5 Tips to Achieve Goals & Stay Motivated

With each new year comes new goals. We all start out with a rejuvenated motivation. It’s like hitting the reset button for a moment. As the weeks pass we all tend to fall back into our old habits. Here are some ways to keep yourself motivated each and every day.

1. Goal Board

Goal boards are the most amazing way to set goals and check them off once you accomplish them. Make sure you include long term and short term goals. These boards are very easy to make yourself and are fun to DIY!

2. Give Yourself Rewards

When you achieve your goals don’t forget to reward yourself! Accomplishing a goal is a big deal. You deserve to be rewarded. Treat yourself to a nice dinner, massage, or a day at the beach!

3. Goal Buddy

Set goals with a friend so you can motivate each other. You can stay on top of each other whenever you feel like giving up or slacking off. Encourage one another to be the best you can be!

4. Routine

Once you incorporate a goal into a routine it can become easier to accomplish. When you wake up early and go to the gym every day it becomes habit. This will help you long term even if it’s challenging at first!

5. Mentor

Find someone you look up too. Listen to their story and how they achieved the things you hope to achieve. Even if you don’t know them personally they can still inspire you to keep striving for greatness!

Lets Talk Body Goals

The term body goals is so funny to me. What even is body goals? Is it a term only reserved for 5’11 Victoria’s Secret models or is it a term used to describe Olympic Athletes? Both? So why don’t you classify your body as #goals?

I think it’s safe for me to assume that each and every one of us have been self conscious about something at one point in our lives. It’s human nature not to be confident 100% of the time. So, why do we pick out every little flaw instead of picking out the beautiful things that make us who we are? Simple…we compare ourselves to others too much. We are always trying to be that guy/girl over there. Little did you know, there is someone pointing at you saying I want to look like him/her. Remember nobody is perfect!

The best thing I ever did was get rid of my scale. I was focusing so much on a number that it didn’t matter how I looked. Remember muscle weighs more than fat. I probably weigh more than I used too but I’m happier in my own skin and that’s all that matters. Everyone is genetically different and thats what makes people so beautiful. Life wouldn’t be as fun if everyone looked the same. Embrace your curves or your height or whatever makes you different from the person sitting next to you. I could list off 20 things I’m insecure about but dwelling on them isn’t going to do anything. Give yourself goals, write them down, and achieve them. Get outside and exercise with a friend if you don’t enjoy going to the gym alone. Eat healthy but remember you deserve a cheat every now and then. Encourage the people in your life to do the same.

We are all our own worst critic and the way you see yourself isn’t usually how the rest of the world sees you. I know this because I’m also a perfectionist. I have high expectations for myself in every avenue of life and will work my hardest to achieve them. Go easy on yourself from time to time. You deserve a rest day and vacation. Don’t let little things people say hinder you from achieving something great. You are beautiful and handsome! Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

xo

-P

4 Ingredient Vegan/Gluten Free Brownie

If you’re like me and you have a sweet tooth but are trying to eat a little healthier then you’ve come to the right place! Try this Vegan, Gluten Free, & Paleo Brownie in a mug. It is fast simple and only requires 4 ingredients!

INGREDIENTS

-Cacao Powder

-1 Ripe Banana

-Honey or Agave Nectar

-1 Tablespoon Cashew Butter (Any Nut Butter)

RECIPE

1. Mash banana in a mug

2.Add but butter and stir together until creamy

3.Add Cacao Powder (adjust depending on how chocolatey you want your brownie to taste)

4. Add honey for sweetness

5.Microwave for 30 seconds (time may vary depending on microwave)

6. Enjoy!