. A clear mind-set for whatever the new week holds. Motivational Mondays ~ gotta LOVE’em.
My Monday started out with an ‘in home’ workout!!
I did the new CX Worx 14 DVD (I did the 6 tracks plus the 3 bonus tracks, too!) and then practiced a few yoga poses and got in a good stretch session. When I finished, my core felt STRONG!!
Breakfast post the morning workout in my basement ~
DELICIOUS THRIVE Shake!!! – included: Unsweetened Almond Milk, Peach Activia yogurt, Strawberries.
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I made it to work around noon and got down to business. The afternoon flew by since I had quite a bit of catching up to do that had piled high over the weekend.
Lunch at the Y (behind my desk, while working) ~
Sweet Tater — baked this morning while getting ready for work.
I also munched on Salt & Pepper Pistachios (roughly a serving) and 1/2 of a HUGE Honeycrisp Apple through-out the afternoon today.
HUGE Honeycrisp Apple. Tasted AMAZING!
I called it quits around 5 o’clock and made my way into the gym to get warm on the lateral elliptical before BodyPUMP. There was a FULL house in BP tonight! My Monday night crew comes ready to W-O-R-K! and we did just that. It was an AWESOME Monday evening strength session (clocked it at 550 calories burned! Yeah!!)
Dinner to re-fuel ~
Salad + Grilled Chicken with Garden Vegetable Sauce & Asiago Cheese
Garden Veggie Sauced Used with Dinner
I plan to whip up some PB2 powder tonight and enjoy it as my snack with possibly a banana, since I have not had any PB yet today. I am craving it as I type!
Only 45 calories & 1 gram of Fat per serving. Boo-ya!
How were your eating habits on this Monday? I hope you kick-started the week with “Extra-Healthy” eating habits!! Weekend is over (which I know is more lax for some) and it is time to get back down to business.
Were you able to get in a workout?! If you struggle with committing to a workout each day, then you need to find a ‘fitness friend’ — someone who is going to help hold you ACCOUNTABLE for your workouts. You should either schedule a time to hit the gym together, or simply just communicate with one another about your workouts on a daily basis. You would be surprised at how helpful this ‘fitness friend’ can be. Think about it:
Are you going to continually back-out on them at the gym? I should hope not. If you schedule a meeting time, you will show up. Are you going to like communicating to your ‘fitness friend’ day after day that you did not get in a workout…doubtful. ACCOUNTABILITY – it forces you to get the job done.
I would recommend searching out a ‘fitness friend’ who is at a slightly HIGHER fitness level than yourself if you can – that way, you are always pushing yourself to get to their level!! Consider them your MOTIVATOR!! Or, having a ‘fitness friend’ at your same level would be equally beneficial. You could keep tabs on one another and progress together!
Seriously, search out a ‘fitness friend’ and see what I mean when I say that “ACCOUNTABILITY can play a huge role in achieving your fitness goals!!”
Until next time ~