Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Try a Tri?

Even though i picked up doing fitness classes i still like to run.  I have also tried to fit in riding my bike and swimming because i want to train for a triathlon.  My uncle is really into this stuff and i went to see him complete in a iron man last summer and thought it was awesome and inspiring.  By the end of summer i hope to compete in a triathlon.  It's going to take a lot of hard work and determination his summer but i think i can do it! i am excited to prove myself!!!


Fight Club

Because i changed my schedule and am now doing more fitness classes i have found a new passion.  Kickboxing has to be the best way to get a good exercise.  It is stress relieving and makes your mind be at peace.  The class really teaches you how to fight and protect yourself if you would ever need too. It also makes you forget about everything else because you are so focused on your punches and form.  I have the best intructor and she has really motivated me to work hard at it.  I really hope this summer to try to get certified so i can become an instuctor.  I really wish i could become a fighter also...i know it would be a lot of work and don't know if would ever happen but would be a dream from true if it did. 

Change of Plans...

I decided that i was sick of always just running for my workouts.  So i recently got a membership to the YMCA so i can take fitness classes, use the pool and weight  room if i want.  I changed my schedule to fitness classes daily every week....

Monday- Sculpt and run

Tuesday- Step and bike

Wednesday- Sculpt and Kickboxing

Thursday- Swimming and Zumba

Friday- Run and Bike

Saturday- Bike/swim/run

Sunday- Rest day

This schedule has really motivated me and i cant workout almost every day!  Exercising as become apart of my life and is changing me for the better. 

Monday, April 7, 2014

Success and Failure

Success is the favorable or prosperous termination of attempts or endeavors; the accomplishment of one's goals.  I think everyone has been successful at everything they have attempted in life.  If you try something you are one step closer at succeeding than not trying at all.  One will succeed at things if they take the chance to try it and keep trying to reach their own success. 


Failure is nonperformance of something due, required, or expected.  I think everyone fails at things that they are too afraid to try.  One has to try something if they want success and not trying makes failure.  I think in the past things like my fears and self conscious thoughts have held me back into failure. My realization of my fears will guide me to be more determined to become successful.


At the beginning of my Genius Hour running I started out being successful and was motivated to run but that gradually changed when I made up excuses because of the weather.  I began to become a failure and didn't run at all.  Then I realized that I didn't like myself being a failure.  I realized that the excuses were only hurting me and I was better than that.  I think that I have become successful daily with my running and working out everyday (except rest day).  I hope that my hard work will help me reach the healthy body I am working for.  I have recently decided to attempt a 12 week plan of swimming and will keep up my running and biking to train for triathlon...we will see how it goes. 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Buddy or no buddy

That is the question. When we run is it easier to have someone with us or better to do it. Running with someone else is good because they distract you from the running and can help be a motivator to run faster and farther. It's sometimes nice to just to have someone with you and safer!  I use running as a way to relax and take a break from everything so sometimes it is nice to run by yourself and get to go at the pace that you want to.  It all comes down to ones personal opinion and how they are feeling before you run.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Ease into 5k App

I really like using the Ease into a 5k app because first i'ts free.  The app with yell out to you what you need to being doing at a certain time.  It shows you what you will be doing for the workout before you begin.  The app has the option for you to download your music to it so you are able to listen to your music but also hear the commands.  The app also comes with the option to keep a journal about how your runs went.  After each of the workouts it will report the miles along with the minutes to see if you are improving at all. Also has a calendar along with it to show you what days you have ran.  

Monday, February 3, 2014

It Needs to be Warm

This stupid winter weather is messing up the plan to run a 5k.  It just needs to get warmer so i can actually run outside.  I had to run on a treadmill which i hate.  I feel like it is harder to run on a treadmill but its probably no different than just running.  It was easier to run with the app though then just plain running with no plan.  I just hope i can stop having to run on the treadmill and it can just be warm.