Monday Motivation: Eat, Work, Read, Repeat.

Hey Monday, go step on a Lego.

Isn’t that a great quote? Thank you, Some eCards.

A new week, a fresh start and cold temps. It’s the middle of January and the cold weather is having a major impact on the “word of 2015.” I’m trying to focus on my accomplishments instead of the lingering items that never get done. Why is that such a tall order? Instead of sharing a ball-busting quote, here are some of my favorite sources of motivation:

  • Tone It Up – Great resource for weekly workouts, fitness tips, and healthy, clean recipes. Not only are these two women fit and fierce but they are positive and motivating. Although I doubt they are trying to target mothers the recipes, workouts and weekly plan align with my family’s tastes and my schedule. I love that they don’t take themselves too seriously and remain authentic.
  • Skinnytaste –  Do you guys have a solid meal-planning method? Binder? Print-out or email yourself recipes? I have yet to find the best method for our family but time and time again, I visit Skinnytaste and find easy, delicious recipes. Our faves include: Baked Oatmeal with Blueberries and BananasCrock Pot Chicken Taco Chili and Cheesy Baked Pumpkin Pasta (such a fall favorite).
  • Yes Please by Amy Poehler – How good were Amy and Tina last night on the Golden Globes? Over the holiday break I read Poehler’s new book and loved nearly every page. My favorite chapter, “Treat your career like a bad boyfriend” was a quiet little reminder that your goals can’t be reached overnight. After someone plopped a script down in Amy’s lap (as she was sleeping on a train) she writes:

Good or bad, the reality is most people become “famous” or get “great jobs” after a very, very long tenure shoveling shit and not because they handed their script to someone on the street. People still think they will be discovered at the malt shop, even though no one cal tell you what a malt is anymore…People don’t want to hear about the fifteen years of waiting tables and doing small shows with your friends until one of them gets a little more famous and they convince people to hire you and then you get paid and you work hard and spend time getting better and making more connections and friends. Booooring.

  • Goodreads – I love to start the day by reading The Skimm. Read it – be informed and smirk at all of the wittiness.

There you have it. Motivation from a lot of women. A lot of strong, honest and authentic women. I didn’t plan it that way but I’m not surprised. Please, we could all use a little more motivation (and coffee). Share your favorites!

About Lindsay

Happy mother of one, advertising account executive, so-so runner, always caffeinated

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