Believe in Yourself
No one gets in your way more than you do. Self-doubt is the killer of dreams, goals and motivation. I picked the photo for this blog with one thing in mind… how doubting myself while climbing that almost ruined a race for me. Iâ€™m terrified of heights, which makes obstacle course racing that much more interesting.
Finding a Workout You Love
Letâ€™s face it, finding a workout you love to do and sticking with it is hard. I urge everyone to start slow and do something comfortable. If you love dancing, there are many dance workouts you can do either at home or in a gym. Also, donâ€™t let one bad workout keep you from continuing your health and wellness journey. What do Imean? Ok, you tried running and hated it. Donâ€™t stop your journey–just pick
something else to try. I personally love to switch things up and find many different types or workouts enjoyable. Here are a list of workouts I love and why! If anything strikes your fancy, TRY IT. It never hurts to try.
If you donâ€™t need it, get rid of it. If it doesnâ€™t serve you, let it go. This is easier said than done, but itâ€™s also vital in living a balanced life. I believe that things that donâ€™t serve you build up into negative energy over time. This goes for things and people. Thereâ€™s a reason you feel good after youâ€™ve cleaned up clutter… itâ€™s a form of cleansing. Itâ€™s also a good practice to sit down and thing of how to purge every so often. Are you building up a lot of â€œthingsâ€ that you donâ€™t necessarily need? Are you not putting your belongings away? Do you have people in your life that donâ€™t make you feel good?
Book of Intentions
A Book of Intentions, not to be confused with the Book of Shadows from Charmed, may help you unlock your mind and start living to the fullest. You could call it a diary or a journal, but what I like about calling it a â€œBook of Intentionsâ€ is you can literally write down your future. This is a book for you to jot down all of your goals and wildest dreams. Itâ€™s also a place for you to write down daily feelings of gratitude and affirmations. Iâ€™m a firm believer in if you write it down, you will bring it to fruition.
Find Your Stride
I donâ€™t think there is anyone thatâ€™s in the middle when it comes to running. You either love it or hate it. I was one of those ones that hated it. Sure, there are some naturally great runners, but I think most people have to work for it. Running the mile in high school was always the worst day of my life. I wasnâ€™t fast, I couldnâ€™t breathe and I was always in pain afterwards. I was the student that got an â€œAâ€ for effort and an â€œFâ€ for time. I didnâ€™t understand how people could breathe through the running. How are you that fast? Donâ€™t you feel like dying? Am I that out of shape? Granted, I was always a little chubby growing up and didnâ€™t play sports, but I was in the Marching Band; played piccolo. Clearly, I had good lung capacity.