Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Finding Motivation

Hey, how YOU doing? I am doing better today then yesterday that is for sure. It was a No Good Monday. Tuesday is looking better and I am trying to find inspiration for my exercise. Lately, I have been working out at home and not going to any gym. I think I need to switch it up and that might help the motivation.
You know what else always helps me? New workout gear.
I love my sparkley Nike Shocks.

You would think I would be motivated when I make poor decisions regarding food however, it seems like I tend to get down on myself MORE for that and then it makes me NOT want to work out. Make sense? Not really. However when I am making good decisions, I feel like I am on the right track and therefore I am more motivated. Complicated, no?

Music is a great motivation for me, I like loud music and I like beats to be fast so I can get my cardio on and sweat it out. Here is a playlist I made last year for my workouts
1. Toca Me - Fragma
2.Bulletproof - La Roux
3. Imma Be - Black Eyed Peas
4. Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger - Daft Punk
5. Unstoppable - Drake
6.Fergalicious - Fergie
7. Summer Love - Justin Timberlake
8. Backstabber - Ke$ha
9. Starstruck - Lady GaGa
10. LaLaLa - LMFAO
11. Feeling So Real - Moby
12.Let Your Love Grow Tall - Passion Pit
13. Funhouse - Pink
14. Rude Boy - Rihanna
15. FMLYHM - Seether
16. Joker and the Theif - Wolfmother
17. Kerosene - Miranda Lambert
18. 3 - Britney Spears
19. Place for my Head - Linkin Park
20. Viva La White Girl - Gym Class Heros

A widespread collection but all upbeat and fun songs to keep me motivated during a workout :)
I saw a few of the 30 day Challenges around the bloggie world and I decided that I would also partake in this fun challenge...

Day 0: The 30 Day Challenge Explanation and Description



Day 1: Introduce, recent picture of yourself, 15 interesting facts
Day 2: Meaning behind your blog name
Day 3: Your first love
Day 4: Your parents
Day 5: A song to match your mood
Day 6: A picture of something that makes you happy
Day 7: Favorite movies
Day 8: A place you’ve traveled to
Day 9: A favorite picture of your best friend
Day 10: Something you’re afraid of
Day 11: Favorite tv shows
Day 12: Something you don’t leave the house without
Day 13: Goals
Day 14: A picture of you last year – how have you changed?
Day 15: Bible verse
Day 16: Dream house
Day 17: Something you’re looking forward to
Day 18: Favorite Place to Eat
Day 19: Something you miss
Day 20: Nicknames
Day 21: Favorite Picture of yourself ALL TIME Why?
Day 22: What’s in your purse?
Day 23: Favorite Movie
Day 24: Something you’ve learned
Day 25: Put your iPod on shuffle, first 10 songs
Day 26: Your Dream Wedding
Day 27: Original Photo of the city you live in
Day 28: Something that stresses you out
Day 29: 3 Wishes
Day 30: a picture of yourself this day and 5 good things that happened since you started the challenge

I think this will keep things interesting on the blog and let me open up a little bit more... I will try to post each and everyday with these fun little interesting posts.

I am trying to tone up my abs, lower body and arms for the summer. I increased my weights from the 5lbs to 8lbs and hope this really helps and so far so good as 8lbs is not easy!!!!

I hope to have these babies toned up in no time...I know it will take hard work and dedication, but it will all be worth it in the end.

Lots of sweaty workouts..

Post workout picture

Lots of willpower for indulgences...

But still allowing myself some from time to time ;)

What do you do for motivation on days where you just don't feel like exercising?

Nichole

5 comments:

  1. go you for posting a post workout pic! i am always too afraid i will scare people off! love it!

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  2. I figured why the heck not?? hahaa

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  3. I buy new workout clothes too! Did you make those nikes on the website or did you buy them somewhere? They are so pretty!! haha
    I have to go to the gym too...workouts at home just aren't as good!
    and by the way - your eating healthy/working out theory is exactly the way i am. if i don't workout i take it as a complete cheat day - need to stop that!!

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  4. I bought those shoes at Lady Foot Locker :)

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  5. This abdominal exercise is easy just lie on the back with the legs in the air and put your hands underneath the head. When you do exercises for your core, you strengthen all the muscles in a way that keeps them working together.

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