Monday, January 23, 2012

Monday Motivation

Hey y'all! I hope everyone had a great weekend!

One of my good blog friends, Kelly, always does a Monday Motivation post, and I thought what better way to start off the week!

How true!

On Another Note:

I have to say that since I posted about trying to stick with a diet, I've actually done pretty well! But staying motivated is hard sometimes! Here's what's been going on with me as far as dieting:
  • I've found loads of great, healthy recipes and have had a lot of fun trying them out
  • I am about to make Jackie's baked oatmeal to have as a quick and healthy breakfast for NMC and I to grab in the mornings
  • As soon as I get done writing this post, I'm going for a mile (2 mile round trip) walk down the driveway
  • The diet I'm following has a recipe for peanut butter and banana toast, but I replaced the bread with an English muffin to save on some calories, and it tastes even better!
  • I've had a hard time with the "no sweets" thing, but I'm actually doing OK.
  • We've discovered Clif Bars...they are pretty good, and I don't know why I've never bought one before!
Anyone have a favorite healthy recipe they would like to share? Do you have a hard time getting motivated sometimes?

P.S. Make sure to check out Ashley's giveaway for a Smathers and Branson Key fob! And Katie's giveaway for a Marley Lilly monogrammed bag!

xo Julia


  1. I definitely needed some Monday morning motivation on this rainy day here in NC! Congrats to sticking to your healthy eating!!

  2. Love the motivation! Healthy eating can be hard but you feel so much better. Have you had quinoa yet? It's a great grain that taste good, is filling and good for you!


  3. Yay, loved this motivation! Thanks for the mention :)

    Sticking to a new diet is always soo hard...I've been trying to eat healthier and exercise more and I've been struggling to stay motivated, so I think I need to come up with more of a solid plan. That quote you posted helped remind me that its our daily habits that make us what we are, which is good to remember when choosing what foods to eat, whether or not we work out, etc.

    Hope you're doing well!

  4. I find it very hard to keep up with it all! It's too easy to eat unhealthy food AND slack in the exercise dept. I have really started implementing the no food after 8:30 rule. I think it's working!! I say don't deprive yourself of foods you love, but really practice portion control & listen to books on cd or mp3. Bethenny Frankel has a great one that makes sense if you listen to it! Keep up the great work girl. I've missed ya!! :)

  5. Cliff bars are AMAZING. Theyre the only ones I eat! Congrats on sticking with it, just keep up your schedule for about 25 days, then they'll be a habit:)