People sometimes find it hard to believe but I DONT enjoy jogging! I do it every once in a while to switch things up (so important) but I've NEVER done a 5K race, triathlon, or Tough Mudder! Have not really interested me. But my doctor told me to push it a bit and it was time to see what I could do.
I decided I would take it slow and not focus on speed - my goal just was to keep it moving. When I got tired, I would power walk. So I had a plan and it was time to execute. But since I don't love jogging, I decided to take my music with me cause music makes me happy! I hit the streets at 5:30 and at first it was tough because I was focusing on the fact that I didn't want to do it! But then I reminded myself to focus on the music and my perspective changed.
I stopped focusing on pure jogging and threw in some random stuff - skipping to the beat, stutter steps, punches, and even some good ol' Insanity moves to the beat. I started focusing on having fun, being playful and it made a world of difference. Now I am sure anyone that happened to see me thought I was crazy but who cares?!!! This was MY time and MY workout.
Whatever workout you do, make it YOURS. It's ok if you don't do exactly what they do on the DVD (although you do need to watch form) and you don't need to do exactly what the others are doing in your gym class or running group. Compile a playlist that is both motivating and fun. DO YOU!
Live in that moment and watch working out become 10X more enjoyable!!!
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40-something who loves food, fitness, and fun!