Mondays Motivation #8 + a Change to Mondays

Happy Monday!

Did you take some time this weekend to REST? Rest is just as important as WORKING OUT, right?

We FOOD-PREPPED and enjoyed a movie before getting our fitness in on Sunday! What a welcome difference to the day that we VERY much needed!
Here’s a feature for MONDAY’s MOTIVATION too for the week! Tenecia is a Fitfluential ambassador and all around bada** who not only lives the fit life but also competes to show what she’s got in regards to working out and full dedication to her nutrition! Check out more about here here today!



Name: Tenecia
Blog: Boobs, Barbells, and Broccoli

Motto/Inspirational Quote?  My favorite poem is Invictus by William Ernest Henley. I particularly love the following lines of the poem “In the fell clutch of circumstance, I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance, my head is bloody, but unbowed.

What is your favorite way to workout/exercise MOVE! I absolutely love love love lifting weights. There’s something about walking into the gym and picking up dumbbells, barbells, plates, etc that just makes me happy!

What is your #1 indulgence? Aside from the occasional treat, how do you substitute it? My number one indulgence is marshmallows. I don’t know what it is but I just can’t get enough of them. Peeps, chocolate covered marshmallows, plain marshmallows, gimme gimme gimme!  Since this is a treat that is ridiculously high in sugar, I have it once in awhile and limit the amount I consume.

What’s your go-to snack? I don’t really snack but my favorite go-to meal is tuna, 1/4 cup of brown rice, 1/4 cup of lentils, and 2 T of olive oil all mixed together with a couple of dashes of cajun seasoning – yum!

What advice do you have for those starting on a fitness journey? It’s all about baby steps. Small changes when added up make a huge difference so keep that in mind when you’re not seeing results as fast as you would like.

Bucket list destination/race/to-do? I would love to compete in Figure at the Arnold Amateur one day!

Favorite inspirational fitness personality/trainer/idol? Erin Stern, IFBB Figure Pro

What workout apparel is your MUST have? I love my X2X Clothing tank tops (they’re cut perfectly for girls with wider backs)

What do you wish you knew years ago that you know now? I wish I had known how much fun it is to push yourself in the weight room – that iron can be a girl’s best friend πŸ™‚

Social Media – connect!
Twitter: twitter.com/mrsfitlibrarian
Facebook: facebook.com/teneciap
Instagram: instagram.com/mrsfitlibrarian

Let’s show Tenecia some love!

After this feature – I’ve been so blessed to feature so many awesome ladies and gents – I’ll be sharing a Personal Training TIP OF THE WEEK!

What would you want to learn more about in regards to health, fitness, and nutrition??

HI! I'M KAT - I am a pug-mom, wife, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, & Fitness Coach focusing on living the fit life while tackling work, coaching others - doing it all! My blog is to hold me accountable for all the goals I plan on accomplishing and also a way for me to try to inspire others through my own experiences - if I can do it ANYONE can! Fitness is a huge part of my life as well as travel and seeing all that life has to be lived! PAY IT FORWARD!

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26 Comments
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    March 10, 2014, 11:22 am

    I LOVE HER….and I FOUND her because I loved me her blog’s name πŸ™‚

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    March 10, 2014, 11:23 am

    I am envious of Tenecia’s muscles. This makes me realize I need to spend more time with weights and less time pounding the pavement. Kat, I agree that rest days are super important. They keep injuries at bay and make us eager for our next workout!

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      March 10, 2014, 2:00 pm

      So hard to remember for sure!

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      March 11, 2014, 5:28 pm

      Thank you! Definitely start & maintain a relationship with weights – you’ll be glad you did πŸ™‚

      T.

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    March 10, 2014, 12:05 pm

    She is definitely inspiring- great feature! I’ve come to enjoy weight lifting so much more in the last few years.

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    March 10, 2014, 12:10 pm

    I had no choice but to rest! The time change made it too dark for my planned Monday morning run… Always love your motivational Monday posts, thanks and keep them up!

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    March 10, 2014, 12:10 pm

    LOVE her blog name! And I love that your took time to rest! They hubby and I did the same this weekend and it was nice to switch things up!

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      March 11, 2014, 5:29 pm

      Thank you, Krysten! When I started my blog, I was trying to be as creative as possible – I love that the name stuck πŸ™‚

      T.

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    March 10, 2014, 1:06 pm

    I’ve stumbled across her site several times on the web when I allow my mind to imagine competing in a bikini competition! Love her blog name. πŸ™‚

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      March 11, 2014, 5:30 pm

      Thanks for stopping by my blog! Keep coming back and let your mind imagine competing…then do it.. πŸ™‚ If you have questions, let me know!!!

      T.

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    March 10, 2014, 1:55 pm

    I love her! Great post! Shes so positive.

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      March 11, 2014, 5:31 pm

      Thank you so much!

      T.

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    March 10, 2014, 3:11 pm

    Sounds like a neat blog. I will have to check her out. I need more rest days. I am pooped from this weekend and the time change.

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    March 10, 2014, 4:51 pm

    Love the blog’s name, ha ha. So positive and motivating. I think I need an extra rest day this week, especially if I want to run a decent half on Saturday.

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      March 11, 2014, 5:31 pm

      Thank you, Natalie πŸ™‚

      T.

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    March 10, 2014, 7:05 pm

    Tenecia rocks! Love that she lifts weights and loves to read books! Way to bust through those stereotypes!

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      March 11, 2014, 5:31 pm

      You rock, Tamara! Thanks for the positive words & support~

      T.

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    March 10, 2014, 7:19 pm

    She rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!! Course it does not hurt that she is a fellow weight lifting lover!!!! πŸ™‚

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      March 11, 2014, 5:33 pm

      Aww Jody!! You know I think you’re incredible and am just trying to get my muscles on your level πŸ™‚

      T.

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    March 10, 2014, 7:36 pm

    Thanks Kat for the reminder about needing to rest. Its often difficult to remember that rest is just as important as working out is.

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    March 10, 2014, 11:19 pm

    I love Tenecia. She is always inspiring. Especially how she stands out on her front lawn in her bikini to take progress pictures. Dang, seriously cool.

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      March 11, 2014, 5:33 pm

      Susan!! Thanks for stopping by! And the progress pics in the front yard….that’s just pure craziness… πŸ˜‰

      T.

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    March 11, 2014, 7:03 pm

    Whoa! She is a badass! I wish I loved weights but I’m a cardio junkie at heart. I know I need those weights too though.

    Glad you got some rest Kiki!

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