Good morning! Happy Hump Day!
Are you ready to tackle the day? I sure am! Murphy, however, went back to bed after he ate his breakfast. What a lazy bum.
I actually had a rough night of sleep last night, so I woke up groggy and not super psyched to start the day. Working from home and making my own schedule, I could sleep the day away, but I almost always get up with my alarm at 6:01 AM and start my day.
On the mornings when I really struggle to get out of bed, I usually just need a little morning motivation to get me going. I mean, I could think: Ugh, I need to get up because I have to work and my To Do list is a million miles long. But, instead I try to put a more positive spin on starting the day. These three thoughts always seem to motivate me and start my day off on the right foot:
Get Up, Get Going, Get Dressed
I’ve blogged about “Get Up, Get Going, Get Dressed” a couple of times already on CNC, but it really is my go-to inspiration when I’m not feeling motivated. It’s from a book called Fit from Within, which, as cheesy as it may sound, helped me change my thinking about my body and my weight. Here are some other health and weight loss books that I’ve loved and found helpful.
I think of carpe diem as my life motto. It’s one of my motivational mantras, and it’s even engraved on my Road ID. There’s just something about those words that is so empowering. Seize the day! It always motivates me to get my butt in gear with regard to all aspects of my life.
Good Things Happen to Those Who Work Hard
I have no idea where this piece of motivation came from, but it’s been my “favorite quotation” on my Facebook page since I signed up in 2005, and I truly believe it. In all aspects of your life, work hard and good things will happen!
Rise and shine! It’s breakfast time! (Clearly, I’m jazzed this morning.)
I mixed up the batter for OMG! Pancakes last night before bed, so I cooked them on our Griddler this morning for Mal and me.
I spread almond butter in between and on top of my pancakes. (I don’t know why, but typing this about my almond butter and pancakes always sounds so dirty to me. LOL!)
Last night’s dinner was a delicious one! In fact, it was so delicious, I ended up eating two servings of it.
I made Shepherd’s Pie, but instead of the traditional mashed potatoes, corn, and ground beef, I used mashed sweet potatoes, peas, and ground turkey. It was pretty much all of my favorite foods in one dish, so I really loved it. Here’s the recipe!
Question of the Day
What gets you out of bed in the morning?