I realized that I still had a leftover waffle in the fridge this morning, so I topped it with peanut butter and maple syrup.  If you haven’t tried the PB and maple syrup combination, you are missing out.


After breakfast, we did Insanity (Cardio Plyometrics) and I felt we were especially sweaty today.  This is Annabelle hoping that her daddy doesn’t pass out.


Since I was super sweaty already and I felt energized, I put in this oldey but goody.  Billy Blanks knows his kickboxing.  I only got half way through before AB lost patience and needed to fill her belly.


After the workout I made a smoothie with vanilla greek yogurt, frozen strawberries, and milk.  For some reason it did not taste very good and I only drank a little bit.



  • Make it a routine!  Once you get in the habit of doing it everyday, you will not want to miss it.
  • Workout at the best time of day for your body.  If you are a morning person and you like to get it done first thing, workout first thing in the morning.  If you are more motivated at the end of the day, hit the gym after work.
  • Workout with a friend.  If somebody else is counting on you to make a workout, you will be less likely to cancel.
  • Set a goal.  If you have something special coming up (wedding, vacation, reunion, etc.), make it a goal to lose a few pounds or tone up so you can buy a new dress or bathing suit.
  • Do not weigh yourself everyday.  Your body weight fluctuates from day to day and you will get frustrated if you see your weight going up and down on a daily basis.  Stick to getting on the scale once a week.
  • Make it fun!  Try new workouts and new activities to keep things from getting boring.  Take a zumba or yoga class, try rock climbing, go for a hike, or play some tennis and get out of the normal gym routine.

Annabelle is lacking motivation…and she is self conscious about her stomach hanging over her tutu :).


What do you think?

How do you stay motivated to work out?


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