After I took part in a Turkey Trot this past Thanksgiving I got turned on by wearing a bib and having a timer on me. I'm not a runner (maybe someday) but I look for events such as 5k, 10k or other events that also encourage walkers. It makes me keep moving forward.
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Sign up for a race or fun run/walk to stay on target
An event on the calendar helps keeps eyes on the prize. Pick an event in the future that is a challenge, but doable. Find a training plan and sign up for the event. The money typically goes to a good cause and because you have skin ($$) in the game, you are more likely to complete your mission.
When you are done, celebrate, then find the next event to shoot for. 363
I find a sport (basketball) and / or class (kickboxing). Advantages over the gym... -team mates counting on you to be there (forfeit) -meet new people who are also healthy -potential for life long sport friends -connections for fun sport events word of month (obstacle runs) you can do together -feels great to be part of a group - Pick somthing FUN and it wont feel like ur heading to a workout...more a fun social event. -stress reliever
If its not fun sign up for somthing else there are a ton of options out there...find some that are fun for you.
Part of not getting down and staying positive is your mindset. By seeing yourself in the future in a positive light, you can put your plan into action. PLAN ON: being healthy and being OK with ups & downs. Instead of setting goal for a certain event (like 40 pounds in 2 months), concentrate your efforts on feeling good for that event instead. By creating a healthy lifestyle for yourself, you might not just feel good but look good to!
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