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Runkeeper and more changes

Thursday, January 24, 2013

So, GOODGETNBETR turned me on to this app called RunKeeper (I have it on my android, but you can use through a computer, too), and it has all kinds of training programs and tools to keep track of your runs. I love it! I am currently training with it for a marathon.

My new years goal was to make just one change: to take my vitamins every day. That one change has had a domino effect. It's funny how something so small can make you become more organized and in charge of your health routine. So, my new "goal" is to add two positive "Micro" changes every month. And I really mean small changes. I have a bit of a jump start on February, but my two changes are:
(1) rinsing with mouthwash when I brush my teeth, and
(2) listening to at least one "fight song" every morning while I get ready for work.

The "fight song" is really just whatever I have on my music playlist that will get me energized for the work day. Ever since I started a job that requires a substantial commute (sometimes 1.5 hours each way), I haven't wanted to get up and out of bed at all, much less enthusiastically. For the past few days, I've gotten up and danced to about 5 minutes of songs before getting to my routine (or honestly, WHILE I'm doing my morning routine). The change is making a significant impact on my mood and focus for the rest of the day. Cool, huh?

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GOODGETNBETR 1/27/2013 11:04PM

    1 and half hours! You're a trooper. Thanks for the shout out and yes you can use GymPact with a treadmill as long as it's at an approved gym. But since you have Runkeeper you could always go for a walk outside instead. Not fun in these temps but I'll do what I need to earn vs lose. emoticon with the marathon and training.

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REMEMBER2BME 1/25/2013 3:22PM

    Killer blog! I love it. It is amazing how small changes can snowball huh?!? Great job. I am now commuting as well. I love your fight song plan. Keep up the great work!

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NATPLUMMER 1/25/2013 11:11AM

    I really like RunKeeper...I use it for when we ride bikes outside, too :-)
Yay for microchanges!!!

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WORTHEYMOM 1/25/2013 9:42AM

    Awesome! those changes add up over time! Keep up the great work!

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MOORE2015 1/24/2013 8:19PM

    very cool!!!

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STILLHERE1111 1/24/2013 7:36PM

    Small changes become habits after 21 days, so this is a fantastic plan. Adding new changes every month, and after a year huge differences will be seen.

Great plan, you will succeed, and inspire others.
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