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Motivate Me - how do you do it?


Saturday, September 24, 2011

cityzozo...I am grateful you asked this coz it helped me figure out my process & I plan to apply this to my ART practice...so here it is! I felt I could blog this...

1. A passion that keeps me interested, the fitness and body shape is a natural by product of my passion.
For me, I discovered running at the end of 2009. Never ran much before then.

2. Create a goal around that passion.
First I wanted to run a 5 km, now I want to run a 10 km.

3. Mini goals that are tracked and, most importantly, rewarded along the way...So I schedule x 3 runs a week ( 1long, 1 short, 1 mix).
This also gets my running partner very happy...(scout)

4. Did I say rewards? Hmmm- I got that covered for my 10 km race- a weekend away in a gorgeous natural place, son staying w his uncle n aunt (see .5) but don't forget weekly or monthly rewards too (I have to schedule mine or I forget!). See Mojo_risin has an awesome calendar w collage, stars & notes to inspire-I am so happy to see that idea for tracking my rewards!
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5. Community: Letting others in on your goals allows them to encourage, support or be inspired by your AWESOME Fierceness at taking on something for YOU! That means Spark friends & teams, my family and a few friends.

6. Fueling my goal. I can't run without proper nutrition in my body, I just run out of energy. Same for thirst. It took a fair bit of practice but drinking water is a habit now, our whole family carries steel water bottles everywhere and for Christmas my partners family gave us an awesome benchtop filter! (see .5)

I am also very into yoga but find I work best in a class situation, I'm not very good at yoga but been at it for years. Wish I could feel good enough to get a teaching qualification in it though.
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JUSTDUCKY1405 10/3/2011 12:43PM

    Facebook check-in status challenges are keeping me going lately!

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LIBBYFITZ 9/30/2011 8:58AM

    I love yoga as well. Just feel so good after it.

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SM-ARTGIRL 9/26/2011 7:51AM

    Omg!! Blaize, Liz: this yoga teaching thing is really whispering to me even though I trully am appallingly bad at yoga, I love it and I hear what you are saying about learning from people of different capacity.
So I am going to look into qualifications- spark goals way- one step at a time!
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INSPIREBYNATURE 9/25/2011 11:57AM

    Ooh yes!!!! Be a teacher! That would be amazing! you are so beautiful

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ESBELL 9/25/2011 10:12AM

    I say go for the teacher certification in yoga. I have learned so much from instructors who weren't the traditional bend-like-you-have-rubber-hoses-for
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ANDYLIN90 9/25/2011 2:32AM

    Excellent blog and I enjoyed reading it and certainly agree. I would add kill the negative self talk. It's very hard to be motivated when one is beating themselves up for less than perfection.

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ME_HERE_NOW 9/25/2011 1:33AM

    hey girl, i love it, you cannot sustain a lifestyle unless you are truly enjoying it, doing what works for you, and consistently challenging yourself. you have to take advantage of the resources around you and be your own biggest cheerleader, you are in the driver's seat, i am excited to see where you take us!

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SM-ARTGIRL 9/25/2011 12:35AM

    Yes! That is a good suggestion! Thank you!
Pimp My (p)ride; Done Girls; Artists & runners ; vegetarians & veggie growers ummm ya know - it is the individuals in every team that ROCK my world.
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PEPIPOI 9/25/2011 12:08AM

    Sounds like you got nearly everything covered. Looks like you haven't got your teams in there with the members who can help and support you. Maybe just add them to your list. You will achieve all that you want because you have the passion to do it. Well done and congrats on all you do.

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