Posts tagged motivation
Posts tagged motivation
TEAM FITNESS THURSDAY!!!
Sorry, just clearing my throat there.
Picture yourself setting up for a deadlift or waiting for the starting gun and all of a sudden the sound of Vinn Lombardo’s vocals shoots through your ears like a hot bullet straight into the part of your brain that says “GO!”
I dare you NOT to set a new personal best!
For Fitness Friday I want to put the spotlight on someone you may already know.
It seems like a fun challenge to try but it’s been done already. I think I’ll stick to trying to be the first person to run a sub two hour marathon.
As fun, satiating, and tasty as Mr. D’Amico’s challenge was I think running a marathon in under two hours is a great accomplishment as well.
TEAM FITNESS THURSDAY!!
Listen to the lyrics again.
Listen one more time.
Feel inspired? I do every time I hear this song. The lyrics speak to me directly and they should since they’re pretty clear and straight forward. No hidden meanings, no word play. Just a clear message of “the past is in the past, mistakes have been made but now is the time to set things right.”
This song actually inspired a tattoo design that I have yet to get but am very eager to get badged onto my skin.
It was written and performed by Building a Better Spaceship a group that I am sorry to say is no longer together. I can honestly say they are my favorite band of all time. They’re the first band I ever had any sort of connection with. I went to a lot of their shows on Hermosa Pier and Sunset blvd. in my younger days.
I added it to my workout playlist purely for inspiration. It gets me going, keeps me motivated and reminds me to keep pushing.
I haven’t come up with any cool and healthy recipes in a while so instead of Munchy Monday I want to make this Mentor Monday.
I’ve had a lot of mentors in my life and I try to find a new one everyday. I have more than one mentor because my life isn’t singular. I’m one of the biggest plurals you’ll ever meet. I’d probably go batshit crazy if I only knew one thing.
That said the people that I’m talking about today are my fitness mentors. I know them personally and I’ve gotten good advice from them as well as had good fun with them. This blog is afterall related to fitness so it’s only fitting that I mention my fitness mentors. So don’t feel bad if you don’t see your name here. I still look up to my sista Brandi Bates for literary knowledge and Robert Elway for all things gold related so don’t think I don’t love all y’all.
These are three of the fittest people I know. Fitness for them is a lifestyle. Marie a sexy cajun who’s run many events from ironmans to triatholons. Ace is a certified Tough Mudder and Tiger is the #1 personal trainer in L.A.’s Koreatown.
Hopefully at some point I’ll get to interview each of them for this blog.
Until then check out their websites, bodies of work, and follow them on Twitter. You won’t be sorry!
TEAM FITNESS THURSDAY!!!
Don’t let that video up there fool you. It’s the official video so I thought it only fitting I use it but just close your eyes and listen…
Feel that? That song goes deep. Feel the beat? Hear the strain in the vocals? I dare you not to get pumped up!
Honestly I prefer using that song for my indoor strength training workouts but it keeps me going while I’m out on the road as well.
TEAM FITNESS THURSDAY!!!
Another week gone by. Many miles ran, calories burned, inches gained and lost, and hopefully goals achieved.
Welcome to another installment of Team Fitness Thursday!
Trying to be the first person to do a sub two hour marathon is not an easy road traveled. I definitely need all the motivation and inspiration I can get.
This week’s song from the playlist is a definite beat monster. Great production with a great temp for an in-gym workout or hitting the road for a run.
It doesn’t hurt that the song is named after me either. ;)
Team Fitness Thursday!
“Big things poppin and lil shit stoppin!”
That about sums it up doesn’t it?
Last week was the second week into my training program and unfortunately road blocks were hit.
I had to reschedule two training sessions and, very unfortunately, had to cancel the last two sessions of the week which to me were the most important.
I’d like to be able to place all the blame on the fact that my sports tracker crashed on me and I either spent too much time trying to get it to work or getting frustrated and postponing the workout.
At the end of the day I don’t think I can endorse the Endomondo app anymore. It’s a great tool and the website offers great motivation tools and incentives but the lack of support makes it virtually worthless. Maybe they’ll come up with a fix for the bug in the future but for now I’ll be doing my workouts unaided.
One other thing is clear and I touched on it in previous posts. I can’t rely solely on the ChannelOne training program to prepare myself. I’ve been out of shape far too long to put this much pressure on one training program. I definitely need to up the tempo a bit. I originally intended on just sticking to this one program so I could give a fair review of it at the end but the big picture is meeting my goals and it’s just not possible at the rate I’m going.
This third week of training I’m going to experiment with adding extra cross-training workouts to the program focusing on lower body and core strength. As usual I’ll stop over at mensfitness.com for some tips and find a routine that I can make work for me.
Hopefully by the end of the week I’ll be a sore sweaty lump ready to call it quits. Hopefully I’ll have someone around to tell me to keep going.
Every now and then that comes in handy.
Team Fitness Thursday!!!
Members of the TwitterVerse recognize this sign »> # as a “hashtag”. To normal people it’s a number sign. Tweeps like myself use it to categorize tweets. That being if you wanted to start or join a discussion about running you’d include “#running” in your message. The hashtag changes any alpha string into a clickable link and you’re able to see every other mention of that word.
On twitter, different days have different “trending topics” that are sometimes created with that little number sign thingy. Popular ones are #milfmonday, #tacotuesday, #humpday, #throwbackthursday, etc. I’m purposely leaving out the racier ones in case I ever get some follower under 18.
To everyone else out there Thursdays “TT” or trending topic is usually about drinking, old school music, or showing your butt floss. Can I say “butt floss” on Tumblr? For various reasons I don’t always participate in those topics and when I started getting back into working out I thought to myself, “Why not start something new!”
What I came up with was #teamfitnessthursday. It never caught on but since I’m in with both feet with this marathon business I’m going to push it like AmWay!
It works like this; every Thursday grab your MP3 player and go to your workout playlist. Hit Shuffle and tweet the name and artist of the first song that plays and include the hashtag #teamfitnessthursday. Simple as that.
I’m going to be taking it a step further though and doing an expanded entry here on Tumblr where I post a link to the song or music video and try to explain why it’s in my workout playlist.
I chose today’s song for obvious reasons. I’m running and the name and hook is “I run this bitch, and I’m gon keep running”. Good tempo, catchy, etc. makes for a good pace song playing in my ear.
I gotta get like her!