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Motivation, new goals, new playlist

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Do you ever feel like you're constantly fine tuning this whole healthy living thing? :)

I've been looking for new sources of motivation, revisiting old ones to try them on again. Finally I decided to go back to simplicity. I came across an article with eight simple Pilates moves to try. What's funny is these exercises are some that I used to do in high school before the word "Pilates" was used in every day conversation (I find it amusing - not sad that I'm that old ;)

I did the exercises today and found I'm lacking some strength I used to have, but still have some nice definition from running/biking. Well, yay!! My Spark buddy Hillary (REEKU731) had a goal of doing a tripod head stand earlier this year and I was very impressed. I gave it a try today to test my ability and that's when I realized some work in the strength department is in order.

So goal #1 - Tripod Headstand

I'd also like to do a bridge up. Gave it a try. Uh-uh....not going to happen in the near future, but possibly in the far.

So goal #2 - Bridge Up

If you're reading this and think "Hey, I have a goal like that!" let me know. You can never have too many goals and I depend on my Spark friends to broaden my horizons!

Now the new playlist - These songs are a little faster. I originally created the list for running/biking but also found it's effective for just about anything (like mowing the lawn).

Distance - Christina Perri
A Praise Chorus - Jimmy Eat World
The Boys Of Summer - Don Henley
Lose Yourself - Eminem
Turning Japanese - The Vapors
Runaway - Linkin Park
The Middle - Jimmy Eat World
Leave Out All The Rest - Linkin Park
Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
Dog Days Are Over - Florence + The Machine
Pain - Jimmy Eat World
Kryptonite - 3 Doors Down
Lump - The Presidents Of The United States Of America
My Sharona - The Knack
I Ran (1982) - A Flock Of Seagulls
Break on Through - The Doors



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LOGOULD 12/11/2011 10:16PM

    Great goals!!! I love the idea abiout not making all about the scale! My winter goal (besides consistency with getting to the gym) will be to learn to cross country ski....and if I make it through the winter with a 120 day or better exercise streak, I'll look into a pair of cross country skis (used of course) as my reward.

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CHANGINGHORSES 12/6/2011 6:00PM

    New ideas and changing things up is a great way to keep motivated!
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