Friday, November 4, 2011

oof

Wow. If any butt-kicking was done at Body Revolution yesterday, it was not by me. I may have kicked some early-morning butt... but Dillon sure kicked mine. I am sore and achy and I have that "it hurts to cough" feeling in my core. Still, awesome...

The other day Athleta sent out this "Finding Your Fitness Mojo" blog post... and I really liked their completely obvious yet also useful tips on staying motivated:


  • Get rid of the excuses. No one is too old, too tired, too unfit or too busy to start an exercise program. You just have to make it a priority.
  • Start small. Make your exercise goals achievable and reasonable. You will be more likely to follow through.
  • Keep it simple. No need to spend $100 month to join a gym or to buy expensive gear. Get out for a walk or short run. Invest in a yoga DVD and do it in your living room.
  • Have a plan for the week and write it down. Post it in a visible spot like the refrigerator, not in the bottom of your sock drawer.
  • Make it easy to get out the door. Lay out clothing, set out water bottles, pre-program the coffee maker, whatever it takes.
  • Pick a goal. Sign up for a 5K race or join a 30-day yoga challenge. Making a solid commitment increases your chances that you will stick to your plan.
  • Surround yourself with like-minded people. You’ll be more likely to follow your fitness routine if your friends are committed to theirs. If your friends are all couch potatoes, they may influence you to be one too.
  • Don’t lose your momentum. Stick to your plan. The more days that you have under your belt, the more motivation you will feel to continue.
I still struggle with motivation, now and again. So it's nice to get some timely advice!

1 comment:

Dave @ Marathon Training said...

Marathon training and marathon running is all about keeping motivated when things gets tough. Thanks for the tips to stay motivated during the marathon training program.
Keep posting nice stuff!