Hi girls, hope October is treating you fabulous thus far! In my last post I touched on becoming motivated to workout by going outside and using the fall weather to your advantage. In Austin the weather is around 80 degrees so it is easier for me to wake up and immediately head outside for some sort of outdoor activity. For those in warmer cities, try going out around dawn or dusk to escape the heat. For those living in colder cities, exercising midday should be the warmest, but don’t forget sunscreen!
Here’s the recap from the video:
What I like to do most to enjoy the weather is go for a casual run around my neighborhood/an Austin trail/on campus. UT is huge, so it’s easy for me to log a lot of distance when I run on campus. As I said in my video, running around my neighborhood motivates me to keep going even when I am feeling that “running pain.” Seeing cars drive past me keeps me on track because it feels like I’ve got an audience, even if only for the three seconds it takes per car to pass. My favorite places to run are on trails around the city’s Greenbelt. Most trails in Austin are near lakes and surrounded by trees and wildlife. It’s a very relaxing way to run (that sounds strange, doesn’t it? Who would have thought running could be relaxing? It can!).
My recommendation is for you to start off running or walking outside for at least 30 minutes. It’s a wonderful way to relax for a bit and clear your mind from the stresses of school. We’ve all got hectic college schedules, but for myself, I will set a goal to run twice a week outside. How many times will you head outside and walk or run this week? Set your goal now and pencil your run/walk time into your planner, that way you will make time to do it.
I am aware that everyone reading is on different fitness levels, so I will blog about what I do for myself and you can modify the workouts/anything else I discuss at your discretion and to what is best and doable for you. That said, let’s get started on today’s entry!
I’ve got some questions for you ladies. I want you to really take time and think about your answers to them because they will help you self-motivate yourself in the long run.
These are my answers to these questions:
Note to self: It’s great to exercise often, but make sure you are eating healthy to be in the best shape possible! No, I am not a nutritionist, but I can tell you that incorporating more fruits, veggies and protein into your diet will make you feel a lot better, especially if paired with exercise.
Recap: It’s great to use small motivational tips (such as watching old Britney music vids) but it’s important to have a deeper motivational foundation in mind (i.e. your long-term goal). Take some time today to think about what you want for you regarding fitness!
I’ll close with this: My friends and I like to shout “WORK WORK WORK!” when trying to motivate each other. We say it quick and one word right after the next, so it sounds quite ridiculous and funny. Since you ladies are trusting in me to help motivate you, I will trust in you to use this little phrase as you please. Check out future videos for reference on how exactly to say it.
Stay tuned for my next post. I’ll be discussing more great ways to help you become self-motivated!
Work work work,
PS. Did you notice the cute shoes I’m sporting in the pictures? They say “Train like a girl” on the inside, so adorable!! Can’t wait to train in those!
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