When You’re Just Not Feeling It…

So, I am writing this post to you all the Friday after a holiday weekend.  What prompted this was my workout on Tuesday night.  I took my usual Sunday rest day for the weekend and, because of some much needed fun and relaxation of the holiday weekend, ended up taking Monday off as well.  Did I drink alcohol over the weekend?  Yes.  Did I overindulge in sugar cookies, and chips, and other deliciousness?  Yes.  Did I have an amazing time with some amazing friends?  Hell yeah I did.  And because of this, I didn’t regret one bit of it.  But when it came time for me to knock out my BBG Legs and Cardio for Week 5, I was far from motivated.  Like I DID NOT WANT TO WORKOUT AT ALL.  I had absolutely no motivation.  But you know what?  I did it anyway.  And I was so happy and felt so much better afterwards.  Now how did I muster up the energy to crush that workout?  I wish I could tell you that I took some amazing pre-workout product and it gave me the energy and motivation and that there’s some magic pill that will do that for you.  But sadly, there’s not.
What I did do was sit there for a moment and think about this.  I reminded myself of my goals, of what doing this workout would do for me, not just physically but mentally.  I told myself that in a short time I would be done and feeling 100 times better than I did right now.  I told myself that there are girls out there that I admire in the fitness industry that are probably crushing their workout right now and I should too.  I told myself that I could do it and that I was the only thing standing in my way.  One thing that always sticks in my mind is the fact that I’m not where I want to be yet, is more than enough motivation to get me going.  So, I got my ass off of the couch and got a killer sweat in.  I was so proud of myself afterwards and made myself a lean and clean dinner and got a good night’s sleep.  There is no one who can tell you to go workout if you don’t want to.  You have to overcome the mental battle, which in my opinion is even harder than the physical one, and just do the damn thing and be a badass while you’re at it.  Get your sweat on and improve every single day.  That’s all we can do in this life.  Take it day by day, workout by workout and sometimes even rep by rep.  But with consistency and dedication, you can reach all of your goals.  I’m still reaching for mine, and we’re all in this together. Fitness is a journey, a lifestyle, not a deadline.  So next time you’re feeling unmotivated to get in your workout, think about what it’ll do for you.  Both physically and mentally. 
 If you guys would want me to do more fitness and health related posts on here please let me know because it’s something I’m super passionate about and is a huge part of my life.

(Clean) Nutty Overnight Oats

  As promised on my Instagram this morning (@lovelexiemarie), here is my Nutty Overnight Oats recipe:
1/2 Cup Quaker Old Fashioned Oats
1 TBSP Chia Seeds
1 Packet of Stevia in the Raw
1/2 Cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
Small handful of Raw Almonds (About 6 or 7.  I mainly just like it as a crunchy topping)
1/4 Cup Dannon Light & Fit Greek Vanilla Yogurt
1/2 Scoop Body Fortress Super Advanced Whey Isolate – Vanilla
1/2 TBSP Jif natural Creamy Peanut Butter
Put all ingredients together in the jar and mix.  Store overnight in the fridge and enjoy in the morning.  No need to reheat!  All of these ingredients are linked in my previous oat recipe post here.
Nutrition Facts:  Calories: 374  |  Fat: 13.15  |  Carbohydrates: 36.67  |  Protein: 29.28 
Enjoy, Lexie