Bobby Flay Fit, Episode 2: Motivation

In Episode 2 of Food Network's Web series "Bobby Flay Fit," Chef Bobby Flay shows viewers how he stays motivated to stay healthy and fit.

Bobby Flay manages to stay fit and healthy even with a busy lifestyle as a chef, and he's eager to share his healthy eating and fitness plan with fans in a seven-part Web series, Bobby Flay Fit.

The focus of Episode 2 of Bobby Flay Fit is motivation: Stay motivated with a regular exercise schedule. Find a time of day that's right for you and stick with it. The simple act of exercising can help motivate you to keep up your routine.

In Episode 2, Bobby motivates himself to get up early in the morning to exercise — running, biking or swimming. He knows that if he has a good workout first thing in the morning, the rest of his day will be better. He later meets up with his trainer, Harold, to do some stretching, which helps reduce his chances of injury. After his morning routine, Bobby goes to the kitchen to make a tea smoothie. It's important to have something to eat after your workout to refuel, but make sure it's something healthy; otherwise you run the risk of blowing all your hard work.

Takeaways from Episode 2:
  • Have a regular workout schedule. Find a time of day that works for you and stick with it.
  • The act of exercising itself will feed your desire to stay fit. It feels good to push yourself, and that good feeling will motivate you to continue.
  • Resist the urge to "reward yourself" with a huge meal after a good workout — you'll blow all of the hard work you've done. Plan your postworkout snack ahead of time; have a few go-to recipes, like smoothies, that you can whip up after you exercise.
  • Making sure you get your exercise in helps remove obstacles and will energize you for the rest of your day.
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