Monday, February 20, 2012

Much Needed Workout Motivation

There's a much younger and skinnier me stuck with a magnet to the fridge. It's supposed to remind me of the weight loss goals I have set for myself. Sadly, I've reached a bit of a plateau and lost some motivation. The biggest problem - I LOVE FOOD!!! Diets are no fun because they are so routine and usually have weird food that I have no interest in eating. Or you have to take some sort of diet bar, shake or pill and that never seems to work out well. The weight just comes back when you stop eating/ taking them.

So with Lent starting this Wednesday, I realized it was the perfect time to set some new goals. First, being healthier with eating choices - not eating out and instead cooking at home. That in itself should help a lot. Second, it has become very apparent that I must start working out, as much as I have tried to avoid it.

I've been browsing Pinterest for some ideas to help motivate me to get going with a workout routine. That place is always full of great things and this time was no exception!

Rock My Run is one of my very favorite Pinterest finds! They upload new running playlists every week. Everything is upbeat and great for working out. Now if I could just use them for working out instead of singing in the shower!
Source: via Andi on Pinterest

I love this visual reminder of weight loss. Vases and marbles are definitely going on the shopping list!

Not just to tell people, but to know that I am not anymore.

Source: via Andi on Pinterest

I love this because I look like a hot mess after I workout!

Can I get as an audio track every few minutes on my playlist?

Absolutely REASON #1!  I have to remind myself that, "Endorphins make you happy!" to quote Elle Woods.

What are some of your tips or motivation for helping lose weight?

I'll be linking up at my favorite parties this week!

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  1. I need these terribly!! I so have to get on the exercise wagon...
    I am following from the Pinterest Blog Hop!

  2. Those are great! I love the "mile is still a mile" one because it's so true. I think people give up (myself included) because we don't think we're fit enough and that's not the point of fitness. We're all different and we just need to try.

    Thanks for linking up to Pinterest Monday! Hope to see you again next week!

  3. so so true! I love these! Pinterest Monday hopping by!

  4. Thank you for posting on this issue- I love it. I am going to the store tomorrow for those vases! Got the marbles around here somewhere!
    ~Jen @

  5. Hi! I'm a new follower, visiting from the Pinterest Monday hop. I love all the motivation. That first pin is such a good idea, too!

  6. I love that marble idea! I could so use motivation to get my butt moving!!!

  7. I love this post!, i've seen these ideas on pinterest and I really want to try them out! I keep getting on the workout bandwagon and then falling off. Thanks for the post, it's good motivation for me to get off my butt =)