Motivated for Fitness

Wrapping up a six week boot camp challenge, I’m feeling encouraged and motivated. I’m not, (and never have been) a “fitness guru” by ANY means. I enjoy running and would do it to train for races, but no regular workout routine. Definitely not a morning person either, so this has been a HUGE change!

Almost every day it was hard to get out of bed. I almost considered not doing it every single day. But I didn’t, and I never regretted it, not for one day! There were a few factors that help keep me motivated to keep going in this journey.

1. Get a friend to join you. AKA, an accountability partner. The one that shows up with you. That will give you grace when you fail, and encourage you to keep going. Someone you know will show up & that you want to be the same for them.

2. Set workout clothes out the night before. The less you have to deal with at 5AM, the more likely you’ll be to actually do it. Clothes out helps cut one more step to get you going.

3. Don’t get on the scale. Trust me, this won’t help motivate. I made that mistake and just got frustrated. Building muscle and losing inches, don’t always equal weight loss. The fitness testing and body measurements at the end of six weeks, gave me a truer representation of progress made.

Start today. Don’t think about the journey ahead or progress to be made. Just make the decision to do it one day at at time. You’ll be amazed at your discipline & change!


Lettuce Wraps

Most of my recipes are simple, but this may be one of the easiest I’ve ever made. They are delicious, and can have as much bold flavor as you’d prefer!


1 lb ground beef

1 lb ground sausage

Romaine Lettuce leaves

Coconut Aminos or Soy Sauce

Shredded Cheese (optional)

Crushed Red pepper (optional)

Brown ground beef and ground sausage together. Place a small amount of meat in each Romain Lettuce leaf. Top with coconut amios (or soy sauce), cheese and crushed red pepper. Enjoy!

Potato Soup

I threw this together, cause’ these were the only ingredients I had on hand. It’s been pretty cool summer here, so I’m ok with soup in the summer on days like these. Turned out pretty delicious!


3lbs Potatoes

32 oz broth (I used vegetable)

2 Tbsp dill

1 tsp cayenne pepper

2 Tbsp garlic powder

1 Tbsp oregano

4 Tbsp butter

Chop potatoes into small cubes with skin on. Place potatoes, broth and spices in Instant Pot, on Soup/Broth function. Or boil potatoes on Medium on stove top.

Once potatoes are soft, smash potatoes with potato masher or blend. After soup is mixed and cooled for a few minutes, add butter. Let butter fully melt and add salt and pepper generously as desired. Optional: top with bacon pieces &/or cheese. Enjoy!