MONDAY MOTIVATION. . .helping others!


The first thing I do when I get up on Monday morning is "people plant"! I plant people (those who I want/need to help) in my head immediately.  It motivates me to move a little faster and jump a little higher.  I love helping others, starting with my family.  If it's a simple as making a chocolate flavored pancake in the morning for my gurlz or leaving a love note (ha ha) for my husband in his wallet, I know it will make them smile and feel a little better about their day.

Monday's are not always self-motivating but when you inspire and make someone else happy you set the tone for the whole week.  If you want to know how FanTAStic you can feel inside. . .do something good for someone else and just see what happens!

Exercise your Heart in a DifFerEnT way today! 

  • Get up a little earlier and cook a special breakfast for a special someone.
  • Leave a flower or love note in your honey's car before he/she takes off to work.  Unless you are a stalker! LOL! . . . Don't.
  • Instead of the same old routine in the morning with a paper and a piece of toast, turn up the volume and dance to your favorite music to start the day on a GOOD note!. . .Scare your kids!
  • Going into work, get an extra cup of coffee for a co-worker or a bottled water that they might enjoy later on during the day. . .do it for the mean person in the office.
  • Cook dinner for a family that needs a little help in your neighborhood.  Have a surprise cookout with the neighbors.
  • Wear something that's a LITTLE out of your comfort zone but not too flashy. . .just enough for you to look at yourself and giggle for a minute.  It could be something underneath that stiff suit. (If so, don't share. . .I don't wanna know)
  • Just have fun today. . .MONDAY. . .and set a good tone for the rest of the week.  You probably really need it, as well as everyone else around you!  

Happy Monday! 


Nicol Hodges

Nicol Hodges aka "Nic" is fitness professional (NASM, CPT/PES) and product designer living in San Diego, CA. Nicol's athletic background started in her hometown of St. Charles, MO where she earned her 400m state ranking 3 years in a row. Later, at the University of MO, Columbia she earned 8-Big 12 Track and Field titles and a championship title. Nicol currently continues her love for running by competing in local and national running events.