I am not someone who gets inspired by other peoples bodies, by thinspo or fitspo. I dont like comparing my body to other peoples bodies, instead i focus on being happy in my own. Though of course, sometimes looking at opther people i wish that i had their arms or their abs 😉
However something that does inspire and motivate me is seeing the things other people accomplish, whether its weightloss or weight gain (from skinny to strong/healthy). Completing races and obstacle courses and other tough exercises which i hope one day i can also complete!! Here are somethings which inspire me 🙂
One of the easiest things is to give up after a week or two because you dont see immediate results. But the fact is, it takes time. You didnt gain all the weight over a night, so why would you lose it over a night? I mean for me, its taken years of hard work to go from skinny, to skinny fat, to strong. It didnt happen over a night or a month… but all these small changes. I kept going, i worked hard. Even the times when i wanted to give up, because i didnt see results, but i didnt. I kept working hard, and that has given me the body i have todya. Strong, happy, lots of energy!!!
So even if you dont see results, dont give up. Try changing your routine, do something different. But DONT give up. You WILL see results, just keep going!
Here are some pictures and quotes which might motivate you to keep going!
A mistake which i often see is that people think, Wow ive worked hard at the gym today, i deserve some chocolate cake or crisps, or eat extra portions of everything for dinner.
Its fine to treat yourself once or twice a week, and if you are working out hard for long periods of time everyday or trying to build muscle/gain weight, then its fine to take extra at meals but if you are someone who wants to lose weight then you need to think more about what you eat and how much.
Its great that you exercising, but if you then go home and eat a chocolate bar then you’ve pretty much negated the exercise you have just done. It takes what… 10/20 minutes to eat a chocolate bar? Less maybe depending on how big it is… but to burn that chocolate bar off you need to run between 30-60 minutes….
You need to think about your goals… what is it you want now compared to what your goals are?
Also know that nutrition is 80% of reaching your goals, no matter what the goals are. You need to know what you are eating and how much, you dont need to count calories or macros but you need to know that you are eating enough, or eating at a calorie deficit – depending on your goals.
Now im not trying to say that you should never eat extra or never treat yourself, because that is part of life. And its fine to treat yourself now and again, however eating junk food several times a week just because you think you deserve it is not going to get you the results you want!
^^ Right picture, Me when i didnt eat enough and ate alot of junk food – Left. Me when i eat enough for my body, 90% of the time eat healthy food and 10% of the time i treat myself. I also do the right exercise for my goals!
Recipe for the healthy pizza i made yesterday:
Pizza on the gluten-free & high protein
1 regular size pizza , 1-2 servings
1 dl chickpea flour ( 50g )
0.25 dl ( 10g ) Natural whey protein powder ( or 0.dl cup chickpea flour )
1.5 tablespoons coconut flour
1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum ( Fiberhusk works probably also good, about 1-2 tsp )
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon thyme , 1/ 2 teaspoon oregano
1 tbsp olive oil
about 1.5 dl water
1. Preheat oven to 200 C.
2nd Mix all ingredients into a slightly thicker batter. Make sure there are no lumps (I used a hand blender ) .
3rd Grease an oven-proof skillet (about 31 cm diameter) with olive oil/grease , pour in the batter and spread it fairly thin with a spatula. Place in the oven and bake for about 15 minutes.
Turn/flip the base and bake for another 10 minutes.
4 Take the form out from the oven and transfer the bottom ( which by this point is pretty hard / solid) to a baking tray lined with baking paper . Top the pizza with optional ingredients and bake for a further 7-10 minutes .
In one of the pizzas i added cottage cheese to the base – and it turned out super fluffy!
I topped my pizza with natural tomatoe sauce, cottage cheese. And one of them had tuna and the other had chicken!!! 🙂
I know we all need some inspiration sometimes 🙂 So here are some healthy snack ideas 🙂