3 Quick Tips To Stay Motivated The Rest Of 2020

We have just about 2 weeks left in 2020. The year that felt like it had 27 months….

Combine that with the usual struggle that is the holiday season, and motivation can go out the door REAL QUICK

Don’t treat motivation like that!

I wanted to share a few quick things you can do between now and January 1st to help you stay positive and stay motivated towards your goals and the new year.

1. DONT step on the scale.

For a couple reasons…

A) The scale isn’t the be all end all of progress. It only tells you a number at that exact day and time. Stepping on it 20 minutes or a day later, and it can tell you a totally different number….

B) Just about everyone strays from their normal routines and diets during this time of year, and you don’t need that kind of negativity, or stress, in your life. Save the scale for 2021.

2. Work out as early as possible.

Working out has a ton of mental benefits, so kick those off as soon as you wake up.

Even if it 5-10 minutes of jumping Jacks and squats. It counts!

Doesn’t just bring a physical benefit (that’ll motivate you to crush the day!), but the mental benefit of “checking the box” of exercise, really helps boost your motivation to do more the rest of the day.

And getting your workout in early means you don’t let your day get in the way, like it tends to do.

I send this exact gif out, a lot!

3. Consume things that gets you pumped.

Favorite playlist/album/artist. But it on blast.

For a quick jolt of motivation, Youtube search: Motivational Video. There’s a TON to choose from.

I know some go on social media and watch a few of their favorite fitness influencers. That can be a gift & a curse, but if it works for you, go for it.

Remember, motivation doesn’t last on its own. Sometimes you have to create it yourself. Sometimes you have to find it in others. Just keep going.

You. Got. This.

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Simple Recipes: Tofu Scramble

As a disclaimer: I wouldn’t call myself a cook. But, I do like food, and I know a simple recipe when I see one!

Making Tofu Scramble is REALLY simple!

In under 20minutes, you can have the bulk of a 3-4 meal meal prep done ✅

What Do You Need:

1. Tofu : I would go for the either FIRM or EXTRA FIRM option. I picked mine up from Aldi’s, but they sell them just about everywhere now.

2. Ground Turmeric : It’s what gets it that yellow look

3. Oil/Spray & Seasonings: I used an olive oil spray, Garlic powder, Black pepper, and pink Himalayan salt (though I was told black Himalayan salt bring out a better taste…)

How To:

1. Heat & oil your pan

2. Drain water for tofu package. And “press” excess water from tofu.

— I just put a sheet of paper towel over and under the block of tofu, and press down, lightly—

3. Break up your tofu (I did it by hand) into your pan. The size you break them up into is up to you.

4. Use 1/4-1/2 tsp of Ground Turmeric. Start light and add more depending on the color you want, AND how much you like turmeric!

5. Mix that together until the tofu is evenly yellow.

6. Add in the seasonings of your choosing.

7. Cook for about 5-10 minutes

8. You’re done!

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Macro Breakdown:

Total Calories: 360 (not counting if you used oil in pan)

Protein: 36g

Carbs: 10g

Fat: 18g (not counting if you used oil in your pan)

Those numbers are for a whole pack of tofu. You can split it up into 2-3-4 meals. Add some veggies, potatoes, & or plant based protein subs, for a solid breakfast meal prep!

3 Tips To Beat The Holiday Weight Gain

We are officially in the middle of the, end of the year, holiday season. Halloween is wrapped up, and hopefully all the candy is out of your house!

We have more big holidays left. Thanksgiving, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and New Years.

As a fitness training the last few years, this has been the roughest time of the year for people. Fitness wise. Health wise. And Stress wise.

And when those three things are out of wack and you’re out of your normal routine, weight gain can happen. Quickly!

It’s a big reason why New Years Resolutions are soo big. You gain 5-10-15 pounds over a 2-2.5 month period, and you want to lose it all in a week!

So, instead of making a crazy resolution on January 1st, let me help out a bit and share some tips to combat that unwanted weight gain this year.

1.

First, when eating, whether that’s out or with the family, focus your plate on protein and veggies. This helps you get fuller, faster.

Now, I’m not saying stay completely away from carbs (Carbs are great!), but carbs do not fill you like protein does. I would aim for your plate to be about 70-75% protein and veggies with about 25-30% carbs.

Also, drink a lot of water. Like, A LOT. Especially right before eating. It helps fill you up.

2.

Second, satisfy your cravings. But, do it smartly. Having one or two bites of pie is better than 2 slices. 1 homemade cookie is better than the tray. 1 glass of wine is better than the bottle.

Satisfying the craving you have in smaller portions will help you big time over the next few weeks.

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3.

Just keep moving!

Exercise does not out do a bad diet. Again for the people in the back… exercise does not out do a bad diet.

But, it can help. And a tip I have is to try and work out as early as possible. One, working out boost your mood for the day. Two, people tend to play the game of “not wanting to waste a workout by eating junk the whole day”. Whatever works!!

Another small tip, is to try to get a walk in before and/or after a big meal. Even if it’s just down the block or around the corner.

Lastly, enjoy the holidays. Even if you have to ZOOM it all. Be safe. Be happy!