Thursday, August 05, 2010

Your Help Is Needed....

Dear Bloggy Friends,

I need your help! Today, I am feeling really great! I have been back on my exercise routine for the last four days ***I know, I know - four days, that's it!! but, that's a great accomplishment for this blogger*** consistently and for me that's one heck of a feat. With work, life, and everything else, it remains increasingly hard to consistently make time for myself to hit the gym.

My goal is that I will continue doing my gym routine regularly, and of course it will get better and fall into place. My exercise of choice is running. I love to run, except running is not like any other sport. It takes conditioning, control and endurance to run for miles. These things all contrary to "not" running consistently. When I stop running for weeks, let alone months, it's as if I am back at square one! My sister wants us to run a half a marathon in October and I fully intend to do so.

So, this is why I need your help! What secrets/ strategies/motivators do you use to stay the course? I would love to hear your thoughts!


  1. I am currently on a 30 day program of working out, so thats really the only thing keeping me on track... knowing it will end someday :)


  2. Kiki, I ran the Rodeo Fun Run and the Heights fun run and thats only 3 miles.
    Run on your toes and switch it up and run on your full foot, it helps. If you do one of them too much your feet, ankles will hurt.
    Run with an ipod with some good music that motivates you. And friends, if your friends are running with you thats always a good motivation.
    I don't think I can run a half marathon or whole, only because my ankles cant take it.
    But you GO GIRL!

  3. I dont run my Balazs does....but I swim daily and on the beginning I had to promise myself stuff like a cupcake after a whole hour of swimming...hahahha...really!!! and now it just comes naturaly....One this I have to do is to swim on the later in the day I dont have to think about it anymore:)

    Good luck darling...I bet you can do it!!!!


    Ps: thanks so much for taking part in my GIVEAWAY!!!

  4. make some weekly goals. take it day by day. I would also throw in some stairs, and resistance training to help build your muscles. but good luck lady! your going to be great :) keep us posted on your running adventure :)

  5. one of my friends got into marathons - and she started by being accountable by always putting her progress on facebook - sorta like if she didn't say how many miles she ran - then people would get on her case - so it motivated her ..

  6. I think writing your goals down is huge. Put it somewhere where you and whoever else is in your house can see it. Sticky notes are great because you can stick them anywhere - on a mirror, on the fridge, on your bedside table - anywhere where you will see it daily and it will get you motivated to get out there. Good luck Kiki!

  7. I love writing down my workout schedule in my calendar. That way it's part of my daily routine for the week.

  8. Set a goal and it sounds like you already have one( re getting ready for the marathon). Your sister could also become your running partner and you could feed off/support each other.

  9. I'm terrible so I'll be reading what everyone else has to say! good luck!

  10. Good for you! I force myself to get up during the week at 4:30am to go to yoga before work. On the weekends, I go for long runs right when I wake up to get them out of the way and move on with my day. I've gotten to the point where I love exercising because of how it makes me feel. Good luck!


  11. I LOVE running! I'm not sure what keeps me on track...I have been really consistent the last few months and am up to 6 miles every other day - I think what keeps me going is that I don't want to lose the momentum! Like you said, if you don't run for even a few days, I feel like I lose all the hard work, it's horrible! Also, I keep my running play lists exciting, that always helps. Buying a new pair of running shorts or shoes or even a shirt helps too, haha

  12. Oh, man, it is really hard! I also run daily, and it is soooo hard to get up. I get motivated in the short term thinking about how good a shower is going to feel post-run. And long term, I think about how much better I'll feel all day long, it's worth it! XO!

  13. I stick to Jillian Michaels and Pilates like peanut butter sticks to bread. I think if you just keep at it, it will become a habit. Do it even when you don't want to because the reward upon completion of each day you do will outweigh the opposite.

    Did you know it takes 30 days of doing something consistently for it to become a habit? Just knowing that kept me motivated initially.

    A new pair of shoes doesn't hurt either.

    Try Pilates...amazing in between workout.


  14. I am no runner but I love riding my bike. It's a chance to mix up the routine that helps me stay motivated. Not sure why, but it does.

  15. Wow. I am inspired. You can SO do it! Keep working on it!

  16. I usually work out with some friends, they help push me when I feel like giving up and vice versa. Also I try and imagine how much better I will feel and look if I actually stick with it-though at times it can be hard. Try Zumba, it's a lot of fun and gives you a change of routine as well. Good Luck I know you can do it.

  17. I'm a runner and USED to work out like I breathed in air. I stopped for a long time and just started running again. I have never done a marathon...but it's on my bucket list! My motivation has gone from looks to health. Since having children, I want to live long and see them make healthy choices as well. Every now and then, I'll see a photo of my figure of old and it gives a little motivation as well ;)

  18. You guys are AMAZING!!! Thanks so much for the encouragement and the great tips! I am so going to keep you up to speed as I go along!!! I am very glad I mentioned it to you, so now I have to hold myself accountable - yikes...

    XOXO Bloggy Friends!

  19. I ran my first marathon last year and am planning on running a half marathon this year too! I try to stay motivated but writing on my calender what days I'm going to train and also keeping a print out of my registration confirmation to keep sight on the end goal. Also getting new cute workout clothes always puts me in the mood to go for a run. :)

    Good luck!


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