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3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
1/2 medium yellow onion, peeled and diced
1 medium jalapeno, seeded and minced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup dried black beans
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon ground cumin
4 cups water
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
1/4 cup fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley
Pinch freshly ground black pepper
8 - 12 pieces cooked vegan bacon, such as Tempeh Bacon
1 medium avocado, peeled, pitted, and sliced
Select the Saute button on the Instant Pot and add 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, onion, and jalapeno, and saute 3-4 minutes. Add garlic and saute 1 more minute. Transfer the onion mixture to a small glass bowl and set aside.
Add the beans, chili powder, cumin, 1 tablespoon oil, and 4 cups water to the pot. Lock the lid into place and press the Bean button. Cook for the default time of 30 minutes. When the timer beeps, quick-release pressure until float valve drops and then unlock lid.
Combine the beans and onion mixture in a bowl and add the rest of the ingredients except tempeh bacon and avocado. Mash the mixture with a potato masher. Form the bean mixture into burger patties.
Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil to a large skillet over medium-high heat and cook the burgers until browned on both sides, about 2-3 minutes per side.
Top each of the hamburgers with tempeh bacon and avocado slices.
At some point during a tough workout, there's nothing stopping your inner voice from suddenly piping up to say, "You know, you can just stop." Oh. Right.
That's the thing: You can just stop. There isn't a lion chasing you, forcing you to keep going.
Which is exactly why we're huge advocates of a personal trainer or workout buddy. in fact we think having a gym partner is the best thin ever. Anyone can tell you that it's so much easier to push yourself when you have a personal trainer's eyes on you, or if you're competing against a friend.
But what about those times when you either choose to work out alone or your friend bails last minute before your scheduled gym date? It's times like this you need strategies that will encourage you to push yourself to your limit. So try these methods out the next time
It may be more helpful to chase super small, specific accomplishments. Think: "I'll sprint to that tree," versus "I want to beat my personal best 5K time" . That way, you don't risk feeling (mentally) exhausted before you even start.
Stare Straight Ahead
A study published in the journal Motivation and Emotion reported that participants who narrowly focused their sights on a specific target were able to run faster while feeling less tired. So after telling yourself you'll "sprint to that tree," put your blinders on and stare at only that tree, and you'll be rewarded with a burst of energy and power.
You may feel a little silly, but training your phone's video camera on yourself while you work out will give you that sense of accountability you're missing out on by not having a trainer or buddy at your side.
Find a Mantra
Then bring it to mind when you're struggling for an extra burst of motivation.
Use the Magic Word
"Later." As in, "I'll slow down—in a minute." Or, "I'll take a water break—a little later." Research in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology found that people who told themselves they'd give into something sometime in the future (without specifying an actual day or time) found it easier to resist the temptation in the moment. And more often than not, "later" never comes.
If you're really having a hard time sustaining effort, try pushing yourself for a much shorter period of time. We're talking about intervals: Go all-out for one minute, then dial it way, way back for three. Repeat, or try pyramid intervals, which are when you dial up the length of time you spend pushing yourself—one minute, then two minutes, then three—before descending again—three, then two, then one.
Stick to a Program
There are two motivating things about training programs: First, they tell you exactly what to do, eliminating the mid-workout stall you can sometimes fall into, and second, they provide measurable results.
See what Michelle @peachealthfitness say when she doesn’t feel like exercising