My motivation strategy

Hi!

I wanted to write about this theme for so long. Because finding motivation to run or just to be active is hard for me. I have been working hard. I wanted to find a reason to do what I want to do. I wanted to find the stimulation and inspiration to move. I wanted to do it myself. And that’s what I did.

My motivation strategy

Starting with:

Setting a Goal:

This is the vision that I have in life. I need to compromise to what I set and make it happen.

Photos:

Those throwback photos when you look your best and your worst. This one hit me hard sometimes. Is hard for me to see those photos and realize that I have been there before, so that is the inspiration to step out of your comfort zone and change what it need to be change.

Videos:

This one I experience it recently. Yesterday for my run I was trying to look for excuses to not run. So I stopped myself and search a video in youtube. To find something inspiring. There was not one, not two ; there was more than I can imagine to see. Just for that reason I went for a run.

 

Quotes:

This one is the most I use. I can say that I’m a collector of motivational running quotes.  Those sentences and phrases give me the push that I need in the moment I search for it. Try it!!

 

Reading: 

In all my life I haven’t read like I’m reading these days. I read more about romance, but recently someone gave me the idea to read about running. So that is what I’m doing. Reading blogs, magazines and books.

 

Follow the inspiration:

There is a lot of platforms to follow other people. Follow that runner, that sport, that team. etc… They help you, believe me. When I saw those photos for example in instagram about the pace, the distance and the time. Is a good boost of passion that blow into my veins. I don’t know how to explain it. Hope you understand me.

 

Write down a log: 

Sometimes I use this platform to keep those memories about the journey I’m having. I also found an other good way to stay motivate and is via calendar. Yep a calendar. I write down the miles, when I run, when I rest or do any cardio..etc

 

Music:

Just listening the rhythm then feel it in your soul. And GO!

 


Question: What is your motivation stragety?


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C.P.

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My motivation today

Hi!

I still quiet doing some noise!!

This time is not the time to surrender!

My workout today was a good one, but the path to get there and do it, was a hard one. Today was a more or less kind of day. More for my mood than other thing. I think like 10 times how to start doing the workout of the day. I put my workout clothes, the sneakers… I put the music on but something was off. So I went on pinterest for an inspirational quotes and this one came across.

“Don’t stop when you’re tired. Stop when you’re DONE.”

There’s when it hit me, hit me hard. There’s when I stop and thought why I’m doing this. Then I start stretching and 30min later I was done, but I wanted to keep going but I knew is what good for the day. I did a kickboxing workout at home. It was fantastic, it felt so good. It was a good reminder that why I’m doing this.

I did 30 (10 x 3) push-ups!! DAMN, I was motivate. Is the first time in my life I did that amount of push-ups.

So with this kind of days when you struggles to start doing your workout and need some motivation search for something inspirational. It help me a lot this time.

 


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C.P.

MAY wishlist 2017

MAY wishlist 2017

 

Drink more water

Eat more clean

Been active 4-5 days per week

Workout a least 30min  per active days

Keep practicing kickboxing

 

What are your goals for this month of May?

 


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“Have the determination to complete your goals”

 

 

 

 

2017 Fitness Plan

2017 Fitness Plan

March 5, 2017 is the start of a new journey.

My plan is about lose weight.

My Goal for this year 2017 is to lose -55lbs.

I’m currently 215lbs.


PLAN:

  • Eat more healthy
    • NO candy
    • NO bread
    • NO soda
  • Drink more water
    • 32oz. min per day
  • Cardio
    • 15-30 per day

This time is not about running, is about my health. In the future I might add running to my plan. For now is about to change my choices/habits when it come to eat, drink, or exercising or not.

If you had your plan or a fitness suggestion please leave a comment!


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C.P.

Warm up RUN

Hi!

First Run of the Year

Starting from the bottom!

Today I decided to go out for a run. The weather was 33°F, it was a little colder than I was expecting but that’s what you get when you decided to run in winter. Right!

I just ran 0.50 mi. I was feeling like I was slow like a turtle, then I check my pace I was running like my normal pace but in some point I was short of breath. Then I walk a little and started running again to finish with little distance for today run. I got a little frustrated but this is just the beginning. I know that sometimes is going to be harder, the thing that matter is not quitting.

This is my year I’M NOT Giving up!

Good Luck everyone with every goal that you make for this year! Don’t give up…!


 

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C.P

Training To Run

Hi!

