Go on pinterest or tumblr or whatever your favorite site may be! Grab the quotes, pictures and recipes that motivate or inspire you. Now, if you have fitness mags laying around, do the same thing. Buy a cheap pinboard at Wal Mart or Target and create a motivation board. Hang it up somewhere where you can see it multiple times throughout the day.
Remind yourself why you started… remind yourself of who you are, and who you want to be… both INSIDE AND OUT. Realize that you are FULLY capable of reaching your goals… you just have to BELIEVE that you can achieve them. Do not get discouraged by minor setbacks like a binge or a missed workout. Do better, try harder. You are only a failure if you QUIT. NEVER QUIT, NEVER GIVE UP.
Insightful Infographic of the Day: A masochistic Redditor brickhanson and his friends decided to digest all three Big Momma’s House movies in a single sitting.
To give their Geneva-convention-flouting activity some sense of purpose, the group put together this helpful “table of sass” as they watched.
According to brickhanson, the original plan also consisted of sitting through all the Madea and Klumps movies as well, but plans changed when “about 40 minutes into Diary of a Mad Black Woman we all wanted to kill ourselves.”
1 1/2 cups chopped seeded English cucumber (about 1)
4 green onions, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
8 ounces flank steak, cut into small pieces
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds, optional
To blanch peas: Bring a pan of water to a rolling boil. Place peas in boiling water for one minute. Remove with a slotted spoon to a bowl of ice water. Drain the peas when they are completely cold; set aside. In a medium bowl, combine soy sauce and next 8 ingredients (through sesame oil), stirring with a whisk. Add sugar snap peas, tomatoes, cucumber, and onions; toss to coat. Right before serving, heat a medium cast-iron skillet over high heat. Add olive oil to pan; swirl to coat. Combine steak, salt, and pepper, tossing to coat steak. Add steak mixture to pan; cook 5 minutes or until well browned and crisp, stirring frequently. When ready to serve, Combine peas, cucumbers, tomatoes, and green onion and toss to combine. Drizzle with dressing and toss until well coated. Divide into 4 portions and top with steak.