When it comes to getting in shape in time for summer, the struggle is definitely real.
Owning Shit. I don’t like to own anything. I feel like they hold me down. I want to be like a kite, with only a strong arm and a pair of feet that love me to hold me to the Earth.
Maybe you’re running for weight loss, for runner’s high, or just for the pure exhilarating freedom running induces. Whatever your reason, you’ve probably hit a point where you thought running is “simple, but not easy”.
I may not have transcended my craving for distraction, exactly, but I certainly became aware of it. And in doing so I began to conquer it.
We all have those moments, especially on the longer runs, where every cell in our body is urging us to stop.
When you’ve had a bad day at work, it can be incredibly easy to lose grip of your motivation and think “I’ll just go home instead,” causing you to neglect your routine and fall off track towards achieving your goals. But having someone by your side can help you power through even the hardest of workout schedules.
Running became the one thing in a long time that had nothing to do with how much I weighed, how many calories I could burn, or how many inches I could shave off my frame.
Instead of dieting so hard this week, train yourself to make a better choice with come to foods. Instead of benching 250 pounds, make a plan to increase small weights every week and never miss any session. Rather aiming to achieve the one big hit, focus on building habit and progress in a slow pace.
Sometimes no amount of discipline can influence a body. Sometimes discipline is just an excuse to punish ourselves: I will make my muscles ache and my lungs scream for air, because I am not yet a good enough version of myself.
I was growing up still so my body was changing and filling out a little. But I was furious. I didn’t understand how I could be trying so hard to lose weight while actually watching myself get bigger.