If you have been reading my recently posts you know that I’m starting from the bottom, from zero to running again. I decided to start doing some push-up and work my core a little, so that way I have more endurance or I feel more capable to run. I don’t know,is like baby steps start like a beginner again. I feel good with myself recently. I feel like a have the power to work my mind to decide doing what I was doing with my body and for myself before pregnancy and baby.

Doing the daily at home, taking care of my little baby girl, plus doing exercise. It may sound like three things but is more than that and I know that I’m capable to do this and more that is for me. We need to start with our self so it is easy to love and appreciate the love that is around us.

I start this new year like no other. In the past I found a good motivation to start running. I may talk about later when I feel more confident to share that experience. But this year the motivation is me. Work for me, myself and I. For my health, my body and my confidence. It may sound a little selfish but sometime you need to give you self some respect and stop thinking about the rest.

At the end of the month I will be doing a recap of everything I’m doing to start running. That journey is about to start next month. I’m so excited to start and share every step with you that read me.


 

Thanks for reading!

C.P.

30 days Yoga challenge November 2014 #day3

30 days Yoga challenge November 2014 

Hi Everyone!

I know I have been missing in action for the few past months. This new life with a baby is a little bit busy, but I’m still running few days at week and I’m also trying to add to my fitness routine a little bit of yoga. I’m starting like a beginner like the first time I heard about the pose or the name of it. Is a little bit hard but at the same time is interesting. I love to learn everyday something new; is important to me to keep doing exercise for my health,for my body, and for ME.

So now I’m doing the 30 days Yoga challenge for November 2014. 

This is a personal challenge, to encourage my self to keep my fitness journey alive.

Today 11/03/2014 is my 3rd day of the challenge.


My progress and My Dares:

P: Improve my stability

D: Keep my balance

P: Time Duration

D: Keep the pose


I would like to post about this challenge more often to keep you updated.  Hope I have my time organize, so I can write about it.

I want to invite you to start a yoga journey like me!!!

 

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C.P.

June 27, 2013. Finally ran 3.02 miles!

Hi Everyone!

Today I finally ran 3.02miles. I feel so excited that all the hard work is paying off. Results are given, when you train hard and commit to a goal. Oh YEAH!

I need to keep in track with my training. Now is time to keep running the 3.00 and next week add the next 0.10mile to reach my goal  for the 5k.

Check it out the (Goal page here)

  • Distance: 3.02mi
  • Time & Pace:

(Splits)

  • 11:59      11’59″/mi avg pace
  • 25:28      13’29″/mi avg pace
  • 39:19      13’51″/mi avg pace

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Race Fact:

  • At the end of the path, my feet begin to numb. Was a rare experience, but when I stop running. My feet had a recovery immediately.

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C.P.

June 24, 2013. The race today felt great!!

Hi!

Today was a good day. The race today felt great. My mood is happy so I think it influenced.

I notice since I modify the day I don’t run, I feel like my body has more resistance. So I do workout at home, with my 2/ 10pound weights.

What I do?

  • Basic stretch
  • 25 sit ups (military style)
  • 5 push up
  • 30sec plank
  • 3 sets – 10pounds weight – 15 repetitions (biceps and triceps)
  • 3 sets of 20 repetitions (squats)
  • 2 sets of 20 repetitions (Donkey kick) per leg
  • 2 sets of 20 rept. (Front lunges)
  • 2 sets of 20 rept. (Side lunges)
  • 20 rept. (Hip Brigde)
  • 20 rept. (Overhead arm clap)

Now for Today June 24, 2013. #RUN

  • Distance: 2.00miles
  • Time: 23:53min
  • Pace: 11’54″/mi
  • Calories burn 249
  • Temp: 73 degrees F.

Let me tell you today I feel like a winner. I’m so happy that was felt good to run today. While running the wind felt like a good helper to my breathing, and in no time I had a problem with it. A good news for today’s run is that I do not stop at any time to take a few steps, and that’s Amazing!

Note: Today I finally pass to orange level on my Nike + running app.

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(This image is a edited screenshot from my Nike + running profile)

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C.P.

June 22, 2013. I feel tired during the run.

Hi!

Today I think not was my day. When I start running it feel good then when I hit de 1.00mile, the air feels different, my breath was hard and I start to have ribs pain. So I walk for a little bit… I continue with my run but my pace was very slow, like I feel I was walking I don’t know. Was a wierd event today with my run. Also my legs ached but it was something that could withstand. I was feeling very tired.

I feel like instead of progressing, i’m going backward.

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C.P.