"My coach said that you can train and put in the work, but if you’re not confident you’re not going to achieve. The mental stuff is all that can hold you back; you can train really hard but you have to stay mentally tough, mentally focused and be mentally confident about what you’ve trained for and what you’ve set your mind to. "
"Dont think about what can happen in a month. Dont think about what can happen in a year. Just focus on the 24 hours in front of you and do what you can to get closer to where you want to be! "
rest days are so important I don’t care if you’re not sore or feel like you can get in an extra workout on a day you should rest because “why not” or you ate more junk food than planned STOP and relax because your body can’t change if you don’t give it time to repair itself at least once a week and it’s not healthy or logical to work your body like a machine and drain it but then expect it to look polished. take care of yourself.
"Run for the euphoria, the fitter body, the healthier life, the stronger legs, the easier staircases, the sound mind, the accomplishments, the failures, the easy runs, the hard runs, the fartleks, the LSDs, the 5k, the 8 mile mornings, the running buddies, the cheers, the water afterward, the pasta, the bread, and the running life. But most importantly, run for yourself. "
Want to strengthen & firm up your backside? Try adding glute bridging exercises into your workout routine. If you’re just beginning to find your rhythm, start with both feet on the ground & work towards the single leg exercise.
I want you to imagine a ten year old version of yourself sitting right there on this couch. Now this is the little girl who first believed that she was fat, and ugly, and an embarrassment.
This is groundbreaking
Oh no, I am actually crying.
Early lunch today was this fudgey banana-carob “ice cream”. Just 3 large frozen bananas, 3 medjool dates, & 3 tbsp carob powder. Tip: in my food processor I blended the carob & dates with one banana first, until it was fairly smooth, & then added the other two bananas. That way the dates get evenly blended up & mixed in without the bananas melting too much.
I’ve grown to love the taste of carob, even more than I used to love cacao/chocolate (which I used to be really addicted to, and now I haven’t eaten any or even craved any for months, even when there have been chocolates right in front of me!). If for whatever reason you are trying to quit chocolate and still have cravings, or if you just want a sweet & fat free treat, this nice-cream is perfect!
- Always say yes to seeing friends
- Eat breakfast every day
- Recognize that positive change rarely happens overnight
- Accept the fuck-ups, but try not to let them happen again
- There is a song to remedy every situation on the planet
- Appreciate the people in your life
- Look for the good in everything
- Try new things and try them often
- Treat yourself as well as you treat others