If you follow my blog, you know that I love running, especially during the winter. Do you know that exhilarating feeling of working out in freezing cold temperatures?
The main joy of running for me is the time I have for myself. I'm able to clear my head and feel at ease with my body. Actually, the main joy might be afterwards, once I've taken my well-deserved hot shower and feel so unbelievably energised and rightfully proud that I have once again beaten the winter blues.
If you would have told me five years ago that I would be signing up to run a marathon in 2015, I would have laughed out loud! I have always been fairly active, but running was never a part of my rotation. In fact, I would go out on a limb and say I used to despise it.
Until 2012, the only time I had run intentionally was back in school when I was forced to run in gym class. I'm sure I ran a couple of miles on a treadmill in college or at the gym a few times. But until recently, I would have chosen ANY OTHER form of exercise other than running. Little did I know back then that running actually has very little to do with just "getting exercise." Sounds corny, but for me, it is so much more.
Have you recently purchased some fancy workout clothes or maybe some cutting-edge workout gear? Did you subscribe to an extremely fun sounding fitness class, or perhaps trade your soul for a membership at some really expensive gym?
This is always very exciting at first, but then, after you have attended your classes for a few times, you seem to become the most creative person in the world – at least when it comes to excuses.
Maybe it takes you too much time to go to the gym, or you are always tired after work. Maybe you just can't keep getting up as early as you previously planned.
This has happened to me a few times before. But not anymore. I have gathered some of my best tips for you, so you can keep up the good intentions and stick to your workout once and for all.
Last week, I complained to a good friend over Google chat that I needed to workout, but didn’t really feel like doing anything. I’m pretty honest with myself about whether I’m being lazy or truly need a break, and lately my typical HIIT workouts are just too much — they leave me feeling weak and exhausted and not in a good way. Maybe it’s winter and a general lack of vitamin D; maybe it’s the huge career change I haven’t quite settled into, but right now, my body seems to be asking me to cut it some slack....more
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Okay so since Im also into Fitness and eating healthy Ive been compelled to start "Frugal & Fierce" Food and Fitness Fridays. Eating healthy and losing weight or staying fit can be a challenge. I will post tidbits and tricks that has helped and continues to help me with the ongoing challenge of staying fit. ...more
If you’ve been following the blog for any length of time, then you’ll remember my failed attempt at 100 Days of Active last year. Last year, the idea was to be active everyday in the days leading up to my birthday.Well, it didn’t happen. I tried. But not hard enough.So, I’m bringing it back. For no other reason than to give me a good goal, and something to keep me moving....more
Throughout the course of this horrible, crappy, no good ordeal, I have been getting advice from people to “take care of myself”.I assume this means to get decent amounts of sleep, eat well, take time to de-stress and avoid smoking crack, popping pills, and eating too many cake balls.So, in an effort to “take care of myself”, I decided a good way to do so would be to stay (or in my case, get) active and relieve some of my stress using exercise....more
Ah, the lies we tell ourselves. Our intentions are certainly good, aren’t they? We WANT to be better, we WANT to be healthier, we WANT to get our acts together. As a result, we tell ourselves little lies throughout the day to pretend as if we’re *actually* doing these things — but let’s be honest. We’re not.Here are some of the lies I tell myself every day:...more
They say motherhood is one of the hardest jobs a woman will ever have. The up-all-nights, constantly being needed and cried for, lack of free time, spit up, throw up, endless poopy diapers, the list goes on. Some women step into the role with ease and grace, it’s what we are meant to do after all, right? A baby is born after a few hours of sweat and maybe some tears from the new Mother, and then they embrace and smile and the room is filled with love and jubilation. Then the trio returns home to start their new lives together and reality hits....more
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