I have never seen so many “motivational Monday” posts and quotes as I have seen today and the day isn’t even over yet. We all have motivation in us. It is what we do with that motivation is what matters the most. I can sit here and spit motivational quotes to you left and right but will that actually make you get up and go do something? Probably not. Don’t rely on a quote to give you motivation; get your own.
I actually get asked a lot of where I get my motivation or people say they wish they had the motivation I have. Well, you all do have the motivation I have, but I am very aware of my motivations. I choose to get up early every morning so I can make a healthy breakfast and pack my lunch and snacks. I choose to hit the gym after work and make a healthy dinner because these things make me physically and mentally feel good and my healthy mentality towards life and my physical abilities motive me to keep doing these things.
First ask yourself what makes you happy. Then ask yourself what are the things you do to create that happiness and how do those actions impact you on a daily basis. Right there, when you figure out what self actions make you feel your best, you’ve just found your motivation. Hold onto the feeling, write it down, tell it to someone because you will need to be reminded every now and again.
A tip I can give you to stay motivated is to surround yourself with like minded people. It is always easier doing something when you know there are other people doing it too. Another tip is to do what makes you happy every single day. It might be working out, eating healthy, wearing a cute outfit, talking to a certain someone, playing with your kids or pet, etc. Doing it everyday will make it a habit which will then transition into daily motivation. Moral of my rambling, do more of what makes you happy and you will find your motivation.
Toast is my favorite. As I kid I would put anything on toast. My favorite was always butter and cinnamon. I also really liked mayonnaise on my toast, don’t knock it till you try it. Now that I don’t eat as much “normal” toast as I used to I had to have a substitution and that’s what brought me to sweet potato toast. You can honestly top it with anything you like. These are just my top three choices.
Sweet Potato Toast 3 Ways
For the toast:
- 1 sweet potato
- coconut oil
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees
- Cut off the two ends of the sweet potato and slice the sweet potato the long way – about 1/4 inch each slice
- Lightly brush both sides of the sweet potato slices with coconut oil
- Cook for 30 minutes flipping halfway through
For the toppings:
- 1 tblsp almond butter
- Cinnamon and drizzle of honey
- 1 egg, medium cooked
- Once the sweet potato slices are cooked, top with any topping option*
*With any leftover sweet potato toast, keep refrigerated and pop in the toaster to reheat
Additional topping options
- Mashed avocado
- Peanut butter
- Enter each ingredient into your food track separately depending on your toppings