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.

JUNE wishlist 2017

Hi!

June is my birthday month and I will add more to my goals because I’m planning to gave all of me to make it happen. Right now I’m persuing my dreams to conquer what I want. I will not let nothing win over me.


JUNE Fitness wishlist 2017

Run more miles

Walk trails

More days active

Add more Kickboxing days

Include more  jumping rope


Reminder:

Drink more water

Eat more healthy snacks/food

Avoid junk food


 

Question: Do you have a goal to achieve this June 2017?

Let me know down in the comments area!

 


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C.P.

May Running Recap 2017

Hi!

May month of belive in your dreams.

This month was a amazing month. I was so determinated in conquer my dreams and I made it happen. It feels so good to accomplish your goals. This month was one of the most active I had been in over a year. I’m looking forward for JUNE my birthday month.

Believe in your dreams nothing is impossible. Go for it. Sometimes you need to explore more out of your comfort zone. Be brave and don’t quit.

Today the last day of the month I ran 1.00mi not stopping .I challenge myself in this run and It felt so good. I push myself to achive this milestone. Affirmation: I know I can do it! 

RECAP

-Total of 7 Runs

-Runs in Distance: 5.46mi

I know is not that much in miles but for me is a amazing accomplishment.

-Kickboxing: 5 days of training

-Jumping Rope: 3 days

-18 of 31 days active

This Include:

  • Running
  • Walking
  • Dance
  • Kickboxing
  • Jumping Rope
  • Push-ups
  • Squats
  • Abs

Time active this months:  Around 7.4 hours  (The Runs are not included)

Question of the post: What is your favorite exercise?

Tomorrow I wil post My June Wishlist stay tune!

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C.P.

When no body understand why you run!

Hi!

Here some words that I want to express and internally work within my soul.

When no body understand why you run!

They don’t understand why I love running.

What run did and do for me.

Running is my passion.

Running is my distraction.

Running is my peaceful place.

Running is my alone time.

Running is Me.

Running is more than a run for me.

Running is my motivation to keep going strong and achieve what I want in life.

Right now, running  is just that.

Running is something hard to explain to others. Thing that you need to start avoiding if “others” don’t come with positive thoughts about this topic from now on. (note  to myself )

Running is something that if you not experience for yourself, you will never know how it make you feel.

I’m running because I can prove myself that I’m good enough to set a goal and make it happen.

Running makes me a person who is determined to accomplish an objective.

Yes, just a word and an action with three letters RUN.

 

Hi! I’m Catherine Press and I run for myself. 

Shout out to :

https://healthyrunning.blog/ (Thanks for that post: A little Personal)

Also to:

Amanda https://my26point2journey.com/ (Thanks for your last post: TONIGHT I RAN…)

Both of you inspire me for this post. To open my mind and see that I’m not alone. Thanks!


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C.P.

No Rest Day

Hi!

Today was my rest day. During the day I was reading a post from another blogger that I follow. It end up inspire me to workout today. That person Anita write about that she did a full body workout. I felt like “damn girl nice workout”. Now I want to do something. There is the inspiration that give me the motivation to do something and workout. Make time when you don’t have time. Workout if you want, So that’s what I did. Thanks Anita!

Here is her post>> Full Body Workout <<


This a resume about that workout.

I did the Shake-up workout from Darebee.com Level 1

Total of:

  • 180 Jumping Jacks
  • 36 Side to side lunges each leg
  • 60 Legs raise each leg
  • 60 Knee to elbows each leg
  • 60 Step side jacks

and

10 Push-ups.

It felt So good!!

>>Better sore than Sorry<<


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C.P.

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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C.P.

“Have the determination to complete your goals”