How to Stay Motivated-The Key

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We all have those days or weeks where we just don’t want to, or we don’t see why we have to do something. Those days where you feel no drive and you re-think why you even do that activity(working out etc). Today I am going to share some tips and tricks on how to stay motivated.

The first thing to do is think about your goals, why did you start working out? what do YOU want to accomplish? Think about those goals and remember why you started working for them. You don’t need anyone else to pull motivation from you, you already have your motivation, sometimes it gets buried. Dig deep and remember why you started in the first place. If you don’t feel motivated, don’t take a break. Think about why you started and make yourself get a workout in, you know you’ll feel better once you do. Take some time and reflect on your goals, maybe reevaluate them and decide what is really important to you. Bottom line, remember why you started.

The second thing to do is think about how bad you want something. Motivation comes from within yourself, if you want something bad enough then motivation will come. This ties in with the first thing, if you truly want to reach your goals and you want it bad enough then you have to put in the work. Yes, some days are going to be hard, Some days you are not going to want to workout etc. Sometimes you won’t have time, as long as you remember why you started then you won’t have a problem working for it.

All in all motivation is a mental game, it’s a game that is hard to win sometimes but if your goals are clear and you want it bad enough, motivation will be there.

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Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies

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Today I am sharing this super simple yet DELICIOUS and HEALTHY recipe!! Here is what you need in order to accomplish these delights.

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup butter

1/2 cup peanut butter

1/2 cup coconut sugar

1/2 cup gluten free flower

1/2 cup ground almonds

3 eggs

1/4-1/2 raisins(or any dried fruit of choice or even chocolate.)

INSTRUCTIONS:

heat oven to 350 degrees F.

-Beat eggs, peanut butter, and sugar until fluffy.

-Mix eggs into the mix.

-add in the ground almonds

-add dried fruit

-spoon onto cookie sheet and slightly flatten so the cook evenly.

-cook 12-15 minutes (I find 13 minutes works the best)

-yields 3 dozen or so depending on how big you make them.

Heavenly Paleo Pancakes

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Today I am sharing this super simple, easy, and healthy recipe!! Absolutely no gluten, and no added sugar.

INGREDIENTS:

2 bananas (mashed)

3 eggs

1 Tbsp almond milk (any plant based milk)

1/2 tsp almond extract (or vanilla)

3 Tbsp oat flour (or any alternative flour)

1 tsp of cinnamon

1 tsp nutmeg

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tbsp coconut oil (for frying)

INSTRUCTIONS:

Combine all ingredients until there are no lumps. Add some coconut oil to the pan on medium low heat, cook the pancake 1-2 minutes on each side till there are lots of bubbles. Yields 4-6 depending how big you make them. Enjoy!!

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