Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Motivational Tools....

I can't believe i've been doing this running thing for 8+ weeks now!! I never in my wildest dreams thought I would actually stick to it. The furthest i'd ever run in my life was 2 miles with no walking and that was back in '04 when I went to the gym EVERYDAY for 2 hours a day. Side note, I didn't lose an ounce and I wasn't eating like garbage either, but I really didn't eat much either....so!

Anyways, along this road, I've had so many motivational moments that i'd like to share with you. Bullet points are ideal for this!

  • Motivation #1: Telling myself that I could stick to a 5k training program, knowing it would be hard but totally worth it! I believed in myself from day 1! I never gave up! I pushed and I admired myself more everytime I did!
  • Motivation #2: Once my 5k training was over, Loves and I bought me some new kicks. Asics, which are ACTUAL running shoes. My first pair of shoes that I dedicated strictly to running!
  • Motivation #3: I was going through a rut last week, and I decided to keep motivated, I wanted another little gadget. So, Loves and I bought me a super cool Nike+. I love that thing. It feels so good to know when I reach .5 mile, 1 mile, 1.5 miles, and so on! It's been huge in getting remotivated!
The above are only exercise motivators. I'll save the body and food motivators for another post! Right now, i'm off to work. My Reader is full so tonight I will be playing catch up and posting comments! I see I have a few new followers "HI!!! and THANKS for STOPPING by!!!!!" You guys rock!

Have a fantastic day, y'all!

6 comments:

Tricia said...

It's crazy how important running becomes in your life. I'm a relative "newbie" to it, but I can't imagine stopping.

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

New shoes made all the difference to me! Before I got my asics running was PAINFUL! But they saved my legs/knees/shins from the pain and now I absolutely love running. My motivator is how GREAT I feel after, and training for races keeps me going too!

Syl said...

So glad that you are enjoying running. Once you finish a finish line you will never turn back, the feeling of accomplishment is the best feeling! continued success to you.

walkingonsunshine18 said...

Good for you... I wish I could gather the motivation to run! I just hit the treadmill and walk it out.

Melissa said...

Way to go on your running accomplishments!

Melissa said...

Way to go on accomplishing your running goals!