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?


Thanks for visiting:

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!

 


Thanks for visiting!

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!

Thanks for visiting!

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!


Thanks for visiting!

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<<


Thanks for visiting!

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.

 


Thanks for visiting!

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?

 


Thanks for visiting!

C.P.

“Have the determination to complete your goals”

 

 

 

 

A little bit farther

Hi!…

(short)

Today I decided to ran a little more than the others days. I feel proud, I just stop once to cross the street. It was a little bit 0.72mi. in a good pace. During the run I felt so light, free and grateful. Light in the way that I breath that air that makes me feel alive and free spirit. Grateful that this day was a good day, that I enjoy every moment of it.

A good word for today is Determination: because I’m very clear to what I want in my life. Because I’m not a quiter. Because I have a goal, a passion and the courage to do what I wish for. Because I know that I’m capable to do it.

**This week  is going to be hard to run so I’m planning in do some cardio at home.

(If you have some recommendation/suggestions let me know in the comments)

 


Thanks for visiting!

C.P.

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!


Thanks

C.P.

I’m not running anymore! (raw)

Hi…

This post is going to be RAW and REAL/ Unedited

I just want to write a little bit about what is happening to me. You know I keep this blog as my journey for running and more stuff. But I haven’t post anything is so long. Also I’m tired of making excuses every post I made about why I’m not running but I wanted to keep it real, this is my real life. Btw… sorry for the dramatic tittle…

Let start!

I movedto this new state here in United States that so far so good. It was a little bit of the stuggle to keep motivated for me and there is many reason that I prefer to keep private but that is not a big deal for me. I’m not putting my problems first, I’m going to put myself first. Yep maybe sound or in this case read a little bit selfish, but if I don’t do it for me how then?

I have gained so much weight since I have the baby that now I’m in my heaviest. (Something that I’m not proud to write) but as I told you I’m going to keep it real. I have try many time to running again since I had my baby girl, but I don’t know Why is so hard to keep going with the motivation, time manage, the house, the baby, the husband. and some people said the house mom is not a work. I work more than 12 hours a day sometimes even more. but let that be another post. I’m not here write about this. I feel like I’m wtiting with someone. It feel so good to have a little time to express myself right now.

Recently I went to my husband work Christmas party. They took family pictures and then print it so we can keep the memory. It was good and fine to me. But there is when I realize I don’t feel comfortable with me, with my skin. I saw the photo, make up on point, good election of clothes, hair on point, even the pose. And there came the but, But my body is not the same, is not what I want. I know that I will never go back to the pre pregnacy weight but DAMN this what a reality check even my family notice. I don’t really care what other think but I knew this is not what I want to look like. Not for somebody, is for me. I always been very activate in sports and I love it but when you lack some motivation is bad you make excuses, a lot of the time to avoid reality.

So the title I’m not running anymore is not forever, but for know I might be concentrating myself to a better diet, eating healthy and doing someting with no so much impact that I might end quiting. Because I know it as a fact.

So this is Raw here:

I have a kidney problems the doctor don’t recommend to drink soda . So I quit drinking soda in 2012 but recently I have been like a crazy craving soda woman, And this is bad fo me. I know it but sometimes I’m not that strong. There is my first Goal. No more soda.

I have a hypothyroidism. Thyroid problem since 2010. I have to keep taking medication and also mantin a diet because this cause a hormonal thing that happen to me with this condition is making me gained wait. Also I’m taking birth control pill that add to my issue too. ( I try to change but the other methods doesn’t work for me). So there is my second Goal Keep taking my medications and have a better diet.

I need to change they way I have been taking care of myself.

I also want to start making exercises 2 to 3 days at week. Something with low impact. ( if you had any recommendation please leave it down in the comment section.)

Thanks for visiting

PS: Sorry for the long post about me but this is real. Also sorry for the grammatic errors or sentence organization. English is not my first language. I also used the blog to practice my writing skills and my husband is not home for helping me with it. so there you have it!

C.P.

Let’s go back in shape!

Current weight 215  pounds Goal for this year 190 or less.