Monday Motivation (does it really work) / by Laura Scanlon

To me life is very much about balance. I don't deprive myself yet when I need to have willpower I mainly turn it up a notch with my training more so than my food. When I talk about food I'm really talking about my very very bad sweet tooth. I find it really hard when it comes to willpower and not having the chocolate bar or the bag of jellies, but I do have the power to know I need to kick my ass in the gym or the track, so that to me is good balance. In terms of real food like breakfast, lunch & dinner, I am pretty good. On a Monday I know that if I start well with food choices I will continue on well, its a simple analogy that almost tricks the mind and gets your good willpower in motion. My boyfriend has amazing willpower when it comes to food and that really comes in handy when I need a kick in the you know what. If I see him reaching for the salad I am more likely to make that choice also.

 So when I see the weekly "Monday Motivation" pictures that people post on instagram (and me also) I actually do find them really motivating, because if the girl I admire or look up to is eating well or hitting the gym then I want to also. I dont want to miss out on feeling good in body and mind on a Monday. I mean everyone needs a little nudge every now and again and thats fine but I find when I see my instagram feed flooded with healthy food and fit bodies it does give me the boost I need to reach for a protein filled salad rather than a big fresh crispy hot breaded chicken roll (as I salivate writing) but no in all seriousness you are going to feel so much better in body and mind when you start a Monday with healthy food choices and hopefully you will exercise too. Its one of those sayings that you hear all the time and couldn't be more true, those endorphins after a sweaty session, you just cannot beat. So why would you not want to start your week off feeling amazing, especially if you had one or two too many treats over the weekend. Let's keep this Monday motivation thing up I say, hell, lets keep the mid week motivation vibe going also, because we are all in this together so lets help each other be best versions of ourselves.

Laura x