What have people told you that you can’t do?
How can we help you prove them wrong?
Looking for another push? Another small burst of motivation?
In the weekend I sought out some new tracks for my workout playlist. I shared a few there, and promised to share more (ta-da! This post should meet the criteria of ‘more‘).
Maybe the tracks below might serve well on your own playlist?
Sonique – It Feels So Good
Northern Allstars – Don’t Stop Believin’ (Cover of the Journey original)
WildChild – Renegade Master
La Roux – Bulletproof
Fatboy Slim – Right Here, Right Now
* ‘Oldies’ meaning: I haven’t heard them on the radio recently. Of course, I encourage people to correct me!
We’re four days into the month and I’ve run on three of those days. 12km over three runs – which, if I continue at that rate, will get me to only 93km by the end of the month. Close, but no cigar!
So I either need to run a little everyday, or run more with some rest days thrown in the mix. What do you think?
I’m going to do it! I’m going to achieve my goal. It’s a matter of how, not if.
At the moment, 4km a run feels like a good workout, but getting back into regular runs will make running for longer (and further) easier. I’ve already seen an improvement in my stamina – I’m almost back where I was a few weeks ago. It’s no victory, getting back to where I was, but it’s a heck of a lot better than going backwards. Backwards isn’t a good feeling.
The endorphins though… they’re freaking awesome.
Bad title? Sorry, couldn’t help it. Let me try to redeem myself a little with a half decent post. Remain positive my friends, the glass is half full – and if you’re nice I’ll give you mine…
Given family drama, study/work pressures and health issues of my own (hair! Where be ye, fuzz?!), stress management has been getting a lot of attention. Not obsessively so, but certainly more than ever before. Maybe this is actually the healthy way of doing things? Who knew?!
Either way, I think I’m starting to feel the benefits of taking a step back once in a while to have a breather and assess the situation. Did you know that going to the gym and exercising helps reduce stress? I’ve had various gym memberships over the last few years but I never actually went because I was too stressed at work, or university, or by the very thought of having to wear gym gear. Turns out just doing it was one of the best things I could’ve done.
It’s still early days yet and I’m just starting to build the level of momentum needed for permanent change – but guys, this is going to happen damn it! Building it into my routine will take a bit of time, as do all good things. Keeping positive about it will be the biggest challenge.
Tough bikkies though, decision made. Gonna kick some gym arse.
Anyone have any tips for getting into the full swing of things? I realize there are benefits to be had – what’s the best way to tap into them? Your stories are always welcome, and mine are only ever a post away.