This week’s Tuesday Topic is: How did you get back on the fitness wagon? You can write about this topic or feel free to post any running related blog post. Remember to link up with Kim and Zenaida! Visit at least two of the other linked posts – the more the merrier! Remember to come back for later linkers!
It is tough to be motivated at a time when there are no races. There have been a few but not to the extend of how it was before. During the first couple of months of the year I was not motivated to run or workout. In late April I got a coach and it has been one of the best decisions I’ve made this year. To me now is the perfect time to get fit and train for next year.
Here are some tips that have helped me get back into a fitness routine:
I have a few goals for next year. Well, my goals were for this year but, well, we know what happened. I am seeing many improvements in my running and it gets me excited for when we start racing again. Many times I feel like it is too good to be true.
Rely on support from others
YOU all inspire me. We’re all going through a rough time right now but yet I know I can count on you for support and guidance. Your posts make me smile and let me know that things will be OK. We will get through all of this. I love reading about your tips, new workout classes, and new gear to try out. <<I trust you more than any other influencer out there. 🙂
Make it fun
I’ve always made a point by saying that running should be fun. NO pressure. It is not our job, just a hobby. Right now for me it is a way to start off the day. I enjoy the solitude and the silence to clear my head. Also, it doesn’t have to be just running. I love reading about Kim’s Orangetheory workouts, Deborah’s Peloton classes, Darlene’s trail walking, and Wendy’s Crossfit/strength workouts, etc. The common theme is that they’re all making it fun.
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Although a training plan, as well as the guidance of a coach, can give us structure…I’m all about the fun aspect 😉
Exactly! Why do it if it isn’t fun? 🙂
100%…fitness = fun. If it doesn’t then you’re doing it wrong.
Setting goals is so important. I try to set goals every month to keep me on track.
Monthly goals are also motivating. Right now I am just focusing on my mileage but I should also make other non running related goals.
I agree – support from others can make a big difference. I love reading all these fitness blogs for the inspiration they provide. And fitness should be fun. It’s not a job for any of us!
Women supporting other women is the best!
it’s been great to see how fired up you’ve stayed this year, Zenaida! You’ve been through a lot these last few years, and right now teaching is beyond my comprehension, but you keep steady through everything.
Thanks, Judy. I appreciate all of your support, encouragement, and advice. I’ve had my bad moments but also many great moments.
Sorry last week was another rough week!
I think that having a coach in the past has really helped with motivation! Now that I’m not training for anything I think that making it fun and enjoying being active for the sake of being active is really important right now!
For me, it is all about enjoying my workouts. I have to like them and look forward to them. Glad you have found a way to motivate yourself more lately
I love seeing how much you enjoy your workouts!!