Before I start, I’m looking to update my blog design but don’t want to spend a fortune. I’ve been out of the blogging world for a while now, and it seems like all the prices I’m seeing are outrageous. Anyone have any recommendations for blog designers in the $100-$150 range? I’m looking for clean and simple. Thanks in advance! I’m working on this now!
As I mentioned in my 2014 wrap up, I didn’t really make any big goals or resolutions for 2015. That said, I of course want to stay active. Since I spent a lot of December thinking about working out and only a little time actually working out, I decided I needed to start January on the right foot. After lazing (is that a word?) around and having breakfast and coffee, I decided I couldn’t just skip a workout again on the first day of the new year, so I put my running clothes on.
On days where I don’t feel like running (which are sometimes more frequent than days I do), it’s easier to pretend I’m just going to put on running clothes and think about it. Once the running clothes are on it’s easier to get out the door because I already feel more motivated by wearing workout clothes. Just a thought…
I had heard about Serial, the podcast, and needed something to listen to, so I started that with the intention of running 4 miles. The first episode was 53 minutes long, so I thought if things got good with it I might run 5 miles. And things got good indeed. If you’ve heard about Serial but not started it, just listen to episode 1 and decide. It’s a true story told week to week of a man who was convicted of murder and is in prison but the only thing the jury made the decision based on was another man’s word; there was no evidence. A former journalist is telling the story because she did a lot of investigation into the details. I’m only on episode one so I don’t know how it continues or how the story unfolds, but I’m looking forward to getting there…
I ended up running 5.25 miles at a pace I was pleased with considering my time off. I’d like to thank Serial for the motivation.
And it got me to thinking…what are some things that keep me motivated or make me workout when I don’t necessarily want to?
- Having something that I want to listen to on a run or watch on the trainer
- Making a commitment to a friend to be somewhere to workout with them
- Wearing new workout clothes (I bought some from Fabletics yesterday and will do a review once I get them…)
- Trying a new workout (I’m getting ready to start Camp Gladiator Bootcamp on Monday)
- Sometimes it’s just getting on the scale after a few days of eating badly (hello holidays!)
And now I’m going through these motions all over again today…
I’m also enjoying my last weekday off before heading back to school on Monday! Happy last Friday of vacation to those of you that had extended holidays!
What motivates you when it’s hard to get out the door or get your workout started?