Sunday, February 5, 2012

Fitness and Motivation

Just a short post tonight.  I managed to do a reasonable amount of exercise this week - a couple of cycles on the exercise bike, a 3km run on Wednesday on the esplanade with the family, a good 5km run yesterday more or less matching my own record time! and tonight I'm going to do my Spartacus weights circuit workout.

Finally I feel like my nose and head have cleared.  After losing my voice in the first few days of 2012 - I've been blocked up ever since - trying exercising through it, medicine to try and clear it, and rest.  Time seemed to be the only thing that worked and yesterday and today I finally feel clear again!

So this week coming I'm going to get back to exercising every day.
When I matched my 5km run best time yesterday I realised that I haven't come very far over the last year fitness wise.  I've kept up my exercise but am no faster in my running - so I think really I've  just been maintaining a good level of fitness.

Since this year I want to improve my fitness, I've decided that I need to step things up, so will make a concerted effort to push a little harder and further than usual on my regular runs and cycles.

As far as keeping motivated goes. I listened to one of my Anthony Robbins CDs when I cycled this week - and it really pumped me up. So I'm going to try to listen to some of his CDs twice this week to keep up my motivation levels! 

 I also found one day when I wasn't going to exercise - simply speaking to a friend who was going to workout herself, gave me the push I needed.  So I'm also going to make a concerted effort to chat to friends who motivate me this week!

How has your week been? Have you been motivated and achieved what you wanted?


  1. I need that push~ I went to the YMCA twice this week...and flaked the rest! I would like to be able to finish a 5K...I've really let the stress of this past three years get to me and I've gone totally to pot! I sooo needed this post! Thanks, Jillie...

  2. Way to go with the workout out..woohoo!! Lots of running for you - amazing! :)
    I slacked a lot in January. I finally started getting back into it...just yesterday. lol. Better than nothing ;)
    Thanks for the reminder that I need to keep on going!

    <3-Cami from First Day of My Life


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