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Five Ways to Stay Motivated Despite Challenges

Staying motivated and disciplined when it comes to a long-term goal is tough. Right at the start, passion fuels us and the idea of accomplishing a goal gets us to take the necessary steps. However, over time that can drop off and reality sinks in. It gets harder and harder to continue the grind and then the goal we originally set seems almost impossible. Earlier this year, I set a goal to improve my skating skills. As with most things, it’s easier said than done. Since I’m no longer “training for the Olympics” like I was when I was younger, it’s harder to justify spending time at the rink when I could be working. So far, Johnny and I skate pretty regularly, but we are not always getting as much time on the ice as we should.

I want to share five ways to stay motivated despite challenges that may come your way. A few of which are things I developed from when I was a competitive figure skater. Some are from the grit of being a reporter. Others are just lessons life taught me in order for me to succeed.

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My Favorite Green Smoothie & Walmart’s Grocery Pickup

Most mornings, I kick things off with a delicious and healthy green smoothie. I’m so excited to share the highly-requested recipe with you today! I make enough for both me and Johnny and this usually serves as our breakfast. Sometimes, I’ll soft boil two eggs for myself to add a bit more protein to my breakfast but this smoothie is enough to get me going. It is hands down my favorite green smoothie recipe. I make a lot of smoothies for us since we usually drink one a day. Even though I usually can estimate how much of each ingredient I need for the week, between the three or four different smoothies I make, I tend to run out of ingredients midweek. Y’all know I love efficiency and when technology can make lives better and easier, I’m all for it. Walmart’s Grocery Pickup is a bit of a gamechanger because you can order your items online or using their mobile app.

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My Honest Opinion on lululemon’s selfcare Line

I remember my first piece of lululemon athletica clothing. It was a white tank with a low scoop back and had three straps running horizontally. I’ve been a fan of the lululemon ever since and my second lululemon piece is still something I reach for in my closet. However, lululemon is hoping to branch out of your closet and pop into your beauty routine. Their brand new selfcare line targets beauty problems you may have surrounding your workout, whether it’s before or after. There’s a moisturizer, dry shampoo, lip balm and two different deodorants, both of which are aluminum free.

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The Three Best Joggers for Women

Maybe it’s the former athlete in me, but I cannot resist a pair of good joggers.  It can be hard to find the right pair of joggers to fit and flatter you. Some can be too baggy, too long, too tight or even too short. In this post, I want to share the best joggers for women I’ve found. I’ll never forget how I stumbled upon both of these joggers. They were not filed under the jogger section, actually. However, I remember seeing the fit on the model and thinking, “These are it!” There are two pairs I’m featuring in this post. One is high waisted and has a more subtle look. The other sits lower on the waist and features the iconic Nike swoosh. I recommend both but if you’re only going to get one, I hope this helps you decide between the two.

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Figure Skating with Outdoor Voices

Right boot on, then left boot on. Lace up the right skate, then lace up the left. On a crisp fall morning, come with me to Chilled Ponds, a local ice rink where I’m rediscovering my love for figure skating as a 27-year-old grandma (in figure skating terms, ha!)

I spent 11 years of my life figure skating. I pursued it competitively for most of those 11 years and as all good things, it came to an end. Injuries and just not being good enough to continue pursuing it pushed me to work hard toward my other dreams. I’m nowhere near as good as I used to be but figure skating in Outdoor Voices has inspired me to try some of my old tricks – even if it’s awkward, slow or ends in my butt on the ice.

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