5 Tips To Help You Stay Motivated

In the end of December it was “Ready to start in the New Year!”

In the beginning of January it was “Let’s go!!”

Now. Mid to late February, for some, its “I’m not motivated.” “This isn’t working”

And now we are into March….

So, what happened?

A couple of thing Ron:

For some, winter happened. Getting out of your house to go to the gym in the middle of winter just isn’t fun.

For some, expectations were too high. Losing 20 pounds in 3 weeks just isn’t always possible to do (healthily).

And for some, motivation fades.

Lost the gym motivation.

One bad meal deters you.

It constantly snowing frustrates you and your running goals.

Goals not happening as quickly as you want frustrates you…

You could of felt one of these. You could of felt all of these.

And I want to help you get back on track.

5 Easy Ways To Stay/Get Motivated

1. Set smaller goals

A lot of times the BIG goal seems so far away that the day to day, chipping away, can seem like the end goal will never happen…

Breaking down that big goal into smaller goals will help you stay on track.

Lose 50lbs in a year? Break that down into months and weeks. Set a goal for number of workouts each week. Set a goal for number of home cooked meals each week. Include small fitness goals too. Number of pull-ups. Weight on your back squat.

Include as many micro goals as you can to keep you going.

2. Set a, no matter what, schedule to workout

Even if you’re helping to rule the galaxy…

Life gets busy. And a busy schedule can easily drain your motivation towards your goals.

I like to set a No Matter What time to workout. Mine currently is 5pm. I have that time blocked out for my workouts. If I workout earlier in the day, that’s a bonus.

This takes time to figure out. Do you make your time later? Or do you make it as early as possible? Figure out what works best for you and stick to it.

3. Track everything

This goes with the set small goals suggestion. But, yes, track everything. I’m very into tracking food intake for weight related goals. Every meal. Every snack. Water too.

But also track your sleep. How many hours do you average?

Track your workouts? Are you progressing week to week? Getting faster? Getting stronger?

Track it all!

4. Get social.

The right friend group, whether real life or social media, can definitely help you stay motivated.

When you can get 2-3 others that are looking to stay on track with their own goals, it’ll help you stay motivated to get to yours.

This can be having a weekly lunch/dinner together. Having a consistent gym partner. Or even a group chat, with everyone checking in, and letting everyone else know what’s going on.

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5. Do it anyway.

Last is pretty simple.

Even when you’re not motivated. Even when you don’t feel like it… do it anyway.

No one has ever regretted a workout. Or regretted eating that healthy meal.

Build the habit. Have the discipline to stick to it anyway.

You have to remember, motivation will always come in waves. Some days/weeks you’re all in, some you aren’t. But the goal will always be there. Waiting for you to get to it.

So… get to it.

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!