Wednesday, March 14, 2012


Waking up to be slightly sore from lifting yesterday was discouraging to keep exercising but knew I should look for a different activity. I missed a great day out yesterday so I wanted a chance to get out and enjoy the nice weather today while going on a jog across campus. Before I took off I warmed up my muscles by stretching to decrease the chance of a muscle cramp. While jogging a feeling of tiredness was overwhelmed by the nice weather and music blasting through my ear buds to keep me going. Immediately after the jog exhaustion hit but was short lived with feeling refreshed after stretching and cooling down. I choose to go on a jog to let my upper body rest from yesterdays work out. Rest is important for your muscles to recover so alternating between different physical activity's allows you to work different muscles groups while still being active daily. I'm looking for more ways to motivate myself, so I want to know what helps motivate you to stay physically active?


  1. I have to constantly remind myself how much better I feel after exercising, but it's still a struggle some days not to fall into old habits. Guilt is good motivator for me, though not the best sort - I know that if I don't follow through with plans to exercise, I'll feel guilty, and who likes that kind of guilt?

  2. That is a great motivator that never crossed my mind. If I realize I'm doing less than my personal best while working out, I could be able to use your technique.