Today’s blog post is all about motivation. I have seen many celebrities that post really good motivational quotes, so I wanted to share them with you all! The key to motivation is keeping positive, not letting all your worries or frustrations get to you. I know a lot of people struggle to stay motivated, especially women because you are so wrapped up with whatever is going on your lives (relationships, dating, friend breakups, drama, kids, etc) that you can’t even sit down and have some time to yourself!
Make time, make use of it. And don’t worry about situations you can’t handle either, it’s all apart of life. Just living your best life to the fullest. Working out is definitely a source of motivating the body, the mind and soul (working it to it’s core). Even when….your too lazy to get your butt up and do it! DO THE DAMN THING. you have legs, use them.
Make the day a good one. Keep yourself energized and healthy by eating right. Here are some of the ‘top 10 healthy food trends for 2016’ courtesy of Sara Angle, she is an associate editor for Shape Magazine.
1. Avocado Oil
“Its healthy fats can help your body absorb more nutrients from fruits and veggies, according to research in The Journal of Nutrition” sara says.
You can also use it as a dressing in a salad of your choice, or to “saute veggies” to give it a little something extra.
2. purifying your own booze
A little bit of Gin won’t hurt anybody! You can create your own ‘Homemade Gin Kit’. Want to know how? Sara says to just click this link here: http://www.homemadegin.com
3. DIY infused Olive Oils
“Wash herbs and let dry overnight, crush slightly to release their flavor, and submerge in olive oil. Cover in a tightly sealed container and infuse for about a week. The infusion should keep for up to a month.” – says Sara
Sounds quite interesting to me!
4. Combine sweet & Salty
Yum! I think popcorn is a great way to infuse those two flavors together Sara! Cranberries or raisins, perhaps?
5. Pour over coffee
Coffee will help you stay really energized and feeling like you can accomplish anything. I’m not really a coffee drinker, but a good cup of coffee does seem to do the trick of getting you going!
6. Bento Boxes
Bento boxes help you to control your portions. (a sandwich with turkey, tomato and American cheese with side of creamed corn and a delicious fruit salad sounds like a great combo!)
7. Gourmet Heritage Cuisine
transform a traditional fattening dish into a healthy one that your family will love. In this case, I am Jewish so we tend to not be so healthy when it comes to eating those kinds of meals. So skip the butter, and don’t use a frying pan.
Home-brewing is just a fancy new way of making your own drinks. But doing it the healthy way! Sara provided a website for you Gluten-free drinkers out there, so you don’t have to worry about going to a restaurant that does not have gluten-free drinks! Here is the link: 12 Gluten-Free Beers That Really Do Taste Great
An chic twist on a new kind of drink. “Combine a light beer with lemonade” (or cranberry juice, whatever juice of your liking) Sara says: “The combo will cut down on some of the carbs that can make beer feel heavy in your stomach” Ladies try it! #beertails #beer
10. Veggie Swaps
Veggies keep the calories away. I think substituting fatty meals for more healthy ones is a great idea because a lot of women don’t eat tons and tons of vegetables every day, they like to indulge once in a while. But you can use vegetables in any dish to make it more healthier. Instead of having chicken cutlets with spaghetti and tomato sauce, go with grilled chicken and a big helping of your favorite vegetables (I prefer eggplant and green beans, but you can do any veggie that you want)
You can also do a veggie, no-meat lasagna too!
But whatever works best for you is fine. Thank you Sara & Shape Magazine for your delicious food tips for staying healthy!
link to Sara’s ‘top 10 healthy food trends for 2016’ and other tips: http://www.shape.com/healthy-eating/cooking-ideas/top-10-healthy-food-trends-2016
Here is my motivation playlist for you ladies out there:
I usually listen to my playlist while i’m going to school or working at home on my articles. It keeps me not only focused, but motivated to actually do work! So feel free to listen to it and get busy!
*I put a few quotes and some photos that will help motivate you even more*
photo from nordstrom’s website.
Fruit-tastic & healthy! #fruit #healthyfood
‘His & Her’s’ food spreads from my favorite app ‘Weheartit’. link here: http://weheartit.com
Must-have workout gear. #Nike #pink #workout
Pineapple Juice tastes really good and makes you feel energized and ready to go! You can also chop some pineapple’s up and make a very vibrant pineapple salad as well. #pineapplejuice #stayhealthy
do yourself a favor & make yourself PROUD.
the sweet stuff with a little bit of nutrition #kiwi #raspberries #theperfectbreakfast
DO some YOGA! #workit #WorkHardPlayharder
fruit juices = a lot of energy.
Go out shopping at one of your favorite stores with your boyfriend or girlfriend! #dosomething
Run a little.
walk around the city for a while. #citylife #citygirl
Go to the beach, swim and most importantly have fun! #fun #swimming
keep busy by being productive and doing some work! #study #beproductive #workharder
Have a meal with friends. It’s better than being at home and watching TV all day!
Workout on the beach! #FitFunAndFabulous #BeachWorkout
Keep hydrated with some yummy fruit infused water! #fruit #water #keephydrated
Listen to music while painting something amazing! #Paint #Music #busy #life
And most importantly spend some time with your loved ones, that will take away all your stress! #FamilyAndrelationships