Motivation Monday


Hey Everyone!

I hope this Monday finds you all well and good and hopefully motivated, if not this particular post might help. Today, I’m going to share some motivational quotes that I’ve come across on my never-ending quest to get and stay motivated. If you’re like me, having little motivators around help keep you on track throughout the day. So here we go:

  • Make it happen. Shock Everyone.
  • Don’t wait until you’ve reached your goal to be proud of yourself, be proud of every step you take toward reaching that goal.
  • When you feel like quitting think about why you started.
  • Keep your squats low and your standards high.
  • Be stronger than your excuses.
  • Working on myself, by myself, for myself.
  • Don’t stop when it hurts, stop when you’re done.
  • Push harder than yesterday if you want a different tomorrow.
  • Wake up with determination. Go to bed with satisfaction.
  • “Exercise is a celebration of what your body can do. Not a punishment for what you ate.”- Women’s Health UK
  • Let exercise be your stress relief, not food.
  • Fall in love with taking care of your body.
  • Motivate the mind; the body will follow.
  • Be a bad ass with a good ass.
  • Push yourself because, no one else is going to do it for you.
  • Work out. Eat well. Be patient. Your body will reward you.
  • Discipline is doing what you know needs to be done even if you don’t want to do it.
  • You are you only limit.
  • It doesn’t get easier, you get stronger.
  • 70% of people that start a fitness plan, quit. Except you. Not this time.
  • You don’t get what you wish for. You get what you work for.

If you have any quotes you would like to share, please do!

Have a great day!


Donut Worry, Be Happy


Hello Everyone!

I hope you are all doing well! I have some exciting news…..On Wednesday evening, I made the jump and signed up for the 2017 Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend, which includes:

  • The Spider-Man 5K: Friday, November 10, 2017
  • Infinity Gauntlet Challenge:
  • Thor 10K: Saturday, November 11, 2017
  • Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon: Sunday, November 12, 2017

So all of that equals to 22.4 miles over the span of 3 days. I’ll be arriving in Anaheim on my 28th birthday, November 9, and going to packet pick-up and the expo where I will most likely spend way too much money. The following day I will be getting up really freaking early and doing a 5k, I’ve done quite a few so I’m not really worried about it. Once that’s completed, I’ll probably try to nap, go get some breakfast and then go to Disneyland and California Adventure. After a few hours I’ll need to go to bed, to wake up really freaking early again to do the Thor 10k, which will be my first 10k ever. After that, nap, breakfast and beach. Then sleep to get up for the last time on this trip, you guessed it, really freaking early and do my first runDisney half marathon but second overall half marathon. From all of that, I will receive 4 medals, I’m excited but nervous but a good nervous.

I think because of this we should all celebrate by having a doughnut. And if you don’t want to celebrate with me, have a doughnut anyway for National Doughnut Day!

As a sweet deal, you can go to Dunkin Donuts and receive a free doughnut when you purchase any beverage. If you would rather work for your reward, below you will find one of my favorite recipes for cake doughnuts.

  • 4 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 3 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1 Cup Buttermilk
  • 1/4 Cup Margarine or Butter, Melted or 1/4 Cup Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 2 Eggs, Slightly Beaten
  • Oil for Deep Frying

In large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg. Stir in remaining ingredients except oil for frying, just until dry ingredients are moistened. If desired, refrigerate dough for easier handling.

Fill large saucepan or electric skillet 2/3 full with oil. Heat to 375 Degrees F. On a well floured surface, knead dough 1 to 2 minutes or until dough is no longer sticky. Roll half the dough at a time to 1/2 inch thickness; cut with floured doughnut cutter. With pancake turner, slip doughnuts and holes into hot oil. Fry doughnuts and holes 1 to 1 1/2 minutes on each side or until deep golden brown. Drain on paper towel. If desired, roll doughnuts and holes in powdered or granulated sugar, cinnamon-sugar mixture or drizzle with glaze Makes about 30 doughnuts.

I hope you all have a wonderful Friday!!!