I posted a picture of me jogging yesterday on my facebook page and kind of really loved the message that I wrote along the pic. Here is the bigger version!
Jogging - I always hated it. I thought it was boring and couldn't breathe right and my thighs would burn. BUT..I did it anyway because I wanted to burn the calories..and jogging burns more than just walking. I would jog to the gym and back. I would workout like a maniac and not nourrish my body properly. Jogging sucked!
This year, I wanted to set a goal for myself, give myself a personal challenge! I sighed up for my first 5K!! By doing that, I motivated myself with this new goal. I had to find a way to enjoy jogging because I WILL DO THIS 5K! Stangely, I didn't have to work too hard on this task! I downloaded a few new songs and updated my playlist and went for my first walk/jog. I felt good, I felt good.
A few days later, I didn't need to walk too much anymore. I could jog for a longer stretch and I could breathe AND my legs weren't burning!!
We often struggle to stay motivated, especially when it comes to health and fitness. We blame our self-control and willpower when we eat that extra hot dog or skip a workout. But, if we play the blame game for too long, we simply give up! Falling off the health wagon isn't really so bad..there shouldn't be a wagon to begin with, but by blaming yourself you are getting into a deep black hole.
Goals are great motivators! Set a goal regarding your health and fitness! Share this goal with me, loved ones, and/or friends. Do simple steps daily to help you move closer to your goal. Enter your name below to get a sample goal & progress tracker!
...look at that, you will have daily motivation!!! Enjoy every step!
Need a little extra help to stay motivated? Join me over on my facebook page or instagram where I post daily motivation quotes with awesome images!! Get your friends on board too, that way they can help you stay accountable!
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